Half Dome Village in Yosemite Valley.
Half Dome Village in Yosemite Valley. Fresno Bee file
Half Dome Village in Yosemite Valley. Fresno Bee file

Rory Appleton is a fourth-generation Fresnan who covers politics for his hometown newspaper. A Fresno State graduate, he has won six first-place California News Publishers Association awards and a McClatchy President’s Award for his reporting and column writing over the last two years.