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Checking In On The U.S. Postal Service

Letter Carrier Connie Cruz delivers mail in Salem, Oregon.
Letter Carrier Connie Cruz delivers mail in Salem, Oregon.

You probably remember the period in 2020 when we were talking about the U.S. Postal Service non-stop. To be fair, they had a lot going on, between an increase in mail volume due to the COVID-19 pandemic and some delays ahead of the election causing concern about the potential to stem the tide of mailed-in votes, it didn’t really feel like they were working as intended.

Now, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has a new plan for the U.S. Postal Service to offset the financial impact of the pandemic. In short, it could mean slower mail and higher prices.

It’s not inspiring a lot of confidence in those monitoring the situation. Many are urging President Joe Biden to rid the executive branch agency of its Trump-appointed leader.

What’s going on at the U.S.P.S.? And what can we do to address the issues the agency faces?

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Kathryn Fink, Haili Blassingame