Stuff you need to know, 7.27.23

“Urbanization, Latinos and a far-right GOP. How New Mexico went from battleground to blue”
by Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times
July 23, 2023

A greater percentage of New Mexico residents are urban dwellers— 90 percent—than anywhere else in the country. Republican messaging favoring rugged individualism and demonizing “big government” is increasingly out of step in a state where Democratic Hispanics control most of the levers of political power.

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Diana Tittle
Diana Tittle

Diana Tittle, a member of the board of Sierra County Public-Interest Journalism Project, was the editor of the Sierra County Sun, the Citizen's precursor. A former resident of Truth or Consequences who now lives part-time in northern New Mexico, she spent her 42-year professional career in Cleveland, Ohio, where she worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine writer and editor, book author and publisher and publishing consultant. She is the recipient of a Cleveland Arts Prize for Literature.

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