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Amid outcry, postmaster general to testify before House

Facing a public backlash over mail delays, the Trump administration scrambled to respond Monday as the House prepared an emergency vote to halt delivery interruptions and service changes that Democrats warned could imperil the November election.

Spreading goodwill: Sweetbox Delivery and River City Kitchen owner Clay Cerna offers bagel loan and free business space

For Clay Cerna, owner of Sweetbox Delivery and River City Kitchen in downtown Spokane, offering an “Eat Now, Pay Later Bagel Loan,” all bagels at 50% off and free rent in his new River City Kitchen commercial space through June, was a two-fold idea during this coronavirus pandemic. “My main goal is to keep my people working,” Cerna said last week. “Since we’re under quarantine, going to work for a few shifts gets my employees out of the house, and it helps keep us all sane.

GSC Meals to bring 7 meals once a week

The Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels has begun delivering seven frozen meals one day per week to each recipient, the nonprofit announced Monday. The group changed its daily hot meal deliveries after consulting with the Spokane Regional Health District. With an expected peak of coronavirus infections in the coming two or three weeks, the nonprofit said it was necessary to adopt a new schedule that requires fewer volunteers and lessen the risk of exposure.

Instacart, Amazon workers strike as jobs get riskier

Some Instacart and Amazon warehouse workers walked off the job Monday demanding greater safeguards against the coronavirus, even as both companies are speed-hiring hundreds of thousands of new workers to handle a surge in delivery orders.

Instacart workers seek strike as jobs get busier, riskier

The possibility of a strike by some Instacart workers highlights the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the grocery delivery business, where workers are worried about their safety as they try to meet a surge in demand for online groceries.

Locally rooted: Share Farm offers home delivery of area produce, more

It’s truly farm to door, and it’s to the benefit of local farmers and vendors and a convenience for customers. Share Farm, by local entrepreneurs Vince Peak and Eric Kobe and chef and restaurateur Adam Hegsted, was launched in July after Peak and Kobe created the Share Farm app last fall and soft launched it.