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October 13, 2017 – Analee Maestas resigned as a member of the Albuquerque Public Schools Board earlier this week. State Officials are investigating embezzlement charges against her daughter, the former assistant business manager of La Promesa Early Learning Center; Analee … Continue reading The Line: Accountability In School Management

October 6, 2017 – When the UNM band started playing “The Star Spangled Banner” unexpectedly during a shortened halftime, some Lobo football players knelt as a protest against racial injustice, becoming the first college team to cause an uproar for … Continue reading The Line: Some Lobos “Take The Knee”

October 6, 2017 – The news of the mass shooting last Sunday in Las Vegas, Nevada, has shaken our nation. A gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Casino upon attendees at an open-air concert, killing … Continue reading The Line: Shooting Tragedy in Las Vegas, Nevada

October 6, 2017 – The Healthy Workforce Initiative on the back of the ballot in the Albuquerque Municipal Election failed by what some are calling a “razor-thin margin.” The initiative, supported by organizations such as the NM Center on Law … Continue reading The Line: Albuquerque Municipal Election – Healthy Workforce Initiative Defeated

October 6, 2017 – The Albuquerque Municipal Election was held on October 3rd.  Turnout for this election was the highest in a decade, even though only 29.01 percent of registered voters cast ballots. On the ballot were eight choices for … Continue reading The Line: Albuquerque Municipal Election – Voter Turnout And Mayor’s Race

September 29, 2017 – New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas on Monday demanded that Analee Maestas resign from her position on the Albuquerque Public Schools board after she was accused of stealing from the charter school she ran. While Maestas … Continue reading The Line: Attorney General Demands Resignation

September 29, 2017 – A recently published article in the Santa Fe Reporter takes a close look at the effectiveness of city and state laws that prohibit texting or talking on hand-held cell phones while behind the wheel.  Gene Grant … Continue reading The Line: Do Distracted Driving Laws Work?

September 29, 2017 – Mayor Richard Berry presented his final State of the City address, and gave an upbeat overview of his accomplishments during his eight years as Albuquerque’s leader.  But recent polls show residents to be very concerned about … Continue reading The Line: What Will Albuquerque’s Next Mayor Inherit?

September 22, 2017 – Some good news this week, regarding the state’s suicide rate. After nearly two decades of increases the number of suicides actually dropped last year by about six percent. Host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists … Continue reading The Line: Statewide Suicide Rate Drops, Veterans Still at High Risk

September 22, 2017 – The New Mexico Education Department sparked controversy this week, by proposing modifications and changes to the state’s science teaching standards. Those standards haven’t been updated in almost 15 years, but critics say the suggestions go too … Continue reading The Line: Department of Education Considers Changes to Science Teaching Standards

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