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5 Things You Need To Know - March 24, 2020

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Posted at 5:57 AM, Mar 24, 2020

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

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We're Open: Panino's provides a pizza pastime for the kids

There's no arguing that the COVID-19 has changed a massive portion of our daily lives. In the midst of these changes, many local businesses are finding ways to overcome and adapt to keep their doors open, while at the same time, help those around them. News5 is highlighting these local businesses in We're Open Colorado, a segment dedicated to showcasing local businesses that are still open and finding unique ways to serve the community.
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Parking in downtown Colorado Springs and Old Colorado City free through April 30

The City of Colorado Springs announced Monday that effective immediately, enforcement of parking meters and booting will be suspended until April 30. The city said all parking meters in downtown Colorado Springs and Old Colorado City will be free and without time limits to allow residents easy access to curbside services.
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Gorgeous today with lighter winds and sunny skies

Today might be the best day of the whole week! We're going to have mostly sunny skies, lighter afternoon winds compared to Monday, and gorgeous daytime temperatures. Overnight the skies will remain clear, the breeze will stay steady, and lows will fall into the mid 30s.
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Managing travel plans during COVID-19 scare is complicated

A handful of flights were canceled Monday in Colorado Springs and hundreds more were canceled at Denver International Airport as coronavirus concerns continue to impact travel. Travel agents are trying to help people navigate the uncertainty, but say this is a unique time for the travel industry.
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Report: IOC to postpone 2020 Tokyo Games

On Monday, International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound told the USA Today, that the upcoming Tokyo Games will be postponed. The focus moving forward will be to reschedule the worldwide competition for next summer with an official announcement to come sometime in the next four weeks.
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