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December 29, 2017 – Number four on our list of the top ten stories of 2017 is the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) sting that led to a disproportionate number of arrests of African Americans in Albuquerque … Continue reading The Line Top 10 Countdown: #4 ATF Sting & Police Reform Efforts

December 22, 2017 – For the sixth place story in the countdown of the top ten stories of 2017, Gene Grant and our panel of local journalists look at the effect the Trump administration has had on New Mexico during … Continue reading The Line Top 10 Countdown: #6 The Trump Effect

December 22, 2017 – Coming in at #8 on the list of the top ten stories of 2017 is the trial and subsequent conviction of former state senator Phil Griego. A real estate deal ultimately turned “a senator into a … Continue reading The Line Top 10 Countdown: #8 Phil Griego Conviction

December 22, 2017 – Number seven on our list of the top ten stories of 2017 is two high-profile measures that failed at the polls this year – Santa Fe’s “Soda Tax” and Albuquerque’s Healthy Workforce Initiative. The tax on … Continue reading The Line Top 10 Countdown: #7 Santa Fe Soda Tax & Healthy Workforce Defeats

December 22, 2017 – In ninth place in our annual “top ten” list this year is protests in September at the Santa Fe Fiesta during the “Entrada de Don Diego de Vargas” re-enactment. Protestors say the annual event is an … Continue reading The Line Top 10 Countdown: #9 Entrada Unrest

December 22, 2017 – This week Gene Grant and a special panel of local journalists begin our tradition of counting down the top stories of 2017. Coming in at tenth place, according to our producers and panelists, is the “veto … Continue reading The Line Top 10 Countdown: #10 Veto Showdown

December 15, 2017 – The lieutenant governor has not traditionally played a strong role in New Mexico politics, but there are already several candidates for the 2018 race. Host Gene Grant and this week’s Line opinion panelists discuss how the … Continue reading The Line: The Race For Lt. Governor

December 15, 2017 – Lobbyist Vanessa Alarid alleges former state lawmaker Thomas Garcia touched her inappropriately and asked for sex in exchange for a key vote in the legislature. Alarid shared her story with national and local media. Garcia denies … Continue reading The Line: Reporting Sexual Harassment In The Legislature

December 15, 2017 – Friends and family are saying goodbye this weekend to two students killed in a shooting in Aztec, New Mexico last week. Host Gene Grant and our Line opinion panelists discuss how shootings impact small communities and … Continue reading The Line: The Long Term Impact Of Violence On Youth

December 8, 2017 – Standards outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA, have caused the New Mexico Public Education Department to seek “more rigorous intervention” for four failing schools. One option is to close down those schools. Gene … Continue reading The Line: PED Wants “Rigorous Intervention” For Low-Performing Schools

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