Jeniffer Solis/Nevada Current
Jeniffer Solis is a reporter for the Nevada Current, a sister publication of the Arizona Mirror and a member of the States Newsroom network of news organizations. She was born and raised in Las Vegas, 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.
Water managers across drought-stricken West agree on one thing: ‘This is going to be painful’
By: Jeniffer Solis/Nevada Current - January 16, 2023
Water authorities in the Western U.S. don’t have a crystal ball, but rapidly receding reservoirs uncovering sunken boats and other debris lost in their depths decades ago give a clear view of the hard choices ahead. If western states do not agree on a plan to safeguard the Colorado River — the source of the […]
DHS finalizes end to Trump-era ‘public charge’ rule for immigrants
By: Jeniffer Solis/Nevada Current - September 8, 2022
The Biden administration finalized a new public charge rule on Thursday that would eliminate Trump-era policies that penalized low-income immigrants seeking health benefits and other services. The new rule from the Department of Homeland Security will roll back the types of assistance immigration officers can consider when evaluating immigrants for a green card and deciding […]
BLM cuts costs for clean energy developers looking to build on public lands
By: Jeniffer Solis/Nevada Current - June 2, 2022
The Biden administration says it will significantly reduce the amount it charges companies to build wind and solar projects on public land, a move meant to incentivize renewable energy development.
Broader tribal sovereignty at stake in federal Indian Child Welfare Act case
By: Jeniffer Solis/Nevada Current - 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 […]