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March 6, 2020 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel look at why both of New Mexico’s U.S. Senators are asking for arrest data to track Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) activities, and debate whether ICE is targeting immigrant-friendly … Continue reading ICE Activity in New Mexico Cities | The Line

February 28, 2020 – Cities throughout New Mexico are dealing with increasing numbers of people living on the streets, in makeshift shelters, or in unstable housing. Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists look at the crisis for people suffering homelessness and question … Continue reading New Mexico Cities Confront Homelessness | The Line

February 28, 2020 – Years of underfunding and understaffing has the New Mexico Court of Appeals facing a logjam of cases, as highlighted in a Searchlight New Mexico article by Ike Swetlitz. Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel tackle the issue of the hundreds of cases in limbo due to that backlog at the … Continue reading Backlogged Cases at New Mexico Court of Appeals | The Line

February 28, 2020 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel wrapped up their insights into the just-finished legislative session last week, and now move on to what’s next in New Mexico politics: election season. All 112 seats in the state Legislature – both … Continue reading Election Season | The Line

February 21, 2020 – In a departure for The Line, Gene Grant and the panelists expand their scope to look at a national topic: President Trump’s recent spate of pardons. The Line panel debates the broader implication of Congress ceding … Continue reading Trump’s Pardons | The Line

February 14, 2020 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel discuss the legislation that failed to make it to the finish line during the most recent month-long lawmaking session. One of the bills that Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham was … Continue reading New Mexico Legislative Wrap: What Failed | The Line

February 21, 2020 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel look back on the just-concluded 30-day session of the New Mexico Legislature and discuss the legislation that passed. Passing a budget is a must, but that effort came down … Continue reading New Mexico Legislative Wrap: What Passed | The Line

February 14, 2020 – Host Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel look at Santa Fe Public Schools’ plans to address the longstanding problem of student truancy. The approach includes bringing together educators, family members, law enforcement and court officials … Continue reading Santa Fe Truancy | The Line

February 14, 2020 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists look at proposed changes within CYFD, the Children, Youth and Families Department. CYFD is “thinking outside the box” for big-picture solutions.  The Department is also doing everything possible to … Continue reading Changes at CYFD | The Line

February 14, 2020 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel discuss Senate Bill 5, the Extreme Risk Firearm Protection Order Act, as it advances through the legislature. This emotionally charged “red flag” bill has passionate supporters and opponents. Opponents … Continue reading Red Flag Law and Public Safety | The Line