Friday, January 19, 2018

Postal rates to rise by a penny

Postal rates to rise by a penny

The cost of mailing a first-class letter will go up by a penny in January. The Postal Regulatory Commission on Friday approved the proposed rate increase, which raises the price of a first-class domestic stamp to 46 cents. The price of a postcard will increase from 32 cents to 33 cents, while a new global "forever" stamp will allow customers to mail letters anywhere in the world for one set price of $1.10. Currently, the prices for international letters vary. The prices go into effect Jan. 27.

Eisenhower memorial on hold

Plans to build a memorial in Washington honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower will be delayed into next year as his family continues to object to a design by architect Frank Gehry. A review of the design was left off the December agenda Friday for the National Capital Planning Commission, which must approve the project. That means the board won't consider it until sometime in 2013. The family says the design "attempts to do too much."

Associated Press

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