Locals react to USPS change

Locals react to USPS change »Play Video
YAKIMA, Wash.-- A lot of people are talking after hearing mail delivery on Saturdays will stop this summer. It's a move to keep the post office from hemorrhaging money. The agency's been losing billions of dollars. Some post offices will still be open on Saturdays. Packages will be delivered, but letters, bills and other paper mail will not. People here in Yakima have mixed opinions about the change.

"Personally, I don't feel that it's a big deal," said Angela Carrick of Yakima. "Of course I have a PO Box here, so I only come and check it periodically. I guess if you have your mail delivered to your home then it might effect you differently."

"I don't think it's a really good idea, you know," said Manuel Martinez of Yakima. "It's taxpayer money you know, we do need our bills on time. Something comes on Saturday and we miss it, it's probably not a good idea."

The change takes effect in August. Plans to shut down Yakima's postal processing center and merge with Spokane are still on pace for early next year. However, that could be moved up to late this year.