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The Line: Streetlights and Public Safety

May 17, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists continue the discussion of streetlights and public safety, especially in Albuquerque’s International District.

Line Panelists:
Janice Arnold-Jones, former NM state representative
Dan Boyd, capitol bureau chief, Albuquerque Journal
Sophie Martin, attorney
Dave Mulryan, founder, Everybody Votes and president, Mulryan/Nash Advertising

Further Information:
Websites and phone numbers to report outages:
http://pnm.com/streetlights ;  888.342.5766
http://envisionabq.com/  ;  800.370.0395

For Further Reading:
City of Albuquerque, PNM work to convert LED streetlights – KRQE TV
City of Albuquerque and PNM Team Up – May 8, 2019  — City of Albuquerque GOVTV

The Line: Migrants Seeking Asylum Surge Through Albuquerque

Albuquerque Immigration

May 10, 2019 – The accommodation of asylum seekers as they work their way through the immigration process was bolstered this week with an Albuquerque City Council vote to allocate $250,000 for humanitarian support in their transition through the city. But some are wondering how it is Albuquerque can come up with this kind of money so quickly with so many homeless people on its streets desperate for services and support as well. Host Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists debate the proposal, which passed by a 6 to 3 vote.

Line Panelists:
Michael Bird, public health consultant
Dan Foley, former state representative
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, Affirm, Inc.

For Further Reading:

U.S. asylum screeners to take more confrontational approach as Trump aims to turn more migrants away at the border – by Nick Miroff, The Washington Post

Mayor promotes efforts to address homelessness – by Jessica Dyer, Albuquerque Journal