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Alaska freight costs US Postal Service dearly

Agency lost US$2.5b over 3 decades on federal system

[HOOPER BAY, Alaska] In the soggy, unforgiving tundra on the shores of the Bering Sea, Royala Bell defrosts a rack of beef ribs for dinner in a kitchen that doubles as a bedroom for six of her seven children.

A dead owl lies on the floor, ready for her husband, Carlton, to defeather it...