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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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Poll suggests immigration could backfire on Republicans

By: - July 25, 2018

Minority voters do not support the Trump administration’s hardline immigration policies and favor Democrats in battleground congressional districts by double-digit margins, according to a poll released Tuesday by Latino Decisions.  The poll surveyed voters in 61 competitive U.S. House races, including Nevada’s 3rd and 4th congressional districts, and found that Latinos, African-Americans and Asian and Pacific […]

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican evacuees struggle to get licenses in Nevada

By: - July 24, 2018

Residents in Puerto Rico have been U.S. citizens for more than a century, but Puerto Ricans escaping the devastation of Hurricane Maria are now realizing they are still treated differently in Nevada. Nevada law requires anyone in the state to get a Nevada driver’s license within 30 days of becoming a legal resident. For those […]

LGBT Center

Gay And Lesbian Center Of Southern Nevada marks 25th anniversay

By: - July 17, 2018

In 2015 the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada was named the Best Full-Service Community Center in Southern Nevada. It also has the distinct honor of being the only LGBT center in Southern Nevada. Tomorrow, the Las Vegas City Council will recognize the 25-year anniversary of the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of […]

Vdara

Universal basic income touted as answer to automation

By: - July 16, 2018

Earlier this month, the Vdara Hotel & Spa added two relay robots that deliver snacks, sundries and spa products directly to guest suites. While charmingly decorated as a Golden Retriever and Dalmatian dog with Vdara-themed collars, the new robots — named Fetch and Jett — may be a sign of what’s next for Las Vegas. In 20 years, about 65 […]

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Unaccompanied and unrepresented, children deported from Las Vegas

By: - July 13, 2018

Amid a growing court backlog, many children are still not represented by an attorney in the Las Vegas Immigration Court. As of May 2018, there are 1,472 deportation cases pending against children in the Las Vegas Immigration Court— of those children, 577 are not being represented by an attorney and are forced to go through […]

fireworks

So are you going to snitch on your neighbors’ fireworks?

By: - July 3, 2018

In a neighborhood on the border of Paradise and Henderson, lighting fireworks on the Fourth of July is a community tradition. The area is also a hot spot for setting off illegal fireworks. Neighborhood residents make annual pilgrimages to shops like Red Apple in Nye County, which sells fireworks with name like House on Fire, […]

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Patchwork state laws fail medical marijuana patients

By: - July 2, 2018

Jeff Krajnak did multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan as a Navy Seabee. After 15 years of service, his squad was hit with an improvised explosive device. “It changed me forever,” Krajnak said. After developing PTSD and related pain issues, he was medically discharged from the military. During his nights, the traumas of war raked […]

Landsman

The privatization of public housing

By: - June 29, 2018

Built in 1971, the Landsman Gardens was the first family public housing complex offered in Clark County. After years of being underfunded, Landsman Gardens fell into disrepair. Reports of asbestos, lead-based paint, and water damage plagued the property. Last year, public housing in Clark County fell from 2,755 units to 2,651, though not because of […]

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Nevada unions condemn Supreme Court’s “extreme decision”

By: - June 28, 2018

In Nevada, workers can already opt out of paying union dues and still reap the benefits of better wages and benefits and job security protections negotiated through collective bargaining. But Nevada’s “free rider” status didn’t stop labor organizations in the state from blasting the Supreme Court’s Janus decision as part of a deliberate attempt to […]

health care

Flu season was nasty this year. Did you have paid sick leave?

By: - June 25, 2018

This flu season – October through May –  was brutal in Southern Nevada. Sixty people died from the flu, according to the Southern Nevada Health District – compared to only nine flu-related deaths the previous season. There were a total of 1,345 confirmed cases and 975 hospitalizations. Last season there were 689 cases and 454 […]

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Warren links immigration to values in Las Vegas

By: - June 24, 2018

On Saturday two opposing political forces held events on opposite sides of Las Vegas. In Henderson, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren held a fundraising event for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Jacky Rosen at Lovelady Brewing Company while President Trump attended a fundraiser for Rosen’s opponent, Sen. Dean Heller, at the Suncoast Hotel and Casino. Outside […]

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Sisolak to Laxalt: Tell Trump to stop it

By: , and - June 19, 2018

Several Republicans on the Nevada ballot this fall began to break their silence Monday about the prison-like camps holding immigrant children separated from their parents at the southern border. However, they did not call for the Trump administration to immediately end its family separation policy. Instead, echoing the president, Nevada Republican candidates suggested that the […]