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Then and Now: Federal courthouse in downtown Spokane

The Thomas S. Foley United States Courthouse was originally envisioned as a joint federal and municipal building, but voters failed to pass a $10.4 million bond to combine the two …


Then and Now: Federal Building and Post Office

The expansion of federal government agencies during the Great Depression prompted a search for more office space in Spokane. The 1909 Post Office was expanded in 1941.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 7:17 p.m.

Post Office in Inchelium burglarized, alarm disabled and packages torn open

The U.S. Post Office in Inchelium was burglarized last weekend.


Renton post office renamed to honor Jimi Hendrix

Music icon Jimi Hendrix will now have a post office near his Washington state hometown named after him.


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.


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 …


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 …


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.


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.


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 …


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.


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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, …


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.


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.


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.


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 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.


‘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 …


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.


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 …


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 …