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5 Things You Need To Know - August 4, 2020

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Barack Obama endorses Hickenlooper, Crow in 2020 races
Virtual home repairs growing in popularity
Posted at 6:36 AM, Aug 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 08:36:06-04

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

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Teachers concerned about upcoming school year notarize wills in front of El Paso County Health

A bold message from some local teachers who expressed their worry over the upcoming school year by notarizing their wills in front of the El Paso County Health Department Monday. Teachers say a lack of accountability and what they believe is the district's unwillingness to take public health orders seriously have led them to start preparing for the worst.
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El Paso County Court System scales back operations after court staff member tests positive

The El Paso County Court System has scaled back its operations after a court staff member tested positive for COVID-19. The chief judge for the county, along with the State Health Dept., has decided to limit court operations from Aug. 3 to Aug. 14, with some exceptions. All jury trials and most other in-person hearings are postponed.
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Strong to severe weather very likely across the eastern plains today
Strong to severe weather is expected across the eastern plains today. Storms will develop over the interstate today, but storms will likely stay non-severe until they start moving east out of El Paso and Pueblo counties. The main storm threats for our eastern plains are golf ball-sized hail and 70 mph winds with localized flooding.
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Barack Obama endorses Hickenlooper, Crow in 2020 races

John Hickenlooper and Rep. Jason Crow were the two Colorado candidates to earn endorsements from former President Barack Obama Monday among dozens across the country in the 44th president’s first round of nods for the 2020 General Election. Though both Hickenlooper and Crow have racked up high-profile endorsements over the past months, the nod from Obama is the latest and biggest endorsement for both.
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Virtual home repairs helping people learn how to fix it and save money

Home repairs and home improvement projects have become even more significant activities. These projects can get expensive, especially if you are hiring people to do the job. As people work to socially distance and save money, do-it-yourself virtual home repairs are becoming more popular. Fixer.com started out as a company designed to send a home repair specialist straight to your door, but during the pandemic, the company pivoted to offer services remotely.
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