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3 June anderson almquist award for distinguished service to journalism The 2007 June Anderson Almquist Award for Distinguished Service to Journalism will be presented to Alan Boyle at MSNBC.com. Boyle has spent nearly 30 years in the world of journalism in Cincinnati, Spokane and Seattle. As MSNBC.com s science editor, he oversees coverage of the physical sciences and space exploration, in addition to areas such as paleontology and archaeology. Since joining MSNBC.com in 1996, Boyle has won awards from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the National Association of Science Writers, the Pirelli Relativity Challenge and the CMU Cybersecurity Journalism Awards program. He is president of the Northwest Science Writers Association, a contributor to A Field Guide for Science Writers, the blogger behind Cosmic Log and an occasional on-camera source on the MSNBC cable channel. Boyle also has served as president of the Western Washington Pro Chapter of SPJ. About June Anderson Almquist In the late 1960s, the SPJ Western Washington Chapter established two awards: Courage in Journalism, an award presented at the discretion of the chapter to a news organization rather than an individual, and Service to Journalism, an award given to an individual for a special contribution toward the betterment of journalism within Washington state. They were later combined into one under the moniker of the Distinguished Service to Journalism Award. The board renamed the award the June Anderson Almquist Award for Distinguished Service to Journalism, following her death in Almquist had a long career as a reporter, columnist and editor at the Seattle Times, concluding as an assistant managing editor. She also was a trailblazer in SPJ. Almquist was the Western Washington chapter s first woman president and received the Distinguished Service to Journalism Award in She was a leader in SPJ regionally and nationally. In 1998, she received the society s highest award for meritorious service, the Wells Key.
4 susan hutchison bosch award The 2007 Susan Hutchison Bosch Award will be presented to local radio legend Bill Wippel. Bill Wippel has been active in radio journalism since He s worked at stations in Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane, Pullman, Yakima, Ellensburg, Lewiston, Minneapolis and Green Bay. He served as news director at KIRO radio in Seattle in the late 1970s, hiring both talk show host Dave Ross and reporter Tim Haeck, both of whom still work there! Bill now has his own company, doing public relations and radio promotions, spots and station breaks for six radio stations in Central and Eastern Washington. In 2006, Bill testified at the Federal Communications Commission s media ownership hearings, stating that: It is a shame the broadcasting conglomerates with all their profits are not helping more public service organizations. With digital radio, non-profits should at least be allowed access to the new radio channels, if not the primary frequency. It appears the public service is last on most broadcasters agendas. Bill is quite active in the non-profit world. He currently serves as executive director of Tape Ministries Northwest, a lending library for the blind and disabled in 48 states and Canada. Bill also broadcasts for the blind on the Evergreen Radio Reading Service, a part of the Washington Talking Book and Braille Library. He s also done public relations and outreach work for the Union Gospel Mission, the Compass Center and New Hope Child & Family Agency. About Susan Hutchison Bosch Susan Hutchison Bosch was an environmental affairs reporter for the Seattle P-I until December She contracted lymph cancer at the age of 18 while a student at the University of Washington and died of Hodgkin s disease at the age of 25 in Following her death the SPJ Western Washington Chapter created an award in her honor. That board said Susan Hutchison Bosch personified intellectual honesty, deep understanding of people and their problems, abiding fairness, grace, perseverance and quiet courage. Though afflicted with Hodgkin s disease, she rejected despair and chose to live a fully committed life. The award is presented by the board only when the recipient is judged uniquely qualified and whose work represents the qualities Bosch defined in life.
5 2007 spj scholarship winners 1. Asli Omur, a junior at the University of Washington, is this year s winner of the June Anderson Almquist Memorial scholarship. She plans to graduate in June Her goal is to work with a media organization that specializes in international communications. 2. Breanne Coats, a junior at Pacific Lutheran University, is editor in chief of PLU s student newspaper, The Mast. She has been the president of the university s SPJ student chapter since February Ciara Kathleen O Rourke is a junior at Western Washington University. Her experience includes work as the managing and copy editor for the Klipsun Magazine, a student magazine, and managing editor for the student newspaper, The Western Front. 4. Jessica Luppino is a junior at Pacific Lutheran University. She has worked as a staff photographer for The Mast, PLU s student newspaper, and as an assistant general manager for KCNS, the student-operated television station.
