The Moscow-Pullman Daily News is an independent -- family and employee owned -- newspaper that is committed to ethical and accurate coverage of the news, a vigorous exchange of opinions and outstanding customer service for our customers.
The Alford family, through Tribune Publishing Company, Inc., returned the newspaper to local ownership in 1998 and has positioned the organization to remain independent into its second century of service to readers.
The Daily News has had several different names over the years. Regardless of what it's been called, the newspaper has published continuously since September 28, 1911 when the first issue of the Daily Star-Mirror hit the streets.
In 1939, The Star-Mirror merged with the Moscow News Review, which was first published as a weekly in 1933. The merger led to the creation of News-Review Publishing Co., and the name of the paper was changed to the Idahonian.
In 1967 William Marineau fought off an attempt to be purchased by a national newspaper chain by going into business with Bud Alford, then editor and publisher of the Lewiston Morning Tribune, and the Short Family of Moscow.
In the late-80s, the Idahonian became part of the Kerns-Tribune Corp., publishers of the Salt Lake Tribune. In 1984, the Idahonian began publishing the Palouse Empire News, which covered local news in Pullman, Wash., and Whitman County.
In 1991, the two publications were merged into the Moscow-Pullman Daily News.
In 1998, A.L. "Butch" Alford, Jr., purchased the Daily News, as well as the Lewiston Morning Tribune, Whitman County Gazette, and the Sparks, Nev., Tribune, from Kerns-Tribune Publishing. This returned ownership of the paper to the local area for the first time since the mid-80s.
In 2002, Nathan Alford was named editor and publisher of the Daily News, becoming the fourth-generation of his family to lead a local newspaper.
Today, the Moscow-Pullman Daily News print edition serves readers in 18 communities in two states with an emphasis on local news, sports, commentary, and advertising. We publish six days a week with regular features on business, the arts, outdoors, travel, seniors, and cooking. We employ more than 50 people and have offices in Moscow, Idaho, and Pullman, Wash.
Our online edition, DNews.com, has been on the Web since 1995. With an updated site in 2006, DNews.com provides readers with up-to-the-minute news, sports and information from the Palouse and beyond. Whether we deliver to your doorstep or your desktop, the Moscow-Pullman Daily News and DNews.com will meet your news and information needs in the 21st century. – less–ZoomInfo