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.

Governor confirms ‘initial conversations’ between his office, CCSD, teachers union

By: - August 30, 2023

Gov. Joe Lombardo’s office on Wednesday confirmed “initial conversations” have begun between the governor, Clark County School District, and the teacher’s union. “Governor Lombardo has already had initial conversations with both sides and will continue those discussions this week,” spokesperson Elizabeth Ray confirmed Wednesday. The first-term Republican’s intervention was invoked Saturday by Clark County Education […]

Legislator to resign from Nevada Assembly, pending approval of City of Las Vegas job

By: - August 29, 2023

Democratic Assemblywoman Sabra Smith Newby plans to resign from the Nevada State Legislature to become deputy city manager of Las Vegas. The Las Vegas City Council is expected to vote to ratify Smith Newby’s appointment as deputy city manager at their next meeting on Sept. 6. The assemblywoman’s resignation is tentative until a vote of […]

Nevada AG office investigating potential impact of proposed supermarket supermerger

By: - August 25, 2023

At the intersection of Maryland Parkway and Silverado Ranch Boulevard in Las Vegas sits both an Albertsons and a Smith’s Food & Drug. Their close proximity to one another means residents in the area can easily frequent both in search of preferred food brands or better deals. But in due time these rivals may be […]

CCSD, teachers union remain ‘far apart’ on contract negotiation. So what’s next?

By: - August 23, 2023

A bitter battle between the Clark County School District and the Clark County Education Association over a new two-year contract for the district’s 18,000 licensed teachers and professionals may be inching toward a tipping point, with a key union meeting scheduled for Saturday. CCEA previously announced it would give the school district until Aug. 26 […]

Democrats reject Lombardo’s $3.2M funding request for private school scholarships

By: - August 10, 2023

The inner mechanics of Nevada’s quasi-private school voucher program came under intense scrutiny Wednesday during a nearly 12-hour meeting that ended with Democrats rejecting Gov. Joe Lombardo’s $3.2 million funding request. In a party line vote, the Interim Finance Committee rejected the governor’s emergency request to allocate $3.2 million of federal covid relief funds to […]

Trump a rallying cry, minefield for 2024 Senate, House candidates in Nevada

By: - August 9, 2023

As the field for Nevada’s GOP Senate primary grows, candidates are again being forced to reckon with Donald Trump as a campaign issue, with some candidates leaning into their support of the thrice indicted former president and others attempting to keep their distance without angering their party’s primary voters. Across the aisle, Democratic groups are […]

No Labels qualifies in Nevada as minor party for 2024 general election

By: - August 4, 2023

No Labels, a national campaign to field a third-party presidential candidate in 2024, has qualified for Nevada’s general election ballot as a minor party, the secretary of state’s office confirmed to the Current Friday. It marks the first time a minor party has qualified for a general election ballot in the Silver State since the […]

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Nonpartisan voters now outnumber Democrats, Republicans in Nevada

By: - August 4, 2023

Nonpartisans now outnumber both the Democratic and Republican parties in Nevada. Data from the Nevada Secretary of State’s office released this week shows there are now 605,112 nonpartisans (31.86% of active registered voters), compared to 601,882 Democrats (31.69%) and 551,090 Republicans (29%). Nevada is now roughly 900 voters short of 1.9 million. Secretary of State […]

Lombardo, Democrats poised for another battle on private school voucher program

By: - August 2, 2023

Republican Gov. Joe Lombardo is asking the Interim Finance Committee to direct $3.2 million in unallocated COVID-19 relief funds to the Nevada’s Opportunity Scholarship program. Democrats control the committee, setting up an all-too-familiar partisan battle over the controversial quasi-voucher program. Lombardo says hundreds of K-12 students are at risk of losing the tuition assistance and […]

Charter School Board awards $286,000 in transportation funding to 3 schools

By: - August 1, 2023

The State Public Charter School Authority’s distribution of $7 million in transportation funding got off to a modest start last week, with just three charters requesting a combined $286,000 to fund bus service for the upcoming academic year. SPCSA Executive Director Rebecca Feiden told the Charter School Board on Friday that “many more” applications are […]

Top election official says new legislation will improve system, expand access to NV voters

By: - July 11, 2023

Axing Nevada’s embrace of universal mail ballots, implementing voter identification requirements and other highly political proposals may have been dead on arrival, but Republican Gov. Joe Lombardo and the Democratic-controlled state legislature found common ground on several pieces of election-related legislation. The 2023 legislature passed — and the governor signed — bills to expand voting […]

Tesla deal frustrated lawmakers, but little will change at economic development agency

By: - July 7, 2023

Despite many lawmakers starting off this year’s legislative session with the bad taste of Tesla in their mouths, efforts to rein in the executive branch agency that currently has the power to unilaterally approve hundreds of millions of dollars worth of tax abatements without input from elected officials fell short. Instead, the scope of the […]