6 HIGH SCHOOL NEWSPAPER WINNERS Fewer than 500 students 1. Eye of the Tiger Ephrata High School Sponsoring teacher: Lois Gibbens Submitting student: Carly La Plant 2. Riptide Vashon Island High School Sponsoring teacher: Greg McElroy Submitting students: Hannah Berloner, Marya Purrington, Amanda Heutlin 500-1,000 students No entries in this category. More than 1,000 students 1. The Roosevelt News Roosevelt High School Submitting sponsor: David Ehrich Submitting student: Molly Smith 2. The Apple Leaf Wenatchee High School Sponsoring teacher: Logan Aimone Submitting student: Nick Feldman 3. The Peninsula Outlook Peninsula High School Sponsoring teacher: Derek Smith Submitting student: Cassandra Kapp HM Hawkeye Mountlake Terrace High School Sponsoring teacher: Vince DeMiero Submitting student: Leah Pope
7 NON-daily Newspaper Winners Spot News 1. Chantelle Lusebrink The Issaquah Press Boating Accident: Group Effort Saved Teen s Life 2. Megan Doyle The Puyallup Herald Man Shot to Death in Puyallup 3. Kalyn Kelley The Peninsula Gateway Harbor Seal, Fish Die General News Reporting The Peninsula Gateway Windstorm Justin Matlick Coming Due: Risky Loans Haunt Homeowners 3. Autumn Koepp The Issaquah Press Issaquah Helps Rebuilding HM Steve Wilhelm Sea Change Government/ Political Reporting The Puyallup Herald Accessing Public Records 2. Ariel Hansen, Sequim Gazette Judged, Prosecuted and Defended by Their Peers 3. Deirdre Gregg, Diverted: Viaduct, I-405 Draw Attention from 520 Bridge Consumer and Environmental Affairs 1. John Santana Mill Creek Enterprise Beaver s Return Causing Problems 2. Chris Fitzgerald Key Peninsula News The Geoduck Dilemma 3. John Santana Mill Creek Enterprise Noise Annoys Science & Health 1. Ariel Hansen Sequim Gazette Driving the Green 2. Tyler Roush Sammamish Review Super Marin 3. Cathy Herholdt Journal Newspapers One Step at a Time Social Issues 1. Heidi Dietrich The Immigrant Economy 2. Christine Dubois, Catholic Northwest Progress This Christmas Dream: Regular Job, Place of My Own 3. Heather Meier The Puyallup Herald The Way We Worship Minorities 1. Heidi Dietrich No Boom: Black Builders Bypassed 2. Sarah Kahne Business Examiner Stepping Out 3. Deirdre Gregg A Growing Presence: Native Americans in Legislature Education Reporting 1. Sarah Koenig Enterprise Time Crunch 2. Eric Engleman Raided 3. Margo Horner Federal Way Mirror Physical Education Fuels Success Personalities 1. Scott Turner The Peninsula Gateway Of Lily and Grace 2. Jeanne Lang Jones Executive of the Year Sally Jewell 3. Michael Colello The Peninsula Gateway Doing the Reggae Leisure & Lifestyle Reporting 1. Deirdre Gregg Rodeo Relaxation 2. Caroline Li Window Washer 3. Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly My Extreme Makeover in Hong Kong Arts & Criticism News Features No awards given Business News/Features 1. Steve Wilhelm Bold Flight: Creating the Boeing Heidi Schiller Bellingham Business Journal In Search of the Perfect Burger 3. Jeanne Lang Jones Heritage: Laird Norton clan employs special traditions HM Heidi Dietrich Northward: Mexicans Join Tech Force Sports 1. Michael Dashiell Sequim Gazette Sequim s Seahawk Superfan 2. Tony Dondero The Enterprise Seeing Red 3. Michael Dashiell Sequim Gazette An Olympic Hero Editorials 1. Charles Gay Shelton-Mason County Journal See Dick Run Over 2. John R. Ruhl King County Bar Bulletin A New Ugly Era for Supreme Court Elections 3. Carol Vu Northwest Asian Weekly Civilize the Search for Superintendent HM Charles Gay Shelton-Mason County Journal Newspaper Weak
8 NON-daily Newspaper Winners Headlines 1. Terry McGuire Catholic Northwest Progress 2. Steve Heeb IT Weekly 3. Charles Gay Shelton-Mason County Journal Humorous Writing 1. Charles Gay Shelton-Mason County Journal Hi. Oh, OK. I See 2. George Le Masurier The Peninsula Gateway Enduring Questions 3. Heija Nunn Bellevue Reporter It s Time for a Very Elmo Christmas Columns HM Matt Phelps, Mercer Island Reporter Page Design 1. Laura Stumbaugh Missing Pieces, Hoophead and Bamboo To Go Cover Design 1. Andrew Hosford, David Sandler and Jim Appelgate The Puyallup Herald Falling for Autumn, My Favorite Joe and Bearing Gifts 2. Jim Appelgate The Peninsula Gateway Open Studio, Nutcrackers and Windstorm 3. David Embleton, Kristine Svehla Brown Catholic Northwest Progress Aug. 24, Sept. 7 and Sept. 21 front pages HM Jenny O Brien Cover design. Cartoons 1. Milt Priggee Out of My Hat 2. Milt Priggee No Escape Illustrations 1. Ann-Marie Stillion Northwest Asian Weekly Year of the Dog 2. Rita Wang Pampering with Perks Photo - Spot News 1. Lee Giles III The Peninsula Gateway WSP Raid 2. Jesse Beals Central Kitsap Reporter Kitsap County Fiery Crash 3. Sarah Haas Snoqualmie Valley Record Body Found at Falls Photo - General News 1. Carol Vu Northwest Asian Weekly