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Maddie Pukite

Maddie Pukite

Maddie Pukite is the 2023-2024, Editor of the New Mexico Daily Lobo. Pukite began reporting in Albuquerque, New Mexico with the Lobo, in the fall of 2020. The first article they wrote looked into the cost and upkeep of grass at the University of New Mexico’s main campus and was awarded by the New Mexico Press Association. Since then, Pukite has spent time at city council meetings and talking with the community about how accessibility, race, class, gender and sexuality impact their experiences. They seek to approach reporting with an intersectional framework to understand how identities play a crucial role in politics and community organizing. They are also studying Political Science and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at UNM, and are an occasional extreme sports reviewer and pop star aficionado.

Two N.M. prison guards named three times in civil rights complaints 

By: , and - November 9, 2023

Two New Mexico correctional facility officers have been accused multiple times of abusing and harassing incarcerated people. This past year, the prison guards Lt. Christian Trujillo and Sgt. Danny Pelayo were both named three times in civil complaints and civil rights lawsuits.  Trujillo and Pelayo work at the Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Clayton. […]

Albuquerque looks to Santa Fe to help set up rules to purchase and redevelop Walmart property

By: - March 9, 2023

City officials in Albuquerque want to purchase the Walmart property set to close on March 10 near San Mateo and Central. It’s unclear how much it will cost for the city to acquire the property, which is still owned by Walmart. The company has yet to offer to sell it, according to City Councilor Pat […]

What to do with the Walmart in ABQ’s International District?

By: - February 27, 2023

The Walmart in Albuquerque’s International District is set to close on March 10 and what happens next is up in the air, because the company still owns the property. The lot is zoned for mixed use, meaning several different options could be built in its place. In order for anything new to go in the […]

A demonstrator holds up a sign offering more information about incarcerated Indigenous activist Leonard Peltier at a rally organized by The Red Nation in front of the Pete V. Domenici Courthouse in downtown Albuquerque on the evening of Monday, Feb. 6, 2023, the 48th anniversary of Peltier's incarceration and the International Day of Solidarity for the activist. (Photo by Shelby Wyatt for Source NM)

Clemency for Leonard Peltier demanded decades after his incarceration

By: - February 7, 2023

People in Albuquerque joined others across the country demanding the release of Leonard Peltier from federal prison. “His imprisonment was meant to demoralize us and to discourage us from resisting. He was meant to be made an example of, to show people this is what happens if you speak out,” Jennifer Marley said in front […]

Members of UNM's chapter of Turning Point USA film the protesters outside an event with Charlie Kirk on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022.

Officers detain demonstrators during protest on UNM campus against conspiracy theorist Charlie Kirk

By: - December 1, 2022

State Police in riot gear showed up at the Student Union Building on the University of New Mexico campus during a peaceful protest and detained three protesters of color on Wednesday night.  The protest was held in response to Turning Point USA’s UNM chapter hosting a speaking event on campus with Charlie Kirk, the founder […]

People gather in Morningside Park in Albuquerque on Tuesday, Nov. 22, to mourn the lives lost in the Club Q shooting in Colorado Springs.

Vigil in Albuquerque honors people killed in Colorado Springs at Club Q

By: - November 23, 2022

The realities of the Club Q shooting in Colorado Springs were close to home for many in Albuquerque, and people gathered in Morningside Park on Tuesday evening to grieve the lives lost in the queer bar. Several people knew people at the club on Saturday, Nov. 19, and many at the vigil frequented it themselves.  […]