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5 Things You Need To Know - September 1, 2020

Columbus statue in Pueblo
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Posted at 6:36 AM, Sep 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-01 08:36:04-04

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

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Pueblo City Council votes no on ballot measure to decide future of Columbus statue

After hours of public comment at city council, the future of the Columbus statue in Pueblo will not go to a vote. Pueblo City Council met Monday night to discuss and vote on whether the issue should be decided on the November ballot. Every council member voted no. News5's Colette Bordelon reports the council asked for anyone who was in favor of putting the issue on the ballot and no one spoke up. Then when council called for people against the issue, dozens stepped up with many saying they feel council was rushing to get rid of their responsibility to make a decision.
Join us for KOAA's Roundtable discussion on Community Voices and Diversity

News5 is always working with you to look for solutions to better our community and our homes for everyone. That's why in partnership with the Colorado Springs Council of Neighbors and Organizations, we're hosting a roundtable discussion tonight starting at 6 p.m. about relationships between local law enforcement and many of you, that have led to a great amount of tension and passion across the state and nation.
Feeling like Fall again today - more sun in the afternoon

We had rain across Colorado overnight but those light showers quickly began drying up as the early morning rolled along. Most of today will be dry and mild with highs in the 70s and lower 80s. We'll start with cloudy skies but bring sunshine back as the day goes along.
Exercise near Colorado Springs Airport to bring smoke, flames

Heads up for your commute tomorrow morning: Emergency responders will be participating in an exercise near the Colorado Springs Airport that will involve smoke and fire. Officials with the City of Colorado Springs said a mass casualty response exercise will be conducted with the Colorado Springs Airport, Pikes Peak Emergency Management and other agencies. People could see smoke, fire and several emergency vehicles from 7 a.m. to noon.
Extra screen time for work and school pose threats you should be prepared for

If you're still working from home or have kids doing virtual learning, you're probably spending more time on your devices than ever before. Cell phones, tablets, and laptops. Many of us need these tools to do our jobs and school work from home right now. A lot of good comes from this technology, but mental health and cybersecurity experts say with all of the extra time on these devices we have to be careful.
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