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10/28/14 Panel

Oct 28, 2014

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Political Consultant Libby Post & Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Ebola Criticism
Christie's Stance
Mail Tracking
School Shooting Update
Midterms Polling

  Once again, the Postal Service is facing difficult times. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is against the cessation of Saturday mail delivery.

WIkimedia Commons / Alexander Marks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service says it plans to stop delivering mail on Saturdays, but continue delivering packages six days a week.

In an announcement scheduled for later today, the service is expected to say the cut, beginning in August, would mean a cost saving of about $2 billion annually.

The move accentuates one of the agency's strong points — package delivery has increased by 14 percent since 2010. The delivery of letters and other mail has declined with the increasing use of email and other Internet use.