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5 Things You Need To Know - June 24, 2020

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Posted at 6:32 AM, Jun 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-24 08:32:58-04

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

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Springs City Council approves Law Enforcement Transparency and Accountability Commission

The Colorado Springs City Council passed an ordinance to create a new advisory commission tasked with bringing policy recommendations to the City Council, the Mayor and the Colorado Springs Police Department. The Law Enforcement Transparency and Accountability Commission was approved Tuesday by the City Council on an 8-1 vote.
Colorado activates drought plan, task force to address creeping drought in 40 counties

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Monday activated the state’s Drought Task Force and the state’s drought plan for 40 counties that are experiencing severe or extreme drought conditions after a dry past few months. The task force will have to measure what damage drought has caused in areas experiencing severe or extreme drought and recommend to counties how to mitigate the effects of the drought.
Hotter today with spotty daytime thunderstorms

We're going to be hot out there today with weaker and spottier storms in the afternoon and early evening. Storm chances today are best over the mountains and the surrounding mountain towns, with very little action expected east of I-25. Storms should stay non-severe today with pretty rough heat expected out east across the plains.
1 dead following officer-involved shooting in Pueblo

A man is dead following an officer-involved shooting in Pueblo Tuesday evening. The Pueblo Police Department received a call around 5:30 p.m. reporting a man with a gun approached a resident in the 1100 block of Jackson Street, asking her if she had seen the police because he knew the police were looking for him.
EPC commissioners approve variance to increase shuttle, restaurant capacity

El Paso County Commissioners Tuesday approved a new variance that would bring more business back into the community. If the variance is approved by the state health department, shuttle buses and vans would return to operation with riders wearing masks and at 75% capacity. The variance also requests additional capacity for restaurants and private events, outside of what is currently allowed by the state.
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