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May 5, 2014 at 7:55 PM

Postal Service’s ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ food drive is Saturday

The U.S. Postal Service on Saturday will conduct its annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive, during which letter carriers collect food donations left at mailboxes and deliver them to hunger-relief organizations. During the 22nd annual drive, the 210,000 carriers across the nation will collect nonperishable food donations left in mailboxes and then deliver them to a…

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March 13, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Jimi Hendrix honored on new U.S. Forever Stamp

Seattle native Jimi Hendrix, one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, is the face of the U.S. Postal Service’s newest Forever Stamp, which went on sale today. The Jimi Hendrix Forever Stamp was dedicated at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, this evening before a celebration concert. The stamp kicks…

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May 9, 2013 at 2:32 PM

Woman slightly hurt when pickup crashes into West Seattle post office

A pickup crashed through the plate-glass window of a post office in a West Seattle shopping center this afternoon, prompting evacuation of the building. Only one person was injured when a blue Dodge Ram 1500 burst through the window at Westwood Village on Southwest Trenton Street. Lidiya Van Valkenberg, 40, of Burien  walked away with a…

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March 8, 2013 at 6:28 AM

2 homeless men arrested in Arlington post office thefts

Two homeless men have been arrested in connection with a series of mail thefts from the U.S. Post Office in Arlington, according to the city. The men, ages 26 and 21, were arrested yesterday morning and booked into the Snohomish County Jail on investigation of mail theft, possession of stolen mail, and unlawful possession of paying instruments…

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December 19, 2011 at 4:37 PM

Police warning follows Bainbridge Island mail theft

The theft of mail from a Bainbridge Island postal drop box has prompted a warning from police. At about 5 this morning, officials at the Bainbridge Island Post Office reported extensive damage to the Bjune Drive postal drop box as well as the theft of mail. The box contained mail dropped off after 3:15 p.m. Saturday,…

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