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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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Growth industry: Nevada lawmakers get up-close view of Colorado’s pot business
Friday, May 1, 2015
Sen. Patricia Farley, R-Las Vegas, said a recent fact-finding trip to Colorado for a look at that state's marijuana industry "really opened my mind." What she discovered included ...
Death is new Clark County coroner’s business, but so is compassion
Thursday, April 30, 2015
In the 12 years since John Fudenberg joined the Clark County Coroner's Office, he's learned that the job involves a lot more than investigating deaths. It's also about ...
Survey: Most Southern Nevadans want Uber
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
About 75 percent of Southern Nevadans want Uber, according to a survey conducted by the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance. The finding was just one of several previewed by the LVGEA today from a survey that will be released in full on May 19 ...
Passenger rail route from Las Vegas to Los Angeles gaining momentum
Monday, April 27, 2015
A group of federal and local leaders gathered in downtown Las Vegas today to discuss something that hasn't been seen in the region for 18 years: a passenger rail service to ferry riders back and forth between Las Vegas and Los Angeles. "I think the market is there. The will is there. The potential partnership is there," said Rep. Dina Titus ...
Traffic signals, crosswalks installed at Las Vegas welcome sign
Thursday, April 23, 2015
With the flip of a switch, two new traffic signals were activated along Las Vegas Boulevard today, making it safer for pedestrians crossing the street to get to the ...
County Commission probing ‘frightening’ abuses in guardianship system
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Many questions but few concrete answers emerged today as Clark County commissioners probed what they called "frightening" and "appalling" abuses in the private guardian system intended to ...
Breaking down Flamingo Road’s face-lift
Monday, April 20, 2015
Flamingo Road is going to get smoother and prettier. Transportation officials say when construction is done in 18 months on the 14-mile stretch, one of the most heavily trafficked in the valley, it will be safer and easier to navigate for motorists, pedestrians, bus riders and bicyclists. But until then, get ready for some pain in the form of ...
After Senate setback, what’s next for Uber?
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Ride-sharing company Uber hit an unexpected roadblock in its bid to launch in Nevada when the Senate failed to pass a bill Wednesday that would allow the company to ...
Anthony replaced as Las Vegas mayor’s No. 2 after failed challenge
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Las Vegas City Councilman Stavros Anthony lost his campaign for mayor against incumbent Carolyn Goodman last week, and today he lost his post as her second-in-command on the council.
After briefly thanking Anthony for ...
Presidential candidate Rand Paul brings his message to Sun City Summerlin
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Speaking before a standing-room-only crowd at the Desert Vista Community Center, the Kentucky senator laid out a vision for the country focused on individual freedoms and liberty that has won him a fervent base of support among libertarians while also ...

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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 ...