Jeniffer Solis

Jeniffer Solis

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.

signing em up

Sisolak signs bill to rein in “surprise billing”

By: - May 15, 2019

Gov. Steve Sisolak signed a bill into law Wednesday that would clamp down on “surprise billing,” a practice that allows out-of-network health care providers to gouge patients in need of emergency care.   Assembly Bill 469 would limit the amount out-of-network providers can charge in such circumstances to no more than a patient’s insurance co-payment, co-insurance, […]

you give me fever

Nevada Senate passes paid sick leave

By: - May 15, 2019

The Nevada Senate on Tuesday passed legislation mandating that Nevada businesses with more than 50 employees provide workers with paid leave. The measure now goes to the state Assembly. The amended bill, SB 312, passed unanimously on a 21-0 vote and mandates that private sector employees at businesses with 50 or more employees earn .01923 […]


Western Shoshone step up resistance to Yucca project

By: - May 14, 2019

For decades, anti-nuclear protesters have demonstrated on Mother’s Day near the entrance to what used to be called the Nevada Test Site. The Western Shoshone National Council used this year’s demonstration to focus on the Trump administration’s efforts to restart operations at the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository. Members began their annual sacred walk in […]

nice work everyone

Reform of 1872 law would make Barrick, Newmont pay federal mineral royalties

By: - May 10, 2019

The federal law designed to promote gold mining in the West was enacted by President Ulysses S. Grant in 1872, and it has remained mostly unchanged ever since. The General Mining Act of 1872 allows miners to obtain the rights to mine billions of dollars worth of gold, silver, copper and other minerals found in […]

marijuana tending

Ford, along with majority of attorneys general, support weed banking bill

By: - May 8, 2019

Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford announced Wednesday he joined a bipartisan coalition that is urging Congress to pass legislation to give cannabis businesses access to the federal banking system. Ford joins 37 other state and territorial attorneys general who are members of the National Association of Attorneys General. The organization is endorsing the legislation as […]

smiling uncle joe

Biden on Nevada’s $12 minimum wage bill: “It’s long past time it should be $15”

By: - May 7, 2019

“I know your Legislature is working to raise the minimum wage, but I think it’s long past $12. I think it’s long past time it should be $15 an hour across the United States of America,” Joe Biden said in Henderson Tuesday. The former Vice President spoke to a wall-to-wall crowd of people at the […]


Lee, Titus condemn $1 wild horse sale

By: - May 6, 2019

Nevada Democratic Reps. Susie Lee and Dina Titus signed on to a letter Monday objecting to the U.S. Forest Service’s impending plan to sell federally protected wild horses “without restrictions on slaughter.” Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) sent a bipartisan letter signed by 64 members of Congress, including Titus and Lee, to the chief of the […]

punch in, punch out, repeat

Poll results suggest Nevada’s paid sick leave bill is too weak

By: - May 3, 2019

Eight out of ten Nevadans agree: Workers should get paid leave A poll released Thursday found Nevada voters overwhelmingly support legislation that would expand access to earned paid sick days across the Silver State. Anzalone Liszt Grove Research, which conducted the live telephone survey of 601 registered voters via cell phone, found that 82 percent […]

Yucca no.

“We don’t even produce nuclear energy” – Nevada senators fight Yucca at hearing

By: - May 1, 2019

Nevada senators Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen testified against the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2019 during a hearing before the United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) Tuesday. The measure would restart the process of attempting to license nuclear waste storage at Yucca Mountain. Cortez Masto told the committee […]

used to be test site still has craters

DOE to remove plutonium by 2026; Cortez Masto thanks Perry, lifts holds on nominees

By: - April 30, 2019

Tuesday, U.S Senator Catherine Cortez Masto announced she would lift her hold on all Department of Energy nominees after reaching an agreement to remove a half ton of plutonium from Nevada with Energy Secretary Rick Perry who she previously said acted “in bad faith” and says “one thing and does another.” “So that tells me […]


Governor appoints attorney to fill Nevada Gaming Commission spot

By: - April 30, 2019

Gov. Steve Sisolak appointed Rosa Solis-Rainey of Henderson to the Nevada Gaming Commission Tuesday. Solis-Rainey will replace Sandra Douglas Morgan, who left the Gaming Commission in January to chair the Gaming Control Board. “Rosa is a highly experienced litigator who has been involved in some of the state’s most complex legal issues over the past […]

warren at bonanza

From racism to Tesla to mining and, of course, plans: An interview with Warren

By: and - April 30, 2019

Tax breaks to attract companies, the intersection of race and economics, industry consolidation, mining on public lands, 21st century working conditions, and more all came up for comment, and in some instances sharp criticism, during an interview with Elizabeth Warren. Between the Las Vegas presidential candidate forum and her rally at Bonanza High School Saturday, […]