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December 14, 2018 – A major talking point coming out of the midterm election was about the “blue wave” of Democratic victories.  But an article in the Santa Fe New Mexican by Andrew Oxford showed how the “blue wave” in … Continue reading The Line: Older Population Caused New Mexico’s “Blue Wave” At Midterm Elections

December 14, 2018 – There has been a lot of attention in recent years about the state’s teacher evaluation system. And, Governor-Elect Michelle Lujan Grisham has already promised to get rid of the current process. But it’s not just the … Continue reading The Line: Grading New Mexico Teacher Prep Programs

December 14, 2018 – This week, legislators got an update on the state’s budget surplus, as well as a warning. Economists and analysts are urging a cautious approach to spending the roughly $1.1 billion in new revenues coming into the … Continue reading The Line: Economists Urge Caution In Dealing With Budget Surplus

December 7, 2018 – The Archdiocese of Santa Fe, and 19 other dioceses in the United States, have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Over the last twenty years the archdiocese has spent millions in payouts to victims of sexual … Continue reading The Line: New Mexico’s Catholic Archdiocese Files For Chapter 11 Protection

December 7, 2018 – New Mexico’s Republican Party lost all of the statewide offices in the midterm elections last month, as well as eight seats in the state’s House of Representatives.  Now the battle is on to elect a new … Continue reading The Line: Hotly Contested Race To Lead The State Republican Party

December 7, 2018 – CNN recently reported on a practice in some police departments, including here in New Mexico, of prematurely destroying rape kits. Host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss how policies are changing in response to … Continue reading The Line: Mishandled Rape Kits

November 30, 2018 – Internationally acclaimed artist and feminist Judy Chicago has lived in Belen, New Mexico, for around 20 years. A museum was initially proposed in partnership with the city that would feature Ms. Chicago’s work as well as … Continue reading The Line: Artist And Belen Resident Judy Chicago Halts Plans For Museum

November 30, 2018 – The 2018 midterm elections have been certified by the State Canvassing Board, but that doesn’t mean that the election fuss is over. Tight finishes will lead to a vote recount in three state legislative races, and … Continue reading The Line: State Certifies 2018 Elections, But More Still To Be Done

November 30, 2018 – The Fourth National Climate Assessment was released recently, and a major focus of the report is on the economic costs of climate change. The study also found that Native communities and poor and underserved populations are … Continue reading The Line: Climate Change And The Economic Impact On New Mexico

Host Gene Grant and The Line Opinion panelists talk about some of the other big stories of the week that we didn’t have time to cover in the show.