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Conor Shine

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A Kansas native, Conor studied engineering at the University of Minnesota but switched to journalism because it was infinitely more fun. It was in his blood, too; he's a third-generation journalist. Conor worked for the Wichita Eagle and the St. Paul Pioneer Press before joining the Sun in 2011.

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Clark County receives more than 200 applications for medical pot businesses
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Southern Nevada’s green rush is on as more than 100 businesses hurried to file medical marijuana license applications with Clark County before today’s deadline to stake out a claim in what’s expected to be ...
Developers moving forward on huge North Las Vegas master plan community
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Developers planning to build 15,000 homes in North Las Vegas told the city council today they hope to have shovels in the ground before the end of the year on one of the...
Board member discusses University Medical Center’s cash crunch, new CEO and future plans
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The new University Medical Center board of directors is in triage mode. The board took on the public hospital’s oversight from ...
Director: Brookings Institution happy to welcome Mulroy, a ‘national leader’ on water issues
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
The managing director of the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., said today that his organization is “delighted” to add former Southern Nevada water chief Pat Mulroy to its roster of experts tackling climate change. “We now have someone whose principal focus is ...
Apologetic Collins denies calling Utahns ‘inbred,’ tells fellow commissioners he’ll treat them better
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins today denied making widely reported inflammatory remarks regarding Utahns supporting Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy. "I in no way ever insulted …"
Water expert Mulroy to join Brookings Mountain West, Desert Research Institute
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Recently retired water czar Pat Mulroy is bringing her expertise and reputation as an international leader on water issues to a pair of institutions with a connection to UNLV. She will take on dual roles with ...
LV City Council considers horse-drawn carriages, new downtown grocery store
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Horse-drawn carriages could soon be circulating through downtown Las Vegas if the City Council signs off on proposed routes at its meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday. The council will also ...
Clark County considers University Medical Center loan, new slot parlors rules
Monday, April 14, 2014
UMC seeks a $25 million loan to offset delays in state Medicaid reimbursements and the commission considers new rules on tavern gaming. The meeting will be ...
Labor deals pull North Las Vegas from 'brink of despair'
Thursday, April 10, 2014
North Las Vegas has reached agreements with the last of its employee unions today that will help the city balance its budget and avoid a takeover by ...
Amid Sandoval's intervention, NLV reaches deal with 2 unions
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Gov. Brian Sandoval has stepped into contentious negotiations between North Las Vegas and its employee unions, and apparently he's had an effect. Two of the city’s four unions have ...

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