Tag Archives: Bernalillo County

The Line: Alarming Number of Shootings in Bernalillo County

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May 2, 2019 – The Albuquerque City Council recently hosted the first of three public hearings on the fiscal year 2020 budget, and citizens voiced their opinions on how that money should be spent.  On Monday (April 29) of the following week, the Albuquerque Journal reported that 114 people had been shot in Bernalillo County since the year started 112 days before. Should fighting crime be the top budget priority? Host Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists discuss.

Line Panelists:
Mark Boitano, former NM state senator
Martha Burk, political psychologist and women’s issues expert
Julie Ann Grimm, editor, Santa Fe Reporter
Diane Snyder, former NM state senator

For Further Reading:

Disturbing trend in Bernalillo County: More than 100 shootings in 114 days – by Todd Kurtz, KOAT-7

Citizens give their 2 cents on CABQ budget– by Jessica Dyer, Albuquerque Journal

Bernalillo County’s Mobile Voting Unit

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April 11, 2019 – Bernalillo County’s mobile voting unit debuted last fall as the first such experiment in the state. NMiF explains the program, its attractiveness to other counties and how voting officials decide where to take it for elections. This segment was produced in partnership with the Solutions Journalism Network’s Renewing Democracy Project.

Guests:
Linda Stover, Bernalillo County Clerk