Winners of IRE Awards Announced

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By: E&P Staff

Investigative Reporters and Editors has announced the winners of their 2006 Awards, which honor the best investigative journalism in the country.

Among the winners of the IRE Medals, the top honor bestowed by the group, is a team of reporters from the Times Union of Albany, N.Y, for their story called “Secret Political Piggy Bank”; and Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette reporter Ken Ward Jr., for his coverage of mine safety issues.

Other newspaper awards, the IRE Certificates, went to Paul Salopek, Kuni Takahashi, and Brenda Kilianski of the Chicago Tribune for “A Tank of Gas, A World of Trouble”; Fred Schulte and June Arney of The (Baltimore) Sun for “On Shaky Ground”; “Lessons in Waste” by Jean Rimbach and Kathleen Carroll from The Record of Hackensack, N.J.; and “Run Over by Metro” by Houston Press writer Todd Spivak.

For a full list of the winners, click here.

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