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December 21, 2018 -The time has come to unveil New Mexico in Focus’s top story of 2018, with the help of host Gene Grant and an all-journalist Line opinion panel. Coming in at number 1 is the “Blue Wave” that … Continue reading The Line: Top Stories of 2018 (Number 1)

December 21, 2018 – This week, Host Gene Grant and our special Line panel of local journalists continue our countdown of the top stories of 2018. Coming in at number 5 is the scrutiny around the state’s criminal justice system. … Continue reading The Line: Top Stories of 2018 (Numbers 5 & 4)

December 21, 2018- Host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panel of local journalists wrap up the first half of our countdown of the top 10 stories of 2018 with story #6. This is actually a conglomeration of stories all … Continue reading The Line: Top Stories of 2018 (Number 6)

December 21, 2018 – Host Gene Grant and our all-journalist Line opinion panel continue to count down the top stories of 2018. In this segment, they begin with reflections on the 8th biggest story, the end of the Entrada Pageant … Continue reading The Line: Top Stories of 2018 (Numbers 8 & 7)

December 21, 2018 – 2018 has been a memorable year, filled with plenty of twists and turns, and up and downs. This week, local journalists make up a special Line panel to begin our countdown of the top stories of … Continue reading The Line: Top Stories of 2018 (Numbers 10 & 9)

December 14, 2018 – A major talking point coming out of the midterm election was about the “blue wave” of Democratic victories.  But an article in the Santa Fe New Mexican by Andrew Oxford showed how the “blue wave” in … Continue reading The Line: Older Population Caused New Mexico’s “Blue Wave” At Midterm Elections

December 14, 2018 – There has been a lot of attention in recent years about the state’s teacher evaluation system. And, Governor-Elect Michelle Lujan Grisham has already promised to get rid of the current process. But it’s not just the … Continue reading The Line: Grading New Mexico Teacher Prep Programs

December 14, 2018 – This week, legislators got an update on the state’s budget surplus, as well as a warning. Economists and analysts are urging a cautious approach to spending the roughly $1.1 billion in new revenues coming into the … Continue reading The Line: Economists Urge Caution In Dealing With Budget Surplus

December 7, 2018 – The Archdiocese of Santa Fe, and 19 other dioceses in the United States, have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Over the last twenty years the archdiocese has spent millions in payouts to victims of sexual … Continue reading The Line: New Mexico’s Catholic Archdiocese Files For Chapter 11 Protection

December 7, 2018 – New Mexico’s Republican Party lost all of the statewide offices in the midterm elections last month, as well as eight seats in the state’s House of Representatives.  Now the battle is on to elect a new … Continue reading The Line: Hotly Contested Race To Lead The State Republican Party