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  • GDP should be the main focus

    Steve Hansen - Staff Writer|May 19, 2021

    Between headlines about back-and-forth name-calling and arguments over which party is engaging in “cancel culture” or “conspiracy mongering,” there has been little attention paid to acknowledging that our national debt is now 28 percent higher than our gross domestic product -- all the stuff we make and the services that we sell. The national debt totaled around $28.3 trillion (that is, thousands of billions, which are thousands of millions) on Sunday, compared with our gross domestic product of $22.1 trillion. In other words, if we...

  • Commissioners subject of employee complaint

    Steve Hansen - Staff Writer|Mar 25, 2020

    Rachelle Arias, the city of Tucumcari’s finance director, has filed a complaint with city manager Britt Lusk accusing two city commissioners of violating three sections of the city’s Governmental Code of Conduct ordinance. The complaint will be the subject of a public hearing tentatively scheduled for April 30, the commission decided at its March 12 meeting. Mayor Ruth Ann Litchfield announced the grievance and the need for a hearing during the March 12 meeting. The Quay County Sun received Arias’ complaint from the city through an...