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The Seattle
Seattle
Times Company is a privately owned publisher of daily and weekly newspapers in the U.S. state of Washington. Founded in Seattle, Washington in 1896, the company is now in its fourth and fifth generations of ownership by the Blethen family.

Contents

1 Properties

1.1 Issaquah Press Inc. 1.2 Other 1.3 Maine
Maine
newspapers

2 References 3 External links

Properties[edit] In its headquarters city of Seattle, the company owns the Washington's largest-circulation daily newspaper, The Seattle
Seattle
Times. Elsewhere in Washington, the company owns the Yakima Herald-Republic
Yakima Herald-Republic
and Walla Walla Union-Bulletin. Maine-native schoolteacher and attorney Alden J. Blethen
Alden J. Blethen
bought the Seattle
Seattle
Press-Times in 1896, renaming it the Seattle
Seattle
Daily Times and doubling its circulation to 7,000 six months later. When he died in 1915, the Times' circulation was 70,000.[1] The two smaller dailies were added much later. The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin was purchased from the Kelly family in 1971, while the Yakima Herald-Republic
Yakima Herald-Republic
was bought in 1991. Issaquah Press Inc.[edit] The Seattle
Seattle
Times Company acquired Issaquah Press Inc. July 1, 1995, from Pacific Media Group. Originally consisting of one newspaper, the King County chain added two more in the 1990s. Based at 45 Front Street South, Issaquah, Washington. The company and its newspapers ceased publication in February 2017.[2]

The Issaquah Press Founded in 1900, The Issaquah Press is the newspaper of record for Issaquah, Washington. It reaches 20,000 homes in Issaquah every week.[3] Newcastle News Only five years after the incorporation of the city of Newcastle, Washington, the Issaquah Press Inc. office debuted a monthly newspaper for the city. The Newcastle News is now mailed free to 5,000 homes in Newcastle.[4] Sammamish Review Founded as a monthly in 1992, the Sammamish Review has been a weekly since 2007 and is delivered, free, to 15,000 homes in Sammamish, Washington, every Wednesday.[5] SnoValley Star The SnoValley Star's first issue was published March 6, 2008. The free-distribution weekly newspaper reaches 12,400 homes and businesses in North Bend and Snoqualmie, Washington.[6]

Other[edit] In addition to various websites associated with its newspaper properties, The Seattle
Seattle
Times Company also owns Rotary Offset Press, a printing company in Kent, Washington. Maine
Maine
newspapers[edit] See also: MaineToday Media For about a decade, from 1998 to mid-2009, The Seattle
Seattle
Times Company owned three daily newspapers and three weeklies in the state of Maine, as part of a subsidiary called Blethen Maine
Maine
Newspapers. It sold these properties to private investors in 2009, who formed MaineToday Media. Blethen Maine
Maine
Newspapers was built in one acquisition, Seattle
Seattle
Times' purchase of all the newspapers formerly published by Guy Gannett Communications (not related to the larger Gannett
Gannett
chain). Guy Gannett managers said they sold to The Seattle
Seattle
Times Company because of shared values—both companies were fourth-generation family-owned news organizations. "Of all the companies in the newspaper business, The Seattle
Seattle
Times is one most like our company in the sense of independence, of family ownership, and commitment to the community," said Guy Gannett spokesman Tim O'Meara.[7] Blethen Maine
Maine
Newspapers' properties included the state's largest daily, the Portland Press Herald
Portland Press Herald
and Maine
Maine
Sunday Telegram; the Kennebec Journal
Kennebec Journal
and the Morning Sentinel; along with their related weeklies. This purchase was estimated to have cost about $213 million.[8] References[edit]

^ The Seattle
Seattle
Times Company: Overview, accessed October 29, 2007. ^ McIntosh, Andrew (January 19, 2017). " Seattle
Seattle
Times Co. plans closure of Issaquah Press Group community newspapers". Puget Sound Business Journal. Retrieved January 19, 2017.  ^ "Tracing the History of The Issaquah Newspaper" and "Issaquah Press Facts", accessed May 27, 2007. ^ Newcastle-News.com: About, accessed May 26, 2007. ^ SammamishReview.com: About, accessed May 26, 2007. ^ SnoValleyStar.com: About, accessed October 15, 2009. ^ Wilmsen, Steven. " Seattle
Seattle
Times Co. Buys Maine
Maine
Newspapers from Guy Gannett". The Boston Globe, page D1, September 2, 1998. ^ Mapes, Lynda V. "Times Co. Completes Long-Stalled Sale of Maine Newspapers" The Seattle
Seattle
Times, June 16, 2009.

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Partnerships

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Acquisitions

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