- Associated Press - Thursday, May 28, 2015

BEND, Ore. (AP) - A Bend mail-processing center that was set to close on July 1 will now remain open for at least another year.

The Bend Bulletin reports (https://bit.ly/1dzQDT2 ) state representatives in Congress announced the decision to keep the facility Wednesday.

The scheduled July closures of about 50 processing centers, including ones in Bend and Eugene, have been a result of the U.S. Postal Service’s declining revenues.

Postal Service spokesman Peter Haas says mail originating in Bend or Central Oregon goes to Portland for initial sorting. If the Bend center were to be shut down, he says the second stage of sorting would also take place in Portland.

Haas says next year the Postal Service will reconsider closing the Bend processing center and others targeted for closure.

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Information from: The Bulletin, https://www.bendbulletin.com

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