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December 8, 2017 – Attorney General Hector Balderas raised questions this week about an internal investigation into UNM Athletics’ finances that was presented in an oral report to UNM leaders and not put in writing. Should the University be more … Continue reading The Line: Attorney General Questions Internal Investigation of UNM Athletics Department

December 8, 2017 – Tax bills passed by the U.S. Senate and House will have a dramatic effect on New Mexico if those tax reforms become law. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate the pros and cons of … Continue reading The Line: Tax Legislation

December 1, 2017 – A 2012 law that allows a judge to fine convicted public officials of salary values and fringe benefits doesn’t mention pensions. Attorney General Hector Balderas says the law needs to be strengthened. Gene Grant and the … Continue reading The Line: Should Elected Officials Convicted Of Felony Retain Their Pensions?

December 1, 2017 – Ranked-choice voting, also called “instant runoff” voting, was overwhelmingly approved by citizens of Santa Fe in 2008, but has yet to be instituted.  But now that the proper technology has been acquired, a judge has ruled … Continue reading The Line: Judge Rules Santa Fe Must Use Ranked-Choice Voting

December 1, 2017 – The consequences of sexual harassment allegations are prevalent in the latest news, and New Mexico is not immune to problems of inappropriate behavior in the workplace. The Secretary of State’s office will offer voluntary sexual harassment … Continue reading The Line: Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

November 17, 2017 – The Santa Fe New Mexican reported this week on the response by a crisis negotiation team in the police department to a call with a man in crisis who was schizophrenic. Anthony Benavidez was shot and killed … Continue reading The Line: How Police Officers Handle People Experiencing Mental Illness

November 17, 2017 – A recently released state audit shows that financial problems in UNM Athletics appear to go back many years. Will this audit lead to real changes in management of the department? Host Gene Grant and this week’s … Continue reading The Line: New Audit Highlights Ongoing Problems In UNM Athletics

November 17, 2017 – Tim Keller will be the next mayor of Albuquerque. Keller defeated Dan Lewis in a runoff election this week. Host Gene Grant and this week’s Line opinion panelists discuss spending in the campaign, what the election … Continue reading The Line: New Mayor Of Albuquerque

This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Russell Contreras sits down with cartoonist and writer Lalo Alcaraz. They discuss Alcaraz’s work as a cultural consultant on the new film “Coco” and how he sees his role as a cartoonist … Continue reading Cartoonist and writer Lalo Alcaraz, a discussion about health literacy and navigating the health care system, plus the Line panel.

November 10, 2017 – Albuquerque police Chief Gorden Eden announced last weekend that he will retire on Dec. 1. During his time as the head of APD, the U.S. Department of Justice signed a consent decree with the city to … Continue reading The Line: APD Chief Gorden Eden Announces Retirement

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