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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

July 17, 2015 – The first atomic bomb was tested in New Mexico 70 years ago and a group of people, known as the Trinity Downwinders, continue to ask the federal government to study how the test affected the health … Continue reading The Line: Trinity Downwinders

July 17, 2015 – The shooting death of Stephen Gerecke during a robbery by a group of teens has many people in Albuquerque talking about how the community should respond when minors commit serious crimes. APD officials told local media this … Continue reading The Line: Youth Crime in Albuquerque

Host Gene Grant and this week’s line opinion panelists debate the Confederate flag and the use of images of Spanish Conquistador Don Juan de Oñate in New Mexico. The panelists also share their thoughts on proposed changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance … Continue reading The Line: July 10, 2015

This week, our line panelists debate Governor Martinez’s vetoes in the capital outlay bill passed by lawmakers earlier this month. They also discuss new charges against two APD officers involved in the shooting of James Boyd last year and a … Continue reading The Line: June 26, 2015