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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.

Nevada’s Native communities face worsening access to clean water, plumbing

By: - September 8, 2022

For nearly seven years the Walker River Paiute Tribe has requested federal funds to repair a faltering sewage system on their reservation. It was only after the $110 billion infrastructure bill passed earlier this year that the project was finally promised funding.  “That’s always the problem, they can’t find funding,” said Alan Roberts, the public […]

Nevada set to receive $14 million in multistate JUUL settlement

By: - September 6, 2022

After a two year multistate investigation into the vaping company JUUL Labs Inc. the e-cigarette giant has agreed to pay $438.5 million to 34 states and territories, including Nevada. Nevada will receive more than $14 million from Juul Labs Inc.   State Attorney General Aaron Ford signed onto the investigation of JUUL’s marketing and sales practices […]

BLM’s rediscovery of massacre site renews calls for halt of lithium mine project

By: - September 6, 2022

According to oral tradition, Thacker Pass — an area nestled between the Double H and Montana Mountains in Northern Nevada — was named Peehee mu’huh, or rotten moon, by the Paiute people for its crescent shape and the 31 men, women, and children who were massacred there by government soldiers in 1865. Part of that […]

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NV families to start getting USDA summer child food benefits this month

By: - September 1, 2022

Starting this month, Nevada is set to begin distributing a popular federal free food funding program designed to replace meals children missed at school and child care because of pandemic-related closures. The state will distribute summer Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer payments, or P-EBT throughout September, October and November. Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of […]

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Latino voters shift attention towards crime, abortion, survey says

By: - August 30, 2022

As political hopefuls in Nevada court Latino voters, a new poll shows a shift in some of the long-running priorities among the Latino electorate heading into the 2022 midterm elections. The poll, conducted for UnidosUs by BSP Research, found that while inflation, the economy, and jobs remain top of mind for Latinos in Nevada, abortion […]

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Nevada officials weigh in against case that threatens to erode Indian Child Welfare Act

By: - August 29, 2022

Several Nevada lawmakers, tribes, and state leaders are urging the U.S. Supreme Court in an amicus brief to reject a challenge to the federal Indian Child Welfare Act, saying that disturbing the law would damage Native American families and could ripple through other important aspects of Native American law. The Indian Child Welfare Act of […]

Sisolak calls on feds to step up river basin management, but ‘no need’ to slow growth

By: - August 24, 2022

Nevada Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak called on states along the Colorado River and the federal government to do more to conserve water in response to a worsening drought in the West. On Wednesday, during a tour of Southern Nevada Water Authority’s low lake level pumping station at Lake Mead, Sisolak echoed statements made earlier this […]

Feds nudge Nevada minnow toward endangered species status

By: - August 23, 2022

The Fish Lake Valley tui chub may gain federal protection after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Monday it will consider listing the species as endangered. Following a three month review the service found that listing the rare desert minnow under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 “may be warranted.” The agency announced its […]

NV health officials warn everyone is vulnerable to monkeypox

By: - August 23, 2022

Health officials in Nevada are now working to boost messaging and vaccinations for those most likely to contract monkeypox after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared the virus a public health emergency. Earlier this month, DHHS Secretary Xavier Bercerra acknowledged the ongoing monkeypox outbreak as a public health emergency, a move that […]

Citing Nevada’s example, Cortez Masto calls on feds to make other states conserve water

By: - August 23, 2022

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto joined state water officials Monday to demand immediate federal action on the Colorado River water crisis as Nevada faces its second year of mandatory water cuts. Last week, federal officials announced that Nevada would lose about 8% of its water allocation, or 25,000 acre-feet of water, starting January 2023 as a […]

Protecting endangered species by relocating them?

By: - August 19, 2022

Wildlife officials are proposing an ambitious policy to protect plants and animals from climate change: by moving threatened species to greener pastures. In June, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed a change to the Endangered Species Act that would allow federally protected plants and animals to be introduced in areas where they’ve never lived […]

More water cuts for lower Colorado River Basin states

By: - August 16, 2022

Nevada and Arizona are facing a second year of mandatory water cuts as drought and climate change threatens the river’s flow, federal officials announced Tuesday. Under the cuts, Nevada will lose about 8% of its allocation, or 25,000 acre-feet of water, starting January 2023 as a stopgap solution to stabilize water levels at Lake Mead. […]