Tibetan Protestors 2. Ann-Marie Stillion Northwest Asian Weekly Immigration Rally 3. Jesse Beals Central Kitsap Reporter Miss Washington Photography - Sports 1. Michael Dashiell Sequim Gazette Fireflight 2. Jesse Beals Port Orchard Independent/ Kitsap News Group Nine-Ten Year Old All-Stars 3. Matt Hagen Profit by a Nose HM Ric Hallock The Peninsula Gateway On to State Photography - Feature 1. Matt Hagen Window Washer 2. Chris Goodenow The Enterprise Snow and Ice Blanket the Community 3. Lee Giles III The Peninsula Gateway Harbor Hounds HM Jesse Beals Central Kitsap Reporter Calm Between the Storms Photography - Portrait 1. Matt Hagen In Person - Uberuaga 2. Dan Schlatter Bartender at Havana 3. Chad Coleman Mercer Island Reporter Phil Flash Photo Essay or pages 1. Chad Coleman Mercer Island Reporter Windstorm 2. Lee Giles III The Peninsula Gateway Keeping the Bridge Clean and Green 3. Matt Hagen Uber Urban HM Dan Schlatter 40 Under 40 Photography - Portfolio 1. David Sandler The Puyallup Herald 2. Michael Dashiell The Sequim Gazette 3. Jesse Beals Central Kitsap Reporter General Excellence The Puyallup Herald 3. The Peninsula Gateway
9 Magazine Winners General News Reporting 1. L. D. Kirshenbaum Cops & Robbers 2. James Addis World Vision Turning Back the Tide 3. Mark Defreyn Washington Law & Politics Line of Defense Government/Political Reporting 1. Dean Paton Washington CEO Hybrid Highways 2. Susan Nakagawa Seattle Magazine Who s Pulling the Strings 3. Ross Anderson Why Do We Have a Problem with Maria HM J. Kingston Pierce Washington Law & Politics Laptop Warriors Consumer and Environmental Affairs The Greening of Seattle 2. Brad Warren Reservoir Dog 3. Eric Lucas Horizon Air Magazine Fascinating Fishers HM Paul Clarke Alaska Airlines Magazine Growing Success Science & Health 1. Eric Lucas Alaska Airlines Magazine Power Up 2. Eric Scigliano Doctor of Doo 3. Andrew Engleson Horizon Air Magazine Practicing Medicine HM Cynthia Scanlon Washington CEO Magazine Stepping Wellness Social Issues 1. TIE: Michael Hood Seattle Magazine A Long Way from Home TIE: Carol Tice Seattle Magazine No Place Like Home 2. Lisa Wogan Seattle Magazine The Death Debate 3. Joe Follansbee Seattle Magazine The Disappearing Middle Class HM Emma Grunberg Payday Saviors or Debt Enslavers Minorities 1. Christina Twu Colors NW Magazine Mixed Blessings 2. Lisa Wogan Seattle Magazine Fight for Rights 3. Tom Griffin Columns Magazine The Stolen Years HM Steve Wiecking A Strange and Bitter Crop Education Reporting 1. James Ross Gardner The Kids Might Be All Right 2. Christine Twu Colors NW Magazine Educating Native Youth 3. Nick Gallo Seattle University Magazine Opening Doors HM Eric McHenry Columns Magazine Spreading the Word Personalities 1. Kathryn Robinson The War of Lt. Watada 2. Lisa Patterson Premier Media/425 The Man Behind the Vision 277 People Who Shaped Seattle Leisure & Lifestyle Reporting 1. David Laskin All Roads Lead to Home 2. Joanna Kadish Seattle Magazine The Cowboy Way 3. Peter Sackett Out of Site HM Paul Clarke Alaska Airlines Magazine The Sweet Life Arts & Criticism News Features 1. Steve Wiecking Flight Plan 2. Scott Driscoll Horizon Air Magazine Art with Heart 3. Eric McHenry Columns Magazine The Mountain Mover HM Steve Wiecking Stagestruck Business News/Features 1. Niki Stojnic Seattle Business Monthly Frisky Business 2. Chris Winters Washington CEO The Venture Capital 3. Christina Twu ColorsNW Magazine Second Generation Brings New Style to Family Shop HM Dori Jones Yang Washington CEO Magazine The Good Fight Sports 1. Terry Sheely Horizon Air Magazine Catch Basins 2. Jim Gullo Ping Pong Yong 3. Joel Rogers The Old Man and the Sweep HM Kim Wolfkill Alaska Airlines Magazine In the Fast Lane
10 magazine Winners Editorials 1. Chong-suk Han ColorsNW Magazine Oppression in Queer Communities 2. Naomi Ishisaka ColorsNW Magazine Lt. Ehren Watada 3. Charles Cross Seattle Magazine Condolences Headlines Seattle Magazine 2. Beth Taylor Washington Law & Politics 4. Steve Heeb Inside Track Humorous Writing 1. Steve Wiecking Why I m Still Single The Nickname Game 3. Michael Hood and David Volk Seattle Magazine The Worst of 2006 Columns 1. David Volk Seattle Magazine 2. Naomi Ishisaka ColorsNW Magazine Page Design 1. Heather Stajgr Premier Media Group 2. Douglas Gantenbein Seattle Magazine 3. Alicia Nammacher Seattle Magazine HM Stewart Williams Cover Design 1. Stewart Williams/William Quinby 2. South Sound Home & Garden Staff Premier Media Group 3. Linda Maas and Miranda Wumkes Washington CEO Magazine HM Robert Winters, WAC Magazine Cartoons 1. Michael Dougan My Love Affair with Seattle Illustrations 1. Katherine Streeter Seattle s Cancer Mystery 2. Shawn Wolfe The Greening of Seattle 3. Ken Susynski Washington Law & Politics What s the Big Idea? Photo - General