Editor's note: Because part of this story was inadvertantly left out of Tuesday's Deseret News, we're re-running the entire story. We apologize for the mistake.Things seem to come in pairs for a Deseret News reporter who has been named - for the second straight year - as the top Washington correspondent for a regional newspaper by the National Press Club.

Lee Davidson, Deseret News Washington Bureau chief for almost three years, was awarded Monday with the National Press Club's Robin Goldstein Award - an award created to honor reporters who work to keep their regional-based newspapers informed on national issues affecting their readers.Davidson is one of the estimated 600 regional reporters in Washington, D.C. He will receive a $1,000 check and will later be honored at a National Press Club luncheon.

"The judges cited your work for showing unusual range and enterprise," club president Kathryn S. Kahler wrote Davidson.

"They commented that you consistently delivered well-researched, well-written pieces for your readers and showed a commitment to issues that are crucial to people back home," she said.

Davidson, who has worked for the Deseret News since 1982 but has only been in Washington since October of 1988, writes an average of 15 articles per week for the Deseret News.

"I am surprised," Davidson said. "There are many other great regional reporters in Washington, and to win the award twice is surprising."

A BYU graduate and father of four children, Davidson received a master's in journalism with an emphasis in political science from Ohio State University.

The range of articles submitted by Davidson to the club include a series on the contamination of military bases in Utah, a column on minority rule in the Senate and several investigative pieces.

One investigative story submitted revealed that former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover may have turned down an honorary degree from BYU because he worried the school might be subversive. Information for the article was found in documents obtained by Davidson through the Freedom of Information Act from the FBI in 1990.

The Robin Goldstein Award is named after a woman who was thought to be a legend in her New Jersey hometown, even though she was not widely recognized in the Washington, D.C., community.

Goldstein worked for the Orange County Register in California until she died at age 34 from cancer.