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TODAY’S TOPICS: Oct. 30, 2014

A manufactured crisis: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) tells Vermonters that so-called financial crisis at USPS is a manufactured one. Thanks to the mandate to pre-fund 75 years’ worth of future retiree health benefits in a ten-year period, Sanders says, this billions a year charge accounts for 100 percent of the USPS' losses since 2006. (Barton Chronicle)

Cuts hit home: Montanans have been hard hit by the 2011 closures of several processing centers, and Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) says that further cuts would keep families and businesses from getting the services they need. (The Missoulian)