Caroline Peters, KOAA News 5

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Past articles by Caroline:

Some gocery stores will be able to sell wine in one week

The voter-approved decision updated the “Colorado Beer Code” and makes it legal for licensed grocery stores and convenience stores to sell wine. → Read More

D20 leaders want feedback from families before implementing new start times

And after much feedback from parents, the district has decided they will wait another year to make changes. → Read More

New South Academy construction project begins this week

If you’re traveling along South Academy this week, expect some new construction to impact your morning commute. → Read More

Food pantries will see an increased need once Covid-19 SNAP benefits end

If you receive SNAP benefits, you are going to see a change in the amount you get each month starting next month. → Read More

Questions about your Medicare? There are free webinars to help

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services, over 968,000 Coloradans are enrolled in Medicare. → Read More

Colorado's nursing shortage expected to get worse over the next few years

Colorado is dealing with a nursing shortage that is only expected to get worse over the next few years. → Read More

Notice an increase in your energy bills? You are not alone

I spoke with Amber Sparks. She says when she got her most recent energy bill from Colorado Springs Utilities, she about fell out her chair. → Read More

New law would make it harder for some teens to get a license

Right now, a teenager between the ages of 16, and under 18 can be issued a driver’s license after holding a permit for a year and completing 50 hours of driving under a supervisor, such as a parent. → Read More

It’s now time to file your taxes, and things are looking a bit different this year

You might be used to getting a $3,600 child tax credit. However, This year, parents will be getting less. That's because the Biden American Rescue Plan is over. → Read More

Local Colorado rancher keeps his family legacy alive through traditions like the National Western Stock Show

Russell Freeman is keeping his family’s legacy alive through his western values. And the National Western Stock Show happens to be one of those traditions. → Read More

Is your New Year's resolution to get in shape? Here's how to make it happen

It’s that time of the year again for New Year’s resolutions. A recent Statista survey found 52 percent of Americans are hoping to exercise more in the new year. → Read More

How Hope and Home's toy drive provides gifts for children in foster care

You have until Thursday to drop off a gift if you’d like to help out. Drop off locations include Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano in Colorado Springs, and participating King Soopers. → Read More

Southern Colorado sees a dip in voter turnout

The Pueblo County Clerk and Recorder, Gilbert “Bo” Ortiz says this year’s ballot was especially long to read through. This could be one reason voter turnout in Colorado was so low. → Read More

Why interest rates keep rising and what needs be done to stop the rate increases

Raising rates makes the monthly payments higher for cars, mortgages, and credit cards. But you might be wondering why everything is so expensive right now. → Read More

Breaking down what is on the Colorado Ballot

Colorado’s Ballot Information Booklet provides context on what you will be voting for this election. The information is divided into four sections. → Read More

Colorado is seeing auto thefts on the rise

According to a recent study done by the Common Sense Institute, Colorado ranked no. 1 for the state with the most auto thefts last year. Pueblo is the 9th worst city for car thefts in the state. → Read More

RSV cases on the rise in the midst of flu season

According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Colorado has had 98 hospitalizations caused by the respiratory syncytial virus, otherwise called RSV. → Read More

Why there's not much you can do to stop political texts

We are less than three weeks out from the midterm elections, making it hard to avoid seeing political campaigns. From ads to commercials, to calls, it’s easy to see that election season is upon us. → Read More

How the state's free preschool program will impact families and preschools

Every family will qualify for 10 free hours of preschool a week starting next fall. But there are still a lot of details that need fine-tuned. → Read More

Letecia Stauch, the El Paso County woman accused of murdering her stepson two years ago, now has a trial date

Jeremy Loew, a criminal attorney says cases like these are complicated and go on for years due to all the factors involved. → Read More