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5 Things You Need To Know - April 28, 2020

Garden of the Gods
Posted at 6:28 AM, Apr 28, 2020

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

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Struggling to pay May rent? Here are some options

We're all in this together and looking for new ways to get life back on track, and since rent is due Friday we wanted to look into options for people who are struggling to make ends meet. Just like April, if you're struggling to pay rent for May, talk to your landlord as soon as possible about options. The Colorado Apartment Association says many are offering payment plans, extensions, or allowing people to pay half their rent.
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Counterfeit cash an "out of control" threat to businesses

We know local businesses are working hard to plan and rebound from the impact of coronavirus here in Colorado. News5 wants to help with that planning by providing an important warning. News5 Investigates has learned about a growing counterfeit cash problem impacting Colorado Springs businesses.
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Slightly cooler today but with stronger winds and high fire danger

A cold front overnight is going to leave Colorado feeling a little cooler than yesterday, but with much stronger winds. Red Flag Warnings are in effect through the region due to low humidity and very strong and gusty afternoon winds. Temperatures will be in the 70s and 80s today with lows falling into the 30s and 40s overnight.
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Colorado Springs, El Paso County officials to give update on safer-at-home phase

Local leaders are holding a press briefing this afternoon to discuss the transition to the safer-at-home phase in the Pikes Peak region. Mayor John Suthers, El Paso County Health, and other representatives will be speaking at this briefing. News5 will carry this on-air, online and on your streaming device at 1 p.m.
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Colorado joins Western States Pact, pledging to follow science, not politics in fight against COVID-19

Colorado, as well as Nevada, will join California, Oregon and Washington in the Western States Pact, according to a Monday morning announcement from the Office of the Governor. The Western States Pact is a group of governors from the western states that have a shared vision for modifying the stay-at-home orders and continuing to fight the novel coronavirus.
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