2005-11-25 / Front Page

Postage Prices Go Up

The United States Postal Service has announced that effective January 8, 2006, the cost of mailing a letter will increase to 39 cents. It is the first increase since June 2002.

The increase fulfills a requirement, passed by Congress in 2003, that the Postal Service establish a $3.1 billion account. Congress will later determine how to spend that money.

Other rate changes include:

-First class letter (1 oz.)Up 2

cents to 39 cents.

-First class letter (2 oz.)Up 3

cents to 63 cents.

-Postcardup 1 cent to 24 cents.

-Priority Mail (1 lb.)Up 20

cents to $4.05

-Express Mail (8 oz.)Up 75

cents to $14.40.

-Express Mail (2 lbs.)Up 95

cents to $18.80.

-Certified MailUp 10 cents to

$2.40. -Money ordersUp 5 cents to 95

cents.

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