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Forever Maya

Oprah Winfrey and former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young will help PMG Megan Brennan dedicate the Maya Angelou stamp next week, the Postal Service announced March 30. Also attending the ceremony: Angelou’s grandson Colin Johnson, Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL), poet Sonia Sanchez, journalist Sophia Nelson, Howard University professor Eleanor Traylor, poet and civil rights activist […]

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Shane Mees, Mason, MI

Mason, MI, Sales and Services Associate Shane Mees found a photo album that had become separated from the box it was shipped in. There was no information in the album identifying the owner. Looking through the album, Mees noticed a telephone number for a funeral home. He called the funeral home, which provided him with […]

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What’s an HCR?

Highway contract routes (HCRs) are traveled by postal contractors who carry mail in bulk. HCRs make up the largest single group of transportation services used by USPS and range from long-haul tractor trailers to box delivery routes. […]

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Delivering hope

When Kernersville, NC, Letter Carrier Linwood Thompson isn’t delivering mail, he’s delivering hope to homeless veterans. Last year, the Army vet and his brother founded VA Sidelines, a nonprofit organization that helps homeless veterans. “As a carrier, I’m out every day and see people in need. I felt compelled to respond,” said Thompson, who does […]

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Boosting business

The Postal Service will offer “Grow Your Business Day” workshops through a federal initiative that aims to boost the number of exports from rural businesses. The free seminars will be offered at 75 Post Offices and focus on exporting, including how to file customs forms and calculate shipping costs. Participating offices will be announced later. […]

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Postal poetry

For many, a daily trip to the Post Office or mailbox is routine. For poet Micah Ling, it’s part of her art. Last April, Ling began mailing a poem every day to The New Yorker magazine. She reflected on the experience in a recent essay for Volume 1 Brooklyn, an online literary journal. “I’ve had […]

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Celebrating Black History Month

The Postal Service celebrated African-American History Month last week at a series of events featuring the new Robert Robinson Taylor stamp: DPMG Ron Stroman discussed Taylor, a pioneering architect and educator, at a meeting of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History in Washington, DC. Alabama District hosted Judicial Officer William […]

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