UTTechnology NewsIdaho Statesman takes home 70 awards for 2022 reporting. Check out the winning stories
UTTechnology NewsIdaho Statesman takes home 70 awards for 2022 reporting. Check out the winning stories
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Idaho Statesman takes home 70 awards for 2022 reporting. Check out the winning stories

Idaho Statesman takes home 70 awards for 2022 reporting.  Check out the winning stories

The Idaho Statesman won 70 awards Saturday at the Idaho Press Club contest, an annual competition that recognizes the best reporting from across the state.

The paper’s staff and reporters won first place in 22 categories and claimed Reporter of the Year (Kevin Fixler), Photographer of the Year (Sarah Miller), Sports Reporter of the Year (Michael Lycklama) and Rookie of the Year (Shaun Goodwin) honors .

Read some of the Statesman’s award-winning reporting on business, crime, sports, agriculture and more below. A full list of the state’s 2022 winners can be found on the Idaho Press Club’s website.

General News Story

Nicole Blanchard, first place, White nationalist moved to Idaho in search of ‘ethnic enclave.’ He’s not alone

Kevin Fixler, Angela Palermo, third place, Neighbors to U of I homicides tell of party culture

Spot News Coverage

Alex Brizee, first place, Former legislative intern testifies

Ian Max Stevenson, second place, Missed appointment led Idaho police to take 10-month-old

Watchdog/Investigative Report

Kevin Fixler, first place, Cash buys, private flights, changing rules

Kevin Fixler, third place, Idaho 55 project fraught with risks from outset

Serious Feature Report

Kevin Fixler, first place, How Janice McGeachin rose from anonymity

Rachel Spacek, third place, Eviction of 11 Latino families sheds light on Ketchum housing crunch

Light Feature Report

Ian Max Stevenson, first place, Stanley is changing. Can its little-town character survive?


Rachel Spacek, Paul Schwedelson, Sally Krutzig, Joni Auden Land, Sarah Miller, first place, Affording Boise

Ryan Suppe, third place, Intersection of religion and politics

Outdoor Features

Nicole Blanchard, Ryan Suppe, first place, Idaho shuttle company under investigation

Nicole Blanchard, third place, Blind Hunters Say Technology Could Help Them Shoot Safely

Sports News Coverage

Rachel Roberts, first place, Kigab leads Boise State, with assist from mom

Ron Counts, second place, Former Boise State coach Dirk Koetter back on the sideline

Sports Feature Stories

Rachel Roberts, second place, ‘Preposterous thing’: College basketballs are not creating equals

Sports Prep News Stories

Michael Lycklama, second place, A shot clock in Idaho? The state’s players weighed in

Sports Prep Feature Story

Michael Lycklama, second place, ‘Silent killer’ loomed in Eagle coach’s heart

General Column

Bryan Clark, third place

Specialty Column

Michael Deeds, first place, Words & Deeds

Bryan Clark, third place, Idaho water troubles


Bob Kustra, second place, Idaho lost influence as Republicans relegated to Senate minority

Arts/Entertainment Report

Rachel Roberts, second place, Boise’s ‘Antiques Roadshow’ event produces gems

Political Report

Becca Savransky, second place, Idaho lawmakers distributed ‘secret folder.’ Here’s what it had

Ryan Suppe, third place, GOP convention highlights conflicting values

Elections Report

Kevin Fixler, second place, Fulcher paying daughter to run reelection campaign

Ryan Suppe, third place, Idaho group spent the most on social media. Did it work?

Education Report

Becca Savransky, second place, Idaho kids harmed when restrained, secluded in schools

Business Reports

Paul Schwedelson, first place, How Boise’s once-cheap housing market mutated

Angela Palermo, second place, AG asked ‘animal rescue’ thrift store to change name. It didn’t

Sally Krutzig, third place, After paychecks bounce (again), employees point to the owner’s past

Agriculture Report

Ian Max Stevenson, first place, These Boise urban farmers fought developers and won

Rachel Spacek, Catherine Odom, Andrea Teres-Martinez, second place, Idaho farm workers struggle with wages

Crime / Courts Report

Alex Brizee, first place, Meridian mom sentenced for infant son’s murder

Alex Brizee, second place, Suspect in Idaho motel murders needed mental health help

Religion Report

Becca Savransky, second place, LGBTQ youth meet with faith leaders

Environment Report

Ian Max Stevenson, Kevin Fixler, first place, Idaho cobalt mine could help, but at what cost?

Nicole Blanchard, second place, Forest service sprays chemicals on private properties

Health/Medical Reports

Angela Palermo, second place, How doctors say Idaho’s abortion law disrupts care

Ian Max Stevenson, third place, Two years of COVID

Rookie of the Year

Shaun Goodwin, first place

Mia Maldonado, second place

First Amendment Award

Ian Max Stevenson, third place, Chemical leak

Reporter of the Year

Kevin Fixler, first place

Becca Savransky, third place

Photographer of the Year

Sarah A. Miller, first place

Darin Oswald, second place

Sports Reporter of the Year

Michael Lycklama, first place

Best Graphics

Nicole Blanchard, second place, Chapman timeline

Best Newsletters

Hayat Norimine, Ryan Suppe, second place, Capitol Letters

Best Use of Drones

Darin Oswald, third place, Idaho Highway 55 Project

Special Coverage

Statesman Staff, second place, Affording Boise

Statesman Staff, third place, Quadruple homicide

Best Online-Only Video News Stories

Darin Oswald, second place, Idaho Youth Ranch Warehouse Fire

Sarah Miller, third place, “I’m Not Garbage” Homeless Protest

Best Online-Only Video Program, Public Affairs

Rachel Spacek, second place, Affording Boise: Seeking Solutions to our Housing Crisis

General Excellence, Daily Print

Idaho Statesman, second place

Spot News Photography

Sarah Miller, second place, Roe v Wade Decision Arrest

Feature Photography, Light

Sarah Miller, third place, 100 Degrees of Fun

Featured Photography, Serious

Darin Oswald, first place, Smoky Boise Skyline

Darin Oswald, second place, Rising Rent Roommates

Darin Oswald, third place, Fallen Officer Memorial

General News Photography

Darin Oswald, first place, Ammon Bundy Defends Himself

Sarah Miller, second place, University of Idaho Deaths Vigil at Boise State

Sports News Photography

Darin Oswald, first place, Tackle Whiff

Darin Oswald, second place, That’s Pass Interference

Photo Essays

Darin Oswald, second place, Alexander Davis Closes

Sarah Miller, third place, Christmas Horse Parade

News Portrait Photography

Sarah Miller, first place, How I Became Homeless

Darin Oswald, third place, Baseball Athlete of the Year