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Arizona Republic, Navajo Times earn top honors

PHOENIX (AP) – The Arizona Republic and Navajo Times earned top honors in the Arizona Newspaper Association annual awards announced Saturday night.

The Republic was named Arizona Newspaper of the Year in the daily category, while the Navajo Times claimed the top spot as the non-daily winner.

The Phoenix-based Republic won individual honors as well, including the reporting team of Yvonne Wingett Sanchez and Rob O’Dell as Journalists of the Year and Alden Woods for Story of the Year for his series on affordable housing.

Rachel Leingang was named the 2018 Journalist of the Year in the non-daily category, while Danyelle Khmara of Tucson Weekly won for Story of the Year.

Kelly Presnell of the Arizona Daily Star and Keith Morris of the Payson Roundup were named the 2018 Photographers of the Year.

Here is the full list of winners:

GENERAL EXCELLENCE

Division 1: Non-Daily circulation under 3,500

1st PlaceArizona Capitol TimesAssociate Publisher: Luige del Puerto

2nd PlaceVerde IndependentPublisher: Babette Cubitt

3rd PlaceNogales InternationalPublisher: Manuel Coppola

Division 2: Non-Daily circulation 3,500 to 10,000

1st PlacePhoenix Business JournalPublisher: Ray Schey

2nd Place – Tie Payson RoundupPublisher: Brian Kramer

2nd Place – Tie Green Valley NewsPublisher: Dru Sanchez

Division 3: Non-Daily circulation greater than 10,000

1st PlaceNavajo TimesPublisher: Tom Aviso Jr.

2nd PlacePrescott Valley TribunePublisher: Joe Soldwedel

Co-Publisher: Kit Atwell

Division 4: Daily circulation under 25,000

1st PlaceCasa Grande DispatchCo-Publishers: Donovan Kramer Jr.,

Kara Cooper

2nd PlaceDaily CourierPublisher: Joe Soldwedel

Co-Publisher: Kit Atwell

3rd PlaceHerald/ReviewPublisher: Jennifer Sorenson

Division 5: Daily circulation greater than 25,000

1st Place The Arizona RepublicExecutive Editor: Greg Burton

REPORTING & NEWSWRITING EXCELLENCE

Division 1: Non-Daily circulation under 3,500

1st PlaceArizona Capitol TimesAssociate Publisher: Luige del Puerto

2nd PlaceCoolidge ExaminerPublisher: Donovan Kramer Jr.

3rd PlaceNogales InternationalPublisher: Manuel Coppola

Division 2: Non-Daily circulation 3,500 to 10,000

1st PlaceGreen Valley News Publisher: Dru Sanchez

2nd PlacePhoenix Business JournalPublisher: Ray Schey

3rd PlaceMaricopa MonitorPublisher: Kara Cooper

Division 3: Non-Daily circulation greater than 10,000

1st PlaceNavajo Times Publisher: Tom Arviso Jr.

2nd PlacePrescott Valley TribunePublisher: Joe Soldwedel, Co-Publisher: Kit Atwell

Division 4: Daily circulation under 25,000

1st PlaceArizona Daily Sun Publisher: Don Rowley

2nd PlaceCasa Grande DispatchCo-Publishers: Donovan Kramer Jr., Kara Cooper

3rd PlaceKingman Daily MinerPublisher: Debbie White-Hoel

Division 5: Daily circulation greater than 25,000

1st PlaceThe Arizona Republic Executive Editor: Greg Burton

DEPARTMENTAL NEWS & COPYWRITING EXCELLENCE

Division 1: Non-Daily circulation under 3,500

1st PlaceArizona Capitol TimesAssociate Publisher: Luige del Puerto

2nd PlaceEloy EnterprisePublisher: Donovan Kramer Jr.

3rd PlaceVerde IndependentPublisher: Babette Cubitt

Division 2: Non-Daily circulation 3,500 to 10,000

1st PlacePhoenix Business JournalPublisher: Ray Schey

2nd PlaceArizona Jewish PostPublisher: Phyllis Braun

3rd PlaceMaricopa MonitorPublisher: Kara Cooper

DEPARTMENTAL NEWS & COPYWRITING EXCELLENCE / continued

Division 3: Non-Daily circulation greater than 10,000

1st PlacePrescott Valley TribunePublisher: Joe Soldwedel, Co-Publisher: Kit Atwell

2nd PlaceNavajo Times Publisher: Tom Arviso Jr.

Division 4: Daily circulation under 25,000

1st PlaceCasa Grande DispatchCo-Publishers: Donovan Kramer Jr., Kara Cooper

2nd PlaceArizona Daily Sun Publisher: Don Rowley

3rd PlaceHerald/ReviewPublisher: Jennifer Sorenson

Division 5: Daily circulation greater than 25,000

1st PlaceThe Arizona RepublicExecutive Editor: Greg Burton

PAGE DESIGN EXCELLENCE

Division 1: Non-Daily circulation under 3,500

1st PlaceArizona Capitol TimesAssociate Publisher: Luige del Puerto

2nd PlaceVerde IndependentPublisher: Babette Cubitt

3rd PlaceCoolidge ExaminerPublisher: Donovan Kramer Jr.