News 1. Kari Costanza World Vision Cutting Hunger in Half Photography - Sports 1. Paul Souders Alaska Airlines Magazine Making Champions Photography - Feature 1. Charlie Schuck Best Schools 2. Mary Liz Austin Horizon Air Magazine Wonderful Washington 3. Bootsy Holler World s Fare HM Terry Donnelly Horizon Air Magazine Waterfall Wonders Photography - Portrait 1. Dan Lamont Washington CEO John Underwood 2. Olugbento Ogunsemore Seattle Business Monthly Reptile Man 3. Nancy LeVine The War of Lt. Watada Photo Essay or Pages 1. Sue Boylan & Annie Marie Musselman Seattle Magazine Safe Haven 2. Charles Peterson Underworld 3. Rafael Astorga Fall Colors HM Jon Warren World Vision Dispossessed in Darfur Photography - Portfolio 1. Jon Warren World Vision 2. Amrita Huja ColorsNW Magazine 3. Jeff Hobson Premier Media Group General Excellence ColorsNW Magazine 3. Seattle Magazine
11 DAILY NEWSPAPERS IN REGION 10 CIRCULATION 25,000 or less General Excellence 1. April 13, May 14, Sept March 12, April 13, Sept March 12, April 13, Sept. 20 Spot News 1. Sam Bishop, Rod Boyce Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Feds probe nonprofit, church 2. Shaun Hall, Jeff Duewel Grants Pass Daily Courier Higginbotham rescue 3. Hope Anderson Brumbach, Janine Manny, Evan Caldwell Blast levels Trojan Comprehensive Coverage (single day) 1. Mike Butts, Christin Runkle, Dan Black Idaho Press-Tribune Gruesome day The Chronicle Storm edition Grants Pass Daily Courier The Rogue HM Lisa Patterson, Paula Horton The Daily World Murderous ties Comprehensive Coverage (multiple days) The Chronicle TransAlta Centralia coal mine closes Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Many waters, many uses Triple killer HM Steven Friederich The Daily World Cosmopolis mill closing Investigative 1. Gail Schontzler Controversial spending 2. Barbara LaBoe Limits of the law 3. Ted Sullivan Meth s lingering menace HM Rod Boyce, Sam Bishop Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Nonprofits spending records sparse Watchdog 1. Eve Byron Independent Record Remedies for Rimini 2. Rebecca Barrett Corvallis Gazette-Times Burright under exam 3. Travis Hay Daily Record Teacher s relationship with former student HM Kira Millage The Bellingham Herald Fire package Crime and Justice 1. Ted Sullivan Deadly force 2. Kaitlin Manry The Daily World Doing life 3. Sharyn L. Decker The Chronicle Metal thieves: Industrial crime on rise HM Chelsea Duncan The News-Review 17 years later, man convicted of abuse Government 1. Randy Trick The Guemes way 2. Kellyn Brown MDT feels strain 3. Kathy Korengel Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Neighbors, city target land plan HM Gail Schontzler High-tech politics Education 1. Amanda Haines Grants Pass Daily Courier Special challenges 2. Hope Anderson Brumbach Losing sleep 3. Teresa Williams The News-Review Not left behind HM Robinson Duffy Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Retooling machine cuisine Health 1. Stephanie Mathieu Cancer vaccine is here 2. TIE: Edith Decker Grants Pass Daily Courier Not every drug that kills is illegal ; Carrina Stanton The Chronicle Adna teen loses long battle with cancer 3. Fiona Cohen The Bellingham Herald Wendy s best chance HM Kathy Boyd Capable canines Science and Technology 1. Martin Kidston Independent Record Breaking the ice 2. Erik Olson The Chronicle Magma monitored at Mount St. Helens 3. Marta Murvosh Breaching mystery HM Beverly Crichfield Rx beasts
12 DAILY NEWSPAPERS IN REGION 10 CIRCULATION 25,000 or less Environment and Energy Daily Record Logging legacy 2. Walt Williams Growth & open space 3. Chris Talbott Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Arctic ice pack losing ground HM Bennett Hall Corvallis Gazette-Times Common ground Consumer Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Through the roof 2. Beth Slovic Insurance woes 3. Sheila Hagar Walla Walla Union-Bulletin A very close call HM Josh Lintereur Good eats, slowly eaten Business 1. Josh Lintereur Farming: The next generation 2. Amy M.E. Fischer Cold catch 3. Gail Schontzler Battling time HM Vicki Hillhouse Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Questions raised over firm s leader Minorities 1. Manuel Valdes A journey of survival: The Oaxaca connection 2. Theresa Hogue Corvallis Gazette-Times A history rediscovered 3. Evan Caldwell The backbone of Pacific County Social Issues 1. Patti Richter, Patricia Snyder Grants Pass Daily Courier Hungry in Josephine County 2. Ted Sullivan Promise fulfilled 3. Michelle Dupler Moscow-Pullman Daily News When worlds collide Personalities 1. Jeff Burlingame The Daily World A long road from picking peppers 2. Manuel Valdes Half a world from home 3. Leslie Slape The demons inside HM Amy M.E. Fischer Tough guy Frank Johnson Lifestyles 