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Protecting the security of the mail

December 2, 2014

Recent media reports inaccurately assert the U.S. Postal Service is spying on the American public. Nothing is further from the truth. Reporters have distorted facts surrounding three distinct programs:  mail covers, mail imaging, and Mail Isolation, Control, and Tracking.

Improving bundle integrity helps delivery, lowers costs

December 2, 2014

The U.S. Postal Service reports too many broken bundles going across its bundle-sorting machines in processing plants. Although newspapers are just a small portion of such bundles, poor string tying by some larger-volume mailers threatens to eliminate string in favor of plastic strapping machines.

First woman postmaster general named

December 2, 2014

Megan J. Brennan, the current chief operating officer of the U.S. Postal Service, has been named as the 74th postmaster general and chief executive officer for USPS.

The National Newspaper Association Foundation wants you

December 2, 2014

It is that charitable-giving time of the year, and the National Newspaper Association Foundation is asking members to please consider making a fully tax-deductible gift to the non-profit arm of the National Newspaper Association that does so much to help your business.

‘Every morning my family gathered at the breakfast table to read the newspaper’

December 2, 2014

Matt Adelman’s many years of hard work in the Freedom of Information arena have paid off, and today he can say with confidence that public officials in his community are all for open government.

PMG Donahoe to retire in February

December 2, 2014

Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe will retire Feb. 1, 2015, after 39 years with the U.S. Postal Service.

GA publisher wants to pay it forward

December 2, 2014

It was a random act of kindness decades ago that led Dink NeSmith, president of Community Newspapers Inc., to want to help a 6-year-old, special needs boy in Massachusetts.

MPA shares anniversary feature on the fall of the Berlin Wall

November 4, 2014

The Missouri Press Association is offering two features on the Berlin Wall.

Planned 2015 plant closings threaten further service cuts

November 3, 2014

The U.S. Postal Service, frustrated with lack of congressional action to improve its financial position, announced this summer that it would implement the next round of 80-plus plant consolidations.

Book explains how public notices protect the integrity of storage unit auctions

November 3, 2014

Consumer and public safeguards in 46 states require operators of self-storage facilities to notify the public in a local newspaper before offering a renter’s goods for an auction after a default. But pressure on legislatures to eliminate this requirement have caused a handful of states to leave the notification requirement to the facility owners.

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