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The Union Democrat is a newspaper that serves the Sonora and Sierra Nevada foothills area of Tuolumne and Calaveras counties, California since 1854.

It was acquired by Oregon-based Western Communications since 1998. Previously, it was owned and published by Harvey and Helen McGee.[1]In 2019, Western Communications declared bankruptcy. It put all its properties, including the Union-Democrat up for sale. The Union Democrat was sold to RISN Operations.[2]


  1. ^ Union Democrat Has New Owners
  2. ^ "Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers buys California paper". News & Tech. Retrieved 2020-04-05.