Two clients chat in the kitchen at the Federal Way Day Center as a Chihuahua named Princess looks out the window on Jan. 2, 2019. The Federal Way Mirror’s “Humanizing Homelessness” series won a first place award in best comprehensive coverage in the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association’s 2019 Better Newspaper Contest. File photo

Two clients chat in the kitchen at the Federal Way Day Center as a Chihuahua named Princess looks out the window on Jan. 2, 2019. The Federal Way Mirror’s “Humanizing Homelessness” series won a first place award in best comprehensive coverage in the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association’s 2019 Better Newspaper Contest. File photo

Federal Way Mirror takes home some gold at the 2019 WNPA Awards

Mirror staff wins total of 13 awards, including six first place.

The Federal Way Mirror took home a total of 13 awards, including six first place, during the 2019 Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Awards Dinner in Olympia on Oct. 11.

It’s an honor to work as journalists in this community, and the Mirror looks forward to many more years of news coverage for Federal Way.

The awards and rankings are as follows:

Breaking News Story

2nd place, Olivia Sullivan: “Families displaced after fire

Business News Story

1st place, Olivia Sullivan: “Thrift shop driven out of town

Government Story

1st place, Haley Donwerth and Carrie Rodriguez: “Seattle mayor slams Federal Way

2nd place, Haley Donwerth: “Amendment process draws concerns

Social Issue Story

1st place, Olivia Sullivan: “Navigation for at-risk youth

Comprehensive coverage, single-writer

2nd place, Haley Donwerth: “Homeless shelter decision

Comprehensive coverage, multiple writers

1st place, Haley Donwerth, Carrie Rodriguez and Olivia Sullivan: “Humanizing Homelessness

General Feature Story, short

3rd place, Haley Donwerth: “Positive messages

News of the Weird

1st place, Olivia Sullivan: “Singing classy gorilla

3rd place, Olivia Sullivan: “Toddler pulled out own hair

Sports News Story

1st place, Olivia Sullivan: “Houston, we have a champion

2nd place, Olivia Sullivan: “Eagles honor Allen Harris

Video

2nd place, Olivia Sullivan: “Fire Ops 101 in Richland

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