April Corbin Girnus

April Corbin Girnus

April Corbin Girnus is an award-winning journalist with a decade of media experience. She has been a beat writer at Las Vegas Sun, a staff writer at LEO Weekly, web editor of Las Vegas Weekly and a blogger documenting North American bike share systems’ efforts to increase ridership in underserved communities. An occasional adjunct journalism professor, April steadfastly rejects the notion that journalism is a worthless major. Amid the Great Recession, she earned a B.A. in journalism from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, where she served as editor-in-chief of the student newspaper. She later earned an M.A. in media studies and a graduate certificate in media management from The New School for Public Engagement. 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, two children and two mutts.


Nevada group to push climate crisis as a top issue of 2020 race

By: - May 9, 2019

On Wednesday, the League of Conservation Voters announced a $2 million nationwide campaign titled “Change the Climate 2020” that seeks to elevate climate action as a key issue of the 2020 presidential primary. The campaign has begun organizing in early primary and caucus states, including Nevada. According to Nevada Conservation League Executive Director Andy Maggi, […]

Can the success of teacher strikes elsewhere be replicated in Nevada?

By: - May 8, 2019

It’s a narrative that appears to be playing out all across the country: Teachers are going on strike, calling in sick en masse, flooding the halls of capitol buildings and taking to the streets over low salaries, high class sizes and dwindling resources. West Virginia, Arizona, Colorado, Oklahoma, Kentucky, California and North Carolina have all […]

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Some website ranked Nevada #1 for teacher appreciation. No. Really.

By: - May 6, 2019

Nevada appreciates its teachers more than any other state! Despite the premise being beyond the comprehension of anybody paying attention to the state, some international website looking for publicity declared Nevada teachers “#1 Most Beloved in U.S.” The ranking comes from the self-described “education experts” at Brainly, a website that calls itself “the world’s largest […]

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Nurses, health care workers push for better protections from violence

By: - May 6, 2019

One morning, the upset husband of a patient told a Las Vegas nurse he was going to bring his gun to the hospital at 3 p.m. and hurt her. The nurse immediately reported the direct threat to her supervisor, who passed it up the chain of command, but they heard nothing back. Anxious and fearful […]


As state budget battle begins, Clark County teachers to consider strike

By: - May 1, 2019

A Nevada teachers strike may soon be on the table. Long threatened as a possibility, the union representing Clark County School District’s 18,000 licensed teachers is now formally asking its members to authorize a strike for the beginning of next school year. The Clark County Education Association announced the forthcoming vote via an email sent […]


Nevada Democratic Party finalizes 2020 caucus dates

By: - April 29, 2019

The Nevada State Democratic Party on Monday finalized its presumptive scheduled for the 2020 caucus. The 2020 delegate selection process will include four days of early voting from Saturday, Feb. 15 through Tuesday, Feb. 18, as well as a virtual caucus on Sunday, Feb. 16 and Monday, Feb. 17. Caucus Day will be Saturday, Feb. […]


Las Vegas does not love Starbucks as much as you think

By: - April 25, 2019

Thanks a latte, bad data! If you think that pun is cringeworthy, don’t blame the Nevada Current. Blame ApartmentGuide for forcing us to write that sentence. Earlier this week, the listing website turned fly-by-night research firm dubbed Las Vegas the “Best City for Starbucks Lovers” based off the number of Starbucks that exist per capita. […]

Yang Gang

Universal basic income, robots, and Yang

By: - April 25, 2019

Andrew Yang is worried about robot bartenders, self-driving freight trucks, and “worship of the almighty dollar.” With the field of Democratic presidential candidates nearing two dozen people, the New York entrepreneur is attempting to set himself apart with a decidedly different platform: one that focuses on apprehensions about tech automation and an economic overhaul usually […]

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Las Vegas is getting hotter faster than any other city in country

By: - April 23, 2019

Las Vegas is the fastest-warming city in the country, according to the research group Climate Central. According to the new report, released Monday on Earth Day, Las Vegas has warmed 5.8 degrees Fahrenheit since 1970. That’s more than any other city in the United States. Rounding out the top five fastest-warming cities were El Paso […]

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Charter school moratorium axed; debate over online schools rages on

By: - April 16, 2019

A proposed moratorium got the moratorium part amended out. But changes to the oversight of charter schools are still under consideration at the Nevada Legislature. AB 462 originally called for a moratorium on the approval or opening of new charter schools until 2021, but after an icy reception from legislators in the Assembly Education Committee […]

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Amended paid sick leave bill results in more hours, more exemptions

By: - April 12, 2019

When Sen. Pat Spearman asked attendees at the Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor meeting Thursday if anyone wanted to speak in opposition to the paid sick leave bill, she was met with silence in both Carson City and Las Vegas. Spearman, who chairs the committee, joked with noticeable relief: “And the heavens opened up…” […]


Light rail proposal derailed: RTC opts to support rapid bus instead

By: - April 11, 2019

Turned off by its $1 billion price tag and inflexibility, the Regional Transportation Commission board on Thursday voted unanimously to support a rapid-transit bus system on Maryland Parkway instead of a light rail system. Referred to as “bus rapid transit,” the infrastructure improvement project will add dedicated bus lanes to Maryland Parkway between Russell Road […]