Local News

Over the past 15 years, the United States has lost one-fourth of its local newspapers... and over the past 10 years, we’ve lost more than half the journalists on our surviving papers.

Because strong local newspapers are key to strengthening our democracy, we want you to know about all the local options!

“The void created when we lose a local newspaper has significant political, social and economic implications for our society and our democracy. Historically, newspapers have been the prime, if not sole, source of credible and comprehensive news and information that affects the quality of life of residents living in the thousands of small and mid-sized communities that dot this country.” — Penny Muse Abernathy
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Anacortes American

Longtime newspaper focused on Anacortes. Now owned by the national Adams Publishing Group.

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Cascadia Daily News

Locally owned independent newspaper based in Bellingham, covering Whatcom and Skagit counties and the San Juan Islands.

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Concrete Herald

Independent, locally owned free paper covering eastern Skagit County.

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La Conner Weekly News

Independent local paper covering La Conner, Shelter Bay, and the Skagit Valley.

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Salish Current

Independent news for Whatcom, Skagit, and San Juan counties contributed by freelance writers.

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Skagit Valley Herald

Covers Skagit County and includes national news. Now owned by the national Adams Publishing Group.

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Whidbey News-Times

Covers Oak Harbor and Whidbey Island, and occasionally Anacortes.