Hickenlooper healthcare announcement and more: 5 Things to Know for Thursday, Aug. 31

DENVER – Good morning, everyone! Here’s what you need to know today on Thursday, August 31.

1. Hickenlooper unveils possible health care market stabilization fix
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will unveil the details of the bipartisan framework he says will stabilize insurance markets around the country on Thursday morning at the state Capitol in Denver. More: bit.ly/2vGSPBz

2. Oil embargo legislation unveiled
Rep. Mike Coffman will unveil drafted legislation that seeks to prohibit the importation of crude and other oil products from Venezuela. Coffman will officially announce the Patria Act in the Old Supreme Court portion of the state Capitol Thursday morning.

3. Overdose Awareness Day
Thursday is National Overdose Awareness Day. The opiate antidote naloxone is available without a prescription at pharmacies in Colorado and many pharmacies will take old or leftover prescription drugs. Click here for a list of pharmacies.

4. Great Douglas County Brew Tour kicks off
This year's tour, which benefits The Douglas County Library Foundation, includes nine craft breweries and a coffee house. Click here for more information.

5. Storms possible
It looks like a slightly better chance of storms on both Thursday and Friday as a weak cold front moves into the central Rockies. It will also get a touch cooler with mid to upper 80s breaking the recent streak of 90s.

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