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December 13, 2019 – The City of Albuquerque gave 10-day notices to two convenience stores to get these “nuisance properties” to make improvements for public safety. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate the roles of cities versus businesses … Continue reading City Gives Warning to Two Albuquerque “Nuisance Property” Businesses | The Line

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 … Continue reading New Food Aid Rules Could Hurt Some New Mexicans | The Line

December 13, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel examine a law that went into effect in July. The law lets judges order guns taken away from accused domestic violence offenders, but as KRQE-TV reports, it’s lightly used … Continue reading Gun Law Not Living Up to Intent | The Line

 December 6, 2019 – The Albuquerque Journal discovered some significant flaws in the mid-year crime statistics that APD and Mayor Tim Keller glowingly announced on July first. Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists look at new numbers that show crime statistics have … Continue reading APD Backtracks on Crime Statistics | The Line

December 6, 2019 – On the same day that U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland was in the NMiF studio for an in-depth interview, news reports announced that she had been named as co-chair of presidential hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren’s campaign. Host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists examine the importance to … Continue reading Rep. Haaland Named Co-chair of Sen. Warren’s Campaign | The Line

December 6, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion debate the adjustment to small school funding that will see a reduction in financial support of 20% per year until it eliminates the extra money given to small schools in larger districts.  The small … Continue reading Small Schools Feel First Funding Cuts | The Line

November 22, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists look at the growing opposition to a proposed nuclear storage facility in southeastern New Mexico, including among Indigenous communities. The All Pueblo Council of Governors recently came out publicly … Continue reading Indigenous Communities Voice Opposition to Nuclear Storage Facility | The Line

November 22, 2019 – The New Mexico United professional soccer team broke attendance records in their inaugural season, renewing interest in the building of a possible permanent stadium somewhere in downtown Albuquerque. Team representatives recently presented a proposal to lawmakers … Continue reading New Mexico United Stadium Proposal | The Line

November 22, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel discuss State Auditor Brian Colón’s special audit of questionable legal settlements in the final days of Governor Susana Martinez’s second term. News of the settlements first surfaced in 2018. … Continue reading Secret Settlements Scrutinized | The Line

November 15, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists look at what it means for a rural town, like Springer, New Mexico, to temporarily have no fire department. Line Panelists: Justine Fox-Young, former NM state representative Sophie Martin, … Continue reading Springer’s Vanishing Volunteer Firefighters Highlights Rural Problems | The Line