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.

Private school voucher debate poised for comeback, could be decided by voters

By: - February 2, 2022

Nevada’s never-implemented educational voucher program may be getting a second chance at life, if two newly filed ballot measures get their way. Education Freedom for Nevada, a political action committee, on Monday filed a proposed constitutional amendment and a statutory initiative with the Nevada secretary of state’s office. Together, the proposals would create an educational […]

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Proposed ballot measures would repeal all-mail ballots, create voter ID requirement

By: - February 1, 2022

A pair of proposed ballot measures filed Friday seeks to undo voting laws implemented by Nevada Democrats in recent years. North Las Vegas resident David Gibbs has filed two proposed ballot measures with the Nevada Secretary of State. The first proposes to amend the state constitution to require photo identification at physical polling places and […]

City of Las Vegas approved to open charter school

By: - January 31, 2022

The City of Las Vegas has been given the greenlight to open its own charter school. The Nevada State Public Charter School Board on Friday voted to conditionally approve Strong Start Academy, an elementary school that will use the same name as the city’s existing subsidized preschool program. The vote was unanimous and enthusiastic, with […]

January 6 panel subpoenas Nevada fake electors McDonald, DeGraffenreid

By: and - January 28, 2022

The House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol issued subpoenas Friday to 14 fake electors from seven states, including Nevada State Republican Party Michael McDonald and state party vice chairman James DeGraffenreid. The committee is seeking information “about your role and participation in the purported slate of electors casting votes […]

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 […]