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5 Things You Need To Know - January 28, 2021

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Posted at 6:32 AM, Jan 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-28 08:32:56-05

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

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All staff at D11 high school will be released at end of school year

All staff members at District 11's Mitchell High School have been notified of their release from current work assignments at the end of the current school year, the district said in a statement Wednesday.

In the statement, the district said that following discussion between the district's Board of Education, collaboration with the Colorado Department of Education, and several years of Mitchell High School being formally identified as a Priority Improvement school, according to state and district standards, Mitchell High School will be implementing comprehensive changes in the 2021-2022 school year.
Biden to expand Affordable Care Act enrollment, sign other health care orders Thursday

President Joe Biden will sign a series of executive orders regarding health care on Thursday, one of which will establish a special enrollment period for public healthcare exchanges.

Biden will set a new three-month enrollment period for exchanges set up by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which is expected to run from Feb. 15 to May 15. The new enrollment period will allow the millions of Americans currently unemployed amid the COVID-19 pandemic an extra chance to sign up for health insurance as the virus continues to spread throughout the country.
Warmer but cloudy today - 50s and 60s possible tomorrow!

Cloud cover and light winds will make it tough to warm up to our full potential today,l but we should still be able to push highs into the 40s and a few 50s in the plains today. Overnight we'll be cloudy and calm with lows in the 20s.
Colorado Springs city council approves annexation for new rehab center

Over the last seven years, Peaks Recovery Centers has been meeting individuals from all walks of life, helping them on the road to recovery. Earlier this month, city council approved an annexation of land for the centers on Old Ranch Road. Before city council approved the annexation, News5 spoke with a few folks who lived nearby, many of whom opposed the plan.
Opioid settlement money likely coming to Colorado, Pueblo could receive big chunk

Big pharmacy companies could pay big bucks to the state of Colorado in 2021. The state Attorney General's Office is in the process of settling with pharmaceutical companies like Perdue. The state AG says the companies have contributed to the opioid epidemic in Colorado.

Depending on the cooperation of local governments, the state could receive between $200 and $400 million over the next 18 years.
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