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March 2, 2018 – The New Mexico Gang Task Force will hold its 20th Annual Law Enforcement Gang Conference beginning on April 30th, and they have chosen a very controversial keynote speaker – former Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke. Gene Grant … Continue reading The Line: Controversial Speaker To Give Keynote Address (Web Extra)

March 2, 2018 – Last month, University of New Mexico Regent Alex Romero announced his resignation the day after he publicly voiced concerns about power imbalances and communication problems within the seven-member Board of Regents. And regents at New Mexico … Continue reading The Line: UNM, NMSU Regents In The News

March 2, 2018 – Does New Mexico need more affordable housing? The new federal tax bill that was signed into law last year kills incentives that had lowered the tax rate for corporations to encourage them to invest in affordable … Continue reading The Line: Housing, Jobs, And The Economy

February 23, 2018 – Early voters in Santa Fe are dealing with the new ranked choice system for the first time as they cast ballots for mayor and city council seats. One of the arguments in favor of this system … Continue reading The Line: Santa Fe Experiences Ranked-Choice Voting

February 23, 2018 – After the horrific school shooting in Florida last week, students and parents have been on edge all over the country. This week in New Mexico, threats on social media of school violence have heightened fear and … Continue reading The Line: Keeping Kids Safe In School

February 23, 2018 – The legislative session that ended last week marked the final session before a new governor takes the reins next year. Was that why the session was uncharacteristically quiet? Or did a budget surplus lead to real … Continue reading The Line: Summing Up The Legislative Session

February 16, 2018 – New Mexico, especially Santa Fe County, has seen a rise in the numbers of medical marijuana cardholders. Is that due to better education about the medical benefits of cannabis – or something else? Gene Grant takes … Continue reading The Line: Rising Demand For Medical Cannabis

February 16, 2018 – University of New Mexico football coach Bob Davie faces a 30-day suspension without pay over numerous allegations, ranging from using racial slurs to the cover-up of a rape and other crimes. Although a law firm hired … Continue reading The Line: UNM Football Coach Faces Suspension

February 16, 2018 – The primary focus of the 30-day legislative session is to pass a budget. Lawmakers did that this week and sent the bipartisan budget to Governor Martinez. Other bills, however, were introduced this session; some were successful … Continue reading The Line: Lawmakers Wrap Up 30-Day Legislative Session

February 9, 2018 – How much did turning Santa Fe into an arts destination contribute to the displacement of the less economically advantaged? That’s a question asked in a Santa Fe Reporter article on gentrification this week and it’s a … Continue reading The Line: Framing The Conversation About Gentrification In Santa Fe

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