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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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Bill would make Clark County Commission bigger

By: - March 6, 2019

Has Clark County outgrown its county commission? A bill that would increase the Clark County Commission from seven members to nine was presented during a Senate government affairs committee meeting Wednesday. Currently, state law specifies that in counties with a population of 700,000 or more, county commissioners serve on a board of seven. SB127 would […]

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Nevada joins lawsuit to protect Title X

By: - March 5, 2019

Attorney General Aaron Ford is joining 19 states and the District of Columbia in filing a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Trump Administration’s new “gag rule” which opponents argue would significantly restrict access to reproductive health services including cancer screening and contraception. The controversial policy change prohibits health care professionals in most instances from […]

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Lee votes with GOP on ICE amendment

By: - March 5, 2019

Nevada Rep. Susie Lee was one of 26 House Democrats to vote for a background check amendment that would alert Immigration and Customs Enforcement if an undocumented immigrant attempts to purchase a firearm. The amendment was part of the “Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019”  a bill Democrats have called the most significant gun control […]

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Castro campaigns in Nevada, vows to make housing a top priority

By: - March 1, 2019

Campaigning in Southern Nevada Thursday, Julián Castro — the former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under Barack Obama — vowed to make housing policy a focus of his bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Castro is considered an underdog in the 2020 election, especially compared to candidates Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, […]

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Proposed legislation messes with senior water rights

By: - February 28, 2019

Northern Nevada farmers, local government officials, environmentalists and tribes converged on Carson City Wednesday to oppose several bills they believe would weaken senior water rights and facilitate the controversial Las Vegas groundwater pipeline. The Southern Nevada Water Authority which hopes to build the water pumping and piping project, declared itself neutral on the bill — […]

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Nevada bill would bypass “antiquated” electoral college

By: - February 27, 2019

A stark divide in electoral political partisanship was on display Tuesday at an Assembly committee hearing on a bill to guarantee the state’s Electoral College votes go to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote. Assembly Bill 186, titled “National Popular Vote Compact,” proposes Nevada join an interstate compact with other states that […]

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Harris bringing campaign to Las Vegas Friday

By: - February 26, 2019

Presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris will hold a town hall meeting at Canyon Springs High School in Las Vegas on Friday from 4:00 p.m to 5:30 p.m. The senator from neighboring California is widely viewed as one of the front-runners for the nomination. Another candidate, Obama administration Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, was […]

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Dollar stores overlooked in food desert discussions, says study

By: - February 25, 2019

A study by UNLV researchers argues that non-traditional food markets like dollar discount stores may help bridge disparities in food access for low-income residents. Researchers of the study urge outreach programs that aid low-income populations in food deserts to consider partnering with dollar-discount stores like 99 Cents Only Stores and Family Dollars in their efforts to […]

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Brown brings his union message to a union town

By: - February 24, 2019

Sherrod Brown’s politics emphasize the Democratic Party’s long alliance with organized labor, and the Ohio senator is a consistent critic of policies that put “Wall Street over workers.” But the workers in the room he spoke to as part of his “Dignity Of Work” tour in Las Vegas Saturday, rather than being the factory workers […]

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Uber, Lyft pounding Southern Nevada public transit revenue

By: - February 22, 2019

  Ridesharing apps have dramatically cut revenue for public transit in the city, leaving difficult decisions for the future of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada. RTC General Manager Tina Quigley said in a Joint Meeting of the Senate and Assembly Growth and Infrastructure committees Thursday that while RTC supports ride-sharing companies offering additional […]

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Hearing aids, diapers, lead poisoning among issues addressed in child health bill

By: - February 20, 2019

A wide-ranging bill addressing a number of children’s health issues was heard before the state Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor Wednesday. Senate Bill 90 would require health insurance plans to cover the cost of hearing aids for children; revise requirements for testing children for lead; provide vouchers to purchase diapers, and provide grants to […]

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“Vaccine hesitancy” hindering Nevada’s response to outbreaks

By: - February 20, 2019

Anti-vaccine activists packed a hearing Tuesday to oppose a bill designed to help health officials track unvaccinated students in case of a disease outbreak. Two hours of testimony from parents, grandparents and anti-vax leaders— which ranged from indignant and pleading to tearful and angry — dominated public comments at the Assembly Education Committee hearing, with […]