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July 19, 2019 – Marijuana is being considered on two fronts, with the public currently weighing in on proposed changes to the medical cannabis program, while Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has assigned a task force to explore a path to … Continue reading The Line: Medical and Recreational Cannabis in New Mexico

July 19, 2019 – Red or green? That’s New Mexico’s official state question. It shows just how important chile – ripe or otherwise – is to New Mexicans. So, when Governor Jared Polis of Colorado tweeted that his state’s Pueblo … Continue reading The Line: Chile Showdown

July 12, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss the lawsuit brought by former employees of Meow Wolf, accusing the creative arts collective of gender discrimination. The two women who filed the suit seek to represent a … Continue reading The Line: Meow Wolf Faces Lawsuit

July 12, 2019 – The Carlsbad City Council has unanimously approved a resolution supporting a nuclear waste facility near the Eddy-Lea county border. The governor, the New Mexico land commissioner and the state’s congressional delegation are opposed, particularly when considering … Continue reading The Line: Proposal Accepted for New Nuclear Waste Repository

July 12, 2019 – We hear a lot about drug trafficking in New Mexico, but not as much about sex trafficking. Sex and human trafficking are global problems, and our state is not immune. Street Safe New Mexico, a local … Continue reading The Line: Sex Trafficking in New Mexico

June 28, 2019 – New Mexico has joined 27 other states in reporting measles cases this year – the highest rate of infection since 1992. And the numbers may grow as more parents choose not to vaccinate their children. Gene … Continue reading The Line: Unvaccinated School Children in NM

June 28, 2019 – Last Thursday, the Associated Press described appalling conditions at a Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas, just outside of El Paso. There, more than 300 migrant children were detained without adequate food, water, sanitation, and adult … Continue reading The Line: Volatile Conditions at the Mexican Border

June 28, 2019 – Asking someone being counted in the 2020 census if they are a U.S. citizen is a loaded question. Census law says the government is supposed to count every person living in the United States, not just … Continue reading The Line: No Citizenship Question on Census – For Now

June 21, 2019 – The 2019 KIDS COUNT® Data Book was released this week, and New Mexico was again ranked 50th out of 50 states for child well-being — dead last yet again. James Jimenez, executive director of New Mexico … Continue reading The Line: New Mexico Is — Again — Ranked 50th in Child Well-Being

June 21, 2019 – June 17 at 5:00 PM was the deadline to file outstanding clergy abuse and other grievance claims against the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, as part of its bankruptcy process. Court records show that 340 claims were … Continue reading The Line: Window Has Closed for Filing Abuse Claims Against Archdiocese