United States Postal Service http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Ouch! St. Louis Among Worst Cities For Dog Attacks Of Postal Workers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ouch-st-louis-among-worst-cities-dog-attacks-postal-workers <p>The "postal worker gets attacked by dog" theme is tired, to be sure. But 32 times in FY2012, postal workers in St. Louis were the unfortunate players in real-life versions of the storied situation.</p><p>The Atlantic has highlighted the '<a href="http://www.theatlanticcities.com/neighborhoods/2013/05/worst-cities-dog-attacks-according-us-postal-service/5599/">Worst Cities for Dog Attacks, According to the U.S. Postal Service</a>' and St. Louis sits at number 7 on the USPS list.</p> Wed, 15 May 2013 17:09:10 +0000 Kelsey Proud 26419 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ouch! St. Louis Among Worst Cities For Dog Attacks Of Postal Workers Last-Minute Tax Filers Beware: Downtown Post Office Will Not Stay Open Late http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/last-minute-tax-filers-beware-downtown-post-office-will-not-stay-open-late <p>Tonight at midnight is the deadline to file taxes, and late filers in St. Louis beware: Unlike some years past, the main post office downtown will not stay open late or have employees at the street to collect returns.<br>&nbsp;<br>Postal officials say customers can use the downtown post office at 1720 Market St. until 8 p.m. on Monday.<br>&nbsp;<br>Though employees will not be on the street, customers can drop returns in large collection boxes along Market, or in collection boxes in the drive-thru lane in front of the main post office until midnight to ensure the April 15 cancellation. Mon, 15 Apr 2013 14:45:15 +0000 The Associated Press 25436 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Last-Minute Tax Filers Beware: Downtown Post Office Will Not Stay Open Late Despite The Snow, Postal Workers Rally For Saturday Delivery http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/despite-snow-postal-workers-rally-saturday-delivery <p></p><p>Despite the winter storm, postal workers rallied against the proposed removal of Saturday deliveries.</p><p>Workers and supporters sloshed around in front of the Post Office’s main branch in downtown St. Louis, carrying signs that read “Missourians for 6 Day.”</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“These people understand the importance of their job, the importance of delivering six days a week, and the role that we play in the community,” said Kevin Boyer, Missouri state president of the National&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Association of Letter Carriers.</span></p> Sun, 24 Mar 2013 22:53:22 +0000 Tim Lloyd 24785 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Despite The Snow, Postal Workers Rally For Saturday Delivery McCaskill Unhappy With USPS Cutting Saturday Deliveries http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-unhappy-usps-cutting-saturday-deliveries <p>Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill is none too pleased with the United States Postal Service announcement that Saturday mail delivery is coming to an end.</p><p>And she blames House Republicans for it.</p><p>"“We won a hard-fought battle in the Senate last year with strongly bipartisan postal reform that would have put the Postal Service on the path to sound financial footing...and provided strict criteria for the Postal Service to meet before eliminating six-day delivery," McCaskill&nbsp;said in a harshly worded statement.</p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 22:49:02 +0000 Chris McDaniel 9060 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCaskill Unhappy With USPS Cutting Saturday Deliveries Three 'Vital' Bills McCaskill Says Are Being Ignored http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/three-vital-bills-mccaskill-says-are-being-ignored <p>Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill says she's frustrated with the House of Representatives for not taking up three pieces of legislation that she calls "bipartisan" and "vitally important."</p><p>The Democratic Senator says she doesn't understand why members of the House won't take up legislation on:</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 18:40:42 +0000 Julie Bierach 6872 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Three 'Vital' Bills McCaskill Says Are Being Ignored Carnahan says changes coming for Postal Service http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/carnahan-says-changes-coming-postal-service <p>The U.S. Postal Service is on track to run out of cash as early as October.</p><p>The agency has temporarily shelved plans to close some 3,700 underperforming post offices.&nbsp;</p><p>The Postal Service has been hurt by the drop in first-class mail as more people switch to the Internet to communicate and pay bills.</p><p>But St. Louis Congressman Russ Carnahan says the agencies&rsquo; biggest problem stems from a requirement to prepay health benefits for future retirees.</p> Fri, 11 May 2012 19:52:47 +0000 Adam Allington 3681 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Carnahan says changes coming for Postal Service Morning headlines: Thursday, April 19, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-april-19-2012 <p><strong>Court approves $1.5 million settlement with former US Fidelis employees</strong></p><p>More than 550 former employees of the auto services contract giant US&nbsp; Fidelis will share in a nearly one point five million dollar settlement reached in bankruptcycourt.</p> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 11:53:17 +0000 Rachel Lippmann, The Associated Press & Alex King 3522 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Thursday, April 19, 2012 Post office "possible closure" list includes St. Louis-area locations http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/post-office-possible-closure-list-includes-st-louis-area-locations <p><em>Reporting from KBIA&#39;s Ryan Famuliner was used in this report</em>.</p><p>Several St. Louis-area branches of the United States Postal Service are named on a &quot;possible closure&quot; list released by the Postal Service.</p><p>Nearly 3,700 post offices across the country are on the list of locations that will be studied to determine whether they should be closed. You can see a list of the offices on the list in the St. Louis area below.</p> Tue, 26 Jul 2011 21:50:38 +0000 KBIA & Kelsey Proud 1739 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Post office "possible closure" list includes St. Louis-area locations U.S. Postal Service to close branch at Lambert-St. Louis Airport http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/us-postal-service-close-branch-lambert-st-louis-airport <p>Lambert-St. Louis International Airport announced today that the branch of the United States Postal Service there will close.</p><p>The branch, currently housed in Terminal 1 of the airport, will be open for customers to buy stamps and mail packages until June 30. After that, only a first-class mail drop box will be serviced by the Postal Service at the airport.</p> Fri, 17 Jun 2011 16:29:12 +0000 Kelsey Proud 1454 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org U.S. Postal Service to close branch at Lambert-St. Louis Airport