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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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Tight Nevada testing rules constrict supply of medical marijuana
Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015
With Southern Nevada's first dispensary now open after months of red tape, medical marijuana cultivators are facing growing pains as they grapple with ...
Accidental zoo holds out hope that it can remain open
Monday, Aug. 31, 2015
When veterinarians Valerie and Jay Holt moved in 2006 to a rural neighborhood in Moapa with a pack of 15 kangaroos and wallabies, they had no intention of starting a zoo. But after adding lemurs, a monitor lizard, an alligator, snakes, birds and other exotic species to a menagerie that grew to more than 200 animals, that’s exactly what they ended up with. In 2009, they started ...
Who really has rights to Nevada land?
Monday, Aug. 31, 2015
Standoffs between private landowners and the federal government, which owns most of Nevada’s land, have been well-publicized. The latest has a religious twist, with ...
BLM to try to save hundreds of imperiled wild horses near Las Vegas
Friday, Aug. 28, 2015
The Bureau of Land Management will be rounding up as many as 200 wild horses near Las Vegas starting Saturday to provide the animals veterinary care and food and water to protect them from ...
Sandoval hails court injunction on EPA water rules
Friday, Aug. 28, 2015
Nevada lawmakers are hailing a North Dakota district court's ruling that temporarily blocks a Environmental Protection Agency rule that would have given the federal government more control over Nevada's ...
Conservative group attacks Reid over Iran deal
Friday, Aug. 28, 2015
A conservative nonprofit foreign policy group is targeting Sen. Harry Reid with online ads over his support for ...
Titus hoping to provide relief for vets enduring child care difficulties
Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015
When Dannia Ramos enrolled to study marketing at UNLV after eight years serving in the Air Force, her GI benefits helped cover the cost of tuition and books. But they didn't ...
Medical marijuana dispensary open to the card-carrying masses
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015
After two days of selling only to pre-registered patients ...
Local governments win arbitration ruling eliminating longevity pay for some union employees
Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015
Local governments across the valley scored a major victory in the ongoing controversy over employee pay when an arbitrator sided with ...
Solar energy is Obama’s central issue on whirlwind day in Southern Nevada
Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015
President Barack Obama took a busy tour through Las Vegas on Monday, making stops at the Strip and in Henderson before settling in for the night at ...

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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 ...