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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 goes blue, elects Sisolak, Rosen

By: , and - November 7, 2018

The blue wave that failed to wash over America showed up in Nevada, albeit a few hours late. Democrats Steve Sisolak and Jacky Rosen defeated Republicans Adam Laxalt and Dean Heller. Sisolak’s victory marked the first time in 24 years a Nevada Democrat has won a race for governor. Heller’s defeat marked the first time […]

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Horsford, Lee win open U.S. House seats

By: , and - November 7, 2018

Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives in Tuesday’s election, and the new majority will include three Democrats from Nevada. In what was considered the most competitive of Nevada’s House races, Susie Lee defeated Republican perennial candidate Danny Tarkanian in the 3rd congressional district. It was Tarkanian’s second consecutive loss in the district. […]

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Early voting meets Día de los Muertos

By: - November 2, 2018

The last two days of early voting line up with the popular Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos, and as they pray for and remember family members who have died, some Nevada Latinos are also keeping an eye on a midterm election that, thanks to Donald Trump, has taken an ugly anti-immigrant turn. “I don’t […]

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Tribes get their own polling places, some for the first time

By: - October 31, 2018

Before the 2016 general election, members of the Pyramid Lake Paiute and Walker River Paiute tribes filed suit against Nevada, Washoe County and Mineral County for failing to provide adequate early voting and Election Day polling locations on their reservations. A U.S district judge found that the lawsuit would likely succeed under the Voting Rights […]

Kristee Watson

Democratic women team up to make legislative gains

By: - October 26, 2018

State Assembly District 22 is a red-leaning district.  Kristee Watson, 36, wants to turn it blue, by defeating Republican opponent Melissa Hardy Nov. 6. The seat is currently held by Republican Keith Pickard, who is running for state senate, and whose yard signs line the street near Watson’s phone bank location. The phone bank is […]

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Sanders rallies for Rosen, against “billionaires buying elections”

By: - October 26, 2018

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, the progressive provocateur who energized young voters in his 2016 Presidential campaign, rallied Thursday alongside Rep. Jacky Rosen and other Nevada Democrats urging voters to turn the state blue. “In a week and a half there is the most important midterm election in the modern history of this county, and what […]

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Question 4: The quietest constitutional amendment

By: - October 23, 2018

Voters approved a state constitutional amendment to exempt medical devices from sales tax the first time in 2016. Amendments must be approved twice to take effect, and that seems likely to happen this year. The measure was supported by more than 70 percent of voters two years ago. That helps explain why Question 4 has […]

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Obama: “When you vote, good things happen”

By: and - October 22, 2018

In 2012, when Barack Obama and Mitt Romney were on the ballot, more than a million Nevadans voted in the general election, and Obama won the state. In 2014, when no presidential candidates were on the ballot, roughly half as many Nevadans turned out to vote, and Democrats were crushed. In 2016, Democrats turned out, […]

Immigration

Nevada distinctly vulnerable to census citizenship question

By: - October 19, 2018

A 2020 U.S. Census undercount could have potentially large ripple effects for everything the census determines — from how congressional seats are distributed around the country to where hundreds of billions of federal dollars are spent. And Nevada could be especially at risk. The Commerce Department, at the Justice Department’s request, has approved a question […]

Nevada Children’s Report Card: F-, F, F-, F

By: - October 11, 2018

Nevada received an overall “F” grade for education – again — according to the 2018 Nevada Children’s Report Card released this week by the Children’s Advocacy Alliance (CAA). The key areas most in need of improvements, according to the report, are school readiness, student achievement, high school completion, and funding. School Readiness: F- Nevada is […]

SNAP and Medicaid around here

GOP food stamp bill could force state to hire 900 people

By: - October 11, 2018

The farm bill that passed the U.S. House in July would throw an estimated 13,000 Nevadans off the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)— more commonly known as food stamps — while forcing the state to hire as many as 900 more case managers to administer new work and training requirements. The legislation, currently stalled in the Senate, […]

Sacred water run

Indigenous runners fight to protect water, culture

By: - October 8, 2018

This story spans 29 years, 300 miles, and the growth of a thirsty city in a desert. The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA), on a mission to find water to accommodate growth in Southern Nevada, believes pumping groundwater from rural Nevada and piping it to Southern Nevada is essential due to Colorado River shortages that […]