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The Line: Albuquerque Officials Announce Buy Local Initiative – Web Exclusive

Line One ABQ

August 3, 2018 – Albuquerque’s Mayor Tim Keller recently announced his “buy local” initiative, a program to prioritize local businesses when awarding city contracts. The new program ties in with the “One Albuquerque” marketing the city has been pushing since June. Gene Grant and the Line panelists discuss the initiative and the city’s marketing campaign.

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Rachel Sams, editor of Albuquerque Business First
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP
Marco Torrez, UNM student, journalism & mass communications

State of Change: Training Remote Workers In Rural New Mexico

Rural Workers

April 13, 2018 – It can be difficult to find a job in rural New Mexico. For people who want to stay in their community, remote work is now a viable option but it requires a high speed internet connection.

Sarah Gustavus reports this week on what’s happening at the SoloWorks program in Cibola County. This story is part of the “State of Change” project. Leah Todd from the Solutions Journalism Network worked with us on this report. You can read her print story online: In small towns, a way to make remote work, work.