Launches Site For Washington Post Legal Notices

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NationÂ?s fifth largest daily joins growing list of affiliates.

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RSS, the leading online resource for legal and public notices, today announced the launch of a co-branded Web site for its newest affiliate, The Washington Post. The site, created in cooperation with WashingtonPost.Newsweek Interactive, is located at

The site’s features make it easier to search the information in The Washington Post’s legal notice advertisements, which are updated daily. “Legals,” as the ads are sometimes called, are an important resource for users interested in public sales, government contracting opportunities, and a variety of other topics. WashingtonPost.Newsweek Interactive will update the site daily with legals published by the newspaper.

Users locate legal and public notice ads from a growing list of newspapers through sites hosted by The company hosts feature-rich, co-branded public notice sites for more than 30 newspaper affiliates. In addition, has built a national portal site,, and 12 separate statewide portals, to increase accessibility to the notices it collects from more than 200 newspaper affiliates. has expanded rapidly since its July 2005 acquisition by, which is best known for its newspaper obituary program. “Our goal is to provide the nation’s newspapers with a similarly compelling program for the important but often overlooked category of public notice ads, ” said Stopher Bartol, President and CEO of “Working with an industry leader such as The Washington Post is a significant step toward that goal.”

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The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO) is a diversified media and education company whose principal operations include newspaper and magazine publishing, television broadcasting, cable television systems, electronic information services, and educational and career services. currently serves more than 250 newspapers in 12 states. In addition to its public notice portals, creates and hosts online public notice sections for individual newspapers. The co-branded sections include valuable features aimed at increasing revenue, enhancing public notice content and building online community.

The nation’s leading publisher of online obituaries, powers obituary sections for more than 300 newspapers, providing monitored guest books, archive services, and other features. Each day, more than half of all obituaries and death notices published in the U.S. and Canada appear on Web sites maintained by

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