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The Hillsboro Tribune and the News-Times of Forest Grove won multiple awards in the 2013 “Northwest Excellence in Journalism” contest sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists.


Awards were announced Saturday during the SPJ’s Region 10 awards banquet in Portland.

The Hillsboro Tribune took home three awards in the “Non-dailies with a circulation of 8,000 and above” category:

n Jim Redden — Second place in Government Reporting for a story about strife in the Hillsboro Police Department called “Documents reveal police tensions.”

n Nancy Townsley — Third place in Science and Health Reporting for a feature story about police mindfulness training called “Good cop, well cop.”

n Staff — Third place in General Excellence. Willamette Week placed first and the Portland Business Journal placed second.

The News-Times collected three awards in the “non-dailies with a circulation of under 8,000” category:

n Stephanie Haugen — First place in the Long Feature category for her profile “What about John? Demystifying Forest Grove’s most public private citizen,” on John Wedell.

n Staff — Third place in the Comprehensive Coverage category for a series of stories about the accidental deaths of Forest Grove sisters Abigail Robinson and Anna Dieter-Eckerdt.

n Staff — Second place in General Excellence, which recognizes a newspaper’s overall journalistic quality. The Yamhill Valley News-Register was first, and the News-Times’ sister paper, the Beaverton Valley Times, placed third.

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