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Postal News: Post offices closed for holidays

Post offices nationwide will be closed on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, and New Year's Eve, Dec. 31. Post offices will be open regular operating hours on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2.Blue collection boxes are not serviced on Sundays and that will be the case on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve this year. ...

Postal News: Postal inspectors offer mailing tips to secure holiday shipments

This holiday season the U.S. Postal Service looks forward to delivering a great deal of holiday cheer along with more than 15 billion mail pieces. Consumers trust the Postal Service to deliver secure and economical shipping options.The Postal Inspection Service, the federal law enforcement arm ...

Need to bring awareness to male victims of sex trafficking

While most people think of women and girls as the victims of human trafficking, men and boys are also at risk.The U.S. Department of State recently said, "Too often men and boys go unidentified and remain in perilous situations, and when they do escape trafficking situations, there are a lack ...

Where is legislative accountability in Florida for their votes?

What many believe to be the most egregious legislation ever passed by the Florida Legislature disguised as an "education bill," House Bill 7069 is set to begin wreaking havoc on Florida's Public Schools. It is no small declaration that a number of Florida school districts, including Lee County, ...

Postal News: USPS Letters from Santa program to provide personalized response

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.And the U.S. Postal Service can help you prove it when Santa replies to your child's letter - complete with a North Pole postmark.To get a letter back from Santa:- Have your child write a letter to Santa and place it in an envelope addressed to: Santa ...

Offshore drilling, related activities not a fit for state of Florida

Offshore drilling and related activities, including seismic testing, have no place in the Eastern Gulf. The moratorium on exploration in the Eastern Gulf established in 2006 will expire in 2022 unless Congress acts. It is imperative for the future of Florida and our tourism-based economy that ...

Favorable tax laws = capital investment = economic growth

To return to growth rates which the United States has enjoyed for years and to provide opportunities to hard-working Americans, our outdated tax code needs serious reform.It is an inescapable truism that tax treatment affects the amount of capital investment, which in turn leads to job creation ...

Postal News: Stamp celebrates African American history, culture

The U.S. Postal Service recently issued the Celebrating African American History and Culture commemorative Forever stamp as a tribute to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture during a first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony.The stamp art is based on a ...

Lee County has multi-component shelter, disaster plan in place

After the successful housing of 34,000 Irma evacuees, and the orderly mandatory evacuation of more than 300,000 residents, it's disappointing that a regional media outlet would present a distorted picture of the week leading up to the largest sheltering event in Lee County history.To imply ...