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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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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 ...
Catch a ride in Las Vegas with new smartphone app
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014
Starting today, hailing a limousine or town car in Las Vegas is as easy as hitting a button on your smartphone. The new Ride Genie app from locally-based Integrity Vehicle Solutions Co. is the first ...
How super lawyer Jay Brown (and others) lobbied Clark County to win medical marijuana licenses
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014
In the final days before Clark County commissioners decided who won lucrative medical marijuana licenses, the commissioners kept bumping ...
Pay your property taxes ... or else what?
Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014
It’s time to pay up. Clark County property tax bills hit mailboxes this month. The annual bill, if not necessarily enjoyable, is necessary. But each year, a small group of scofflaws choose ...
County OKs plans for arena complex at site of former Strip water park
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014
The Clark County Commission signed off today on plans for a 22,000-seat arena on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip. The approval is a first step for...

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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 ...
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Wednesday, June 27, 2012
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