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The Line: Lawmakers Consider Compromise On Driver’s Licenses

February 12, 2016 – Driver’s licenses and compliance with the federal REAL ID Act is…

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The Line: Will the Albuquerque Rapid Transit Proposal Move Forward?

February 12, 2016 – The proposed Albuquerque Rapid Transit system has been a fierce topic of…

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The Line: Behavioral Health Providers Cleared By Attorney General

February 12, 2016 – New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced this week that an investigation…

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The Line: The Cost Of Cutting Behavioral Health Services

February 5, 2016 – The Santa Fe New Mexican reported this week that the legislature…

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The Line: State vs. Local Control On The Minimum Wage

February 5, 2016 – A bill in the legislature this session (HB 211) would stop…

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The Line: Primary Voting

February 5, 2016 – Bob Perls from New Mexico Open Primaries sat down with us…

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The Line: Unemployment In New Mexico

January 29, 2016 – We learned this week that New Mexico again has the highest…

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The Line: Lawmakers Consider Changes To Breakfast After The Bell Program

January 29, 2016 – Breakfast After The Bell  was created reduce the number of children who are…

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The Line: Lawmakers Debate Proposals On “Three Strikes” Law And Teen Curfews

January 29, 2016 – This year’s legislative session is a 30-day budget session, but that…

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The Line: Business Owners Come Out Against Rapid Transit Plan

January 22, 2016 – A group of Albuquerque business owners who oppose the city’s plan for…

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The Line: Attorney General Issues Subpoenas Related To Taser Contract

January 22, 2016 – Jeff Procter reported for New Mexico in Depth this week that…

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The Line: Opening Week Of The Legislature

January 22, 2016 – Lawmakers are in Santa Fe for the 2016 legislative session. This…

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The Line: What’s The Real Issue With REAL ID?

January 15, 2016 – New Mexicans will not need a passport to board a plane…

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The Line: The Sharing Economy In New Mexico

January 15, 2016 – Websites like AirBnb and apps like Uber make it easy to connect…

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The Line: Legislative Preview

January 15, 2016 – The 2016 legislative session is a short one – 30 days.…

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The Line: Parody Campaign Calls Out Poverty In New Mexico (Web Extra)

January 14, 2016 – We learned about the New Mexico Truth campaign as the Line…

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The Line: Winter Storms Hurt New Mexico Farmers and Ranchers

January 8, 2015 – A storm in late December brought heavy snow to many parts…

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The Line: Public Lands

January 8, 2015 – The takeover of buildings at a wildlife refuge in Oregon has…

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Do Churches Need to Stay Out of Politics?

December 3, 2021 –A New Mexico Pastor is at the center of a national discussion…

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Changing Derogatory Place Names

December 3, 2021 – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland is moving to remove…

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Roundhouse Rule Changes

December 3, 2021 –The State Legislature is ready for a special session to end 2021,…

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Changes in the Governor’s Administration

November 19, 2021 –The Line Panel addresses a series of recent departures from Governor Lujan…

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Unleashing COVID-19 Boosters for NM Adults

November 19, 2021 –The Line Panel address the rising number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations…

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Intersection of Education and Politics in New Mexico

November 19, 2021 – The Line Opinion Panel dives into the debate over the state’s…

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NM Prepares to Vaccinate Children Against COVID-19

November 5, 2021 –The FDA and CDC have both approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children…

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Roundhouse Gun Ban

November 5, 2021 – After a decision to ban guns at the New Mexico State…

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Elections Analysis

November 5, 2021 – The Line panel digs into Tuesday’s election results in races around…

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Return of Double Dipping?

October 29, 2021 – The Line Opinion Panel reacts to a push at the Capitol…

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Film Set Safety in New Mexico

October 29, 2021 – One week after the deadly, accidental shooting on the set of…

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Municipal Elections Preview

October 29, 2021 –Days away from the upcoming election, our Line Opinion Panel discusses the…

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COVID Relief Spending Squabble

October 22, 2021 –The Line opinion panel shares legal perspective on the Governor’s power to…

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NM United Stadium Vote Breakdown

October 22, 2021 – The Line opinion panel talks about the Bond Proposal to build…

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New Redistricting Process Takeaways

October 22, 2021 –The Line opinion panel discusses the recent work of New Mexico’s Independent…

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Health Care Staffing

October 15, 2021 – The Line opinion panel explores the problem of a burned-out, stressed-out…

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Campaign Finance Reporting

October 15, 2021 – The Line opinion panel breaks down the latest campaign finance numbers…

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Addressing the Homeless and Housing Crunch | Web Extra

October 1, 2021 – Despite a pandemic ban on evictions, some tenants in precarious housing situations…

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