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Statehouse press corps dwindles further…

We've lost another good one: Olympian reporter Adam Wilson is leaving to become the speechwriter for Gov. Chris Gregoire. With a young family to support and a longtime interest in politics and policy, the job seems like a good fit for Wilson in this age of pay cuts, furloughs and layoffs in the news business.

Wilson's colleague, Olympian politican editor Brad Shannon, has the story about the move and what it means for the shrinking capitol press corps, which now numbers fewer people than a soccer team. From Shannon's blog post:

Now a word on the downside. My back-of-the-envelope tally is this leaves the state with about eight full-time Olympia-based journalists to cover the Capitol, less than half what we had a year ago.

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