Division 2: Non-Daily circulation 3,500 to 10,000

1st PlacePhoenix Business JournalPublisher: Ray Schey

2nd PlaceGreen Valley News Publisher: Dru Sanchez

3rd PlaceMaricopa MonitorPublisher: Kara Cooper

Division 3: Non-Daily circulation greater than 10,000

1st PlacePrescott Valley TribunePublisher: Joe Soldwedel, Co-Publisher: Kit Atwell

2nd PlaceNavajo Times Publisher: Tom Arviso Jr.

Division 4: Daily circulation under 25,000

1st PlaceArizona Daily Sun Publisher: Don Rowley

2nd PlaceYuma SunPublisher: Lisa Reilly

3rd PlaceCasa Grande DispatchCo-Publishers: Donovan Kramer Jr., Kara Cooper

Division 5: Daily circulation greater than 25,000

1st PlaceArizona Daily Star Publisher: John D’Orlando

EDITORIAL PAGE EXCELLENCE

Division 1: Non-Daily circulation under 3,500

1st PlaceNogales InternationalPublisher: Manuel Coppola

2nd PlaceVerde IndependentPublisher: Babette Cubitt

3rd PlaceThe Camp Verde JournalPublisher: Robert Larson

Division 2: Non-Daily circulation 3,500 to 10,000

1st PlaceSedona Red Rock NewsPublisher: Robert Larson

2nd PlaceWhite Mountain IndependentPublisher: Brian Kramer

3rd PlacePhoenix Business JournalPublisher: Ray Schey

Division 3: Non-Daily circulation greater than 10,000

1st PlaceNavajo Times Publisher: Tom Arviso Jr.

2nd PlacePrescott Valley TribunePublisher: Joe Soldwedel, Co-Publisher: Kit Atwell

Division 4: Daily circulation under 25,000

1st PlaceYuma SunPublisher: Lisa Reilly

2nd PlaceKingman Daily MinerPublisher: Debbie White-Hoel

3rd PlaceThe Daily CourierPublisher: Joe Soldwedel, Co-Publisher: Kit Atwell

Division 5: Daily circulation greater than 25,000

1st PlaceThe Arizona RepublicExecutive Editor: Greg Burton

BEST USE OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Division 1: Non-Daily circulation under 3,500

1st PlaceArizona Capitol TimesAssociate Publisher: Luige del Puerto

2nd PlaceVerde IndependentPublisher: Babette Cubitt

3rd PlaceThe Camp Verde JournalPublisher: Robert Larson

Division 2: Non-Daily circulation 3,500 to 10,000

1st PlaceSedona Red Rock NewsPublisher: Robert Larson

2nd PlaceMaricopa MonitorPublisher: Kara Cooper

3rd PlaceGreen Valley News Publisher: Dru Sanchez

Division 3: Non-Daily circulation greater than 10,000

1st PlaceNavajo Times Publisher: Tom Arviso Jr.

2nd PlacePrescott Valley TribunePublisher: Joe Soldwedel, Co-Publisher: Kit Atwell

Division 4: Daily circulation under 25,000

1st PlaceHerald/ReviewPublisher: Jennifer Sorenson

2nd PlaceThe Daily CourierPublisher: Joe Soldwedel, Co-Publisher: Kit Atwell

3rd PlaceToday’s News-HeraldPublisher: Michael Quinn

Division 5: Daily circulation greater than 25,000

1st PlaceThe Arizona RepublicExecutive Editor: Greg Burton

COMMUNITY SERVICE/JOURNALISTIC ACHIEVEMENT

Division 1: Non-Daily circulation under 3,500

1st PlaceArizona Capitol TimesAssociate Publisher: Luige del Puerto

2nd PlaceThe Tribune-NewsPublisher: Matthew Barger

COMBINED Divisions:

Division 2: Non-Daily circulation 3,500 to 10,000

Division 3: Non-Daily circulation greater than 10,000

1st PlacePayson RoundupPublisher: Brian Kramer

2nd PlaceWhite Mountain IndependentPublisher: Brian Kramer

3rd PlaceNavajo Times Publisher: Tom Arviso Jr.

