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Sound Off: Post office number

Why isn’t the Lawrence post office number in the phone books? It has the 800 number but not the local number.

Most phone calls involve looking up the ZIP code, and it’s easier to find it through the toll free number, according to Richard Watkins, the spokesman for the postal service’s Kansas City-based Mid-America district. He said if there is a local mailing concern or a general question, the customer service employee at the toll-free number can send an email to the closest post office, which makes the process more efficient.

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justoneperson 1 year, 1 month ago

It's not directly subsidized, but do they get indirect subsidies to offset the cost of non-profit junk mail?

Did the post office receive government funded start-up capital and, if so, was that cost repaid...

If we're going to drop all the Congressional regulation of the post office, I would hope that also includes the regulations protecting USPS first-class mail and mailbox delivery.

USPS: Can't offer additional services, but can start an apparel line...

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Lynn731 1 year, 1 month ago

The postal service does not need to run tv ad's either, waste of money. They claim they are so in debt, that they cut our rural post office to 4 hours window service a day. They sent the rural carriers, any money generated by them, and our mail to Perry first. They then send our mail to Lecompton to be sorted. That adds about 3-4 hours to the time we can pick up our mail. It also cuts the money generated by the Lecompton post office considerably, later they will use this criteria to close the Lecompton post office. Those of us who have boxes may have to drive 6 miles a day to get our mail, plus the $ 100 a year we pay for the larger boxes.

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Matthew Herbert 1 year, 1 month ago

If the USPS is hurting financially, I would suggest not spending $30 million sponsoring people who ride bicycles for a living.NO ONE is going to buy more stamps because they see USPS on Lance Armstrong's butt. Waste of tax-payer money

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Curtis Lange 1 year, 1 month ago

Phone book?! People still use those?

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Catalano 1 year, 1 month ago

Or, just hit the Business Directory of LJWorld online and enter "post office" (DUH):

1901 W 31st St, Lawrence, KS 785-843-2330

645 Vermont St, Lawrence, KS 785-843-1681

I've called each place before before with questions.

It's not rocket science, people. And you might want to change the title of the article to include the word "phone" before number. Just sayin'.

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riverdrifter 1 year, 1 month ago

"if there is a local mailing concern or a general question, the customer service employee at the toll-free number can send an email to the closest post office, which makes the process more efficient." No wonder they're going broke!

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