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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.

Trump acolytes win primaries for down-ballot state offices

By: - June 15, 2022

Nevada Republicans shied away from more moderate alternatives Tuesday and embraced a candidate who wants to imprison women who have abortions, an election denier, and a self described “Lady Trump.” Election results for Nevada’s primary races trickled in late Tuesday, but voters had clear preferences early in the count for a number of far-right candidates. […]

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Nearly 1 in 5 midterm voters in NV will be Latino, report says

By: - June 9, 2022

As early voting for the Nevada primary election winds down, analysts are turning their attention to how the state’s Latino electorate will shape the state’s midterm general election in the fall. More than 165,000 Nevada Latinos will likely cast ballots this November, marking a nearly 6% increase from the 2020 general election, according to projections […]

Early voting in Nevada – how it’s going, how to vote

By: - June 8, 2022

An exception two years ago aside, the turnout rate in Nevada primary elections is generally miserable, and early data for the 2022 primary election indicates this election will likely follow the trend. At least 111,460 voters submitted early ballots in the first week of voting, according to Tuesday data from the Nevada Secretary of State’s […]

Nevada to divest up to $89M in gun stocks

By: - June 2, 2022

Nevada’s treasurer, who oversees a $49 billion investment portfolio, announced plans Thursday to divest from companies that manufacture or sell assault-style weapons. The policy change has the potential to affect roughly $89 million in assets, according to the Treasurer’s Office. State financial managers said they are working on identifying all public companies that manufacture or […]

BLM cuts costs for clean energy developers looking to build on public lands

By: - June 2, 2022

The Biden administration said on Wednesday it will significantly reduce the amount it charges companies to build wind and solar projects on public land, a move meant to incentivize renewable energy development. During a visit to Las Vegas following the announcement, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland said the new policy would cut costs for […]

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Republican State Senate hopeful files voter ID ballot initiative

By: - May 31, 2022

A Republican State Senate candidate is seeking to change Nevada voting laws despite opposition from Democratic lawmakers using an alternative path — a public ballot initiative. On May 4, Raja Mourey filed a proposed ballot measure with the Nevada Secretary of State. If successful, the statutory ballot measure would require voters to present valid photo […]

International travel to Las Vegas still far below pre-pandemic levels, warn officials

By: - May 25, 2022

Visitation rates in Las Vegas have stalled as fewer international travelers arrived at Harry Reid International Airport in April compared to pre-pandemic levels. In April, 4.25 million travelers passed through Reid’s gates, a slight dip from March’s 4.27 million passenger count, according to data by the Clark County Department of Aviation. Passenger volume for international […]

Gas appliances cost Nevadans money and clean air, study says

By: - May 23, 2022

A sustainability group is now pushing for Nevada to embrace cleaner, more efficient alternatives as natural gas price in the state hit a 12-year high. Fully electric heat pumps can deliver more affordable home heating and cooling in Nevada and other Southwest states, according to a new study by the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP), […]

First-time candidate goes up against high-visibility firebrand in GOP treasurer primary

By: - May 19, 2022

In a way, the race for Nevada treasurer started with a viral campaign video of Las Vegas councilwoman Michele Fiore driving a Ford pickup truck into the desert with a handgun strapped on her hip. At the time, Fiore had announced her intention to run for governor in a crowded Republican primary.  But after months […]

Race for lieutenant governor features primaries on both sides

By: - May 16, 2022

By now, Nevada voters have likely heard about the crowded field of candidates challenging Gov. Steve Sisolak in this year’s primary race for a shot at the state’s top office. But another primary election for a high-ranking office is progressing with far less fanfare: that of lieutenant governor. In Nevada, the lieutenant governor’s job is […]

Nevada among least supportive states for children, report says

By: - May 5, 2022

Nevada was among the nation’s least supportive states for families with infants and toddlers during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report released Tuesday. The report— State of Babies Yearbook: 2022—published by national nonprofit ZERO TO THREE placed Nevada in the lowest tier, “Getting Started,” ranking the state as one of the least effective […]

With NV workplace injuries and deaths outpacing nation, activists push for more safety measures

By: - May 3, 2022

Worker fatalities and injuries in Nevada continue to outpace the national average, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In 2020, the latest data available, 37 Nevada workers died on the job between January of 2019 and June of 2020. Regional Commissioner Chris Rosenlund also noted that Nevada was among 20 states […]