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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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7 of Adam Laxalt’s relatives endorse his opponent for attorney general
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
Seven members of Republican attorney general candidate Adam Laxalt’s extended family have endorsed his opponent, Democrat Ross Miller. In a letter to the editor published ...
Money in politics: 6 takeaways from the latest campaign finance reports
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
Updated campaign finance reports released this week shone new light on which candidates and issues money is flowing to this election season. So far, more than $30 million has ...
Mark Hutchison reports big haul in latest campaign finance disclosure
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014
Republican Mark Hutchison has raised more than $1 million since June in his race for lieutenant governor, according to campaign finance reports released today. The massive haul brings ...
Q+A: Voters’ guide to how Nevada politicians raise campaign money
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014
Nevada voters get a new look today at who’s spending money to influence upcoming state and local elections. Candidates in the Nov. 4 election must file new campaign finance reports today. While campaigns have been at full throttle since the primary election this summer, today's report will be the first one since June 6. So far, there have been 17,597 contributions totaling nearly $24 million made to ...
What’s ailing Las Vegas’ public hospital and how it might be fixed
Monday, Oct. 13, 2014
Finding a prescription to make the public hospital financially viable has vexed executives and politicians for more than a decade, and over the past year, UMC’s problems have grown even more acute. The Affordable Care Act blew a $15 million hole in the hospital’s budget, and a delay in reimbursements for new Medicaid patients required UMC to borrow $45 million in emergency loans from Clark County to make payroll. The hospital, owned by Clark County, had ...
Q+A: Voters’ guide to Nevada secretary of state campaign
Friday, Oct. 10, 2014
A pair of politicians pushed out of their previous office by term limits are trading partisan jobs in a race to become Nevada's chief election officer ...
By the numbers: The business of same-sex marriage in Nevada
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
Same-sex marriage is on its way to Nevada and with it could come millions of dollars in new spending for the state’s economy. Weddings are already a $2.3 billion ...
Dotty’s owner protests proposed regulations for slot parlors
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014
Dotty’s owner Craig Estey made a rare public appearance at the Clark County Commission today to protest a new law he said is meant to put his company out of business. Estey said the proposed regulations would lead to ...
Q+A: Voters’ guide to Nevada’s lieutenant governor race
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014
With the governor’s race shaping up to be a blowout, the spotlight has turned to the undercard: Republican Mark Hutchison vs. Democrat Lucy Flores in what has become ...
Clark County pitches new rules to regulate Dotty’s, slot parlors
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014
The battle over how much money taverns can make from bartop slot machines is shaping up with a new ordinance set to be ...

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