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Senators concerned about post offices' hours

Created: 08/11/2014 8:25 AM
By: The Associated Press

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Senators Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall are expressing concern about the Postal Service's plans to reduce hours at thousands of postal facilities across the United States, including nearly 150 in New Mexico.
    
The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that hours are already being reduced at some post offices - some to only two hours a day.
    
Heinrich and Udall say in a letter to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe that they're pleased that the Postal Service reconsidered its original plan to close 3,700 post offices nationwide, including over 50 in New Mexico.
    
But the senators say reduced service hours are troubling to many constituents, especially in rural areas where post offices are far apart.
    
Rio Arriba County in northern New Mexico would have the most affected locations at 15.

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