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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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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 […]

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Sisolak went hiring over the holidays

By: - January 2, 2019

Over the holiday break, Gov.-elect Steve Sisolak announced six senior staff hires in his administration, including Democratic advisor Michelle White as Chief of Staff, J. Brin Gibson as general counsel, and Scott Gilles as senior advisor. White, a former Hillary Clinton campaign operative in Nevada and director of the State Senate Democratic Caucus, is the […]

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NV Energy to close coal plant, adds solar

By: - December 21, 2018

Nevada regulators have approved NV Energy’s supply plan to construct six major solar projects, all but eliminating coal-fired production and doubling the utility’s renewable resources by 2023. The Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously on Friday to approve the final draft of NV Energy’s 2019-2038 Triennial Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), also referred to as NV Energy’s […]

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UNR shuffled into “R1,” too

By: - December 21, 2018

Days after UNLV was named an “R1” research institution, the University of Nevada, Reno, has also made its way onto the list. The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education gave UNR “R1” status, a designation reserved for institutions with “very high research activity.” As part of its stated mission UNR sought to achieve a […]

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Carnegie shuffle moves UNLV up to “R1” status

By: - December 19, 2018

Seven years ahead of schedule, University of Nevada, Las Vegas is now the first public university in Nevada to achieve “Tier 1” status. The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education gave UNLV “R1” status, a designation reserved for institutions with “very high research activity.” The shift is the result of Carnegie reshaping categories to count advanced […]

History after all: Nevada to be first state with majority female Legislature

By: - December 18, 2018

For months, media around the nation and even internationally published stories about the prospect of Nevada becoming the first state in the U.S. to have a majority female Legislature. It didn’t happen in the November election. But after the post-election shuffling, and after appointments were made to fill vacancies of people who were elected to […]

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Court for autistic youth reflects gap in health care services

By: - December 18, 2018

In April, the Detention Alternatives for Autistic Youth (DAAY) Court was created to help autistic children and young adults access services and treatment. Since its inception 25 cases have passed through the court. The court is meant to bypass months-long waitlists and immediately direct children diagnosed with autism to treatments, services, and individualized attention that […]

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Farm bill finally passes, preserves food stamps for 13,000 Nevadans

By: - December 12, 2018

Wednesday the Senate passed a final version of the farm bill, which includes provisions that strengthen conservation efforts across the country. For months, the bill was stalled in the Senate due to the opposition to Republican-backed provisions that would tighten the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) income eligibility requirements while imposing stricter work requirements for able-bodied […]

Despite DNC recommendations, Nevada Dems sticking with caucus in 2020

By: - December 7, 2018

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has recommended states switch from caucuses to government-run primary elections to pick the party’s presidential nominee, but Nevada Democrats will stick with party-run caucuses in 2020. In August, the DNC proposed reforms to the party’s presidential nomination process in an effort to grow the party, increase participation, and rebuild trust […]