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NewTimes staff wins awards 

The national Association of Alternative Weeklies has awarded New Times executive editor Ryan Miller third place for Art Feature writing for 2007 among member newspapers with circulations under 55,000. More than 100 newspapers from around the country submitted at total of more than 1,400 entries for the contest, which culminated at the association's annual conference in Philadelphia last week. The judges selected his feature "Faire Play" (New Times 7/18/2007) about the Central Coast Renaissance Festival for the honor. The association cited The Shredder for the national second place award in the Column category.

The competition was a joint project of the AAN and the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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Do you think the SLO County Board of Supervisors should have gone against their policy that states funding for independent special districts should not result in a net fiscal loss to the county?

  • A. Yes, the housing and job opportunity the Dana Reserve is bringing is important
  • B. No, it's giving special privileges to the Nipomo Community Services District
  • C. I trust them, they know what's best for the county
  • D. What's going on?

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