People in Business
The Washington Coalition for Open Government recently announced the winner and runners up of its Kenneth F. Bunting Award. The Columbian’s education reporter Katie Gillespie received a runner-up award “for using public records to shine a light on discrimination allegations at Clark College, as well as a public records dispute involving the college’s nonprofit foundation,” according to a news release. The Kenneth F. Bunting Award honors the memory of the late Kenneth Bunting, who was the executive editor and associate publisher at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Bunting helped found the Washington Coalition for Open government, an independent nonprofit advocate for public records, in 2002. The award recognizes journalists and news organizations for work that advances the state’s open government laws or educates readers about them. The winner was Chris Ingalls, of KING5 News in Seattle. Gillespie, 28, has worked at The Columbian for five years. She can be reached at Kaitlin.Gillespie@columbian.com or 360-735-4517.
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