How will ending Saturday mail delivery affect you?
The U.S. Postal Service has decided to stop delivering first class mail on Saturdays. This proposal, designed to save an estimated $2 billion annually, will go into effect on Aug. 5. The money saved by the independent agency which does not receive taxpayer dollars will be used to pay for future retirees’ health benefits. Post Offices currently staffed on Saturdays will remain open, but only packages and priority mail will be delivered to homes and business. Is cutting Saturday service the best choice the Postal Service could have made to balance it books? Should Congress intervene and reverse this decision?
Should George Zimmerman face federal civil rights charges?
The Justice Department is now deciding whether to bring a federal civil rights case against George Zimmerman that could put him on trial again for the death of Trayvon Martin. The government would need to prove that his killing of the 17-year old Martin was racially motivated.
Could a federal trial satisfy the demands for justice over Martin’s death? Or would it further divide the country?
What would cause you to use MacArthur Airport more?
MacArthur Airport has seen a 46.4 percent decrease in commercial flights since 2007. Some Newsday readers blame high prices and inconvenient flight schedules. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) is working to attract additional airlines to MacArthur, and to build in a customs facility to allow for international traffic.
Help inform our upcoming editorial: What do you think would make the airport more attractive to travelers?