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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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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 […]

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Pipeline opponents to SNWA: See you in court

By: - September 18, 2018

Less than a week after the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) board voted unanimously to appeal a recent ruling by the state engineer that denied the authority water rights for its groundwater pumping and pipeline project, opponents are taking the matter back to court. Monday, a broad coalition of 59 organizations and individuals opposed to […]

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SNWA – and Sisolak – keep ‘water grab’ alive

By: - September 13, 2018

The Southern Nevada Water Authority board voted unanimously Thursday to forge ahead on plans to pump groundwater from rural Nevada and pipe it to Las Vegas. The board voted to appeal a recent ruling that denied the authority’s water rights for a controversial groundwater pipeline project that would siphon more than 7.8 billion gallons of […]

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Raiders call end run against NV Energy

By: - September 12, 2018

The Raiders, who are not yet a customer of NV Energy, don’t want to be. According to a filing with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada last Friday,  LV Stadium Events Company, LLC — parenthetically referred to as “the ‘Raiders'” in the filing — has applied to purchase energy outside of NV Energy, under a […]

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UNLV gets good rank for ‘Least Debt’

By: - September 12, 2018

For the second year in a row, UNLV was named the most diverse undergraduate campus by U.S News and World Report, tied for first place with Rutgers University, Newark. UNLV is a Minority-Serving and Hispanic-Serving Institution, as designated by the U.S. Dept. of Education, with the report noting that 29 percent of the student body […]

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Booker endorses Ford

By: - September 10, 2018

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker endorsed fellow Democrat Aaron Ford for Nevada Attorney General, the only AG candidate Booker has endorsed so far this year. “Whether it is reducing gun violence, fighting for meaningful criminal justice reform, or improving the mental health care system, Aaron Ford will be a persistent advocate for Nevadans as Attorney General,” […]

Horsford, Ford promise to protect DREAMers

By: - September 7, 2018

Steven Horsford’s mother immigrated to New York from Trinidad when she was 12 years old. His grandmother worked two jobs as a housekeeper to support her family before falling ill and being hospitalized. Horsford was 9 weeks old. His mother was still a teenager, not yet 18. Eventually overstaying her visa to be with Horsford’s […]

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“Women in Las Vegas are not safe,” Gaming Control Board told

By: - September 6, 2018

Members of the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 spoke before the Gaming Control Board Wednesday about sexual harassment they faced from managers and customers, as the board weighs regulatory standards to curb harassment in the casino industry for the first time. The move to adopt the regulations comes after the Wall Street Journal reported in […]

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Workers to speak with Gaming Control Board on sexual harassment

By: - September 3, 2018

A former casino worker at The D Casino in Downtown Las Vegas, Xstal Campbell, alleges she was fired from her job after she submitted a report of sexual harassment she faced from managers and customers to the company’s human resources department. Campbell worked as a dancing bartender before she was fired in May, the Culinary […]

After questions raised, Tarkanian exits racist conspiracy Facebook page

By: - August 30, 2018

Thursday morning Republican congressional candidate Danny Tarkanian was one of 46 listed administrators and moderators of a racist and conspiracy-obsessed Facebook group with over 94,000 members. The page named Tarkanian as an admin in posts as recent as July 29. When reached by the Current, Richard Hernandez, a spokesman for the Tarkanian campaign said he wasn’t […]