The Seattle Times Company
is a privately owned publisher
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.
In its headquarters city of Seattle, the company owns the Washington's largest-circulation daily newspaper, The Seattle Times
. Elsewhere in Washington, the company owns the Yakima Herald-Republic
and Walla Walla Union-Bulletin
Maine-native schoolteacher and attorney Alden J. Blethen
bought the Seattle Press-Times
in 1896, renaming it the Seattle Daily Times
and doubling its circulation to 7,000 six months later. When he died in 1915, the Times
<nowiki>'</nowiki> circulation was 70,000.
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
was bought in 1991.
Issaquah Press Inc.
The 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 Issaquah Press
- Founded in 1900, The Issaquah Press is the newspaper of record for Issaquah, Washington. It and its companion(No longer in use) shopper reach 20,000 homes in Issaquah every week. and , accessed May......