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Postal Service backs down on ending Saturday mail delivery

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WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- The U.S. Postal Service has backed down on ending Saturday mail delivery, saying Congress gave it no choice.

The announcement came down Wednesday morning in a statement from the agency's Board of Governors.

The Postal Service said in February that it planned to cut back in August to five-day-a-week deliveries for everything except packages, as a way to hold down losses. But a statement on Wednesday notes that Congress has passed a spending bill that continues the long-time prohibition against reducing delivery days.

As a result, the board says it believe that Congress "has left it with no choice but to delay implementation" of the five-day-a-week plan.

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