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Postal News Roundup

The Register-Herald: McKinley Introduces Resolution to Return USPS to Prior Service Standards
District 1 Congressman David B. McKinley, R-W.Va., introduced a bipartisan resolution calling for an end to the postal slowdown and a return to prior service standards. The fall 2013 closure of the USPS Mail Processing Facility in Bridgeport has required mail to be shipped to Pittsburgh or Charleston for processing, resulting in delays, increased costs, and unreliable service. 

Green Valley News and Sun: Postal Service Goes Wrong Way 
The U.S. Postal Service is obviously on the wrong track in pursuing profitability with slower service, according to a recent editorial. 

FedWeek: USPS Should Get Into Banking Business, Union Says
The Postal Service could put its infrastructure to better use and better serve the public by getting into the banking business, especially in areas lacking full financial services close by, according to the American Postal Workers Union. The USPS already issues more money orders than any other organization, they said in forming the Campaign for Postal Banking.