In January each year, the News-Journal's editorial staff sends out more than a dozen identical letters, each to a different governing body.
Sounds exciting, doesn't it?
Well, it might not be exciting, but it's a very important part of our job.
The letters are requests for notification of meetings, agendas and copies of information that our public officials discuss or review at their meetings.
In the past, some public officials have questioned whether they must provide information to the media.