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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

This week, the line opinion panelists discuss issues from the headlines, including the Bernalillo County Commission vote on the proposed Santolina development. The line will also debate rapid transit in Albuqerque, the state’s copper rule, and a controversial contract between the city … Continue reading The Line: June 19, 2015

State lawmakers met for a few hours this week to approve a deal to fund capital outlay projects across the state. What message does the session send to New Mexicans? Our line opinion panelists tell us what they think.   … Continue reading The Line: Special Session

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced this week that his office is looking more closely at the state’s justice system and the case of Andrew Romero, who is accused of killing Rio Rancho police officer Gregg Benner. This week’s … Continue reading The Line: AG Balderas Announces Violent Crimes Review Team

This week, the line opinion panelists discuss the winners and losers in special legislative session. Lawmakers approved a bill to fund capital outlay projects, which had previously stalled in the regular session. The panelists discuss the response of Attorney General Hector … Continue reading The Line: June 12, 2015

A recent report from the Legislative Finance Committee found that the state does not have an effective plan for addressing teen pregnancy. What should be done to reduce the rates of teen pregnancy in our state? Gene Grant and the line … Continue reading The Line: Teen Pregnancy and Recognizing Transgender Individuals

This week on New Mexico in Focus, our line opinion panelists talk about recent coverage of a plea deal for Andrew Romero, who is accused of killing Rio Rancho police officer Gregg “Nigel” Benner during a traffic stop last month. The Albuquerque Journal … Continue reading The Line: Plea Deals