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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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Marijuana dispensary says business going to pot amid opening delays
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Frustrated by months of delays, a medical marijuana dispensary is requesting internal Clark County records and threatening a lawsuit to get the store open. It passed state and ...
What Clinton’s renewable-energy proposal means for Nevada
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton wants to install more than half a billion solar panels across the nation. As Nevada has seen, solar panels generate more than just electricity ...
Titus bill would safeguard animals in natural disasters
Monday, July 27, 2015
When natural disaster strikes, schools, hospitals and businesses have emergency plans to protect people and prevent the loss of life. But what about animals caught in the path of a tornado or flood?
Congresswoman Dina Titus announced ...
Several federal agencies own, oversee large parts of Nevada
Monday, July 27, 2015
This month, President Barack Obama designated 700,000 acres in southeastern Nevada as the Basin and Range National Monument, fulfilling a longtime goal of ally Sen. Harry Reid. Basin and Range is the second national monument designated in Nevada in the past year, joining the Tule Springs Fossil Bed near Las Vegas. But often lost in the debate is that multiple federal agencies own the land, and do so for different reasons. Here’s a guide to who owns what and why ...
Michele Fiore trumpets ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ car horn
Friday, July 24, 2015
Republican Assemblywoman Michele Fiore isn’t whistlin’ Dixie — she’s honking it. The conservative politician made good on a promise from earlier this month to ...
Mike Huckabee talks public lands, Yucca Mountain in Las Vegas visit
Friday, July 24, 2015
Proclaiming himself the only Republican presidential candidate to have taken on the Clinton political machine and lived to tell about it, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Thursday night made the first of what he said will be many ...
Unfilled state regulatory jobs could delay medical marijuana openings in Las Vegas
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Dozens of medical marijuana businesses in Las Vegas could face delays in their opening dates. The state isn’t rethinking the law that legalized the growth and sale of cannabis for ...
911 breakdown prompts county officials to examine proposed fix
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Over the course of an hour on the evening of Sunday, June 28, 409 people called 911 to report an emergency to Metro Police. When they did, each of the callers encountered ...
Effort afoot to remove NLV’s first female municipal judge from bench
Sunday, July 19, 2015
After four years on the bench, Catherine Ramsey could make history as the first judge in Nevada’s 150-year history to be voted out of office in a recall. Ramsey and her attorney call the recall effort a politically motivated attack on a judge who has defied city leaders ...
Las Vegas airport gets $16.3 million from feds for runway resurfacing
Friday, July 17, 2015
McCarran International Airport is getting a $16.3 million grant from the federal Department of Transportation to continue a runway resurfacing project. The money will be used to ...

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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 ...