Neb. meetings planned on reduced post office hours

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Postal officials will hold a series of meetings across Nebraska to determine the schedule of reduced post office hours.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports (http://bit.ly/QKubVa ) one of the first meetings will be held in Crab Orchard on Tuesday. Other meetings are also planned in Bee, Brownville, Nemaha, Elk Creek, Endicott and Swanton.

All the towns affected will see the hours post offices are open reduced as part of the agency's efforts to save money. Some offices will be open as little as two hours a day after the changes.

The postal service expects to record $15 billion in losses this year, and in the past month, it missed two payments totaling $11.1 billion for future retiree benefits.

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State-by-state graphic showing post offices being considered for reduced hours: http://apne.ws/QMOOzh

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