newsPRC ruling keeps 49¢ stamp around for eight more months
July 30, 2015 08:21 AMThe cash-hungry United States Postal Service has won what is described as an eight-month extension on its current stamp prices. That is the effect of a July 29 ruling by the Postal Regulatory Commission, which held that the USPS is entitled to an additional $1.191 billion under the emergency price hike it was granted on Dec. 24, 2013.
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newsGyrocopter pilot could face trial over U.S. Capitol landing
July 24, 2015 09:57 AMThe former USPS worker from Florida who landed a tiny gyrocopter at the U.S. Capitol April 15 seems likely to face a trial on charges growing out of the incident. Lawyers told a judge July 22 that Douglas Hughes, 61, had rejected an offer of a 10-month prison sentence over his celebrated protest that showed Washington’s vulnerability to small aircraft.
newsUSPS pushes back against call to restore 2012 mail delivery standards
July 24, 2015 09:07 AMWhen a group of 26 members of the House of Representatives voted this summer to add a provision to an appropriations bill that would require the United States Postal Service to restore mail deliveries to the standards in place in 2012, the action attracted little attention.
blogTown fights USPS over stamplike mosaic design
July 23, 2015 04:35 PMThe Tieton, Wash., post office is a simple 1935 cement block building with a slat wood facade. Townsfolk in the agricultural community of 1,200 in central Washington believe the post office could become a landmark, if only the United States Postal Service would allow them to cover the front with a stamp-like mosaic.
newsPostal Service IG criticizes creation, distribution of upright Jenny panes
July 20, 2015 12:28 AMThe inspector general of the United States Postal Service has sharply criticized the agency’s creation of the 100 panes of upright Jenny Invert stamps that were supposed to be randomly distributed along with the 2.2 million normal $2 Jenny Invert panes in 2013.
newsUSPS unable to show savings from stamps printed on unsoakable paper
July 07, 2015 09:56 AMThe United States Postal Service is unable to document cost savings from its decision to print postage stamps on paper that cannot be soaked off envelopes. That’s the conclusion of the agency’s response to a Freedom of Information Act request Linn’s filed with the agency May 11 at the suggestion of a former senior postal official.