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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Was Aspen Postal Worker Planning to Go Postal?

Was Postal Worker Mauro Pennini Planning to Go Postal?

"..Specifically, Pennini was told not to contact, stalk, harass or injure any member of this trio — but on June 8, he sent one of them a text message anyhow. Shortly thereafter, Pennini was arrested by members of the Aspen Police Department at the post office, located at a benign sounding address: 235 Puppy Smith Street..."    


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Police: Aspen mail sorter had pistol at post office

Police: Aspen mail sorter had pistol at post office

"...(Officer Kirk) Wheatley opened the pack and observed a Sig Sauer semi-automatic handgun in the pocket,” the report says. “Wheatley later confirmed the pistol to be fully loaded with 14 rounds of live ammunition, was accompanied with 28 additional rounds of ammunition, two sets of handcuffs, three folding knives and one multi-tool.” Pennini is out of jail on bond..."    


This Article is From: www.aspentimes.com
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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Landrith: U.S. Postal Service standards keep declining

Landrith: U.S. Postal Service standards keep declining

"...Recently, a bipartisan group of senators, including Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Township, met with Postmaster General Megan Brennan to discuss a long list of Postal Service complaints. At the top of the list was lagging delivery times that are continuing to get worse. As part of the evaluation process, Peters and the group maintain that declining postal standards and the consolidation of mail processing facilities is negatively impacting rural communities across their states..."    


This Article is From: www.detroitnews.com
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Monday, June 22, 2015

Update: Florida postal worker who landed a gyrocopter at the U.S. Capitol

Gyrocopter pilot says no plea deal if prosecutors insist on long prison term

"...The Florida postal worker who landed a gyrocopter at the U.S. Capitol this spring said Monday that he opposes any plea deal with prosecutors that requires a prison term of “several years,” saying his actions were a “pure act of civil disobedience.”..."    


This Article is From: www.washingtonpost.com
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Thursday, June 18, 2015

House Appropriations Committee Approval of Amendment to Restore Postal Service Standards an 'Important Step Forward'

House Appropriations Committee Approval of Amendment to Restore Postal Service Standards an 'Important Step Forward'

"...Today’s vote by the House Appropriations Committee to approve an amendment to restore postal service standards is an important step forward for postal employees and our customers – large and small. The bipartisan vote was 26-23. Postal workers have been fighting the drastic cuts in service that USPS management implemented unilaterally..."    


This Article is From: www.apwu.org
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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Former postal supervisor investigated for mail theft strikes deal, may not serve jail time

Former postal supervisor investigated for mail theft strikes deal, may not serve jail time

"...the plea agreement states that because Galapo has accepted responsibility for her actions and saved the government the time and expense of a trial by pleading guilty, probation will be recommended to the judge..."    


This Article is From: fox4kc.com
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Friday, June 12, 2015

Postal Service needs to be more transparent about plant closures, IG says

USPS needs to be more transparent about plant closures, IG says

"...Guidelines don't include a time frame for implementing the consolidation of any given mail processing facility that's on the chopping block. Because of that, any feasibility study that was done to determine if the facility should be closed could be outdated by the time USPS actually starts the closing process...."    


This Article is From: www.fiercegovernment.com
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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Attempted delivery of letters urging campaign finance reform may cost man his job

Doug Hughes: Postal Service Firing Me, but Letters Will Get to Congress (Updated)

"...“He alleges a “coordinated effort at the top to really nail me,” despite the lack of property damage, injury or intent to do either with his protest. The letters Hughes carried may still reach Congress, with the help of a 70-year-old man named Joe Lane. Beginning on June 10, the Connecticut-based thriller writer will walk the halls of Capitol office buildings hand-delivering Hughes’ letters to members of Congress. ... urgent need to reform our campaign finance laws. ..."    


This Article is From: rollcall.com
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