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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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Nevada higher ed students must be vaxed by Nov. 1 to enroll for spring

By: - August 20, 2021

Students attending a university, community college, or state college in Nevada will need to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 by November 1 to enroll for classes in the spring 2022 semester, under an emergency regulation approved by the Nevada Board of Health in a unanimous vote Friday. But the board rejected requests from faculty to […]

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‘There is no climate plan for the Colorado River’

By: - August 17, 2021

As drought and climate change threatens the Colorado River, the federal government officially declared the first-ever water shortage in the Colorado River Basin on Monday, leading to mandatory water cuts for Nevada in 2022.  Under the cuts, Nevada will lose about 7% of its allocation, or 21,000 acre-feet of water, through at least early next […]

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Officials schedule emergency meeting on Covid vaccine mandate for college students

By: - August 16, 2021

After calls from Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) faculty and staff last week to mandate Covid-19 vaccinations for college students “as soon as possible,” health officials have scheduled an emergency meeting to consider the decision this Friday. The Nevada Board of Health will hold an emergency meeting Aug. 20 at 9 a.m. to consider […]

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NSHE faculty urge health officials to require Covid shot by start of fall semester

By: - August 11, 2021

Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) faculty and staff Tuesday urged state health officials to mandate a Covid-19 vaccine requirement for college students “as soon as possible,” calling further delay a “failure.” But the state Board of Health declined to take any action to expedite consideration of a vaccine mandate at its emergency meeting Tuesday, […]

Sisolak urges Nevadans get vaccinated, considers mandate for college students

By: - August 5, 2021

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Thursday announced new steps the state is taking to slow the spread of Covid-19, including considering requiring vaccines for college students, but he stopped short of implementing new restrictions or mandates.  “I don’t want to look at more restrictions,” Sisolak said. “What I want to do is explain to people why […]

As wildfires grow, so does ozone pollution in Southern Nevada

By: - August 5, 2021

Clark County is experiencing growing ozone pollution after nearly a decade decline, according to data from the county. In the first half of 2021, Clark County reported 11 days when ozone levels exceeded the Environmental Protection Agency’s health standard of 70 parts per billion, compared with five days during the same period in 2020 and […]

Utahans seeking Lake Powell pipeline already use too much water, critics say

By: - August 3, 2021

There are cheaper, more efficient ways to meet the water needs of a growing population in Southern Utah than a pipeline from Lake Powell, argue the project’s opponents. The proposed Lake Powell pipeline would consist of about 140 miles of buried pipe which could bring up to 86,000 acre-feet of water from Lake Powell in […]

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Cortez Masto says reconciliation bill ‘is our opportunity’ for immigration reform 

By: - July 30, 2021

Immigration reforms, including a path to citizenship, should be included in the sweeping agenda Democrats are about to consider in a reconciliation bill that will circumvent a Republican filibuster, Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto and several other Senate Democrats told President Joe Biden Thursday. Cortez Masto was among a group of Congressional Hispanic Caucus members […]

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Southern Nevada needs half a million trees to reach ‘tree equity’

By: - July 27, 2021

Nevada saw record high temperatures in July as part of a historic heat wave across the west, and a new study reveals how unevenly protective tree shade is distributed in Nevada’s cities, and how tree inequity disadvantages communities of color and the poor. The study by American Forests examined 3,810 municipalities, including 150,000 neighborhoods in […]

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Wildfire smoke likely increased risk of Covid in Nevada, study finds

By: - July 16, 2021

In 2020, California endured the worst fire season in its history as three of the four largest fires ever recorded burned through the state. Now researchers are learning how those fires may have contributed to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic in Nevada. New research published in the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology suggests  long-term […]

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Lawmakers named to ‘innovation zones’ study committee

By: - July 16, 2021

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced appointments for a joint special committee meant to analyze and review the concept of allowing private companies to effectively establish their own government in undeveloped areas of Nevada. In May, the Senate Committee on Legislative Operations introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution 11 to create a committee meant to examine the “innovation […]

Broad coalition blasts ‘wasteful’ Colorado River pipeline proposal

By: - July 16, 2021

Lake Mead, the largest reservoir on the Colorado River, hit record-low water levels last month. Now business leaders, farmers, conservation groups and elected leaders are asking the federal government to place a moratorium on new dams and other water diversions on the river.  An unlikely coalition of organizations from across the Colorado River Basin gathered […]