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5 Things You Need To Know - April 23, 2020

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Posted at 6:30 AM, Apr 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-23 08:30:22-04

Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Thursday morning.

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Taking control and finding hope in your financial situation

We know these are troubling times with many questions. Even if you now have that stimulus check, how do you manage it? What do you do if you've realized you don't have enough to pay the bills? News5 spoke to Financial Peace University experts who have helped millions of families get out of debt and take back control of their finances. They say even in these times you can do it too.
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El Paso Sheriff not following Governor's guidance for issuing temporary concealed carry permits

Gov. Jared Polis issued executive orders earlier this month, encouraging law enforcement agencies statewide to continue processing new application for concealed carry permits. However, News 5 Investigates has found the El Paso County Sheriff's Office isn't following that guidance. On April 6, Polis issued executive orders suspending in-person requirements to process concealed carry permits. Instead, he encourages law enforcement agencies to consider issuing temporary concealed permits for 90 days during the Coronavirus pandemic
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Warmer today with scattered showers and lightning at end of day

We're going to have a really nice day today and tonight before we see a chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms at the end of the day. Very dry air at the surface is going to prevent most of the rain from hitting the ground, and we might just see gusty winds and lightning come down from any thundershowers.
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Polis: 150,000 tests arrive in Colorado this week

Gov. Jared Polis announced 150,000 tests will arrive in Colorado by the end of the week, plus another 150,000 ordered that could arrive by mid-May. The state has partnered with Colorado State University to test personnel at skilled nursing centers to prevent further outbreaks.
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We're Open Colorado: SERVPRO sanitizes first responder vehicles for free

SERVPRO of North Central Colorado Springs, experts in clean up and restoration jobs following major damage or disaster, is working to keep our first responders safe through the donation of their sanitation services. The organization donated their time and resources in coordination with the Falcon Fire Department, to fully clean and sanitize the vehicles of first responders.
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