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Profiting from New Cannabis Laws

June 18, 2021 – The Line opinion panelists talk about upcoming cannabis legalization and potential pitfalls. Conflicts of interest have…

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Blazing Heat in NM

June 18, 2021 – The Line opinion panel takes up a topic on everyone’s sweat-soaked brow…

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Redistricting Committee Selections Questioned

June 11, 2021 – The Line panelists take a closer look at the committee charged with bringing fairness to the…

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UFO Phenomena Goes Beyond Roswell

June 11, 2021 – The Line opinion panelists discuss Sen. Martin Heinrich’s call to have open and honest discussions…

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Court Upholds COVID Restrictions

June 11, 2021 – The Line opinion panel reacts to a unanimous decision this week from…

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Homicide Rate Rises in Albuquerque

June 4, 2021 – We have yet to see the halfway mark for 2021,but Albuquerque has already seen 50 homicide deaths.…

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New Mexico’s Vaccination Rate

June 4, 2021 – The Line opinion panel discusses New Mexico’s vaccination push, which this week added a cash sweepstakes to…

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Melanie Stansbury Wins CD1 Race

June 4, 2021 – Voters in New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District chose a new representative to send to…

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Footing the Bill for Oil and Gas

May 28, 2021 – The Line opinion panelists discuss a new report that suggests New…

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Department of Workforce Solutions in Crisis?

May 28, 2021 – Businesses have paid millions into the state’s unemployment insurance fund, which…

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New Mexico’s Space Dreams Take Flight

May 28, 2021 – The Line opinion panel looks at recent outcomes for big ticket…

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Voting in the Special Election

May 21, 2021 – The Line opinion panel tackles the issue of voting in the special election for the…

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Relaxing Facemask Rules

May 21, 2021 – To wear or not to wear masks? That is the question the Line opinion panel takes on…

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Eviction Wave Expected

May 14, 2021 – Federal and state moratoriums on evictions are nearing their expiration date,…

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Work Search Requirement Reinstated

May 14, 2021 – New Mexico’s Department of Workforce Solutions is reinstating the job search…

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New Mexico GOP Goes to Texas for Convention

May 14, 2021 – New Mexico’s Republican Party leaders will hold their upcoming convention in…

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COVID and Reopening New Mexico

April 30, 2021 – The Line explores the impact of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s new…

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Transparency Issue at CYFD

April 30, 2021 – The Line opinion panelists discuss a report from Searchlight New Mexico…

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Vaccine and Mask Mandates

September 17, 2021 – The Line opinion panel debates vaccine and mask mandates.   Will the…

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Better Pay for More Educators

September 17, 2021 – Teacher’s assistants and early childhood educators are key to child well-being,…

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Police Staffing Issues

September 17, 2021 – Crime often tops the list of problems facing New Mexicans, yet…

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How to Prepare for a Mental Health Helpline

September 10, 2021 – The Line opinion panel talks about a proposed mental health hotline,…

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Time for a Charter School Moratorium?

September 10, 2021 – The Line panelists take up the issue of charter schools. As…

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Virgin Galactic Grounded

September 10, 2021 – The Line opinion panel talks through the implications of the now-infamous…

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Addressing Yazzie-Martinez Lawsuit Issues

September 3, 2021 – The Line opinion panel digs into a draft plan to address…

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Unemployment Benefits Set to Expire

September 3, 2021 – An uncertain future faces New Mexicans who have benefited from additional…

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Budget Windfall Anticipated

September 3, 2021 – The Line opinion panel takes a closer look at the implications…

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NM Leads Pedestrian Deaths

August 27, 2021 – The Line opinion panel looks at sobering numbers for pedestrian fatalities…

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Afghan Resettlement

August 27, 2021 – Fleeing Taliban rule, Afghans who were able to leave their homeland…

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Vaccine Mandate Lawsuit

August 27, 2021 – Two women have filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court that…

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Census Data Shows New Mexico Going Urban

August 20, 2021 – Data released by the U.S. Census shows 20 of New Mexico’s 33…

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Crime Trends in ABQ

August 20, 2021 – The Line discusses the troubling crime trend in the wake of…

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Masked and Vaxxed: MLG’s New Mandates

August 20, 2021 – Mask up! The nearly unrestrained rise in COVID-19 cases among unvaccinated people has…

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Financial Crisis Looming?

August 13, 2021 – The Line opinion panel dives into a difficult topic, the potential…

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CYFD Leadership Shakeup

August 13, 2021 – The Line opinion panel weighs in on the latest shake-up in…

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Responding to the Delta Variant

August 13, 2021 – The Line opinion panel discusses the recent surge in COVID-19 cases,…

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