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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, […]

‘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 […]

Ohio joins other states in refusing to foot the bill for ballot postage

BY: - September 18, 2020

WASHINGTON — Ohio Democrats are fuming over a recent decision to levy what they call a “modern-day poll tax” on voters this fall: the cost of the stamps needed to mail a ballot. The state’s GOP-led Controlling Board this week rejected a $3 million proposal to pay for postage on absentee ballots and ballot application forms. […]

‘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 […]

4 Ohio Republicans join House Dems to pass bill to boost post office funding by $25B

BY: - August 22, 2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House convened a rare weekend session Saturday in an attempt to stop the U.S. Postal Service from allegedly disrupting mail service to sabotage the November elections. The Democratic-led chamber passed a bill  257-150 that would infuse $25 billion into the agency as it prepares for a surge in mail-in ballots and bar it from […]