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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.

Child tax credits brings Nevada families more than $600 million since July

By: - November 2, 2021

Nevada families have received more than $600 million from expanded child tax credit direct payments since the program began in July. In October, more than 590,000 children in Nevada benefited from the credits, according to data released by the U.S. Treasury and Internal Revenue Service.  Nationwide, more than $15 billion in advance child tax credit […]

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Broader tribal sovereignty at stake in federal Indian Child Welfare Act case

By: - October 26, 2021

A federal law to protect Native families from being separated is on a likely path to the Supreme Court where the 41-year-old law could be upended, threatening tribal sovereignty. And while child welfare is the specific issue at the heart of the case, tribal advocates fear the real goal of the deep-pocketed effort to overturn […]

Horsford, Titus join calls for Senate to overrule parliamentarian on immigration

By: - October 22, 2021

Whether millions of immigrants living in the U.S. get a path to citizenship is resting on the decision of one “un-elected official” — the Senate parliamentarian.  At least that’s the criticism shared in a letter signed to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer by Nevada House Representatives Dina Titus and Steven Horsford. The letter urges Vice […]

Immigrants implore Democrats to ‘keep their promises’ on immigration

By: - October 18, 2021

In September, Fransis Garcia traveled all the way to the nation’s capital from Las Vegas to call on Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform through the budget reconciliation process. But before she could join a scheduled march, the U.S. Senate parliamentarian rejected the effort. On the night of Sunday Sept. 19, Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough […]

Feds, state both looking to protect workers from extreme heat 

By: - October 14, 2021

Heat is the nation’s leading cause of weather-related deaths, and heat waves are becoming more intense and more frequent as the planet warms, especially in the Southwest.  Now the Biden administration is planning to implement new federal measures to keep workers safe from extreme heat after unprecedented heat waves in the Pacific Northwest left hundreds […]

Report tallies number of days with elevated air pollution in Nevada

By: - October 6, 2021

The Las Vegas metropolitan area experienced 96 days of elevated air pollution in 2020, according to a report from the Environment Nevada Research & Policy Center, Frontier Group, and the U.S. PIRG Education Fund. In the report, “Trouble in the Air: Millions of Americans Breathed Polluted Air in 2020,” researchers reviewed Environmental Protection Agency records […]

Report tracks federal response to human trafficking in Nevada

By: - October 5, 2021

The Human Trafficking Institute  released its 2020 State Reports Monday, which provide an overview of 2020 federal human trafficking prosecutions in all 50 states. The report does not capture data from state prosecutions, state civil suits, or unreported human trafficking cases. The group notes that its findings are not a prevalence estimate of human trafficking […]

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Nevada families getting more money on their P-EBT cards

By: - October 5, 2021

Nevada families who relied on the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) card, which previously provided a one-time additional benefit for students receiving free and reduced-price meals, are now receiving another round of food aid for the 2021-22 school year. The first set of additional benefits went out September 14-23.  A second set of benefits will […]

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USFWS confirms it will list flower on proposed lithium mine site as endangered

By: - October 2, 2021

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said on Friday it’s planning to list a rare Nevada wildflower as an endangered species, dealing a blow to a planned lithium mine in the flower’s only known habitat. After determining the Tiehm’s buckwheat could face extinction throughout all of its range without federal protections, the agency submitted a […]

Programs, funding aim to ease Indian Health Service provider shortage

By: - October 1, 2021

The Indian Health Service (IHS) has pulled together bipartisan support from Congress to recruit and hire more health care workers for understaffed clinics and hospitals in tribal nations. A quarter of all positions for physicians, nurses and other care providers at IHS facilities are vacant, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), meaning more than […]

Feds slap fines on Thacker Pass protestors

By: - September 29, 2021

Since January, protestors have set up camp about 35 miles south of the Oregon-Nevada border. Now two of the campers involved have been fined nearly $50,000 by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for trespassing. The camp is part of several efforts by conservationists and Native American organizers to stop plans by the Canadian firm […]

Ford, delegation join Democratic chorus criticizing treatment of Haitian migrants

By: - September 24, 2021

Nevada’s attorney general and Democrats in the state’s congressional delegation have joined the chorus of criticism directed at the White House from President Joe Biden’s own party over treatment of Haitian migrants at the U.S. southern border. On Thursday, Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford joined a coalition of 17 attorneys general in sending a letter […]