Maryland’s congressional representatives have demanded that the postmaster general restore regular mail delivery to parts of the state after residents complained of service disruptions.
Regulators on Tuesday approved a temporary price hike of 3 cents for a first-class stamp, bringing the charge to 49 cents a letter in an effort to help the Postal Service recover from severe mail decreases brought on by the 2008 economic downturn.
Amazon says it is teaming up with the U.S. Postal Service to deliver packages on Sundays.
The U.S. Postal Service is putting off plans to stop its Saturday mail delivery because Congress isn’t allowing the change.
The U.S. Postal Service is discontinuing delivery of first class mail on Saturdays by August 1. Priority mail and packages will still be delivered six days a week.
The stamp ceremony was part of a 12-hour event at The Henry Ford in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Parks’ birth that also featured speeches and live music.
The nearly bankrupt U.S. Postal Service is moving forward with a multibillion-dollar cost-cutting plan that will close nearly 250 mail processing centers resulting in massive layoffs, saying on Thursday it can no longer wait as Congress remains deadlocked over how to help.