Pierce County News Sources

Pierce County has quite a few online newspapers, some dedicated to local communities, some with a broader reach.  This page can be your conduit to reading about news in various parts of our county.  You might find some statewide news sources, too.  They do not necessarily have a progressive slant, but then, that’s what The Pierce Progressive is for.

 

Bonney Lake & Sumner Courier Herald

The Bonney Lake & Sumner Courier-Herald began in November 2003 as the Bonney Lake & Lake Tapps Courier-Herald. Sumner coverage was added in 2008 following acquisition by Sound Publishing and a subsequent merger with the Sumner Reporter.  Visit its online edition at http://www.blscourierherald.com/

 

BonneyLake-Sumner Patch

Patch provides comprehensive local coverage of Bonney Lake and Sumner. It features news and events, business listings, discussions, announcements, photos and videos.  It is run by professional editors, writers, photographers and videographers who live in or near the communities it serves.  See their site at http://bonneylake-sumner.patch.com/

 

Eatonville Dispatch News

The Eatonville Dispatch has been published since 1893 and is published weekly and direct mailed to more than 7,600 homes in the Eatonville, Graham, Kapowsin, Ashford, Elbe with additional copies made available at merchant and area locations throughout the county. Overall combined average weekly circulation is 8,950 copies reaching a readership in excess of 26,000 readers in the combined Pierce County Area.  The following link is to the online edition: http://dispatchnews.com/index.asp

  

Fife Free Press

Its emphasis is on events that impact the lives of readers in Fife – action taken by local governments, how local high school sports teams are faring, what’s happening on local stages and where to go when readers have free time to enjoy.   It is one of Pierce County Community Newspaper Group’s (PCCNG) community newspapers.  Both the print and online editions are free.  Its site is http://www.fifefreepress.com/

 

Milton Edgewood Signal

Its emphasis is on events that impact the lives of readers in the Milton Edgewood area – action taken by local governments, how local high school sports teams are faring, what’s happening on local stages and where to go when readers have free time to enjoy.   It is one of Pierce County Community Newspaper Group’s (PCCNG) community newspapers.  Both the print and online editions are free.  Its site is http://www.miltonedgewoodsignal.com/

 

Mountain News

The Mountain News is an online news magazine that has in-depth features, columns and news stories that cannot be found anywhere else.  Specifically, it covers stories of ex-urban and rural lifestyles such as self-reliant living, health, politics, crime, and issues of the soul.  It serves the communities of southern Pierce and eastern Thurston and Lewis counties, from Puyallup in the north to Yelm in the west to Eatonville and Morton in the south.  Check out its features at http://themountainnewswa.net/

 

News Tribune

The News Tribune is a major full service newspaper serving Tacoma and the South Sound.  It is owned by the McClatchy Company.  http://www.thenewstribune.com/

 

Peninsula Gateway

The Peninsula Gateway reports on goings on in Gig Harbor: news, sports, business, lifestyle, and neighbors.  It also has an opinion page.
Visit  http://www.thenewstribune.com/gigharbor/

 

Post Defiance

Post Defiance is an online magazine written for Tacoma, about Tacoma and by Tacomans.   Post Defiance provides distinctive, high-quality, thoughtful content generated by talented local artists and writers.  This publication is a cooperative effort, focused on partnerships with individuals, organizations and businesses who love, promote, and produce the culture, craft and community that distinguish Tacoma.  Read it at the following link: http://postdefiance.com/

 

Puyallup Herald

The Puyallup Herald reports on happenings in Puyallup and Sumner.  Find it at http://www.thenewstribune.com/puyallup/

 

Puyallup Tribal News

The Puyallup Tribal News prints news about tribal events of the Puyallup tribe and connects to tribal websites.  Visit its site at http://www.puyalluptribalnews.net/

 

Tacoma Weekly

Its emphasis is on events that impact the lives of readers in Tacoma – action taken by local governments, how local high school sports teams are faring, what’s happening on local stages and where to go when readers have free time to enjoy.   It is one of Pierce County Community Newspaper Group’s (PCCNG) community newspapers.  Both the print and online editions are free.  Its site is http://www.tacomaweekly.com/

 

Washbucket

WashBucket connects readers to Washington state newspapers and other media outlets. Our goal is to highlight a reporter’s work by driving our site traffic to their original content using direct links.  Its non-partisan approach provides readers a comprehensive, unbiased look at the day’s top stories.  Find its site at http://www.washbucket.net/

 

Weekly Volcano

The Weekly Volcano’s slogan is “attitude with substance.”  It provides a street-level perspective, taking pride in edgy journalism and political independence.  It covers food, music, culture, social issues, local underground musicians and artists, and more.  Visit its online edition at  http://www.weeklyvolcano.com/