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Then and Now: The Spokane Falls Review tower

Opened in October 1891, the 10-story, 146-foot tower at the corner of Riverside Avenue and Monroe Street nearly put the publishers of the Review out of business, financially. William H. …

Black Lens monthly newspaper celebrates 5 years of sharpening Spokane’s perception of racism in the community

Sandy Williams started the Black Lens newspaper after the release of a Justice Department report five years ago that found Spokane police were using force in disproportionate amounts against people …

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 27, 2020

Recycling in Spokane: County says to better clean and sort recycleables

Spokane County has restricted what recycling it accepts at transfer stations, and is now requiring people who drop off their recycling to sort it. That’s similar to changes that governments …

100 years ago in Spokane: Anti-Catholic group blamed for departure of school principal

Bertha Storey of the Horace Mann School had insisted the school board uphold the dismissal of a janitor who’d been disseminating an anti-Catholic newspaper within the school to students and …

Publisher says he’s hearing interest in nonprofit turn

The publisher of the nation’s first daily newspaper to be granted nonprofit status says he’s since heard from a “few dozen” lawyers and news executives curious about whether the Salt …

Free to a good home: 1 newspaper in Alaska

The publisher of The Skagway News is willing to give the paper away to the right person, if they are willing to move to the southeast Alaska community and be …

“Tuk Tuk” a newspaper for the Iraqi protest movement

Every other day, the editor, bespectacled and perpetually pecking at a laptop, sends a top secret 8-page document to an anonymous printing house near Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, a central plaza …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019

Hedge fund Alden becomes Tribune’s largest shareholder

The largest shareholder of the company that owns the Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and New York Daily News is now Alden Global Capital, a hedge fund known for layoffs and …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019

GateHouse, Gannett join, become largest U.S. newspaper chain

GateHouse closed its $1.1 billion takeover of USA Today publisher Gannett, becoming the country’s largest newspaper company by far and pledging significant cost cuts at a time when print publications …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

New Media, Gannett shareholders approve media merger deal

The two biggest newspaper chains in the country are on the verge of combining, after shareholders of both gave green lights to the $1.13 billion deal Thursday.

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019

Press freedom advocates troubled by suit against Iowa paper

The former administrator for Iowa’s third-largest city is suing the area’s biggest newspaper, claiming that its coverage was unfair and cost him his job, in a case that has alarmed …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019

As Gannett, GateHouse merge, newspaper cost-cutting persists

Just a week after announcing its $1.4 billion acquisition of Gannett, GateHouse Media was again laying off journalists and other workers at its newspapers, possibly foreshadowing the future awaiting employees …

Investigation of reporter’s weekend inquiries stokes ire

Journalists are defending a small Oregon newspaper after a county attorney asked the sheriff to investigate whether a reporter broke the law by trying to get comments from a government …

UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019

Is print dead? Well, it is at Starbucks

Starbucks will quit selling the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Gannett papers like USA Today in more than 8,600 U.S. stores in September, citing “changing customer behavior.” Starbucks …

Russian newspapers show solidarity with detained journalist

In a show of rare solidarity, Russia’s three major newspapers on Monday put out nearly identical front pages to support a detained journalist.

Rob Curley: Should “Non Sequitur” return to the comics page?

Back in February, the “Non Sequitur” comic that ran in our newspaper had a hidden message in it. It was a naughty message. Really naughty. Involving President Trump. So, like …

Bankruptcy judge to approve sale of Reading Eagle

A federal bankruptcy judge said Wednesday he intends to approve the sale of the Reading Eagle to a large newspaper chain known for taking over struggling papers and then making …

UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

Salt Lake Tribune announces plans to convert into nonprofit

The Salt Lake Tribune has announced plans to become a nonprofit as it moves toward a nontraditional model that it hopes will ensure long-term stability after years of financial struggles.

Seattle Times to sell Bothell printing plant to help fund news operations

The Seattle Times plans to sell its printing-press property in Bothell to fund news operations, and will shift to printing the paper at its Rotary Offset Press in Kent next …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019

Spokesman-Review’s printing operations to move to Spokane Valley to expand commercial press business

For more than a century, The Spokesman-Review has been printed in downtown Spokane. That will change in late 2019 or early 2020, when the newspaper’s print publishing operations move to …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018

Idaho newspaper carriers say they were targets of shooting

Donna Correll said Monday afternoon that bullets had entered the front windshield and passenger window while she and her husband were delivering papers at about 3:25 a.m., and a third …

Missouri town gets new newspaper, The Uranus Examiner

Cue the giggling: A small Missouri town has a new newspaper called The Uranus Examiner.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018

Missoula Independent ceases operations

Early Tuesday morning, Missoula Independent staffers came to their doors only to find them locked and a sign taped to the glass: The Independent has closed its office and ceased …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018

Man charged with making death threats over Trump editorials

A Los Angeles man upset about The Boston Globe’s coordinated editorial response to President Donald Trump’s attacks on the news media was arrested Thursday on charges he threatened to kill …

North Korea accuses U.S. of plotting invasion while talking with ‘smile on its face’

North Korea’s main newspaper accused the United States on Sunday of staging military drills to prepare an invasion while at the same time pursuing dialogue with a smile on its …

Trump orders U.S. flags lowered to honor 5 slain at newspaper

President Donald Trump has ordered U.S. flags on federal property be flown at half-staff through sunset Tuesday to honor five people slain at a newspaper in Maryland’s capital.

Orioles pay tribute to 5 shooting victims at Capital Gazette

The Baltimore Orioles paid tribute to The Capital Gazette shooting victims by placing five lilies at the press box seat reserved for the newspaper, and holding a moment of silence …

Attorney General: ‘Idahoan’ qualifies as a newspaper

The Attorney Generals’ office said a recent statewide publication mailed to voters statewide is exempt from Idaho’s campaign disclosure laws because it qualifies as a newspaper.

UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018

Idaho asked to investigate ‘newspaper’ mailed to voters

The Idaho Democratic Party has asked state officials to investigate a publication purporting to be a conservative newspaper recently mailed out statewide to voters.

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018

Eugene, Oregon, daily newspaper sold to GateHouse Media

The Register-Guard newspaper in Eugene, Ore., was sold Thursday to GateHouse Media, a publisher of local news.