Episode 1031 | The Line: Heather Wilson Nomination

Episode 1031 | The Line: Heather Wilson Nomination

>>BACK WITH THIS WEEK’S LINE OPINION PANELISTS. OUR FINAL TOPIC, FORMER NEW MEXICO CONGRESSWOMAN HEATHER WILSON IS DONALD TRUMP’S PICK TO HEAD THE U.S. AIR FORCE. MS. WILSON IS AN AIR FORCE VETERAN, OF COURSE. I USED TO WORK FOR HER IN HER FIRST TERM. DANIEL, YOU MIGHT REMEMBER THIS, AND, JANICE, YOU WERE ALL […]

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Episode 1050 | Ethics Commission Advocate: Show Us the Details

Episode 1050 | Ethics Commission Advocate: Show Us the Details

>>AFTER YEARS OF WRANGLING OVER REAL AND PERCEIVED PROBLEMS WITH CORRUPTION IN STATE GOVERNMENT, LAWMAKERS EMBARKED ON A BIG STEP TOWARD CREATION OF AN INDEPENDENT ETHICS COMMISSION. THEY AGREED TO PUT THE ISSUE ON THE BALLOT THE GENERAL ELECTION IN THE FALL OF 2018, AND THIS WEEK GWYNETH DOLAND SAT DOWN WITH DOUG CARVER, NEW […]

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Trump Administration Immigration Policy Prompts Lawsuit | The Line

>>BY THE WAY, OUR FACEBOOK LIVE SESSION THIS PAST WEDNESDAY TOOK A DIFFERENT LOOK AT THE CENSUS INCLUDING WHY IT IS HARD FOR GOVERNMENT TO FILL ITS CENSUS JOBS. YOU CAN FIND THAT CONVERSATION ON NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS FACEBOOK PAGE. THE RELATIONSHIP OF OUR GOVERNMENT WITH CITIZENS CAN BE COMPLEX. THAT IS DEMONSTRATED NOT […]

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Ethics Commission Proposal

Ethics Commission Proposal

>>VOTERS LAST YEAR APPROVED CREATION OF NEW INDEPENDENT ETHICS COMMISSION BY A NEARLY 3-1 MARGIN, BUT EXACTLY HOW THAT BODY WILL BE SET UP AND FUNCTION IS STILL LARGELY UNKNOWN. BUT THIS WEEK WE GET THE FIRST GLIMPSE OF A PLAN AS REPRESENTATIVE DAYMON ELY INTRODUCED HOUSE BILL 4. THE PROPOSAL WOULD GIVE ETHICS COMMISSION […]

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Man with Gun Verbally Harassing People on Santa Fe Plaza | The Line

>>THERE’S A MAN THAT’S BEEN WALKING AROUND THE SANTA FE PLAZA WITH, AS I SAID, A GUN ON HIS HIP ALLEGEDLY HARASSING MINORITY VENDORS AND OTHERS HE COMES ACROSS. MAYOR ALAN WEBBER’S OFFICE HAS RECEIVED MANY COMPLAINTS AND COMMENTS, AND LEAH CANTOR OF THE SANTA FE REPORTER WRITES THAT THE MAYOR SAYS: ‘THE CITY IS […]

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Former Secretary of Education Karen Trujillo

>>THE GOVERNOR HAS KEPT HER REASONS FOR FIRING EDUCATION SECRETARY KAREN TRUJILLO FAIRLY VAGUE, CITING A LACK OF LEADERSHIP ON REFORM EFFORTS AND SUBPAR COMMUNICATION. TRUJILLO, HOWEVER, HAS BEEN OUTSPOKEN AND SAYS HER DISMISSAL CAME WITHOUT WARMING. RECENTLY SHE SAT DOWN WITH FRED MARTINO OF OUR SISTER STATION, KRWG, AT NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY. HERE’S […]

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Unvaccinated Children in New Mexico Schools | The Line

Unvaccinated Children in New Mexico Schools | The Line

>>THE ANTI-VAXXER MOVEMENT ROLLS ON. WHILE IT’S CERTAINLY A NATIONAL STORY WITH 26 STATES NOW REPORTING MEASLES CASES, THERE IS A NEW MEXICO ANGLE. IT SEEMS WE HAVE A LOOPHOLE IN OUR SYSTEM HERE THAT ALLOWS PARENTS TO EXEMPT THEIR CHILD WITHOUT THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION. JOHN ROBY AND THE SANTA FE REPORTER DISCOVERED A STARTLING […]

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Counties Pass Laws Counteracting State Policy | The Line

>>DOZENS OF NEW MEXICO COUNTIES HAVE PASSED MEASURES OPPOSING GUN SAFETY LEGISLATION THIS SESSION, AND TEN COUNTIES HAVE PASSED ORDINANCES BANNING UNIONS FROM REQUIRING PAYMENTS OF WORKERS WHO BENEFIT FROM UNION CONTRACTS REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT THEY’RE UNION MEMBERS. BUT THE GOVERNOR SAYS IT’S TIME FOR COUNTIES TO TOW THE LINE ON GUN SAFETY, […]

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Janet Napolitano, Our Land Gila Wilderness, El Paso Shootings Reaction | Preview

Janet Napolitano, Our Land Gila Wilderness, El Paso Shootings Reaction | Preview

>>FUNDING FOR NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS PROVIDED BY THE MCCUNE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION AND THE NEEPER NATURAL HISTORY PROGRAMMING FUND FOR KNME-TV AND VIEWERS LIKE YOU.>>THIS WEEK ON NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS, DOMESTIC TERRORISM. HOW SHOULD NEW MEXICO AND THE U.S. RESPOND TO SHOOTINGS?>>THERE IS MORE ACTUAL LOSS OF LIFE ATTRIBUTABLE TO DOMESTIC TERRORISTS THAN THOSE […]

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New Book Shares Genízaro Slavery History in New Mexico

>>IN THE UNITED STATES WE OFTEN ASSOCIATE SLAVERY EXCLUSIVELY WITH THE SOUTH, BUT, SLAVERY WAS COMMON IN THE SOUTHWEST TOO, ESPECIALLY IN NEW MEXICO. TRADERS CAPTURED AND SOLD NATIVE AMERICANS TO HISPANIC FAMILIES, A PROCESS CONTINUED UP TO AND BEYOND THE CIVIL WAR. THEY WERE CALLED GENIZAROS. AS MORE HISTORIANS WRITE THESE STORIES, MORE PEOPLE […]

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