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5 Things You Need To Know - July 6, 2020

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Posted at 6:40 AM, Jul 06, 2020

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

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Protesters, counter-protesters clash over Christoper Columbus statue in downtown Pueblo

For the second weekend in a row, a protest was held in the Mesa Junction over the removal of the Christopher Columbus monument. The Pueblo Police Department had both sides of the streets barricaded off to protect each side protesting. Despite barricades, scuffles still broke out. Protesters say there will be another rally next weekend and every weekend until they see real change.
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Fourth Judicial District to resume jury trials in El Paso County

The Judicial Court worked with El Paso County Department of Health Deputy Director Dr. Leon Kelly to assist in the development of a plan to safely conduct jury trials in the El Paso County Courthouse. That plan includes attorneys, court staff, defendants, jurors, media, public, victims and witnesses being required to wear masks, while judges will not as long as they remain at least six feet away from everyone else in the courtroom.
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Hotter today with a stray afternoon thunderstorm

Today is going to be the start of a very HOT week in southern Colorado. Storms are possible today, but most of the coverage is going to be limited to the mountains or the Palmer Divide. Storms would not be severe today, and dry air from the west will make it tough for rain to actually make it to the ground.
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Bystander injured in deadly 2018 shooting shares ongoing recovery struggles; calls for accountability

It has been nearly 900 days since a Colorado Springs man was wounded as an innocent bystander when he was hit during a shooting between a suspect and law enforcement. Now that man is speaking out to News5 about the daily struggles he still faces over two years later.
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The Review & Preview: What southern Coloradans need to know about COVID-19 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 signed an executive order that closed bars once again, citing an uptick in state COVID-19 cases. He also announced Colorado communities will be moving toward ‘protect our neighbors’ phase of reopening.
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