Arizona Daily Star journalists won 10 first-place awards and several other awards in this year's Arizona Press Club contest.

The awards were announced Saturday in Phoenix.

Here's how Star journalists fared:


• Chiara Bautista, illustration: "Tucson Festival of Books"

• Rhonda Bodfield, Tom Beal, Tim Steller, Josh Brodesky and Howard Fischer, breaking news: "Giffords to resign, forcing 2 elections…."

• Josh Brodesky, column writing.

• Kristen Cook, short-form writing: "A stash of 'staches"

• Kristen Cook, arts writing: "Breaded bliss," "Sex. Religion. Politics. Bacon" and "Cuisines of world converge"

• Johanna Eubank, multimedia package: "Bad girls of Arizona"

• Rob O'Dell and Stephanie Innes, health reporting: "Kids skipping shots increase threat of dangerous outbreak"

• Rob O'Dell, business reporting: "1 in 3 homes here sell for under $100K"

• Dave Ord, news headlines: "An institute for Heyer learning," "Call 'em the Coy-OTs" and "Just swinging in the rain"

• Tim Steller, immigration reporting: "Border Patrol faces little accountability"


• Carol Ann Alaimo, Don Bolles Award for Investigative Reporting, for coverage of Pima Community College

• Josh Brodesky, social issues reporting: CPS

• Darren DaRonco and Rob O'Dell, multimedia package: "Top Tucson salaries"

• Tony Davis, environmental/science reporting, for his work reporting on drought, desert and climate change.

• David Fitzsimmons, column writing

• Ernesto Portillo Jr., Spanish-language commentary in La Estrella de Tucson: "Brewer y la Constitución que tanto quiere … retar"

• Ron Solomon, news headlines: "Wall St. has egg all over its Facebook," "At doom's doorstep" and "If Mint's G-strings stay on, city butts out"

• Ron Solomon, feature headlines: "Design Lord of the Rings," "Haboob haiku: Contest upon us; inspiration rains like a; storm in our desert" and "New lungs and a hard fight give Addie her 2nd wind"

• Piper Stoeckel, education reporting: "Teachers hard to discipline in TUSD"

• Hugo Torres, Page One layout/design: "Summer heat record"

• Hugo Torres, non-deadline layout/design: "Sometimes you feel like a nut (butter)"

• Phil Villarreal, editorial writing

• Phil Villarreal, short-form writing: "Tucson Oddity"


• Cathalena E. Burch, arts writing: "The music died," "Shaping a life that matters" and "Raw"

• Maria Camou, non-deadline layout/design: "Banish bottled dressings"

• Kristen Cook, short-form writing: "Last call for Miss Peggy"

• Patrick Finley, sports reporting: columns

• Sarah Garrecht Gassen, editorial writing

• Jim Maish, news headlines: "For boxer, the big fight is just staying in US," "Scotty of Star Trek, hundreds of others, latest ash-tronauts" and "Art project was driving force for caddy embedded in wall"

• Kim Smith, personality profiles: "Prosecutor gives voice to victims of abuse"