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sally ride, 1st american woman in space, to appear on 2018 us postage stamp


america's first woman in space will become only the second astronaut to be honored on a united states postage stamp. sally ride, who made history launching on board space shuttle challenger in 1983, will be depicted on a 2018 u.s. postal service stamp.






new us postage stamp for astronaut sally ride gets may 'launch' date


a new postage stamp in honor of sally ride, the first american woman in space, now has a launch date. the u.s. postal service has announced may 23, 2018 as the first day of issue for its sally ride commemorative.






tennis star and astronaut to help dedicate new sally ride postage stamp


the postmaster general will join tennis star billie jean king and veteran astronaut ellen ochoa to dedicate a u.s. postage stamp for the late sally ride, america's first woman in space. the ceremony will be held may 23.






the legendary lena horne honored with a new postage stamp


lena horne is now the 41st addition to the usps's “black heritage stamp series.”






a "no sense" trump postage stamp


ben hannam designed these "decorative stamps" that you can put on your envelopes next to your actual postage to make a small, satisfying statement about 45's ineptitude. $16 for 56 self-adhesive stamps. (more…)






thoreau postage stamp to be dedicated on 200th birthday


concord, mass. (ap) — henry david thoreau is being honored on the 200th anniversary of his birth. the u.s. postal service says it plans to hold a special dedication of the recently released stamp of the 19th century american philosopher and naturalist wednesday at his birthplace in concord, massachusetts. concord postmaster ray white and officials […]






thoreau postage stamp to be dedicated on 200th birthday


concord, mass. (ap) — henry david thoreau is being honored on the 200th anniversary of his birth. the u.s. postal service says it plans to hold a special dedication of the recently released stamp of the 19th century american philosopher and naturalist wednesday at his birthplace in concord, massachusetts. concord postmaster ray white and officials […]






thoreau postage stamp to be dedicated on 200th birthday


henry david thoreau is being honored on the 200th anniversary of his birth.






us postal service issuing new thoreau stamp at walden pond


concord, mass. (ap) — the u.s. postal service is dedicating its new henry david thoreau postage stamp at a ceremony at walden pond, where the 19th century american philosopher and naturalist spent two years in solitude and reflection. writer of “walden” and “civil disobedience,” thoreau is being honored on the bicentennial year of his birth […]






singer-songwriter milow gives up his hip surf spot in venice


exposed beams, interior brick, an outdoor shower — the place belgian singer-songwriter milow just sold through a trust for $2.125 million is the definition of venice chic. set on a walk street with access to a prime surfing spot, the timeless 1934 bungalow occupies a postage stamp-sized lot with...






new ‘year of the dog’ stamp celebrates lunar new year


chicago (ap) — the u.s. postal service and the chicago chinatown chamber of commerce are unveiling a new stamp to help celebrate the lunar new year. the year of the dog stamp is the 11th in a 12-stamp series celebrating what’s considered the most important holiday of the year for many asian communities. acting chicago […]






black woman set to make polo history in top-tier event


hartford, conn. (ap) — shariah harris says the stares, the inappropriate comments and the whispering that comes with being a black woman playing polo can be discouraging at times, but it won’t stop her from riding. the 19-year-old from southwest philadelphia, who plays collegiately at cornell, will mount up friday for the postage stamp farm […]






aurora company pays nearly $2 million to settle claims it stiffed u.s. postage s


an aurora company that offers same day shipping has paid nearly $2 million to settle allegations that it failed to pay adequate postage costs to the u.s. postal service.






jfk’s life, legacy to be celebrated on his centennial


boston (ap) — the life and legacy of president john f. kennedy, who died at 46, will be celebrated on the day he would have turned 100. the united states postal service plans to commemorate kennedy’s centennial monday with a dedication of a new jfk postage stamp in brookline, massachusetts, a boston suburb where the […]






canada post reveals stamp for canadarm space shuttle robotic arm


more than 35 years after it first reached out into space, the canadarm is set to extend its legacy by appearing on a new canada post stamp. the new maple leaf-shaped stamp is part of the "canada 150" series, marking the country's sesquicentennial.






