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Opinion: The postal system is failing our small businesses

We all have our favorite small businesses, whether it’s the bakery across the street, the garage down the street, or a local artist we buy birthday cards from. When we think of small businesses, we tend to think of the goods and services they provide, but small businesses are also major consumers of goods and […]

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The Postal System’s Most Ambitious Program in 246 Years: COVID Testing

There’s a warehouse in Denver that looks as boring as it gets. You can drive there two or three times – as a Colorado Sun reporter recently did – before you even see its address, lightly stenciled above a door. Its exterior is painted… in one color. The details would be included here if they […]

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COVID effort will test embattled U.S. Postal Service

OPINION AND COMMENT Editorials and other opinion content provide viewpoints on issues important to our community and are independent of the work of our newsroom reporters. Postal workers protesting ahead of the 2020 election in Tacoma, Washington. Drew Perine [email protected] A day early or, if you prefer, a few long pandemic years too late, the […]

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New Paltz teacher creates postal system at school

Hudson Valley teacher Melissa Feldmann helps keep students, teachers, and staff at Lenape Elementary School in New Paltz connected using one of the oldest forms of communication: Feldman created a postal system at school. The fourth-grade teacher drew inspiration for the program from her experience participating in the US Postal System’s ‘Wee Deliver’ postal project […]

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Hudson Valley Elementary Students to Establish Their Own Postal System

Fourth-grade Lenape Elementary students in the class of Melissa Feldmann and Joanna Wilcox work on a post office project that involves sending letters to students at different schools as part of the writing program. (Photo by Lauren Thomas) It’s been tough being a kid growing up during a pandemic, due to enforced isolation and disconnection […]

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US Postal Service suspends package deliveries to Australia

Australians awaiting deliveries from the United States may have to wait weeks or even months longer than expected. The United States Postal Service announced a temporary suspension of outbound parcel services to 21 countries, including Australia, adding to delivery issues. Australia Post originally updated their site on September 27, stating that the USPS had suspended […]

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Minnesota unions protest postal system slowdown

Union members lined up outside the main Minneapolis post office on Monday to protest cost-cutting measures which by design will slow the delivery of some 1st class mail. MINNEAPOLIS – The 10-year plan designed to ward off $ 180 billion in losses to the U.S. Postal Service sparked protests from union members in Minnesota on […]

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Letter: It’s time to overhaul the dysfunctional postal system, from the top down | Letters

To the Editor: Postmaster General DeJoy seems determined to destroy the United States postal system. The consequences of his efforts have already become evident in our region. We now feel lucky if our mail is delivered two or three times a week. What does this mean for invoices that are delayed or never delivered at […]

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Letter: The Postmaster Seems Determined to Destroy the Postal System | Letters

The postmaster seems determined to destroy the postal system For the editor: Postmaster General Louis DeJoy seems determined to destroy the United States postal system. The consequences of his efforts have already become evident in our region. We now feel lucky if you have our mail delivered two or three times a week. What does […]

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Frustrated with the postal system – The Suffolk News-Herald

For the editor: It’s been three days now and still no mail. Oh, we got a flyer in the box yesterday, but I know it’s not three days of mail. One day, hopefully soon, we will receive a large packet of return letters. I am totally frustrated with the postal system. Most weeks, mail is […]

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Nonprofit postal rates set to skyrocket

The United States Postal Service (USPS) filed a notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) under the guise of a statutory holiday weekend on Friday, asking for rate increases of 6.9% on average, with different categories ranging from 5.7% to 14.6%. The new rates would take effect on August 29. According to the Alliance of […]

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Stop the Critics, Take the Handcuffs off the US Postal System

I will never forget calling my local post office at 6 am “We have a package for you, Mr. Swanson – and he’s alive!” “ An hour later, I was the proud owner of a dozen chicks who had traversed half the country without damage in two days, from a Midwestern hatchery to Virginia – […]

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7 reasons why privatizing the postal system is ridiculous and senseless

Postman Oscar Osorio continues to deliver mail to Los Feliz amid the Covid 19 pandemic in April … [+] February 29, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. – United States Postal Service (USPS) employees work and deliver essential mail to customers every day. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP via […]

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Buying stamps won’t stop Trump from destroying the postal system

News of a financial crisis at the United States Postal Service (USPS) led to a public appeal urging Americans to buy stamps to save the country’s beloved postal system and prevent the delay of postal ballots in elections. November. Articles published in both Hyperallergic and Lifehacker promoted the idea that buying stamps could save the […]

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Instead of killing the US postal system, let’s expand it

U.S. Postal Service Postman Frank Colon, 59, delivers a package to El Paso on April 30, 2020. (Paul Ratje / AFP via Getty Images) To subscribe to The nation Subscribe now for as low as $ 2 per month! Thank you for signing up The nationthe weekly bulletin of. Thank you for signing up. For […]

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Army may bolster postal system if COVID-19 causes delivery disruptions

The serious danger posed by the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in the United States and the main impacts it will have on daily life, both short and long term, become more and more visible every day. As the responses from federal, state, and local governments become larger and larger, there have been more questions about the […]

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‘Nightmare’ for global postal system if Trump steps down, UN body says

GENEVA (Reuters) – A threat from Donald Trump to pull the United States out of the global postal system could lead to a “nightmare scenario” where mail goes undelivered, packages pile up and U.S. stamps go unrecognized at home. abroad, according to the UN postal agency. noted. FILE PHOTO: White House Trade Advisor Peter Navarro […]

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The Egyptian postal system: the oldest postal system in the world

The Egyptian postal system: the oldest postal system in the world The oldest post office building in Cairo at Ataba. Photo credit: Nermeen Youssef / Flickr There was a time when communication was not at your fingertips. Messages and letters can take months to arrive, and a conversation can last a lifetime. Egypt has the […]

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“Huge Security Flaw” Allows Dangerous Packages to Enter US Through Postal System

Hundreds of millions of packages are sent to the United States from other countries every year. Private transport companies such as FedEx and UPS must collect “advanced electronic security data” on the data they process; the US Postal Service is supposed to do it, but it doesn’t. WASHINGTON – Every day, approximately one million packages […]

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Two books tell how our postal system created a communications revolution

In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville celebrated the American postal system as a marvel of its time, a “great bond between minds”. According to Devin Leonard, he may be gone soon. Drenched in red ink, the United States Postal Service has closed offices, reduced hours of operation, closed processing plants and downsized. While Leonard’s diagnosis of […]