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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Cloud hangs over Native American artifacts market after federal raids in Four Corners

Fed crackdown puts tribal artifact dealers on edge

SANTA FE, N.M. — An intensifying federal investigation into the sale of Native American artifacts has brought fear and uncertainty to one of the nation’s largest and longest-running Indian artifact shows.

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Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, New Mexico school, resolve differences over use of name

O’Keeffe museum, NM school patch up differences

SANTA FE, N.M. — The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and an Albuquerque school named after the artist have patched up their differences over the use of her name.

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Investigators say artifact looting case in Southwest will grow to include more suspects

Feds say artifact looting case likely to grow

SALT LAKE CITY — Federal authorities in charge of the nation’s biggest bust of artifact looting and grave-robbing are targeting more suspects ranging from those who do the digging to wealthy buyers in the lucrative black market of ancient Southwest relics.

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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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Obituaries in the news

Obituaries in the news

John Dawson

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — John “Marmaduke” Dawson, a longtime Grateful Dead collaborator who co-wrote “Friend of the Devil” and developed a devoted following with his psychedelic country group New Riders of the Purple Sage, died Tuesday. He was 64.

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Obama renews pressure on Congress to protect consumers from credit card practices

Obama urges Congress to act on credit card bill

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — President Barack Obama urged Congress on Thursday to quickly send him legislation ending abusive credit card practices. But his populist appeal also included a stern warning to shoppers whose eyes are bigger than their budgets.

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