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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.

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 […]

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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 […]

The Ball of Foot

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 […]