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USPS Confirms Removal of Public Mailboxes from Oregon Cities

HeadlineAug 14, 2020

In Oregon, the U.S. Postal Service confirmed Thursday that it has removed dozens of public mailboxes from the streets of Portland and Eugene, after photos went viral showing USPS workers lifting several of the signature blue boxes onto trucks. A spokesperson for USPS claimed the removals were due to a decrease in the volume of mail sent during the pandemic.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday declined to overrule a Rhode Island court order that will make it easier to vote by mail in November. The lower court’s ruling overturned a requirement — backed by state Republicans and the Republican National Committee — that Rhode Islanders must fill out mail-in ballots in the presence of two witnesses or a notary public. 

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