Seattle Times wins Pulitzer for coverage of deadly landslide

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Times has won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of a deadly landslide in Washington state that destroyed a small community north of Seattle, leaving 43 people dead.

The Times won the award Monday for Breaking News Reporting. The judges cited the "digital account" of the landslide "and the impressive follow-up reporting that explored whether the calamity could have been avoided." It is the 10th Pulitzer Prize the newspaper has won.

A rain-sodden hillside collapsed on March 22, 2014, sending tons of dirt, debris and rocks onto dozens of homes in the small town of Oso, Washington.

Times Editor Kathy Best told staffers the newspaper's coverage honored the victims of the tragedy by providing timely, accurate information about the landslide and holding officials accountable.