Jeniffer Solis

Jeniffer Solis

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.

Tribe appeals to archeological firm to stop digging at Thacker Pass

By: - April 25, 2022

The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony is asking a California-headquartered archaeological firm to stop digging at a site considered sacred to Nevada tribes. Far Western Anthropological Research Group, Inc., began  excavation work at Thacker Pass this month, an area about 35 miles south of the Oregon-Nevada border. The dig is part of a planned mine by Lithium […]

Sisolak joins Cortez Masto to push back against Biden immigration move

By: - April 21, 2022

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak is joining a handful of moderate Democrats pushing back on President Joe Biden’s plan to roll back a Trump-era immigration policy that prevented asylum-seekers from entering the U.S. Late Wednesday, Sisolak sent a letter to Biden warning that rolling back Title 42 without a detailed plan in place would “create chaos” […]

Dems need to quit hand-wringing and ‘talk about what we did get done,’ Titus says

By: - April 20, 2022

A number of legislative priorities in the Biden Administration appear all but dead, sometimes thanks to a pair of recalcitrant Democratic senators, but overwhelmingly due to Republican opposition. But during a streamed event this week organized by the National Organization for Women, Nevada’s three Democratic members of the House of Representatives said despite the legislative […]

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Despite strong job growth, Nevada unemployment rate still among nation’s highest

By: - April 15, 2022

Amid rising inflation, Nevada continues to have one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation despite a steady growth of jobs in the state. According to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in April, Nevada was among three states with reported March unemployment rates of 5% or more. Nevada tied with Alaska […]

Cortez Masto working on tax credits for battery, rare earth industries

By: - April 15, 2022

Nevada Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto is crafting legislation to give tax credits to  battery and rare earth magnet manufacturers to increase production of materials used in electric vehicles and other technologies, an effort she says would create more jobs in the state’s mineral processing and recycling sector. Members of the Senate Energy and Natural […]

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Cortez Masto takes heat from immigration advocates, GOP for position on Trump-era Title 42 policy

By: - April 8, 2022

Nevada’s Catherine Cortez Masto is among a small group of Senate Democrats opposing the Biden administration’s decision to end a Trump-era policy that essentially shut down America’s asylum system. The battle centers on a rule known as Title 42, which allows U.S. border officials to turn away asylum-seekers at the border by citing the pandemic. […]


Increased Medicaid coverage for immigrants linked to reversal of ‘public charge’ rule

By: - April 7, 2022

Medicaid enrollment among Nevada’s immigrant population has risen dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic, a development officials attribute not only to extended pandemic eligibility during the health emergency, but also to the Biden administration rolling back the Trump-era “public charge” rule that deterred immigrants from seeking medical and housing benefits. During the Trump administration, immigrants who […]

Toad whose habitat is at geothermal project site is emergency listed as endangered

By: - April 4, 2022

A rare Nevada toad at the center of a lawsuit over a geothermal energy project will be granted an emergency listing under the Endangered Species Act, federal wildlife managers said Monday. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the Dixie Valley toad will be temporarily listed as endangered and be provided immediate federal protections […]


Nevada tribes taking advantage of improved voting access

By: - March 31, 2022

Native Americans routinely face persistent and longstanding barriers to voting, but access is improving here in Nevada. In a 54-page report released last week, the Biden administration detailed a number of issues tribal communities face when voting, as well as specific actions policy makers at the federal, state and local levels can take to eliminate […]

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Sagebrush restoration is infrastructure, say bipartisan group of Western senators

By: - March 29, 2022

Nevada Sen. Jacky Rosen is calling on Interior Secretary Deb Haaland to fund sagebrush restoration in the American West in an effort to boost wildfire mitigation efforts, create jobs, and support the regional economy. On Tuesday Rosen, a Democrat, and Idaho Republican Sen. Mike Crapo led a group of Western Senators who urged Haaland to […]

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Cortez Masto asks IRS to help combat higher gas prices

By: - March 25, 2022

Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto is calling on the Internal Revenue Service to help lower costs for people who use their cars for business and medical purposes. Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet and Cortez Masto, both Democrats, wrote the IRS Friday requesting that the federal tax agency increase the standard mileage rate used to deduct their […]

Climate change has made allergy season longer and more intense, researchers find

By: - March 22, 2022

By the end of the century, allergy season could start 40 days earlier and last 19 days longer due to climate change — potentially increasing the pollen count by 250% and making allergies far more intense, new research shows. According to a study published in Nature Communications last week, as temperatures get hotter, trees, grasses, […]