May 9, 2012 at 8:03 PM HST - Updated June 26 at 9:43 PM
HONOLULU (AP) - Twelve post offices in rural communities from Makaweli on Kauai to Kalaupapa on Molokai and Laupahoehoe on the Big Island may be open for fewer hours under a proposal to help the U.S. Postal Service save money.
The 12 would be among 13,000 rural post offices around the country with reduced hours.
The service proposed the idea Wednesday after backing off another plan to close thousands of rural post offices.
The agency is proposing cutting opening hours at the post offices between two and six hours a day. An additional 4,000 rural post offices would keep their full-time hours.
The other nine Hawaii post offices included in the proposal are: Hakalau, Hawaii National Park, Honomu, Hoolehua, Kaumakani, Kualapuu, Kunia, Maunaloa, and Papaaloa.
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