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First-place for stories on Waterfront Connector


Last updated 10/14/2020 at 3:10pm

Makenna Dreher

Haylie Kuehn hugs her brother, Jacob, as mom Julie Kuehn looks on. This photo was honored by the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association.

Beacon Publishing picked up eight awards last week at the annual Washington Newspaper Publishers Association convention, which was held online.

Edmonds Beacon Editor Brian Soergel won first place in the comprehensive coverage, single writer category, for a series of stories on the Edmonds Waterfront Connector, which the City Council voted down after heated protests from citizens.

"Comprehensive coverage that I am sure was well-received by the community," wrote a judge. "Presents the issues fairly, but also notes the drama involved as elected officials wrestled with a tough decision."


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