The Sammamish Review will cease operations Feb. 24.
So will the Issaquah Press, SnoValley Star (Snoqualmie) and the Newcastle News. All are part of the Issaquah Press Group, which in turn is owned by The Seattle Times.
The Group made the announcement today.
The Issaquah Press pursued some important stories in recent years, including the problems at the Issaquah Senior Center and Issaquah’s water problems. Included in the latter was the discovering of a toxic chemical with the acronym PFOS.
City officials knew of the issue for a few years, but it took the Issaquah Press to report the story in depth after a New York Times Magazine article made passing reference to the presence of the chemical.
The Sammamish Review largely as a benign paper with no investigative propensities.
The Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter will be the only newspaper covering Issaquah and Sammamish on a dedicated basis.