1. Katie Johannes The Bellingham Herald Answer nature s call in the wild 2. Hallie Winchell The World Family has four on the way 3. John Stang Daily Inter Lake Poker aces Short Feature 1. Sandra Swain The Daily Astorian Reptilian ruckus 2. Marta Murvosh Town s official bird fears no carving knife 3. Scott McMillion Wilsall HM Steven Friederich The Daily World Ghost hunters panting for Polson Long Feature 1. Joe Sunnen The Bellingham Herald Josh s dream season 2. Chris Eshleman Fairbanks Daily News-Miner On the inside 3. Beverly Crichfield Along came a tarantula HM Sheila Hagar Walla Walla Union-Bulletin No fear, no regret HM Alex Paul Albany Democrat-Herald Brothers in arms Arts & Arts Criticism 1. Kellyn Brown Musical ambition 2. Kathleen Strecker The Daily Astorian Casino Royale is an evolutionary step 3. Dave Richardson Susan Burrows Dabney Sports News 1. Rick S. Alvord No-quit Columbians 2. Ben Zimmerman Ducks charge past Crusaders 3. Deena Manning, Jim Moore, Travis Moore Grants Pass Daily Courier Changing the prep landscape HM Kevin Hampton Corvallis Gazette-Times An easy decision Sports Feature 1. Andrew Hinkelman Doing time 2. Jim Cnockaert They were No Kevin Hampton Corvallis Gazette-Times Ultimate fighter HM Kate Fagan Daily Record Anatomy of a linebacker
13 DAILY NEWSPAPERS IN REGION 10 CIRCULATION 25,000 or less Sports Column 1. Andrew Hinkelman 2. Travis Moore Grants Pass Daily Courier 3. Jon Mitchell The News-Review HM Rick S. Alvord HM Jeff Welsch Editorial/Commentary 1. Don Nelson 2. Bill Skidmore Independent Record 3. Dick Clever General Column 1. Cathy Zimmerman 2. Michael Gallagher Daily Record 3. Kathy Erickson The World HM Karin Ronnow News Page Design 1. Julie Cozby 2. Greg Fiscus 3. Michael Yawitz HM Doug Harvey The News-Review Feature Page Design 1. Lacey Hoyer The News-Review 2. Greg Fiscus 3. TIE: Michael Plett Juneau Empire; Jake TenPas Corvallis Gazette-Times HM Chris Kerr Headlines 1. Michael Yawitz 2. Catherine J. Hicks Walla Walla Union-Bulletin 3. Steve Lundeberg Albany Democrat-Herald Spot News Photography 1. Michael Penn Juneau Empire Fire 1 2. Deirdre Eitel City bear 3. Scott Terrell Car vs. restaurant HM Nick George The Chronicle Suspect arrest General News Photography 1. Jeff Horner Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Dirt, drugs and doing time 2. Andy Bronson The News-Review Recall rejected 3. Roger Werth Trojan implosion HM Bill Wagner Leaping clear Feature Photography 1. Deirdre Eitel Summer slide 2. Brian Wallace Juneau Empire Eagle 3. Jon Austria The News-Review Silhouette shooter HM Kathy Quigg The Daily World Best in show Sports Photography 1. Nick George The Chronicle Baseball dive 2. Kevin Launius Grants Pass Daily Courier Smash mouth basketball 3. Frank Varga Close encounter HM Sean Sperry One point short Photopage 1. Nick George The Chronicle It s just Eloy 2. Matthew B. Zimmerman Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Behind the badge Photography Portfolio 1. Andy Bronson The News-Review 2. Deirdre Eitel 3. Jeff Horner Walla Walla Union-Bulletin HM Matt Wallis Portrait 1. Mark Ylen Albany Democrat-Herald Terri Thorpe 2. Matthew B. Zimmerman Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Until death do us part 3. Kevin Hong The Daily World Jeff Uitto HM Matthew B. Zimmerman Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Barn savior
14 DAILY NEWSPAPERS IN REGION 10 CIRCULATION 25,001 to 65,000 General Excellence 1. April 13, Sept. 29, Nov The Olympian April 13, Sept. 20, Dec Post Register April 13, June 4, Sept. 20 HM Kitsap Sun April 13, Sept. 20, Oct. 15 Spot News Floods block Highway 9 Yakima Herald-Republic Sleeping giant awakes Billings Gazette Derby inferno HM Staff The Olympian Port protest Comprehensive Coverage (single day) Election day / Record floods Yakima Herald-Republic President Fox visits the Yakima Valley 3. Mark Freeman Paul Fattig Mail Tribune Arson in the name of activism HM Greg Tuttle Billings Gazette A confounding killer Comprehensive Coverage (multiple days) Missoulian Two lanes into Montana The Bulletin The death of Pfc. Thomas Tucker Super Bowl coverage Investigative 1. John Trumbo Tri-City Herald Dollars-for-deal 2. Christian Hill The Olympian The old brewery 3. Erik Robinson Private property, public betrayal Watchdog 1. Mike Stark Billings Gazette Chemicals below the surface 2. Stephanie Rice Judging the judge 3. Josh Farley Kitsap Sun Report details fire marshall s incompetence HM Diana Hefley, Scott North New law to fight meth Crime and Justice 1. Phil Davidson Post Register Mason, criminal lawyer 2. Stephanie Rice, Erin Middlewood Justice for the mentally ill 3. John Branton Local cop will not face DUI charge HM Keith Chu The Bulletin Madras prison: Hopes, fears Government 1. James Sinks, Susan Goodwin The Bulletin Changing Oregon: Our shifting political landscape 2. Jeff Switzer, Lukas Velush I Adam Wilson The Olympian When lobbyists move in next door HM Don Hamilton Running on empty Education Billings Gazette Indian schools: Problems and progress 2. Howard Buck, Margaret Ellis Still relevant? 