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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.

Lawmaker sets stage for discussion on ‘modernizing’ tax revenue structure

By: - January 27, 2022

Although the dollar amount of Nevada’s General Fund increases each year, after adjusting for inflation and population, its per capita dollar amount has remained relatively flat over the past three decades, the state’s chief fiscal analyst told lawmakers Wednesday. Democratic state Sen. Dina Neal, who is chairing a new joint interim committee on revenue, is […]

Jan. 6 panel renews attention on fraudulent election doc submitted by NV GOP members

By: - January 19, 2022

The U.S. House select committee on the Jan. 6 insurrection is renewing interest in an illegitimate election certificate submitted by a group of Nevada Republicans following the 2020 presidential election. The illegitimate election document, which was submitted to Congress and the National Archives, attempted to award Nevada’s six electoral votes to Republicans Donald Trump and […]

Community based solar option begins in earnest with newly launched NV Energy program

By: - January 14, 2022

An NV Energy program to expand solar access to low-income Nevadans and disadvantaged businesses is off to a solid start, a program administrator says, and is expected to continue to grow in coming years. Lawmakers during the 2019 Legislative Session passed a law essentially requiring the monopoly energy company to establish a program to support […]

Rosen calls for review of Pahrump ICE detention facility

By: - January 12, 2022

Nevada Democratic Sen. Jacky Rosen is calling on Homeland Security to conduct a review of a Pahrump detention center used by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, saying the facility is potentially obstructing detainees’ legal rights and their pathways for release. In a letter sent Tuesday to Homeland Security Under Secretary Robert Silvers, Rosen states her office […]

What CCSD & Tesla have in common: Both employ a lot of Medicaid recipients

By: - January 10, 2022

Amazon, Walmart and Clark County School District topped the list of employers with the most workers enrolled in Nevada Medicaid. Altogether, 106,836 NV Medicaid members were employed by businesses with 50 or more employees, and 131,494 dependents of those employees were also Medicaid members, according to a state report released this month. The total cost […]

Lombardo was for vaccine mandates before he was against them

By: - January 7, 2022

Clark County Sheriff and Republican gubernatorial hopeful Joe Lombardo continues to dance around the issue of vaccines. A recent fundraising letter sent by his campaign to potential donors states that first-term Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak must defend an “indefensible record on taxes, spending, crime, inflation, felons’ rights, mask and vaccine mandates.” Following a vote by […]

Nevada charter schools continue to grow faster than traditional districts

By: - January 5, 2022

Nevada’s charter schools continue to grow at a faster rate than its traditional school districts, though the rate has slowed from previous years, the latest enrollment state data show.  According to the Nevada Department of Education’s official 2021 enrollment count, 55,415 students are now attending K-12 schools overseen by the State Public Charter School […]

Explaining Nevada’s new kindergarten enrollment policy (and who is exempt)

By: - December 31, 2021

Beginning with the upcoming 2022-23 academic year, children in Nevada will have to be 5 years old by the first day of school in order to enroll in kindergarten. But some parents of August- and September-born children will have leeway, according to guidance from the Nevada Department of Education. Lawmakers during the 2021 legislative session […]

Nevada poll shows voter support for immigration reform, including pathway to citizenship

By: - December 17, 2021

As President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act languishes in the U.S. Senate, a new poll suggests more than two-thirds of likely voters in Nevada support the immigration policy contained within it. And a similar share of likely voters support additional immigration reforms that go beyond what is currently proposed. Specifically, those voters say they […]

Rent is rising faster in NV than almost anywhere else in US, listing site finds

By: - December 15, 2021

Rental prices for a one-bedroom apartment in Nevada are up 22% since last year, according to an analysis by a nationwide rental listings website. Rent.com found that average rent for an average one-bedroom apartment was $1,814 in the third quarter of 2021, up from $1,487 a year ago. That represents a 22% increase — one […]

Redistricting commission proposal resurrected, aiming for 2022 ballot

By: - December 15, 2021

An effort to take the power to draw Nevada’s political boundary lines away from the Legislature and place it in the hands of an independent redistricting committee has been officially resurrected for the 2022 election cycle. Sondra Cosgrove, who led a failed effort to get the same proposal onto the 2020 ballot, believes her group, […]

Ely Conservation Camp

NDOC: No timeline set to reopen prison camp closed for understaffing

By: - December 10, 2021

Staffing problems continue to plague Ely State Prison, further delaying the reopening of a nearby conservation camp that was shuttered last year. Ely Conservation Camp, located roughly 40 miles south of the maximum-security prison, is a minimum-security facility where inmates work on projects for the state departments of wildlife and forestry, including on fire crews. […]