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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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Early voting kicks off Saturday for municipal primaries
Friday, March 20, 2015
Residents in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson will get a chance to cast their ballots in the upcoming municipal primary election beginning Saturday with the start of early voting. Each city will have a mix of permanent and mobile polling locations for ...
Failed stadium project looms large for Las Vegas municipal election
Friday, March 20, 2015
This year's municipal election in Las Vegas will largely come down to how voters feel about a single issue — failed plans for a $200 million downtown soccer stadium ...
Henderson’s economic rebound plays crucial role in city council races
Thursday, March 19, 2015
The three city council members running for re-election this year — Debra March, Gerri Schroder and Sam Bateman — see the city on the upswing after several lean years ...
Council OKs change to Las Vegas charter barring stadium funding
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
The Las Vegas City Council voted today to add language to the city charter barring public funding for a soccer stadium at Symphony Park, preempting ...
Incumbents steamrolling challengers in campaign donations
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
When it comes to raising campaign cash, it’s good to be the incumbent. The eight city council members in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson running for re-election outraised ...
County extends contract to shelter stray animals
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
After nearly a year of debate, the Clark County Commission voted today to extend its contract with the Animal Foundation to shelter stray animals for five years. The approval came despite ...
Election 2015: Which North Las Vegas candidates can keep resurrection rolling?
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Candidates running for two North Las Vegas City Council seats in the upcoming municipal election are looking to tap into that hope for renewed economic growth in the recession-beleaguered city. All sing a similar tune about attracting new businesses and ...
Metro, jail costs eat into Clark County’s $54 million budget surplus
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Clark County commissioners got a first look today at next year’s projected budget, which shows signs of growth in the region’s economy and a ...
Sinking of stadium proposal drags down development in downtown Las Vegas
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Land near Symphony Park may be stuck in limbo until economy fully recovers ...
City won’t fight ballot initiative to nix stadium funding
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
The Las Vegas City Council voted today not to challenge a petition initiative blocking public funding for a downtown stadium, meaning voters will decide ...

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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 ...