Best of AP — Honorable Mention


Yosemite adding 400 acres of meadow, forest

Scott Smith, correspondent, Fresno, for source work that allowed him to break the news that Yosemite National Park had added 400 acres, its most significant expansion in nearly 70 years. That story led to another newsbreak the next day, after Smith followed up on a tip from a county official questioning the land transfer’s legality because Congress hadn’t approved it.

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