Division 4: Daily circulation under 25,000

1st PlaceCasa Grande DispatchCo-Publishers: Donovan Kramer Jr., Kara Cooper

2nd PlaceThe Daily CourierPublisher: Joe Soldwedel, Co-Publisher: Kit Atwell

3rd PlaceToday’s News-HeraldPublisher: Michael Quinn

Division 5: Daily circulation greater than 25,000

1st PlaceThe Arizona RepublicExecutive Editor: Greg Burton

SPECIAL SECTION

Division 1: Non-Daily circulation under 3,500

1st PlaceNogales InternationalPublisher: Manuel Coppola

2nd PlaceWilliams-Grand Canyon NewsPublisher: Madeline Keith

3rd PlaceArizona Capitol TimesAssociate Publisher: Luige del Puerto

Division 2: Non-Daily circulation 3,500 to 10,000

1st PlacePhoenix Business JournalPublisher: Ray Schey

2nd PlaceChino Valley ReviewPublisher: Joe Soldwedel, Co-Publisher: Kit Atwell

3rd PlacePayson RoundupPublisher: Brian Kramer

Division 3: Non-Daily circulation greater than 10,000

1st PlacePrescott Valley TribunePublisher: Joe Soldwedel, Co-Publisher: Kit Atwell

2nd PlaceNavajo Times Publisher: Tom Arviso Jr.

COMBINED Divisions:

Division 4: Daily circulation under 25,000

Division 5: Daily circulation greater than 25,000

1st PlaceArizona Daily Star Publisher: John D’Orlando

2nd PlaceThe Daily CourierPublisher: Joe Soldwedel, Co-Publisher: Kit Atwell

3rd PlaceHerald/ReviewPublisher: Jennifer Sorenson

NEWSPAPER SUPPLEMENT OR MAGAZINE

Division 1: Non-Daily circulation under 3,500

1st PlaceVerde IndependentPublisher: Babette Cubitt

2nd PlaceLake Powell Chronicle Editor: Steven Laws

Division 2: Non-Daily circulation 3,500 to 10,000

1st PlaceGreen Valley News Publisher: Dru Sanchez

2nd PlacePayson RoundupPublisher: Brian Kramer

3rd PlaceThe Fountain Hills TimesPublisher: Brent Cruikshank

Division 3: Non-Daily circulation greater than 10,000

No Entries

COMBINED Divisions:

Division 4: Daily circulation under 25,000

Division 5: Daily circulation greater than 25,000

1st PlaceThe Daily CourierPublisher: Joe Soldwedel, Co-Publisher: Kit Atwell

2nd PlaceYuma SunPublisher: Lisa Reilly

3rd PlaceHerald/ReviewPublisher: Jennifer Sorenson

NEWSPAPER WEBSITE

Division 1: Non-Daily circulation under 3,500

1st PlaceArizona Capitol TimesAssociate Publisher: Luige del Puerto

2nd PlaceVerde IndependentPublisher: Babette Cubitt

3rd PlaceWilliams-Grand Canyon NewsPublisher: Madeline Keith

Division 2: Non-Daily circulation 3,500 to 10,000

1st PlacePayson RoundupPublisher: Brian Kramer

2nd PlaceChino Valley ReviewPublisher: Joe Soldwedel, Co-Publisher: Kit Atwell

3rd PlaceThe Fountain Hills TimesPublisher: Brent Cruikshank

Division 3: Non-Daily circulation greater than 10,000

1st PlaceNavajo Times Publisher: Tom Arviso Jr.

2nd PlacePrescott Valley TribunePublisher: Joe Soldwedel, Co-Publisher: Kit Atwell

Division 4: Daily circulation under 25,000

1st PlaceCasa Grande DispatchCo-Publishers: Donovan Kramer Jr., Kara Cooper

2nd PlaceHerald/ReviewPublisher: Jennifer Sorenson

3rd PlaceToday’s News-HeraldPublisher: Michael Quinn

Division 5: Daily circulation greater than 25,000

1st PlaceArizona Daily Star Publisher: John D’Orlando

Individual Winners by Category

BEST HEADLINE

Division 1: Non-Daily circulation under 3,500

1st PlaceDarren BarakatAssorted headlinesCoolidge Examiner

2nd PlaceChelsea CurtisAssorted headlinesParker Pioneer

3rd PlaceGary GradoNo Joke Arizona Capitol Times

Division 2: Non-Daily circulation 3,500 to 10,000

1st PlaceDarren BarakatAssorted headlinesMaricopa Monitor

2nd PlaceMakenna LepowskyOpportuni-trees and various headlinesSedona Red Rock News

3rd PlaceDan ShearerClick baitGreen Valley News

Division 3: Non-Daily circulation greater than 10,000

1st PlaceCindy YurthBullish on Bears Ears and Navajo Times

Assorted headlines

2nd PlaceArianna GraineyPolar bear leaves under ‘unbearable’Apache Junction Independent

circumstances

3rd PlaceBill Van NimwegenLeave Us Alone Say Gold Canyon ResidentsApache Junction/Gold Canyon News

