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UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 19, 2019

Clock is ticking to send packages for Christmas

For those with out-of-town relatives, the window is narrowing for shipping packages in time for Christmas, and there’s no longer a way to do it without paying a premium.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Wrong-way driver killed in crash with US Postal truck

A wrong-way driver was killed after crashing into a U.S. Postal Service truck on state Route 520 in Redmond, Washington.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018

Here’s how to keep your Christmas packages from getting stolen this year

Mindy Simonson remembers watching a video of a thief from her front-door camera. Dressed in everyday clothing, a person she’s never seen walked up to her front door and wedged …

UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018

Postal Service: More financial loss as mail delivery slumps

The U.S. Postal Service reported another quarterly loss on Friday after an unrelenting drop in mail volume and costs of its health care and pension obligations outweighed strong gains in …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017

Man charged with felony harassment for alleged threats against postal workers

The man whose alleged threats against postal workers led to

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017

Mail delivery restored on West Wabash Avenue, but long-term solution still in the works

Mail delivery has resumed to residents in the three affected blocks of West Wabash Avenue that have had their mail stopped since June, but home delivery remains out of reach.

UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017

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 …

UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017

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 …

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.

Soda fountain favorites, coming in 2016 to USPS stamps

This year, the U.S. Postal Service will be issuing stamps featuring soda fountain favorites.

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.

Mail delivery on Altamont gets blocked by parked cars

Pam Danner is tired of not getting her mail. She has lived on North Altamont Street, just west of Arlington Elementary School, since the mid-’90s and for about as long …

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 …

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.