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5 Things You Need To Know - July 7, 2020

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Gov. Polis signs bill protecting telehealth
Posted at 6:28 AM, Jul 07, 2020

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

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Italian community to meet with Pueblo mayor after protesters arrested during Christopher Columbus rally

Italian-Americans plan to meet with Pueblo Mayor Nick Gradisar after two people were arrested during Sunday's rally over the Christopher Columbus monument. The monument has deep cultural ties for all Pueblo residents. The plaza not only represents Christopher Columbus, but the Italian Americans that helped build Pueblo.
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CSPD seeks public's help in locating at-risk teen

The Colorado Springs Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating a missing, at-risk teen. According to CSPD, 13-year-old Sebastian Rice was last seen in the area of 1400 W. Rio Grande St. around 9:30 a.m. Monday. Sebastian is described as being 5'1" tall and weighing 100 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing gray pants, a white and gray sweatshirt, and carrying a black bag.
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Hotter today with weak and isolated thunderstorms

It's going to be another HOT day across southern Colorado with most areas in the lower elevations hitting the 90s with a stray triple-digit reading possible. There will be spotty thunderstorms that develop in and around the mountains today, only to push east into the plains through the afternoon. Most of us will likely stay dry with elevated fire conditions.
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Gov. Polis signs bill protecting telehealth

Gov. Jared Polis signed four new bills into law Monday to protect and expand a variety of health care services for Coloradans. Because of the pandemic, patients can get care virtually, an action that could have ended when the emergency does. This bill protects telehealth regardless of the pandemic, for behavioral, mental, and physical health.
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Local school districts give updates on plans for in-person, online classes this fall

With the start of the academic year for most local school districts fast approaching, leaders in those districts are working to finalize contingency plans in the wake of COVID-19. District 11 sent out a survey to families seeking their input for fall semester plans. The survey is available until Friday, July 10. District 49 is also exploring options to limit the number of students interacting with each other at school.
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