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The GOP plan failed to include direct aid to cities and states, a priority for Democrats, or rental relief or nutrition assistance. Read more»

In looking at the decisions the Postal Service has been forced to make since the early 2000s, it is almost as though the Bush Administration and successive Congresses had decided that the task was to make the Postal Service a failed business and a failed public service. Read more» 1

Vines grow at Page Springs Cellars in the Verde Valley.

A bill in Congress would reverse a 1909 law banning the U.S. Postal Service from delivering wine and beer. Arizona has more than 60 wineries and some owners are anxiously awaiting the decision that could benefit the state's growing wine industry. Read more»

As we celebrate the lives of those who made the greatest sacrifice for their country, and we welcome the beginning of the summer season, many governmental offices, services and businesses will be affected by the Memorial Day holiday. Read more»

Taxpayers have until midnight Tuesday to file federal and state tax returns for 2011. Those with filing extensions have until Oct. 15. Read more»

U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva introduced legislation Wednesday aimed at saving a Tucson postal-sorting center slated for closure. The bill would direct the Postal Service to take "high-growth" ZIP codes into account when deciding which facilities to shutter. Read more» 3

Tucson's mail processing center at the city's Cherrybell post office will be closed, the U.S. Postal Service said Thursday. The closure is opposed by many local politicians, who point to increased service times, more than 300 lost jobs and a negative impact on voting by mail. Read more» 3

Today on Buckmaster — We talk with Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriquez who wants the Justice Department to stop the U.S. Postal Service from closing the Tucson processing center. Then it's Keith Rosenblum, Buckmaster Show's Mexico contributor, on medical treatment south of the border. Plus, Gen. John Wickham, former Army chief of staff. Read more»

There are several portions of Tucson City Councilman Richard Fimbres' guest column about the U.S. Postal Service's proposal to consolidate Tucson's processing and distribution operations with those in Phoenix that require clarification. Read more» 1

Closing a mail-sorting center in Tucson would not just delay mail delivery here, but would disrupt local elections conducted by mail, and nearly disenfranchise voters on the Tohono O'odham Nation, writes Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez. Read more» 3

I want to thank the 600 people who attended the Dec. 28 public meeting about the potential closure of the Cherrybell Post Office processing center. Tucson and Southern Arizona showed that we are strongly opposed to closing the facility. Read more» 5

The Postal Service will take public comments on the potential closure of Tucson's mail sorting facility at a meeting Wednesday night. Hundreds of jobs could be lost here if USPS moves the center to Phoenix, bulk mail rates would rise, delivery times would grow longer. Read more» 3

A graphic of the new stamp to be released in February 2012, showcasing Sedona’s Cathedral Rock. The U.S. Postal Service will use this piece, by artist Ed Mell, to commemorate Arizona’s centennial as a first-class stamp.

Images of Sedona’s Cathedral Rock will grace letters across the country in February as a first-class stamp allows Americans to help celebrate Arizona’s centennial. Read more»