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October 25, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel debate the New Mexico Public Education Department’s choice of the SAT college entrance exam to replace the PARCC test as the benchmark for juniors in the state’s public high … Continue reading Goodbye PARCC, Hello SAT | The Line

October 18, 2019 – Rio Grande Sun reporter Tabitha Clay has alleged that sheriff’s deputies have retaliated against her on three separate occasions after she wrote a story about a deputy who tased a special needs student at Española Valley … Continue reading SUN Reporter Claims Retaliation by Sheriff’s Office | The Line

October 18, 2019 – Searchlight New Mexico reporter Ed Williams released an investigative story tracking the use of controversial restraint techniques on special education students at Albuquerque Public Schools. The article points out a discrepancy between the actual use of … Continue reading Using Restraints on Public School Students | The Line

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