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 task force on street food vendors wary of requirements set by health districts

By: - November 29, 2023

Clark County and the cities of Las Vegas and Reno are each in the process of establishing ordinances outlining where street food vendors are allowed to operate. Each expects to begin offering licensure within the next few months as their new ordinances pass through city council or county commissions. But those are not the only […]

Anti-gerrymandering ballot initiative resurrected for 2024 election cycle

By: - November 17, 2023

Fair Maps Nevada on Tuesday filed two notices of intent to circulate petitions for the 2024 general election ballot. Both are proposed constitutional amendments that would strip the power to draw the state’s political boundary maps away from the state legislature and create an independent redistricting commission. If either initiative qualifies for the ballot, it […]

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Nevada settles lawsuits with injured inmate firefighters, stripsearched woman

By: - November 15, 2023

The State of Nevada on Tuesday agreed to pay $340,000 to a group of inmate firefighters who alleged they were mocked and denied immediate medical care after inadequate equipment led to second-degree burns and their socks melting to their feet. The state also approved a $126,500 settlement for a woman who was stripsearched and interrogated […]

Nevada charter schools are higher rated than district schools, but…

By: - November 14, 2023

One-third of charter schools overseen by the Nevada State Public Charter School Authority were rated 5-star schools by the state, significantly higher than the overall rate by nearly all traditional school districts. But state charter schools still lag in enrollment of low-income students, English language learners and special education students — demographics known to need […]

Rosen thinks you should be able to use your health savings account on your aging parents 

By: - November 8, 2023

As the United States population ages, the costs of taking care of aging parents is increasingly becoming an issue for Americans. Nevada Democratic Sen. Jacky Rosen on Wednesday introduced legislation she believes could make it a little easier for caregivers. The Lowering Costs For Caregivers Act, which she cosponsors with Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) would […]

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24 Nevada charter schools are underperforming

By: - November 8, 2023

Two dozen charter schools have been flagged as academically underperforming after the state issued its first ratings since the onset of the pandemic. The Nevada State Public Charter School Authority Board on Friday issued notices of concern for 11 schools; 13 additional schools are expected to be issued notices of concern at the board’s next […]

Though scaled back by NV lawmakers, restorative justice plans still making progress, report says

By: - November 3, 2023

Despite high profile pushback during the legislative session earlier this year, Nevada schools are required to have progressive discipline plans based on restorative justice. And administrators say the schools actively embracing the spirit of restorative justice are showing early signs of improved outcomes. Restorative justice in education was largely borne out of a desire to […]

Assembly speaker calls on CCSD superintendent to resign, supe says he will stay

By: - November 1, 2023

Speaker Steve Yeager is calling on Clark County School District Superintendent Jesus Jara to resign, the Assembly Democratic Caucus announced Wednesday. CCSD in a statement quickly responded that “Dr. Jara will remain in his position as superintendent as long as the Board of Trustees desires him to do so.” The Assembly Democratic Caucus in their […]

‘Appreciation nights’ and a ‘community suite’ in draft of A’s community benefits plan

By: - October 26, 2023

The Las Vegas Stadium Authority on Wednesday released a draft of the contract detailing the financial and philanthropic commitments to be made by the Oakland A’s as a part of their sweetheart deal with the state. The draft community benefits agreement fleshes out some of the expectations established in SB1, the legislation lawmakers passed in […]

Phone scammers call all over, but seem especially attracted to Nevadans, Senate panel learns

By: - October 25, 2023

Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-NV) during a Senate subcommittee Tuesday highlighted the pervasiveness of telephone scams in Nevada and across the nation. Speaking during the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee, Rosen highlighted a report from the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Network (CSN) that found Nevada had the third highest rate of reported fraud and […]

Regents, faculty push back on presentation by national group known for right-wing policies

By: - October 24, 2023

Faculty from several Nevada colleges and universities criticized the Nevada Board of Regents Friday for entertaining a presentation from a national institute known for right-wing stances on diversity and ‘academic freedom.’ Although the presentation from James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal President Jenna A. Robinson centered on higher education board governance models, faculty argued […]

Parallel primary, caucus will demand ‘aggressive’ outreach to combat confusion, Aguilar says

By: - October 20, 2023

In previous years, when the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office received inquiries about presidential caucuses, staff could quickly explain that caucuses are organized by the two major political parties, not local or state election officials, and that voters should seek answers with them. But next year will present unprecedented challenges for state and county election […]