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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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Area public, private sectors take steps to help employees during shutdown

By: - January 22, 2019

In conjunction with local organizations and businesses, Clark County is taking steps to help federal employees affected by the government shutdown. “Overall we want our county employees to know that we are there to help and support you,” said Clark County Commission chair Marilyn Kirkpatrick. “We really do appreciate you sticking with us.” At Tuesday’s […]

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Nevada congressional Democrats back $15 minimum wage bill

By: - January 18, 2019

Democratic Representatives Dina Titus, Steven Horsford, and Susie Lee are co-sponsoring the Raise the Wage Act of 2019, a bill that would raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 by 2024. Democratic Sen. Jacky Rosen is among more than 30 co-sponsors of companion legislation in the U.S. Senate. “No American should work full […]

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NSHE heeds Sisolak’s call to aid students during shutdown

By: - January 18, 2019

The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents unanimously approved a resolution Friday to aid higher education students hurt by the federal shutdown. Last week, Gov. Steve Sisolak issued a letter to Board of Regents Chairman Kevin Page and Chancellor Thom Reilly requesting that the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) take immediate action […]

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Lee appointed to Veterans’ Affairs Committee

By: - January 17, 2019

Nevada Democratic Rep. Susie Lee has been named to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. The committee is responsible for recommending legislation related to veterans’ benefits. It also has jurisdiction over retiring and disability pensions for veterans. A seat on Veterans’ Affairs Committee can also afford members an opportunity to build a profile with a […]

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Sisolak’s reviews: Lots of raves, but some wariness too

By: , and - January 16, 2019

Enjoying the luxury of inheriting what is projected to be a growing state budget, Gov. Steve Sisolak in his State of the State speech Wednesday proposed more money for K-12 and higher education, expanded and new health programs, a raise for state employees, and additional funding for a host of public services, from foster child […]

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Lee appointed to the House Committee on Education and Labor

By: - January 15, 2019

Nevada Democratic Rep. Susie Lee was appointed to the House Committee on Education and Labor. The committee has jurisdiction over federal education issues and labor concerns, including wage and workplace safety issues. In Nevada Lee has served on the State Accountability Advisory Committee and the Superintendent’s Educational Opportunities Advisory Committee. She also served on the […]

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Las Vegas, Metro host right-wing extremist at prayer breakfast

By: - January 15, 2019

The city of Las Vegas Mayor’s Faith Initiative and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department sponsored a “Citywide Unity Prayer” with keynote speaker David Barton, who is listed as a “radical-right” extremist on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s watch list. The flyer for the event describes Barton as “Founder and President of WallBuilders, an organization dedicated […]

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Trump’s trade war costs Nevada millions, group says

By: - January 11, 2019

Nevada businesses are paying as much as 11 times more in tariffs than they were prior to President Trump launching a trade war with China, according to a group that opposes the tariffs. In conjunction with CES, Tariffs Hurt the Heartland released data this week showing showing that in October 2018, the most recent month for […]

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Cortez Masto tells Senate colleagues to defy Trump, reopen government

By: - January 10, 2019

Speaking on the Senate floor Thursday, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto called on President Trump to reopen shuttered government agencies, and highlighted the impact the shutdown was having on Nevadans. Cortez Masto said the president’s “govern-by-chaos approach” was affecting hundreds of thousands of federal workers and contractors across the country who would miss their first paycheck […]

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More money leads to better school performance, evaluation finds

By: - January 9, 2019

An external evaluation of seven educational programs authorized by the 2017 Nevada Legislature was released Tuesday and recommends continued funding for all programs. The education initiatives were proposed during Gov. Sandoval’s administration were approved by Nevada lawmakers. The programs were granted funding under the condition that their progress would be evaluated externally. Data from the programs […]

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Horsford lands spot on Ways and Means

By: - January 9, 2019

Rep. Steven Horsford will be the first Nevada congressman to serve on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee since former Rep. Shelley Berkley left Congress six years ago. Seats on the Ways and Means Committee are highly sought after by lawmakers, because of its jurisdiction over key economic policy issues like tax, trade and health care […]

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Rural residents fear U.S. Navy bombing range threatens their economy

By: - January 9, 2019

The U.S. Navy has long argued that its Fallon Range Training Complex in Nevada needs more space to test aviation weapons that fly at higher altitudes and greater distances in order to counter evolving threats in modern warfare. Taking steps to expand the range, the military has proposed taking ownership of 618,727 acres of public […]