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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.

After questions raised, Tarkanian exits racist conspiracy Facebook page

By: - August 30, 2018

Thursday morning Republican congressional candidate Danny Tarkanian was one of 46 listed administrators and moderators of a racist and conspiracy-obsessed Facebook group with over 94,000 members. The page named Tarkanian as an admin in posts as recent as July 29. When reached by the Current, Richard Hernandez, a spokesman for the Tarkanian campaign said he wasn’t […]

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Geothermal industry comes out against Question 3

By: - August 29, 2018

The Geothermal Resources Council Policy Committee, an industry association that advocates for public policies that will promote the development and utilization of geothermal resources, has announced its opposition to the proposed Energy Choice Initiative on the 2018 ballot. If passed Question 3 would direct the Nevada Legislature to “establish an open, competitive retail electric energy […]

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#MeToo: An overnight phenomenon after only 11 years

By: - August 29, 2018

Tarana Burke coined the phrase “Me Too” in 2006. More than a decade later, she was among the featured “silence breakers” selected as the 2017 TIME Person of the Year. What started as a community project is now a global movement. Burke advocates for survivors of sexual violence, amplifying the voices of thousands of victims […]

One step closer to decriminalizing traffic tickets

By: - August 28, 2018

Last week the final meeting of a legislative committee studying the possibility of decriminalizing traffic violations and treating them as civil matters moved forward with a bill draft request to do just that. In Nevada, even minor traffic violations like driving with a broken tail light are treated as a misdemeanor, meaning a failure to […]

Diversity intensifies preexisting segregation; Las Vegas stands out

By: and - August 24, 2018

A University of Minnesota researcher this week compiled some statistics on the increasing segregation of U.S. cities between 2000 and 2016, and Las Vegas really stands out. Specifically, in 2000, 37.5 percent of black Las Vegas metro area residents lived in segregated areas. In 2016, it was 71.2 percent, according to a chart compiled by […]

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NLRB tells Station to start talking

By: - August 23, 2018

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has filed complaints against both Palms Casino and Green Valley Ranch Resort alleging that they have “been failing and refusing to bargain collectively and in good faith with the exclusive collective-bargaining representative of its employees…” Workers at both the Palms and Green Valley Ranch voted by overwhelming margins in […]

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Trump’s plan to boost coal will hurt Nevada, groups warn

By: - August 22, 2018

Nevada conservationists joined the chorus of critics nationwide and blasted the Trump administration’s plan to boost output at coal-burning power plants. Trump moved formally Tuesday to replace President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan, an environmental policy that aimed to curb climate change by moving the power sector away from coal and toward renewable energy sources […]

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Food deserts: Residents struggle in neighborhoods without supermarkets

By: - August 22, 2018

Zel & Mary Lowman Elementary school is in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Las Vegas. It is adjacent to Nellis Air Force Base, the average salary is around $22,000 and many parents don’t have cars. The nearest grocery store is six miles away. “For many areas within my district five to six miles is […]

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Conservationists hail ruling against “water grab”

By: - August 17, 2018

A ruling Friday could mark the end of a three-decade fight over the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) plan to pump groundwater from eastern Nevada aquifers to Las Vegas, according to critics of the “water grab.” But the state engineer promised that water permit denials issued by the Nevada Division of Water Resources (NDWR) Friday […]

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FiveThirtyEight likes Democratic chances in Nevada House seats

By: - August 16, 2018

A FiveThirtyEight analysis of polls gives Democrats a 75 percent chance of winning control the U.S. House, and gives Susie Lee, the Democratic nominee for the open seat in Nevada’s Third Congressional District, a 66.9 percent chance of defeating her Republican opponent Danny Tarkanian. The battle for Nevada’s third district has remained contentious since Tarkanian […]

‘Credit cards are about credit, not immigration status’

By: - August 16, 2018

In the “Ask the Expert” portion of an article ranking best credit cards without a social security number requirement for WalletHub, Francine J. Lipman, a professor of law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law defended unauthorized immigrants access to U.S credit cards. Most major credit card companies will approve […]

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Lois Tarkanian takes to Breitbart to blast Lee, defend her son

By: - August 15, 2018

In an article published Tuesday on Breitbart, Lois Tarkanian, the mother of Danny Tarkanian, the GOP nominee for the open seat in Nevada’s Third Congressional District, denounces his opponent Democrat Susie Lee for her campaign tactics saying “Susie Lee’s most recent lie especially sickens me.” Lois Tarkanian, a Democrat, has served on the Las Vegas […]