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Standing Up for Rural Postal Delivery

Post offices are crucial anywhere, but especially crucial in rural areas that depend on the postal service to stay connected through news delivery, services crucial to businesses, and, in some communities, a link to prescription drugs and other services.   The mail service is a national treasure that has been in operation for 240 years. Show More Summary

USPS Debuts Charlie Brown Christmas Stamps on October 1 — Design News

Pin it We know it's a little early to start thinking about Christmas cards, but Charlie Brown fans should mark their calendars. On October 1, the US Postal Service is unveiling ten stamps featuring stills from the 1965 TV classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas. READ MORE »

Bernie Sanders to Postal Service: Relaxed mail standards ‘a disaster’

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said Wednesday that the Postal Service caused a “disaster that is negatively impacting Americans all over this country” when it shuttered more than 140 mail-sorting plants and slowed delivery times to cut costs. “I have heard from people all over this country who have reported serious delays in receiving life-saving […]

The mail keeps arriving late, and it isn’t even meeting the Postal Service’s lower standards

Amid a significant downsizing of the money-strapped U.S. Postal Service, the number of letters arriving late has jumped by almost 50 percent since the start of the year. And that’s as measured against the agency’s own newly relaxed standards. The delays have become so serious that the Postal Service’s watchdog issued an urgent alert earlier this […]

Patti Lyle Collins, Super-Sleuth of the Dead Letter Office

2 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Today the lost and found department of the United States Postal Service is called the Mail Recovery Center, which isn’t a very evocative name. But it used to be called the Dead Letter Office, and at the turn of the last century, a widow named Patti Lyle Collins was its star employee.

U.S. Postal Service to review government email use for Ashley Madison site

(By Sarah N. Lynch, Reuters) – The U.S. Postal Service and its internal watchdog plan to review whether or not some of the agency’s employees may have violated federal policies by using their government email on the infidelity website Ashley Madison. “We are looking into this matter and will follow our existing administrative process if […]

Elvis stamp sends wrong message to youth (Guest Voice)

Elvis stamp sends wrong message to youth By Rabbi Ben Kamin ENCINITAS, California — The Postal Service has now released an Elvis “Forever” stamp. Some of us opposed the original Elvis stamp, released by the Postal Service in 1993—even if we appreciated Elvis and respected his obvious admiration for black-style vocalization. But Elvis Presley should [...]Show More Summary

Afternoon Coffee: Target Names New Supply Chain Exec, USPS Ramps Up Same-Day Delivery

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News Target has named John Mulligan, the company's former finance chief, as the new chief operating officer to oversee the retailer’s supply chain. And, the US Postal Service is rolling out more same-day delivery services in an effort to stay competitive with other delivery companies like FedEx and Amazon. Show More Summary

The U.S. Postal Service Is Open To Delivering Anything To Raise Cash

Do you need something delivered? Perhaps a case of water, some booze, or maybe a box of fresh fish? Consider turning to the same people who bring you birthday cards and jury duty summonses: the U.S. Postal Service is now delivering groceries to customers in seven cities, and also doing same-day delivery in some markets of things you might not … [More]

The Mailbox Incident and Political Anger

Last week, the Postal Service began delivering mail in a cluster mailbox at the curb behind our homes, and the individual, bucolic-looking mailboxes in front will soon disappear. Everyone on the street knew this was coming; the cluster was installed six weeks ago. Show More Summary

What Is Puerto Rico's Role in the Drug Trade?

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

Law enforcement officials recently announced the arrest of five people on charges of shipping $225,000 worth of cocaine from Puerto Rico to New York City. Sent as express mail through the U.S. Postal Service, the contraband was cached...Show More Summary

King of Rock n' roll gets his own 'forever' postage stamp

The king of Rock n' Roll may be gone. But his memory will now live on in postage stamp form. Elvis Presley has just been added to the Music Icon Collection series for the U.S. Postal service and his 'Fovever' stamp goes on sale.    ...

Mail-order “record club” of yesteryear Columbia House files for bankruptcy, with the entire U.S. Postal Service itself presumably to follow

Oh, nooooo! Readers!! SHIT!!! Looks like we’ve missed our last chance to get 8 CDs in shiny, shrinkwrapped jewel cases delivered to our door for the low, low price of just one penny! According to The Los Angeles Times (which I swearShow More Summary

Postal Service Reports $586 Million Net Loss for Spring

Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesA U.S. Postal Service employee working in lower Manhattan in June. WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Postal Service on Monday reported a net loss of $586 million this spring, a big improvement for the cash-strapped agency...Show More Summary

U.S. Postal Service reports $586 million net loss for spring, a big improvement

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service on Monday reported a net loss of $586 million this spring, a big improvement for the cash-strapped agency compared to a nearly $2 billion loss during the same period last year. Continue reading ? The post U.S. Postal Service reports $586 million net loss for spring, a big improvement appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Postal Service processing leads to late ballot updates in Yakima”

Yakima Herald: Yakima County elections officials were expecting hundreds of ballots from the U.S. Postal Service this morning. They received four. The low total, received less than two days after the deadline for voters to mail ballots, perplexed officials who … Continue reading ?

Exhibition at National Postal Museum showcases more than 500 secrets submitted on postcards

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The Smithsonian?s National Postal Museum opened ?PostSecret: The Power of a Postcard? Aug. 3. The exhibition offers a contemporary narrative of mail and the postal service, highlighting the aesthetics of postcards and the juxtaposition between anonymity and shared experiences. Show More Summary

The Mynabirds - Lovers Know

From her Postal Service day job to writing the classic pomp-pop we've been waiting a decade for The Killers to write.

Let’s All Throw Ourselves Another Moral-Panic Party About Technology

Moral panics over technology are a grand tradition—particularly if those technologies are perceived as giving men and women "too much" access to each other. The telephone, the bicycle, the postal service, the sofa: The emergence of all...Show More Summary

Airbus helicopter featured on new postal stamp

The U.S. Postal Service has released a stamp featuring the Airbus MH-65 Dolphin.        

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