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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.

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BLM leadership will return to D.C.

By: - December 14, 2021

The Bureau of Land Management Tuesday announced plans to relocate senior leadership positions from its former Grand Junction, Colo., national headquarters back to Washington, D.C. The deputy director for operations will head back to Washington, D.C., joining BLM Director Tracy Stone-Manning and the deputy director for policy and programs, who are already based in the […]

Tribes seek to secure their water rights as Colorado River dries

By: - December 14, 2021

Historically excluded from Colorado River negotiations, tribes are demanding to be included in policy discussions on how the water is managed. Ahead of a conference of the Colorado River Water Users Association in Las Vegas, a group of conservationists and tribal leaders held a press conference on the overuse of water within the Colorado River […]

Officials highlight infrastructure act’s water recycling provisions

By: - December 13, 2021

With President Biden last month signing a historic $1 trillion infrastructure bill into law to fortify roads, bridges and waterways, among other things, Western states stand to gain major water infrastructure investments.  On Sunday, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland joined Nevada Democratic Reps. Susie Lee and Dina Titus in Las Vegas to tout […]

Divided Congress holding back pathway to citizenship for 130,000 in Nevada, study says

By: - December 10, 2021

Under pending bills in Congress four out of five undocumented immigrants in Southern Nevada would be eligible for permanent U.S. residency, but a divided Senate is holding them back. A study released Thursday by the Center for Migration Studies of New York shows in-depth estimates and characteristics of the immigrant populations that would get a […]

Nevada tribes receive housing grant for COVID-19 relief

By: - December 9, 2021

With more than $126 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development going to tribal communities across the country this year, Nevada tribes will see some of the benefits. More than $5 million in Indian Community Block Grant-American Rescue Plan (ICDBG-ARP) grants were awarded to five Tribal communities in Nevada to prevent, prepare […]

Regulators approve $100 million plan for EV charging stations

By: - December 3, 2021

Nevada approved a $100 million effort to build nearly two thousand electric vehicle chargers over the next three years, one of the state’s largest investments to expand charging infrastructure so far. The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada authorized NV Energy to invest in charging infrastructure for electric cars and trucks. The draft plan approved Nov. […]

Nevada families have netted $750 million from child tax credit so far this year

By: - November 30, 2021

Nevada families have received more than $750 million from expanded child tax credit direct payments since the program began in July. More than 595,000 children in Nevada benefited from the credits in November, according to data released by the U.S. Treasury and Internal Revenue Service. In Nevada, $155 million was distributed to 353,000 qualified families, […]

Did Nevada choose employers over workers by paying down UI debt?

By: - November 26, 2021

Businesses in Nevada are being spared higher unemployment insurance taxes as a result of federal coronavirus aid flowing to the state, despite recommendations from the Employment Security Council to increase the state UI tax on employers from 1.65 percent to 2 percent. Lawmakers will be able to hold state UI tax steady for 2022 by […]

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Titus, Horsford reiterate call for Senate to diss parliamentarian’s immigration rulings

By: - November 23, 2021

Legislation passed by House Democrats as part of President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better social spending bill doesn’t include a pathway to citizenship for immigrants, a move Nevada Democratic Reps. Dina Titus and Steven Horsford criticized in a letter. The letter, signed by several Democratic House members, was sent to Senate leadership Monday urging that […]

Horsford joined chorus urging Biden to tap strategic petroleum reserves

By: - November 22, 2021

On the eve of the White House announcing it would do so, Nevada Democratic Rep. Steven Horsford on Monday joined calls urging President Joe Biden to make use of emergency petroleum reserves in an effort to lower gas prices. Tuesday morning, the White House announced the Department of Energy will release of 50 million barrels […]

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While BBB still in the works, ARP gets a start on shoring up child care

By: - November 22, 2021

When Ivy Ward cut back costs for her child care business in Fallon last summer after a sharp drop in enrollment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a federal pandemic relief grant administered by a local non-profit helped keep the center alive. “I don’t know what I would have done without that grant,” Ward said. Those […]

More than 13,000 Nevada kids vaccinated in 1st week of eligibility

By: - November 18, 2021

More than 13,000 Nevada children have been inoculated against COVID-19 in the first week since those aged 5 to 11 became eligible for a shot of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, according to state data. The number represents a fraction of the 277,000 kids in the age range in the state, but it shows the eagerness of some […]