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News about The Postal Service continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

5 hrs ago | Farmington Daily Times

Editorial: Labor costs weighing down Postal Service

There is even more bad financial news for the U.S. Postal Service, according to a report released last week by the agency's Office of Inspector General.

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8 hrs ago | KRVN-AM Lexington

Why a Former Letter Carrier Says Drones Will Never Replace Postal Workers

Google, Amazon and Domino's Pizza are big fans. The FAA is feeling it out. But one person clearly not a part of "Team Drone" is Matty Rose, a 70-year-old Vietnam veteran and retired mail carrier.

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8 hrs ago | ABC News

Why a Mailman Is Better Than a Drone

Retired postal service worker and union officer Matty Rose is shown celebrating the 125th anniversary of the National Association of Letter Carriers in Philadelphia, July 2014.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Indie

16 hrs ago | Linn's Stamp News

USPS 2014 stamp yearbook pre-orders begin

A Circus souvenir sheet available only in the United States Postal Service's 2014 stamp yearbook will include designs similar to these two previous U.S. stamps.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

OregonLive.com

Congress has created Postal Service crisis: Guest opinion

Thanks to The Oregonian for again engaging the debate about the future of the U.S. Postal Service.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

More Colorado pot seized in the mail, report says

The amount of Colorado marijuana being seized en route to other states through the U.S. mail has more than quadrupled since 2010 and was destined for more states than before, according to a new report by a federally funded drug task force.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Prison, Illinois, Indie, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Star Tribune

Outstate MN cities fight postal service closings

National lawmakers have joined Minnesota mayors in the fight to keep mail processing centers in four outstate cities from closing.

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Related Topix: Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Amy Klobuchar, Representative Rick Nolan, US House of Representatives, Indie, Minnesota, Bemidji, MN

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Balloon Juice

Time to Bring Back Postal Banking?

Could the US Postal Service improve its financial position by becoming a bank? And could it change the financial sector for the better in the process? This idea, known as postal banking, has become increasingly main- stream over the course of 2014.

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Residents affected by rural post office changes

Debbie Winchester has made a habit out of visiting the rural post office in Bryantsville nearly every morning on her way to work in Nicholasville.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

Carlsbad Current-Argus

Eddy County post offices cut back on hours

CARLSBAD >> Two United States Post Offices in Eddy County have cut back on the hours they are open to ship packages because of financial struggles, and more could follow in the coming year.

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Times-Standard

Huffman holds meeting to discuss Eureka mail center closure

Congressman Jared Huffman was joined by several local officials Friday at a packed town hall meeting at Eureka's Wharfinger Building to discuss what effect the closure of the city's mail processing center may have on vote-by-mail ballots, deliveries and jobs.

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Related Topix: Eureka, CA, US Politics, US News, Representative Jared Huffman, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Indie, Humboldt County, CA, Arcata, CA

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Reno Gazette-Journal

Smith Post Office window hours reducing

Smith Post Office window hours reducing Smith Post Office window hours reducing to six hours open on weekdays.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

OregonLive.com

Oregon's post offices are saved, but what about the Postal Service? Editorial

A few years ago, the U.S. Postal Service gave Oregonians a fright when it announced a plan to shut down unprofitable post offices, most of them rural.

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WNDU-TV South Bend

USPS hiring rural carriers in Michiana

If you, a family member, a neighbor, or a friend, are seeking a job, the U.S. Postal Service has news for you.

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People's Defender

Decatur Post Office meeting to be held

The postal town meeting for Decatur has been set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 in the gym of the Decatur Community Center, located on state Route 125.

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ContactMusic.com

Chris Walla Leaves Death Cab For Cutie, Where Do They Go Now?

Founding member Chris Walla has left the Seattle emo rockers after 17 years. What does the future hold for the fate of the band? After a whopping 17 years at the forefront of iconic alternative rock band Death Cab For Cutie , lead guitarist and producer Chris Walla has announced his departure from the group.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

OregonLive.com

Deputy postmaster will make case in Portland for restructuring benefit obligations

Deputy Postmaster Ronald Stroman, fourth from right, with other dignitaries at the May unveiling of a postage stamp honoring Harvey Milk.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

National Journal

Battle Over Postal-Service Cuts Looms in September

The stage is being set this month for another round of argument and angst over the future of the U.S. Postal Service when Congress returns to work in September.

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Related Topix: Indie, US News, US Politics, Thomas Carper, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa, Tom Coburn, Bernard Sanders

Target Marketing Magazine

Should Usps Continue Consolidation, Asks Usps Oig

Exactly 23 votes. That's how many subscribers to the Pushing the Envelope Blog for U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General cared enough to vote on whether USPS should continue with Phase 2 of its consolidation plan.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

New Richland post office to open Monday

The post office is asking customers with P.O boxes in the existing post office in the Federal Building on Jadwin Avenue to empty them this weekend, Richland Postmaster Barbara Puckett said in a notice.

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