April Corbin Girnus

April Corbin Girnus

April Corbin Girnus is an award-winning journalist and deputy editor of Nevada Current. 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.

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Race that could decide control of Nevada Senate features testy Democratic primary

By: - May 24, 2024

The Nevada State Senate district expected to have the most competitive general election race is also having one of the most cutthroat primaries, with two well-funded Democratic candidates actively campaigning and dividing support. State Senate District 5, which covers parts of Henderson, is considered the most flippable seat this year for Democrats, who are currently […]

Coalition of Trump backers attacks Democrat running for state assembly by comparing her to Trump

By: - May 21, 2024

A coalition of business organizations are behind an attack mailer attempting to tie a progressive state Assembly candidate to former President Donald Trump, whom the groups supported in 2020. A mailer recently received by voters in Nevada State Assembly District 10 in Las Vegas claims that Democratic candidate Valerie Thomason and Trump “both hid campaign […]

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Republican challenging Nevada Senate majority leader has ties to far right Christian group

By: - May 20, 2024

The Nevada Senate Republican Caucus-backed candidate hoping to unseat Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro describes herself on her website as having “a pragmatic and results-oriented approach” but has previously identified herself as a member of a right-wing Christian organization. Jill Douglass, a retiree who previously worked in financial services, is one of two Republicans running […]

Regent challenges Democratic incumbent in State Senate District 4

By: - May 16, 2024

Democratic state Sen. Dina Neal is facing a challenge from a higher education regent in a primary race where the outcome will determine who represents the district for the next four years. SD4 is a heavily Democratic district encompassing part of North Las Vegas. No Republicans filed for the seat, which means the winner of […]

Presentation on disability council gets legislators riled up against presenter

By: - May 7, 2024

Advocates are pushing Gov. Joe Lombardo to embrace “Employment First” policies that assist people with disabilities in finding and keeping paying jobs. Catherine Nielsen, the executive director of the Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities and a member of the Nevada Employment First Task Force, told state lawmakers last week that the policy groups are in […]

Former CCSD trustee among candidates seeking to join State Board of Education 

By: - May 6, 2024

Eleven people sit on the Nevada State Board of Education. Four are elected by voters — one from each congressional district. The other seven are appointed by the governor or various public bodies. Terms for all four elected board members are up this year, but only three elections will be held, and only two will […]

Trump and Republicans file suit to nullify Nevada ballots mailed on Election Day

By: - May 3, 2024

The Trump campaign and its Republican allies on Friday filed a lawsuit challenging Nevada’s ballot receipt deadline. Nevada law allows for mail ballots postmarked on Election Day to be accepted and counted if they are received by county election officials within four days. This year, Election Day is Nov. 5, meaning ballots postmarked on or […]

Culinary-backed nurse challenges Democratic incumbent in State Senate District 3

By: - May 1, 2024

The Culinary union is flexing its political muscle this election cycle, backing the daughter of their former secretary-treasurer in a primary challenge against Democratic state Sen. Rochelle Nguyen because she supported a bill the union vehemently opposed. But Geoconda “Geo” Hughes says she wants to be the candidate for all labor, not just the powerhouse […]

NV GOP Senate primary: Gunter attacks Brown, Brown woos Trump

By: - April 26, 2024

Former President Donald Trump has endorsed candidates in all but one of this year’s competitive U.S. Senate races, leaving an opening for a mostly self-funded dark horse candidate to make a home stretch push to secure the Republican nomination and take on Democratic Sen. Jacky Rosen in November. Nevada’s 2024 GOP Senate primary is theoretically […]

For some Nevadans, voting in the June primary has already started

By: - April 24, 2024

Nevada lawmakers should consider charging a filing fee to candidates in future presidential preference primaries, members of an advisory committee suggested Tuesday. The Silver State held its first presidential preference primary election in February. Thirteen candidates appeared on the Democratic ballot. Seven appeared on the Republican ballot. (A “none of these candidates” option also appears […]

Democrats chide governor’s office over allocation of federal funds for assistance programs

By: - April 12, 2024

Democratic lawmakers on Thursday criticized Republican Gov. Joe Lombardo’s handling of federal relief money, accusing his administration of not working with them and attempting to tie their hands financially. Caught in the middle was a food assistance program that could help approximately 350,000 Nevada children this calendar year. On the surface, the Nevada Department of […]

Nevada one of the most at-risk states for ‘legal looting’ by private equity firms

By: - April 11, 2024

Nevada is one of the states most vulnerable to the profit-hungry influence of private equity firms, according to a new analysis by a national watchdog group. Nevada ranked 5th overall in the Private Equity Stakeholders Project’s Private Equity Risk Index, which the group launched this week. Only New Mexico, North Carolina, Arizona and Florida are […]