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Moving on

Post by Scott Fontaine on April 1, 2010 at 9:14 am |
April 1, 2010 12:23 pm
Doing my best impersonation of a Somali militiaman (and catching the wrath of my wife for riding in the bed of an Iraqi police pickup) in Diyala earlier this year.

After 3 1/2 years at The News Tribune (including the last year and a half on the military beat) I’ll be leaving the paper next week.  My wife and I both received jobs in Washington, D.C., so I’m in the midst of packing up our home in University Place ahead of the big move.  My last day at the paper is April 9.

Thanks to all who have read my articles and blog posts over the past few years. I tried to respond to each piece of feedback — positive, negative or otherwise — and was encouraged by every e-mail and phone call.

I don’t know who my replacement on the beat will be, but I do know this paper considers it among the top jobs in the newsroom. The News Tribune will continue to bring you the best and most military coverage in Washington state.

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