3. Keila Szpaller Great Falls Tribune Questions remain HM Heather Woodward The Olympian Autism Health 1. Debra Smith Always on alert 2. Ingrid Stegemoeller The Olympian AIDS: 25-year fight 3. John Branton Medical privacy laws HM Erin Middlewood A brief and troubled life Science and Technology 1. Anna King, Chris Mulick Tri-City Herald Decade of discovery 2. Tricia Jones Dance, dance evolution 3. Melissa Slager Starlight? Too bright HM Christopher Dunagan Kitsap Sun Tracking steelhead
15 DAILY NEWSPAPERS IN REGION 10 CIRCULATION 25,001 to 65,000 Environment and Energy 1. Mike Stark Billings Gazette Battling beetles 2. TIE: John Dodge, Chester Allen The Olympian The health of Puget Sound ; Erik Robinson Old adversaries try to save 3. Mike Stark Billings Gazette Unnatural selection HM Anna King Tri-City Herald Lessons from the slide Consumer 1. Josh Farley Kitsap Sun Threats abound 2. Courtney Sherwood Pet insurance has legs 3. Cami Joner Woodland and Wal-Mart HM Melissa Santos Who s saving on gas? Business 1. Michelle Dunlop Boeing s 40 years in Everett 2. Jan Falstad Billings Gazette Powering up down under 3. Courtney Sherwood Chip firms in charge HM Tyler Christensen Missoulian $6 an hour Business Column 1. Bryan Corliss 2. Julia Anderson 3. Steve Tytler HM Mike Benbow Minorities 1. Jodi Rave Missoulian Violence against Native women 2. Anna King, Melissa Hoyos Tri-City Herald Home on the road 3. Krista Kapralos, Eric Stevick Tribes push treaty rights HM Elena Olmstead, Sara Schilling Tri-City Herald Owning the dream Social Issues 1. Josh Farley Kitsap Sun Crosses at the crossroads 2. Jeffrey Mize Your money and your life 3. Ed Kemmick, Diane Cochran Billings Gazette Facing homelessness HM Bill Kettler Mail Tribune Gain and loss HM Sarah Lemon Mail Tribune A silent population Personalities 1. Brett Oppegaard Mystery of the maestro 2. Mike Bailey Shades of Gray 3. Dean Baker When war comes home HM Julia Anderson Warner s playbook HM Mike Benbow Renaissance man Lifestyles 1. Mike Bailey Warm memories 2. John Trumbo Tri-City Herald Come on, ride that train 3. Debra Smith Feed me: Tantalizing plants HM Keila Szpaller Great Falls Tribune Sweet memories Short Feature 1. David A. Grant King County Journal Behind the gates 2. John Branton 205 Freeway update 3. Yoshiaki Nohara A place for lovers HM James Joyce III Yakima Herald-Republic Cause and effect: A book can change a lot HM Tom Vogt Voting the plutocrat ticket Long Feature 1. Kathie Durbin Love, intertwined 2. Cindy Powers The Bulletin No matter what it took 3. Donna Healy Billings Gazette What would Lewis and Clark do? HM Erin Middlewood A mother s love, on loan HM Chelsi Moy Great Falls Tribune I was a mermaid once HM Lorna Thackeray Billings Gazette Finding Robert
16 DAILY NEWSPAPERS IN REGION 10 CIRCULATION 25,001 to 65,000 Arts & Arts Criticism 1. Joe Nickell Missoulian Missoula Symphony artistic director search 2. Greg Jayne Now not showing: Navels 3. Tricia Jones Art honors, mourns HM Bill Varble Mail Tribune Wives review Sports News 1. Eric Williams, Nathan Joyce Kitsap Sun Bremerton H.S. blues 2. John Sleeper, Scott North Everett Hawks fumble finances 3. Mike Cane A new dream HM Brian Hendrickson Trey, inspiration to team, school HM Paul Shugar Yakima Herald-Republic Dreams of fields Sports Feature 1. Brian Hendrickson The ultimate fight 2. Mark McKenna Tri-City Herald So far, so fast 3. Paul Shugar Yakima Herald-Republic Dodge em HM Justin Carinci, Tip of the cap Sports Column 1. Bill Bigelow, The Bulletin 2. Brian Hendrickson, 3. Nick Daschel, HM Greg Jayne, Editorial/Commentary 1. Tracy Warner, The Wenatchee World 2. Marty Trillhaase, Post Register 3. Erik Lukens, The Bulletin HM Chris Sivula, Tri-City Herald General Column 1. John Laird, 2. Kevin McCullen, Tri-City Herald 3. Ed Kemmick, Billings Gazette HM Scott Hewitt, News Page Design 1. James Goossen, Rob McDonald Billings Gazette 2. Tonya Ricks, Tri-City Herald 3. Pierre LaBossiere, Missoulian HM Debbie Cockrell, The Olympian Feature Page Design 1. Renee Fullerton, The Bulletin 2. Marsha Matta, 3. Doug Parry, HM Andy Zeigert, The Bulletin Headlines 1. Jim Thomsen, Kitsap Sun 2. Allison Stormo, Tri-City Herald 3. Aaron Swaney, HM Bob Sisson, Spot News Photography 1. Steven Herppich The Olympian Standoff 2. Tony Overman The Olympian Crowd control 3. Roy Musitelli Mail Tribune Callahan s landmark destroyed HM Steve Bloom The Olympian Tree rescue General News Photography 1. Steven Herppich The Olympia RIP 2. Mellissa Jansson The Bulletin Tucker