A hearty and well-deserved congratulations to our sister paper The Stranger up in Seattle, and associate editor Eli Sanders (whose stories and blog posts also occasionally run on Blogtown and in the Merc) for winning a Pulitzer Prize for Journalism in the "Feature Writing" category! Here's what the Pulitzer peeps had to say:

For a distinguished example of feature writing giving prime consideration to quality of writing, originality and concision, using any available journalistic tool, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

Awarded to Eli Sanders of The Stranger, a Seattle (Wash.) weekly, for his haunting story of a woman who survived a brutal attack that took the life of her partner, using the woman’s brave courtroom testimony and the details of the crime to construct a moving narrative.

Read his wholly excellent (and Pulitzer winning) story entitled The Bravest Woman in Seattle—and once again, CONGRATULATIONS ELI! Woot now!

UPDATE! And what's this? Mercury cartoonist Matt Bors was a Pulitzer finalist in the Editorial Cartooning category! YAY!! Congrats to you too, Matt!