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  • Postal Rates Going Up; Price of First-Class Stamps Unchanged

    January 13, 2011 2:07 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Postal rates will go up in April, but the cost of sending the basic letter will remain the same. The Postal Service said Thursday that most rates will go up on April 17 under a formula that allows the agency to increase prices within the rate of... more »
  • Newt Gingrich Branding GOP as "Party For Paychecks"

    October 6, 2010 6:12 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is advising Republican candidates to frame the choice for voters between Democrats as "the party of food stamps" while selling the GOP as "the party for paychecks." With a month before the election, Gingrich brought his branding effort to Minnesota on... more »
  • 2-Cent Price Hike for First-Class Stamps Rejected

    September 30, 2010 11:17 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The independent panel that oversees the U.S. Postal Service has denied the agency's request to increase the cost of mailing a letter by 2 cents - to 46 cents. The Postal Regulatory Commission announced its decision rejecting the requested price hike at a news conference Thursday. In... more »
  • Food Stamps Online Application Now Available

    July 30, 2010 12:52 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) today announced that Louisianians can now apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) and other forms of assistance online. "Louisianians can now apply for, complete a verification interview and receive benefits without stepping into a DCFS office," said Ruth Johnson, DCFS... more »
  • Prepare by Pre-Applying Online for Disaster Food Stamps

    July 23, 2010 11:36 AM

    With Tropical Storm Bonnie expected to enter the Gulf of Mexico later today, the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is encouraging residents to prepare by pre-applying online for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (DSNAP), formerly called Disaster Food Stamps. "Hurricane season is well underway, and this... more »
  • Cost of Stamps Going Up Again

    July 6, 2010 3:31 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Buy those Forever stamps now. The cost of mailing a letter is going up again. Fighting to survive a deepening financial crisis, the Postal Service said Tuesday it wants to increase the price of first-class stamps by 2 cents - to 46 cents - starting in January.... more »

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