I am writing today to announce the closure of the New Mexico Independent. After three and a half years of operation in New Mexico, the board of the American Independent News Network, has decided to shift publication of its news…
Denish, Martinez to debate Aug. 19; NMI to host live blog
New Mexico’s first gubernatorial debate has been scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 19 at Eldorado High School in Albuquerque, and the topic will be education. Albuquerque Public Schools is hosting the debate, which will be moderated by Superintendent Winston Brooks.
The Independent will be on hand to live blog the event, in collaboration with the political team at The Santa Fe New Mexican, so be sure to join us, starting at 5:45 Thursday evening.
Martinez and Denish have traded jibes this week over their education plans using dueling press releases and news conferences. Democrat Diane Denish, who has spent the last 7 1/2 years as lieutenant governor, deserves a “failing grade,” said Susana Martinez, Denish’s Republican opponent. Martinez “needs to quit attacking teachers, quit attacking schools and propose something real,” responded Denish.