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In the early morning hours of July 6, community activists placed a yarn art installation on the pedestrian bridge over Fountain Boulevard, near Shasta Drive. The yarn woven between the chain like fencing of the pedestrian bridge spelled out “BLM,” the common abbreviation for Black Lives Matter. 

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Servicios de la Raza, a latinx community advocacy organization, has been partnering with Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado, Tigre FM and El Paso County Public Health to provide services for non-English speaking and undocumented residents of Southeast Colorado Springs. The weekly …

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A handmade sign hung over a doorway out of the new Harrison High School Media Center May 22. It quoted the late President John F. Kennedy: “Together let us explore the stars, conquer the deserts, eradicate disease, [tap] the ocean depths.”

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Regina Guy-English, the vice president of the Harrison School District 2 school board, is not afraid to speak up for what she knows is right. So it was easy for her to join a panel called “A Place for Us: A Black Led Community Conversation” on Aug. 1 at Acacia Park. Guy-English, who is also …

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In March 2015, Noble Prize-winning novelist, essayist and professor Toni Morrison wrote in The Nation that in challenging times, artists must refuse to remain silent. 

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Colorado’s virtual Small Business Week kicks off July 27, with free workshops, educational events, keynote speakers, and a small business awards ceremony.

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As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the Pikes Peak Region, Harrison School District 2 announced Thursday, July 23, plans to welcome its youngest students into its buildings starting Aug. 17, and to stagger the return of older students to the physical classroom.

Governor Jared Polis announced he’s imposing a mandatory mask or face covering law starting at midnight July 16 for everyone age 10 and older when in indoor public places. Those who have medical conditions that prevent wearing a mask are exempt.

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Officials, including Mayor John Suthers, a Republican, launched the #MaskUpCOS campaign this month, hoping to stem the spread of a disease for which there is no treatment and no cure — a disease that’s claimed 1,475 lives in Colorado, including 121 in El Paso County. The virus has killed more than 127,000 people across the United States — more than the entire population of Pueblo.

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In response to nationwide protests against racism and police brutality, Colorado lawmakers succeeded in passing a bill to improve accountability in law enforcement and give victims of unconstitutional treatment more power to seek legal recourse.

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In response to late-night vandalism and confrontations between protesters and police, Mayor John Suthers has ordered Colorado Springs residents to stay at home between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. starting June 3.

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In the midst of the U.S.’ first major pandemic in more than a century, and in the wake of a government-issued stay-at-home order, the primary election for the U.S. Senate and 4th Judicial District Attorney is scheduled for June 30. 

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The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and Colorado Springs places of worship are a step closer to reopening after the El Paso County Board of Commissioners passed two variance requests Thursday.

With thousands of Coloradans out of work thanks to COVID-19, Gov. Jared Polis in late April enacted a statewide moratorium on evictions and late fees for past-due rent.

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As of May 20, Colorado has seen 23,191 COVID-19 cases. The state reports COVID-19 deaths in two ways: the number of people who died with COVID-19 (although COVID-19 may not have been the cause of death listed on the death certificate), and the number of people whose deaths were attributed to COVID-19 on a death certificate.

Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center has launched free online workshops to help small businesses recover from COVID-19 closures, and build resilience for the future.

Starting May 15, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment began reporting COVID-19 deaths in two ways: the number of people who died with COVID-19, and the number of people whose deaths were attributed to COVID-19 on a death certificate.

Colorado’s COVID-19 death toll stood at 967 as of May 8, according to figures released May 9 by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Gov. Jared Polis extended a previous executive order, banning evictions and foreclosures through the month of May.

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold and Rep. Tom Sullivan (D-Dist. 37) are calling on U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to promptly approve a $10 billion loan to the U.S. Postal Service, which faces massive financial burdens thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.