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December 20, 2019 – The day before recording this segment of The Line, there were two more accidents involving Albuquerque Rapid Transit buses and other vehicles, bringing the number up to ten. Gene Grant and this week’s opinion panelists debate … Continue reading Ten Crashes with Art Buses (So Far) | The Line

December 20, 2019 – The New York Times published a story bemoaning the woes of chile producers in New Mexico this year, and forecasting a threat to the future of New Mexico’s signature crop. Are New Mexicans too complacent about … Continue reading New Mexico’s Chile Crop Challenges | The Line

December 20, 2019 – The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to impeach President Trump. Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel look at the political impact of that decision, focusing on how it will affect Xochitl Torres Small’s effort … Continue reading All Three of NM’s U.S. Reps Vote to Impeach | The Line

December 13, 2019 – The City of Albuquerque gave 10-day notices to two convenience stores to get these “nuisance properties” to make improvements for public safety. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate the roles of cities versus businesses … Continue reading City Gives Warning to Two Albuquerque “Nuisance Property” Businesses | The Line

December 13, 2019 – Stricter mandates governing SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) were approved last week by the Trump administration. The rules approved last week by the Trump administration could cut food aid to some 37,000 New Mexicans. Gene Grant … Continue reading New Food Aid Rules Could Hurt Some New Mexicans | The Line

December 13, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel examine a law that went into effect in July. The law lets judges order guns taken away from accused domestic violence offenders, but as KRQE-TV reports, it’s lightly used … Continue reading Gun Law Not Living Up to Intent | The Line

 December 6, 2019 – The Albuquerque Journal discovered some significant flaws in the mid-year crime statistics that APD and Mayor Tim Keller glowingly announced on July first. Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists look at new numbers that show crime statistics have … Continue reading APD Backtracks on Crime Statistics | The Line

December 6, 2019 – On the same day that U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland was in the NMiF studio for an in-depth interview, news reports announced that she had been named as co-chair of presidential hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren’s campaign. Host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists examine the importance to … Continue reading Rep. Haaland Named Co-chair of Sen. Warren’s Campaign | The Line

December 6, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion debate the adjustment to small school funding that will see a reduction in financial support of 20% per year until it eliminates the extra money given to small schools in larger districts.  The small … Continue reading Small Schools Feel First Funding Cuts | The Line

November 22, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists look at the growing opposition to a proposed nuclear storage facility in southeastern New Mexico, including among Indigenous communities. The All Pueblo Council of Governors recently came out publicly … Continue reading Indigenous Communities Voice Opposition to Nuclear Storage Facility | The Line