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Las Vegas Sun’s Demirjian wins Lynch award

WASHINGTON (AP) – Karoun Demirjian of the Las Vegas Sun has been awarded the David Lynch Memorial Regional Reporting Award for exceptional coverage of Congress from a local perspective.

The judges, appointed by an elected panel of congressional reporters, said Demirjian’s reporting decoded the sometimes-impenetrable world of lawmakers with political profiles and “slice-of-Hill life” stories that “draw a straight line from Washington to Nevada” and offer insights readers aren’t going to find anywhere else. Demirjian received a $1,500 award and was honored Wednesday at the annual congressional dinner hosted by the Washington Press Club Foundation.

The award is named for David Lynch, a longtime member of the Capitol Hill press corps who covered Congress for The Buffalo News and bureaus serving readers in New England, Alaska, South Carolina, Iowa and Nebraska. He died in 1998 from colon cancer.

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