WASHINGTON (AP) — The nearly bankrupt U.S. Postal Service is moving forward with a multibillion-dollar cost-cutting plan that will close nearly 250 mail processing centers, saying on Thursday it can no longer wait as Congress remains deadlocked over how to help.
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.
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.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mired in red ink, the U.S. Postal Service is warning it will lose as much as $18.2 billion a year by 2015 unless Congress grants it new leeway to eliminate Saturday delivery, slow first-class mail by one day and raise the price of a postage stamp by as much as 5 cents.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service said Monday it is seeking to move quickly to close 252 mail processing centers and slow first-class delivery next spring, citing steadily declining mail volume.
FOREST RIVER, ND (WDAZ-TV) - Another post office in North Dakota could be on the chopping block.
The Forest River community is rallying to save its post office, while the U.S. Postal Service considers closing nearly 3,700 post offices nationwide.
STARKWEATHER, ND (WDAZ-TV) - Much of the community of Starkweather gathered together Wednesday to show support for the local post office. The Starkweather location is one of many throughout the U.S. Postal Service has scheduled to close because of budget problems.
Hundreds of college students "zipped to Zap" in 1969, creating a population boom not seen since. With those numbers largely on the decline for decades, Zap now risks losing a status symbol tied to a different type of zip — its ZIP code.
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