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  • For Memorial Day, new stamps showing Service Cross Medals

    The U.S. Postal Service is marking Memorial Day by issuing new stamps showing the Service Cross Medals. They are among the nation’s highest military honors.


  • Sunday mail delivery helped clear storm-caused backlog

    Postal carriers worked Sunday in Spokane to clear a backlog of mail after winds and rain damaged a U.S. Postal Service mail storage facility last week.


  • Postal Service tallies $5.1B loss in 2015 budget year

    The Postal Service on Friday reported a $5.1 billion loss for the just-completed 2015 fiscal cycle – but that’s a slight improvement over last year.


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Spokane USPS probe of possible mail theft may affect 1,000 residents

    Investigators say the possible theft or confiscation of mail affects 1,000 South Hill Spokane residents.


  • 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.


  • Tests being developed to aid ricin, toxin investigations

    As federal prosecutors build a case against a Spokane man charged with sending ricin-laced letters to the president, the CIA, a federal judge and Fairchild Air Force Base, one of …


  • Ricin-laced letters intercepted at postal facility

    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, postal officials have …


  • Farewell tour

    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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Sterling to consolidate in Crescent Court space

    Sterling Savings Bank will take over the vacant sixth floor of the downtown Spokane Crescent Court office building next month. Sterling will use the space to consolidate some of its …


  • Sterling Savings leases floor in Crescent Court

    Sterling Savings Bank will take over the vacant sixth floor of the downtown Spokane Crescent Court office building next month.


  • 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, …


  • 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 …


  • Historic post office to stay

    Postal Service officials have changed their minds and will not close the historic downtown Spokane post office on Riverside Avenue. Spokane Postmaster Karen Fairlee said the decision was made at …


  • 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.


  • Avista’s light-bulb mailing going ‘seamlessly’

    In a West Plains warehouse, Danny Megow attaches labels to Priority Mail packages headed to Davenport, Clarkston and Orofino. He’s part of the work crew at Mailstream USA, a contract …


  • USPS saddled with huge Spokane lease on vacant space

    The U.S. Postal Service is not only looking to find a smaller downtown Spokane post office – it’s also hoping to unload downtown office space that’s vacant and costing $490,000 …


  • Postmaster’s warnings dire

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Postal Service is on the verge of financial collapse and should eliminate Saturday delivery, close thousands of local post offices, restructure its health plan and lay …


  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • Rural Waverly fights to keep its post office

    About half of Waverly showed up Monday night to protest the proposed closing of the town’s U.S. Postal Service office. The 40 or so people waved signs and expressed disgust …


  • Editorial: Postage hike won’t deliver post office from trouble

    One measure of the declining value of the U.S. Postal Service is the diminished outrage that greets each price increase for stamps and other services. It just isn’t that big …


  • Postal Service asks for 2-cent stamp increase

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday proposed a 2-cent increase to the price of a first-class stamp. The Postal Service, facing an estimated $7 billion shortfall in 2011, …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Ex-postal worker accused of theft

    A former Post Falls U.S. Postal Service employee was indicted this week by a federal grand jury for allegedly stealing prescription painkillers from packages sent to U.S. military veterans.


  • Crash injures postal worker

    A postal worker delivering mail Tuesday was injured, as were two other people, when a car slammed into the back of his postal truck in Sandpoint, the Idaho State Police …


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