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5 Things You Need To Know - September 29, 2020

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Modified Boulder public health order allows people aged 18-22 to gather in groups of two
Posted at 6:29 AM, Sep 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 08:29:03-04

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

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The homestretch of the 2020 presidential campaign culminates as President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden meet for the first of three presidential debates. Tune into News5 at 6:30 p.m. for an election special, where our team will break down what's on the ballot, key races, and you'll hear from experts on how the political landscape is changing in Colorado. Our team will give you the tools you need to make the best decision for you this November.
As many still wait for stimulus checks, others may not realize they are eligible to get one

Many people say, even though they filed their tax returns and meet the qualifications for a stimulus check, they're still going to the bank empty-handed. Beyond that, there's also a large group of people who may not know they're supposed to be getting one, but they have to act quickly. This month, the IRS sent letters to over 177,000 Coloradans who typically aren't required to file federal income tax returns but may qualify for a check. Those people all have to meet certain income and filing status criteria, which the IRS lists on its website.
Warm, sunny, and beautiful today!

Not much to say about the forecast today that the headline doesn't cover! High pressure will push 70s and 80s back into the plains today, even after the frosty morning. We'll see breezy daytime conditions, but not enough wind for fire danger.
Modified Boulder public health order allows people aged 18-22 to gather in groups of two

People aged 18-22 in Boulder will be able to gather in groups of two, rather than no groups at all, after the county health department modified its public health order Monday. Boulder County Public Health said the changes were made because of feedback from the community that included young adults saying they did not always feel safe while alone and asks for more provisions for legal activities and people with disabilities, the health department said.
Concerns about the mental health of physicians and frontline medical workers

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