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POSTAL FACTS: Oct. 6, 2016 (updated)

What reporters and commentators are writing and saying about the Postal Service, and how NALC members and leaders are making their voices heard.

Letter carriers deliver safe neighborhoods (People's World)

The People's World website wrote about NALC's 2016 Heroes of the Year awards, with brief stories about each of this year's honorees.

Click here to read the story (scroll down; last item on the page).

Snellville mailman Mark Pizzo honored for saving girl from dog attack (Gwinnett Daily Post)

Rock Hill, SC Branch 1003 letter carrier Mark Pizzo, honored as NALC's 2016 National Hero of the Year, was featured in a Sept. 22 story in the Gwinnett Daily Post.

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Local letter carrier honored for saving boy (York Daily Record)

York, PA Branch 509 letter carrier Lars Edleblute, NALC's 2016 Eastern Region Hero of the Year, was featured in a Sept. 22 story in the York Daily Record.

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Local letter carrier honored for saving life of 8-year-old boy with autism (WPMT-TV)

Edleblute also was featured in a Sept. 22 story by WPMT-TV.

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Eight Letter Carriers Honored in Washington (WCAU-TV)

Philadelphia TV station WCAU ran a story about the Heroes of the Year, specially calling out Edleblute, on Sept. 22.

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CNY letter carriers who cheered up Clay teen with cancer receive national honors today (The Post-Standard)

Syracuse, NY Branch 134 letter carriers, honored with NALC's 2016 Branch Service Award, were featured in a Sept. 21 story in the Syracuse’s The Post-Standard.

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San Diego Letter Carrier Honored for Bravery on the Job (KNSD-TV)

San Diego Branch 70 letter carrier David Crestik, honored as NALC's 2016 Western Region Hero of the Year, was featured in a Sept. 21 story on KNSD-TV.

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Local mail carrier honored in Washington D.C. at heroes awards (KUSI-TV)

Crestik also was featured in a Sept. 21 news story for KUSI-TV.

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Mailman turns into Superman in Santee (San Diego Union-Tribune)

San Diego’s Union-Tribune ran a column about Crestik on Oct. 1.

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Florissant letter carrier to get hero award for stopping attacker wielding a cinder block (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Hazelwood, MO Branch 5847 letter carrier Michael Murphy, NALC's 2016 Central Region Hero of the Year, was featured in a Sept. 20 story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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Local mail carrier honored for stopping attacker wielding cinder block (KTVI-TV)

Murphy also was featured in a Sept. 21 story on KTVI-TV.

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This Brave Letter Carrier Just Received an Award For Saving Women From an Attacker (Popsugar)

Murphy also was featured in a Sept. 23 story for the Popsugar website.

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Osage mail carrier to receive national humanitarian award (Globe Gazette; Mitchell County Press News)

Mason City, IA Branch 471 letter carrier Bradley Gentz, NALC’s 2016 Humanitarian of the Year, was featured in a story that ran on Sept. 15 in Mason City’s Globe Gazette. (The story also ran the previous day in the Globe Gazette’s sister publication, Osage’s Mitchell County Press News.)

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Hemann experiencing more than just running (Mitchell County Press News)

On Oct. 5, the Press News wrote a story about Gentz, told from the perspective of his running buddy, Ryan Hemann.

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Click here to see how prominently the story was placed in print on the paper’s sports page.

North Iowa Mail Carrier Receives National Humanitarian Award (KAAL-TV)

Gentz also was featured in a Sept. 21 story by KAAL-TV.

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Iowa mailman honored for helping teen in wheelchair feel the joy of running (The Des Moines Register)

Gentz also was featured in a Sept. 20 story in The Des Moines Register.

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Postal worker hailed as hero after saving co-worker's life (WPVI-TV)

Philadelphia Branch 157 letter carrier Gary Booz was honored recently for helping a co-worker in distress. He was featured on Sept. 16 Philadelphia's WPVI-TV.

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Postal Service is a special kind of magic (Idaho Press-Tribune)

Idaho State Association President John Paige’s letter to the editor of the Idaho Press-Tribune ran on Oct. 4.

Click here to read the letter.