Federal judge OK’s $40 million deal to buy Eclipse Aviation

Judge approves $40 million Eclipse purchase

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A federal bankruptcy judge on Thursday approved a $40 million offer to purchase Eclipse Aviation, giving the Albuquerque-based manufacturer a chance to restart production of its light jet.

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New Mexico attorney general says indictment returned against former secretary of state

Former NM secretary of state indicted

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The New Mexico attorney general says a grand jury has returned indictments against former Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron and three others, alleging misuse of public money.

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New Mexico coach files defamation lawsuit against Albuquerque lawyer

Locksley files defamation suit against lawyer

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico coach Mike Locksley has filed a defamation lawsuit against an Albuquerque lawyer, the latest round in a legal tug-of-war that is overshadowing preseason workouts.

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Guardians of Georgia O’Keeffe legacy take on Albuquerque elementary school’s sign, T-shirts

O’Keeffe legacy watchers take on elementary school

SANTA FE, N.M. — The guardians of Georgia O’Keeffe’s legacy have a bone to pick with an Albuquerque elementary school named after the artist. It’s not a pretty picture.

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Lawsuit claims EPA compromises public health in West by failing to limit air pollution

EPA sued over claims of air pollution in West

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was sued Friday by an environmental group that claims the agency has failed to safeguard public health in the West by not limiting the transmission of air pollution across state lines.

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NM cockfighters suing state, law enforcement officials in federal court, seeking $77 million

NM cockfighters file $77M lawsuit in federal court

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico cockfighters have filed a federal lawsuit seeking $77 million, claiming their civil rights were violated in the state’s enforcement of a 2007 law banning the bloodsport.

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Habitat for 2 threatened fish in NM, Ariz. to be reviewed after interference found in review

Feds to reconsider critical habitat for 2 fish

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A federal judge has ruled the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service can reconsider the critical habitat designation of two threatened fish species in New Mexico and Arizona after a probe found political interference likely affected scientists’ findings.

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Environmental groups sue feds, claiming expansion of drilling in NM threatens air quality

BLM, Forest Service sued over air pollution in NM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Environmentalists claim in a lawsuit that federal agencies violated the law by approving plans that would expand oil and gas development in New Mexico’s San Juan Basin — one of the nation’s largest natural gas fields.

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