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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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Horsford tapped as senior Whip

By: - February 19, 2019

Nevada Rep. Steven Horsford has been tapped to serve as a senior Whip for the 116th Congress. Senior Whips in the House meet on an ongoing basis throughout the session to debate key issues and help shape policy. Along with the party’s leader, they’re also expected to bring in diverse perspectives to the “Whip Operation” […]

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Sisolak signs gun background check law

By: - February 15, 2019

Gov. Steve Sisolak signed a bill Friday to close a loophole that allows gun buyers to avoid background checks by going through unlicensed gun sellers. Sisolak described the expanded gun background check bill as “a long-overdue, common-sense measure that will make Nevada safer and has the power to save lives from gun violence.” Democratic lawmakers fast-tracked […]

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Immigration advocates still want answers from sheriff about ICE

By: - February 14, 2019

Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo claims he directed his officers not to place immigration holds on undocumented immigrants with only low-level traffic bench warrants last year, but activists are demanding proof. Lombardo in a tweeted statement Wednesday said the policy changed sometime “last year.” Please see below for my 287g response. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/FkatxBCfEO — […]

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$10 million sought to alleviate Nevada food deserts

By: - February 12, 2019

Democratic Assemblyman William McCurdy plans to ask the Legislature for $10 million to start a fund he hopes will attract grocery stores to underserved urban and rural communities. McCurdy said his aim with the bill, which is still being drafted, is to stimulate private investment in low-income neighborhoods to alleviate if not eliminate food deserts — […]

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Ford joins multistate effort to protect TPS holders

By: - February 8, 2019

Attorney General Aaron Ford joined a coalition of state attorneys general Thursday urging Congress to pass legislation protecting foreign nationals who face possible deportation after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security terminated their federal Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations. Before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Ford is among 22 attorneys general, […]

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Segerblom, advocates tell Metro to come clean about ICE

By: - February 8, 2019

Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom joined immigration advocates Thursday to demand answers from Sheriff Joseph Lombardo about Metro’s use of a controversial immigration enforcement program that critics say is ruining livelihoods and tearing families apart in Southern Nevada. Last Thursday, representatives of Las Vegas immigrant and civil rights groups filed an open records request with […]

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Ford seeks help from Ninth Circuit to prevent plutonium shipments

By: - February 7, 2019

Coming in the wake of an announcement by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that it had shipped a half-ton of weapons-grade plutonium into the state sometime last year, Attorney General Aaron Ford announced Thursday that his office has filed a motion in federal District Court to prevent future shipments to the state, pending an […]

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Horsford reacts to Trump SOTU threats with bill

By: - February 6, 2019

During his State of the Union address, President Donald Trump dug in on the border security fight, showing little willingness to compromise on his demand for a border wall that led to a government shutdown. Federal agencies could be shuttered again by presidential edict if lawmakers can’t reach a deal by their Feb. 15 deadline, […]

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Here’s who Nevada lawmakers are taking to the State of the Union, and why

By: - February 5, 2019

Each member of Congress gets at least one ticket for a guest to the president’s State of the Union address, and Nevada lawmakers are eager to leverage their plus-ones to send a political message. From federal workers affected by the shutdown to Nevadans with pre-existing conditions and immigration advocates, Nevada Democrats are leaning into the […]

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AG Ford files motion to defend ACA in federal lawsuit

By: - February 1, 2019

Nevada is seeking to intervene in a federal lawsuit to defend the Affordable Care Act after a Texas judge declared it unconstitutional.  Nevada hopes to join the District of Columbia and 16 other states that have already opposed the decision from the Texas federal court. In the motion filed on behalf of the State of Nevada, […]

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Nevada Democrats continue to push against secret plutonium shipment

By: - February 1, 2019

Democratic lawmakers sent a joint letter to the Department of Energy seeking additional information on the transport of one-half metric ton of weapons-grade plutonium to Nevada. The letter comes a day after a federal judge denied a preliminary injunction by Nevada officials to prevent further plutonium shipments to the state. In the letter lawmakers urge the DOE […]

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Nevada ranks ninth nationwide in racial economic disparity, study says

By: - February 1, 2019

Nevada ranks ninth nationwide in economic racial disparity, according to Prosperity Now, a public policy think tank focused on economic opportunity for low-income families and communities in the United States. This week, the Washington, DC-based nonprofit released a scorecard ranking all 50 states and the District of Columbia on the prosperity of their residents. The data reveals […]