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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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Three election takeaways on the final day of early voting
Friday, Oct. 31, 2014
Boosted by a visit by former President Bill Clinton, Democrats have gained momentum in early voting turnout this week, but it still might not be enough to erase the Republican's early lead. In Clark County, Democrats turned out ...
Judge refuses to put brakes on Uber ride-sharing service
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
Uber scored an early victory in court today when a Clark County District Court judge declined to issue a temporary restraining order that would have prevented ...
Judge to hear motion today about Uber ride-sharing service in Las Vegas
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
Less than a week after launching in Nevada, ride-sharing company Uber finds itself in court today fighting for the right to ...
North Las Vegas looks to lure companies to industrial park
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014
North Las Vegas announced today it plans to establish an economic diversification district at its Apex Industrial Center to lure businesses with the same type of tax incentives given to Tesla in Northern Nevada. Mayor John Lee said ...
Why early voting numbers may mean trouble for Democrats
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014
With a week to go until Election Day, Republicans hold a commanding edge in early voting that could prove insurmountable for some Democrats. Through the first nine days of early voting ...
How one vote sent Las Vegas’ stadium deal back to square one
Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014
Las Vegas City Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian didn’t realize she was the swing vote on the proposed $200 million downtown soccer stadium until it was too late. She listened to her colleagues lay out their positions during ...
Uber arrives in Las Vegas today; battles with taxi companies loom
Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
Technology company Uber has arrived in Las Vegas and plans to launch its ridesharing service today, a move that could spark an all-out battle with ...
Report: Apex Industrial Park could create 57,960 jobs
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
North Las Vegas has big plans for the 7,000 acre Apex Industrial Park north of the city that could create thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic impact. But getting ...
Why Las Vegas chamber can give only $10K to candidate but $1M to anti-margin tax campaign
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
This inconsistency in state law has left the door open for major businesses, unions and trade associations to funnel unlimited amounts of money to groups supporting or opposing the ...
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 ...

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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 ...
Photos: McCarran's Terminal 3 opens with Las Vegas-style fanfare
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
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