Looks like the paper I used to write for back in Seattle, the P-I, might stay alive... just in an online-only version.
If you're not clear on the background here, read this from Real Clear Politics from about 2 months ago.
Personally, I hope the P-I can survive in some form. It has been a great source of local news. Yes, it's more liberal than the Times. But it's a paper whose staff have done some really solid reporting of late (note the number of people from the paper who won at the 2008 CB Blethen Memorial Awards). We need more of this right now, not less, and it might be argued that is especially the case in the markets that regional papers serve. [intro]