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November 22, 2019 – The New Mexico United professional soccer team broke attendance records in their inaugural season, renewing interest in the building of a possible permanent stadium somewhere in downtown Albuquerque. Team representatives recently presented a proposal to lawmakers … Continue reading New Mexico United Stadium Proposal | The Line

November 22, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel discuss State Auditor Brian Colón’s special audit of questionable legal settlements in the final days of Governor Susana Martinez’s second term. News of the settlements first surfaced in 2018. … Continue reading Secret Settlements Scrutinized | The Line

November 15, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists look at what it means for a rural town, like Springer, New Mexico, to temporarily have no fire department. Line Panelists: Justine Fox-Young, former NM state representative Sophie Martin, … Continue reading Springer’s Vanishing Volunteer Firefighters Highlights Rural Problems | The Line

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