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Vaccine and Mask Mandates

September 17, 2021 – The Line opinion panel debates vaccine and mask mandates.   Will the…

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Better Pay for More Educators

September 17, 2021 – Teacher’s assistants and early childhood educators are key to child well-being,…

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Police Staffing Issues

September 17, 2021 – Crime often tops the list of problems facing New Mexicans, yet…

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How to Prepare for a Mental Health Helpline

September 10, 2021 – The Line opinion panel talks about a proposed mental health hotline,…

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Time for a Charter School Moratorium?

September 10, 2021 – The Line panelists take up the issue of charter schools. As…

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Virgin Galactic Grounded

September 10, 2021 – The Line opinion panel talks through the implications of the now-infamous…

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Addressing Yazzie-Martinez Lawsuit Issues

September 3, 2021 – The Line opinion panel digs into a draft plan to address…

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Unemployment Benefits Set to Expire

September 3, 2021 – An uncertain future faces New Mexicans who have benefited from additional…

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Budget Windfall Anticipated

September 3, 2021 – The Line opinion panel takes a closer look at the implications…

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NM Leads Pedestrian Deaths

August 27, 2021 – The Line opinion panel looks at sobering numbers for pedestrian fatalities…

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Afghan Resettlement

August 27, 2021 – Fleeing Taliban rule, Afghans who were able to leave their homeland…

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Vaccine Mandate Lawsuit

August 27, 2021 – Two women have filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court that…

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Census Data Shows New Mexico Going Urban

August 20, 2021 – Data released by the U.S. Census shows 20 of New Mexico’s 33…

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Crime Trends in ABQ

August 20, 2021 – The Line discusses the troubling crime trend in the wake of…

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Masked and Vaxxed: MLG’s New Mandates

August 20, 2021 – Mask up! The nearly unrestrained rise in COVID-19 cases among unvaccinated people has…

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Financial Crisis Looming?

August 13, 2021 – The Line opinion panel dives into a difficult topic, the potential…

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CYFD Leadership Shakeup

August 13, 2021 – The Line opinion panel weighs in on the latest shake-up in…

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Responding to the Delta Variant

August 13, 2021 – The Line opinion panel discusses the recent surge in COVID-19 cases,…

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LESC Leader Under Pressure to Resign

August 6, 2021 – The Line opinion panel discusses the controversy over Rachel Gudgel, who…

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Reading, Writing, Math (Masks and Vaccines)

August 6, 2021 – After a long year of learning from home, students across New…

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Aftershocks of Williams Stapleton’s Resignation

August 6, 2021 – The ripples of the investigation into now former New Mexico Rep.…

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Keller Touts Public Money for Soccer Stadium

July 30, 2021 – The Line opinion panelists weigh in on a proposed $50 million bond…

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New CDC, PED, School District Mask Policies

July 30, 2021 – The Line opinion panel talks about the return of masks –…

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Manny, Tim and the Problems with Public Campaign Financing

July 23, 2021 – The Line panelists discuss the challenges around public financing of political…

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Ethics Complaint Against AG Balderas

July 23, 2021 – The Line panel explores the ethics complaint filed against Attorney General…

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Selling Fuel to Intoxicated Drivers

July 23, 2021 – The Line opinion round table offers reactions and insight on the…

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Caseloads Overwhelm Public Defenders

July 16, 2021 – The Line opinion panel looks at the impact of tough-on-crime policy…

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GOP Rep Enters Race for NM Governor

July 16, 2021 – Although the Republican gubernatorial primary is a long way off –…

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CYFD Under Fire for Private Communications

July 2, 2021 – The Line opinion panel weighs in on the implications of encrypted and destroyed official…

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Surge in Homeschoolers in New Mexico

July 2, 2021 – The Line opinion panel examines the rise in home school enrollment following a forced year…

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Legal Cannabis Comes to New Mexico

July 2, 2021 – This week, New Mexico in Focus continues its in-depth look at the state’s…

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NM’s Child Welfare Shows Modest Improvement

June 25, 2021 – The Line opinion panel discusses New Mexico’s seemingly permanent place near the bottom of…

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Legal Cannabis Zoning and Restrictions

June 25, 2021 –The Line opinion panelists consider another important date: June 29, when adult-use cannabis becomes…

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New Mexico to Open Fully July 1

June 25, 2021 – Covid-19 restrictions began shutting down our state in March 2020. Now, more than 15 months later, New Mexico is ready to…

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No Resolution to Monument Removal, Destruction

June 18, 2021 – The Line panelists look at what progress – if any – has been made by…

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