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July 26, 2019 – The 2013 murder of 9-year-old Omaree Varela captured the attention of the entire Albuquerque community. It also shone a light on how the state protects its most vulnerable citizens. But, does the public also have a … Continue reading The Line: Court Documents Sealed in Omaree Varela Settlement

July 26, 2019 – Predatory lending practices have been a problem in New Mexico for years, in part because of our high poverty rate. Now, some local governments are offering an alternative to payday loans. Host Gene Grant and the … Continue reading The Line: Municipalities Offer Loan Programs as Alternative to Payday Loans

July 19, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss how Attorney General Hector Balderas wants to change the state’s sex offender laws in the wake of the Jeffrey Epstein scandal, as well as new information about his … Continue reading The Line: New Mexico’s AG Looks to Change State’s Sexual Offense Laws

July 19, 2019 – Marijuana is being considered on two fronts, with the public currently weighing in on proposed changes to the medical cannabis program, while Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has assigned a task force to explore a path to … Continue reading The Line: Medical and Recreational Cannabis in New Mexico

July 19, 2019 – Red or green? That’s New Mexico’s official state question. It shows just how important chile – ripe or otherwise – is to New Mexicans. So, when Governor Jared Polis of Colorado tweeted that his state’s Pueblo … Continue reading The Line: Chile Showdown

July 12, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss the lawsuit brought by former employees of Meow Wolf, accusing the creative arts collective of gender discrimination. The two women who filed the suit seek to represent a … Continue reading The Line: Meow Wolf Faces Lawsuit

July 12, 2019 – The Carlsbad City Council has unanimously approved a resolution supporting a nuclear waste facility near the Eddy-Lea county border. The governor, the New Mexico land commissioner and the state’s congressional delegation are opposed, particularly when considering … Continue reading The Line: Proposal Accepted for New Nuclear Waste Repository

July 12, 2019 – We hear a lot about drug trafficking in New Mexico, but not as much about sex trafficking. Sex and human trafficking are global problems, and our state is not immune. Street Safe New Mexico, a local … Continue reading The Line: Sex Trafficking in New Mexico

June 28, 2019 – New Mexico has joined 27 other states in reporting measles cases this year – the highest rate of infection since 1992. And the numbers may grow as more parents choose not to vaccinate their children. Gene … Continue reading The Line: Unvaccinated School Children in NM

June 28, 2019 – Last Thursday, the Associated Press described appalling conditions at a Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas, just outside of El Paso. There, more than 300 migrant children were detained without adequate food, water, sanitation, and adult … Continue reading The Line: Volatile Conditions at the Mexican Border