STAFF BLOG REPUBLIC INSIDER Should the Postal Service end Saturday delivery?
An Associated Press story in today's Daily Republic details the Postal Service's plan to drop Saturday delivery in the face of a potential $7 billion loss this year.
Personally, I don't think it will ... Posted on 3/3/10 at 4:17 AM
IPSWICH (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is sending a mobile post office unit to deliver mail in the northeastern South Dakota town of Ipswich, where the post office building has been temporarily closed because of a leaky roof.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service sought Wednesday to tamp down concern over wide-scale cuts, revealing it will seek to keep thousands of rural post offices open with shorter hours.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate offered a lifeline to the nearly bankrupt U.S. Postal Service on Wednesday, voting to give the struggling agency an $11 billion cash infusion while delaying controversial decisions on closing post offices and ending Saturday delivery.
Overhauling the Postal Service does not break along traditional partisan or ideological lines. Central to the cost-cutting measures are plans to close hundreds of processing facilities and more than 2,000 post offices, an issue that pits lawmakers from smaller, rural states against colleagues from larger, more urban areas.
With the U.S. Postal Service scheduled to run out of money in October, Senate leaders agreed on Thursday to take up the 21st Century Postal Service Act and a series of more than 30 proposed amendments.
The U.S. Postal Service announced Thursday it will move all mail processing operations from the Dakota Central Processing & Distribution Facility in Huron to the Sioux Falls Processing & Distribution Facility.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Tim Johnson, D-S.D., and at least 20 other senators are asking the leaders of the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, which has jurisdiction over postal issues, to keep rural America in mind when making changes to the postal reform bill approved by their committee before it is considered on the Senate floor.
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