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Postal Service considers moving Salina processing to Wichita

SALINA, Kan. (AP) – The U.S. Postal Service is considering moving mail processing from Salina to Wichita.

The Postal Service announced Monday that an initial study found moving processing from Salina to Wichita would save a little more than $1 million a year and cause the loss of three jobs.

The Salina Journal reports (http://bit.ly/u55Elg) that a public meeting on the proposal will be held Nov. 30 at Salina Central High School.

This year, the Postal Service has moved mail processing operations from Fort Scott to Kansas City, from Hutchinson and Independence to Wichita, and from Colby and Hays to Salina. It is also considering moving processing operations from Topeka to Kansas City.

Postal Service spokesman Brian Sperry says a decline in the use of mail is prompting hundreds of consolidations nationwide.

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