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Aubrey Bulkeley

About 150 people attended a rally Saturday at the Main Post Office in downtown Eugene. It was part of a nationwide event in response to recent comments by President Trump about mail-in voting and Postmaster General Louis Dejoy’s decision to remove mailboxes and sorting machines. 


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Longtime Trump advisor and former executive chairman of Breitbart News, Steve Bannon, says he’s not guilty of swindling donors for the “We Build the Wall” campaign.

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President Trump has disrupted the U.S. Postal Service to boost his re-election chances, argued Oregon Democrats at a news conference today.

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Congressional Democrats – including House Representative Peter DeFazio of Oregon – are pledging to keep the U.S. Postal Service funded and operational.  And they - and other proponents of vote-by-mail - are pushing back against the Trump Administration's claims that such votes are at risk for fraud.

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Oregon’s 4th District Representative Peter DeFazio has long fought to fix the Postal Service’s financial situation. Now, the agency is in more trouble because of COVID-19 and he says it is needed more than ever. 


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The U.S. Postal Service says it’s being ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, and stands to run out of money in September. But President Trump seems indifferent to its plight. 

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Over the holidays, U.S. Postal Service trucks were out in the Eugene area during pre-dawn and weekend hours. The extra work was seasonal, but also due to online purchases. Amazon could change the delivery scene. 

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The pre-funding of health benefits for U.S. postal retirees would end, if a bill backed by Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio becomes law.

The unofficial motto of the United States Postal Service says “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” But after last week’s major winter storm, letter carriers are still playing catch up in some hard hit areas.