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Health Care Staffing

October 15, 2021 – The Line opinion panel explores the problem of a burned-out, stressed-out…

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Campaign Finance Reporting

October 15, 2021 – The Line opinion panel breaks down the latest campaign finance numbers…

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Addressing the Homeless and Housing Crunch | Web Extra

October 1, 2021 – Despite a pandemic ban on evictions, some tenants in precarious housing situations…

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Measuring Student Success During COVID

October 1, 2021 – Standardized testing was so sparse in New Mexico in 2020 and…

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Balloon Fiesta Ready to Take Flight

September 24, 2021 – New Mexico’s premiere fall event is just days away, and we…

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New Mexico Enters the Fray Over Texas Abortion Ban

September 24, 2021 –As passionate as the debate over abortion access can be, there’s little…

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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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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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Profiting from New Cannabis Laws

June 18, 2021 – The Line opinion panelists talk about upcoming cannabis legalization and potential pitfalls. Conflicts of interest have…

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Blazing Heat in NM

June 18, 2021 – The Line opinion panel takes up a topic on everyone’s sweat-soaked brow…

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Redistricting Committee Selections Questioned

June 11, 2021 – The Line panelists take a closer look at the committee charged with bringing fairness to the…

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UFO Phenomena Goes Beyond Roswell

June 11, 2021 – The Line opinion panelists discuss Sen. Martin Heinrich’s call to have open and honest discussions…

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Court Upholds COVID Restrictions

June 11, 2021 – The Line opinion panel reacts to a unanimous decision this week from…

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Homicide Rate Rises in Albuquerque

June 4, 2021 – We have yet to see the halfway mark for 2021,but Albuquerque has already seen 50 homicide deaths.…

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New Mexico’s Vaccination Rate

June 4, 2021 – The Line opinion panel discusses New Mexico’s vaccination push, which this week added a cash sweepstakes to…

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Melanie Stansbury Wins CD1 Race

June 4, 2021 – Voters in New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District chose a new representative to send to…

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Footing the Bill for Oil and Gas

May 28, 2021 – The Line opinion panelists discuss a new report that suggests New…

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Department of Workforce Solutions in Crisis?

May 28, 2021 – Businesses have paid millions into the state’s unemployment insurance fund, which…

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