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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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Sanders rallies for Rosen, against “billionaires buying elections”

By: - October 26, 2018

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, the progressive provocateur who energized young voters in his 2016 Presidential campaign, rallied Thursday alongside Rep. Jacky Rosen and other Nevada Democrats urging voters to turn the state blue. “In a week and a half there is the most important midterm election in the modern history of this county, and what […]

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Question 4: The quietest constitutional amendment

By: - October 23, 2018

Voters approved a state constitutional amendment to exempt medical devices from sales tax the first time in 2016. Amendments must be approved twice to take effect, and that seems likely to happen this year. The measure was supported by more than 70 percent of voters two years ago. That helps explain why Question 4 has […]

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Obama: “When you vote, good things happen”

By: and - October 22, 2018

In 2012, when Barack Obama and Mitt Romney were on the ballot, more than a million Nevadans voted in the general election, and Obama won the state. In 2014, when no presidential candidates were on the ballot, roughly half as many Nevadans turned out to vote, and Democrats were crushed. In 2016, Democrats turned out, […]

Immigration

Nevada distinctly vulnerable to census citizenship question

By: - October 19, 2018

A 2020 U.S. Census undercount could have potentially large ripple effects for everything the census determines — from how congressional seats are distributed around the country to where hundreds of billions of federal dollars are spent. And Nevada could be especially at risk. The Commerce Department, at the Justice Department’s request, has approved a question […]

Nevada Children’s Report Card: F-, F, F-, F

By: - October 11, 2018

Nevada received an overall “F” grade for education – again — according to the 2018 Nevada Children’s Report Card released this week by the Children’s Advocacy Alliance (CAA). The key areas most in need of improvements, according to the report, are school readiness, student achievement, high school completion, and funding. School Readiness: F- Nevada is […]

SNAP and Medicaid around here

GOP food stamp bill could force state to hire 900 people

By: - October 11, 2018

The farm bill that passed the U.S. House in July would throw an estimated 13,000 Nevadans off the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)— more commonly known as food stamps — while forcing the state to hire as many as 900 more case managers to administer new work and training requirements. The legislation, currently stalled in the Senate, […]

Sacred water run

Indigenous runners fight to protect water, culture

By: - October 8, 2018

This story spans 29 years, 300 miles, and the growth of a thirsty city in a desert. The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA), on a mission to find water to accommodate growth in Southern Nevada, believes pumping groundwater from rural Nevada and piping it to Southern Nevada is essential due to Colorado River shortages that […]

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ACLU demands answers in Tashii Brown case

By: - October 2, 2018

The ACLU of Nevada and NAACP Las Vegas have submitted a public records request to the office of Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson in an attempt to gather more information on the death of Tashii Brown, who died last year after Las Vegas police officer Kenneth Lopera placed him in an illegal chokehold after […]

SNAP and Medicaid around here

Medicaid mental health service gets a reprieve

By: - September 28, 2018

  Nevada Medicaid will rescind plans to limit mental health services it put in place last month. Facing a $56 million deficit this year, Nevada Medicaid officials say they would be scaling down services and cutting reimbursements as they intended last year. One of these cuts was approved in August. It required mental health providers […]

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Strict THC limits linger in courts even after pot legalized

By: - September 27, 2018

Tuesday, Jeff Krajnak thought he might be going to jail. “Well tomorrow is the big day. Sentencing and it looks like I’ll be alone in the courtroom again. Thanks for the support and see you guys in a couple years!” wrote Krajnak in a Facebook post. On Wednesday Krajnak, an ex-Navy Seabee, was sentenced to […]

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Police fatality review blasted as “charade,” “waste of time”

By: - September 25, 2018

Margie Day stands outside the heavy wooden double doors leading into the Commission Chambers in the Clark County Government Center. She asks the security guard if the public fact-finding review examining the death of Tashii Brown, who died after an officer placed him in an illegal chokehold, is over. Trinita Farmer, Brown’s mother, was warned […]

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Heller, Laxalt have slim leads in Reuters/Ipsos poll

By: - September 19, 2018

Nevada Republican candidates have an edge over Democrats at the top of the ballot in a Reuters/Ipsos/UVA Center for Politics Poll released Wednesday. Nevada U.S Senator Dean Heller held a 3-percentage-point lead over Democratic U.S Representative Jacky Rosen among likely voters, 49 percent to 46 percent. Heller is the only Republican senator defending a seat […]