Hightower: Fighting back against flimflamming postal privatizers

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Jim Hightower has another great piece about the Postal Service that starts with a discussion of the post office in Valentine, Texas.  "In July 2011, word wafted out to Jeff Davis County that the venerable post office on Highway 90 was on USPS's list of 3,700 offices across the country under review for closure. Budgets, you know–USPS is running about $5 billion … Read More

Joel Silver’s Dream Venice Post Office Project Is Stalled and In Debt

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Nearly two and a half years after an elaborate rollout, Joel Silver's repurposing of the historic Venice post office as his film production headquarters has stalled. The project has been beset by multiple design changes, unpaid bills and taxes that are past due,  interviews and public filings show. The future headquarters of Silver Pictures— covered in scaffolding and scarred by graffiti — appears … Read More

Careywood, Idaho post office closes despite ongoing appeal to PRC

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The Postal Service closed the community post office in Careywood, Idaho, on March 31, despite the fact that the closing is being appealed to the Postal Regulatory Commission.  The Postal Service says the replacement office in Athol is within a 7 minute drive, but a local reporter did the drive and it took 10 minutes in ideal conditions.  Read more, … Read More

Will the historic Minneapolis post office be sold?

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There's talk in Minneapolis that the large downtown post office, built in 1934, will be the next historic postal facility to be sold.  Minneapolis City Council member Jacob Frey is envisioning a food marketplace with restaurants and markets. “One major piece we lack downtown is a multicultural, multifaceted market,” he said. “Here in Minneapolis, we have so many unbelievable cultures cooking … Read More

Post Office to exit historic federal building in Texarkana

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The Postal Service has announced plans to move out of the historic federal building in Texarkana, Texas.  The GSA owns the building and has plans to use the USPS space for more courtrooms and offices.  The Postal Service is looking for an alternate location downtown. Texarkana Mayor Ruth Penney-Bell said she strongly opposes a move from the downtown federal building, the only … Read More

New Mexico State U. to lose its post office

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The Postal Service has announced plans to close the post office on the campus of New Mexico State University and merge it with another post office 1.6 miles from campus, which will make it tough on students without a car.  The university offered to help downsize the USPS footprint as part of its renovation of the student center, but NMSU never received … Read More