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The awards were presented last week during a meeting of the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association convention

COURTESY OF ONPA - The Times received six first-place awards for stories and photos that appeared in last year's editions.The Times took home six first-place awards last week for stories and photos that appeared in 2018 editions of the newspaper.

The awards were announced Thursday evening at the annual Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association convention held at Salishan Resort.

The Times, which covers Beaverton, Tigard, Tualatin and Sherwood, won top honors for best editorial, best feature photo, best photo essay, best sport story, best lifestyle coverage and best feature story. Those specific stories and photos included:

  • Best Editorial: "Praise students activists from both sides," "In November, vote to maintain Oregon's sanctuary status" and "Participate when education task force comes to town." Stories by Dana Haynes

  • Best Feature Story: "Amazing Gracie," "RFK: Just before his assassination, Robert Kennedy visited Portland and Beaverton" and "Before my Time." Stories by Dana Haynes and Ray Pitz.

  • Best Lifestyle Story: "A Tradition of Color," "Before my Time," and "Immigrants from India mobilize." Stories by Dana Haynes, Peter Wong and Ray Pitz.

  • Best Photo Essay: "The Last Round-up" and "Vigil vs. Violence." Photos by Jaime Valdez

  • Best Feature Photo: "A Tradition of Color," "Fearlandia returns to Tigard" and "Amazing Gracie." Photos by Jessica Darland, Jaime Valdez and Jonathan House.

  • Best Sports Story: "Murrayhill's exceptional season ends in regional semis," "Wolves win it all" and "Following the path from Tualatin to pro baseball." Stories by Dan Brood and Matt Singledecker.

    In addition, The Times took home a third place award for General Excellence and sportswriter Dan Brood received a second place award for Best Sports Photo: "Wolves win it all," "Tualatin puts it all together in Week 1" and "Tigard tops Tualatin in rivalry battle."

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