Shipping Intensifies Ahead of Holidays

MEDFORD, Ore. – Packages, envelopes and letters are flying out the doors of mail distribution centers across the U.S. in advance of the Christmas deadline. Postal carriers are expecting Monday to be the busiest shipping day of the entire year. After storms slowed down the process last year and some deliveries did not make it … Continue reading »

Beat the Holiday Shipping Rush

ASHLAND, Ore. — Wednesday marks three weeks until Christmas Eve, and already local shipping companies are seeing an increase in packages dropped off to be sent out for the holidays. “A” Street Print and Parcel has seen business pick up just this week. On Tuesday, they had dozens of packages stacked far and wide to … Continue reading »

Cave Junction Post Office Burns Down

**Update** U.S Postal Service Representatives are on the scene at the Cave Junction Post Office trying to salvage any mail left from the fire. They are also trying to figure out alternate routes for mail in coming weeks, but customers in the rural routes will continue to get service. They also say anyone expecting mail or … Continue reading »

DeFazio Makes Petition for USPS Support

SALEM, Ore. — U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio and a group of Oregon lawmakers are trying to find a way to avoid Postal Service cuts. Congressman DeFazio’s bill, the Postal Service Protection Act, will prevent post offices from shutting down, save American jobs and remove a strict pre-funding requirement for healthcare and pension funds, one of … Continue reading »

USPS Delays Saturday Mail Delivery Cuts

WASHINGTON D.C. — The U.S. Postal service says it will delay plans to cut Saturday mail delivery because Congress isn’t allowing the change. The Postal Service said in February that it planned to cut back in August to five-day-a-week deliveries for everything except packages, as a way to hold down losses. But a statement Wednesday … Continue reading »

Postal Workers Protest Planned Cuts

MEDFORD, Ore. – Local U.S. Postal service employees and supporters are speaking out against planned cuts in service. Demonstrators rallied today in Medford against a proposal from the Postmaster General to eliminate Saturday mail delivery. Advocates for Delivering for America say that the cuts would lose the service more money than it would save, and … Continue reading »

Mail Carriers Ready For Final Rush

MEDFORD, Ore. — With only days left before Christmas, mail carriers are hard at work making sure packages will be delivered in time. The delays with Interstae 5 left some delivery trucks running behind schedule and caused the United State Postal Service to make the decision to deliver packages on Sunday, something some carriers say they … Continue reading »