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The Union Democrat
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)RISN Operations
Headquarters84 S. Washington St. Sonora, CA 95370

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


The paper was acquired by Oregon-based Western Communications in 1998. Before then, it was owned and published by Harvey and Helen McGee.[1]

In 2019, Western Communications declared bankruptcy, placing all of 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.