6 thoughts on “Crossing the line…into NM

  1. Kumbaya says:

    Worst States to Live in 2023 https://worldpopulationreview.com/state-rankings/worst-states-to-live-in
    New Mexico (#48 overall)

    Healthcare: 33
    Education: 50
    Economy: 44
    Infrastructure: 45
    Opportunity: 49
    Fiscal Stability: 35
    Crime & Corrections: 47
    Natural Environment: 31

    New Mexico ranks 48th in the nation, or third-worst, according to the U.S. & World News report. The state has fallen in the bottom five states every year since 2017, mainly due to concerns about education and opportunity.

    New Mexico’s education system ranks last in the nation, and EdWeek Research Center ranked the state’s public schools the worst in the country. by the EdWeek Research Center. The state’s fourth-grade reading levels are the lowest in the country. Only 75% of New Mexican students graduate from high school, significantly lower than the national average of 85.8%.

    Opportunity metrics are low in the state, with a poverty rate of 17%. Furthermore, 26% of children live at or below the poverty line, which is the country’s highest level of childhood poverty.

    p/s: Here Are The 10 Most Dangerous Towns In New Mexico To Live In https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/new-mexico/10-most-dangerous-towns-nm/

    • Mr. Bummer says:

      “You need over a quarter of a million dollars, on average, to buy a house in Albuquerque.
      It’s at least twice that much in Santa Fe.
      Want to rent an apartment? Even a one-bedroom will be more than $1,000 a month on average according to data from apartmentlist.com, in a state with an average household income of $54,000 before taxes. And, of course, there are plenty of New Mexicans who make less, including at least 2,600 homeless.” https://nmpoliticalreport.com/2023/01/22/governor-hopes-to-go-big-on-housing-homelessness/
      p/s: Los Alamos has more millionaires per capita than any municipality, big or small, in the nation, and it has held that spot for more than a decade.
      As of 2020, Los Alamos County was the richest county in New Mexico and 11th in the nation with a median household income of $119,266.

  2. Drygulchers says:

    Police arrest disgruntled Republican candidate in connection with shootings in New Mexico (Rachel Maddow Show MSNBC) https://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/watch/police-arrest-disgruntled-republican-candidate-in-connection-with-shootings-in-new-mexico-160010821981

    “Arrest of Former GOP House Candidate In Shootings Has Political Implications And Raises Questions” New Mexico Politics with Joe Monahan Tuesday, January 17, 2023 http://joemonahansnewmexico.blogspot.com/
    “Pena, 39, an ex-con who served nearly seven years in prison for “smash and grab” crimes, was defeated in a landslide by Dem Rep. Miguel Garcia in his bid for the Downtown/Valley district. But he refused to concede and claimed the election was stolen.
    …While APD Chief Medina labeled Pena, the “mastermind” in a conspiracy in which he hired and paid four other men to do the actual shootings, there is still the question of whether Pena was directed in the conspiracy by someone higher up. Are there further connections to explore locally and nationally?

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