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November 15, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists tackle the controversial law that set high standards to keep defendants jailed pre-trial, but that also resulted in an early release for a suspect allegedly involved in the high … Continue reading Judge’s Decision to Release Suspect Elicits Protests| The Line

November 15, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel discuss the new court case that again questions the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act. The federal law, passed in 1978, mandates priority placement of Native American children … Continue reading Indian Child Welfare Act Under Scrutiny | The Line

November 1, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists examine Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s challenge to find balance between moving away from the fossil fuel industry while also relying on those revenues to fund her top priorities, including … Continue reading Oil and Gas Economy Dilemma | The Line

November 1, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists look at what made 2018 such a banner year for tourism in the Land of Enchantment, as a newly released report from the New Mexico Tourism Department shows visitors … Continue reading New Mexico Had 2018 Tourism Boom | The Line

November 1, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists discuss Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s request of lawmakers for their input on legislative priorities for 2020. The upcoming legislative session is a short one – only thirty days – … Continue reading Governor Asks for Legislator Input on Agenda Items | The Line

October 25, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel look at New Mexico’s House and Senate primary races, with an eye towards House Democrats who have announced they won’t run again and the list of Democratic Senators who … Continue reading Legislative Election Update | The Line

October 25, 2019 – Last week, after two years of organizing, the faculty of the University of New Mexico made another attempt to form a union for collective bargaining.  This time, the vote was overwhelmingly in favor of unionization. Gene … Continue reading UNM Faculty Vote to Unionize | The Line

October 25, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel debate the New Mexico Public Education Department’s choice of the SAT college entrance exam to replace the PARCC test as the benchmark for juniors in the state’s public high … Continue reading Goodbye PARCC, Hello SAT | The Line

October 18, 2019 – Rio Grande Sun reporter Tabitha Clay has alleged that sheriff’s deputies have retaliated against her on three separate occasions after she wrote a story about a deputy who tased a special needs student at Española Valley … Continue reading SUN Reporter Claims Retaliation by Sheriff’s Office | The Line

October 18, 2019 – Searchlight New Mexico reporter Ed Williams released an investigative story tracking the use of controversial restraint techniques on special education students at Albuquerque Public Schools. The article points out a discrepancy between the actual use of … Continue reading Using Restraints on Public School Students | The Line