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Las Vegas Sun, East Valley Tribune reporters win Pulitzers

NEW YORK — The Las Vegas Sun has won the Pulitzer Prize for public service for exposing a high death rate among construction workers on the Las Vegas Strip.

The New York Times took five Pulitzers on Monday, including one for breaking the call-girl scandal that destroyed Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s political career.

And the Detroit Free Press won in the local reporting category for obtaining a trove of sexually explicit text messages that brought down the city’s mayor.

The judges also awarded a Pulitzer in local reporting to the East Valley Tribune of Mesa, for revealing how a sheriff’s focus on immigration enforcement endangered investigations of other crimes.


2009 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists


Public Service: The Las Vegas Sun.

Breaking News Reporting: The New York Times staff.

Investigative Reporting: David Barstow of The New York Times.

Explanatory Reporting: Bettina Boxall and Julie Cart of the Los Angeles Times.

Local Reporting: Jim Schaefer, M.L. Elrick and staff of the Detroit Free Press; and Ryan Gabrielson and Paul Giblin of the East Valley Tribune in Mesa, Ariz.

National Reporting: St. Petersburg Times staff.

International Reporting: The New York Times staff.

Feature Writing: Lane DeGregory of the St. Petersburg Times.

Commentary: Eugene Robinson of The Washington Post.

Criticism: Holland Cotter of The New York Times.

Editorial Writing: Mark Mahoney of The Post-Star, Glens Falls, N.Y.

Editorial Cartooning: Steve Breen of The San Diego Union-Tribune.

Breaking News Photography: Patrick Farrell of The Miami Herald.

Feature Photography: Damon Winter of The New York Times.


Fiction: “Olive Kitteridge” by Elizabeth Strout.

Drama: “Ruined” by Lynn Nottage.

History: “The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family” by Annette Gordon-Reed.

Biography: “American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House” by Jon Meacham.

Poetry: “The Shadow of Sirius” by W. S. Merwin.

General Nonfiction: “Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II” by Douglas A. Blackmon.


Double Sextet by Steve Reich, premiered March 26, 2008 in Richmond, VA (Boosey & Hawkes).

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