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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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What to do with all this empty land?
Sunday, March 1, 2015
The Bureau of Land Management is seeking comment from Nevada residents about plans for hundreds of thousands of acres of federal land.
From turmoil to turnaround? UMC’s new CEO discusses hospital’s status
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015
Amid turmoil, turnover and changes brought on by the Affordable Care Act, UMC turned a corner last year, new CEO Mason VanHouweling said. "I think the community is going to be pleasantly surprised with ...
Mayor Goodman, Anthony wrangle over stadium issue in radio debate
Monday, Feb. 23, 2015
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman launched her first attack against challenger City Councilman Stavros Anthony this morning when she accused the former Metro Police officer of ...
Southern Nevada’s fight against blight only intensifying
Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015
Code-enforcement officials struggle to keep up with with homes that have fallen into disrepair ...
City Council vote brings soccer stadium deal to a close
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015
Las Vegas’ soccer stadium plans are officially dead after a City Council vote today, but a potential legal challenge to a June ballot question on the issue is still in play. The council’s decision today comes ...
County commissioners hold off on awarding animal shelter contract
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015
Clark County commissioners will wait another month to gather more information before awarding a 10-year, $41 million contract to run its animal shelter after a heated debate ...
Jail expenses threaten to gobble up county’s revenue growth
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015
Continued overcrowding at the Clark County Detention Center is costing the county millions of dollars in overtime and creating an alarming budget deficit, County Manager Don Burnette said today. The amount ...
Clark County commissioners approve new fire chief
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015
Clark County has a new fire chief after commissioners approved Gregory Cassell for the job today. Cassell has worked for the Clark County Fire Department for ...
Soccer could be the issue that kicks Las Vegas mayor out of office
Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015
Six months ago, Carolyn Goodman seemed to have an unassailable grip on a second term as Las Vegas mayor. During her first three years in office, the city’s economy rebounded and downtown development flourished. Goodman avoided major controversy and was less prone to the type of remarks that ...
Major League Soccer passes on Las Vegas; stadium deal dead
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015
Citing too much uncertainty, Major League Soccer officials said today Las Vegas will not get an expansion franchise for the 2017 or 2018 seasons, killing plans for ...

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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 ...