Major investigative reports on the nation's methamphetamine epidemic, systemic failures in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the loss of Florida's wetlands are winners of the first Philip Meyer Awards.
* First Place: The Oregonian for "Unnecessary Epidemic"
* Second Place: The Knight-Ridder Washington Bureau for "Discharged and Dishonored"
* Third Place: The St. Petersburg Times, for "Vanishing Wetlands"
Read more about the winners.