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Jeniffer Solis

Jeniffer Solis

Reporter | Jeniffer was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada where she attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas before graduating in 2017 with a B.A in Journalism and Media Studies. While at UNLV she was a senior staff writer for the student newspaper, the UNLV Scarlet and Gray Free Press, and a news reporter for KUNV 91.5 FM, covering everything from the Route 91 shooting to UNLV housing. She has also contributed to the UNLV News Center and worked as a production engineer for several KUNV broadcasts before joining the Nevada Current. She’s an Aries.

Not just P-EBT: Multiple federal programs have provided food assistance during pandemic

By: - January 24, 2022

Over the past year, Nevadans have struggled to feed themselves and their families, a challenge that was only complicated by rising food prices, continued high unemployment, and school meal disruptions brought on by the pandemic.   Nevada was ranked eighth among states with the highest projected overall food insecurity rate per household for 2021 at 15.2%, […]

Food insecurity during pandemic prompts tribes to bolster food sovereignty

By: - January 21, 2022

Almost half of Native American and Alaska Native survey respondents have experienced food insecurity during the pandemic, according to a new report released by Native-led food research organizations.  Among American Indian and Alaska Native respondents, the survey found that nearly half (48%) indicated that sometimes or often during the pandemic the food in their household didn’t […]

Tribe one step closer to permanent protection of sacred site

By: - January 18, 2022

The Fort Mojave Indian Tribe is one step closer to permanently protecting a sacred swath of land in Nevada after gaining congressional support to designate the landscape as a National Monument.  Last week, Nevada Rep. Dina Titus sent a letter to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announcing her intention to write a bill to designate Spirit […]

Utah groundwater project draws ire from Nevada officials and tribal leaders

By: - January 13, 2022

Utah had one of the driest and warmest years on record in 2021. Now one Utah county  plans to pipe water from aquifers underlying the Utah-Nevada border to compensate for drying local aquifers, a move that concerns some tribes and water officials in Nevada counties. The proposed Pine Valley Water Supply Project would pipe water […]

Nevada will miss greenhouse gas emission goals at current pace, state report says

By: - January 11, 2022

Nevada is missing its targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions and is even seeing a reverse of progress, with increased emissions in the transportation, industrial, and residential and commercial sectors. The state’s latest emissions report warns the state is not on track to meet its 2030 goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions if no additional […]

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Ford joins state AGs warning that Republicans are imperiling democracy

By: - January 6, 2022

Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford joined other Democratic AGs to draw attention to actions they say are threatening voting rights. Ford spoke during a joint Zoom call with attorney generals from Wisconsin, Delaware and Colorado who all highlighted what they consider “continued attempts to undermine election results,” led by Republicans who continue to repeat false […]

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Judge grants pause on geothermal construction near sacred hot springs, rare toad habitat

By: - January 4, 2022

A Nevada tribe succeeded Tuesday in getting a district judge to temporarily pause construction of a planned geothermal energy project near the Dixie Meadows Hot Springs, a site considered sacred to the tribe. U.S District Judge Robert Clive Jones granted a 90-day pause that will temporarily prevent construction of the Dixie Meadows geothermal energy project, […]

Tribe works to keep home of endangered fish free of invasive species

By: - January 3, 2022

A small, unassuming two-inch mussel could stall the comeback of Nevada’s threatened Lahontan cutthroat trout and endangered cui-ui sucker, but the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, long time steward of the lake, has made it a mission to prevent invasive species from establishing themselves in the lake. The Lahontan cutthroat trout were believed to have gone […]

Horsford calls on Senate to work through holiday and pass voting rights bill

By: - December 21, 2021

While Senate Democrats are figuring out their next moves after Sen. Joe Manchin’s declaration that he can’t support the Build Back Better Act as written, the Senate should stay in session over the holidays and pass a voting rights bill, Nevada Democratic Rep. Steven Horsford said in Las Vegas Monday. “The Senate needs to cancel […]

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Tribe sues to protect sacred hot springs, rare desert toad’s habitat

By: - December 20, 2021

Tribal leaders and a conservation group have joined forces to sue the U.S. Bureau of Land Management over its approval of a geothermal energy project, which they say would damage a nearby spring considered sacred to tribes and endanger a rare desert toad. In a suit filed last week the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe in Churchill […]

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Rosen highlights Nevada components of defense, tourism bills

By: - December 16, 2021

The Nevada National Security Site, a.k.a. the test site, will get an extra $135 million in the massive defense authorization bill  the Senate passed Wednesday. The House already passed the $770 billion bill. And under separate legislation, the Commerce Department will get a new assistant secretary focused on tourism. Those were some of the legislative […]

Health District reports first Nevada omicron case in Clark County resident

By: - December 14, 2021

State health officials have detected the first known case of the omicron variant in the state.  On Tuesday, the Southern Nevada Health District said the variant was found in a woman from Clark County in her mid-20s who was fully-vaccinated but had not received a booster dose of the vaccine. The health department did not […]