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The Line: Local Impact Of New Tariffs

1145 Line Tariffs

May 11, 2018 – President Trump is seeking to cut the U.S. trade deficit by $100 billion by imposing tariffs on imported aluminum, steel, lumber and other items. But will those companies just pass these costs on to the consumers? Grant and Line panelists debate whether the tariffs will ultimately benefit the state’s economy.

Line Panelists:
Lonna Atkeson, professor, UNM Political Science Department
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Eric Griego, former state senator
Giovanna Rossi, president of Collective Action Strategies and
host of The Well Woman Show

For further reading:

New Mexico feels tariffs’ bite
Metal plants pressured by prices
Costs hammer homebuilders

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.