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V.24 No.45 | 11/5/2015
Aaron Gonzalez
Wes Naman

Culture Shock

What the Camera Reveals

Photographer Wes Naman explores New Mexico's identity through portraiture

A small crew of photographers and writers strive to capture the spirit of New Mexico through the distinct stories and faces of the people who have made their homes here.
V.21 No.13 | 3/29/2012
Jerome Block Jr.

politics

State gets near-failing grade for corruption

Our lawmakers have made some recent strides in opening up government and tackling a historical lack of political ethics. And we still have a long, long way to go. The State Integrity Investigation published last month made that painfully clear.

The report sponsors assembled journalists nationwide to gather information on "laws and practices that deter corruption and promote accountability and openness." New Mexico scored a D- (Hanna Skandera, state secretary of public education, must be appalled) and an overall ranking of 39.

Not a single state in the country scored an A. And even the states ranking highest have seen their share of malfeasance. The investigation website reports that New Jersey Senate Majority Leader Lorretta Weinberg laughed when asked about her state's top ranking, saying, "If we're number one, I feel bad for the rest of the states."

Big kudos to Gwyneth Doland, newly-minted executive director of the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government, who assembled all the information for our state report. Her "story behind the score" is well worth checking out.

V.19 No.46 | 11/18/2010

news

The New Mexico Independent, as we know it, is closed.

The New Mexico Independent is closing down its larger operation, according to statements on Twitter from NMI editor Gwyneth Doland. She writes:

“The New Mexico Independent as you know it is now closed. The site will remain live, possibly with a half-time blogger. Deepest apologies.

Thank you @fbihop, @m_ruth, @BryantFurlow, @Trip_44 for 2 1/2 years of the best, most innovative reporting I could have imagined.

And thank you, loyal readers, for all of your loyalty, support, encouragement, tips and readership. We couldn't have done it without you!”

The New Mexico Independent is part of the American Independent News Network, a privately funded non-profit corporation providing online news coverage. The Washington Independent is also signing off today, giving the recession as reason.