Stories tagged: U.S. Postal Service
Tue., June 25, 2019, 12:45 p.m.
The U.S. Postal Service says it has found mail stolen in Hawaii more than a decade ago.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:24 p.m.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will consider whether the U.S. Postal Service can invalidate Mitch Hungerpiller’s patented process for handling undeliverable mail.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 3 p.m.
As Lake Pend Oreille’s designated mail carrier – the latest in a line going back to the late 1930s – traveling from one place to another is pretty much Captain …
Sat., Nov. 3, 2018
Eight ballots were scanned incorrectly and marked to return to their point of origin by postal service equipment in Spokane County, according to officials. Six of those have already been …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 9:11 p.m.
Spokane County detectives say suspect posed as eBay car seller to scam Netherlands man out of $3,000
Spokane County sheriff’s detectives recently arrested a man suspected of scamming people by posing as the owner of a classic car on eBay. Samuel E. Richardson, 40, successfully ripped off …
Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 6:29 p.m.
The U.S. Postal Service is seeking to increase the price of its first-class stamp by 5 cents to 55 cents to help stem its mounting red ink.
UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018, 4:40 p.m.
They sounded like one of those perfect romantic odd couples at first – the kind you can’t understand how they even hooked up, but they seem so great for each …
UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018, 8:38 a.m.
After weeks of railing against online shopping giant Amazon, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday creating a task force to study the United States Postal Service.
UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 8:35 p.m.
The website Backpage.com was taken down Friday and seized by federal law enforcement authorities, according to a notice posted online.
UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 8:54 a.m.
President Donald Trump is again attacking online retailer Amazon.com, calling its business deal with the U.S. Postal Service to deliver packages a money-losing agreement that hurts U.S. taxpayers. Federal regulators, …
UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 11:39 a.m.
The U.S. Postal Service on Friday released a stamp featuring Fred Rogers, the gentle TV host who entertained and educated generations of preschoolers on “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”
Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 5:33 p.m.
A female postal worker was fatally shot outside Atlanta and the suspect was still at large, authorities said.
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 3:44 p.m.
Parcel delivery services expect to deliver a record number of packages this holiday season as Amazon.com and other e-commerce players are busier than ever. And so far, an expert says, …
Mon., May 30, 2016, 1:07 p.m.
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.
Mon., Dec. 14, 2015, 2:25 p.m.
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.
Fri., Nov. 13, 2015, 3:32 p.m.
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.
Thu., March 19, 2015
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 …
Wed., Dec. 10, 2014
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: Wed., July 30, 2014, 10:44 a.m.
Investigators say the possible theft or confiscation of mail affects 1,000 South Hill Spokane residents.
Mon., March 3, 2014, 3:54 p.m.
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.
Thu., June 20, 2013
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 …
Fri., May 17, 2013
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 …
Wed., Feb. 20, 2013
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 …
Thu., Feb. 7, 2013
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 …
Sun., Nov. 25, 2012
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 …
Fri., July 20, 2012
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 …
Thu., July 19, 2012, 5:30 p.m.
Sterling Savings Bank will take over the vacant sixth floor of the downtown Spokane Crescent Court office building next month.
Thu., April 5, 2012
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, …
Mon., Dec. 5, 2011, 3:35 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Nov. 15, 2011
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 …