The Juneau Empire's single copy price will increase by a quarter starting Sunday and subscription rates also will change beginning in June, the newspaper announced this week.
The Sunday edition will increase to $1.50 and the newsstand price for other days will be 75 cents per copy. The price adjustment is the paper's first in nearly a decade and is intended to help offset the cost of ink, paper and freight charges, which have nearly doubled in recent years, said Publisher Robert Hale.
"After more than nine years without an increase in our single-copy or home delivery newspaper rates, the time has come for us to keep pace with, if nothing else, the dramatic increase in costs just to have the paper on which we print shipped from Washington state to Juneau," Hale said. "The truth is that our rates should have been adjusted long before now."
The rate adjustment to $13.50 a month will take effect June 1. However, there won't be an increase for yearly or EZPay subscribers.
For more information call the Juneau Empire at 586-3740.