newsUSPS Priority Mail prices to jump almost 10 percent in January 2016
October 14, 2015 12:53 AMA year after the United States Postal Service slashed parcel prices for big commercial shippers by as much as 58 percent, it is planning to boost its Priority Mail shipping prices by 9.8 percent. If approved by the Postal Regulatory Commission, the new prices, announced Oct. 16, will become effective Jan. 17, 2016, and will affect all consumers and organizations that send parcels via the Postal Service.
newsHaines, Alaska, postmark celebrates annual Alaska Bald Eagle Festival
October 14, 2015 12:52 AMEach year in early November, Haines, Alaska, hosts the Alaska Bald Eagle Festival, offering visitors an opportunity to view large numbers of these majestic birds in their natural habitat at the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.
newsGAO report criticizes Postal Service for slower mail delivery, incomplete mail data
October 14, 2015 12:52 AMA new report from the Government Accountability Office says not only has the United States Postal Service slowed the speed of mail deliveries, it doesn’t provide accurate data on much of the mail it handles.
newsCould the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle be the next USPS mail truck?
October 14, 2015 12:52 AMFor an organization with longstanding financial troubles, the United States Postal Service has managed to attract a lot of attention with a proposed delivery truck it calls the NGDV. That’s the newest postal acronym for Next Generation Delivery Vehicle — a bigger, but not sleeker, delivery truck that the cash-strapped Postal Service wants to buy for residential deliveries.
newsDepression-era Victor Arnautoff mural discovered in basement of California post office
October 13, 2015 12:52 AMThe mural is by Victor Arnautoff, who was commissioned by the federal Works Progress Administration to produce murals for federal buildings in the Bay Area as part of a New Deal program. Officials said the painting had been declared lost after the downtown Richmond post office was remodeled in 1979, but a former janitor of the building helped officials from the museum find it.
newsPablo Casals and his cello featured on San Juan, Puerto Rico, postmark
October 10, 2015 12:53 AMSala Sinfonica Pablo Casals is a 1,300-seat concert hall in San Juan, Puerto Rico, that serves as the home to the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra. The first concert performed there took place Oct. 3, 2009. The hall is named for cellist and conductor Pablo Casals (1876-1973), who was born in Catalonia, Spain.