Postal Service halts some changes amid outcry, lawsuits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing mounting public pressure and a crush of state lawsuits, President Donald Trump’s new postmaster general announced Tuesday he is halting some operational changes to mail delivery that critics blamed for widespread delays and warned could disrupt the November election. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said he would “suspend” several of his initiatives […]

House panel calls new postal chief to explain mail delays

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Oversight Committee has invited the new postmaster general to appear at a September hearing to examine operational changes at the U.S. Postal Service that are causing delays in mail deliveries across the country. The plan imposed by Louis DeJoy, a Republican fundraiser who took over the top job at the […]

Trump task force recommends ways to boost Postal Service

WASHINGTON (AP) — A task force created by President Donald Trump to evaluate ways to stem billions of dollars in losses at the U.S. Postal Service suggested a range of options Tuesday, including proposals that could significantly boost the cost of sending non-essential mail. The report recommended that the Postal Service develop a new pricing […]

Postal Service proposes 5 cent increase to first-class stamp

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is seeking to increase the price of its first-class stamp by 5 cents to 55 cents to help stem its mounting red ink. If approved by regulators, the 10 percent increase to the cost of mailing a 1-ounce letter would be the biggest since 1991. The price of […]

Postal Service: More financial loss as mail delivery slumps

 WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is reporting another quarterly loss. That’s because strong gains in package deliveries were outweighed by an unrelenting decline in mail volume and the costs of its health care and pension obligations. The financial report released Friday comes amid sharp criticism from President Donald Trump, who says the Postal […]

Guest Editorial: Congressman Brady should support saving the Postal Service

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: While The Golden Hammer does not necessarily agree with the positions stated in this Guest Editorial, the writer, Eric Hall, who lives in Frisco in Collin County north of Dallas, is a real up-and-comer in the Republican Party in Texas and someone whom people should take very seriously. We appreciate his submission of this […]