Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Wednesday morning.
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New commission for police accountability starts in Colorado Springs
The city of Colorado Springs now has its first citizen-run police oversight committee. The Law Enforcement Transparency and Accountability Commission members were confirmed by Colorado Springs City Council during its Tuesday session. It is 11 members and two alternates chosen from more than 800 applicants.
Colorado officials say recent increase in COVID-19 cases goes beyond college students
Colorado is again seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases that caused officials to sound another alarm Tuesday, saying the new cases were seen across all age groups and were not limited to the spike involving college-aged adults. While Colorado has seen a large spike in cases among 18-25-year-olds over the last two weeks, namely at CU Boulder and a few other universities, State Epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy said there was also “concerning” increases among other age groups that are more vulnerable to more-severe bouts with the virus.
Sunny and breezy today with record heat over the next few days
The weather is pretty simple today as we're just going to see a lot of sunshine and warmth across the region. We'll get a breeze in the afternoon but not enough to prompt any fire concerns. We'll see highs in the 80s and lower 90s across the lower elevations which is above the average temperature for this time of year. There could be a few isolated thunderstorms in and around the mountains today, particularly the Sangre De Cristos, but most of us should stay dry, maybe just feel some gusty winds under bigger clouds.
CHSAA releases fall football schedule
With great anticipation and intrigue, CHSAA released the football schedule for the 2020 fall season Tuesday afternoon. After Monday's deadline cleared, 78.99% of schools in the state opted for Season A, or a fall season, with seven local schools deciding to wait until the spring, or Season C. Initially, six games have been listed for each school with the seventh to be determined by each team's postseason status at the end of the year.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg to lie in repose at Supreme Court building Wednesday and Thursday
Thousands are expected to honor Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Supreme Court building in Washington on Wednesday as her casket arrives for three days of public mourning in the nation's capital. Ginsburg's casket will arrive at the Supreme Court building at 9:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday morning. Ginsburg's family, close friends and colleagues will then attend a private ceremony in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court.
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