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The entry is a sneak peek into the rest of your home, so you want it to be a functional space that also makes a statement. This area tends to become cluttered with miscellaneous items that don’t make it too far past the door. Organize the entry space to handle daily in-and-out items. Cover one wall with blackboard paint so you can leave reminder messages, or add fun hooks and shelves to keep keys, mail and other items sorted.

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The coronavirus pandemic has forced many to turn to mail-in voting. With laws differing from state-to-state, the process can often be confusing. A look at the laws of different states on mail-in voting and what the impact mail-in voting will have on the election.  

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TRUMP: “A solicited ballot, OK, solicited, is OK. You’re soliciting. You’re asking. They send it back. You send it back. I did that. If you have an unsolicited, they’re sending millions of ballots all over the country. There’s fraud.”

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Shoring up postal service: Voting 257-150, the House on Saturday passed a bill (HR 8015) that would prohibit the U.S. Postal Service from reducing service below levels in effect at the start of the year and require it to treat official election envelopes as first-class mail in this fall’s balloting. In addition, the bill would provide $25 billion requested by the postal service for coping with the coronavirus outbreak in the budget year starting Oct. 1. Until the pandemic has run its course, the bill would prohibit the USPS from delaying deliveries or increasing the backlog of undelivered mail; closing or consolidating any post office or reducing its business hours; denying overtime pay to USPS employees, or watering down measurements of whether service standards are being achieved.

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TRUMP: “One of the things the Post Office loses so much money on is the delivering packages for Amazon and these others. Every time they deliver a package, they probably lose three or four dollars. That’s not good.” — remarks on Aug. 17 to reporters.

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TRUMP: “Absentee is good; mail-in, universal is very, very bad. There’s no way they’re going to get it accurately.” — news conference Saturday.

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Keep your mail and deliveries safe and dry by replacing an old, weather-worn mailbox with a new, double-wall resin box designed to withstand the rigors of weather and an altercation with a car or truck mirror. A new mailbox defining your property at the end of a driveway makes a positive impression about your home, and you’ll find an array of choices when it comes to these mailboxes in home centers, specialty catalogs and online.

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Will the country be able to have in-person voting for the November presidential election because of the coronavirus? Sen. Kamala Harris has introduced a bill called the “Vote Safe Act” that would expand voting options and improve the safety and accessibility of polling places. Some politicians do not support the bill and say there could be voter fraud. Ultimately, the question of how people will vote, whether they show up in-person or send their ballot in the mail, will be up to the individual states.  

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TRUMP: “Mail in ballots substantially increases the risk of crime and VOTER FRAUD!” — tweet Saturday.

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The mail shows up every day, but have you ever thought about how it gets in your mailbox? Here are some fun facts about mail and the Postal Se…

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