April Corbin Girnus

April Corbin Girnus

April Corbin Girnus is an award-winning journalist with a decade of media experience. A stickler about municipal boundary lines, April enjoys teaching people about unincorporated Clark County. She grew up in Sunrise Manor and currently resides in Paradise with her husband, three children and one mutt.

State plans for presidential primary, says GOP’s caucus is GOP’s business

By: - September 29, 2023

Nevada’s top election officials on Thursday expressed confidence in their ability to dutifully administer a presidential primary in early February, but they largely sidestepped discussing the obvious potential for mass voter confusion that may arise from a competing party-run presidential caucus scheduled for the same week. Democrats in the Nevada Legislature attempted to move the […]

Nevada’s exodus of election officials took with them 104 years of experience, says report

By: - September 26, 2023

Ten of Nevada’s 17 counties have lost their top election official since the last presidential election, a higher turnover rate than in almost all other western states, according to a new report out Tuesday. Among the 11 western states analyzed by the cross-partisan political reform group Issue One, only Arizona — a fellow battleground state […]

‘Still a ways to go’ but indigent defense is improving in Nevada’s rural counties

By: - September 20, 2023

Progress on correcting systemic issues with the delivery of indigent defense in Nevada’s rural counties has sped up in recent years, but the state is still out of compliance with standards set in a legal agreement it entered three years ago. Nevada’s Department of Indigent Defense Services (DIDS) was established by state lawmakers in 2019 […]

Nevada just outlawed a predatory title scheme, but not before 800+ homeowners fell for it

By: - September 19, 2023

It works like this: Someone thinking about selling their home heads to the internet to look for some info. They see an advertisement offering a free market analysis — actually, it’s better than free, because this company is offering to pay the homeowner now, a show of how seriously they want to build a relationship […]

Supreme Court leaves injunction against ‘sickouts’ in place while appeal plays out

By: - September 15, 2023

The Nevada Supreme Court on Friday denied the Clark County Education Association’s request to stay an injunction against it for recent “rolling sickouts” that have shut down schools and disrupted instruction within the Clark County School District. The injunction will remain in place as CCEA’s appeal plays out. “We are pleased that the injunction granted […]

Initiative would put abortion rights on 2024 Nevada ballot

By: - September 15, 2023

A political action committee founded by Planned Parenthood Votes, NARAL Pro-Choice Nevada and the ACLU of Nevada is leading a new effort to enshrine abortion rights and other reproductive health protections into the state constitution. Nevada for Reproductive Freedom on Thursday announced they have filed a petition initiative to establish a fundamental right to reproductive […]

CCSD ‘sickouts’ ruled an illegal strike, teachers union to appeal decision

By: - September 14, 2023

The “rolling sickouts” that have resulted in one-day closures at eight Clark County School District schools over seven instructional days constitute an illegal strike, a district court ruled Wednesday. District Judge Crystal Eller granted CCSD a preliminary injunction against the Clark County Education Association meant to end the rolling sickouts, which have come amid an […]

NV AG, FTC chair to host additional listening sessions on proposed supermarket merger

By: - September 12, 2023

Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan will be in Southern Nevada on Wednesday to hear feedback from the public about the proposed merger between supermarket giants Kroger and Albertsons. Khan’s visit is part of an expanded series of ‘listening sessions’ hosted by Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford as part of a larger investigation into the […]

Lombardo got $14M for charter school transportation. Why aren’t more schools applying for it?

By: - September 12, 2023

Republican Gov. Joe Lombardo earlier this year secured for charter schools their first ever pool of dedicated money for transportation, calling it “a critical part of expanding and enhancing school choice opportunities in our state.” But, so far, schools haven’t had to fight over the funding. As of late August, only $1.2 million of the […]

CCSD asks court to address ‘sickouts’ that saw 87% of teachers at one school call in

By: - September 12, 2023

The Clark County School District is asking the court for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against the Clark County Education Association in response to “sickouts” that forced school closures last week. CCSD says the actions clearly amount to an illegal strike and will escalate without court intervention. “The actions of licensed educators have […]

Bans in other states leads to sharp increase in abortions in Nevada, new data suggests

By: - September 8, 2023

Updated data shows the number of abortions provided in Nevada has risen 49% since 2020, suggesting that people in states with abortion bans are traveling to receive medical care.  Guttmacher Institute found that states, like Nevada, that are in close proximity to states, like Idaho, where total abortion bans are in place saw much […]

Schools Over Stadiums files referendum challenging public funding for A’s

By: - September 7, 2023

An education group wants Nevadans to weigh in on the use of public funding to build a baseball stadium on the Las Vegas Strip. Schools Over Stadiums, a political action committee set up by the Nevada State Education Association, on Wednesday filed a referendum petition with the secretary of state’s office. The referendum seeks to […]