Did you know, in 2006, Congress passed legislation that forced the U.S. Postal Services to prefund its retirement and health care to cover 75 years in the future and to do this in a 10-year window? This has cost the Postal Service $5.5 billion a year, and has put an undue financial burden on the Postal Service that no other company/business has been required to do.
By Hazel L. Scott, Jamestown
, February 16, 2013
The U.S. Postal Service announced Wednesday it plans to end Saturday home delivery of mail, including newspapers and magazines, starting Aug. 5.
Package delivery and mail to post office boxes would continue and post offices would remain open on Saturdays under the plan.
By Chris Olson, The Jamestown Sun
, February 07, 2013
Saturday mail may soon go the way of the Pony Express and penny postcards. The Postal Service said Wednesday that it plans to cut back to five-day-a-week deliveries for everything except packages to stem its financial losses in a world radically re-ordered by the Internet.
By Pauline Jelinek, Associated Press
, February 07, 2013
The U.S. Postal Service is taking steps to improve service in western North Dakota's booming oil patch, where an influx of people from around the country has led to problems such as slow mail delivery and long lines at post offices.
The U.S. Postal Service has carriers working into the night — delivering mail at 8 p.m. or later — as it has struggled to keep up with North Dakota’s oil boom, but an official visiting the area this week says that’s going to change.
By Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service
, January 10, 2013
The post office here closes for an hour each day, but you won’t find Postmaster Jason Hirst taking a leisurely lunch.
After two longtime employees left, Hirst was forced to close the window from 12:30 to 1:30 each day just so he can get some work done.
By Amy Dalrymple, Forum Communications
, July 16, 2012
Bending to strong public opposition, the nearly bankrupt U.S. Postal Service on Wednesday backed off a plan to close thousands of rural post offices after May 15 and proposed keeping them open, but with shorter operating hours.
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.
The top U.S. Postal Service official on Thursday took his case for rural post office closures straight to those it will hurt most, telling residents in Montana’s capital and one of its smallest towns that thousands of post offices nationwide must be shuttered to cut costs.
By Matt Gouras, Associated Press
, April 13, 2012
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