Division 4: Daily circulation under 25,000

1st PlaceJoseph Terry100 degrees: ASU Havasu reaches Today’s News-Herald

milestone

2nd PlaceDarren BarakatAssorted headlinesCasa Grande Dispatch

Division 5: Daily circulation greater than 25,000

1st PlaceJim WamboldAssorted headlinesThe Arizona Republic

2nd PlaceDave OrdAssorted headlinesArizona Daily Star

3rd PlacePeter SibleyAssorted headlinesArizona Daily Star

BEST NEWS STORY

Division 1: Non-Daily circulation under 3,500

1st PlaceBen GilesControversial researcher hired to Arizona Capitol Times

update prison population study

2nd PlacePaulina PinedaLegislators’ complaints of lawbreakingArizona Capitol Times

by cities on the upswing

3rd PlaceJonathan Clark,Cop killed by suspected carjackerNogales International

Arielle Zionts

Division 2: Non-Daily circulation 3,500 to 10,000

1st PlaceKim SmithPolice: Reports policy hurting workGreen Valley News

2nd PlaceHayley RingleWhat’s next for UberPhoenix Business Journal

3rd PlaceBob BurnsCouncil fires legal teamThe Fountain Hills Times

Division 3: Non-Daily circulation greater than 10,000

1st PlacePauly DenetclawAkonizaad Dine Bizaad Yit’ih Navajo Times

(The state of the Dinè language)

2nd PlaceDanyelle KhmaraBackpage BustTucson Weekly

3rd PlaceCindy YurthOne woman’s courageNavajo Times

Division 4: Daily circulation under 25,000

1st PlaceMegan JanetskyPassage PreventedArizona Center for Investigative Reporting

2nd PlaceClaire ClevelandPregnant and AddictedArizona Center for Investigative Reporting

3rd PlaceBlake HerzogResidents defend area’s water rightsYuma Sun

Division 5: Daily circulation greater than 25,000

1st PlaceCaitlin SchmidtTucson police make changes afterArizona Daily Star

detective’s investigative failures

2nd PlaceDustin Gardiner,Iconic Phoenix library assesses storm’s tollThe Arizona Republic

Yihyun Jeong

BEST SUSTAINED COVERAGE OR SERIES

Division 1: Non-Daily circulation under 3,500

1st PlaceKendal BlustBorder Patrol murder trialNogales International

2nd PlaceRachel LeingangLetter GradesArizona Capitol Times

3rd PlaceKatie Campbell#REDforEDArizona Capitol Times

Division 2: Non-Daily circulation 3,500 to 10,000

1st PlaceMichael JohnsonDistrict in distress: White Mountain Lake White Mountain Independent

Fire District coverage

2nd PlaceMichele NelsonPine WaterPayson Roundup

3rd PlaceAlexis BechmanWildfire PreventionPayson Roundup

Division 3: Non-Daily circulation greater than 10,000

1st PlaceKrista AllenBears Ears coverageNavajo Times

2nd PlaceDanyelle KhmaraDACA coverageTucson Weekly

3rd PlaceMatt RoySurprise Today Homelessness SeriesSurprise Today

2017-18

Division 4: Daily circulation under 25,000

1st PlaceCindy BarksPSPRS – pension woesThe Daily Courier

2nd PlaceEric PetermannThe San Pedro River Herald/Review

3rd PlaceBlake HerzogE. coli outbreak in Yuma romaineYuma Sun

Division 5: Daily circulation greater than 25,000

1st PlaceAlden WoodsThe New Housing CrisisThe Arizona Republic

2nd PlaceStaffBig talk, little change on Trump’s borderArizona Daily Star

3rd PlaceYvonne Wingett Sanchez, Sexual harassment scandal at theThe Arizona Republic

Dustin Gardiner Arizona Capitol

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING

Division 1: Non-Daily circulation under 3,500

1st PlaceRachel Leingang, Rep. Shooter accused of repeatedArizona Capitol Times

Katie Campbellsexual harassment of Capitol women

2nd PlaceKendal BlustDiscipline at NPDNogales International

3rd PlaceRofida KhairallaFormer CPD officers make a pleaCoolidge Examiner

for change

Division 2: Non-Daily circulation 3,500 to 10,000

1st PlaceBethany BlundellMUSD driver high on drugs?Maricopa Monitor

2nd PlaceMike Sunnucks,The Big Hang-up: How Phoenix became a Phoenix Business Journal

Hayley Ringle,mecca for call centers

Angela Gonzales

3rd PlaceMichele NelsonFire SeriesPayson Roundup

Division 3: Non-Daily circulation greater than 10,000

1st PlaceDanyelle KhmaraDeath SentenceTucson Weekly

2nd PlaceJim WalshEight years and still no trialGilbert Sun News

3rd PlaceCindy YurthWoman dies waiting for NHA homeNavajo Times

Division 4: Daily circulation under 25,000

1st PlaceEvan Wyloge, Carrie JungBuilding RelationshipsArizona Center for Investigative Reporting

