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Mon., Dec. 5, 2011, 11:50 a.m.

U.S. Mail To Slow Down Even More

Letter carrier Diosdado Gabnat moves boxes of mail into his truck to begin delivery Monday at a post office in Seattle.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Dropping a first-class letter in the mail in the morning and expecting it will get to its destination by the next day would be a thing of the past under changes the U.S. Postal Service is detailing this hour. But there will be no change in the Post Office's commitment to deliver a first-class letter anywhere in the continental U.S. within three days, spokesman Dave Williams just told reporters on a conference call. Widely anticipated and laid out in broad terms back in September, the changes are part of a broad restructuring — which includes the anticipated closing of up to 250 or so processing facilities and the elimination of about 28,000 more jobs/Mark Memmott, NPR. More here.

Question: Can you live with even slower snail mail?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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