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October 18, 2019 – Rio Grande Sun reporter Tabitha Clay has alleged that sheriff’s deputies have retaliated against her on three separate occasions after she wrote a story about a deputy who tased a special needs student at Española Valley … Continue reading SUN Reporter Claims Retaliation by Sheriff’s Office | The Line

October 18, 2019 – Searchlight New Mexico reporter Ed Williams released an investigative story tracking the use of controversial restraint techniques on special education students at Albuquerque Public Schools. The article points out a discrepancy between the actual use of … Continue reading Using Restraints on Public School Students | The Line

October 18, 2019 – Despite offers by the Bernalillo County Commission of more than $1million in financial support, Sheriff Manny Gonzales is still refusing to outfit his deputies with body cameras. While police-reform advocates say they’re important accountability tools, Sheriff … Continue reading Debate Over Body-Worn Cameras for Law Enforcement | The Line

October 11, 2019 – This year, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham declared a moonshot for education in New Mexico. But, in 2020, local think tank Think New Mexico wants to focus on the other end of the spectrum: our aging population. … Continue reading The Line: Legislative Proposal For New Mexico’s Seniors

October 11, 2019 – The election may be more than a year away, but the race to replace Senator Tom Udall is heating up. That is especially true for the democratic candidates, current U.S. Representative Ben Ray Lujan and Secretary … Continue reading The Line: Senate Race Heats Up Among Democratic Candidates

October 11, 2019 – The New Mexico Supreme Court this week weighed in on a power struggle over the state’s energy future. The Energy Transition Act was approved by lawmakers and signed by Governor Lujan Grisham earlier this year. It … Continue reading The Line: Supreme Court Rules on PRC Authority and Energy Transition Act

October 4, 2019 – New questions have surfaced surrounding a former Rio Arriba County sheriff’s deputy caught on camera using a Taser on a 15-year-old high school student with special needs. Jeremy Barnes has since been fired from his position … Continue reading Proper Vetting of Law Enforcement Officers | The Line

October 4, 2019 – This summer’s national Senior Games was a big boon for the city of Albuquerque, both in terms of prestige and tourism dollars. Mayor Tim Keller believes the city can capitalize on that momentum by investing 28 … Continue reading Sports Events One of The Keys to Tourism in Albuquerque? | The Line

October 4, 2019 –Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has jumped on the bandwagon with a group of states to emulate California’s emissions standards. It’s becoming a case of states’ rights vs. federal rights, as the EPA has revoked California’s standards for … Continue reading Governor Wants Stricter Vehicle Emissions Standards for New Mexico | The Line

September 27, 2019 – The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta will lift off in just over a week. Always one of the state’s biggest tourist draws, this year’s event will come with some pretty big security changes. Organizers have placed metal … Continue reading Balloon Fiesta Security Heightened | The Line