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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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Flu season was nasty this year. Did you have paid sick leave?

By: - June 25, 2018

This flu season – October through May –  was brutal in Southern Nevada. Sixty people died from the flu, according to the Southern Nevada Health District – compared to only nine flu-related deaths the previous season. There were a total of 1,345 confirmed cases and 975 hospitalizations. Last season there were 689 cases and 454 […]

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Warren links immigration to values in Las Vegas

By: - June 24, 2018

On Saturday two opposing political forces held events on opposite sides of Las Vegas. In Henderson, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren held a fundraising event for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Jacky Rosen at Lovelady Brewing Company while President Trump attended a fundraiser for Rosen’s opponent, Sen. Dean Heller, at the Suncoast Hotel and Casino. Outside […]

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Sisolak to Laxalt: Tell Trump to stop it

By: , and - June 19, 2018

Several Republicans on the Nevada ballot this fall began to break their silence Monday about the prison-like camps holding immigrant children separated from their parents at the southern border. However, they did not call for the Trump administration to immediately end its family separation policy. Instead, echoing the president, Nevada Republican candidates suggested that the […]

Mass shooting survivors seek protections under visa program

By: - June 14, 2018

About 20 minutes after Maritza King Gutierrez’s work break, the gunfire started. She recalls people falling around her, some throwing themselves on the floor, others running. Parents with children fled into the bathrooms Gutierrez was in charge of cleaning with their children. Men held the doors outside, shielding their wives and children inside, she said. […]

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Horsford gets a rematch

By: - June 12, 2018

“It’s not just about Trump,” Steven Horsford said Tuesday night. Horsford defeated a crowded field of Democrats to get a chance to win back the congressional seat he lost four years ago. And he’ll be running against the same opponent: Former congressman Cresent Hardy also won his Republican primary Tuesday. Horsford was the first African-American […]

A space for trans queer Latinx

By: - June 10, 2018

Attendees drift through the door of the Make the Road Nevada office on Bonanza Road and start personalizing their space. A Mexican themed pride flag is on the wall, the iconic eagle eating a rattlesnake perched on top a prickly pear cactus, a spectrum of color on either side. It’s pinned between a painted tapestry […]

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Indigenous people stepping up their opposition to ‘water grab’

By: - June 8, 2018

Indigenous people are gearing up to fight the next round in a long battle against Southern Nevada’s thirst for other people’s water. Members of several tribes, including the Navajo and the Southern Shoshoni, met in Las Vegas this week to discuss how to step up their opposition to the massive groundwater pumping and piping project […]

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Unhealthy and unregulated: Conditions in local shelters draw complaints

By: - June 6, 2018

The Shade Tree Shelter in Las Vegas has a unique mission, describing itself as “the only 24-hour accessible shelter designed specifically to meet the needs of women and children in Southern Nevada.” But women and children staying at the shelter have also been exposed to excessive black mold, suffering respiratory related illnesses as a result, […]

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DA primary reflects Democrats in transition

By: and - June 5, 2018

In the 1980s, a group of centrists, including a young governor from Arkansas named Bill Clinton, formed the Democratic Leadership Council. Its goal was to shift the party to the right, and away from a declining political left that had suffered Richard Nixon’s landslide victory over George McGovern in 1972, and then found itself no […]

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Fines & fees sent nursing mother to jail for traffic tickets

By: - June 5, 2018

Leslie Turner was arrested in 2016 when her son was four months old. Her crime: Failure to make a payment for a traffic ticket. In Nevada, traffic violations are treated as a criminal infraction, meaning missing a payment is seen as a failure to appear in court, rendering the person who got the ticket subject […]