Stories tagged: post office
UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018, 2:32 p.m.
Post office named for Merle Haggard in California hometown
About 300 people turned out in Bakersfield, California, to celebrate the naming of a post office for Merle Haggard.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
Trump trains crosshairs on favorite target, again – Amazon
President Donald Trump returned to a favorite target Friday, saying that Amazon.com should be charged more by the U.S. Postal Service for the packages it sends around the world.
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
FBI: 1 hurt when pipe bomb explodes at Indiana post office
A postal worker was injured when a pipe bomb exploded at a post office in northwestern Indiana, and the FBI said Thursday it is investigating whether it was an act …
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 12:38 p.m.
Analysis: Postal woes demand jump in stamp price to 60 cents
A 60 cent postage stamp? The U.S. Postal Service would have to boost prices for mailing letters and packages by nearly 20 percent – the biggest one-time increase in its …
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 10:39 a.m.
Postal workers charged with taking bribes to deliver drugs
Federal prosecutors in Atlanta say 16 postal workers in Atlanta and the surrounding area have been charged with accepting bribes to deliver packages of cocaine.
Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 10:17 a.m.
U.S. post offices in path of eclipse offer special postmarks
More than 110 U.S. Postal Service offices are offering special postmarks for Monday’s total solar eclipse.
Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 2:49 p.m.
FDA to step up fentanyl targeting at postal facilities
The Food and Drug Administration is strengthening efforts to detect opioids illegally entering the country through the mail, reflecting heightened concerns about the flood of synthetic fentanyl and similar drugs …
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
City, federal officials meet with U.S. Postal Service over mail stoppage in Shadle-Garland
City officials and representives from the offices of Spokane’s Congressional delegation met Thursday with members of the U.S. Postal Service to discuss possible solutions to the mail stoppage in Shadle-Garland …
Thu., March 9, 2017, 2 a.m.
100 years ago in Spokane: Founder of Father’s Day among those opposed to hanging murderer on downtown post office’s roof
Protests broke out immediately after Spokane’s U.S. marshal revealed he had applied to stage the hanging of convicted murderer Edward Mayberry on the roof of the downtown post office.
Thu., March 19, 2015
Careywood, Idaho, residents fight for local post office
Carrie Bartelt greets each customer by name when they open the squeaky door to the modest post office in Careywood, an unincorporated community between Coeur d’Alene and Sandpoint. People know …
Wed., Dec. 10, 2014
Thieves steal gifts off family’s front porch
Siobhan Provolt was at home with her young children one recent afternoon when her 3-year-old told her some boys were at the front door. Provolt looked out an upstairs window …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 3, 2014, 2:09 p.m.
Woman breaks into post office to ‘play house,’ investigators say
A 28-year-old woman faces a federal criminal charge after authorities say she broke into a Spokane Valley post office early Sunday and swiped uniforms and mail from the locked facility.
Thu., May 16, 2013, 10:18 a.m.
Two ricin-laced letters seized in Spokane
Two ricin-laced letters were seized this week at a postal facility in Spokane - one addressed to a federal judge and another to the Spokane post office, the American Postal …
Wed., Feb. 20, 2013
Kevin O’Grady was the kind of guy who was never late. “If he told you he’d pick you up at 5 o’clock, he’d get there by 4:59,” the Air Force …
Sun., Nov. 25, 2012
Spokane Postmaster Fairlee stays true to USPS mission
Karen Fairlee’s childhood exposure to mail delivery was enough to dissuade most sensible people from considering a career with the U.S. Postal Service. “I grew up in Billings, Mont., where …
Thu., April 5, 2012
Spokane postal worker rally spotlights cuts
Area post office workers will hold a rally today in downtown Spokane, protesting planned cuts they say will degrade mail service. The rally, organized by the American Postal Workers Union, …
Tue., 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.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2011, 11:25 a.m.
Downtown Spokane post office to stay open
Postal Service officials have changed their minds and will keep open the downtown Spokane Riverside Avenue post office.
Tue., Aug. 16, 2011
Post office moving out of historic downtown building
The U.S. Postal Service plans to move out of its historic Riverside Avenue post office in downtown Spokane to cut costs, Spokane Postmaster Karen Fairlee said Monday. “We’re just in …
Mon., Aug. 15, 2011, 1:20 p.m.
Postal Service to move out of historic Spokane building
The U.S. Postal Service plans to move out of its historic Riverside Avenue post office in downtown Spokane to cut costs, Spokane Postmaster Karen Fairlee said on Monday.
Tue., July 6, 2010, 10:38 a.m.
Business update: Economic stress easing more slowly
Two-thirds of U.S. counties became economically healthier in May, thanks to more manufacturing jobs in the Midwest and fewer home foreclosures in the Sun Belt, according to a monthly analysis …
Sat., 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.
Wed., May 5, 2010
‘Do not mail’ can’t gain traction
Post office employees are fighting a proposal to allow people to “opt out” from receiving bulk mail. On Monday, the Spokane City Council rejected a nonbinding resolution asking the state …
Tue., May 4, 2010, 5:02 p.m.
Spokane postal workers fight ‘Do Not Mail’ proposal
Post office employees are fighting a proposal to allow people to “opt out” from receiving bulk mail.
Mon., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Sat., Aug. 23, 2008
For big vehicle fleets, eliminating lefts is right
When your annual gasoline bills reach into the millions, every little bit helps. That’s why operators of large vehicle fleets, from the post office to school districts, are examining routes …
Fri., May 26, 1995
Microsoft To Team Up With Postal Service?
Maybe that joke about Microsoft and the Vatican wasn’t so farfetched after all. The Redmond, Wash.-based software company hasn’t gone so far as to buy the Roman Catholic Church, as …
Thu., April 13, 1995
Man Gets Kick Out Of Postal Service In Something Of A Slip-Up, Government Gets North Idaho Mixed Up With North Dakota
A painful slip on the U.S. post office floor in Coeur d’Alene led to an embarrassing slip-up a few months later in California. Or was that Colorado?