2nd PlaceHeather SmathersUnder water and ignoredCasa Grande Dispatch

3rd PlaceCody BashoreCampos vs. Souers at NAUArizona Daily Sun

Division 5: Daily circulation greater than 25,000

1st PlaceYoohyun JungPublic Schools, Inc.Arizona Daily Star

2nd PlaceRobert AnglenMafia in Our MidstThe Arizona Republic

3rd PlaceRobert AnglenBuy Local Food Programs Deceive The Arizona Republic

Consumers

BEST SPORTS STORY

Division 1: Non-Daily circulation under 3,500

1st PlaceWendy HowellVikings deliverWilliams-Grand Canyon News

2nd PlaceMark Cowling1975 Florence state champs to honorFlorence Reminder and Blade-Tribune

1947 state champs

3rd PlaceKendal BlustSamantha Schadler is running her own raceNogales International

Division 2: Non-Daily circulation 3,500 to 10,000

1st PlaceAndy StatenAlchesay grad comfortable as coach ofWhite Mountain Independent

alma mater

2nd PlaceMike SunnucksCubs Win! How the Chicago team isPhoenix Business Journal

shaping Arizona spring training baseball

3rd PlaceKeith MorrisYoungster, veteran team up for title runPayson Roundup

Division 3: Non-Daily circulation greater than 10,000

1st PlaceMark CarlisleGlendale family takes baseball back toGlendale Today

its roots

2nd PlaceChristopher Boan Julian Molina StoryExplorer Newspaper

3rd PlaceBrian SmithSticky Summer NightsTucson Weekly

COMBINED Divisions:

Division 4: Daily circulation under 25,000

Division 5: Daily circulation greater than 25,000

1st PlaceJon GoldCraig Cunningham making the Arizona Daily Star

most of overtime

2nd PlaceCody BashoreNAU’s Peter LomongArizona Daily Sun

3rd PlaceBeau BeardenAn Unexpected EndingKingman Daily Miner

BEST TEAM, SPORT OR SPORTS BEAT COVERAGE

Division 1: Non-Daily circulation under 3,500

1st PlaceJonathan Clark,Apaches title runNogales International

Arielle Zionts

2nd PlaceJames Kelley Mingus footballVerde Independent

Division 2: Non-Daily circulation 3,500 to 10,000

1st PlaceKeith MorrisPayson Girls BasketballPayson Roundup

2nd PlaceDaniel HargisSedona Red Rock High School basketballSedona Red Rock News

3rd PlaceKeith MorrisRodeoPayson Roundup

Division 3: Non-Daily circulation greater than 10,000

1st PlaceQuentin JodieRodeo cowboy seriesNavajo Times

2nd PlaceDaniel DullumHigh School SoftballApache Junction/Gold Canyon News

3rd PlaceDaniel DullumAJHS FootballApache Junction/Gold Canyon News

Division 4: Daily circulation under 25,000

1st PlaceCody BashoreNAU basketballArizona Daily Sun

2nd PlaceDoug CookWhiskey Off-RoadThe Daily Courier

3rd PlaceBrian Bergner Jr.Prescott Frontier Days – LegendsThe Daily Courier

Division 5: Daily circulation greater than 25,000

1st PlaceCaitlin SchmidtTitle IX coverageArizona Daily Star

2nd PlaceBruce PascoeUA Basketball CoverageArizona Daily Star

3rd PlaceNick Piecoro2017-2018 Arizona DiamondbacksThe Arizona Republic

BEST SPORTS COLUMN

COMBINED Divisions:

Division 1: Non-Daily circulation under 3,500

Division 2: Non-Daily circulation 3,500 to 10,000

1st PlaceCorky SimpsonCan golfers of tomorrow keep game alive?Green Valley News

2nd PlaceKeith MorrisCasteel big loser in blowout victoryPayson Roundup

3rd PlaceJohn GutekunstBest Sports Column – From the DugoutParker Pioneer

Division 3: Non-Daily circulation greater than 10,000

1st PlaceRichard SmithFetkenhier’s unceremonious departureGlendale Today

from Cactus remains baffling

2nd PlaceSunnie R. ClahchischiligiLove trumps rivalry as playersNavajo Times

don Aztec colors

3rd PlaceChristopher BoanArizona BaseballExplorer Newspaper

COMBINED Divisions:

