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Washington Examiner to shut down in June

Some sad news on the Wizards beat: the Washington Examiner is reportedly shutting down its daily publication and becoming a political magazine. That means all the sports staffers, including Wizards beat writer Craig Stouffer, will be laid off in June.

This will mark the second big departure from the Wizards beat this season. Carla Peay left the beat when the Washington Times closed its sports section several months ago.

Stouffer will finish out the year, but unless some other publication pops up, that leaves only Michael Lee of the Washington Post and J Michael of CSN Washington as the two regular non-wire, non-blogger beat writers covering the team, though there are several other writers that attend games.