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Tribune wins top statewide honors

The Portland Tribune took home three first-place and two second-place awards in the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association's 2011 Better Newspaper Contest.

The Tribune, which competes in the associate member category, won first place awards for photography, writing and design. The paper also received second-place awards for photography and writing.

The 2011 Better Newspaper Contest had 1,496 entries in 26 categories from 48 newspapers. Members of the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association judged the contest entries for newspapers published in 2010.

Tribune page designer Pete Vogel received a first-place award for his front-page design.

Reporter Peter Korn received a first-place writing award for articles on the state's medical marijuana law, tattoos in the workplace and civil commitments of mentally ill people.

Reporter Jennifer Anderson received a second-place writing award for articles on Portland gang life and racism in the city.

Former Tribune photographer L.E. Baskow received a first-place award. Photographer Christopher Onstott received a second-place awards.

The Tribune also won the ONPA sweepstakes award by winning the most awards in the Associate Member category.