Bristol Bay fishers who oppose the Pebble Mine are adding an unusual task to their preseason chores: They’re writing messages on cork floats and mailing them to Sen. Lisa Murkowski.
U.S. Postal Service officials remain mum on the reasons behind an investigation into operations of a contract post office in Knik, but residents of the area formerly served by the facility are demanding answers.
Alaska’s Bypass Mail system took some punches in Congress yesterday. The chairman of the House Government Oversight Committee, Darrell Issa, is renewing his attack on the postal system that delivers everything from lettuce to lumber in rural Alaska.
The U.S. Postal Service has backed off a plan to halt Saturday mail delivery, saying that Congress has forced it to continue the service despite massive cost overruns.
Postmaster Gen. Patrick Donahoe confirmed Wednesday morning that USPS is moving to eliminate Saturday delivery of first-class mail.