parents at funeral 3. Tony Overman The Olympian Soldier s funeral HM James Woodcock Billings Gazette Fellow sailor pays respects Feature Photography 1. Mike Bonnicksen The Wenatchee World Learning to swim 2. Paul Erickson Tri-City Herald There she is 3. Dan Bates, Groundfrog Day HM Mike Salsbury, Marie Trip Sports Photography 1. David Grubbs Billings Gazette High-kicking fun 2. Bob Brawdy Tri-City Herald Hydroplane flip 3. Elizabeth Armstrong 50 swimmers HM Steven Lane, A.J. Allmendinger HM Andy Tullis, The Bulletin Rough day for cyclists Photopage 1. Michael Gallacher Missoulian Two lanes into Montana 2. Kelly Gillin The Wenatchee World Small girl, big life 3. Kurt Wilson, Missoulian Thrill chasers HM Tony Overman, The Olympian Iraq through a lens Photography Portfolio 1. Kurt Wilson, Missoulian 2. Don Seabrook, The Wenatchee World 3. Rajah Bose, Tri-City Herald HM Kevin Nortz, Portrait 1. Molly Van Wagner Tri-City Herald Hockey star 2. Roy Musitelli Mail Tribune Cyber business 3. Steven Lane, Justin Farber HM Bob Pennell, Mail Tribune Dunn deal
17 DAILY NEWSPAPERS IN REGION 10 CIRCULATION more than 65,000 General Excellence 1. April 13, Sept. 20, Oct The Spokesman-Review April 13, July 14, Sept April 13, Sept. 20, Oct. 29 HM April 13, May 11, Sept. 20 Spot News Tragedy on Capitol Hill Gunman shoots 6 at Jewish center Jewish Federation shooting HM Staff Powerless Comprehensive Coverage (single day) Sonics, Storm sold 2. Todd Bishop, Dan Richman, Julie Davidow, Tom Paulson Seattle Post Intelligencer, Gates 2.0 Gay-marriage backers may be out of options Comprehensive Coverage (multiple days) Kim family search Capitol Hill shooting The Spokesman-Review Otto Zehm HM Linda Shaw, Lynda Mapes The class of 2008: Facing the test Investigative 1. Michael J. Berens, Julia Sommerfeld, Carol Ostrom License to harm 2. Christine Willmsen, Michael Ko Chief Sealth girls basketball recruiting scandal 3. Bryan Denson, Jeff Kosseff, Les Zaitz Disabled charity fraud HM David Wickert, The News Tribune BCTI Watchdog Your courts, their secrets 2. Lewis Kamb, Eric Nalder, Paul Shukovsky Conduct unbecoming The News Tribune Dumping ground HM Staff, Lobbyists and legislators Crime and Justice 1. Maxine Bernstein How teaming up took down a gang 2. Luciana Lopez Loyalty, duty collide 3. Maureen O Hagan Nabbing the king of con HM Christine Clarridge One man task force Government 1. Ruth Teichroeb, Kristen Millares Bolt On the waterfront 2. Michelle Roberts Army tries to draft autistic 3. Randi Bjornstad The Register-Guard Measure 37 HM David Postman, Hal Bernton The lobbyist Education 1. Paige Parker Does a killing in mom s past make her unfit 2. Cara Solomon, Emily Heffter One school s legacy: There s no learning 3. Jessica Blanchard, Casey McNerthney Seattle students getting junk food fixes Health 1. Carol Smith A life in the balance 2. Gabrielle Glaser Waiting for a chance to live 3. Joe Rojas-Burke Millions for rural health miss mark HM JoNel Aleccia The Spokesman-Review A big boy Science and Technology 1. Rob Carson The News Tribune Bridge 2. Sandi Doughton Ice worms 3. Sandi Doughton Comet dust HM Nick Perry Where d the whiz kids go? Environment and Energy 1. Paula Bock Oceans of waste: The problem with plastics Our warmer world 3. Christine Frey College campuses are going green HM Diane Dietz The Register-Guard Mining s toxic legacy
18 DAILY NEWSPAPERS IN REGION 10 CIRCULATION more than 65,000 Consumer 1. Jolayne Houtz ID theft: You have to keep proving 2. Phoung Cat Le The foreclosure rescue trap Your money: Smart planning for uncertain times HM D. Parvaz Buyer beware, spotting a knockoff Business 1. Laura Gunderson A story of desire 2. Marc Ramirez From farmhand to farm owner 3. Craig Harris, Christine Frey Where a rise to the top stops HM Mike Rogoway Options backdating Business Column 1. Julie Tripp 2. Todd Bishop 3. Dan Voelpel The News Tribune Minorities 1. Esmeralda Bermudez Deported to Guatemala 2. Virginia de Leon The Spokesman-Review For four Cuban sisters 3. D. Parvaz Iran: A rediscovery HM Jim Brunner, Stores consider cheap-beer ban costly HM Christine Clarridge, Michael as a monk HM Benjamin Shors The Spokesman-Review A family finally made whole Social Issues 1. Michelle Cole Tenacious grandma beats DHS 2. Maureen O Hagan One family s struggle with mental illness 3. Marsha King Care of aging Americans often in immigrants hands HM Julia O Malley Anchorage Daily News Hmong & Mormon Personalities 1. Ruth Teichroeb Masking the truth 2. Angie Leventis The News Tribune Saturdays 3. Phoung Cat Le Their passion turns to violence HM Mark Baker The Register-Guard One letter at a time Lifestyles 1. Paula Bock Power of the pedal 2. Marc Ramirez Just a clique away 3. Erin Hoover Barnett The new face of affluence HM Laura Oppenheimer Short Feature 