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August 9, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists examine the disproportionately high rate of opioids dispensed by one drugstore in Española from 2006 to 2012.  Opioid prescription rates have dropped since then, but The Line questions whether … Continue reading The Line: Monitoring Prescription Pain Medicine

August 9, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists discuss transparency in matters concerning the Department of Public Safety under the state’s former and current administrations. They consider certain policies that require “sunshine” no matter what administration happens … Continue reading The Line: Transparency Promises Don’t Always Equal Delivery

August 9, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists look at the sickening wave of mass shootings in El Paso, Dayton and elsewhere. They debate whether calling out domestic terrorism will force a change in the conversation. The … Continue reading The Line: Mass Shootings Hit Home

August 2, 2019 –  According to Jens Erik Gould, a reporter with the Santa Fe New Mexican, most asylum-seekers at the border will not qualify.  Yet migrants still stream through the border, as the Trump administration crafts a deal with … Continue reading The Line: Border Update

August 2, 2019 – In New Mexico, only about one third of public school students can read at grade level and about one fifth are proficient in math.  We’re coming out of eight years of Republican policies and, before that, … Continue reading The Line: New Test, Familiar Results for New Mexico Students

August 2, 2019 – A retelling of history by organizers of the 50th Española Valley Fiesta has drawn criticism from some who say it ignores historical violence. The Rio Grande Sun’s Nathanael King wrote in a July 19 article that … Continue reading The Line: Fiesta Downplays Violence While Celebrating Española Valley

July 26, 2019 – With less than a month before the start of a new school year, New Mexico is once again looking for someone to lead the Department of Education. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced this week that she … Continue reading The Line: Governor Fires Secretary of Education Karen Trujillo

July 26, 2019 – The 2013 murder of 9-year-old Omaree Varela captured the attention of the entire Albuquerque community. It also shone a light on how the state protects its most vulnerable citizens. But, does the public also have a … Continue reading The Line: Court Documents Sealed in Omaree Varela Settlement

July 26, 2019 – Predatory lending practices have been a problem in New Mexico for years, in part because of our high poverty rate. Now, some local governments are offering an alternative to payday loans. Host Gene Grant and the … Continue reading The Line: Municipalities Offer Loan Programs as Alternative to Payday Loans

July 19, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss how Attorney General Hector Balderas wants to change the state’s sex offender laws in the wake of the Jeffrey Epstein scandal, as well as new information about his … Continue reading The Line: New Mexico’s AG Looks to Change State’s Sexual Offense Laws