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.
Our friends over at Mainebiz are reporting that the Conway Daily Sun will open a Portland Daily Sun sometime this month. It's expected to be free, and won't have an office, if I'm understanding the quote correctly - "our office will be the coffeehouse." (Saves cash, for sure, but how do you drop things off for people to look at or write about?)