King County Journal goes Canadian

Black Press of Victoria B.C. has purchased the King County Journal, it’s printing facility in Kent, and nine other local papers owned by the Horvitz family. It’s unclear what plans, if any, the new owners have for the Journal, which has been losing money and readers since 1994.

I’d heard some speculation that the Journal‘s printing facility in Kent might be attractive to the Hearst Corporation should the Seattle P-I lose it’s arbitration with the Seattle Times, and choose to continue publishing outside of the Joint Operating Agreement. Apparently, that option is now off the table.

Comments

  1. 1

    Luigi Giovanni spews:

    Let’s hit these newspapers even harder. Let’s eliminate the state sale tax exemption for newspapers. Why is the newspaper business exempt?

  2. 2

    Luigi Giovanni spews:

    People mistakenly perceive newspapers as concerned about their communities first. As for-profit entities, newspapers are concerned foremost about their own self-interest. The voice of any newspaper is just another self-interested voice in the marketplace, not unlike the self-interested voices of the BIAW or the WSTLA.

  3. 3

    Richard Pope spews:

    We could also eliminate the sales tax exemption for advertising. Make advertising on television and radio, as well as in newspapers subject to the sales tax also.

  4. 4

    Richard Pope spews:

    If these newspapers are never going to say anything nice about yours truly, then they should pay the same taxes that everyone else has to pay.

  5. 5

    borat spews:

    hey ot. pierce county shows no ballots left to count (yeehaw pierce–time for turkee) and king shows 13k left. soooooo, if burner gets 10,500 of the remaining 13k (and we know there’s really more like 30k left so say 19k burner to 11k rubberstamp?), then dave third reichert is out and we get rep in the majority for the next 2 years. bring me my gravy, bitches.

  6. 6

    Mike Webb SUCKS spews:

    What a moron borat says: hey ot. pierce county shows no ballots left to count (yeehaw pierce–time for turkee) and king shows 13k left. 11/23/2006 at 12:17 am

    Typical libtard. The KC Ballots are for all of KC. That means they would have to sorted the 8 CD and those would be te 13K.

    STUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUPIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIID Moonbat!

  7. 7

    Mark The Redneck KENNEDY spews:

    The girlz at the PI are still at it. Can anyone tell me how the fuck a licence would have prevented the accident?
    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/.....ane23.html

    There isn’t even a shred of evidence that the crane operator did anything wrong. But that doesn’t stop the girlz at the PI or in the legislature from wanting to “fix” a problem that doesn’t exist.

    Why not go after the unlicensed person who was in charge of making sure the site was safe? Why are unqualified people like Tamara Hardy allowed to be in charge of safety when she does not have a engineering license?

  8. 8

    My Left Foot spews:

    MTR and MWS

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

    Now, go fuck yourselves. You are the new minority. Enjoy!

    Funny how that works.

  9. 9

    Alcee Hastings spews:

    From Today’s Seattle Times—
    NANCY PELOSI IS WORSE THAN MICHAEL RICHARDS!!!
    SHE BE A RACIST!!!!

    “By seniority, California Rep. Jane Harman should lead the Intelligence Committee, but House Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi has told Harman she won’t be reappointed to the committee.

    Alcee Hastings, a black Florida congressman, is the next senior Democrat. He would be a controversial choice, however. A former federal judge, he was charged in an FBI bribery sting and was acquitted by a federal jury. He was later impeached by the House and removed from the bench in 1989 by the Senate.

    In a letter to House colleagues released Wednesday, Hastings maintains he did nothing wrong and asked fellow Democrats in the House of Representatives to review what he denounced as the unfounded case against him. “I will make you proud if I am selected to chair the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence,” he wrote, adding that it’s a position he’s “completely competent” to hold.”

    I ain’t goin’ down easy I tells ya.
    OJ Simpson was innocent
    AND SO IS I!!!

  10. 10

    Luigi Giovanni spews:

    My home-delivered Seattle Times has one of those adhesive ads in the upper, left-hand corner of the front page, encouraging people to shop in Portland, thereby evading the state sales tax:

    “How to appear 8.8% more generous this holiday season. Your friends will think you went overboard. In reality, you went to Portland. Plan your tax-free getaway. portlandbigdeal.com The Portland Big Deal…”

    The Seattle Times is without shame. Not only are its customers exempt from the state sales tax, but it accepts ads from others encouraging people to evade the state sales tax.

  11. 12

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    4 Richard Pope says: If these newspapers are never going to say anything nice about yours truly, then they should pay the same taxes that everyone else has to pay. 11/23/2006 at 12:08 am

    Instead of blaming the newspapers for keeping a faulty candidate out of public office, you should blame the author of the faults.

  12. 14

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    7 Mark The Redneck KENNEDY says: There isn’t even a shred of evidence that the crane operator did anything wrong. But that doesn’t stop the girlz at the PI or in the legislature from wanting to “fix” a problem that doesn’t exist. 11/23/2006 at 7:35 am

    Hey Redneck, tell us what problem voter ID is supposed to fix? Is there identity theft occurring at the polls? You know, imposters voting under legitimate voters’ names? And forging their signatures in the poll books? How many cases of that occurred in our state in this election? More than zero?

  13. 15

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    10 I had to file a complaint against the Seattle Times for telephone harassment. Their telemarketers kept calling me every day trying to coerce me into buying a subscription. Fuck you, Frank Blethen! I’ll never buy your rag again. I fish it out of trash cans here in the park and use it for toilet paper.

  14. 16

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    11 Manof Truth says: The state sales tax needs to go away, the sooner the better — 11/23/2006 at 11:32 am

    Are you for an income tax?

  15. 17

    spews:

    Hey, Dreamboat! Did Richard Pope lose again? Shit, I’ll have to start drinking again.

    Oh, Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! And twice to secular Goldie!!

  16. 19

    A spews:

    As a Portlander who occasionally reads this site and has just learned about the advertised trips to good old bridgetown, all I can say is “Awesome”

    People in Portland opine about visiting Seattle because it’s bigger then us and has more stuff… yet Seattleites are planning trips down here. Brillian.