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Ryan Lowery

Ryan Lowery

Ryan Lowery is an award-winning independent journalist based in Albuquerque. He covers politics and criminal justice and has reported on New Mexico for the Las Vegas Optic, Santa Fe Reporter, Los Angeles Times and others. Lowery was awarded the 2020 William S. Dixon First Amendment Freedom Award from the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government, and the 2021 Sunshine Award from the New Mexico Press Association for his reporting that highlighted lack of transparency from multiple government agencies.

Ronchetti fails to denounce violent extremist groups

By: - June 14, 2022

During an unprecedented moment in American history Thursday night, television viewers witnessed prime-time congressional hearings probing the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol. A key focus of the presentation was involvement of members of alt-right extremist groups like the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers. One week before the prime-time hearing, Mark Ronchetti, […]

Biden extends radiation compensation fund, but NM Downwinders still seek help

By: - June 9, 2022

President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed a two-year extension to the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA), a federal program that provides financial compensation to people harmed during nuclear weapons testing and uranium mining. The act does not, however, cover those who lived downwind of the Trinity Test Site in New Mexico. And despite decades of […]

National PACs spend big in NM general election before primary

By: - June 6, 2022

Before New Mexican voters have finished casting ballots in the state’s primary election, national political groups are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on advertising for the general election. One Republican political action committee has already purchased more than $1 million in airtime on Albuquerque television stations in support of a candidate not yet specified […]