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Rory Appleton

Politics reporter
Twitter: @RoryDoesPhonics

Rory Appleton joined the Review-Journal in May 2019 as a politics reporter after five years with The Fresno Bee, where he most recently covered politics. Born and raised in Fresno, he graduated with a degree in print journalism from Fresno State University before joining his hometown paper, where his work earned six California News Publishers Association top awards in a two-year span.

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April Becker to challenge Susie Lee in 3rd Congressional District

April Becker, a Las Vegas attorney and Republican who narrowly lost a bid to unseat Nevada state Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro in 2020, has filed paperwork to challenge Democratic Rep. Susie Lee for the state’s 3rd Congressional District in 2022.

Nevada moves to dismiss election lawsuit

Attorneys for the state of Nevada are seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit filed in December that says votes in the 2020 election were “diluted” by “many” ballots allegedly cast by non-citizens.

GOP targets Cortez Masto with first ad of 2022 cycle

Republicans targeted Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto Wednesday as part of a series of small national ads seeking to tie Democrats to teachers unions and to schools not reopening during the COVID pandemic.

 
Nevada caucuses may be a thing of the past

The days of herding relative strangers into Nevada high school gyms for an all-day democracy exercise peppered with puzzling math equations that can make or break political futures may soon be at an end.

 
Group pushes for more gun restrictions in Nevada

While the state has made progress in gun violence legislation, the authors note Nevada’s gun death rate and gun suicide rate remain 40 and 60 percent higher than the national average.

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