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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
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
This Day in History

...Commission's planned nuclear tests in the Aleutian Islands. In the nation In 1789, Congress authorized the office of Postmaster-General. In 1927, Gene Tunney successfully defended his heavyweight boxing title against Jack Dempsey in the famous...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092204/sta_history.shtml
News
This Day in History

...Force Base near Anchorage, killing all 24 people aboard. In the nation In 1789, Congress authorized the office of postmaster general. In 1927, Gene Tunney successfully defended his heavyweight boxing title against Jack Dempsey in the famous...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092205/sta_20050922006.shtml
News
This Day in History

...assertion that she hadn't even been pregnant, acquitted her.) In 1789, Congress authorized the office of Postmaster-General. In 1927, Gene Tunney successfully defended his heavyweight boxing title against Jack Dempsey in the famous...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092206/loc_20060922022.shtml
News
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...early '30s, the village postmaster collected the ashes and put them in a mason jar. He sent them to the national postmaster general's office and now they're in the ``Postal Oddities'' section of the collection. Far from home We're sure...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050999/Ins_out.shtml

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