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Washington State Library Newspaper Resources

Information and links to news resources via Washington State Library. A Washington State Library card number may be required to view some collections. If you are a State resident you can request an e-card for remote access here: Download a card application.

Local Historical News Databases

Historic Washington Newspaper Databases

  • Washington Digital Newspapers - Contains territorial era newspapers beginning in 1852 and regional community digitization projects through the early 2000s. Full text and searchable with new historical WA newspaper titles added each year.
  • Historic Newspapers in Washington - Online collection of indexed newspapers beginning in 1852, which covers Washington's territorial and early statehood periods. These digitized pages from State microfilm collection have been indexed and are keyword searchable.
  • Chronicling America - An effort to digitize early newspapers around the United States including 23 newspapers from Washington. Issues are full-text searchable and downloadable at the Library of Congress.

Washington State Newspapers, L-Z


Lake Chelan Mirror
Leavenworth Echo
Town Crier (formerly Lewis County News)
Liberty Lake Splash
Chinook Observer (Longbeach)
Daily News (Longview)
Islands Weekly (Lopez Island)
Lynden Tribune


Maple Valley Reporter
Mercer Island Reporter
Monroe Monitor & Valley News
Columbia Basin Herald (Moses Lake)
Mukilteo Beacon
Mukilteo Tribune


Whidbey Island News-Times (Oak Harbor)
Business Examiner (Olympia)
Olympian (Olympia)
Omak Chronicle
Islands' Sounder (Eastsound, Orcas Island)


Tri-City Herald (Pasco/Kennewick/Richland)
Miner (Pend Orielle County)
Peninsula Daily News (Port Angeles)
Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader
Port Orchard Independent
Puyallup Herald
Record-Bulletin (Prosser)


Willapa Harbor Herald (Raymond/South Bend)
Redmond Reporter
Renton Reporter


Sammamish Reporter
Journal of the San Juan Islands
Capitol Hill Times (Seattle)
Crosscut Seattle
The Daily (University of Washington, Seattle)
Daily Journal of Commerce (Seattle) Homage (Snohomish County Senior Focus)
Madison Park Times (Seattle)
Magnolia News (Seattle)
North County Outlook (Snohomish County)
North Seattle Herald-Outlook
Northwest Asian Weekly (Seattle)
Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)
Queen Anne News (Seattle)
Seattle Chinese Post
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle Press (North Seattle)
Seattle Times
Seattle Weekly

Shelton-Mason County Journal
West Seattle Herald
Sequim Gazette
Snohomish County Tribune
Snoqualmie Valley Record (Snoqualmie)
Willapa Harbor Herald (South Bend/Raymond)
Spokesman Review (Spokane)
Stanwood-Camano News
The Stranger
Daily Sun News (Sunnyside)


News Tribune (Tacoma)
Tacoma Weekly
Tukwila Reporter
Methow Valley News (Twisp)


Columbian (Vancouver)
Vancouver Business Journal
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber


Walla Walla Union-Bulletin
Wenatchee World
South Whidbey Record (Whidbey Island)
Whidbey News Times
Woodinville Weekly


El Sol de Yakima
Yakima Herald-Republic
Nisqually Valley News (Yelm)