United States Postal Service

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Decision 2020

Colorado secretary of state sues USPS over mailer on voting

DENVER (UPI) -- Colorado's secretary of state filed a federal lawsuit against the United States Postal Service over mailers that contain inaccurate information about mail-in voting. Jena Griswold said her office learned Thursday that the postal service would send mailers to every household in the United States with information about mail-in voting. The mailers advise voters to request a vote-by-mail ballot at least 15 days before Election Day and to return the official ballot at least seven days before the […]

todaySeptember 13, 2020 1

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Capital Area Region

Three Jacksonville residents facing Federal meth charges

JACKSONVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) -- According to the Department of Justice and United States Attorney for Illinois’s Central District John E. Childress, 40 year old Nathaniel Stone, 32 year old Jeremie Stone, and 27 year old Amber R. Davis were arrested on Wednesday and made their initial appearances in federal court on Friday, June 22, after a federal criminal complaint was filed charging all three with alleged possession of, as well as conspiracy and intent to distribute, 50 grams or more […]

todayJune 25, 2018 2

Business & Lifestyle

Trump orders examination of USPS operations, finances

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- President Donald Trump has formed a new task force to examine the operations model of the U.S. Postal Service, in view of mounting financial losses. Trump signed an executive order Thursday to form the panel, days after he blasted online retailer Amazon for making the USPS its "delivery boy." The order said a decline in first-class mail volume, coupled with legal mandates that force the USPS to incur substantial and inflexible costs, resulted in a deficit where revenues can no […]

todayApril 13, 2018 1

Business & Lifestyle

Amazon expands same-day and one-day delivery to 8,000 cities — here’s the last day you can shop online for Christmas

SEATTLE (Heartland Newsfeed/MarketWatch) -- Looking to get your last-minute gifts delivered before the holidays? Don’t wait much longer than this week, unless perhaps you have Amazon Prime. The online retail giant announced it is expanding Prime delivery to 8,000 cities and towns from 5,000 previously and for some Prime members in a handful of cities, including Miami, Manhattan and Denver, with purchases of $35 or more. That means Amazon will deliver gifts up until 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 24. • […]

todayDecember 16, 2017 1

East Central Illinois Region

Heldebrandt retires from USPS after 33 years, last day was Friday

RAMSEY (Heartland Newsfeed) -- After 33 years with the United States Postal Service, Linda Heldebrandt retired Friday. “I started in 1984 as a substitute rural carrier in Nokomis,” she said. “Then in 1994 I got my first career position as a city carrier. “ In February of 2005, Heldebrandt was named postmaster of the Ramsey Post Office. “The post office has changed so much since I started,” she said.  “The number of packages has increased drastically, I think because people are […]

todayDecember 4, 2017 2

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