Postal Service Photos on Townhall

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    Posted: 5/18/2012 8:15:45 AM EST
    In this photo taken May 15, 2012, in Hope, Alaska, Cherryl Stavish poses at her Winter Cafe restaurant. Stavish works Saturdays at the Hope Post Office, and says if the U.S. Postal Service follows through on its plan to cut the rural Alaska post office's hours by 50 percent, she will lose her job there. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
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    Posted: 5/18/2012 8:15:45 AM EST
    In this photo taken May 15, 2012, in Hope, Alaska, Linda Graham, the postmaster in Hope, discusses the U.S. Postal Service's plan to cut the rural Alaska post office's hours. The nearly bankrupt U.S. Postal Service is moving ahead with plans to close dozens of mail processing centers, saying on Thursday it can no longer wait as Congress remains deadlocked over how to help. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
  •  - File photo of Cindy Riesselman and Deborah Meiners discussing the effects that the closing of the local post office would have on their town, in Dedham

    File photo of Cindy Riesselman and Deborah Meiners discussing the effects that the closing of the local post office would have on their town, in Dedham

    Posted: 5/10/2012 12:31:11 PM EST
    Cindy Riesselman (L) and Deborah Meiners discuss the effects that the closing of the local post office would have on their town, in Dedham, Iowa in this January 31, 2012 file photo. The U.S. Postal Service said May 9, 2012 that it is abandoning for now its plan to close thousands of post offices in rural locations and instead will shorten their hours of operation. REUTERS/Brian C. Frank/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS)
  •  - File photo of the post office that had been scheduled to be closed in a cost-savings move in Dedham

    File photo of the post office that had been scheduled to be closed in a cost-savings move in Dedham

    Posted: 5/10/2012 12:30:14 PM EST
    The post office that had been scheduled to be closed in a cost-savings move in Dedham, Iowa is pictured in a January 31, 2012 file photo. Dedham is not alone in its dependence on the Postal Service. The U.S. Postal Service said May 9, 2012 that it is abandoning for now its plan to close thousands of post offices in rural locations and instead will shorten their hours of operation. REUTERS/Brian C. Frank (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS)
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    Posted: 5/9/2012 6:25:47 PM EST
    A customer enters the post office on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 in Websterville, Vt. The post office was on the list of rural offices to be closed in Vermont. Bending to strong public opposition, the nearly bankrupt U.S. Postal Service on Wednesday backed off a plan to close thousands of rural post offices after May 15 and proposed keeping them open, but with shorter operating hours.(AP Photo/Toby Talbot)
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    Posted: 5/9/2012 6:25:47 PM EST
    FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2011 file photo Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service sought Wednesday to tamp down concern over wide-scale cuts, revealing it will seek to keep thousands of rural post offices open with shorter hours. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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    Posted: 5/9/2012 6:25:47 PM EST
    This Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 photo shows the local post office in Markham, Va. The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service sought Wednesday, May 9, 2012 to tamp down concern over wide-scale cuts, revealing it will seek to keep thousands of rural post offices open with shorter hours. Under the emerging strategy, no post office would be closed. But more than 13,000 rural mail facilities could see reduced operations of between two and six hours. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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    Posted: 4/25/2012 12:55:50 PM EST
    This undated handout images provided by the US Postal Service shows the forever postage stamps paying tribute to the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, specifically the Battle of New Orleans, left, and the Battle of Antietam. The ?Civil War: 1862? stamps were released Tuesday. The stamps mark the first significant achievement of the U.S. Navy in the war during the Battle of New Orleans and the bloodiest day of the war at Antietam. (AP Photo/USPS)
  •  - Postal worker Menda Doria processes tax returns outside U.S. Postal Service Oakland Processing and Distributing Center in Oakland

    Postal worker Menda Doria processes tax returns outside U.S. Postal Service Oakland Processing and Distributing Center in Oakland

    Posted: 4/18/2012 1:07:57 AM EST
    Postal worker Menda Doria (C) processes tax returns outside U.S. Postal Service Oakland Processing and Distributing Center in Oakland, California April 17, 2012. REUTERS/Stephen Lam (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Postal worker Debra Jones receives envelopes of tax returns from a driver outside U.S. Postal Service Oakland Processing and Distributing Center in Oakland

    Postal worker Debra Jones receives envelopes of tax returns from a driver outside U.S. Postal Service Oakland Processing and Distributing Center in Oakland

    Posted: 4/18/2012 12:22:12 AM EST
    Postal worker Debra Jones receives envelopes of tax returns from a driver outside U.S. Postal Service Oakland Processing and Distributing Center in Oakland, California April 17, 2012. REUTERS/Stephen Lam (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Postal worker Menda Doria stamps envelopes of tax returns outside U.S. Postal Service Oakland Processing and Distributing Center in Oakland

    Postal worker Menda Doria stamps envelopes of tax returns outside U.S. Postal Service Oakland Processing and Distributing Center in Oakland

    Posted: 4/18/2012 12:20:35 AM EST
    Postal worker Menda Doria stamps envelopes of tax returns outside U.S. Postal Service Oakland Processing and Distributing Center in Oakland, California April 17, 2012. REUTERS/Stephen Lam (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Postal worker Debra Jones places envelopes of tax returns into a bin outside U.S. Postal Service Oakland Processing and Distributing Center in Oakland