1. Larry Bingham Tough rooster, tender tale 2. Florangela Davila Jackie s journey 3. Carol Smith Theirs is a timeless friendship HM Mark Baker The Register-Guard Which way, wee wallaby? Long Feature 1. Julie Sullivan High privilege 2. Tom Kizzia Anchorage Daily News Peaceful harbor 3. Katy Muldoon Home to heal HM Mark Baker The Register-Guard Remembering Susi Arts & Arts Criticism 1. Sheila Farr, Susan Kelleher Chihuly Inc.: Inside the glass empire 2. D.K. Row Looking for Portland in the Portland Art Museum 3. Moira Macdonald A love affair grows cold Sports News 1. Greg Bishop And the team played on 2. Jim Brunner The secretive world of Sonics owners 3. Ryan White Kim does her stuff to win HM Casey McNerthney One for the ages Sports Feature 1. Norm Maves Gone, and never forgotten 2. Mindi Rice The News Tribune Showers 3. Michael McLaughlin Literally, a man among boys HM Joe Freeman Most wanted
19 DAILY NEWSPAPERS IN REGION 10 CIRCULATION more than 65,000 Sports Column 1. John Canzano 2. Jerry Brewer 3. Ted Miller HM John McGrath The News Tribune Editorial/Commentary 1. Doug Bates 2. Joe Copeland 3. Susan Nielsen General Column 1. David Sarasohn 2. Bob Welch The Register-Guard 3. D. Parvaz HM Andy Parker News Page Design 1. Jeff King 2. Joel Odom 3. Geoff Pinnock The Spokesman-Review HM Staff The News Tribune Feature Page Design 1. Molly Swisher 2. Julie Notarianni 3. Erin Jang HM Heather McKinnon Headlines 1. Ron Jenkins 2. David Tishendorf 3. Dave Andriesen HM Cole Cosgrove, The News Tribune Spot News Photography 1. Meryl Schenker Chicken crossing 2. Bruce Ely Tragedy at sea 3. Thomas James Hurst Without a paddle HM Thomas Boyd The Register-Guard Black Crater fire General News Photography 1. Jim Bates Gathered in grief 2. Erika Schultz Snow storm 3. Michael Lloyd College tab rising Feature Photography 1. Jamie Francis Our fallen soldiers 2. Karen Ducey A swing and a miss 3. Dan Delong Work jeans HM Grant Haller Dry pig HM Mike Siegel Floating in a fog Sports Photography 1. Alan Berner Splashing to victory 2. Drew Perine The News Tribune Par for the season 3. Drew Perine The News Tribune Eyes on the prize HM Bruce Ely, The wave HM Fredrick Joe, Wakeboarder Photopage 1. Thomas James Hurst Journey to Pakistan 2. Alan Berner That dam problem 3. Drew Perine The News Tribune Trails of autumn Photography Portfolio 1. Alan Berner 2. Brian Davies The Register-Guard 3. Jamie Francis Portrait 1. Rob Finch Our blues family 2. Andy Rogers Ariana Kukors rocks 3. Dan Delong True-blue fan HM Betty Udesen Redefining beauty
20 DAILY NEWSPAPERS IN REGION 10 all CIRCULATION classes judged together Graphics 1. Alan Kenaga The Olympian 2. Eric Baker 3. Mark Nowlin HM. David Badders Illustrations 1. Heather McKinnon 2. Andrew Saeger 3. Susan Jouflas, Jeff Paslay HM. Kristopher Lee Editorial Cartoon 1. David Horsey 2. Eric Devericks 3. Jack Ohman HM. Andrew Wahl The Wenatchee World Alternative newsweeklies in region 10 Investigative 1. Paul Peters Missoula Independent A dangerous lie 2. Alan Pittman Eugene Weekly Besmirched 3. Chris Barker The Source Weekly Green alert HM Rick Anderson, Seattle Weekly Six-feet underhanded Government 1. Kera Abraham Eugene Weekly An unwelcome no Willamette Week Body politic 3. Kevin Taylor, Joel Smith, Ted McGregor The Pacific Northwest Inlander Retaking the 5th Consumer/Environmental Affairs 1. Alan Pittman Eugene Weekly Boom! Who are the real terrorists? 2. Tony Hopfinger Seattle Weekly One crude dude 3. TIE: Monica Bradbury Anchorage Press Meet Geroge Jetson Ian Demsky, Willamette Week Hydro hogs Science and Health 1. Philip Dawdy Seattle Weekly Club pot med 2. Roger Downey Seattle Weekly Discovery s creation 3. Angela Valdez Willamette Week A taste for his own medicine HM Casey Grove, Anchorage Press Nanookie! Social Issues 1. Kera Abraham Eugene Weekly Flames of dissent 2. Angela Valdez Willamette Week Meth madness 3. Angela Valdez, Willamette Week Unforgiven HM Ted McGregor The Pacific Northwest Inlander Karmic jounalism Minorities 1. Beth Slovic Willamette Week Illegal scholar 2. Mike Seely Seattle Weekly Bright man s burden 3. Mick Lloyd-Owen The Pacific Northwest Inlander Burying the hatchet Education 1. Suzi Steffen Eugene Weekly School de verano 2. Nina Shapiro Seattle Weekly Schooling the district 3. Alan Pittman Eugene Weekly Deadbeat legislature Lifestyle 1. Joel Smith The Pacific Northwest Inlander Blazing a trail 2. Zach Dundas Willamette Week Bean town 3. Zach Dundas, Willamette Week Scarf face HM Ann Colford The Pacific Northwest Inlander I really do have friends Criticism 1. Michael Ames Idaho Mountain Express Kindler s dreams take wing 2. Ann Colford The Pacific Northwest Inlander Avast ye brigands! 3. Suzi Steffen Eugene Weekly This thing called Infamous HM Casey Jarman, Willamette Week Keep ya ones up!