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I'm pleased to call your attention to a special series that starts Sunday under the direction of Public Service Editor Gabe Semenza.

Semenza analyzed public databases to learn what federal stimulus money reached the Crossroads region and how it was spent. The money trail was not always easy to follow, as you'll learn through the series. Semenza worked with other Advocate reporters to develop a seven-part series that we expect will prompt discussion about the effectiveness of the government program.

This is the sort of watchdog reporting that is central to the mission of newspapers. Please let us know what you think.