5 Headlines At 5:45 A.M.

Good morning and happy Friday!

It's going to be ANOTHER hot day. We could hit 100 degrees in Denver. Yesterday was the 23rd day straight with highs at or above 90 degrees. The record is 24 days from 2008. We could tie that number today! Check out the forecast.

We've just learned that bridge work at I-225 and Mississippi Avenue has been delayed. The highway is going to remain closed until about 6:30 a.m. Avoid the area, if possible.

Chick-fil-A will be back in the news today. Gay rights activists are planning to hold a "national same-sex kiss day at Chick-fil-A," the restaurant chain whose president's opposition to same-sex marriage sparked a media frenzy. Same-sex couples are expected to arrive at restaurants across the country and kiss in protest, then post video or photos of the event on social media. You may remember on Wednesday, throngs of others weighed in on the Chick-fil-A debate, buying chicken sandwiches at stores to show their support of the chain. Read more.

Funeral services are today for a Navy veteran killed in the Aurora theater shooting. Jonathan Blunk will receive a full military funeral in Reno. Blunk died after throwing himself in front of a friend and telling her to stay down when the gunman opened fire.

The government's report comes out today on July employment. Experts say it will continue to show sluggishness amid slower economic growth and an uncertain outlook. Analysts forecast that employers added 100,000 jobs last month, but the unemployment rate remained at 8.2 percent.

That's your 5 headlines at 5:45 a.m. If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend, consider visiting one of the fun attractions in Colorado Springs. My Debbie's Deals blog has a way for you to get a buy-one-get-one free coupon for admission to Cave of the Winds, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and several other attractions.

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