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 prepares to dole out $7 million to charter schools for transportation

By: - July 3, 2023

Nevada charter schools this week will be able to apply for dedicated transportation funding, the state’s primary authorizer and governor’s office announced jointly Friday. Up to $7 million in dedicated funds for charter school transportation is available for the upcoming 2023-24 school year, with an additional $7 million available the following year. The money was […]

Crisis pregnancy center warning quietly removed from state abortion info website

By: - June 28, 2023

Republican Gov. Joe Lombardo instructed the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services to remove from its website information warning the public about crisis pregnancy centers.  A four-paragraph section with the subheading “Report Misleading Abortion Service Providers” first appeared on an “Abortion Information for Nevadans” page launched by DHHS in October 2022, under the direction […]

Student loan ombudsman offers info, help for borrowers as end of forbearance looms

By: - June 26, 2023

When Nevada lawmakers in 2019 created a student loan ombudsman, they had no idea a pandemic would throw the country into disarray the following year. Evelyn Castro, who took on the Nevada student loan ombudsman role in December 2019 after previously overseeing the state’s Millennium Scholarship program, had to adapt quickly come March 2020. Not […]

Not quite a home run, but Oakland A’s still manage to score $380m Vegas deal

By: - June 15, 2023

Wednesday brought to an end an eight-day special session that approved $380 million in public assistance for a proposed $1.5 billion, 30,000-seat, 9-acre baseball stadium for the Oakland A’s on the Las Vegas Strip. Pending a signature from Gov. Joe Lombardo, the Southern Nevada Tourism Innovation Act, as SB1 was dubbed by proponents, marks the […]

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A’s move closer to Las Vegas stadium deal as Oakland fans protest team owner

By: - June 14, 2023

When it comes to sports, a lot happened Tuesday. Cue the highlight reel: In Carson City, Nevada state lawmakers advanced a bill to provide $380 million in public assistance for the Oakland Athletics, whose owner wants to build what would be Major League Baseball’s smallest stadium on a corner of prime real estate on the […]

Nevada extends postpartum Medicaid coverage

By: - June 13, 2023

Nevada Medicaid will soon extend postpartum coverage to 12 months after birth. Gov. Joe Lombardo on Friday signed into law Senate Bill 232, sponsored by Democratic Assemblywoman Michelle Gorelow and Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro. The bill extends Nevada Medicaid’s postpartum coverage beyond the 60 days required by the federal government to one year after […]


A’s ballpark bill stalled in Nevada Senate as lawmakers skeptical of another stadium subsidy

By: - June 13, 2023

The Nevada State Assembly is scheduled on Tuesday to hear presentations for a proposed $380 million public assistance package for the Oakland A’s — despite the bill itself having not yet cleared the Senate. Assembly Speaker Steve Yeager in a Twitter thread Monday night said Tuesday’s “informational hearing” on the proposal will allow members to […]

Process of deciding A’s subsidy will drag into next week

By: - June 8, 2023

Both houses of the Nevada State Legislature adjourned Thursday afternoon until Monday, suggesting substantially more behind-the-scenes negotiations are needed to garner supporters for a $380 million public assistance package that would bring the Oakland A’s to Las Vegas. Gov. Joe Lombardo convened a special session Wednesday, and the Senate held a committee hearing with all […]

‘I find that disingenuous:’ Lawmakers grill A’s leadership, boosters during stadium pitch

By: - June 8, 2023

One might assume that a governor would not call a legislature into single-issue special session unless they were relatively certain they had the votes needed to achieve their desired outcome. But the temperature of the Nevada State Legislature on day one of the 35th Special Session suggests that may not be the case this time […]

Budget impasse resolved in zippy special session, all eyes turn to $380 million A’s deal

By: - June 7, 2023

Late Monday, in the 11th hour of the 2023 regular legislative session, Senate Republicans blocked a key budget bill, forced a special session, and threatened to hold out “as long as necessary” But just 24 hours later, in a zippy special session that lasted just two hours, an identical budget passed out of the Legislature […]

Special session looms after GOP blocks budget bill; A’s stadium, film tax credits quietly stall

By: - June 6, 2023

The stroke of midnight arrived without the stroke of Gov. Joe Lombardo’s pen signing a key state budget bill. Now, the Legislature will be forced to hold a special session, possibly as early as Tuesday, in order to pass a balanced state budget as constitutionally required. And two high profile proposals – one to subsidize […]

With less than 24 hours left, session’s to-do list includes budget, baseball field, film studio…

By: - June 5, 2023

Gov. Joe Lombardo’s K-12 omnibus education bill on the penultimate day of the session began progressing through the Nevada State Legislature — a sign that the Republican governor and legislative Democrats may be inching toward a deal to finish off this year’s 120-day political slugfest. Democrats on Sunday amended into Lombardo’s Assembly Bill 400 provisions […]