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The United States Postal Service Tuesday announced a new stamp series of 12 Wild and Scenic Rivers from around the country. The Tlikakila River in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is part of the series.

Murkowski Addresses FedEx Rural Deliveries

Jul 8, 2014

Rural mail has been a concern to Senator Lisa Murkowski as of late.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

The United States Postal Service lost $77 million last year due to the Bypass Mail program in Alaska. 

Alaska’s Bypass Mail is a federal program exclusive to the state.  The program, which began 33 years ago, allows mailers to send up to 1000 pounds on a pallet to an individual address and bypass the manufacturing plants-- thus saving USPS money.

Alaska District Manager of USPS Ron Haberman says the loss that was seen last year came from the difference between the money they incurred for delivery versus what it costs to actually deliver the packages.

Alaska’s Junior U.S. Senator is taking some of the credit for getting the U.S. Postal Service to reverse course on some postal rate increases in rural Alaska. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.