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.
The new one is smart and funny and action-packed, and it’s bigger and better and sleeker. And Downey does it again, this time ramping up Stark’s arrogant wisecracking, telling anyone who’ll listen (mostly women) that, via the creation of his powerful Iron Man suit, he’s brought years of uninterrupted peace to the world.