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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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Inside the business of political signs in Las Vegas
Monday, Sept. 22, 2014
It’s an election year, and campaign signs have sprouted like weeds on vacant lots. Mailboxes are full of campaign postcards. Voters are sure to see television and Internet ads ...
Developer: Proposed stadium not viable without city chipping in $3M a year
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
A downtown soccer stadium isn’t financially viable without a $3 million annual contribution from the city, a developer for the project said. The response came from Port Telles of ...
At public hearing, concern over proposed stadium’s financing
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014
Telling the crowd to “believe in Las Vegas,” Mayor Carolyn Goodman made an impassioned pitch to bring soccer to downtown during a community meeting. “It’s the last hurrah ...
Clark County to turn focus to slot parlor curbs
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014
After a summer-long hiatus, the Clark County Commission is returning to the issue of tavern gaming in an effort to stamp out slot parlors that have proliferated across ...
Glass bottles no longer allowed on Las Vegas Strip
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014
The Clark County Commission voted today to ban glass bottles on the Las Vegas Strip to prevent them from being used as weapons and to cut down on litter. The measure prohibits anyone from ...
Public hearings on proposed soccer stadium begin tonight
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014
After several canceled public meetings last month, Las Vegas residents will finally get a chance to examine a proposal for a downtown soccer stadium and ask questions about financing in a series of meetings starting tonight. The city council delayed ...
Movement stalled on development in Symphony Park
Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014
Despite major projects being built, 90 percent of the urban village is vacant ...
Clark County Democrats vow to bring back film tax credits in 2015 session
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014
After gutting nearly 90 percent of the state's film tax credit today, Nevada lawmakers signaled they will push to revamp it in 2015. The film tax credit was a passion project for ...
Nonprofit Guinn Center’s six suggestions for lawmakers on Tesla
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014
The nonprofit Guinn Center for Policy Priorities has six suggestions for Nevada lawmakers considering the $1.3 billion Tesla deal today.
Ask us anything about Nevada’s Tesla proposal
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014
Nevada lawmakers today are debating a $1.3 billion package of tax incentives to recruit Tesla's new battery factory to an industrial center near Reno. For a deal of this size ...

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012
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