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Arizona museum exhibit marks end to de Kooning painting saga

Sep. 28, 2022 20:57 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — After a Willem de Kooning painting worth millions was brazenly stolen in 1985 from an Arizona museum, the staff clung to the hope that it would turn up one day. But nobody could have predicted “Woman-Ochre” would find its way back through the kindness of strangers in a...

New Mexico settles wrongful death suit over veteran's death

Sep. 28, 2022 12:58 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A wrongful death lawsuit filed against the New Mexico Department of Health after a Vietnam War veteran contracted COVID-19 at a veterans’ home has been settled for $300,000. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that 75-year-old Rickey Lee Widener of Ruidoso died...

Churches defend clergy loophole in child sex abuse reporting

Sep. 28, 2022 12:05 PM EDT

It was a frigid Sunday evening at the Catholic Newman Center in Salt Lake City when the priest warned parishioners who had gathered after Mass that their right to private confessions was in jeopardy. A new law would break that sacred bond, the priest said, and directed the...

Jill Biden hosts White House reading for student poets

Sep. 27, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden on Tuesday hosted a reading by this year's group of National Student Poets, allowing each one to read their winning work in a White House room set up to mimic a coffee house. The first lady said she herself has turned to poetry to find joy in other...

New Mexico’s repeat child abuse rate among nation's worst

Sep. 27, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New state data shows New Mexico’s repeat rate for child abuse is among the worst in the country, a newspaper reported Tuesday. The Albuquerque Journal said more than 40% of children in New Mexico who had a substantiated serious injury from physical abuse...

Arizona abortion clinics send women to other states

Sep. 26, 2022 21:09 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — When an Arizona judge ruled last week that prosecutors can resume enforcing a near-total ban on abortion that dates to the Civil War, it fell to the staff at Camelback Family Planning to break the news to the women scheduled for appointments in the coming weeks. The...

New Mexico legislators weigh changes to harassment policies

Sep. 26, 2022 20:11 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State legislators in New Mexico are reconsidering how they evaluate complaints of sexual misconduct against colleagues, amid outrage about the handling of a complaint against an influential senator. A panel of leading legislators met Monday to discuss possible...

Pelosi: US has to do more to help with wildfire recovery

Sep. 26, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday that the federal government has to do more to help with recovery in the wake of a devastating wildfire that charred several hundred homes and destroyed the livelihoods of many rural New Mexico residents. The...

New Mexico lawmaker removed from committee over allegations

Sep. 25, 2022 18:19 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto has been removed from his position as chairman of the New Mexico Finance Authority interim committee due to sexual harassment allegations against him. Senate President Pro Tem Mimi Stewart announced the move Saturday, and appointed...

'Eco-warrior' and Earth First! co-founder Dave Foreman dies

Sep. 25, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Dave Foreman, a self-proclaimed eco-warrior who was a prominent member of the radical environmentalism movement and a co-founder of Earth First!, has died. He was 74. The New Mexico-based Rewilding Institute, which Foreman founded as a think tank to develop...