The Seattle Times won 10 awards, including three first-place finishes in Deadline Reporting, Distinguished Coverage of Diversity and Feature Writing, in the annual C.B. Blethen Memorial Awards contest for 2018-19.

The Bellingham Herald in late June convert its Saturday and Sunday products to a single weekend edition Editor Judy Shirley said in a note to readers.

Northwest International Circulation Executives (NICE) and Cal Western Circulation Managers Association (CWCMA), two longstanding trade organizations with members in media companies in 11 western states and four Canadian provinces, announced in June that they are merging.

Carmela Solorzano in June became advertising director at the Yakima Herald-Republic, the newspaper reported. She had been adveriting manager and with the company in various roles for 17 years.

Holly Beech in August became managing editor of the Idaho Press in Nampa, the newspaper reports. She had been assistant editor in 2017 and with the company since 2011.

The Seattle Times in April announced plans to close its Bothell, WA, printing plant and transfer the work to its plant in Kent next year.