Division 4: Daily circulation under 25,000

Division 5: Daily circulation greater than 25,000

1st PlaceGreg HansenAssorted columnsArizona Daily Star

2nd PlaceBrian WrightAssorted columnsCasa Grande Dispatch

3rd PlaceGrady GarrettA plane ride with Minnick’s coachingYuma Sun

influence

BEST FEATURE STORY

Division 1: Non-Daily circulation under 3,500

1st PlaceSteven LawThe joys of sleeping on a raft in the Lake Powell Chronicle

Grand Canyon

2nd PlaceErin FordAncient art finds new life Williams-Grand Canyon News

3rd PlaceMark CowlingTragic tale in TexasFlorence Reminder and

Blade-Tribune

Division 2: Non-Daily circulation 3,500 to 10,000

1st PlaceKitty BottemillerTheirs is a bug’s lifeGreen Valley News

2nd PlaceTrudy BalcomA guardian of the mountainWhite Mountain Independent

3rd PlaceKim SmithNarrow escapeGreen Valley News

Division 3: Non-Daily circulation greater than 10,000

1st PlaceDanyelle KhmaraHome is a Tenacious HeartTucson Weekly

2nd PlaceColleen SparksChandler LookalikesSanTan Sun News

3rd PlacePhilip HaldimanCastle Hot Springs bubbling backPeoria Today

four decades after closure

Division 4: Daily circulation under 25,000

1st PlaceEmery CowanIs Fredonia ForgottenArizona Daily Sun

2nd PlaceAmy CrawfordPreschooler’s choice: Classroom breakfastYuma Sun

program sees success

3rd PlaceLauren RenteriaThe cocktail renaissanceHerald/Review

Division 5: Daily circulation greater than 25,000

1st PlaceAlden WoodsOutsiders, FLDS battle for control of townsThe Arizona Republic

Warren Jeffs left behind

2nd PlaceMary Jo PitzlDNA testing yields complicated resultsThe Arizona Republic

3rd PlaceCathalena BurchTucson Symphony to mark 90th year -Arizona Daily Star

and the man who made that possible

just turned 98

ENTERPRISE REPORTING

Division 1: Non-Daily circulation under 3,500

1st PlaceBen GilesSwing-district DemsArizona Capitol Times

2nd PlaceRachel LeingangDucey record on pardons,Arizona Capitol Times

commutations not forgiving

3rd PlaceKelcie Grega Up in Arms Verde Independent

Division 2: Non-Daily circulation 3,500 to 10,000

1st PlaceMichele NelsonFire SeriesPayson Roundup

2nd PlaceAlexis BechmanWildfire PreventionPayson Roundup

3rd PlaceKim SmithSeniors find relief through marijuanaGreen Valley News

Division 3: Non-Daily circulation greater than 10,000

1st PlaceDanyelle KhmaraDreams DeferredTucson Weekly

2nd PlaceDanyelle KhmaraRugrat ReferendumTucson Weekly

3rd PlaceJimmy MagahernStardust Ranch ready for nextWest Valley View

alien adventure

Division 4: Daily circulation under 25,000

1st PlaceClaire WhitleyDiving into the mind of the KingmanKingman Daily Miner

area arsonist

2nd PlaceLauren RenteriaTunnels of troubleHerald/Review

3rd PlaceJude Joffe-Block,Wrongfully DetainedArizona Center for Investigative Terry Greene SterlingReporting

Division 5: Daily circulation greater than 25,000

1st PlaceStephanie Innes,The Good SamaritanArizona Daily Star

Mamta Popat

2nd PlaceDustin GardinerArizona faces potential groundwaterThe Arizona Republic

shortages

BEST COLUMN, ANALYSIS OR COMMENTARY

Division 1: Non-Daily circulation under 3,500

1st PlaceJonathan ClarkUniSource’s big blackout secretNogales International

2nd PlaceJonathan ClarkReach outNogales International

3rd PlaceKelcie Grega Fruits of progress on the Seder plateVerde Independent

Division 2: Non-Daily circulation 3,500 to 10,000

1st PlaceDan ShearerDriven by rage, facts be damnedGreen Valley News

2nd PlaceDan ShearerTelling the truth from the startGreen Valley News

3rd PlacePeter AleshireKeepers of Time have returnedPayson Roundup

Division 3: Non-Daily circulation greater than 10,000

1st PlaceArlyssa BecentiCorralling the press won’t stop us Navajo Times

from doing our job

2nd PlaceJim NintzelBehind Closed DoorsTucson Weekly

3rd PlaceJim NintzelBack From the Dead?Tucson Weekly

Division 4: Daily circulation under 25,000

1st PlaceJoey ChenowethConfederate flags represent hateCasa Grande Dispatch

2nd PlaceShawn ByrneToo much democracy is like tooKingman Daily Miner

much honey

3rd PlaceTim Wiederaenders’Only the Brave’ is not for everyoneThe Daily Courier

Division 5: Daily circulation greater than 25,000

1st PlaceLuis CarrascoDisdain for migrants doesn’t begin or endArizona Daily Star

