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Postal News Roundup

The Hill: Postal Revenues Bump Up in 2015
The U.S. Postal Service’s package business spiked by more than 10 percent in the first three months of the year. 

Center for Effective Government: During Public Service Recognition Week, Remember the Unsung Heroes of Hurricane Sandy: Postal Workers!
About a hundred postal workers had made their way through the storm, some walking from outer boroughs to get there. No one demanded that they come. The mayor told everyone to stay off the streets.  No one expected them to appear, but they did. 

Gallup: Americans’ Views of Government Handling of Healthcare Up Sharply
Of 20 different areas included in this year's survey, satisfaction with mail delivery came out on top with 90% of Americans satisfied – which reinforces the U.S. Postal Services' No. 1 ranking among major government agencies in November 2014. 

Washington Post: Senators Press New Postmaster General on Troubled Rural Mail Service
Slow mail delivery and poor service are hitting rural America hard, and the U.S. Postal Service needs to pay attention, a bipartisan group of senators from rural states told Postmaster General Megan Brennan this week.

Save the Post Office: Historic Houston Post Office Headed for Demolition
It’s a historic building, eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, but it looks as though it is headed for demolition.