Seattle P-I On the Sales Block

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, which first rolled off the presses during the Lincoln administration, is up for sale.

Personally, I think a better investment is letting out a D.C. apartment for the inauguration:

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, which first rolled off the presses in 1863 and has been the state's longest-publishing newspaper, is up for sale.

The newspaper's staff was called into a closed meeting today by Publisher Roger Oglesby. Present at the meeting was Hearst Newspaper President Steve Swartz, who told the newsroom that Hearst Corp. is starting a 60-day process to find a buyer.

If a buyer is not found, Swartz said, possible options include creating an all-digital operation with a greatly reduced staff, or closing its operations entirely.

In no case will Hearst continue to publish the P-I in printed form, Swartz said.

Considering how green Seattle is, would it be such a loss to have one less tree-killing enterprise around?

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