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The week that was

June 29, 2014
Minot Daily News

SIX-DAY DELIVERY Saturday mail delivery, and the continued threat of its discontinuation, is back in the news. The House Appropriations Committee late last week voted to restore a provision that requires the U.S. Postal Service to deliver mail on Saturdays. The bipartisan vote is a concern for House GOP leaders, who support eliminating Saturday delivery and already have plans on how to spend the projected $1 billion a year in savings. The longstanding provision has for decades been part of a spending bill with jurisdiction over the Postal?Service, but was left out this year after the agency continued to press for five-day delivery instead. GOP leaders want to spend the $1 billion in savings instead on highway construction. Good for the committee. As North Dakota continues to grow in population and new businesses spring up in western North Dakota, now is the wrong time for the Postal Service to eliminate service. Let's hope six-day delivery stays.



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