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New Year’s Day Sees First Shooting Death | The Line

1328 Line Crime

January 10, 2020 – The new year arrived with a literal bang, as several high profile shootings portend a grim year for crime. Where are local leaders in solving the problem and how are we going to know if it’s getting better? The Line opinion panel, with NMiF senior producer Matt Grubs filling in this week for Gene Grant, looks at crime in Albuquerque and the rest of our state.

Line Panelists:
Eric Griego, former NM state senator
Edmund E. Perea, attorney
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney
H. Diane Snyder, former NM state senator

For More Information:
Albuquerque Police ID First Homicide Victims of 2020Albuquerque Journal

APD Investigating First Homicide of the New YearAlbuquerque Journal

Police Suspect HomicideSanta Fe Reporter

New Policies Affect Shootings by APDAlbuquerque Journal

New Food Aid Rules Could Hurt Some New Mexicans | The Line

1324 Line SNAP Impacts

December 13, 2019 – Stricter mandates governing SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) were approved last week by the Trump administration. The rules approved last week by the Trump administration could cut food aid to some 37,000 New Mexicans. Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists debate potential consequences of these new rules.

Line Panelists:
Janice Arnold-Jones, former state representative
Dan Foley, former state representative
Eric Griego, former NM state senator
Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law

For More Information:
Federal Rules Could Cut Food Aid for up to 37,000 New MexicansNew Mexico In Depth

Trump Administration’s Own Study Shows Food Stamp Move May Hurt PoorReuters

Hundreds of Thousands Are Losing Access to Food StampsThe New York Times

NM to Seek New Waivers of SNAP Work RuleThe Albuquerque Journal