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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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While BBB still in the works, ARP gets a start on shoring up child care

By: - November 22, 2021

When Ivy Ward cut back costs for her child care business in Fallon last summer after a sharp drop in enrollment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a federal pandemic relief grant administered by a local non-profit helped keep the center alive. “I don’t know what I would have done without that grant,” Ward said. Those […]

More than 13,000 Nevada kids vaccinated in 1st week of eligibility

By: - November 18, 2021

More than 13,000 Nevada children have been inoculated against COVID-19 in the first week since those aged 5 to 11 became eligible for a shot of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, according to state data. The number represents a fraction of the 277,000 kids in the age range in the state, but it shows the eagerness of some […]

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Poll suggests 2020 election denial could suppress GOP turnout in 2022

By: - November 17, 2021

Despite zero evidence of any widespread fraud in the 2020 election, most Republicans believe next year’s midterms will not be counted fairly, according to a poll released Tuesday by the nonpartisan Center for Election Innovation and Research. The new poll of Republican voters, conducted for CEIR by Echelon Insights, detail what Republicans believe about the […]

Judge says no evidence of massacre at proposed mine site, tribes say otherwise

By: - November 16, 2021

A federal judge in Nevada has rejected a legal effort to stop excavation at the site of a planned lithium mine near the Oregon-Nevada border, turning down requests from Native American tribes to reconsider additional evidence that a massacre took place in the area. U.S. District Judge Miranda Du ruled earlier this month that Canadian-owned […]

Watered down immigration proposal prompts more calls to sidestep parliamentarian

By: - November 12, 2021

The latest version of the Biden administration’s social spending bill in Congress doesn’t include a pathway to citizenship for immigrants, instead offering a temporary parole option that falls short of what many advocates want. The legislation, dubbed the Build Back Better Act, would carve out a temporary parole option — essentially a work permit — […]

Southern Nevada children begin getting COVID-19 vaccine

By: - November 10, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 is here and the Southern Nevada Health District says shots will be widely available across the state this week. The vaccine will be available at multiple health district locations and pharmacies. Providers currently don’t have information available for how many vaccines have been given to children ages 5-11, […]

Child care in NV will be ‘decimated’ if Congress doesn’t act, providers say

By: - November 5, 2021

Child care and universal pre-K proposals in President Joe Biden’s social spending plan have thus far survived as the legislative package has been reduced to appease two conservative Democrats in the Senate. Initially envisioned as a bill spending $3.5 trillion over 10 years, a revised framework released by the White House last week halved the […]

Child tax credits brings Nevada families more than $600 million since July

By: - November 2, 2021

Nevada families have received more than $600 million from expanded child tax credit direct payments since the program began in July. In October, more than 590,000 children in Nevada benefited from the credits, according to data released by the U.S. Treasury and Internal Revenue Service.  Nationwide, more than $15 billion in advance child tax credit […]

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Broader tribal sovereignty at stake in federal Indian Child Welfare Act case

By: - October 26, 2021

A federal law to protect Native families from being separated is on a likely path to the Supreme Court where the 41-year-old law could be upended, threatening tribal sovereignty. And while child welfare is the specific issue at the heart of the case, tribal advocates fear the real goal of the deep-pocketed effort to overturn […]

Horsford, Titus join calls for Senate to overrule parliamentarian on immigration

By: - October 22, 2021

Whether millions of immigrants living in the U.S. get a path to citizenship is resting on the decision of one “un-elected official” — the Senate parliamentarian.  At least that’s the criticism shared in a letter signed to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer by Nevada House Representatives Dina Titus and Steven Horsford. The letter urges Vice […]

Immigrants implore Democrats to ‘keep their promises’ on immigration

By: - October 18, 2021

In September, Fransis Garcia traveled all the way to the nation’s capital from Las Vegas to call on Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform through the budget reconciliation process. But before she could join a scheduled march, the U.S. Senate parliamentarian rejected the effort. On the night of Sunday Sept. 19, Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough […]

Feds, state both looking to protect workers from extreme heat 

By: - October 14, 2021

Heat is the nation’s leading cause of weather-related deaths, and heat waves are becoming more intense and more frequent as the planet warms, especially in the Southwest.  Now the Biden administration is planning to implement new federal measures to keep workers safe from extreme heat after unprecedented heat waves in the Pacific Northwest left hundreds […]