Washington state company to buy 4 Alaska newspapers

A Washington state company announced on Wednesday its acquisition of four Alaska newspapers, according to the Juneau Empire.

Sound Publishing, based in Everett, Washington, will buy the Empire, Peninsula Clarion in Kenai, Homer News, and Capital City Weekly from newspaper chain GateHouse Media.

Sound Publishing is a subsidiary of British Columbia-based Black Press and has 47 newspaper titles, according to its website.

Joe Leong, publisher of the Empire, said the deal will officially...

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