Redmond postal distribution center to stay open

REDMOND, Wash. — A Redmond postal hub threatened with consolidation has been saved.

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene was one of many lawmakers upset with the postmaster general’s plan.

DelBene and others argued that closing the Redmond distribution center would lead to longer delivery wait times for about a million people.

The first signs of trouble that something like this could happen began during the run-up to the last presidential election.

That was when DelBene and her supporters started making their case.

“Make sure that people are able to get their mail in a timely manner because we’re hearing complaints across the board about mail delays,” DelBene said in October 2020.

DelBene’s office issued a statement that suggested the postal service reversed its decision after being shown it was relying on decade-old population data for the region.