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Northwest Voices

Seattle Times letters to the editor

Category: Postal Service
May 12, 2014 at 7:03 PM

U.S. Postal Service: Facilities sold when too costly or large

As news organizations have reported, the U.S. Postal Service is in a financial crisis that necessitates the passage of comprehensive postal-reform legislation. In response to Froma Harrop’s syndicated column “Mail today, gone tomorrow,” [Opinion, May 1], one initiative that has gained attention is the efforts to sell some Post Office buildings with historic…

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Comments | Topics: Froma Harrop, Mail, Tom Samra

November 21, 2013 at 7:35 AM

Postal Service financial problems lie in the political realm

The U.S. Postal Service  lost $5 billion over the past year, and postal officials urged Congress to pass legislation to help the beleaguered agency solve its financial woes. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

The U.S. Postal Service lost $5 billion over the past year, and postal officials urged Congress to pass legislation to help the beleaguered agency solve its financial woes. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Congress needs to end this financial crisis

The Times is rightly concerned about “scant review” by the Postal Regulatory Commission [“Deliver scrutiny of the UPS-Amazon deal,” Opinion, Nov. 16].

The PRC seems reluctant to turn down any move by postal management to make deep-discount deals with big mailers, or to curb proposed reductions in service that would slow the mail and harm local newspapers and others who rely on timely mail delivery.

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