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Dead Birds, Missing Drugs, and Lost Human Remains: USPS Workers Blame a ‘Manufactured Crisis’

When Ella’s monthly supply of modafinil didn’t arrive in the mail in late August, she wasn’t sure what to do. They’re not like the pills she takes for her allergies or her blood pressure. “Without it, I might not be able to get up for three days,” she said. A 65-year-old on a fixed income, […]

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Dead Birds, Missing Drugs, and Lost Human Remains: USPS Workers Blame a ‘Manufactured Crisis’

When Ella’s monthly supply of modafinil didn’t arrive in the mail in late August, she wasn’t sure what to do. They’re not like the pills she takes for her allergies or her blood pressure. “Without it, I might not be able to get up for three days,” she said. A 65-year-old on a fixed income, […]

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U.S. Postal Service Will Soon ‘Collapse’ Without Emergency Funds

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will run out of money by the end of September if Congress doesn’t provide emergency funding, according to Postmaster-General Megan Brennan, who gave a private briefing to some members of Congress on Thursday. The news comes as the Postal Service is hemorrhaging cash from the coronavirus…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Prevent Porch Pirates from Stealing Your Packages While You’re Out of Town

’Tis the season for pie, eggnog, resisting the urge to “OK boomer” your parents, and package theft. What a mixed bag. But having your packages stolen is now a reliable part of the modern holiday season. Package theft spikes in November and December, which is not surprising when you think about the rise of online…Read […]

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How to Prevent Porch Pirates from Stealing Your Packages While You’re Out of Town

’Tis the season for pie, eggnog, resisting the urge to “OK boomer” your parents, and package theft. What a mixed bag. But having your packages stolen is now a reliable part of the modern holiday season. Package theft spikes in November and December, which is not surprising when you think about the rise of online…Read […]

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Mahindra Eyes Another Plant In Michigan To Bolster Bid For Postal Service Vehicle Contract

Mahindra is looking to add an additional factory to its arsenal in Michigan, and is scouting locations in Detroit, Oakland County and Genesee County are under consideration. In addition to the current Roxor off road vehicle, which has been built in the U.S. for about a year now, Mahindra hopes to add a government…Read more… […]

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USPS Truck Explodes in Flames After Getting Stuck Driving Up an Icy Hill

A United States Postal Service mail delivery truck self-immolated while attempting to deliver mail on Thursday morning in the Northland suburb of Kansas City. The driver is seen on camera spinning tires for several minutes attempting to drive up an icy hill. It is not clear exactly what started the blaze, but it’s a…Read more… […]

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Postal Carrier Charged For Hoarding 10,000 Pieces Of Undelivered Mail In His Nissan Pathfinder 

Authorities charged a U.S. Postal Service employee with detaining and delaying mail on Thursday, according to a complaint in federal court. The complaint said the employee stashed 17,000 pieces of mail because he was “overwhelmed” by how much he had to deliver, including 10,000 pieces in his Nissan Pathfinder.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Spread Holiday Cheer and Do Serious Good With Operation Santa

Okay, yes, pinning your charitable work to holidays can be a problem. But also, this time of year there are lots of people in need—both for seasonal gifts that make life feel good and for winter necessities—and Operation Santa is one solid way to help.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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This 2017 Holiday Shipping Guide Shows When to Mail Gifts so They’ll Arrive on Time

Everyone knows that the holidays are huge when it comes to package delivery. Shopping online makes it easy to get gifts for everyone on your list delivered right to your doorstep, and all those Amazon boxes definitely come in handy again when you need to mail gifts to friends and family across the country.Read more… […]

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