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Immigration bills up for vote and more: 5 Things to Know for Thursday, June 21

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Posted at 6:18 AM, Jun 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-21 08:18:29-04

Good morning. Here are 5 Things to Know for Thursday, June 21.

1. Immigration votes happening today
Congress is set to vote on two immigration bills today but there's no guarantee either will pass. Both bills would give some kind of legal status to DACA recipients, end the diversity visa lottery and boost border security. 

2. Too late to mail your ballot
If you plan to vote in next week's primary, your ballot is no longer guaranteed to arrive in time if you drop it in the mail. If you want to make sure your ballot is counted, you'll need to drop it in a drop box. The deadline is Tuesday at 7 p.m.

3. Brighton Blvd. reopens
It's been a long time coming but Brighton Boulevard in Denver completely reopens to traffic today after a lengthy construction project. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. 

4. Nice weather today
Not a bad Thursday ahead -- temperatures will climb back into the mid-80s under mostly sunny skies. 

5. It's the first day of summer!
Summer is officially here -- the summer solstice occurred at 4:07 a.m., technically. Today we'll see the most daylight of any day of the year.