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New fleet of gas-guzzling mail trucks spurs trio of suits

Three lawsuits filed Thursday in New York and California call it urgent for the government to study the environmental toll that will occur if the U.S. Postal Service rolls out its new fleet of mail-delivery trucks. ... Read more»

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What the Devil won't tell you

No cancellation: Tucson's Cherrybell mail center gets approval stamp from Postal Service bill

Tucson's Cherrybell postal operation has been defying death for so long, it should be a Marvel franchise. The odds of it staying open just improved with the U.S. Postal Service measure passing Congress. ... Read more»

States target ballot drop boxes in fight over voting rights

Ballot drop boxes are so secure they’ve survived getting hit by an SUV and rolled by a school bus — yet much of the battle over voting rights in Arizona and around the country has centered on the big metal boxes.... Read more»

New study finds voting by mail does not increase risk of voting fraud

A first-of-its-kind study focused on the likelihood of various attacks on mail voting in the United States determined "that expanding mail voting is safe and should be used moving forward because it increases voter access and reduces the likelihood of adversarial interference."... Read more»

Arizona lawmaker urges better COVID test distribution for rural, tribal areas

Arizona Democrat Rep. Tom O’Halleran is expressing concern over details of the federal plan to distribute free COVID tests, saying it is not well designed for tribal and rural and communities and the execution will leave behind some who live in underserved communities.... Read more»

Cinco cosas que deberías saber sobre las pruebas caseras 'gratis' para COVID

Las pruebas, así como el uso de máscaras, son para vencer a COVID y restaurar las rutinas normales. Para obtener pruebas más baratas para los estadounidenses, el gobierno federal ahora planea que las compañías de seguros las paguen.... Read more»

5 things to know about ‘free’ at-home COVID tests

Testing, as well as mask-wearing, is an important measure if the country ever hopes to beat COVID, restore normal routines and get the economy running efficiently. To get Americans cheaper tests, the federal government now plans to have insurance companies pay for them.... Read more»

What's open, what's closed on Christmas & New Year's

The Christmas and New Year's holidays fall on a Saturday this year, so various institutions are handling the the holiday differently. ... Read more»

Early ballot envelopes look a little different for current Arizona elections

When Arizona voters receive mailed ballots for people who don’t live at their address, they can now check a box on the envelope to inform election officials. ... Read more»

Arizona activist group says it meant to allege 'ghost' votes from a nonexistent address

The leader of an activist group that issued a report on election irregularities provided an explanation why she falsely claimed ballots were cast from a vacant lot: She meant to attribute those votes to an address that doesn’t actually exist and where she knew no ballots were cast.... Read more»

El Servicio Postal ha engañado a los carteros durante años

Decenas de gerentes de oficinas de correos han sido sorprendidos cambiando las tarjetas de asistencia de los empleados ... Read more»

USPS has cheated mail carriers for years

Dozens of post office managers have been caught changing employee time cards. ... Read more»

Postal Service ignores federal court order to search for missing ballots

The U.S. Department of Justice told a federal district court judge the Postal Service was too busy and short staffed to comply with a court order to find hundreds of thousands of missing ballots by election day. ... Read more»

This is how voting by mail will look in Arizona in November

As Nov. 3 approaches, many Arizonans still have concerns about getting their mail-in ballots returned on time – and counted.... Read more»

Navajo tribe members sue Arizona over concerns of slow mail-in

An Election Day deadline for mailed ballots in Arizona is an unconstitutional burden on Navajo tribe members, many of whom live in remote areas with spotty, slow mail service, six tribe members said in a federal lawsuit.... Read more»

Postal Service cuts already being felt in Arizona, raise election fears

Spoiled medication and missing rent checks are just some of the problems that Arizonans have seen as a result of recent postal system changes, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema said during a grilling Friday of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.... Read more»

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