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Longtime Eagle River postal employee ships out

...Hightower's nearly four-decade career as a U.S. Postal Service employee came to an end. Hightower - who was born...retired last year after a quarter century with the U.S. Postal Service. The post office has changed drastically over the...
An open letter to the Inspector General

To David Williams, U.S. Postal Service Inspector General: It has come to our attention that the U.S. Postal Service Office of the Inspector General has some suggestions...
John and Marlene Snyder

...Peninsula. Their two sons were born in the years after John and Marlene moved to Alaska. John was employed by the U.S. Postal Service in Kenai for nearly 30 years, while Marlene worked as wife, mother, homemaker and babysitter. Both John and...
USPS to begin Sunday delivery in parts of AK

...package, you might want to open your door when someone knocks Sunday.Dawn Peppinger, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Postal Service in Alaska, says in an email to The Associated Press that they will begin limited parcel delivery on Sunday in...
Alcohol, drugs seized on their way to North Slope

...including one case where 4 pounds of marijuana being shipped to Barrow were intercepted by borough police and U.S. Postal Service inspectors. Police say the street value of the marijuana is estimated at $120,000.Another possible felony...
Misplaced faith in government

...reasonable cost, but that doesn't deter those who continue to believe government can solve every problem.The U.S. Postal Service wants to raise the cost of a first-class stamp from 46 cents to 49 cents in order to cover a "precarious financial...

...You are right that UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES should mail be opened if it is not addressed to you. According to the U.S. Postal Service, there are two ways to handle misdelivered mail: * Delivered to WRONG ADDRESS: Simply place the item back in...
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Busting myths about the U.S. Postal Service

The Postal Service has been in the news a lot lately. Sometimes the information isn't entirely accurate. It's time to dispel common myths associated with the Postal Service. Myth: The Postal Service wastes taxpayer dollars. Fact: the Postal Service receives NO Tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage and other products and services to fund operations. We're required by law to cover our costs. And it's been that way for more than 30 years. Myth: The Postal Service is inefficient.
Federal government joins suit against air cargo line

...operated by Bergt and his family of bilking the U.S. Postal Service out of $365,000. The Justice Department is, Phillip Benson, said investigators from the U.S. Postal Service inspector general's office independently corroborated...
Kenai aviator fined $100,000 for fraud

...Improvement Act of 2002. The act establishes rules governing a process that tenders nonpriority bypass mail from the U.S. Postal Service to qualified air carriers. The goal of RSIA, according to information presented in court by assistant U.S...


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