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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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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 […]

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Nevada delegation condemns secret shipment of plutonium to state

By: - January 30, 2019

The U.S Department of Energy has disclosed it shipped a large amount of weapon-grade plutonium to Nevada without the state’s knowledge. In November, Nevada filed a request in a Reno federal court for an injunction to block a shipment of plutonium from South Carolina to the Nevada National Security Site, which is often referred to […]

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Sisolak pledges $5.3 million for autism treatment, advocates want more

By: - January 30, 2019

In his State of the State, Gov. Steve Sisolak committed to reducing the waitlist for autistic children waiting for assistance programs, but autism advocates say there’s a much bigger issue that needs to be addressed. The governor’s budget pledges an additional $5.3 million in state and federal funding over the biennium to address the waitlist […]

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Titus blasts Trump administration for “total failure” on wild horse management

By: - January 28, 2019

In a letter to the House Natural Resource Committee Chairman Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), Nevada Rep. Dina Titus called for an increase in the protection of wild horses, and blasted the Trump Administration for weakening conservation efforts. “(U)nder the Trump Administration, federal land managers, in particular the Bureau of Land Management, have taken significant steps to […]

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MRNV celebrates 1st year, aims to hold pols accountable in 2nd

By: - January 28, 2019

Before securing their blue wave of victory last year, Nevada Democrats running for Congress and state offices promised to push forward with parts of a progressive agenda that have stalled in Nevada and the nation. This weekend some of those same Democrats appeared with advocates who say they are going to ensure promises before the […]

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Sisolak signs order to begin creation of weed regulatory board

By: - January 25, 2019

Gov. Steve Sisolak signed an executive order Friday establishing an advisory panel for the creation of a Cannabis Compliance Board. The board will be tasked with preparing language for the regulation, distribution, cultivation, production and laboratory testing of cannabis in the upcoming legislative session. “The success of the general cannabis industry in the state is […]

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Trump folds, Nevada delegation hopes he curbs “senseless” behavior

By: and - January 25, 2019

Yielding to mounting pressure from both sides of the aisle, President Trump agreed to back a short-term funding bill to reopen the government that does not include the requested $5.7 billion to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The short-term deal would fund the government through Feb. 15. Trump said he would use that time […]

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Warren bringing campaign to Las Vegas

By: - January 24, 2019

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren will visit Las Vegas Friday, her first visit to Nevada since announcing her exploratory committee for president last month. The event will take place at Springs Preserve at 7 p.m. Friday. Although it’s her first visit to Nevada since officially going on the presidential campaign trail, Warren was one of many likely […]

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GC2 to IGT: No Coyote Moon for you

By: - January 24, 2019

Who owns Coyote Moon? If the slot game is played online, only Illinois slot technology maker GC2, and not Nevada-based International Game Technology. Or so says GC2. The Chicago company is suing IGT for allegedly using copyrighted art and graphics from several GC2 games without permission for online play. The case was argued in a […]