Sammamish Review started as a monthly publication, helping two distinct unincorporated areas find their commonalities as they discussed becoming a city. In 1999, the residents voted to incorporate and Sammamish became a city. The newspaper grew to twice monthly, and in 2007 it became a weekly newspaper.
The Review serves the City of Sammamish, pop. 40,000+, incorporated in 1999. This urban King County city is located east of Lake Sammamish, between Redmond and Issaquah. It has the highest number of children per capita in Washington State.
News coverage by professional journalists includes city government, growth and development, schools, recreation, achievements, community events, opinion and features.
The Review is a free-distribution paper, mailed and carrier delivered to 15,000 homes and businesses in Sammamish zip codes 98074 and 98075. Copies are also available on local newsstands.
Issaquah Press Inc. also publishes The Issaquah Press, a weekly founded in 1900; Newcastle News, a monthly founded in 1999; and SnoValley Star, a weekly founded in 2008. All are free distribution or voluntary-pay papers.
All four newspapers are currently headquartered in Issaquah. Each newspaper has its own editorial team of professional journalists but shares advertising and administrative staff. The papers are printed at Rotary Offset Press in Kent.
The newspaper group has been led by publisher/VP Debbie Berto for more than 30 years. Issaquah Press Inc. is an affiliate of the Seattle Times Company.