This past Saturday night, emeritus intern Keegan Hamilton (who's now  St. Louie -bound), armed with a large grocery bag for plaques and a wad of greenbacks

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Weekly Nabs Five Firsts at SPJ Banquet

13 awards overall in regional journalism competition.

This past Saturday night, emeritus intern Keegan Hamilton (who's now St. Louie-bound), armed with a large grocery bag for plaques and a wad of greenbacks for the cash bar, attended the Society of Professoinal Journalists Western Washington Pro Chapter's annual awards banquet. In the Region 10 alt-weekly category -- which actually encompasses far more territory than just Western WA -- the Weekly was pitted against such tabloid stalwarts as the Missoula Indpendent (MT), Willamette Week (OR), Pacific NW Inlander (Spokane), Eugene Weekly (OR) and Anchorage Press (AK). Out of 18 juried categories, the Weekly took home 13 awards, including five firsts. A full list of Weekly honorees, along with categories, place, and links to the recognized stories, appears below:

Opinion: Knute "Skip" Berger, 1st Place, series of columns

Feature Photography: Harley Soltes, 1st Place, "Bright Man's Burden"

Sports: Mike Seely, 1st Place, "The Middle-Aged Man & the Sea"

Science & Health: Philip Dawdy, 1st Place, "Club Pot Med"

Humor: Mike Seely, 1st Place, "Greg Nickels' Quiet Storm"

Education: Nina Shapiro, 2nd Place, "Schooling the District"

Science & Health: Roger Downey, 2nd Place, "Discovery's Creation"

Minorities: Mike Seely, 2nd Place, "Bright Man's Burden"

Feature Photography: Harley Soltes, 2nd Place, "Big Game Hunters"

Page Design: Karen Steichen, 2nd Place

Consumer/Enviro Affairs: Tony Hopfinger, 2nd Place, "One Crude Dude"

Special Section: Laura Cassidy, 3rd Place, "2006 DIning Guide"

Investigative: Rick Anderson, Honorable Mention, "Six-Feet Underhanded"

 
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