Prized military discounts at risk

Crowds that shop daily in base commissaries and exchanges perhaps are oblivious to a confluence of forces threatening to dismantle their multi-billion dollar resale systems. Thomas C. Shull, chief executive officer of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) is not, which helps to explain his March 17 memo proposing a merger of commissaries […]

Mission statement makes IRS stalling more unacceptable

If the Internal Revenue Service was auditing you, and you whined that getting all the documentation agents wanted was too hard and would take you years, what do you think the response would be? Exactly. Yet that’s the game IRS chief John Koskinen is playing with the U.S. House Government Oversight and Reform Committee. Apparently, […]

Portales man arrested for murder for hire

Staff report A Portales man is accused of trying to hire a hitman to kill his wife and stage it as a suicide, according to a federal court document. Cody Guss, 26, was arrested March 26 by the FBI. He faces one count of using a facility of interstate commerce (telephone) to pay for commission […]