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5 Things You Need To Know - July 27, 2020

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Posted at 6:37 AM, Jul 27, 2020

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

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Budget cuts, relapses, and recovery: How the pandemic could perpetuate the opioid crisis

The coronavirus pandemic has caused job loss, promoted isolation, and created a lot of stress overall, adding to a mounting mental health struggle in the country. Addiction experts say it has the potential to increase the strain on those with substance use disorders as well.News5 took an in-depth look at how coronavirus has impacted people in recovery, how it has affected funding for treatment, and even positive changes that may be a result of the pandemic.
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Family pleads for justice after hit-and-run death

One week ago today, 20-year-old Olivia Clark was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street at Galley and Circle. The driver who hit her never stopped. Friends and family gathered Sunday evening at the spot where she was hit to light candles and remember her. Now, they are asking for anyone who knows what happened to help them get justice.
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Drier and cooler today, heavier rain Tuesday

We're expecting generally drier skies across southern Colorado today, but there will still be some rain to watch in the afternoon and evening across the mountains. Residual monsoon moisture will spin showers and storms out of the San Juans and into the San Luis Valley, as well as north along the Sangre De Cristos up towards Salida. There will be some flooding concerns around the burn scars, especially near the Decker and Hayden Pass scars.
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Academy, Galley intersection reopens overnight after auto-pedestrian crash

An auto-pedestrian crash that shut down an intersection in east Colorado Springs Sunday night as police investigated the incident has reopened overnight, according to the Colorado Springs Police Department. The department responded to the intersection of North Academy Boulevard and Galley Road around 10:15 p.m. Police closed all lanes of Academy and Galley to conduct its investigation.
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The Review & Preview: What southern Coloradans need to know this week

With so much information being announced daily about the COVID-19 pandemic, News5 has put together a review and preview of what is going on in southern Colorado as it pertains to the virus. Last week, Gov. Jared Polis issued an earlier last call time for alcohol in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. He also announced the state would be ramping up its testing and processing as the national backlog grows.
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