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March 11, 2016 – A lawsuit filed by Arizona-based La Frontera is raising new questions about what happened in 2013 when the state of New Mexico cut off Medicaid funding for 15 behavioral health providers that were accused of fraud. Almost all … Continue reading The Line: Arizona Behavioral Health Provider Sues NM Company

March 11, 2016 –  An article in the Santa Fe New Mexican caught our attention this week: Candidates’ emphasis on origins reflects an obsession with native pedigree in Santa Fe. Reporter Daniel J. Chacón looked at how candidates in local races in … Continue reading The Line: Being A “Local” In Politics; McCleskey Will Not Face Charges

March 4, 2016 – In the past two weeks, Albuquerque media outlets reported on various community meetings on the planned Albuquerque Rapid Transit system down Central Avenue. The Albuquerque Journal highlighted “colorful language” in its coverage of one meeting this … Continue reading The Line: Public Debate About The Albuquerque Rapid Transit Remains Heated

March 4, 2016 – Health clinics in schools across the state are facing potential funding cuts. The state department of health is expected to cut at least 300 thousand dollars in funding for the program, according to local media reports. School-based health … Continue reading The Line: School-Based Health Clinics Face Potential Funding Cuts

March 4, 2016 – Former state senator Phil Griego resigned last year during the legislative session amid allegations of ethics violations. Now Griego faces 9 criminal charges, including bribery and solicitation, fraud and filing a false financial disclosure statement. Those charges were … Continue reading The Line: Former State Senator Faces Criminal Charges Related To Real Estate Deal

March 4, 2016 – Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump says votes from Latinos in Nevada’s recent caucuses show that his has a positive following in Latino and Hispanic communities across the country. But the growing popularity of piñatas shaped like Trump … Continue reading The Line: Trump Piñatas Popular At Local Stores

February 26, 2016 – In our final minutes of the Line this week, the panelists debate Dianna Duran’s request that a judge modify the terms of her probation. The former Secretary of State pleaded guilty to misusing campaign funds last … Continue reading The Line: Duran Seeks Changes In Probation; State To Release Information About Medical Marijuana Producers

February 26, 2016 – Local media have reported in recent weeks on proposed changes to the  Mexican wolf re-introduction program in Arizona and New Mexico. Host Gene Grant leads a debate on the future of the program with this week’s … Continue reading The Line: Wolf Reintroduction Program

February 26, 2016 – An article in the Santa Fe New Mexican stated this week “New Mexico has not had a major job creator since Intel moved into Rio Rancho 25 years ago.” Recent layoffs and a high unemployment rate … Continue reading The Line: New Mexico’s Economy

February 19, 2016 – The Albuquerque Police Department has a new use-of-force policy. Are officers getting the training they need fast enough to meet deadlines outlined in the settlement agreement between the Department of Justice and the city? Host Gene … Continue reading The Line: New Use-of-Force Policies For APD