Washington Examiner Ends Local Coverage

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    The Washington Examiner is ending local coverage after eight years.

    The last edition of the free newspaper that covered D.C.-area news is on newsstands Friday, carrying the headline "Thank you, Washington."

    A total of 87 editorial and business employees are being laid off, while 38 staffers will be retained.

    A new website and weekly magazine focused on national politics will debut next week. The company has said a redesigned website will go online Monday, with the weekly publication to debut Wednesday.

    The paper's Denver-based parent company, Clarity Media Group, announced in March that the print publication would end June 14 and that it would eliminate coverage of local news, sports and entertainment.

    Clarity president Ryan McKibin said in a March letter to staffers that the new print publication will be “delivered to 45,000 key influencers throughout Washington D.C. and to legislative and executive offices in state capitals across the nation.” (Read his full memo to Examiner staffers at City Paper.)

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