    Postal worker Debra Jones places envelopes of tax returns into a bin outside U.S. Postal Service Oakland Processing and Distributing Center in Oakland

    Posted: 4/18/2012 12:19:13 AM EST
    Postal worker Debra Jones places envelopes of tax returns into a bin outside U.S. Postal Service Oakland Processing and Distributing Center in Oakland, California April 17, 2012. REUTERS/Stephen Lam (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - A postal worker places tax returns into a bin outside the U.S. Postal Service Oakland Processing and Distributing Center in Oakland

    A postal worker places tax returns into a bin outside the U.S. Postal Service Oakland Processing and Distributing Center in Oakland

    Posted: 4/18/2012 12:17:14 AM EST
    A postal worker places tax returns into a bin outside the U.S. Postal Service Oakland Processing and Distributing Center in Oakland, California April 17, 2012. REUTERS/Stephen Lam (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Postal worker Debra Jones receives envelopes of tax returns from a car passenger outside U.S. Postal Service Oakland Processing and Distributing Center in Oakland

    Postal worker Debra Jones receives envelopes of tax returns from a car passenger outside U.S. Postal Service Oakland Processing and Distributing Center in Oakland

    Posted: 4/18/2012 12:15:22 AM EST
    Postal worker Debra Jones receives envelopes of tax returns from a car passenger outside U.S. Postal Service Oakland Processing and Distributing Center in Oakland, California April 17, 2012. REUTERS/Stephen Lam (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Postal worker Debra Jones receives an envelope of tax returns from a driver outside U.S. Postal Service Oakland Processing and Distributing Center in Oakland

    Postal worker Debra Jones receives an envelope of tax returns from a driver outside U.S. Postal Service Oakland Processing and Distributing Center in Oakland

    Posted: 4/18/2012 12:12:41 AM EST
    Postal worker Debra Jones receives an envelope of tax returns from a driver outside U.S. Postal Service Oakland Processing and Distributing Center in Oakland, California April 17, 2012. REUTERS/Stephen Lam (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - A postal worker takes part in a demonstration against austerity measures in Paris

    A postal worker takes part in a demonstration against austerity measures in Paris

    Posted: 2/29/2012 11:17:01 AM EST
    A postal worker takes part in a demonstration against austerity measures in Paris February 29, 2012. France's main unions gathered forces on Wednesday for a day of protest action against austerity measures being imposed across the European Union, but the disruption from rallies and work-stoppages was expected to be limited. The slogan reads "French postal service on strike". REUTERS/Charles Platiau (FRANCE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 2/14/2012 6:00:48 PM EST
    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer smiles as the new Arizona statehood stamp is unveiled by the United States Postal Service during the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Arizona's statehood Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, in Phoenix.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
  •  - Flo Watson and her daughter Nina Watson view Flo's late co-worker Sanders at the Robert L. Adams drive-through funeral parlor in Compton

    Flo Watson and her daughter Nina Watson view Flo's late co-worker Sanders at the Robert L. Adams drive-through funeral parlor in Compton

    Posted: 2/9/2012 5:04:05 AM EST
    Flo Watson, 61, (R) and her daughter Nina Watson, 34, (C) view Flo's late postal service co-worker Robert Sanders, 58, at the Robert L. Adams drive-through funeral parlor in Compton, Los Angeles, February 8, 2012. The funeral parlor has been in business since 1974, and is thought to be the only drive-through funeral home in southern California, according to office manager Denise Knowles-Bragg. Knowles-Bragg said the parlor offers a convenient alternative to older people who find it hard to walk, those who want to make a quick stop during the lunch hour, and the families of well-known deceased people who expect many visitors. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY OBITUARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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    Posted: 12/10/2011 2:45:49 PM EST
    In this April 26, 2011 photo, U.S. Postal Service employee Kay Moreland holds a sign as people arrive for a meeting to discuss the future of the mail processing facility in Sioux City, Iowa. The plant was closed in October 2011, and most of the 100 workers kept their jobs. While leaders of the U.S. Postal Service portray their plans to close 252 mail processing facilities as a dramatic downsizing to save money, the impact on workers and their communities will not be as catastrophic as it might seem. Most employees at the plants will be protected, for now, thanks to a labor contract that guarantees mail clerks cannot be laid off or transferred more than 50 miles away. (AP Photo/Sioux City Journal, Jim Lee) NO SALES; MAGS OUT; TV OUT
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    Posted: 12/10/2011 2:45:49 PM EST
    In this April 26, 2011 photo, postal employee Don Stusse speaks during a meeting on the future of the mail processing facility in Sioux City, Iowa. The plant was closed in October 2011, and most of the 100 workers kept their jobs. While leaders of the U.S. Postal Service portray their plans to close 252 mail processing facilities as a dramatic downsizing to save money, the impact on workers and their communities will not be as catastrophic as it might seem. Most employees at the plants will be protected, for now, thanks to a labor contract that guarantees mail clerks cannot be laid off or transferred more than 50 miles away. (AP Photo/Sioux City Journal, Jim Lee) NO SALES; MAGS OUT; TV OUT