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The miracle of the United States Postal Service
It maintains six-days-a-week service to 150 million locations, operates 26,410 post offices, and handled nearly 150 billion pieces of mail in 2017 — or 47 percent of all the mail in the world. UPS and FedEx could not possibly handle that volume, especially not to unprofitable far-flung locations — not even for parcels, as the USPS accounts for about 40 percent of Amazon shipping.
infrastructure  history  usa  government  mail  usps  writing  communication 
september 2018 by allaboutgeorge
Postal Service cutbacks to hurt blacks - Chicago Tribune
"I'd hoped this would be a career. But I know they're closing a lot of stations."
USPS  from twitter
december 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Postal Service releases 2010 stamps
This slide show has us looking forward to stamps featuring Negro Leagues Baseball, Doris Miller
USPS  from twitter
december 2009 by allaboutgeorge | 07/19/2006 | Not-so-special delivery at W.C. post office
"Basically when we arrived, a postal worker noticed smoke coming from the container so they put it outside. We inspected the package from a distance of about 5 to 10 feet and observed no off-gassing."
walnutcreek  police  fire  usps  contracosta  contracostatimes 
july 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 05/18/2006 | EAST BAY ROUNDUP
Post-office fire brief contained therein, with good Kelli Phillips follow-up
oakland  westoakland  usps  fire 
may 2006 by allaboutgeorge
CCT: Last conviction in postal worker assault
"The men got away with $12 or less in cash and the victim's cell phone. The carrier, who was hospitalized for two weeks and is still on disability leave, testified that the shot shattered his femur and caused permanent damage to his leg."
richmond  elcerrito  oakland  fbi  usps  uspis  crime  police 
april 2006 by allaboutgeorge

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