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The U.S. Postal Service is looking at 3,700 post offices for possible closure nationwide, 39 of those here in Washington state, including Loomis and Wauconda.
The Postal Service said there is no longer a need to maintain 32,000 retail offices as more customers conduct business at what it calls "expanded access locations," such as grocery stores, gas stations, retail outlets and self-service kiosks.
Postmaster General Patrick Donahue said 35 percent of the Postal Service's business is conducted at sites other than a traditional post office.
The Postal Service said for communities where there is not a post office, it introduced what it calls the Village Post Office, which is operated by a local business, such as a pharmacy, and would provide postal products such as stamps and flat-rate packaging.
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