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El Paso's CFO/deputy city manager resigns

EL PASO TIMES: Two El Paso deputy city managers are on their way out, changing the structure of the city's executive staff. Carmen Arrieta-Candelaria, the city's chief financial officer and deputy city manager, has resigned. In the meantime, Jane Shang, the deputy city manager now on paid administrative leave, has been named a finalist for the city manager job in Des Moines, Iowa.

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YISD: Lower Valley schools have lowest enrollment, district needs $72.3 million in repairs

EL PASO TIMES: There are more desks than students at the Ysleta Independent School District's Lower Valley campuses, and the district is currently in need of $72.3 million in maintenance. According to a study by demographic Templeton Demographics, the district will lose about 250 students over the next five years, which could mean a loss of about $1.6 million in state funding.

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ACLU: Woman settles suit with UMC over cavity search during border stop

EL PASO TIMES: A woman has settled a lawsuit for $1.1 million against an El Paso hospital and two doctors after she was allegedly forced to undergo a body cavity exam during a failed search drugs after being stopped at the border by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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Health care business accused of Medicare fraud; prosecutors move to seize assets

THE MONITOR: Federal prosecutors have filed forfeiture documents against a local home health care agency and hospice alleging that the employees forged documents and bribed doctors in connection with Medicare fraud. On Monday morning, the U.S. Attorney’s Office filed a civil forfeiture complaint against Beyamar Hospice Services and Beyamar Home Health Care Inc II, going after two bank accounts with tens of thousands of dollars.

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Donna leaders seek plans for bridge inspection station

THE MONITOR: Optimistic about their efforts to gain federal approval to inspect commercial trucks, Donna leaders are moving forward on building a southbound inspection station — even without a firm commitment yet that it will be staffed. City leaders voted June 19 to solicit qualifications from engineering and architectural firms for the design and possible construction of a roadway and federal commercial inspection facilities at the Donna-Rio Bravo International Bridge.

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UTPA athletics department still a work in progress for AD King

THE MONITOR: When Chris King arrived to UTPA as athletic director five years ago, he, along with university president Robert Nelsen, who was hired six months after the former, established a seven-year plan. In Year 5, the 2013-14 school year, the goal was to have the athletics department in a conference with an automatic qualifier to the NCAA tournament. In Year 6, things, King said, “would be pretty good,” and Year 7 there “would be no more excuses.”

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