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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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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 […]

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Geothermal industry comes out against Question 3

By: - August 29, 2018

The Geothermal Resources Council Policy Committee, an industry association that advocates for public policies that will promote the development and utilization of geothermal resources, has announced its opposition to the proposed Energy Choice Initiative on the 2018 ballot. If passed Question 3 would direct the Nevada Legislature to “establish an open, competitive retail electric energy […]

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#MeToo: An overnight phenomenon after only 11 years

By: - August 29, 2018

Tarana Burke coined the phrase “Me Too” in 2006. More than a decade later, she was among the featured “silence breakers” selected as the 2017 TIME Person of the Year. What started as a community project is now a global movement. Burke advocates for survivors of sexual violence, amplifying the voices of thousands of victims […]

One step closer to decriminalizing traffic tickets

By: - August 28, 2018

Last week the final meeting of a legislative committee studying the possibility of decriminalizing traffic violations and treating them as civil matters moved forward with a bill draft request to do just that. In Nevada, even minor traffic violations like driving with a broken tail light are treated as a misdemeanor, meaning a failure to […]

Diversity intensifies preexisting segregation; Las Vegas stands out

By: and - August 24, 2018

A University of Minnesota researcher this week compiled some statistics on the increasing segregation of U.S. cities between 2000 and 2016, and Las Vegas really stands out. Specifically, in 2000, 37.5 percent of black Las Vegas metro area residents lived in segregated areas. In 2016, it was 71.2 percent, according to a chart compiled by […]

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NLRB tells Station to start talking

By: - August 23, 2018

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has filed complaints against both Palms Casino and Green Valley Ranch Resort alleging that they have “been failing and refusing to bargain collectively and in good faith with the exclusive collective-bargaining representative of its employees…” Workers at both the Palms and Green Valley Ranch voted by overwhelming margins in […]

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Trump’s plan to boost coal will hurt Nevada, groups warn

By: - August 22, 2018

Nevada conservationists joined the chorus of critics nationwide and blasted the Trump administration’s plan to boost output at coal-burning power plants. Trump moved formally Tuesday to replace President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan, an environmental policy that aimed to curb climate change by moving the power sector away from coal and toward renewable energy sources […]

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Food deserts: Residents struggle in neighborhoods without supermarkets

By: - August 22, 2018

Zel & Mary Lowman Elementary school is in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Las Vegas. It is adjacent to Nellis Air Force Base, the average salary is around $22,000 and many parents don’t have cars. The nearest grocery store is six miles away. “For many areas within my district five to six miles is […]