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John L. Smith Leaves R-J

Longtime Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist John L. Smith has resigned.

In a resignation letter posted to Twitter, Smith cited "recent events" as fuel for his leaving.

This weekend, it was reported Smith had been banned by new R-J leadership from writing about Sheldon Adelson, whose family owns the newspaper, or Steve Wynn, who has sued Smith in the past.

Casey Morell is the coordinating producer of Nevada Public Radio's flagship broadcast State of Nevada and one of the station's midday newscast announcers. (He's also been interviewed by Jimmy Fallon, whatever that's worth.)