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Easier access has economic side effects

...promises quicker travel among Skagway, Haines and Juneau, air taxi services can expect to see fewer passengers. The U.S. Postal Service ships some mail via air, and land transportation could replace this service.Both these factors mean lost revenue...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/easier-access-has-economic-side-effects
Local
Regular mail becomes less so in village

...postal worker quit last month because of pregnancy.Residents of the Yup'ik Eskimo community of Savoonga say the U.S. Postal Service has flown in intermittent help to fill in when it can, but for days at a time there has been no one to distribute...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-07/regular-mail-becomes-less-so-village
State
Wings of Alaska adopts new ticketing technology

...company's scheduled cargo, charter and flightseeing services, as well as those contracted by FedEx, UPS and the U.S. Postal Service, from the company's base at Juneau International Airport.A private pilot and U.S. Marine Corps veteran...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-25/wings-alaska-adopts-new-ticketing-techn
Local
My Turn: Is the Postal Service really losing money?

What if I was to tell you that the U.S. Postal Service actually made over $1 billion in profit over the first three quarters of this fiscal year? You would probably think I was nuts...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-16/my-turn-postal-service-really-losing-
Opinion
USPS lowers package pricing in rural Alaska towns

ANCHORAGE - The U.S. Postal Service will dial back the price of sending packages next week in Alaska communities off the state road system.Under a new pricing category...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-23/usps-lowers-package-pricing-rural-alask
State
Online shopping grows, with some growing pains

...everything arrived on time except one package she ordered from a seller on eBay that was sent first class by the U.S. Postal Service on Dec. 12. It still had not arrived on Thursday."Everything arrived on time except this one item," she...

http://juneauempire.com/mae-anderson/2013-12-27/online-shopping-grows-some-growi
Mail sorting raises concerns in Ketchikan

JUNEAU - For one Alaska city, it's not rain, sleet or snow that's affecting mail delivery. It's a broken postal sorting machine that has prompted officials to fly letters and packages more than 200 miles away to be separated and flown back for delivery.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-11/mail-sorting-raises-concerns-ketchikan
State
If Congress wants Postal Service to be a self-sustaining operation, it has to loosen its micromanaging grip

The following editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday, Oct. 8:The U.S. Postal Service has been caught for years in a lose-lose situation. It's supposed to be an autonomous, self-sufficient agency, yet Congress...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2013-10-10/if-congress-wants-postal-service-be-s
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Police arrest Juneau man for allegedly receiving narcotics from California

...to deliver after law enforcement intercepted a suspicious package in the mail from California, police say.The U.S. Postal Service thought the package, which was shipped from Inglewood, Calif., in the greater Los Angeles area, was suspicious...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-09-18/police-arrest-juneau-man-allegedly-rece
Local
Postal Service revamps its priority mail program

WASHINGTON - The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service is revamping its priority mail program to raise revenue and drive new growth in its package delivery business.The agency is now...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2013-08-15/postal-service-revamps-its-priority-m
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