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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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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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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Legislator calls for ‘cleaning of the house’ of NM investment officials, board members

Lawmaker questions “fishy” fees on NM investments

SANTA FE, N.M. — A legislative committee leader called Tuesday for Gov. Bill Richardson to replace some officials in charge of state investments and members of oversight boards for New Mexico’s permanent and pension funds.

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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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