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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.

Citizen scientists, Latino residents to track air quality in East Las Vegas 

By: - July 15, 2022

Study after study shows an important and often overlooked need in Latino communities: cleaner air. Air pollution is one of the most prevalent environmental health risks in the United States, but is disproportionately inhaled by Latino Americans. Now a community-led project in Southern Nevada is betting local Latino households and vendors can develop community-driven solutions […]

Trump calls Nevada and the nation ‘cesspool of crime’ as Lombardo, Laxalt look on

By: - July 9, 2022

Former President Donald Trump visited Las Vegas Friday to tout his chosen candidates for the U.S. Senate and governor in an often-meandering speech centered on crime in Nevada and nationally. Trump dedicated a significant chunk of his 45 minute speech at the Treasure Island resort to condemning the Democratic party for being soft on crime, […]

Feds unveil process to protect immigrant workers facing employer retaliation

By: - July 8, 2022

The U.S. Department of Labor rolled out new guidance Wednesday aimed at protecting workers from immigration-related intimidation when they participate in investigations on labor abuses. For the first time, the agency outlined steps workers can take to get support from government officials when seeking deportation relief —such as deferred action, parole, or stay of removal […]

Nye County first in nation to offer voting in Shoshone language

By: - July 6, 2022

Thanks to a decades-old amendment to the landmark Voting Rights Act, Clark County is federally required to provide ballots in Spanish and Tagalog. Now Nye County will offer assistance in another non-English language: Shoshone. Nye County will be the first and only county in the country to provide Shoshone language assistance — a traditionally non-written […]

State upholds Thacker Pass permit, conservation group warns of toxic slurry in the making

By: - June 30, 2022

The safe storage of mining waste has been a critical part of the debate over a lithium mine in northern Nevada, and now environmental advocates are pointing to a report warning that flawed analysis of the mine may lead to failures that could unleash toxic slurry into the state’s watershed. Lithium Nevada, a subsidiary of […]

Feds approve NV plan for back P-EBT payments, $175 million to be distributed

By: - June 24, 2022

*read September P-EBT update here Last month Nevada received federal approval to continue a popular free food program designed to replace meals children missed at school and child care because of pandemic-related closures. Congress temporarily extended the free food program in January to cover younger children and the summer months. Now eligible K-12 students across […]

Tribal leader in NV named to first-ever Interior tribal advisory panel – and she has a to-do list

By: - June 22, 2022

Tribal leaders from Nevada and across the country will have direct access to advising the U.S. Department of the Interior for the first time in history with the creation of a tribal advisory panel. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland last week launched the first-ever Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee, finally joining other federal agencies with […]

Infrastructure law funds Nevada sagebrush restoration projects

By: - June 20, 2022

Nevada will be receiving a total of $1.5M for projects across the state meant to fund sagebrush habitats in an effort to combat invasive grasses and wildfire, protect wetlands, and support the regional economy. Funding from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act signed into law last year will support 15 projects across the state, […]

Nevada tribe, conservationists urge 9th Circuit to halt geothermal plant construction

By: - June 16, 2022

A Nevada tribe and conservation advocates urged the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday to reverse an order allowing ongoing construction and development of a geothermal energy project in Churchill County they say threatens to destroy a sacred site and drive the rare Dixie Valley toad to extinction. Attorneys for the Center for Biological […]

Trump acolytes win primaries for down-ballot state offices

By: - June 15, 2022

Nevada Republicans shied away from more moderate alternatives Tuesday and embraced a candidate who wants to imprison women who have abortions, an election denier, and a self described “Lady Trump.” Election results for Nevada’s primary races trickled in late Tuesday, but voters had clear preferences early in the count for a number of far-right candidates. […]

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Nearly 1 in 5 midterm voters in NV will be Latino, report says

By: - June 9, 2022

As early voting for the Nevada primary election winds down, analysts are turning their attention to how the state’s Latino electorate will shape the state’s midterm general election in the fall. More than 165,000 Nevada Latinos will likely cast ballots this November, marking a nearly 6% increase from the 2020 general election, according to projections […]

Early voting in Nevada – how it’s going, how to vote

By: - June 8, 2022

An exception two years ago aside, the turnout rate in Nevada primary elections is generally miserable, and early data for the 2022 primary election indicates this election will likely follow the trend. At least 111,460 voters submitted early ballots in the first week of voting, according to Tuesday data from the Nevada Secretary of State’s […]