no quiet desperation at thoreau’s 200th birthday observance


concord, mass. (ap) — the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. the rest are observing the 200th birthday of henry david thoreau, the author who penned that line. the u.s. postal service is marking the occasion wednesday with a new postage stamp honoring the “walden” and “civil disobedience” writer, philosopher and naturalist. thoreau […]






new ‘eclipse’ stamp from u.s. postal service transforms with a touch


laramie, wyo. — the u.s. postal service has officially unveiled a first-of-its kind stamp that transforms with the touch of a finger and is dedicated to this summer’s total solar eclipse. the 49 cent stamp uses temperature-sensitive ink. when a person touches it, the body heat transforms the image of the blacked-out sun into the […]






touch new stamp and presto, total solar eclipse becomes moon


cape canaveral, fla. (ap) — the u.s. postal service is going all out for this summer’s total solar eclipse, with a first-of-its kind stamp. just touch the stamp with your finger, and the heat transforms the image of the blacked-out sun into the moon. remove your finger, and the eclipse reappears. the trick is using […]






how food stamp cuts could ripple through the economy


new york (ap) — a proposal to curtail the nation’s food stamp program would pinch families struggling to pay for groceries and ripple through other areas of the economy, including supermarkets and discounters. president donald trump is proposing a roughly 30 percent reduction in the federal budget for the food stamp program. it’s unlikely to […]






louisville store owner sentenced in food stamp scheme


louisville, ky. (ap) — the former owner of a louisville specialty food store has been sentenced to 33 months in federal prison for food stamp fraud. elias estephane was also ordered to pay $545,000 in restitution during sentencing on tuesday. prosecutors said during a november trial that estephane traded cash for food stamp benefits, generally […]






stamp out hunger celebrates 25 years of collecting donations for food shelves


stamp out hunger celebrates its 25th year of work for those in need.






new john f. kennedy stamp marks centennial of his birth


the u.s. postal service has unveiled a new stamp to mark the 100th anniversary of president john f. kennedy's birth.






mister rogers will be on the next forever stamp


the forever stamp will be unveiled march 23 in the same pittsburgh public television station where "mister rogers' neighborhood" was produced.






postal service, citing losses, seeks higher stamp prices


the u.s. postal service is hoping it can soon raise stamp prices by a penny or more.






color-changing u.s. stamp will herald 2017 total solar eclipse


just as a total solar eclipse will change the skies over the continental united states on aug. 21, a newly released u.s. stamp will change when pressed with a finger — a photo of the moon materializing over the blotted-out sun.






mulvaney already is putting his stamp on cfpb — and still sparring over its lead


mick mulvaney is moving quickly to put his stamp on the consumer financial protection bureau, an agency he has strongly criticized, even as he continues to spar with the deputy director over who is its lawful acting chief. mulvaney, the white house budget director whom president trump appointed...






touch new stamp and presto, total solar eclipse becomes moon


just touch the stamp with your finger, and the heat transforms the image of the blacked-out sun into the moon. remove your finger, and the eclipse reappears.






shoplifting at chicago grocers drops after change in food stamp program


spreading out when food stamps are issued reduced theft from chicago grocery stores by more than 30 percent, according to new research. before 2010, most benefits in illinois under the supplemental nutrition assistance program (snap), the massive federal food stamp program, were given out on the...






wisconsin health official defends food stamp work rule


wisconsin's top health official told lawmakers wednesday that 64,000 adults who lost food stamp benefits because they didn't meet a work requirement made a deliberate choice and "i don't think we kicked anybody off."






postal service, citing losses, seeks higher stamp prices


washington — the u.s. postal service is hoping it can soon raise stamp prices by a penny or more. the postal service on wednesday reported a quarterly loss of $562 million, despite growth in package delivery, due to continued erosion in the use of first-class mail as well as expensive mandates for its retiree health […]






a total eclipse thermochromic stamp that changes when you touch it


the august 21 eclipse is being commemorated by the us postal service with a new stamp printed with thermochromic ink; when you rub the stamp the image transforms from an image of the 2006 total eclipse as shot from jalu, libya, to a photo of the full moon, both taken by fred espenak, aka mr. eclipse, of portal, az. (more…)






food stamp administrators worry about food box proposal


washington (ap) — hawaii’s food stamp administrator says he was stunned when he first heard that the u.s. agriculture department wanted to replace some cash benefits with a pre-assembled package of shelf-stable goods. that changed quickly to frustration, befuddlement and serious concern. “this will wreak havoc on the states,” said pankaj bhanot, who serves as […]






postal service gets regulatory ok for bigger jumps to stamp prices


washington – seeking to bolster the ailing u.s. postal service, federal regulators moved on friday to allow bigger jumps to stamp prices beyond the rate of inflation, a move that could eventually add millions of more dollars to companies’ shipping rates from prescription drugs to magazine subscriptions.






state to restore disrupted food stamp benefits for thousands this week


food stamp benefits will be restored by week’s end for the tens of thousands of illinois households that lost them because of problems with a state computer system, illinois department of human services officials said at a thursday news conference. in 2013, the department began rolling out a new...






food stamp system restored after temporary outage in chicago-area stores wednesd


the electronic system used to process purchases made with federal food stamp benefits was down for more than an hour wednesday morning in chicago-area stores and in other states across the country as of early wednesday afternoon, a spokesman for the u.s. department of agriculture’s food and nutrition...