Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. opened a Washing­ton, D.C., bureau to serve its markets in Indiana and 22 other states.

Kery Murakami, a veteran investigative and politics reporter, was appointed the bureau chief.

Bill Ketter, CNHI’s senior vice president of news, said Murakami will provide localized coverage and analysis of federal government issues affecting communities where the company owns and operates news outlets.

CNHI’s nine Indiana properties include The Herald Bulletin (Ander­son), the Goshen News and the Tribune-Star (Terre Haute).

Murakami has more than 25 years of experience covering local, state and national politics and issues.

Most recently, he covered the banking industry for Bloomberg BNA in Washington.