Stateside housing allowances to rise

by Tom Philpott Monthly housing allowances for 910,000 service members living off base in the United States will climb by an average of 8 percent, effective Jan. 1, say Defense Department officials. The rise in individual rates, however, will vary significantly, from no change for some grades in some areas to as much as 20 […]

Housing authority has evolved: Q&A

Jim Wilkerson, 64, executive director of the Clovis Housing Authority, is retiring after 23 years. He has been working there since he retired from the Air Force. His office is located on the same property as Grand Avenue Homes at 2101 W. Grand Ave. Q: Have you seen changes in the housing authority, they way […]

A serious love story for serious times

Bob Huber I opened a letter last week that read, “Get serious, Huber! I mean, in these troubled times, when we’re threatened with terrorism, global warming, drought, and mad cows, all you write about are skunks, Smooth Heine, and one-liners. Get with the program. Gloomy Gustav.” I answered this way: Dear Gus: Before more rumors […]