Washington Newspapers

Bellingham Herald

The Bellingham Herald began publication on March 10, 1890, as the tri-weekly Fairhaven Herald. The newspaper went through several changes in its early years, including temporary suspension and a merger with a competing weekly. In 1900 the newspaper purchased the first linotype on the West Coast. When neighboring communities city of Bellingham in 1903, The paper was first printed as The Bellingham Herald. The Herald switched to morning delivery in May 1997. Knight Ridder acquired The Bellingham Herald in 2005. Knight Ridder was purchased by McClatchy in 2006. On September 23, 2010, Mark Owings became the Publisher of the Herald; he had been Finance Director since 2004 and a Herald employee for 12 years before being named to his new position.

Everett Daily Herald

Based in Everett, The Daily Herald's reporters cover Snohomish and Island Counties' local news and culture for more than a century. Founded in 1901, the institution's print edition cover topics from politics to Boeing, as well as local arts, opinions, and sports. Specialty sections thoroughly highlight specific subjects, such as the Good Life section which includes recipes, local features, and critique of fine and popular culture. Featured advertising supplements throughout the year cover aspects from local sports teams to going back to school. The publication is also available on the web, and can be accessed on smart phones and tablets such as the iPad.

Gig Harbor Peninsula Gateway

Since 1917, the Peninsula Gateway has served the Gig Harbor and Key peninsulas with weekly publications. This McClatchy Co. paper provides both print and online coverage, focusing on local news, sports and events in the area. The Gateway prints every Wednesday and highlights the people, places and occasions in the west Pierce County community. The paper is based in Gig Harbor, WA and both published and edited by Brian McLean.

Kennewick Tri-City Herald

The Tri-City Herald is a daily newspaper based in Kennewick, Washington, in the United States. Owned by The McClatchy Company, the newspaper serves southeastern Washington, including the three communities of Pasco, Kennewick, and Richland (Tri-Cities). It was first known as the Pasco Herald.

Kitsap Sun

The Kitsap Sun is a newspaper in Bremerton, Washington, which features general news. It serves the West Sound, covering Kitsap, Jefferson and Mason counties, and has a circulation of around 30,000 and actually reaches over 100,000 adult readers seven days a week. The Sun was first published in 1935 and named the Sun to be competitive with the Seattle Star across Puget Sound. In 1940, John P. Scripps Newspaper Group acquired control of the newspaper. It was merged with the E.W. Scripps Company in 1986. The Sun has received several awards from local organizations and charities, and sponsors a wide range of community festivals. Both the photography and editorial teams have received awards for their excellence. The publisher of the Sun is Charles D. Horton III and the editor is David Nelson. The Sun is headquartered in Bremerton at 545 5th Street.


The Olympian is a McClatchy newspaper in Olympia, Washington. The Olympian began in 1860 as "The Washington Standard" a weekly paper. The Olympian began daily service as a way to direct the crusade to make Olympia the capital of Washington State. The Olympian was operating strong when in 1906 it was bought by S.A. Perkins. Mr. Perkins established the Daily Recorder in 1891. After a few years of managing both papers in town Perkins combined the two papers into what is now The Daily Olympian in 1927. In February, 1982, the paper's name was shortened from The Daily Olympian to The Olympian. In September, 2005, Gannett sold The Olympian to Knight Ridder, who then sold it in 2006 to the current owners, The McClatchy Company. Headquarters for the Olympian are located in Olympia, WA on Bethel Street. The paper circulates 33,808 daily and 41,677 on Sunday. The paper?s publisher is George Le Masurier.

Seattle Times

The Seattle Times is a newspaper serving Seattle, Washington and the surrounding area. Founded in 1896, it’s one of the few remaining independently owned and operated major city newspapers in the country. It’s a trusted source for Northwest news, information and entertainment. The Seattle Times reporting has an international reputation for investigative journalism and has received nine Pulitzer Prizes, the most recent in 2012 for investigative reporting.

Skagit Valley Herald

The Skagit Valley serves the northwestern corner of Washington State. It serves the local communities of Skagit County including Mount Vernon, Anacortes, Sedro Woolley, Lyman-Hamilton, and Burlington.

Tacoma News Tribune

The News Tribune is a daily newspaper in Tacoma, Washington. The paper can trace its roots back to the beginning of the weekly Tacoma Ledger by R.F. Radabaugh in 1880. The next year, H.C. Patrick founded The News, another weekly. The two papers became dailies in 1883. The Bakers then bought The News and the Tacoma Ledger in 1918, and all three papers were merged into the Tacoma News Tribune and Ledger. In 1979, the newspaper adopted the name Tacoma News Tribune. In 1986, the Tribune Publishing Company's newspaper assets were bought by McClatchy Newspapers. The publisher of the Tribune is David A. Zeek and the editor is Karen Peterson. Headquarters for the Tribune are located at 1950 South State Street in Tacoma, Washington. The average daily circulation for the paper is 78,453 and the average Sunday circulation is 105, 207.

Vancouver Columbian

The Vancouver Columbian was first published as a weekly on October 10, 1890, before becoming a weekday paper on October 19, 1908. The Columbian is a daily newspaper for Vancouver, Washington and County in Washington State. It is the sole daily newspaper in the city today. Owned by the Campbell family since 1921, it occupied a series of offices in downtown Vancouver before building its own offices at what is now the northwest corner of Evergreen and Broadway in 1928. Relocating to larger headquarters in 1955, it published its first Sunday edition on August 6, 1972, its first Saturday edition on July 10, 1999, and changed from afternoon to morning delivery in July 2000. The paper is still currently owned by the Campbell family and published by Scott Campbell. Headquarters are located in Vancouver, Washington.

Walla Walla Union Bulletin

The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin is a newspaper based in Walla Walla, Washington and owned by the Seattle Times Company.