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August 7, 2015 – Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry announced this week the Confederate flag will be removed from Old Town. The flags, along with two plaques and replicas of Confederate cannons, have been the focus of a great deal of debate … Continue reading The Line: Mayor Berry Announces Removal of Confederate Flag in Old Town

July 31, 2015 – Former APD officer Levi Chavez has been admitted to the UNM Law School. Chavez was tried in 2013 for murder and tampering with evidence in the death of his wife Tera Chavez. Levi Chavez was acquitted … Continue reading The Line: Levi Chavez Admitted to UNM Law School (Web Extra)

July 31, 2015 – Bloomberg Business reported this week that Albuquerque is one of the top twenty cities in the country that is losing residents to other cities. This news is not a surprise to many New Mexico residents, but … Continue reading The Line: Why Does Albuquerque Keep Losing Residents?

July 31, 2015 – The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation this week that would cut funding for cities like Santa Fe that direct local law enforcement to not ask about an individual’s immigration status during routine police business. This … Continue reading The Line: Proposed Penalties for Sanctuary Cities

July 31, 2015 – Santa Fe police chief Eric Garcia announced this week that he is retiring after only 13 months on the job. Garcia faced criticism in recent months, but also had the support of officers and the union … Continue reading The Line: Santa Fe Police Chief Resigns

July 24, 2015 – The Santa Fe Reporter highlighted an accelerated teacher training program this week. The program aims to address a chronic shortage of teachers in the Santa Fe Public Schools. What lessons from this program could be used … Continue reading The Line: Santa Fe School District Needs More Teachers (Web Extra)

July 24, 2015 – ebate continues over a set of plaques that mark the presence of Confederate troops in Albuquerque. The plaques, along with two cannons and flag, are located in Old Town. Some local leaders are calling for the items to … Continue reading The Line: Confederate Symbols (Web Extra)

July 24, 2015 – This week’s line opinion panelists reacted to our interviews with people who oppose and support hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in New Mexico. What do you think? Would you like to see more or less fracking in … Continue reading The Line: Fracking in New Mexico

July 24, 2015 – The number of people who are abusing heroin and prescription drugs is rising across the country, according to the latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The drug naxalone is an effective way to … Continue reading The Line: Distributing Naxalone in New Mexico

July 17, 2015 – This week the Center for Public Integrity released a report on the use of federal funds by officials at Sandia National Laboratories to lobby against their competition for a federal contract. Gene Grant and the line … Continue reading The Line: Lab Officials Used Federal Funds to Lobby