I wanted to let Political Buzz readers know that we’re losing one of our best reporter/bloggers, Tacoma city hall reporter Jason Hagey.
After nine years at The News Tribune, Jason’s going to work as communications project manager for the Association of Washington Business (aka the state Chamber of Commerce) in Olympia.
Jason came to us in 2000 as a general assignment reporter, then moved to the Federal Way beat. He’s distinguished himself in six years on the City of Tacoma beat, where he’s covered and uncovered some great stories. He’s a tough, fair and thorough journalist and a real class act.
We’re moving fast on a permanent replacement in one of our most important beats. For the time being another experienced hand, Ian Demsky, is minding the store.