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September 14, 2018 – A Searchlight New Mexico story examined failing infrastructure throughout New Mexico’s public schools. At the same time, reports also came out this week that more teachers were ranked as high-performing in PED standards for the last … Continue reading The Line: Infrastructure Failing But More Teachers Improving In NM Schools

September 14, 2018 – It’s getting more costly to rent a home or apartment in Albuquerque. While rent prices are still lower than the national average, the city has seen a spike in rental costs in the past year. The … Continue reading The Line: Renting In Albuquerque Is Pricier Now

September 7, 2018 – There has been a downward national trend in memberships to labor unions since the recession. New Mexico ranks 33rd for union membership, making our state among the least unionized in the country. How relevant are unions … Continue reading The Line: The Role Of Labor Unions In New Mexico

September 7, 2018 – The Albuquerque Journal published an in-depth article profiling a young woman who has waited 12 years for Development Disabilities Waiver funding, and it has cost her family hundreds of dollars in some months to pay for … Continue reading The Line: Children With Disabilities Wait Years For Services

September 7, 2018 –Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver recently announced she would include straight-party voting on the ballot this year. The New Mexico Republican and Libertarian parties, along with two outside political groups and a Democratic write-in candidate, then … Continue reading The Line: Straight-Party Voting Controversy Will Go To NM Supreme Court

August 31, 2018 – We’re days away from Labor Day, which traditionally signals the ramping up of political races.  A recent poll by the Emerson College in Boston shows a close race between U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham and U.S. … Continue reading The Line: The Heat Is On In New Mexico’s Governor’s Race

August 31, 2018 – The oil and gas industry boom is responsible for approximately $1.2 billion extra dollars state lawmakers will get to work with when they craft next year’s annual budget.   Gene Grant and the Line panelists discuss the … Continue reading The Line: How Should Legislators Spend Next Year’s Budget Surplus?

August 31, 2018 – Neighborhoods that contain a cluster of homeless service organizations, especially in and around the downtown area of Albuquerque, also have higher numbers of homeless people on the streets each day. The Albuquerque Journal recently published a … Continue reading The Line: Taking On The Issue Of Homelessness in Albuquerque

August 24, 2018 – A grand jury report recently disclosed widespread abuse by Catholic priests in Pennsylvania. The story brought up New Mexico’s own history of abuse in the Catholic Church when it was revealed at least a dozen of … Continue reading The Line: Current Turmoil In The Catholic Church

August 24, 2018 – When TriCounty Community Services, the only healthcare organization serving Taos, Colfax and Union counties, announced they would close by the end of August, local residents expressed concern over lapses in behavioral and mental health treatment. And … Continue reading The Line: Only Behavioral Health Provider In Taos Will Close