We've got Animo

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The Hispanic Cultural Center of Idaho has announced its media awards for objective handling of Latino issues in Idaho and BW is proud to be this year's winner in the newspaper category.

According to Juan Saldana, spokesman for Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs, media coverage of the Latino community in Idaho tends to focus on immigration and gang issues. Animo Awards are given to news organizations and reporters in both print and broadcast journalism who go beyond to file objective reports on a variety of issues facing the Latino community.

Boise Weekly won in the "Outstanding Newspaper" category for continuing non-biased coverage on not only the Latino community, but the for coverage of all minority communities in the valley, according to Saldana.

This Saturday, May 2, while half of the editorial team is collecting awards on BW's behalf at the annual Idaho Press Club awards banquet, another BW team will collect our Animo Award at the 11th Annual Hispanic Cultural Center Gala.

Also taking home Amino Awards Saturday will be Outstanding Print Reporter Jessie Bonner of the Associated Press, Outstanding TV Reporter Michelle Stark from KIVI Channel 6, and a rep from the Outstanding News Team at KTRV Fox 12.