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W.Va. delegation wary of new post office jobs plan

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Jay
Rockefeller say they remain concerned about post office jobs in
West Virginia despite intentions to keep facilities open.
Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe says instead of closing up to
3,700 low-revenue post offices nationwide, the Postal Service will
keep thousands of them operating with reduced hours.
Rockefeller says he's concerned about the constantly shifting
plans and lack of information about the effect on jobs and services
in West Virginia. Rockefeller says the latest plan fails to take
into account other options for reducing costs.
Manchin says the compromise isn't perfect and he'll look to
ensure rural communities don't bear the brunt of any changes.
Congressman Nick Rahall called it welcome news but he, too,
wants to examine the details and potential effect on delivery
services.


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