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May 4, 2018 – Attorney General Hector Balderas recently threatened possible legal action against the University of New Mexico over the AG office’s investigation into the institution. Balderas claims UNM is not cooperating fully with the investigation and is failing … Continue reading The Line: Attorney General Wants More Transparency From UNM Over Investigation

April 27, 2018 – The struggle over how to tackle New Mexico’s ongoing reading proficiency problem flared up again this week, at a meeting of the Legislative Education Study Committee. Members of the committee are upset the Department of Education … Continue reading The Line: Dept. of Education Retention Proposal Plans

April 27, 2018 – The 2018 elections are heating up, with primaries in just over a month. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists look at updates in the race to be New Mexico’s next governor, from democratic candidate Jeff … Continue reading The Line: 2018 Elections and the Governor’s Race

April 27, 2018 – As the new Santa Fe mayor, Alan Webber is under scrutiny, especially as he is the first salaried, full-time mayor in the city’s modern history. He first looked at a raise for select employees, put in … Continue reading The Line: Santa Fe Mayor Halts Raises, In Hot Water Over Water Use

April 20, 2018 – A plea deal for former Environment Department Secretary Ryan Flynn has been under scrutiny in local media outlets this year. Jeff Proctor and Justin Horwath recently wrote about new information they uncovered in public records requests … Continue reading The Line: Plea Deal For Former Martinez Official

April 20, 2018 – Many people in New Mexico, and across the country, are talking about the arrest of two black men at a Starbucks in Philadelphia. Where is racial profiling happening in New Mexico? Are the steps being taken … Continue reading The Line: Racial Profiling In New Mexico

April 20, 2018 – The Albuquerque city council recently voted to affirm an “immigrant friendly” measure that outlines how local law enforcement will interact with federal immigration officials. Gene Grant and the Line discuss the measure and what it means … Continue reading The Line: “Immigrant Friendly” Status In Albuquerque

April 13, 2018 – Governor Martinez recently appointed Michael Brasher to serve on the UNM Board of Regents. Brasher replaces Alex Romero, who stepped down after less than a year on the board. Brasher also currently serves on the State … Continue reading The Line: Managing Potential Conflicts Of Interest On Boards

April 13, 2018 – Are New Mexicans comfortable with political donors making contributions in their own name, their business and in coordination with family members? New Mexico in Depth’s Marjorie Childress reported this week that many donors are able to … Continue reading The Line: Campaign Contributions

April 13, 2018 – President Trump directed the Pentagon this week to deploy National Guard troops to the border with Mexico to assist the Border Patrol. It’s not the first time the National Guard has been sent to New Mexico’s … Continue reading The Line: The National Guard On The Border

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