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…
UNM’s Lonna Atkeson honored by Common Cause
The good government group Common Cause will honor University of New Mexico political science professor Lonna Atkeson with its Jack Taylor Award at the group’s annual luncheon Saturday, Oct. 16.
Atkeson earned the award for her “outstanding research expanding our understanding of the process and public perception of elections in New Mexico,” according to Common Cause.
The luncheon takes place at the UNM Continuing Education Building from noon to 2 p.m. For more information, go to www.commoncause.org/nm.
Common Cause, which has advocated for campaign finance reform, webcasting at the state Legislature, open conference committees and ethics reform, also operates a nonpartisan voter protection program, Count Every Vote New Mexico (www.counteveryvotenm.org).
The group is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.