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Two-to-one, one-to-two

Seattle may soon have just one daily paper - the Blethen-owned Seattle Times - with today's announcement that the Post-Intelligencer (owned by Hearst) is for sale. Not sure what that might do to the Blethens' finances - they have battled to terminate the joint operating agreement under which they and the P-I share some resources, and claimed that it was dragging them under.

As for Portland, there may soon be two dailies, with the earlier-in-the-week announcement that the owners of the Conway Daily Sun are hoping to open a Portland Daily Sun.

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