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Protesters take to streets in Denver demanding justice for George Floyd
A shooting that left no reported injuries near the state Capitol in Denver Thursday afternoon kicked off what would be an hours-long protest for justice for George Floyd, a man who died while in the custody of Minnesota police this week , that saw vandalism by protesters and reported tear gas and pepper balls used by Denver police. Hundreds of people were involved in the protest and march, which started around 5 p.m. at the state Capitol before parts of the group split off and marched to near Coors Field.
El Paso County commissioners approve variance requests for places of worship, zoo
El Paso County Board of County Commissioners approved two variance requests Thursday morning regarding places of worship and the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. The "El Paso County alternative reopening plan" for places of worship and the zoo were approved unanimously by commissioners. All variances approved locally still need to be approved by the state government. The county is seeking to reopen these places with specific guidelines in place.
Hot today with scattered daytime and evening thunderstorms
Scattered daytime and early evening thunderstorms are back again today with some of the warmest air of the week. Highs today will run into the 80s and 90s across the lower elevations. Storm chances during the day will stay best over the mountains, but after 5 p.m. a few more scattered storms could work their way east into the I-25 corridor. Storms should stay non-severe today.
Trump says he will extend National Guard deployment after pressure from Colorado leaders
President Trump said Thursday that he would extend the deployment of the National Guard, which is helping in COVID-19 efforts in Colorado and around the country, into August following bipartisan pressure from Colorado’s governor and members of Congress, and from lawmakers across the country.
Dunkin’ of Colorado to offer free coffee and donuts to 2020 grads
To celebrate Class of 2020 graduates, Colorado Dunkin’ restaurants are offering a sweet treat for all high school and college seniors who aren’t able to celebrate their graduation in the traditional way. Dunkin’ restaurants across the state of Colorado are offering a free Medium Hot or Iced Coffee and a free classic donut today to high school and college seniors who visit their local Dunkin’ sporting their cap and gown or Class of 2020 gear.
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