With the federal government growing bigger than ever and sending money in so many directions, there's a need for more reporting than ever from Washington.
The sad reality is that there will be less overall. Some news organizations have been cutting back in the capital in these tough times.
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We need full sunshine down there, and the good news is the McClatchy Washington Bureau is staying strong and will continue to provide a close look at what's happening.
We need it more than ever.
We'll publish as much as we can in print and you can visit us online for more from Washington. It's all packaged on the McClatchy Washington page, accessed from our Web site.
A reader noticed a story online over the weekend that wasn't published in our paper. That will happen regularly, because there are many more stories than we can fit in print. The sun shines brightly online too, you'll find.