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PAC Manual

Election 2012

PAC Manual

Chasing the big-money phantoms in New Mexico

By Marisa Demarco
We got to wondering about the PACs in our state and country. Stay tuned for this series, which will be running in the news section over the coming weeks.

Election 2012

Top State PACs in the 2012 Election

By Russell Page
Who’s spending big on November?

Guest Editorial

Gun Rhetoric Fires Blanks

By Joe Serio
Once again, we’re in the middle of two sad American cycles: senseless, lethal violence and the slew of specious arguments that inevitably follow, flying hither and yon like, well, bullets that never quite hit the mark.

Council Watch

All Tied Up

By Carolyn Carlson
The Council kills a measure that would add four districts instead of diluting the minority voice in the city.
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Election 2012

Top 10 National Super PACs

By Russell Page and Marisa Demarco

With the rise of the super PAC, so too have emerged watchdog groups that track spending, donors, leaders and beneficiaries. We found OpenSecrets enormously helpful in compiling this list of the big-money political groups today. But that ranking of who’s on top will shift dramatically in the coming weeks, so it’s best to keep a close eye on roster. ProPublica’s PAC track tool is also useful and easy to parse.

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Answer Me This

By Marisa Demarco

1) How did an inmate get out of the BernCo jail early?

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Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

By Devin D. O’Leary
Funny because it happens to someone else.

Letters

The readers write.

EVENT HORIZON (Thursday, Aug 25)

Black Culture and Black Futures

NM Black Expo 2

By Robin Babb
Discuss shared cultural experiences regarding health care advocacy, education advancement, policy advocacy, community development and celebrate Black culture.
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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Aug 26)

Face the Sun

Mountainair Sunflower Festival

By Joshua Lee
Enjoy arts and crafts, a sunflower hat contest, food vendors, children's activities and juried art show. Live entertainment from Rye Creek, Erineo, The Roadrunners and Kubatana Marimba Southwest.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Aug 27)

Make it 'Til You Make It

Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire

By Joshua Lee
A family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness and a celebration of the maker movement.
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EVENT HORIZON (Tuesday, Aug 30)

Pro-Am Science

Petroglyph Pláticas: Revolution, Renaissance and Transformation

By Devin D. O'Leary
Sharman Russell speaks about the new world of citizen science.
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