at Trump’s wall

2nd PlaceTim StellerWhen things heat up in Mexico, TucsonArizona Daily Star

can be a haven

3rd PlaceTim StellerWorrying signals that agents distortArizona Daily Star

border dangers

BEST COLUMN, FEATURE OR CRITICISM

Division 1: Non-Daily circulation under 3,500

1st PlaceJohn GutekunstSuper FlushParker Pioneer

2nd PlaceSteven LawI love that autumn heater smellLake Powell Chronicle

Division 2: Non-Daily circulation 3,500 to 10,000

1st PlaceChristopher Fox GrahamWhen Seuss day comes ‘round,Sedona Red Rock News

find city library-bound

2nd PlaceRyan WinslettMay the Force be with youThe Fountain Hills Times

3rd PlaceScott DykeNazis, Patton & the mafiaGreen Valley News

Division 3: Non-Daily circulation greater than 10,000

1st PlaceTom Arviso Jr.A tip of the hat to two brothersNavajo Times

2nd PlaceJim NintzelThe Hard StuffTucson Weekly

3rd PlaceMargaret Regan Present Future Tucson Weekly

Division 4: Daily circulation under 25,000

1st PlaceRoxanne MolenarChart sparks appreciation for chemistryYuma Sun

2nd PlaceBill CoatesSon of CG fingerprint away from becomingCasa Grande Dispatch

John Doe

3rd PlaceTim WiederaendersGive the gift of music to a local studentThe Daily Courier

Division 5: Daily circulation greater than 25,000

1st PlaceLuis CarrascoWhere are all the Latinos in movies?Arizona Daily Star

2nd PlaceKathleen AllenMan of La Mancha is rivetingArizona Daily Star

BEST MULTIMEDIA STORYTELLING

Division 1: Non-Daily circulation under 3,500

1st PlaceKatie CampbellThe Breakdown, Episode 4: Moving on -Arizona Capitol Times

or trying to

2nd PlaceVyto StarinkasBig Bertha Roars Again at theVerde Independent

Gold King Mine in Jerome

3rd PlaceKatie CampbellArizona woman alleges sexualArizona Capitol Times

misconduct by former detention officer

Division 2: Non-Daily circulation 3,500 to 10,000

1st PlaceAlexis BechmanCelebration turns to tragedy on East VerdePayson Roundup

2nd PlaceKim Smith, Dan ShearerQ&A; with ValenzuelaSahuarita Sun

3rd PlaceWMIndependent staffCatastrophe: A Forest in FlamesWhite Mountain Independent

Division 3: Non-Daily circulation greater than 10,000

No Entries

COMBINED Divisions:

Division 4: Daily circulation under 25,000

Division 5: Daily circulation greater than 25,000

1st PlaceStaffBig talk, little change on Trump’s borderArizona Daily Star

2nd PlaceCindy BarksFix is coming for 99-year-old dam atThe Daily Courier

Watson Lake

3rd PlaceMark LevySalute to ServiceHerald/Review

ONLINE COVERAGE OF BREAKING NEWS

NEW CATEGORY BEGINNING 2018

COMBINED – All Divisions

1st PlaceBruce Pascoe,Arrest of UA coach exposesArizona Daily Star

Caitin Schmidt, ‘dark underbelly’ of college basketball

Greg Hansen,

Curt Prendergast

2nd PlaceAlexis BechmanFlash flood in East VerdePayson Roundup

3rd PlaceTim WiederaendersStrange lights in sky were rocket launchThe Daily Courier

BEST NEWS PHOTOGRAPH

Division 1: Non-Daily circulation under 3,500

1st PlaceArielle ZiontsDefendant jailed without bondNogales International

2nd PlaceHunt MercierOne World, One PeopleThe Camp Verde Journal

3rd PlaceWendy HowellIn the line of fireWilliams-Grand Canyon News

Division 2: Non-Daily circulation 3,500 to 10,000

1st PlaceJake GreenBikes, Beers & Batman at annual raceSedona Red Rock News

2nd PlacePeter AleshireAfter the parade passesPayson Roundup

3rd PlaceBobby Joe SmithGoing down hardGreen Valley News

Division 3: Non-Daily circulation greater than 10,000

1st PlaceDonovan QuinteroLast salute to fallen brotherNavajo Times

2nd PlaceKatherine LockeCandlelight vigil remembers Nicole Joe Navajo-Hopi Observer

