Union members protesting postal service cuts

By Jacklyn Chappell – December 23, 2017 DERBY, Kan. (KAKE) – Inside your local post office are packages and cards to loved ones, waiting to make it to their destinations before the holidays. But on the outside of the Derby USPS, members of the American Postal Workers Union were protesting for their services. “Our jobs…

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USPS bumps up collection times at hundreds of points across Kansas

By Justin Wingerter – November 28, 2015 The U.S. Postal Service has changed its collection times at hundreds of points across Kansas since August, an adjustment critics say is causing a slow degradation of postal quality in the state. Brian Sperry, a regional spokesman for the Postal Service, said 340 collection points west of Topeka…

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The Postal Service’s lagging performance hurts rural America

By George Landrith – June 25, 2015 In the heartland of America, including Kansas and Missouri, the U.S. Postal Service has been a steady fixture in every American’s life. From the Post Office on Main Street to the postal worker who has delivered mail to our houses for 25 years, the U.S. Postal Service has…

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U.S. Postal Service delivery times lag more than expected

By Henry J. Cordes – May 17, 2015 For decades, the U.S. Postal Service has pledged that you could send a letter anywhere in the country and see it arrive at its destination within three days. But lately, only 63 percent of such non-local mail arrives on time. For letters sent from or to some…

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U.S. Postal Service to open call center in space Kansas is negotiating for

UPDATED — There’s another twist on the possible Department for Children and Families lease at 2601 S. Oliver, which has been a remote encoding center for the U.S. Postal Service. The postal service is winding down those operations – its lease expires in September 2015 – but now it’s planning a call center for the…

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Postal Service finalizes decision to sell downtown building

Officials deliver ruling on appeal of Feb. 5 relocation decision The U.S. Postal Service has finalized its decision to close and sell its main post office building at 424 S. Kansas Ave. in downtown Topeka. Tom Samra, the postal service’s vice president for facilities, this week sent Mayor Larry Wolgast a letter informing him the…

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