August 14, 2015 – A spill at the Gold King Mine in Colorado turned the Animas River deep yellow this week. Governor Susana Martinez declared a state of emergency. Farmers and ranchers are trying to keep their crops and animals alive while … Continue reading The Line: Toxic Spill in the Animas River
August 7, 2015 – Explosions at two churches in Las Cruces last weekend have many people talking about safety at places of worship in New Mexico. At the time of our broadcast this week, law enforcement officers are still looking … Continue reading The Line: Explosions at Two Churches in Las Cruces (web extra)
August 7, 2015 – A preliminary hearing began this week for two officers involved in the fatal shooting of James Boyd last year in the foothills of Albuquerque. The city of Albuquerque recently reached a settlement with Boyd’s family in a civil … Continue reading The Line: Hearing Begins for Officers Involved in Boyd Shooting
August 7, 2015 – Albuquerque city councilor Ken Sanchez has proposed that the city re-visit the idea of imposing a curfew on teens and a poll by the Albuquerque Journal this week found broad support for the idea. But are … Continue reading The Line: Do Teen Curfews Work?
August 7, 2015 – The Obama administration announced a new plan this week to cut carbon emissions across the country. The Clean Power Plan outlines specific goals for each state, including New Mexico. Excerpt from President Obama’s announcement: “We have a … Continue reading The Line: Cutting Carbon Emissions
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