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U.S. POSTAGE STAMP PRICE GOING UP AGAIN

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(AP) – The United States Postal Service officially announced the
price of Forever stamps and other postage will go up on Jan. 22,
2023. The move has been anticipated for months after Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said in August that increases would be
necessary to keep up with costs. Inflation was expected to add
$1 billion to the Postal Service’s operating budget. 

The USPS plans to increase prices of affected postage by 4.2%,
which amounts to a few cents per stamp. The cost of a Forever
stamp would go up 3 cents, from 60 cents to 63 cents. The price
of Forever stamps just went up in July from 58 cents to 60 cents.

A year ago, the stamps cost 55 cents.

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Postmaster general Louis DeJoy (65).

US #1 First postage stamp

On July 1, 1847 Congress authorized our
first prepaid postage stamps so that the
sender, rather than the recipient, paid for
the delivery of the letter.

Our first Postmaster, Benjamin Franklin,
was the first person in the  world other
than a head of state to be on a stamp.
US Scott #1 5¢ Franklin (above).

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Columbus Day 2022: Date, History and Significance


Columbus Day is a national holiday in the United States that commemorates the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas in 1492.

It is observed on the second Monday in October, and many Americans take the day off from work or school to celebrate.

In recent years, some have called for the holiday to be
renamed Indigenous Peoples’ Day and for it to be used
as an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of Native Americans to American society.

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A statue of Christopher Columbus stands at Columbus Circle
in front of Union Station in Washington, D.C. The statue was dedicated to Columbus in June 1912.

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BLUE LIVES MATTER!

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2020 file photo, an unidentified man participates in a Blue Lives Matter rally in Kenosha, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

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