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Topic - Andrea Noble
The Washington Times has won 16 awards in the 2013 Virginia Press Association competition for writing, photography and design, an annual contest among multiple news organizations in several regions. The recognition included four first-place designations.
The city is experiencing lower homicide rates, as officials recently announced, and that is truly good news (and let's pray it continues). Gathering, disseminating and sharing accurate daily, weekly, monthly and yearly crime information equals credibility. As things stand now, the department is blocking the public's view.
The loudest headlines in local news are often about shootings, stabbings and assorted mayhem, events that should routinely leave us questioning whether we even value life anymore.
Andrea Noble, ace public-safety reporter for The Washington Times, explained the anticipated standoff with armed demonstrators this way in a May 7 story:
Of course, we gun-rights supporters are a-hankerin' to see if, come Independence Day, the chief marks her own words: "If you're coming here to break the law, then we're going to take action," she said in an interview on News Channel 8. "There is a pretty good chance we'll meet them on the D.C. side of the bridge."