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Cherrybell mail sorting shutdown delayed for a year

Following pressure from Tucson political leaders, the closure of the mail sorting facility at Tucson's main post office has been delayed for one year, officials said Tuesday. U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva announced the postponement, which was welcomed by Rep. Martha McSally and confirmed by the Postal Service.... Read more»8

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Ending Cherrybell mail sorting could cost S. Az millions

Over the past three years, the Postal Service has begun shifting the processing of mail from Tucson to Phoenix. Residents are starting to realize the impact it's having on the city. The agency had planned to close down the processing center on Jan. 5, but officials delayed the move until July 11.... Read more»2

Video: Tucson mail taking long, strange trip after Cherrybell shutdown

Tucson's main post office on Cherrybell Stravenue stopped processing mail on Jan. 5. This means mail sent from a Tucson address to another across town must take a trip north to Phoenix and back in order to be delivered. Mail sent from all Southern Arizona addresses is now sorted in Phoenix.... Read more»1

Pearl Harbor survivor commemorates stamp honoring USS Arizona Memorial

It’s been more than seven decades since the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, but 91-year-old Albert Thomas’ memories of that day haven’t dimmed. He wants to make sure other Americans don’t forget the details either. The Mesa resident visited the state’s World War II memorial Tuesday to help commemorate a USS Arizona Memorial postage stamp.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Rebranding Tucson tourism

Interviews with Allison Cooper, vice president of marketing at the Metropolitan Tucson Convention and Visitors Bureau, plus Councilwoman Karin Uhlich and historian Ken Scoville on the 6th Annual Historic Miracle Mile Open House, and a preview of this Saturday's "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive with Community Food Bank President/CEO Bill Carnegie and Dan Turrentine of the National Association of Letter Carriers.... Read more»

Az Dems: Don't rush to close Cherrybell mail sorting center

Arizona's Democratic members of Congress sent this letter — about the closure of the mail sorting facility at Tucson's Cherrybell post office — to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe on Friday: ... Read more»1

Congress ties Postal Service into knots

In looking at the decisions the Postal Service has been forced to make since the early 2000s, it is almost as though the Bush Administration and successive Congresses had decided that the task was to make the Postal Service a failed business and a failed public service.... Read more»1

Az wineries toast bill to allow mailing beer & wine

A bill in Congress would reverse a 1909 law banning the U.S. Postal Service from delivering wine and beer. Arizona has more than 60 wineries and some owners are anxiously awaiting the decision that could benefit the state's growing wine industry. ... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: Kozachik focuses on film industry tax credits

Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik, Democratic candidate for LD2 Andrea Dalessandro, and Jim Nintzel, Tucson Weekly reporter.... Read more»

Tucson postal center remains on potential closings list

The U.S. Postal Service announced earlier this week that it intends to move forward with its plan to eliminate as many as 140 mail processing centers across the country that could include Tucson's Cherrybell facility in an effort to cut costs.... Read more»1

Deadline for filing taxes looms

Taxpayers have until midnight Tuesday to file federal and state tax returns for 2011. Those with filing extensions have until Oct. 15. ... Read more»

Grijalva pens bill to change postal-center closing process

U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva introduced legislation Wednesday aimed at saving a Tucson postal-sorting center slated for closure. The bill would direct the Postal Service to take "high-growth" ZIP codes into account when deciding which facilities to shutter.... Read more»3

Postal Service to shut Tucson mail sorting center

Tucson's mail processing center at the city's Cherrybell post office will be closed, the U.S. Postal Service said Thursday. The closure is opposed by many local politicians, who point to increased service times, more than 300 lost jobs and a negative impact on voting by mail.... Read more»3

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Can Cherrybell mail center closure be stopped?

Today on Buckmaster — We talk with Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriquez who wants the Justice Department to stop the U.S. Postal Service from closing the Tucson processing center. Then it's Keith Rosenblum, Buckmaster Show's Mexico contributor, on medical treatment south of the border. Plus, Gen. John Wickham, former Army chief of staff.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Postmaster: Clarifying effects of closing mail-sorting center

There are several portions of Tucson City Councilman Richard Fimbres' guest column about the U.S. Postal Service's proposal to consolidate Tucson's processing and distribution operations with those in Phoenix that require clarification.... Read more»1

Guest opinion

Postal closing would disrupt by-mail elections

Closing a mail-sorting center in Tucson would not just delay mail delivery here, but would disrupt local elections conducted by mail, and nearly disenfranchise voters on the Tohono O'odham Nation, writes Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez.... Read more»3

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