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.


You shouldn’t obsess over NV’s early voting numbers. But here are a few anyway.

By: - November 7, 2022

More than 618,000 Nevadans have already cast ballots in this year’s midterm elections, according to data from the secretary of state’s office. Nevada’s two-week early voting period ended Friday with approximately 280,000 people voting in-person. Meanwhile, more than 333,000 people have already voted via a mail ballot. (The SOS does not differentiate between mail ballots […]

Cortez Masto, Rosen call out Laxalt for ‘failure to condemn’ antisemitism

By: - November 1, 2022

Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto on Monday joined fellow Sen. Jacky Rosen and Jewish community leaders to denounce antisemitism on the campaign trail. Their comments largely criticized Republican Adam Laxalt, who polls have neck-and-neck with Cortez Masto in one of the most highly watched Senate battles this election cycle, but also highlighted a larger trend […]

2022 general election will bring fresh faces to Nevada State Assembly

By: - October 28, 2022

Last year, the Democratic-controlled Nevada State Legislature redrew the boundary lines for all of its 63 political districts. With this year’s midterm elections, they will see whether those decisions are going to pay off and help them maintain, or expand, their majorities. The Nevada State Assembly has 42 members. Democrats currently control the chamber with […]

‘Red wave’ and redistricting may play role in Nevada State Senate races

By: - October 27, 2022

Last year, the Democratic-controlled Nevada State Legislature redrew the boundary lines for all of its 63 political districts. With this year’s midterm elections, they will begin to see whether those decisions are going to pay off and help them maintain, or expand, their majorities. Those advantages Democrats gave themselves through political redistricting may come head […]

Question 3 is hated by many and funded by rich out-of-state reformers, but…

By: - October 25, 2022

Amid a political climate where almost every issue seems to be distilled to Democrats versus Republicans, or conservative versus liberal, Question 3 has emerged to create strange bedfellows in Nevada. Prominent Democrats, including Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, and prominent Republicans, including Rep. Mark Amodei, have both been quoted criticizing the proposed election reform, which would […]

Everything you need to know about voting in Nevada’s 2022 general election

By: - October 21, 2022

The midterm elections are officially upon us. Early voting starts this weekend. Nevadans this year get to decide who they want to lead the state and represent their interests in Washington D.C. for years to come. While the ballot may not have a presidential race at the top of it, it will have a race […]

Lieutenant governor proposes adding appointed members to school boards

By: - October 20, 2022

Lieutenant Governor Lisa Cano Burkhead announced Thursday she intends to introduce a bill that would add appointed members to all of Nevada’s local school boards. In her proposal, county commissions would appoint the presidents of all school boards statewide. That appointed president “would set the agenda and govern the trustees of the school board,” according […]

Adam Laxalt, Trumpism and the Big Lie: An (updated) chronology

By: - October 19, 2022

Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story was published on Nov. 8,  2021, during the Republican primary. We have updated it here with additional information and context for general election voters. There are policy disagreements. There are campaign talking points. Then, there’s the Big Lie. Republicans have long pushed voter restriction laws and made […]

Alaska offers perspective for Nevadans pondering open primary/ranked choice voting reform

By: - October 18, 2022

As Nevadans contemplate Question 3 on November’s General Election ballot, it might do them well to look to the last frontier. Alaskans in 2020 narrowly passed (50.55% in favor) a ballot measure to implement a ranked choice voting system similar to the one being proposed to Nevadans. Alaska isn’t the first to implement ranked choice […]

Nevada revenue exceeds projections by $1 billion

By: - October 14, 2022

The State of Nevada is collecting significantly more revenue than projected – around $1 billion this fiscal year. Fiscal analysts on Thursday presented updated data to the Economic Forum, a five-member panel of private-sector financial experts tasked with projecting the revenue numbers used by the governor and state legislature when setting the state budget. The […]

Former rural superintendent challenges incumbent in School Board District G

By: - October 12, 2022

In Clark County School Board District G, incumbent Linda Cavazos seeks her second full term. Challenging her is Greg Wieman, a longtime educator and former rural superintendent. In a crowded seven-person primary, Cavazos received 37.3% of votes — the best showing of the three School Board incumbents up for reelection this year but still well […]

Opinion of Jara key difference between trustee and the former state legislator challenging her

By: - October 11, 2022

If anyone thought Clark County School Board Trustee Danielle Ford would back down from public criticism of Superintendent Jesus Jara now that his contract has been extended until 2026, they would be wrong. The outspoken trustee, who represents the southwest part of the Las Vegas Valley, doesn’t hesitate when offering her opinion that the contract […]