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October 18, 2019 – Despite offers by the Bernalillo County Commission of more than $1million in financial support, Sheriff Manny Gonzales is still refusing to outfit his deputies with body cameras. While police-reform advocates say they’re important accountability tools, Sheriff … Continue reading Debate Over Body-Worn Cameras for Law Enforcement | The Line

October 11, 2019 – This year, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham declared a moonshot for education in New Mexico. But, in 2020, local think tank Think New Mexico wants to focus on the other end of the spectrum: our aging population. … Continue reading The Line: Legislative Proposal For New Mexico’s Seniors

October 11, 2019 – The election may be more than a year away, but the race to replace Senator Tom Udall is heating up. That is especially true for the democratic candidates, current U.S. Representative Ben Ray Lujan and Secretary … Continue reading The Line: Senate Race Heats Up Among Democratic Candidates

October 11, 2019 – The New Mexico Supreme Court this week weighed in on a power struggle over the state’s energy future. The Energy Transition Act was approved by lawmakers and signed by Governor Lujan Grisham earlier this year. It … Continue reading The Line: Supreme Court Rules on PRC Authority and Energy Transition Act

October 4, 2019 – New questions have surfaced surrounding a former Rio Arriba County sheriff’s deputy caught on camera using a Taser on a 15-year-old high school student with special needs. Jeremy Barnes has since been fired from his position … Continue reading Proper Vetting of Law Enforcement Officers | The Line

October 4, 2019 – This summer’s national Senior Games was a big boon for the city of Albuquerque, both in terms of prestige and tourism dollars. Mayor Tim Keller believes the city can capitalize on that momentum by investing 28 … Continue reading Sports Events One of The Keys to Tourism in Albuquerque? | The Line

October 4, 2019 –Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has jumped on the bandwagon with a group of states to emulate California’s emissions standards. It’s becoming a case of states’ rights vs. federal rights, as the EPA has revoked California’s standards for … Continue reading Governor Wants Stricter Vehicle Emissions Standards for New Mexico | The Line

September 27, 2019 – The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta will lift off in just over a week. Always one of the state’s biggest tourist draws, this year’s event will come with some pretty big security changes. Organizers have placed metal … Continue reading Balloon Fiesta Security Heightened | The Line

September 27, 2019 – A new report from the U.S. Health and Human Services Department outlines the ongoing pressure on the state’s behavioral health system. Rural communities are definitely hit the hardest, and many of those communities have no way … Continue reading Behavioral Health Shortages Plague New Mexico | The Line

September 27, 2019 – This week, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi officially announced an impeachment inquiry for President Donald Trump. Two of New Mexico’s congressional delegation are on the record supporting impeachment proceedings: Ben Ray Lujan … Continue reading Local Impacts of a Presidential Impeachment Inquiry | The Line