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October 14, 2014 BCC Summary

Santa Fe, NM – October 17, 2014 - Below is a summary of the actions taken by the Santa Fe Board of County Commissioners (BCC). All five Commissioners were present for the meeting with Commissioner Anaya arriving for the Action Items.

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Former UNM employee fired for PTSD panic attack wins lawsuit against university

A former University of New Mexico employee just won a huge settlement from her lawsuit against UNM when a jury unanimously agreed that the university failed to accommodate her disability.


PNM to hold Assistance Fair

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) -PNM is hosting an event focused on helping people who have come across tough times. At least 40 agencies will be on hand Saturday. They’ll offer help with foreclosures, electric bills, medical care, legal advice and even pet care. An on-site financial budgeting class will also take place.


Inmate’s lawsuit claims he was denied treatment after prison beating

An inmate at the Penitentiary of New Mexico says in a lawsuit filed earlier this week that 10 other inmates attacked him in May 2013 while two on-duty state Corrections Department officers were asleep.


Otero County Sheriff`s Office bust 42 people on drug charges

The Otero County Sheriff`s Office Narcotics Enforcement Unit agents concluded an eight month undercover operation after agents arrested 42 people Wednesday on various drug related offenses, Sheriff Benny House said.


Plague, tularemia remain active in East Mountains

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —Bernalillo County and Albuquerque health officials are advising people living in the East Mountains area that plague and tularemia continue to remain active. They say the increased rainfall New Mexico has seen over the last two years has allowed for more vegetation growth and increased rodent populations.


Law Enforcement Cadets Help Build Home

Cadets of the Southeastern New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy at New Mexico Junior College volunteered to help with the construction of a Habitat for Humanity house.


Former New Mexico Student Says She Was Shunned For Anti-Gay View

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A former University of New Mexico student can proceed with a free speech lawsuit against the school alleging she was ostracized by her professors for making anti-gay remarks in paper, a federal judge has ruled.


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New Mexico fourth most expensive state for homeowners insurance claims

Former New Mexico Student Says She Was Shunned For Anti-Gay View

Law Enforcement Cadets Help Build Home