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, three children and one mutt.
CCSD begins to scratch surface of its charter school problem
By: April Corbin Girnus - 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 […]
A DMV victory for the trans community: What it means, what comes next
By: April Corbin Girnus - 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 Union fights for immigration protections as TPS recipients ponder uncertain futures
By: April Corbin Girnus - 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.