U.S. Postal Service

USPS inspector general investigation targets Baltimore mail delays, as probe expands nationally

BY: - July 14, 2021

WASHINGTON — Baltimore has seen some of the worst delays of the U.S. Postal Service’s national delivery woes, and the Office of Inspector General is taking a deeper look at why the city’s mail service has been particularly sluggish. During a U.S. Senate hearing Tuesday on the Postal Service’s annual budget and the agency’s delivery issues, […]

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It’ll be awhile before we know the true outcome of the Ohio vote

BY: - November 5, 2020

Outstanding ballots — including some that might still be sitting in the post office — mean that it will be some time before Ohioans know how Tuesday's election actually ended up. 

‘I just don’t trust the system any more.’ Voters on edge as election nears.

BY: and - October 5, 2020

WASHINGTON — Widespread anxiety and confusion around voting, compounded by the pandemic that has spread to millions of Americans, including President Donald Trump. A vastly underfunded and decentralized electoral system that could take days and possibly weeks to certify results.  Attempts to suppress voting, interfere with elections and cast doubt on the integrity of mail-in […]

Bush administration ethics lawyer slams hiring of DeJoy as postmaster

BY: - September 15, 2020

WASHINGTON — A top ethics lawyer to President George W. Bush on Monday decried Louis DeJoy’s appointment to postmaster general and called for a congressional investigation into allegations of criminal activity. Richard Painter, who served as chief White House ethics lawyer and associate counsel to Bush, said DeJoy should not have been allowed to take […]

‘Extremely frustrating’ mail delays for prescriptions hit veterans, rural areas

BY: - August 26, 2020

Jan Stowe, a Vietnam War veteran from Traverse City, Mich., says she was unable to move her head and neck for several days last month after going without medication to treat extreme muscle spasms. Stowe, a Department of Veterans Affairs patient who receives her medication through the U.S. Postal Service, said in an interview with […]

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Educators battle misinformation in run-up to November election

BY: - August 25, 2020

We are living in the age of fake news. No, not the “deep state is out to get the president” kind. The real “fake news” is all around us, spreading partially by word of mouth and at certain political rallies, and much more so on Facebook and Instagram, as people pass along rumors and myths […]

House Democrats pummel postmaster over sharp declines in on-time mail delivery

BY: - August 25, 2020

WASHINGTON — Postmaster General Louis DeJoy came under heavy fire Monday for withholding key information about delays in the delivery of mail since he took over the Postal Service just two months ago. In a hearing before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Democrats pressed DeJoy over an internal report made public over the weekend showing steep […]

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Removal of post office boxes is concerning as it makes postal workers’ jobs harder

BY: - August 24, 2020

Last week, a photo of a man loading USPS mailboxes on to a truck in downtown Columbus had gone viral on Facebook and Twitter. Many social media users had shared the photo, outraged, with many saying that these box removals had been done only days prior, shortly after President Donald Trump’s contentious words directed at […]

Postmaster general says he’s suspending post office overhaul until after the election

BY: - August 19, 2020

WASHINGTON — Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said Tuesday that he will halt a series of sweeping policy changes to the U.S. Postal Service until after the general elections this fall. DeJoy said he will not change overtime rules, retail hours at local post offices, or the location of mail processing equipment and blue collection boxes, […]

COVID-19 pushes Postal Service’s finances to the brink

BY: - April 20, 2020

Everything from pharmaceutical deliveries to mail-in ballots could depend on whether Congress can shore up the agency’s finances. WASHINGTON — Millions of Americans are relying on the U.S. Postal Service for key supplies while they isolate themselves to slow the spread of COVID-19. But the Postal Service itself faces uncertain times ahead, as the economic […]