Herald writers, photographers win SPJ awards
Leisure & Lifestyle Reporting, third place: Kurt Batdorf, Snohomish County Business Journal for "Dick's opens, and there is much rejoicing"
Daily news papers -- mid-sized (circulation 25,001 to 65,000)
Business Reporting, first place: Michelle Dunlop, The Daily Herald Co. for "New life for the mighty 767"
Spot news reporting, third place: Debra Smith, Amy Daybert, Eric Stevick, Diana Hefley, Rikki King, The Daily Herald Co. for "Jayme had so much more to give us"
Government & Political Reporting, third place: Staff, The Daily Herald Co. for "Need to Know"
Social Issues Reporting, first place: Diana Hefley, The Daily Herald Co. for "Drug court, arts program giving kids a chance at a clean slate"
Personalities Reporting, first place: Sarah Weiser, The Daily Herald Co. for "The battle within: trying to find the man inside the Marine"
Long Feature Story, third place: Alejandro Dominguez, The Daily Herald Co. for "Faith to go forward: After terrible accident, young man finds solace"
Sports Feature Story, first place: Scott M. Johnson, The Daily Herald Co. for "The rise of 'The Wildcat,' Everett's first sports superstar"
Editorial & Commentary, second place: Carol MacPherson, The Daily Herald Co.
News Photography, third place: Sarah Weiser, The Daily Herald Co. for "Fatal crash"
Video, third place: Mark Mulligan, Annie Mulligan, HeraldNet for "Cascade Quest: Sled dog racing"
Education Reporting, second place: Katie Murdoch, The Weekly Herald for "Joan Jett: Scriber kids are rock 'n' roll"
Graphics & Illustrations -- All Circulation Sizes Judged Together. Second place: Bob Kelton, The Daily Herald Co.