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 Aug 9 - 15, 2012 
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.


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Linda Wertheimer

EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Oct 23)

Straight Outta Carlsbad

A Special Evening with Linda Wertheimer

By Megan Reneau
The legendary broadcast journalist and New Mexico native discusses her unique insights on today's top news stories. A panel discussion featuring KUNM’s news staff follows Wertheimer’s presentation.
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EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Oct 23)

Running Water

Third Annual Acequia Celebration and Fun Run

By Joshua Lee
Support a benefit for a small South Valley organization that aims to protect and preserve ways of life and local traditions in our community.
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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Oct 28)

Get Learnt


By Megan Reneau
Influential women share their expertise on various topics ranging from gender parody to finding long term solutions to climate change.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Oct 29)

A Grin that Glows

Jack-O'-Lantern Fest

By Renée Chavez
Enjoy food, live music, a stage show, familiar princesses, face painters, s'mores, balloon artists and more.
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