Stories tagged: mail
MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 8:23 A.M.
Woman arrested on charges of receiving meth in the mail
An Idaho County woman has been charged receiving methamphetamine through the mail.
SUNDAY, DEC. 25, 2016, 6:46 P.M.
Thieves stealing Christmas mail in North Idaho
Idaho State Police and local authorities are investigating a string of mail thefts in three North Idaho counties.
FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2016, 9:14 A.M.
Oops! UPS delivers assault rifle instead of toy for Christmas gift
A New York couple was horrified when a UPS delivery that they thought was a Christmas present turned out to be an assault rifle.
TUESDAY, OCT. 25, 2016, 10:29 A.M.
Mail-in ballots in three Washington counties need more than 1 stamp
Extra-long ballots in three Washington counties mean it will take more than a single stamp for some voters to mail in their votes this year.
TUESDAY, FEB. 9, 2016, 10:39 A.M.
Postal Service shows profit during year-end holiday season
A strong holiday shipping season and a couple of favorable economic situations have temporarily turned around the financial fortunes of the Postal Service.
MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014, 3:54 P.M.
Suspected P.O. box thief arrested
Bart Bonebright, 27, was booked into Spokane County Jail on drug charges, though investigators suspect his involvement in a string of P.O. box-thefts at a Moran Prairie Post Office.
TUESDAY, DEC. 24, 2013, 11:43 A.M.
Sheriff’s deputies arrest four who allegedly stole Christmas mail
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said it arrested four suspects in the past week thought to have stolen mail and packages sent through the U.S. Postal Service. Two of the …
THURSDAY, FEB. 7, 2013
Saturday mail delivery on cut list
WASHINGTON – Saturday mail may soon go the way of the Pony Express and penny postcards. The Postal Service said Wednesday that it plans to cut back to five-day-a-week deliveries …
THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2012, 8:51 A.M.
Spokane mail processing consolidation made official
Mail processing operations in Pasco, Yakima and Wenatchee will move to Spokane’s processing center on the West Plains, the U.S. Postal Service said today.
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2011, 1:21 P.M.
Postal Service to delay cutbacks until mid-May
The U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday agreed to delay the closing of 252 mail processing centers and 3,700 local post offices until mid-May.
THURSDAY, OCT. 6, 2011
Mail delivery on Altamont gets blocked by parked cars
Pam Danner is tired of not getting her mail. She has lived on North Altamont Street, just west of Arlington Elementary School, since the mid-’90s and for about as long …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 2011, 12:48 P.M.
USPS: Montana mail could be sorted in Spokane
The Postal Service says it plans to study the possible closure of 252 mail processing facilities nationwide, including four in Montana, as it continues to try to cut costs.
FRIDAY, AUG. 5, 2011, 7:38 P.M.
Postcard-only policy at jail ends
A postcards-only policy for mail to Spokane County jail inmates has been lifted. Envelopes are OK again. Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said the change took effect this week when a federal …
FRIDAY, JAN. 7, 2011, 9:36 A.M.
Gregoire’s office says state workers can open mail
Gov. Chris Gregoire’s office has cleared workers in state offices to open mail, one day after ordering them to stop after fiery packages were sent to Maryland state offices.
TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2010, 8:49 A.M.
Post office announces 2-cent rate increase
The post office wants to increase the price of a stamp by 2 cents to 46 cents starting in January. The agency has been battered by massive losses and declining …
SATURDAY, MAY 15, 2010
Post office is a miracle at your door
The mail (aka the post office, aka the U.S. Postal Service, aka U.S.P.S.) hasn’t been getting a lot of love lately. People refer to it, rudely, as snail mail.
TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2010, 7:05 A.M.
Postal Service’s emerging model: Never on Saturday
The post office is renewing its drive to drop Saturday delivery — and plans a rate increase — in an effort to fend off a projected $7 billion loss this …
MONDAY, OCT. 19, 2009, NOON
No increase planned for first-class postage
The price of first-class stamps will not go up next year. The Postal Service has been implementing rate increases annually in recent years, with increases announced in January to take …
MONDAY, MAY 11, 2009, 8:10 A.M.
First-class stamps rise 2 cents
The post office wants two more pennies for your thoughts. The price of a first-class stamp for mailing a letter — or paying a bill — climbed to 44 cents …
FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2009, 9:35 A.M.
Stock up now — stamp price to rise in May
The price of a first-class stamp is set to jump again next month, meaning you might want to stock up on Forever stamps now.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2009, 12:27 P.M.
Postal chief: Post office running out of money
The post office will run out of money this year unless it gets help, Postmaster General John Potter told Congress on Wednesday as he sought permission to cut delivery to …
THURSDAY, JAN. 29, 2009, 12:31 P.M.
Postal worker saves elderly woman in Coeur d’Alene
It was a gut thing. When Isaac Fish stamped through the snow to the home of a senior citizen on Tuesday, everything seemed normal. But when the postal carrier flipped …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 28, 2009, 3:27 P.M.
Postmaster General: Mail days may need to be cut
Massive deficits could force the post office to cut out one day of mail delivery, the postmaster general told Congress on Wednesday, in asking lawmakers to lift the requirement that …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8, 2007
Hearing will allow comment on zoning
Spokane Valley residents can comment on the city’s new zoning map at a public hearing Thursday night. The city is rewriting the rules on how land can be used and …