In a story CR's been tracking for the life of this site, the Seattle Times and Seattle Post-Intelligencerannounced their decision to enter into binding arbitration about their joint-operating agreement, with a decision expected in 2007. If the decision goes against the P-I, it will probably close. This is important because Seattle is one of the few cities where the local newspapers still compete for comics, even paying for some they don't run so that the other paper won't get them. The P-I is also one of the nation's most aggressive papers when it comes to finding on-line avenues for strip work, and is a noted early adopter of strips that go on to be successful. So one to look forward to next year.