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Couple says bank account closed for cannabis, gun group seeks new law and more — Cruel and unusual Institutions like JPMorgan Chase Bank have made it clear they will not work with the marijuana industry until it's federally legal to do so. It's never been clear that it wouldn't accept accounts from people who buy from the industry. But that's the situation allegedly facing couple Joy Wood and Phil Rockwell.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @CSIndyWeed: Couple says bank account closed for cannabis, gun group seeks new law and more in this week's CannaBiz.

Growing up with the Chapel Hills Mall — It's impossible for me to remember any of my childhood growing up in Briargate without including the Chapel Hills Mall. It was the hub around which the neighborhood rotated, and I with it for some 25 years, working and living near the mall the whole time.

Trapped in the dying mall — I've always had a relationship with the Chapel Hills Mall, that 1.2 million-square-foot temple of commerce. I basically grew up in it. My mother walked its hallways after-hours for exercise while I did homework on a bench. I used to steal football cards from the K-Mart that's now a movie theater.

Practically perfect — For Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers, the Disney movie premiering in 1964 starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke was detestable. She took her objections to Disney himself who replied "The ship has launched, Miss Travers." Battleship Poppins has nonetheless arrived intact as a stage musical at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center till Jan.

New city councilor chosen — Posted By Pam Zubeck on Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 12:59 PM click to enlarge Larry Bagley, a retired Air Force colonel, will be sworn into office on Thursday to replace Joel Miller, who resigned short of two years in office to run for mayor.

Trinity brewer Jason Yester apologizes for comments — click to enlarge It's been almost a week since Trinity Brewing Co. brewer Jason Yester insulted the beer intelligence of Colorado Springs drinkers, and then said it was reasons like finishing third in a reader's poll from Focus on the Beer that made him want to move to Denver.

Lamborn: My big fat abundant life — click to enlarge Congressman Doug Lamborn is sending out Christmas cards that contain a photo of his family at a wedding (who got married isn't stated) with the headline, "It's a Wonderful Life..." On the back is a seasonal greeting and then this: "...I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.