In an effort to provide readers with the most comprehensive and up-to-date news from throughout the region, The Seattle Times has forged partnerships with a number of local news Web sites.

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The Seattle Times is expanding its community partnerships with the addition of six new websites today. That brings the total number of online partners to 55. (See the complete list, along with their latest headlines.)

Partnering with The Times today are:

Montlaker – Montlaker writes stories for the Montlake neighborhood in Seattle. This is a great place to live, being so close to the University of Washington, freeways, light rail, parks and wildlife. The Montlaker Blog provides news and discussion for residents, commuters and those just passing through. Rainer Metzger is editor.

Red TricycleRed Tricycle is a digital city guide for parents offering five fresh picks per week for things to see, do and eat with your kids. From a new kid-friendly food truck crush to an awesome street festival or Christmas tree farm, we deliver must-have recommendations for hip people who happen to be parents, too. Our mission at Red Tricycle is simple: to help busy parents have more fun with their kids!

Seattle Ski BlogSeattle Ski Blog keeps local skiers and snowboarders up to date on the latest events, ski films, deals and weather. Edited by Matt Goyer.

The Seattle Lesbian – In its first year alone,The Seattle Lesbian reached a threshold of one million readers on a global scale. The online magazine is regularly featured in mainstream and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media platforms for its inclusiveness and dedication to bridge the divide between all communities regardless of sexuality, gender, stereotyping, and abridged discrimination.

The South Park NewsThe South Park News is published by A Drink of Water and a Story Interactive, the parent company of award-winning West Seattle Blog and White Center Now, leading online news services for those respective communities. Tracy Record and Patrick Sand are co-publishers; Tracy is editor.

UrbnLivnUrbnlivn covers the condo and townhouse scene (or what is left of it!), the apartment boom, as well as the occasional mid-century modern or northwest contemporary home. Edited by Matt Goyer, a real estate addict, Urbnlivn provides an unbiased look at Seattle’s downtown-area real estate and lots of pretty pictures of expensive lofts.

The Times’ effort to build community-news relationships began in August 2009 with the launch of the Networked Journalism project. In 2010, this project helped The Times win the fourth annual Associated Press Managing Editors’ Innovator of the Year award.

By partnering with these quality local sites, the Times can provide its readers with more links to important coverage about both neighborhoods and general interest topics. In return, the partners receive increased traffic and exposure.