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May 20, 2016 – A political action committee with connections to developers of the proposed Santolina project have donated money to the campaigns of two contenders for the Bernalillo County Commission’s District Two seat. The candidates in the Democratic primary are Steven … Continue reading The Line: PAC Spending In Bernalillo County Commission Race

May 20, 2016 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Donald Trump, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have announced events in New Mexico ahead of the June 7 primary. Sanders and Clinton also opened offices in Albuquerque in recent weeks. New … Continue reading The Line: National Candidates In NM (web extra)

May 13, 2016 – New Mexico State Auditor Tim Keller announced on May 5 that the state auditor’s  office will examine why there are still over 5,000 untested rape kits around the state. “Clearing the backlog of sexual assault evidence kits … Continue reading The Line: Auditor Keller Announces Examination Of Rape Kit Backlog (Web Extra)

May 13, 2016 – The University of New Mexico announced in the beginning of May that WisePies Arena, which most locals know as The Pit, will no longer host the annual Gathering of Nations event due to loss of revenue. … Continue reading The Line: Gathering Of Nations Will Move Away From The Pit

May 13, 2016 – Political reporter Milan Simonich wrote an article this week that caught our attention at New Mexico in Focus. Jeff Varela is running for the District 48 seat in the New Mexico House, which was held by … Continue reading The Line: Candidates Living Outside Their District

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