Irma latest, Lynne announcement and more: 5 Things to Know for Thursday, Sep. 7

Posted at 5:51 AM, Sep 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-07 07:51:19-04

DENVER – Good morning, everyone! Here’s what you need to know today on Thursday, September 7.

1. Irma roars through Caribbean
Heavy rain and powerful winds lash Puerto Rico as the hurricane, packing 185-mph winds, stays on course for a possible direct hit on south Florida.

2. Lynne to make 'major announcement' in gov's race
Colorado Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne is set to make a “major announcement” regarding her possible candidacy for governor in 2018 Thursday morning.

3. Hickenlooper testifies before Senate on health care
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper will join four other governors on Capitol Hill Thursday to testify before the Senate’s HELP Committee on ways to stabilize the individual health insurance market.

4. Who’s reaching across the aisle?  
Trump blithely overrules his party's congressional leaders to cut a deal with Democrats to fund the government and raise the federal borrowing limit.

5. Mostly sunny and warm today
We'll have some clouds to start the day, but overall, expect mostly sunny conditions with temperatures in the mid-80s.