April 16, 2007, Portland, OR — Oregon Public Broadcasting was honored with six awards at the annual Oregon Associated Press Broadcast Awards held Saturday.

Colin Fogarty took first place in the Best Feature Story category for his report on the Sandy River changing course after a major storm. Kristian Foden-Vencil took second place in the category for his story on local volunteer groups taking over management of historic venues like Pittock Mansion in Portland.

Rob Manning received the first place award in the Best Investigative category for a story about Measure 39 that raised questions concerning one of the property owners used in a pro-Measure 39 commercial.  As a result of the story, the campaign pulled that commercial and distanced itself from the property owner.

OPB’s news Web site took second place for radio news sites in Oregon.

OPB’s 9-11 anniversary special on Oregon’s experience with civil rights cases in the aftermath of the terrorist attack took third place in the Best Treatment of a Single Subject category. Allison Frost and Eve Epstein produced the show. Steven Vaughn Kray was the audio engineer.

And Colin Fogarty took third place in the Best Breaking News category for his report on the Supreme Court’s decision upholding Oregon’s assisted suicide law.

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OPB is the state’s most far-reaching and accessible media resource, providing free access to programming for children and adults designed to give voice to community, connect Oregon and its neighbors and illuminate a wider world. Every week, over 1.5 million people tune in to or log on to OPB’s Television, Radio and Internet delivered services. As the hub of operations for the state’s Emergency Broadcast and Amber Alert services, OPB serves as the backbone for the distribution of critical information to broadcasters and homes throughout Oregon. OPB is one of the largest producers and presenters of national television programming through PBS, and is also a member station of NPR, Public Radio International (PRI), and American Public Media (APM). The OPB Web site is opb.org.