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USPS lowers package pricing in rural Alaska towns

...Alaska elected officials objected to the higher rates that took effect Jan. 26.U.S. Sen. Mark Begich met with Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe in early February, and Donahoe promised to roll back the rates. The USPS regulatory body formally...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-23/usps-lowers-package-pricing-rural-alask
State
Douglas, Auke Bay post offices protected from closure

...think of what gets sent to rural Alaska," Begich said.The bill is still awaiting a full vote of the Senate, but Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe has agreed to reverse the rate increase in rural Alaska as soon as possible, Begich said."This...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-02-07/douglas-auke-bay-post-offices-protected
Local
Postal Service revamps its priority mail program

...delivery, but that has met resistance from federal lawmakers."I wish we had the flexibility to make that change," Postmaster General and CEO Patrick Donahoe said Wednesday.A bipartisan Senate proposal would let the agency end Saturday delivery...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2013-08-15/postal-service-revamps-its-priority-m
Not For Web
Senator seeks answers on Douglas P.O.

...military bases and the Anchorage Postal Store in "limbo," Murkowski said.This week the senator sent a letter to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe seeking to clarify the situation for Douglas and other affected communities."I believe interested...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-05-18/senator-seeks-answers-douglas-po
Local
Postal Service to begin closing plants this summer

...saying on Thursday it can no longer wait as Congress remains deadlocked over how to help.At a news briefing, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said the agency's mail processing network had simply become too big, given declining first-class...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-05-18/postal-service-begin-closing-plants-sum
State
Short-staffed Skagway Post Office awash in mail

...an earful on a visit last weekend.When she got back to Washington, D.C., she quickly shot off a letter to Postmaster General Michael Donohue to make sure he knew how important post offices are in Alaska."Skagway has no pharmacy, so all...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-06-06/short-staffed-skagway-post-office-awash
Local
Outside editorial: Postal Service's pricing proposal is monopolistic

...Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, and including Florida Rep. Connie Mack - have written Postmaster General Patrick Donahue to ask for a "detailed justification" for the proposed deal. The Newspaper Association of America...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-06-26/outside-editorial-postal-services-pri
Opinion
Eight stars of gold on a field of blue

...building in Washington D.C., standing among the flags of each state and territory displayed in the rotunda, the Postmaster General commented to Parks that the territory of Alaska was not represented because it lacked a flag. On returning home...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-01-13/eight-stars-gold-field-blue
Neighbors
Northwest Digest

...annual direct loss to the Postal Service are $50 (million) to $60 million," according to the June 22 report to Postmaster General John Potter. Bypass mail is an Alaska-only program that lets rural residents send bulk items through the mail...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072106/sta_20060721009.shtml
News
This Day in History

...designated the Bluestar Memorial Highway by Gov. Keith Miller. In the nation In 1775, Benjamin Franklin became Postmaster-General. In 1788, New York became the 11th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. In 1971, Apollo 15 was launched...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072606/sta_20060726022.shtml
News

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