The Denver alt-weekly's Julie Jargon, 29, tied for first in the national reporting category for "The War Within," a series on rape of female cadets at the United States Air Force Academy. The Livingston Awards are given only to journalists under the age of 35. The $10,000 awards are the largest all-media, general-reporting prizes in the country.

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The Denver weekly's Julie Jargon won an Investigative Reporters and Editors Certificate for her story "The War Within," about two female cadets who were punished and kicked out of the U.S. Air Force Academy after they complained of being raped. IRE judges noted that the article "is a great example of tackling a sensitive story at a powerful institution."

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