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May 10, 2019 – Last Friday about 200 Albuquerque high school students walked out to demand action on climate change. This public outcry was just the latest demonstration of frustration with the inaction of decision makers. The walk-out came on … Continue reading The Line: Students Protest Climate Change Inaction

May 2, 2019 – While Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber said his city was better equipped to send donations and services to points south rather than host asylum seekers, Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller and state officials announced that Expo New … Continue reading The Line: Expo New Mexico a Temporary Stay for Some Asylum Seekers

May 2, 2019 – The Albuquerque City Council recently hosted the first of three public hearings on the fiscal year 2020 budget, and citizens voiced their opinions on how that money should be spent.  On Monday (April 29) of the … Continue reading The Line: Alarming Number of Shootings in Bernalillo County

May 2, 2019 – A survey by the research company Morning Consult showed a surprising score for first term Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. After winning the election with 57 percent of the vote last year, the poll showed the governor’s … Continue reading The Line: Middling Score for Lujan Grisham in Online Poll

April 26, 2019 – A new approach to boosting New Mexico’s struggling education system is already experiencing some growing pains. Lawmakers this year approved new money for the K-5 Plus Program, which would offer 25 extra days of school for … Continue reading The Line: New Mexico’s Expanded K-5 Plus Program Comes with Concerns

April 26, 2019 – Public Service Company of New Mexico celebrated Earth Day this week by announcing all of the utility’s electric generation will be carbon-free by the year 2040. That’s a full five years earlier than the state’s new … Continue reading The Line: PNM to Be Carbon Free by 2040

April 26, 2019 – At New Mexico’s southern border, activities took a new turn recently when the FBI arrested the leader of a self-proclaimed militia group that has been seen detaining migrants at gunpoint. The Line opinion panel discusses this … Continue reading The Line: Militia Group or Vigilantes?

April 19, 2019 – Federal agents have been taking many of the migrants flooding through the El Paso border crossing, putting them on a bus and sending them to Las Cruces. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists look at … Continue reading The Line: Immigrants Seeking Asylum Entering from Mexico

April 19, 2019 – The Albuquerque City Council passed—after major amendments—a ban on some plastics. Approved by a 5-to-3 vote, the ban on plastic bags at grocers and retailers will go into effect on January 1, 2020, if Mayor Tim … Continue reading The Line: Albuquerque City Councilors Approve Plastic Bag Ban

April 19, 2019 – Should a longtime Albuquerque police spokesman lose his job after racking up six figures’ worth of overtime…some of it in violation of department policy? Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss a call by the … Continue reading The Line: Police Spokesman’s Overtime Pay Questioned