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5 things you need to know - January 20, 2020

Garden of the Gods Overlook
Posted at 5:48 AM, Jan 20, 2020

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

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How to turn your day off into a day of service on MLK Day

On Aug. 28, 1963, thousands of demonstrators participated in the Walk on Washington. Fast forward to 2020 and marching has become one of the staple activities organizations do to celebrate Dr. King. Local events happening today provides the opportunity to serve and honor the memory of Dr. King.
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Springs on list of cities with fastest rent growth in past 5 years

The cost of rent continues to rise throughout the country, and it's increasing especially quick in Colorado Springs. A new report from Apartment List ranks cities based on which one had the highest rent increase in the past five years, and Colorado Springs comes in second place.
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Mild and dry for MLK Day in southern Colorado

Pretty seasonal weather is expected today across southern Colorado, which is pretty fantastic if you have the day off! We'll see fairly bright skies across the region, but we could still see high level cirrus clouds move into the region as the day goes along.
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Pueblo Republican enters race for House District 47

A Republican challenger has announced his campaign for Colorado's House District 47. Puebloan Ron Parker is an Army veteran and retired Colorado Department of Corrections educator. Parker is challenging State Rep. Bri Buentello who won election in 2018 by a narrow 321 votes.
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49ers advance to the Super Bowl after dominating the Packers

From the opening kickoff in Sunday's NFC title game, the San Francisco 49ers and running back Raheem Mostert pounded the Green Bay defense on the ground. The 49ers will take on the Kansas City Chiefs, who advanced earlier in the day by defeating the Titans in the AFC title game.