Mail today, gone tomorrow | Opinion

The U.S. Postal Service’s bizarre decision to sell beloved old buildings to raise quick cash has created angst across the country, writes syndicated columnist Froma Harrop. VENICE, Calif. — This beach community is L.A.’s latest magnet for hip, cool and gentrification. Modest cottages currently sell for an immodest $2 million, even as homeless people, sprawled…

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USPS News Link Story – Greensboro District has a PAL

New passport application process is convenient and saves time Greensboro District has improved customer service and revenue with implementation of the Passport Appointment Line (PAL). The concept is simple. Customers who need passports call a central phone number, where a passport consultant schedules an appointment, sends the customer passport applications or directs the customer to…

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Amazon Widens Same-Day Delivery Service

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Amazon.com is making it even easier to skip the mall. The e-commerce giant is set to broaden its same-day shipping service starting Thursday by allowing later ordering times in some places and adding Dallas and San Francisco to the dozen cities where it’s available. As well, Amazon will make it easier to find the roughly…

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USPS News Link Story – ‘Clear leader’

Stamps.com report: USPS leads competition on speed and reliability In a recent study commissioned and conducted by Stamps.com, a USPS-approved PC Postage Provider, USPS emerged as the “clear leader” in long-distance shipping, outperforming UPS and FedEx. To compare the carriers, Stamps.com shipped nearly 150 packages from Los Angeles, Chicago and a location in Virginia to…

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Postal frustration lingers for residents of KS town without office

EDWARDSVILLE, Kan. — The best way to describe postal service in Edwardsville, Kansas, is a “total mess,” says Ceila Mohler. She lives at the Edwardsville Village Mobile Home Park. The city’s post office has been out of commission since March 11 when a car rammed into the back of it. FOX 4 Problem Solvers first…

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This Is What Real Postal Privatization Looks Like

American postal workers and their allies complain that U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe is trying to privatize his agency, and Donahoe says this is preposterous. Who’s right? It might be useful to consider what’s going on in Britain, where the Conservative-run government of Prime Minister David Cameron really did take the Royal Mail private last…

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The Brief Origins of May Day | Industrial Workers of the World

By Eric Chase – 1993. Most people living in the United States know little about the International Workers’ Day of May Day. For many others there is an assumption that it is a holiday celebrated in state communist countries like Cuba or the former Soviet Union. Most Americans don’t realize that May Day has its…

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