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Seattle Times Pulitzer Prize

How about that? Our lone local daily newspaper received a Pulitzer Prize today in the category of Breaking News Reporting. Sadly, the breaking news was the horrific murders last November of four Lakewood, Washington, police officers.

The citation reads:

Awarded to The Seattle Times Staff for its comprehensive coverage, in print and online, of the shooting deaths of four police officers in a coffee house and the 40-hour manhunt for the suspect.

Here is the Seattle Times’ own coverage (with an AP assist) of its award.

The Times has its faults, ones I’m usually happy to describe. But it has strengths too, its mere existence being one of them. We would be far poorer without a serious, independent local newspaper covering the events of the city, region, and state. I am pleased to support it as a subscriber and to congratulate it on today’s recognition.

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