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Spokane’s mail processing center spared from closure list

Spokane’s mail processing center will be spared, and also could begin sorting mail from the Tri-Cities, Wenatchee and western Montana under a budget-cutting consolidation plan, according to the U.S. Postal Service.

Processing centers in Pasco, Wash., Wenatchee, Wash., Missoula, Mont., and Kalispell, Mont. are among 250 identified for closure by Postal Service officials. Mail currently sorted in those centers likely would be processed in Spokane, where the postal service has a large facility near the airport on the West Plains.

It’s unclear how many jobs would be added at the Spokane center.

The final decision will be subject to hearings, officials said.

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