The 2008 Pulitzer Prizes were announced today, and the Idaho Statesman was a runner-up in the breaking news category "for its tenacious coverage of the twists and turns in the scandal involving the state’s senator, Larry Craig." The recognition comes in the "Breaking News" category, for which The Washington Post won for its coverage of the Virginia Tech tragedy and The New York Times was the other finalist. Not bad company.
To see the citation, click here, then click on "2008 winners announced," then scroll to the bottom for the press release (winners and nominated finalists). As the Statesman reports on its website, it's the first time the newspaper has been a finalist for journalism's most prestigious award.