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The Sacramento Bee’s six Pulitzer Prizes

Sacramento Bee Editorial Page Editor Dan Morain offers a toast to editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman, right, as Ohman wins the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning, Monday, April 18, 2016, in Sacramento, Calif.
Sacramento Bee Editorial Page Editor Dan Morain offers a toast to editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman, right, as Ohman wins the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning, Monday, April 18, 2016, in Sacramento, Calif. lsterling@sacbee.com

The Sacramento Bee was awarded its sixth Pulitzer Prize on Monday with the editorial cartooning prize going to Jack Ohman. Here are the Pulitzers awarded to The Bee:

1935: Public Service Gold Medal for a series of stories campaigning against a corrupt political machine in Nevada. Two federal judicial nominations were withdrawn as a result of the investigation.

1992: Public Service Gold Medal for the series “Sierra in Peril,” reports written by reporter Tom Knudson that detailed environmental threats to the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

1992: Beat Reporting prize for “The Monkey Wars,” a series written by Deborah Blum on ethical and moral questions involving primate research.

2005: Editorial writing prize to Tom Philp, who authored a series of editorials urging the reclamation of the Hetch Hetchy Valley, which was flooded by a dam used to provide water to the Bay Area.

2007: Feature photography prize to Renée C. Byer for her photographs chronicling a single mother’s attempt to care for her young son as he succumbed to cancer.

2016: Editorial cartooning prize to Jack Ohman for a portfolio of drawings on topics that explored gun violence, marriage equality, terrorism and the state of the American political system.

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