Arts Criticism - 1st Place: Michael Bowen, for "Scottish on the Rocks," a review of the classic Shakespearean tale Macbeth playing at the Civic Theatre last September.
Arts Reporting - 1st Place: Michael Bowen, for "Channeling Harry," a preview of Give 'em Hell, Harry, a one-man performance about Harry S. Truman.
2nd Place: Sheri Boggs, for "Finding Refuge," an interview with author Terry Tempest Williams, who related her experiences near the Pentagon on Sept. 11 and her reflections on that day.
Education - 2nd Place: Julia Silverman, for "Fixing Our Schools," a news feature that looked at Washington state's new standardized testing.
Energy and Environmental Affairs - 2nd Place: Pia K. Hansen, for "Across the Lines," a news article reporting on the power plants being proposed for the Rathdrum Prairie, and their plans to suck water from our common aquifer.
3rd Place: Dan Egan, for "Blowin' in the Wind," a look at the wind-power projects along the southeast Washington-Oregon border.
General Columns - 2nd Place: Robert Herold, for "Idaho's One-Party Peril," an editorial about, well, Idaho's peril in allowing one party to run its political life. Guess which one?
Government and Politics - 1st Place: Ted S. McGregor Jr., for "Privatize It," a news feature on how governments are turning to private firms to help deliver services more efficiently.
Personality Profiles - 2nd Place: Mike Corrigan, for "Plane Speaking," a profile of Addison Pemberton, a local who restores antique airplanes at Felts Field.
Photography: Photo Page - 3rd Place: Amy Sinisterra, for "Don't Let It Happen to You," a collection of photos, including a cover photo, accompanying a news article on the effects of pollution in Libby, Mont.
Photography: Spot Photos - 3rd Place: Amy Sinisterra, for "Signs of the Times," a photo feature of goofy patriotic post-Sept. 11 reader boards and signs around Spokane.
Criminal Justice - 1st Place: Pia K. Hansen, for "Overcooked," one of the first comprehensive local news looks at the region's methamphetamine epidemic and its economic toll.
3rd Place: Dan Richardson, for "Crime on a Roll," a news feature documenting Spokane's now well-publicized automobile theft problem.
Science and Health - 1st Place: Pia K. Hansen, for "The Game of Life and Death," an investigation into the tenuous state of health insurance in the Inland Northwest.