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Springs reaches traffic death record, local soldiers deployed to border, Williams faces ethics complaint, and more

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  • Colorado Springs reached 46 traffic-related deaths for the year on Nov. 5, when yet another pedestrian was killed near Astrozon and Academy boulevards — the third inside two weeks. The previous record of 43 fatalities, officially surpassed on Oct. 31 of this year, was set in 1986.
  • Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams faces an ethics complaint filed by Denver patent attorney Tyler J. Boschert, who is an unaffiliated voter, alleging Williams improperly used about $1,500 in tax money to buy a cowboy hat, cowboy boots and jeans, and another $1,630 to pay his Colorado Bar Association fees, state attorney registration fees and the cost of his continuing legal education credits.
  • The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC announced on Oct. 30 it had reached an affiliation agreement with the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer, based in Commerce City. The agreement will allow Rapids players to play for the Switchbacks in an ever-growing and competitive United Soccer League.
  • An undisclosed number of Fort Carson and Peterson Air Force Base soldiers are among some 15,000 troops deployed to the Mexican border under orders from President Donald Trump as a migrant caravan fleeing violence and poverty in Central America walk toward the U.S. border.

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