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December 27, 2011

A Conversation with Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe

Donahoe discusses his vision for a new Postal Service in a digital age.
December 20, 2011

Officials Baffled by Monday Night Football Power Outage in San Francisco

The buildup to last night's highly-anticipated Monday Night Football Game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Pittsburgh Steelers was interrupted by a blackout in Candlestick Park, and officials are still trying to pin down the cause.
December 16, 2011

DOJ Cites Seattle Police for Excessive Force

Federal investigators found that officers in the Seattle Police Department routinely uses excessive physical force, reports The Seattle Times. The department could face federal lawsuits if it does not fix the problem, federal officials say.
December 15, 2011

Colo. Prison Sewage Seeped into Local River

Raw sewage from a Colorado prison complex has seeped into the Arkansas River and officials are still trying to determine the cause of the spill.
December 15, 2011

UC Berkeley Extends Financial Aid to Middle Class

UC Berkeley plans to extend financial aid to thousands of students whose families earn between $80,000 and $140,000 a year.
December 5, 2011

USPS Proposes Ending Next-Day Delivery of First-Class Mail

The U.S. Postal Service unveiled a plan to end next-day delivery for first class mail by next spring, a move that could clear the way for the closure and consolidation of hundreds of post offices across the country.
December 1, 2011

Seattle High School Students Protest Budget Cuts

About 400 students at Seattle's Garfield High School walked out of class to protest proposed cuts to the Washington state education system, reports The Seattle Times.
November 23, 2011

$20 Billion in Cuts by 2015 Needed to Save Postal Service

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe told attendees at a National Press Club lunch that cuts and union concessions are needed to make the agency profitable. Recent rate hikes may also help fend off bankruptcy.
November 22, 2011

Calif. Court Ruling Limits Cuts to Public Pensions

California's state Supreme Court ruled that Orange County could not retroactively cut its retired employees' benefits, reports The San Francisco Chronicle, a decision that could impact local governments across the state.
November 16, 2011

Menino and Bloomberg Aide Promote Stronger Gun Checks

Gun control advocates, including Boston's mayor and New York City's chief advisor, were on Capitol Hill Tuesday to ask Congress to pass legislation that would tighten gun-buying restrictions.
November 2, 2011

Obama Urges Congress to Pass Infrastructure Funding

President Barack Obama again urged Congress to pass the $50 billion infrastructure portion of his stalled jobs bill that he insisted would help repair bridges and a stagnant economy.
October 25, 2011

Police Arrest Dozens of Occupy Oakland Protesters

Oakland police arrested 'dozens' of protesters at two demonstrations of the Occupy Wall Street movement Tuesday morning.