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May 13, 2016 – A group of local nonprofits and advocacy groups recently proposed a new ordinance for the city of Albuquerque that would require employers to make sick leave available to employees. The Healthy Workforce ABQ ballot initiative will go … Continue reading The Line: Proposed Sick Leave Requirement For Albuquerque Employers

May 6, 2016 – A group of current and former employees of Kelly’s Brew Pub in Albuquerque allege the owners required that they pay back the wages they should have received when the city raised the local minimum wage. Host … Continue reading The Line: Employees Allege Minimum Wage Violations At Albuquerque Restaurant (Web Extra)

May 6, 2016 – The Albuquerque Policy Department is currently under going changes required in a consent decree signed in 2014 between the city and the U.S. Department of Justice. APD officials recently unveiled a new use of force policy, … Continue reading The Line: APD ‘Use of Force” Policy

May 6, 2016 – The Albuquerque Journal reported this week on a new study that found young people in New Mexico have experienced high rates of trauma in their early years of life. NM youths ‘off the chart’ for early … Continue reading The Line: Trauma Among NM Youth & CYFD’s “Pull Together” Campaign

May 6, 2016 – Several state employees testified recently in federal court that they were pressured to change applications for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to keep people from qualifying for expedited food assistance.Host Gene Grant leads a discussion … Continue reading The Line: State Workers Testify About SNAP Applications

April 29, 2016 – Lieutenant Governor John Sanchez is facing criticism for certain campaign spending in the 2014 election. Host Gene Grant leads a debate about the issue with our Line opinion panelists in this week’s web extra. LINE PANELISTS: Dede … Continue reading The Line: Lt. Governor Criticized For Campaign Spending In 2014 (web extra)

April 29, 2016 – The APS school board voted this week to keep interim superintendent Raquel Reedy on as superintendent. Reedy has been in the role since last summer when former superintendent Dr. Luis Valentino resigned amid a scandal. Host … Continue reading The Line: Interim APS Superintendent Becomes Permanent

April 29, 2016 – A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation found that about 10 percent of children in New Mexico are growing up with a parent who has been incarcerated. How does time in prison impact parents, … Continue reading The Line: Incarcerated Parents

April 29, 2016 – New Mexico has one of the last primaries in the country. Could voters have an impact in June when they go to the polls? Host Gene Grant and this week’s Line opinion panelists debate our state’s status in … Continue reading The Line: New Mexico Primaries

April 22, 2016 – Our media partner New Mexico in Depth reported this week that UNM regent Host Gene Grant and this week’s panelists also discuss calls from some Native American student groups for the University of New Mexico to … Continue reading The Line: UNM Regent Deleted Emails; Student Groups Protest UNM Seal