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  • 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.


  • Postal service issues special Rosa Parks stamp

    DEARBORN, Mich. — The U.S. Postal Service has issued a special Rosa Parks stamp on what would have been the late civil rights icon’s 100th birthday. The Rosa Parks Forever …


  • Postal Service: Will keep rural post offices open

    The struggling U.S. Postal Service is trying to tamp down concern over its wide-scale cuts, saying it will seek to keep hundreds of rural post offices open with shorter hours.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Post office ponders closing 1 in 10 retail outlets

    The Postal Service is considering closing more than 1 in 10 of its retail outlets. The financially-troubled agency announced today that it will study 3,653 local offices, branches and stations …


  • 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.


  • Mailer draws Postal Service review

    Fundraising letters to Eastern Washington voters from the national Republican Party are being investigated by the Postal Service and criticized by members of Congress who view them as an illegal …


  • RNC letters displaying ‘census’ draw complaints

    Fundraising letters to Eastern Washington voters from the national Republican Party are being investigated by the Postal Service and criticized by members of Congress who view them as illegal infringement …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Trentwood branch on list of possible USPS closures

    WASHINGTON — Facing staggering financial losses, the Postal Service is looking at closing nearly 1,000 offices across the country, and the list includes Spokane Valley’s Trentwood branch.


  • Mail may show up less often after cut

    WASHINGTON – Worsening economic conditions and the changing habits of Americans are threatening to do to the U.S. Postal Service what few things can: stop delivery of the mail, at …


  • Postal Service unveils ’09 stamps

    WASHINGTON – Lucy and Ethel lose their struggle with a chocolate assembly line. Joe Friday demands “just the facts” with a penetrating gaze. A secret word brings Groucho a visit …


  • White Star Mail Service Launched

    People in a hurry to send their letters and bills will benefit from 10 “white star mailboxes” scattered around town. The new star decals on their sides indicate those boxes …

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