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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.

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What the bond between public education and private labor looks like

By: - June 26, 2018

Two days before Southeast Career Technical Academy held its graduation ceremony at Orleans Arena, a much smaller celebration took place in a rec room on the school’s eastside campus. There were inspiring speeches, cupcakes, proud parents… and a $70k electric car. It was a celebration for approximately two dozen students from SECTA, Desert Rose High […]

Nevada F grade

New report argues Nevada laws aren’t protecting public education

By: - June 21, 2018

Nevada has found itself near the bottom of another list. A new ‘Grading the States’ report from the Network for Public Education and the Schott Foundation for Public Education measured “commitment to democratically governed schools.” The report took into consideration the types and extent of school privatization, civil rights protections, transparency, accountability and oversight policies. […]

Route 91 survivors

Crime victims program still reaching out to find Route 91 survivors

By: - June 20, 2018

It seems like a straightforward enough, albeit lofty goal: Get all the survivors of the mass shooting referred to as 1 October to register with the Nevada Victims of Crime Program, which can cover up to $35,000 in medical, mental health counseling, wage losses and other costs related to being a victim of violent crime. […]

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CCSD begins to scratch surface of its charter school problem

By: - June 15, 2018

As Clark County School District waits to see the effects of yet another round of budget cuts, it’s an apt time to remember one group not affected: the dozens of local charter schools overseen by other entities and not part of the district. CCSD officials have not been shy about placing some of the blame […]

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A DMV victory for the trans community: What it means, what comes next

By: - June 7, 2018

Changing the gender on your Nevada driver’s license from male to female or from female to male is now akin to changing your eye color from green to blue. That is to say you just get to tell the DMV what it is. No “proof” required. This process of self-declaration quietly went into effect on […]

culinary

Culinary Union fights for immigration protections as TPS recipients ponder uncertain futures

By: - June 5, 2018

Immigrants working on the Las Vegas Strip and in Downtown Las Vegas could have the strongest job protections in the country, if the Culinary Union gets its way.