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W.Va. letter carrier receives Postmaster General Hero Award

Jul. 22, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia letter carrier’s concern for a customer led to police finding the woman dead inside her home — and earned him recognition from the U.S. Postmaster General. Robert Williams was presented the Postmaster General Hero Award at...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jul. 14, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

Greensboro News & Record. July 8, 2021. Editorial: UNC-Chapel Hill loses Hannah-Jones and more The loss of Nikole Hannah-Jones by the UNC-Chapel Hill Hussman School of Journalism and Media is one more black eye for an overly politicized UNC System...

Critics: Postal Service plans imperil community newspapers

Jul. 08, 2021 22:26 PM EDT

The U.S. Postal Service's plan to raise mailing rates could present one more damaging blow to community newspapers already reeling from the coronavirus pandemic and advertising declines, a trade group says. Rates on periodicals would increase by more than 8% as of Aug....

'Get used to me': Postmaster evokes Trump style in Biden era

Jun. 07, 2021 09:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Louis DeJoy is uninterested in the niceties of Washington. The wealthy longtime businessman with an outer borough New York accent prides himself as a problem solver ready to disrupt an unwieldy bureaucracy. And he's facing potential legal troubles. ...

Justice Department probing postmaster over fundraising

Jun. 03, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is investigating Postmaster General Louis DeJoy over political fundraising activity at his former business, a DeJoy spokesman said Thursday. Federal authorities in recent weeks have subpoenaed DeJoy and interviewed current and...

Postal Service looks to raise first-class stamp to 58 cents

May. 28, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service wants to raise rates on first-class stamps from 55 cents to 58 cents as part of a host of price hikes and service changes designed to reduce debt for the beleaguered agency. The request for the changes, which would take effect...

Senate OKs Biden nominees to postal board amid mail changes

May. 28, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

All three of President Joe Biden’s nominees to the governing board of the U.S. Postal Service have been approved by the Senate, increasing Democratic influence over the agency as its leaders move to overhaul mail operations. Lawmakers on Friday approved the nomination...

Senate panel approves Biden nominees to Postal Service board

Apr. 28, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

A Senate committee on Wednesday approved President Joe Biden’s three nominees to the governing board of the U.S. Postal Service. The nominees — Ron Stroman, a former deputy postmaster general; Amber McReynolds, who leads the nonprofit National Vote at Home Institute;...