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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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Developers behind Major League Soccer proposal estimate $1.2 annual profit
Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
A downtown soccer stadium would generate $23.9 million in revenue per year and a profit of $1.2 million, according to a financial analysis released today by the project’s developer. The estimate includes $10.5 million ...
Four things to know about Las Vegas’ MLS stadium deal
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014
When they announced a tentative deal to build a new soccer stadium, Las Vegas city leaders said the public's share of the $200 million stadium would be just 31 percent. On its face, the deal is a bonanza for taxpayers. The public share of recent Major League Soccer stadiums is ...
Q+A: There’s a drought in Las Vegas, and that’s a challenge for Denver, too
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014
Sitting near the headwaters of the Colorado River, Denver seems like it would have little reason to worry about the drought that has parched Las Vegas and the Southwest. But ...
Study answers question: Just how bad are Las Vegas drivers?
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014
Drivers in Las Vegas are 15 percent more likely to be in an automobile accident than the national average, putting them in the bottom half of safest drivers in the country, according to study released today by Allstate. ...
UMC announces second, bigger round of layoffs
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
A second round of layoffs are coming to University Medical Center, officials announced today, less than six months after the financially troubled hospital had its first batch of layoffs. ...
UMC governing board seeks OK to meet in private
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
Clark County Commissioners signaled mixed support today for a proposal to let University Medical Center’s newly formed governing board meet outside the public eye. Commissioners voted 4-3 to ...
State dumps public-private financing for massive I-15 project
Monday, Aug. 18, 2014
The Nevada Department of Transportation today scrapped plans to use private financing to pay for major overhauls to Interstate 15 in Las Vegas over concerns about affordability. The department instead opted to go with ...
Late in planning, Nevada considers big changes to massive I-15 project
Monday, Aug. 18, 2014
State leaders will decide today whether to reverse their decision to use private financing to pay for the biggest road project in the history of the Nevada Department of Transportation. Last June, the agency's...
Gas tax hike paves the way for smoother valley roads
Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014
The average driver in Southern Nevada will pay $52 a year more to fund several road projects. ...
More water headed to struggling Lake Mead
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014
Drought-stricken Lake Mead will get a boost next year from an increased delivery of water from an upstream reservoir, the Bureau of Reclamation announced today. But the extra water won’t be enough to stop the continued ...

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Photos: Awash in color and light, EDC revelers kick off festival
Saturday, June 22, 2013
As the sun set Friday on Las Vegas Motor Speedway, sensory overload set in as an estimated 100,000 people helped usher in the first night of the 2013 ...
Photos: McCarran's Terminal 3 opens with Las Vegas-style fanfare
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
As a Virgin Atlantic flight taxied up to Terminal 3 at McCarran Airport, the pilot came over the loudspeaker to make an announcement. “He said not to worry ...