Jeniffer Solis

Jeniffer Solis

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.

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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 […]

Diaz leaving Assembly to seek Las Vegas City Council seat

By: - December 3, 2018

State Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz on Monday announced she will not return to Carson City in 2019 to participate in the upcoming legislative session. She will run for the Las Vegas City Council next year instead. Pay for legislators in Nevada is $150.71/day in 2017 for a maximum of 60 days. According to Legislative Council Bureau […]

Probably not sustainable

Climate change will make Nevada more expensive, less livable

By: - November 29, 2018

Climate change is already costing us money. It’s going to cost us a lot more. Low-income people are the ones who will be hit the hardest. And the impacts — both ecological and economic — will be harsh in sunbelt states like Nevada. Those are some of the grim conclusions in the Fourth National Climate […]


Cortez Masto bill targets crimes against Native American women

By: - November 21, 2018

Violent crime against Native American women is at a crisis level, and the federal government’s response to it is failing, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto says. “What I’ve seen of the federal agencies that work with our tribal communities, they are inept right now,” Cortez Masto said last week. “There’s a lot of chaos. There’s a […]

Eat it

Yes, Buffett and company have to eat No on 3 campaign costs

By: - November 16, 2018

The fight over Question 3, an amendment that would have effectively deregulated the state’s electric industry, resulted in nearly $100 million in combined campaign spending by business interests, including $63.6 million by opponents, nearly all of it paid by NV Energy.   So who picks up that $63.6 million tab? Not customers, according to the […]

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Frierson names Assembly leaders

By: - November 14, 2018

Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson, who was elected to retain his position as speaker by the Democratic caucus last week, Wednesday announced Democratic Assembly leadership positions for the 2019 legislative session.  Steve Yeager of Las Vegas will be Frierson’s speaker pro tempore. Assemblywoman Teresa Benitez-Thompson of Las Vegas was named the elected majority leader. Additional appointments […]


Rosen hopes to buck political polarization

By: - November 9, 2018

  Despite the deep political polarization in Washington and the nation, U.S Senator-elect Jacky Rosen thinks there are areas where both parties can work together. Meeting with reporters Friday, Rosen said there are issues both parties can agree to work on, mentioning her involvement in the Problem Solvers Caucus as a representative in the House. […]

from the north for a change

Trump’s trade war and the Strip: “You guys are going to feel it”

By: - November 9, 2018

Over the past month several media sources have sounded the alarm that fewer Chinese business groups, tourists and students are visiting the United States, a possible sign that the tensions between the current administration and the People’s Republic has spread beyond the trade war. The White House levied tariffs of 10 percent on $200 billion […]

Nevada goes blue, elects Sisolak, Rosen

By: , and - November 7, 2018

The blue wave that failed to wash over America showed up in Nevada, albeit a few hours late. Democrats Steve Sisolak and Jacky Rosen defeated Republicans Adam Laxalt and Dean Heller. Sisolak’s victory marked the first time in 24 years a Nevada Democrat has won a race for governor. Heller’s defeat marked the first time […]

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Horsford, Lee win open U.S. House seats

By: , and - November 7, 2018

Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives in Tuesday’s election, and the new majority will include three Democrats from Nevada. In what was considered the most competitive of Nevada’s House races, Susie Lee defeated Republican perennial candidate Danny Tarkanian in the 3rd congressional district. It was Tarkanian’s second consecutive loss in the district. […]