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Five Things You Need to Know: June 8, 2017

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Posted at 5:50 AM, Jun 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-08 09:38:29-04

DENVER – It's Thursday, June 8. Here are five things you need to know to start your day:

1. Former FBI Director James Comey is testifying in front of Congress
The public will get to watch former FBI Director James Comey speak to Congress under oath, his first appearance in public since he was dismissed from the job by President Donald Trump. Denver7 will stream Comey’s testimony.

2. Gov. Hickenlooper signs 2 marijuana bills into law
Two marijuana-related bills, HB 1220 and HB 1221, will become law Thursday. These new laws will restrict the amount of marijuana plants that can be possessed or grown on a residential property.

3. GoPro Mountain Games begin in Vail
The country's largest celebration of adventure sports, music, and the mountain lifestyle returns once again when The GoPro Mountain Games returns to Vail. Learn more: http://www.vvf.org/

4. Closure continues on Speer tonight
Northbound Speer Boulevard is open during the day Thursday but will close tonight. All northbound lanes between Colfax and Champa will be closed from 7 p.m. tonight until 4 a.m. Monday.

5. It's National Best Friend’s Day!
June 8 is National Best Friend’s Day! It’s a time to remember, honor and cherish that non-romantic special someone in our lives. So if you live far away from your best friend, give them a call and tell them how much they mean in your life.