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April 3, 2020 –  Non-essential businesses have been told they cannot serve customers in their store or office locations. Because of this, businesses have been downsizing or closing, laying off employees, and dealing with the inability to pay rent or … Continue reading Business Struggles During COVID-19 Outbreak | The Line

April 3, 2020 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel discuss local government’s actions, including closing public schools through the end of this term to slow the spread of the current virus pandemic. The group also looks at how parents are educating kids while they’re … Continue reading Social Distancing and Alternative Teaching During COVID-19 Outbreak | The Line

 March 27, 2020 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists look toward the possibility of holding an all-mail primary election. Many volunteers for an election are seniors, who are of course among the most vulnerable to the coronavirus; would a mail-in ballot alleviate … Continue reading Mail-In Balloting During Virus Pandemic | The Line

  March 27, 2020 –  Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel debate the best way to go about a legislative special session that is surely inevitable. Should it be held before the new fiscal year in July? There are also health concerns about … Continue reading When, Not If, Special Session Should Happen | The Line

 March 27, 2020 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel discuss Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s recent statewide stay-at-home order and the edict that all non-essential businesses must close. The group discusses implications for people laid off or furloughed and what the orders mean for the businesses that employed them. The Line also looks … Continue reading New Mexico Under Stay-at-Home Restriction | The Line

March 20, 2020 – Gene Grant leads The Line opinion panelists as they each choose “One More Thing” to talk about – a segment that is usually reserved for the web but which gets the broadcast treatment this week.   Line … Continue reading Panelists Offer “One More Thing” | The Line

March 20, 2020 – In the midst of COVID-19 restrictions, Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel meets virtually through internet video to take a broad look at New Mexico’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Are state and local leaders … Continue reading New Mexico Heightens COVID-19 Restrictions | The Line

 March 13, 2020 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel look at outcomes from both the Republican and Democratic pre-primary conventions held over the past weekend. Up north, Teresa Leger Fernandez claimed an early victory over a deep … Continue reading Primary Candidate Field Starts to Organize | The Line

March 13, 2020 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel examine the economic impact of the oil collapse due to the worldwide spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by a new coronavirus. They also debate the efficacy of budgetary … Continue reading Oil Bust and Budgets as COVID-19 Spreads | The Line

 March 13, 2020 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel look at the impact of COVID-19, the disease caused by a new coronavirus. New Mexico reported its first cases of COVID-19 this week, and reactions have been swift. … Continue reading Dealing With COVID-19 in New Mexico | The Line