and other missing and murdered Native women

3rd PlaceDonovan QuinteroEncounter with a lionNavajo Times

Division 4: Daily circulation under 25,000

3rd PlaceOscar PerezThree injured in accidentCasa Grande Dispatch

1st PlaceRandy HoeftDove hunt silhouette Yuma Sun

2nd PlaceMark LevyTravis is goneHerald/Review

Division 5: Daily circulation greater than 25,000

1st PlaceMamta Popat New Bishop Arizona Daily Star

2nd PlaceKelly Presnell Mordor Arizona Daily Star

3rd PlaceRon MedvescekDog saved, home lostArizona Daily Star

BEST SPORTS PHOTOGRAPH

Division 1: Non-Daily circulation under 3,500

1st PlaceHunt MercierBarreling ThroughThe Camp Verde Journal

2nd PlaceJonathan ClarkState champions!Nogales International

3rd PlaceJonathan ClarkBurst of speedNogales International

Division 2: Non-Daily circulation 3,500 to 10,000

1st PlaceRick McCallumHeads up?Sahuarita Sun

2nd PlaceKeith MorrisFootball celebrationPayson Roundup

3rd PlaceAndy StatenBy a noseWhite Mountain Independent

Division 3: Non-Daily circulation greater than 10,000

1st PlaceDonovan QuinteroNice passNavajo Times

2nd PlaceArianna GraineyMounted ShooterQueen Creek Independent

3rd PlaceArianna GraineyFemale WrestlersQueen Creek Independent

Division 4: Daily circulation under 25,000

1st PlaceMark LevyThing of B-eautyHerald/Review

2nd PlaceLes StukenbergRodeo – in your faceThe Daily Courier

3rd PlaceRandy HoeftAWC bunterYuma Sun

Division 5: Daily circulation greater than 25,000

1st PlaceKelly PresnellBananasArizona Daily Star

2nd PlaceKelly PresnellHollering HurleyArizona Daily Star

3rd PlaceKelly PresnellClowning aroundArizona Daily Star

BEST FEATURE PHOTOGRAPH

Division 1: Non-Daily circulation under 3,500

1st PlaceArielle ZiontsStanding out with styleNogales International

2nd PlaceWendy HowellMending fencesWilliams-Grand Canyon News

3rd PlaceHunt MercierTights and FrightsThe Camp Verde Journal

Division 2: Non-Daily circulation 3,500 to 10,000

1st PlaceJim PoulinCapturing the sunPhoenix Business Journal

2nd PlaceJake GreenLet There Be Light – SantaSedona Red Rock News

3rd PlaceJake GreenI Saw the SignSedona Red Rock News

Division 3: Non-Daily circulation greater than 10,000

1st PlacePaul NatonabahLittle drummer boyNavajo Times

2nd PlaceArianna GraineyRestoration of carouselQueen Creek Independent

3rd PlaceLogan Burtch-BuusSticky AffairExplorer Newspaper

Division 4: Daily circulation under 25,000

1st PlaceRandy HoeftWinter visitors tooYuma Sun

2nd PlaceRandy HoeftJust add waterYuma Sun

3rd PlaceRandy HoeftMulti-step processYuma Sun

Division 5: Daily circulation greater than 25,000

1st PlaceMamta PopatFrog exhibitArizona Daily Star

2nd PlaceKelly PresnellDillinger DaysArizona Daily Star

3rd PlaceMike ChristyMonsoon runoffArizona Daily Star

BEST FEATURE PHOTO LAYOUT OR PHOTO STORY

Division 1: Non-Daily circulation under 3,500

1St PlaceJonathan ClarkDia de los MuertosNogales International

2nd PlaceKendal BlustHard at work in Santa Cruz CountyNogales International

Division 2: Non-Daily circulation 3,500 to 10,000

1st PlaceJim PoulinADAPT Shop meets the needs ofPhoenix Business Journal

the disabled

2nd PlaceKeith MorrisRodeo TownPayson Roundup

3rd PlacePia WyerLunar Eclipse: Lifetime WonderPayson Roundup

Division 3: Non-Daily circulation greater than 10,000

1st PlaceArianna GraineyRoots and BootsQueen Creek Independent

2nd PlaceKimberly Carrillo,Valley Festival FeverCollege Times

Christy Byerly

Madison Rutherford

3rd PlaceArianna GraineyBack to School in QCUSDQueen Creek Independent

COMBINED Divisions:

Division 4: Daily circulation under 25,000

Division 5: Daily circulation greater than 25,000

1st PlaceKelly PresnellLiving hotel to hotelArizona Daily Star

2nd PlaceRandy HoeftBlue AngelsYuma Sun

3rd PlaceRandy HoeftThe other green seasonYuma Sun

STORY OF THE YEAR

Non-Daily

Danyelle KhmaraTucson Weekly’Death Sentence’

Daily

Alden WoodsThe Arizona Republic’The New Housing Crisis’

PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Non-Daily

Keith MorrisPayson Roundup

Daily

Kelly PresnellArizona Daily Star

JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Non-Daily

Rachel LeingangArizona Capitol Times

Daily

Yvonne Wingett Sanchez

and Rob O’DellThe Arizona Republic

NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR

Non-Daily

Navajo TimesPublisher: Tom Arviso Jr.

Daily

The Arizona RepublicExecutive Editor: Greg Burton

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