Laments over the plight of those newspapers are a dime-a-dozen; The Denver Post, like many others, has shifted its resources away from national politics. But even in a straitened era, these publications are important news sources, and there are opportunities for them to deliver creative, valuable coverage to their readers. In this case, the Post made the most of such of an opportunity.

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Greg Marx is a CJR staff writer. Follow him on Twitter @gregamarx.