News Releases

"Like all Puget Sound residents, I rely on our local newspapers to keep me informed about everything from regional stories to worldwide events. And I believe that a vibrant and independent press is critical to the functioning of a progressive and informed society.

"The outcome of this dispute has always been about much more than the financial future of two companies. It has been about public access to a robust newspaper industry with the ability to fulfill the news and information needs of an eager and opinionated public.

"Today's announcement is a win-win for our newspaper industry and the readers of our region. Both the Seattle Times and Hearst are to be commended for their dedication to a process that today has resulted in industry stability for many years to come."