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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.

Proposal would undo Trump’s ‘public charge’ rule

By: - February 22, 2022

The Biden administration last week proposed changes to the public charge rule that eliminates Trump-era policies that penalized low-income immigrants seeking health benefits and other services. The proposal from the Department of Homeland Security would roll back the types of assistance immigration officers can consider when evaluating immigrants for a green card and deciding whether […]

Rosen introduces bill to repeal solar tariffs

By: - February 17, 2022

U.S. Sens. Jacky Rosen, a Democrat, and Jerry Moran, a Kansas Republican, introduced a bill that would repeal the Biden administration’s extension on most imported solar panels. Nevada solar industry leaders were dismayed by Biden’s extension on tariffs imposed by defeated former President Donald Trump four years ago, arguing that fees on imported panels have […]

Titus introduces bill establishing Avi Kwa Ame as national monument

By: - February 17, 2022

Nevada Democratic U.S. Rep. Dina Titus introduced a bill designating land considered sacred to ten tribes as a national monument Thursday, fulfilling a commitment she made last month. Tribes and environmentalists hailed the move that would permanently protect nearly 450,000 acres of biologically and culturally significant lands within the Mojave Desert as a breakthrough on […]

Another tribe joins fight against Lithium Americas project

By: - February 15, 2022

Another Nevada tribe is seeking to join a lawsuit against a planned lithium mine in Humboldt County, they say would cause irreparable harm to sacred native lands. The Winnemucca Indian Colony is the third Native American tribe seeking to join litigation against a mine proposed  by Lithium Americas, along with the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony and […]

Lee, Titus call on Biden to carve out and pass BBB climate provisions

By: - February 11, 2022

A group of House Democrats, including Nevada Reps. Susie Lee and Dina Titus, are calling on President Joe Biden to carve out the climate portions of the stalled Build Back Better bill and “finalize the most comprehensive legislation that can pass the Senate.” Biden’s Build Back Better package included major investments in clean energy and […]

Biden extension of Trump tariffs dismays Nevada solar industry

By: - February 10, 2022

Last week President Joe Biden announced he would extend tariffs imposed by former President Donald Trump on most imported solar panels, a move that has frustrated solar industry leaders in Nevada. Biden plans to continue tariffs on imported solar cells and panels  for four more years, but said he would exempt bifacial solar panels that […]

Nevada tribes set to gain in opioid settlement

By: - February 7, 2022

After years of court battles tribes in Nevada are on a path to receive reparations from some of the largest United States drug distributors and a top drugmaker they say fueled an opioid epidemic in their communities. Last week, tribal representatives reached settlements to resolve claims by hundreds of Native American tribes totaling $590 million […]

State plan to protect workers from extreme heat gets pushback from industry

By: - February 3, 2022

When workers die in extreme heat, it’s rarely because employers have ignored workplace heat standards. It’s because there are none. There are no federal standards to protect workers from heat-related hazards, even as heat waves become more intense and more frequent due to climate change. Under the Biden administration, the Occupational, Safety and Health Administration […]

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Feds propose designation to protect rare flower habitat at proposed mine site

By: - February 3, 2022

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed a rule Wednesday to protect 910 acres of critical habitat for a rare Nevada flower under threat by a proposed lithium mine on its only known habitat. Tiehm’s buckwheat’s entire global population grows on about 10 acres of land in western Nevada’s Silver Peak Range. Under the proposed […]

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More P-EBT benefits headed to Nevada

By: - January 28, 2022

*Read P-EBT June update here. The Biden administration has renewed a popular free food program that fed kids who were unable to access free- or reduced-price meals at schools that were shutdown due to COVID-19. Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer, or P-EBT, is a food assistance program that loads benefits on EBT cards that can be […]

NV tribe receives funding for nutrition center in latest round of HUD grants

By: - January 26, 2022

A community store and food pantry on the Walker River Paiute reservation in Northern Nevada has been operating out of the tribe’s technology center for the past two years. The makeshift store carries produce, meat, and other essentials that can be ordered and safely delivered to those living on the reservation amid the pandemic. But […]

Not just P-EBT: Multiple federal programs have provided food assistance during pandemic

By: - January 24, 2022

Over the past year, Nevadans have struggled to feed themselves and their families, a challenge that was only complicated by rising food prices, continued high unemployment, and school meal disruptions brought on by the pandemic.   Nevada was ranked eighth among states with the highest projected overall food insecurity rate per household for 2021 at 15.2%, […]