• Tributes abound for jeweler, antique dealer, philanthropist and Downtown mansion-builder Gertrude Zachary.
• State Education Sec'y overrules education advisory commission and grants charter to controversial online school with questionable conservative and for-profit ties. Critics fear creeping privatization.
• Yikes! Pipe bombs found at site along Rio Puerco west of Rio Rancho.
• Election consultants convicted of stealing $2.5 million in public funds meant to promote voter participation. Could result have impact on state's efforts to re-try former Sec'y of State Vigil-Giron?
• Car hits transformer. Lights go out for 3,000 in NE Heights. PNM fixes the problem overnight.
• Duke City state legislator proposes increase in NM tax refunds available for TV show productions.
• New exhibit at Nuclear Science & History museum shows images of earth from space.
• Is it a sign of recovery, or of desperation? NM Lottery ticket sales rise by 11% in last six months of 2012.
• UNM athletes post record high GPA. 52 named to academic all-star roster, a 30% increase.