Newspaper Profiles

Since 2008, Washington State Library has digitized over thirty distinct newspaper titles through three grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). You can learn more about the National Digital Newspaper Program on our Grants and Support page.

For more information about the history and coverage of these titles, click on the name of the title you’re interested in. To search or browse available digitized issues of a title, click on the link to the source page under the “Browse Issues” column. You can use the regional links below to skip down the page to see all titles from a specific region in Washington.

Northwest Washington

City Newspaper Title No. of Issues Earliest Issue Latest Issue Browse Issues
Anacortes Northwest Enterprise TBD March 25, 1882 March 13, 1886 Washington Digital Newspapers
Edison Industrial Freedom 61 May 7, 1898 November 1, 1901 Washington Digital Newspapers
Everett The Commonwealth 69 February 4, 1911 April 9, 1914 Washington Digital Newspapers
Everett The Labor Journal 707 January 7, 1909 December 29, 1922 Washington Digital Newspapers
Everett The Washington Socialist 42 April 16, 1914 June 24, 1915 Washington Digital Newspapers
La Connor Puget Sound Mail TBD September 13, 1879 February 23, 1884 Washington Historical Newspapers
Lynden The Lynden Pioneer Press TBD October 16, 1888 June 26, 1890 Washington Historical Newspapers
Lynden The Lynden Tribune 611 July 9, 1908 December 26, 1912 Washington Digital Newspapers
Port Townsend Weekly Argus 58 December 29, 1870 December 25, 1875 Washington Historical Newspapers
Port Townsend Puget Sound Weekly Argus TBD January 1, 1876 May 12, 1882 Washington Historical Newspapers
Port Townsend Puget Sound Argus TBD May 26, 1882 May23, 1883 Washington Historical Newspapers
San Juan County The San Juan Islander 857 February 24, 1898 June 5, 1914 Washington Digital Newspapers
Seattle Cayton’s Weekly 188 October 23, 1890 June 29, 1917 Washington Digital Newspapers
Seattle Puget Sound Semi-Weekly 5 April 5, 1866 April 19, 1866 Washington Historical Newspapers
Seattle Puget Sound Weekly 47 April 30, 1866 March 18, 1867 Washington Historical Newspapers
Seattle Puget Sound Weekly Gazette 13 March 25, 1867 June 17, 1867 Washington Historical Newspapers
Seattle Puget Sound Dispatch 336 December 4, 1871 October 4, 1880 Washington Historical Newspapers
Seattle The Daily Intelligencer 1343 June 5, 1876 October 1, 1881 Washington Digital Newspapers
Seattle The Seattle Daily Post-Intelligencer 1918 April 5, 1882 December 9, 1889 Washington Digital Newspapers
Seattle The Seattle Post-Intelligencer 4578 May 11, 1888 December 31, 1900 Washington Digital Newspapers
Seattle The Seattle Republican 693 February 26, 1896 May 2, 1913 Washington Digital Newspapers
Seattle The Seattle Star 6939 February 27, 1899 December 30, 1922 Washington Digital Newspapers
Seattle Washington Gazette 1 August 15, 1863 August 15, 1863 Washington Historical Newspapers
Seattle Seattle Gazette 24 December 10, 1863 June 4, 1864 Washington Historical Newspapers
Seattle Seattle Weekly Gazette TBD August 6, 1864 March 3, 1866 Washington Historical Newspapers
Snohomish Northern Star 127 January 15, 1876 May 3, 1879 Washington Historical Newspapers

Northeast Washington

City Newspaper Title No. of Issues Earliest Issue Latest Issue Browse Issues
Colville The Colville Examiner 775 October 31, 1907 December 30, 1922 Washington Digital Newspapers
Newport The Newport Miner 262 November 9, 1907 December 26, 1912 Washington Digital Newspapers
Oroville Oroville Gazette TBD January 1, 1909 December 29, 1922 Washington Digital Newspapers
Spokane The Spokan Times TBD May 8, 1879 April 29, 1886 Washington Historical Newspapers
Spokane Spokane Falls Review TBD May 19, 1883 March 6, 1886 Washington Historical Newspapers
Spokane The Spokane Press 2793 November 7, 1902 December 31, 1910 Washington Digital Newspapers
Spokane Washington Farmer 1 June 15, 1914 June 15, 1914 Chronicling America

Central Washington

City Newspaper Title No. of Issues Earliest Issue Latest Issue Browse Issues
Ellensburg The Ellensburg Dawn 844 March 18, 1898 December 25, 1913 Washington Digital Newspapers
Leavenworth The Leavenworth Echo 986 January 29, 1904 December 29, 1922 Washington Digital Newspapers
Wenatchee The Wenatchee Daily World 1503 July 3, 1905 December 31, 1910 Washington Digital Newspapers
Yakima The Ranch (Yakima) 62 January 20, 1894 August 18, 1894 Washington Digital Newspapers
X The Ranch (Seattle) 291 September 1, 1902 June 1, 1914 Washington Digital Newspapers
X Ranche and Range 420 April 8, 1897 August 21, 1902 Washington Digital Newspapers
Yakima The Yakima Herald TBD February 2, 1889 October 2, 1912 Washington Digital Newspapers,
Washington Historical Newspapers    

Southwest Washington

City Newspaper Title No. of Issues Earliest Issue Latest Issue Browse Issues
Olympia The Columbian 64 September 11, 1852 November 26, 1853 Washington Historical Newspapers
Olympia Pioneer and Democrat TBD February 4, 1854 May 31, 1861 Washington Historical Newspapers
Olympia Truth Teller 2 February 3, 1858 February 25, 1858 Washington Historical Newspapers
Olympia The Washington Pioneer 9 December 3, 1853 January 28, 1854 Washington Historical Newspapers
Olympia The Washington Standard 3198 November 17, 1860 February 27, 1920 Washington Digital Newspapers
Steilacoom Puget Sound Courier 31 May 19, 1855 April 25, 1856 Washington Historical Newspapers
Steilacoom Puget Sound Herald 312 May 12, 1858 November 7, 1864 Washington Historical Newspapers
Tacoma The Tacoma Times 3207 December 21, 1903 June 29, 1918 Washington Digital Newspapers
Vancouver The Vancouver Independent 383 September 4, 1875 March 27, 1884 Washington Digital Newspapers
Vancouver Vancouver Register TBD October 7, 1865 October 9, 1869 Washington Historical Newspapers

Southeast Washington

City Newspaper Title No. of Issues Earliest Issue Latest Issue Browse Issues
Colfax Colfax Gazette 633 January 5, 1900 February 16, 1912 Washington Digital Newspapers
Kennewick The Kennewick Courier 413 April 28, 1905 March 27, 1914 Washington Digital Newspapers
Pullman Pullman Herald 1746 November 3, 1888 December 29, 1922 Washington Digital Newspapers
Ritzville Adams County 443 February 2, 1898 October 17, 1906 Washington Digital Newspapers
Walla Walla Washington Statesman TBD December 13, 1861 August 26, 1864 Washington Historical Newspapers
Walla Walla Walla Walla Statesman TBD September 2, 1864 December 29, 1877 Washington Historical Newspapers