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Agency: No extra flights for mail handling change

By Becky Bohrer, Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 11, 2013 at 12:19 p.m.



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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service says no additional cost is expected from a decision to fly mail from one Alaska community to another for sorting.

Ernie Swanson said Wednesday that the agency already has flights between Ketchikan and Juneau, and no extra flights have been added due to the change in mail handling.

He says the agency in September began sending only letter mail that originates in Ketchikan to Juneau for sorting before returning it to Ketchikan for delivery.

The change is attributed to an outdated, broken-down sorting machine. Swanson says a larger new model would not have fit in the Ketchikan Post Office.

He reiterated the change should not affect Ketchikan mail service though local officials have complained of late deliveries since the change took effect.

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Becky Bohrer

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