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Conor Shine

Local Government Reporter

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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With a more upbeat outlook, NLV mayor touts ‘strong plan to repair our city’
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015
A year ago, Mayor John Lee delivered his first State of the City address as North Las Vegas teetered on the brink of financial disaster, faced with a long-term deficit of $152 million. On Tuesday, Lee made his second-annual State of the City speech with North Las Vegas facing ...
Anthony seeks to unseat Las Vegas mayor over stadium deal
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015
Las Vegas City Councilman Stavros Anthony launched his bid today to unseat Mayor Carolyn Goodman over her support for a publicly funded downtown soccer ...
Lois Tarkanian seeking another term on Las Vegas City Council
Monday, Jan. 26, 2015
Las Vegas City Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian announced today she’s running for re-election to a third full term in this year’s municipal election. Tarkanian represents Ward 1, which covers ...
Beers submits signatures in fight against downtown soccer stadium
Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015
Opponents of a $200 million downtown soccer stadium turned in 8,400 signatures to the Las Vegas city clerk late Friday, which should be enough to ...
Petition deadline moved up for opponents of publicly funding stadium
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
Opponents of a publicly funded downtown soccer stadium have one less day to gather the 8,000-plus signatures they’ll need to put the issue on the ballot. The Las Vegas city attorney said ...
Why did Nevada candidates keep getting donations after election?
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015
Election season ended Nov. 4 with an unprecedented Republican surge. But for candidates, both winning and losing, the campaign money kept coming. Nevada candidates brought in ...
County commissioners rip plan to use tax money for downtown parking garage
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015
Clark County commissioners blasted a proposal presented that would divert sales tax dollars to pay for a parking garage that's a key part of larger plans for a $200 million stadium ...
Fueled by opposition to stadium project, Stavros Anthony to run for Las Vegas mayor
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman has met her first challenger in her bid for re-election this June: City Councilman Stavros Anthony, who wants to leverage his opposition to ...
Cannabis comes to Las Vegas: Answering your burning questions about medical marijuana
Monday, Jan. 19, 2015
In the coming weeks, the first crops of cannabis will begin blooming in warehouses across the valley, the most tangible sign yet that medical marijuana is headed to ...
Campaign finance filings: Who’s running and who raised the most?
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
With the 2014 election in the books, politicians at the state and county levels will get to take some time away from the campaign trail. But for candidates running in the upcoming municipal elections ...

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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 ...
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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 ...