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Senate approves two reappointments to Postal Regulatory Commission

December 20, 2016 02:00 PM

Before going home for the Christmas holidays, the Senate once again reaffirmed its belief that the United States Postal Service needs to be regulated.

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Today is the busiest mailing day of 2016

December 19, 2016 02:32 PM

USPS expects to serve 12 million customers Monday. But a majority of them will not be waiting in line at their town’s local brick-and-mortar post office.

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New York town’s 200th birthday celebrated with new postmark

December 16, 2016 01:00 PM

The town of Boston in western New York, roughly 30 minutes south of Buffalo and an hour south of Niagara Falls, turns 200 in 2017.

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USPS 2016 holiday spray-on postmark misses the mark with cluttered design

December 15, 2016 05:00 PM

The covers we have seen indicate that this year’s holiday postmark is disappointing from the collector’s point of view.

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Postal Service sends ‘Seasons Greetings’ with national postmark

December 13, 2016 07:00 PM

Other words associated with Christmas also appear on the postmark, which is in use until Jan. 6.

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Looking back at the ‘last known stagecoach robbery,’ 100 years later

December 13, 2016 02:00 PM

In winter’s early darkness of Dec. 5, 1916, a mail wagon driver heading for the mining camp of Jarbidge, Nev., was murdered for the $4,000 in his mail pouches.

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Court to hear case of rejected stamp critical of Citizens United ruling

December 12, 2016 11:20 AM

The artist couldn’t get his political stamp design approved, and a federal judge has told the United States Postal Service it must address his complaint.

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Christmas postmarks include reindeer pulling a mail truck

December 09, 2016 01:00 PM

A Michigan postmark includes two happy reindeer providing a little extra horsepower to a familiar-looking USPS delivery truck.

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Don’t look for major postal legislation from lame duck Congress

December 02, 2016 09:20 AM

Congress, now in its lame duck session, is not likely to pass legislation to improve the financial picture of the U.S. Postal Service.
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