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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.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 8:53 p.m.

Postal Service may get more freedom to raise stamp prices

Regulators appear likely to accept the financially beleaguered Postal Service’s request for more freedom to raise the price of mailing letters. It would be the biggest change in the Postal …


Postal Service broke law in pushing time off for workers to campaign for Clinton, investigation finds

The U.S. Postal Service engaged in “systemic” violations of federal law by pressuring managers to approve letter carriers taking time off last fall to campaign for Hillary Clinton and other …


Postal Service needs better solution to Wabash delivery cutoff

Oft-demeaned “snail mail” remains vital to tens of millions. When Postal Service carriers don’t make their deliveries, lives are disrupted. Last month, service to 32 households along two blocks of …


UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 3:03 p.m.

Empty mailboxes: Residents left waiting after Postal Service, citing threat to carrier, stops deliveries

Since June 15, postal delivery has ceased to more than 30 households along the 2700 and 2800 blocks of West Wabash Avenue. The reason for the lack of mail? Alleged …


Postal Service, citing losses, seeks higher stamp prices

The U.S. Postal Service is hoping it can soon raise stamp prices by a penny or more.


USPS agrees to $49 million settlement after having ‘dawdled’ in payments to beneficiaries

It’s bad enough for family members when a loved one dies.


Oops! UPS delivers assault rifle instead of toy for Christmas gift

A New York couple was horrified when a UPS delivery that they thought was a Christmas present turned out to be an assault rifle.


Postal worker assaulted while delivering mail in Walla Walla

A transient man has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a U.S. Postal worker in Walla Walla.


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 …