Best of AP — Honorable Mention


Docs detail government damage of Trail of Tears

Travis Loller, reporter, and Erik Schelzig, photographer, Nashville, for revealing that part of the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail had been damaged by the Forest Service, which two years earlier had touted the purchase of the property as a way to protect land considered sacred by native Americans. Loller got internal Forest Service documents acknowledging the error while Schelzig raced to the site to gather images.

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