Newspaper company buys 2 Tucson publications

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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The owner of the East Valley Tribune is buying two Tucson publications from Wick Communications in a deal that expands the company’s publishing footprint in southern Arizona.

The deal consists of 10/13 Communications buying Tucson Weekly and Inside Tucson Business, the top alternative and business publications in the Tucson area. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The purchase came a week after 10/13 Communications acquired the Marana News, Foothills News, Desert Times and related websites from Tucson West Publishing.

In addition to the East Valley Tribune, 10/13 Communications owns the Daily News-Sun in Sun City and suburban publications in Glendale, Peoria, Surprise, Ahwatukee, among other papers. Wick Communications is based in Sierra Vista and has newspapers and publications in 11 states, including The Sierra Vista Herald.

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