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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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Feds list rare NV wildflower, Tiehm’s buckwheat, as endangered

By: - December 14, 2022

A rare desert wildflower known to only grow in Nevada has been listed as endangered and will be protected under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Wednesday. Tiehm’s buckwheat’s entire global population grows on about 10 acres of land in the Silver Peak Range of Esmeralda County. The listing also […]

Geothermal developer shrinks plans after toad’s endangered listing

By: - December 12, 2022

A Nevada-based renewable energy company plans to significantly shrink the size of a planned geothermal power plant in order to ease federal criticisms of its potential impacts on an endangered toad. Earlier this month, federal wildlife managers announced the Dixie Valley toad, a species unique to Nevada, would be listed as endangered and provided permanent […]

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Nevada delegation teams up to expand Fallon bombing range

By: - December 8, 2022

Nevada lawmakers have secured legislation that would nearly triple the size of a Naval air station bombing range near Fallon. The bill is set to be included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), an annual appropriations bill that must pass in order to fund the military, and will grant the Navy’s request for nearly […]

Feds seek to hasten clean energy development on public lands in the West

By: - December 7, 2022

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland on Monday announced new steps to accelerate solar energy development on federal land in the West, a move that could further incentivize renewable energy development on Nevada’s vast public lands. During a visit to the Sonoran Solar Energy Project in Arizona – a project on public lands expected to […]

Feds list Dixie Valley toad, found only in Nevada, as endangered

By: - December 1, 2022

A rare Nevada toad at the center of a lawsuit over a geothermal energy project will be listed under the Endangered Species Act, federal wildlife managers said Thursday. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the Dixie Valley toad will be listed as endangered and provided permanent federal protections. The toad was protected under a […]

Three Nevada tribes awarded more than $11M for high-speed internet

By: - December 1, 2022

Three Nevada tribes will receive $11.6 million for high-speed internet in the latest round of “internet for all” grants, federal officials announced Wednesday. The funding will directly connect more than 800 homes on tribal lands in Nevada to high-speed internet, improving access to education, jobs, and healthcare on tribal lands. During the White House Tribal […]

Biden moves Avi Kwa Ame a step closer to monument status

By: - November 30, 2022

President Joe Biden on Wednesday pledged to designate Avi Kwa Ame in southern Nevada as the state’s fourth national monument. The move was part of a series of commitments made by the Biden administration to strengthen relationships and consultation between the federal government and First Nations. “There’s so much more that we’re going to do […]

Nye County chaos cut into Yomba Shoshone voting access 

By: - November 23, 2022

Disorganization and miscommunication in Nye County following the appointment of election denier Mark Kampf as the county’s top election clerk resulted in a botched and chaotic election week for the Yomba Shoshone Tribe.  It wasn’t until the Friday before Election Day that Kampf agreed to establish a polling location on the tribe’s reservation, despite an […]

Shift to even-year LV City Council election results in female majority, and way more voters

By: - November 17, 2022

It’s been four years since Nevada became the first state with a female majority Legislature.  Although not as pronounced this election year as in 2020, women have persistently held the advantage in judicial elections in Southern Nevada.  And last week, women won both open seats on the Las Vegas City Council. Former Republican Assemblywoman Francis […]

Fiore goes down with other election deniers, Conine clinches second-term

By: - November 11, 2022

An endorsement from former President Donald Trump was not enough to lead Republican firebrand Michele Fiore to victory in a  midterm that saw election deniers go down in flames nationwide. Leading Fiore by more than 10,000 votes on Friday, Democratic Nevada State Treasurer incumbent Zach Conine issued a statement declaring victory. “I am humbled that […]

Leading by 46k votes, Ford declares victory, Chattah leaves Twitter

By: and - November 10, 2022

Nevadans have apparently rejected a vocal Trumpian personality, selecting Democratic incumbent Attorney General Aaron Ford over Republican challenger Sigal Chattah. Leading Chattah 51% to 46% in counted votes as of Thursday, Ford issued a statement declaring victory while Chattah deleted her campaign Twitter account. Ford was one of several Democrats nationwide to survive a midterm that […]

County sets Saturday goal for counting ‘majority’ of remaining ballots, says Trump should hush

By: - November 10, 2022

Clark County officials Thursday condemned accusations made by former President Donald Trump who claimed, without evidence, that Nevada’s election process was “corrupt.” County officials added that the majority of the 50,000 outstanding mail-in ballots left in Clark County will likely be counted by Saturday. During a press conference on the status of outstanding mail ballots, […]