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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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Swamp cedar protection bill approved over state objections, supporters urge governor to sign it

By: - May 21, 2021

A bill that would strengthen protections for the swamp cedars in the Spring Valley area of White Pine County considered sacred to Shoshone tribes has passed both chambers of the Nevada Legislature. Now tribes and others supporting the legislation are urging Gov. Steve Sisolak to sign it into law. Assembly Bill 171 would make it […]

ARP saves the day for RTC

By: - May 18, 2021

The American Rescue Plan will provide U.S. public transit agencies more than $30 billion to keep buses and trains moving. About $303 million in federal aid will go to the largest public transit agency in Nevada. With the new federal aid, The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) will be able to restore service […]

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Feds agree to decide if wildflower is endangered by end of month

By: - May 17, 2021

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agreed to make a determination on the listing of a rare Nevada wildflower as an endangered species by the end of the month. Monday’s announcement comes after a federal judge on April 21 ordered the Fish and Wildlife Service to make a determination on the listing within 30 days.  […]

Ford, other battleground state AGs, call on U.S. Senate to pass voting rights bill

By: - May 13, 2021

Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford joined with three other Democratic attorneys general Wednesday to urge the U.S. Senate to pass a major voting rights measure, S.R. 1, the For the People Act. Ford joined the Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel in a press call […]

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Ford condemns Instagram for kids

By: - May 11, 2021

Attorneys general from 44 states and territories are urging Facebook to abandon its plans to create a version of Instagram for children under 13. In a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the National Association of Attorneys General cited mental health and privacy concerns of children “who are not equipped to navigate the challenges” of […]

Nevada falls short in early childhood education, report finds

By: - April 26, 2021

Nevada ranked 40th nationally in access to state-funded preschool in the 2019-20 school year, according to a new report, but the state also saw an increase in enrollment and a significant increase in spending. Nevada spent $19.7 million on preschool last school year — an $11.7 million increase over the previous year — but publicly […]

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Judge gives feds 30 days to decide if wildflower is endangered

By: - April 21, 2021

A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to make a determination on the listing of a rare Nevada wildflower as an endangered species within the next 30 days. The order comes after the Center for Biological Diversity, a conservation group, sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Bureau of Land […]

Drought, demands on groundwater making water law even more contentious

By: - April 20, 2021

Water law adjudication, already a complicated field, will only become more so because of the climate crisis, extended droughts, and increasing demand for groundwater in Nevada, the Supreme Court was told last week. The court Friday held its first meeting for the newly created commission to study the adjudication of water law cases. Members of […]

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Attorneys general warn against sale of fake COVID vaccine cards

By: - April 19, 2021

As immunizations continue to be administered into millions of arms across the country, cybercriminals are looking to cash in on fake vaccination cards, supported by those who don’t want the shot. Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford, along with dozens of other state attorneys general, called on OfferUp, an online mobile marketplace, to prevent fraudulent or […]

$4B headed to Indian Country to help fight COVID-19

By: - April 16, 2021

On Friday, the White House announced it will invest more than $4 billion to combat COVID-19 in Indian Country. Funding comes from the American Rescue Plan and is meant to expand COVID-19 vaccinations, testing and treatment. The investment will also help increase preventative health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives at higher risk for […]

Nevada food insecurity projected to remain among nation’s highest

By: - April 16, 2021

Food insecurity in Nevada ranks among the most severe in the nation, and is on track to remain above pre-pandemic levels through 2021, according to a recent report from a national nonprofit network of food banks. The spread of the novel coronavirus and the resulting economic recession ended years of declining rates of food insecurity […]

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Nevada among cascade of states pausing use of J&J vaccine

By: - April 13, 2021

The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services paused the use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday after reports of potentially dangerous blood clots in order to protect “the health and safety of all Nevadans.” Nevada was among a cascade of states announcing Tuesday they would heed a federal recommendation and halt any […]