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Oregon’s Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden joined 22 other senators in challenging the Postmaster General's authority to discontinue Saturday mail delivery without Congressional approval.

 

The Senators signed a letter to Postmaster General Patrick Donohoe that acknowledges the financial challenges the Post Office is facing and urged him to work with Congress to solve the problems.

 

They pointed out the a shift to a 5-day service could lead to more declines in mail volume and revenues, making things worse.

 

They also pointed out that the Postal Service has recognized that they do not have the power to terminate 6-day service themselves.

 

Both Senators say that limiting delivery to 5 days would impact about 70,000 jobs and a $5.2 billion loss as well as negatively affecting rural communities.

 

The next move is up to the U.S.P.S.

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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