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Bill to name Atlanta post office for John Lewis close to law

Sep. 21, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A bill to name Atlanta's main post office after the late civil rights leader and congressman John Lewis is close to becoming law after passing the U.S. Senate on Wednesday. The bill passed the Senate by unanimous consent, going to President Joe Biden's desk for his...

Newspaper in Medford, Oregon, to cease print publication

Sep. 21, 2022 15:21 PM EDT

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — The newspaper in Medford, Oregon, will cease print publication on Sept. 30. The Mail Tribune says it will move to an electronic format beginning in October. “I made a commitment to the Rogue Valley to keep a printed newspaper as long as we...

Free Narcan, drug test strips distributed throughout W.Va

Sep. 08, 2022 18:09 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Volunteers and public health workers set up shop in parks, churches, post offices and community centers Thursday for the largest event for overdose reversal drug training and distribution in West Virginia's history. It was the third time the state, which...

Florida mail carrier dies after being attacked by dogs

Aug. 23, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

INTERLACHEN, Fla. (AP) — Five dogs fatally mauled a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service after her truck broke down along a road in north Florida, officials said. The 61-year-old woman later died of injuries suffered in the attack, the postal service said in a statement...

Concerns over segregation display led to post office closure

Aug. 17, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

MONTPELIER STATION, VA (AP) — The United States Postal Service has closed a small Virginia post office over agency management's concerns about its location inside a historic train depot that also serves as a museum about racial segregation. In a statement this week addressing the...

Bystander killed in police chase for 2nd time in 4 weeks

Aug. 15, 2022 12:52 PM EDT

FLOWOOD, Miss (AP) — For the second time in less than a month, an innocent bystander was killed during a police chase involving the same Mississippi department. One person was killed Sunday during a police chase that began in Pearl. The chase ended when the vehicle that was being...

USPS to request rate increase due to inflation, DeJoy says

Aug. 09, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inflation is going to add over $1 billion to the U.S. Postal Service budget, necessitating a request for another rate increase in January, but the service is well prepared for the November election, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said Tuesday. The Postal Service...

New mail policy for New Mexico prison inmates in question

Jul. 30, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Humanitarian concerns are being raised about a new prison policy in New Mexico that provides inmates with photocopies of their personal mail – never the actual mail itself – as part of a plan to limit the flow of drugs into New Mexico prisons. Initial...

New USPS election division will oversee mail-in ballots

Jul. 28, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States Postal Service is creating a division to handle election mail issues as part of an effort to ensure swift and secure delivery of ballots for the 2022 midterm election, officials said Wednesday. The idea behind the creation of the Election and...

Pete Seeger gets own stamp; ceremony planned at Newport Folk

Jul. 21, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Pete Seeger, the banjo-playing folk singer whose music was indelibly intertwined with his social activism, was honored Thursday as the latest American musician to appear on a U.S. postage stamp. The forever stamp, which features a color-tinted, black-and-white...