In an article in March on Seattle's becoming "a one-newspaper town," The Times asked, "will it become a no-newspaper town?"
But less than five months later, a nearly forgotten word has crept back into Times executives' vocabulary: profit. "On a month-to-month basis, we are starting to operate in the black," Mr. Blethen, who is also chief executive of The Seattle Times Company, said in an interview last week.
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