First Place – Political Coverage
2017 Iowa Broadcast News Association Award
Aired on WOI-DT
This is a story about a controversial bill regarding medical cannabis that passed through the Iowa Statehouse during the 2017 legislative session. Orko Manna stayed at the Statehouse overnight Friday into Saturday morning while lawmakers debated and made changes to the bill, which was eventually signed into law by then-Governor Terry Branstad.
Medical Marijuana Expansion (2017 IBNA Award Winner)