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Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    Marijuana: John Hickenlooper asks feds to fix pot banking

    John Hickenlooper was one of the most visible opponents of Amendment 64, a measure to allow adults 21 and over to use and possess small amounts of marijuana. But since A64's passage, he's done a major turnaround, agreeing to appear at a fundraiser for Proposition AA, which would set tax rates for re ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013

    Marijuana: How feds can stop one 7-Eleven from being Colorado's money-laundering capital

    Last week, a Justice Department rep told a Senate committee the federal government was working on a solution that would allow marijuana businesses in Colorado to legally use the banking system -- something that's been officially forbidden up until now. Among the Colorado agencies lobbying for such ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    Marijuana: Industrial hemp study bill approved, but hurdles remain

    With the passing of HB 1099 yesterday, which creates a soil remediation study using hemp as the filtering agent, Colorado could be the first state in the nation to grow industrial hemp since the late 1930s. But passing the bill was just the first obstacle. Actually implementing the plan might be mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    Hemp study bill could open doors for Colorado industrial hemp production

    Representative Wes McKinley wants to save the earth with hemp, and not in some philosophical, hippie-dippy way either. Through a bill he has introduced this session that would study how hemp plants clean contaminated soil, McKinley is hoping to eventually revive industrial hemp production in Colorad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Med. marijuana: Eric Holder okay with lawful MMCs, but do threats remain?

    Video below.​This week, Congressman Jared Polis quizzed U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder about the Department of Justice's approach to medical marijuana; see a video of the exchange below. For the most part, Holder suggested that MMJ businesses following state law are not Department of Justic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Medical marijuana credit union: Senator Pat Steadman on needs & challenges of proposal

    Pat Steadman.​The Bank of Denver's decision to close its medical marijuana accounts, following a similar move by Colorado Springs State Bank, has put plenty of MMJ businesses in a tight spot. Senator Pat Steadman is considering legislation to authorize a credit union devoted to the industry. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Tom Martino, self-declared Troubleshooter, talks about his bankruptcy, being humbled

    Tom Martino.​Tom Martino was once the embodiment of hubris -- a nationally syndicated radio host and local television personality who'd parlayed his reputation as a consumer advocate into a real-estate empire funded largely by Troubleshooter.com, which charges businesses for his recommendation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Eric Dodd, accused Portfolio Bandit, charged with eleven bank robberies

    Is this Eric Dodd?​The feds aren't messing around when it comes to Eric Dodd, the accused Portfolio Bandit, who was arrested last week. An FBI alert issued on May 10 suggested that the criminal in question was suspected of knocking over a dozen banks -- and now, Dodd has been formally charged ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    Pueblo Bank & Trust: Keep your stinkin' bailout money, President Obama

    In recent days, Pueblo Bank & Trust has been running an unusual ad on local stations. The message: The federal government has been pushing bailout money on healthy banks as well as sickly ones -- but PB&T doesn't need rescuing, because it's in sound financial condition. This approach is echoed by ... More >>

  • News

    August 20, 1998

    Turning Water Into Whine

    When Gary Antonoff set up his own private government, the town of Lochbuie got soaked.

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    September 25, 1997

    The Jet Set

    The go-go years of the 1980s resurface in a bid for the old Stapleton Airport.

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    September 11, 1997

    Spaced Out

    Colorado residents take the initiative in slowing growth.

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    November 1, 1995
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    July 5, 1995

    MANNIX DEPRESSIVE

    AFTER YEARS OF SPYING ON OTHERS, DENVER PRIVATE EYE PETE PETERSON FINDS THE SIGHTS SET ON HIM.SNOOP DREAMS PETE PETERSON SAYS HE'S THE PRIVATE EYE TO THE STARS. BUT DOES HE JUST HAVE STARS IN HIS EYES?

  • News

    June 21, 1995
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    March 22, 1995

    FLIGHT RISK

    GUESS WHICH LITTLE AIRLINE IS BACK SNIFFING AT THE PUBLIC TROUGH.

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    November 30, 1994
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    November 16, 1994

    GREEN GROSSERS

    HUNDREDS OF CREDITORS WENT HUNGRY WHEN SHAROFF FOOD SERVICE FAILED. BUT THE COMPANY'S LAW FIRM ATE WELL.HELPING THEMSELVES ONLY CRUMBS WERE LEFT IN THE COLLAPSE OF A VENERABLE DENVER FOOD SUPPLIER. UNLESS YOU HAD A SEAT AT THE TABLE.

  • News

    September 28, 1994

    REACH FOR THE SKY

    THE DIZZYING HEIGHTS OF MARKAIR'S SECRET "ECONOMIC-DEVELOPMENT PLAN."

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    August 31, 1994

    BY THE SEAT OF THEIR PANTS

    A DESPERATE CITY WOOS A DESPERATE AIRLINE.

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    August 24, 1994
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    August 10, 1994

    THE ALASKAN PIPELINE

    DENVER COURTS AIRLINE WITH A TROUBLED FINANCIAL PAST.

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    July 20, 1994

    FALLING DOWN

    WHEN A POWERFUL GOVERNMENT ATTORNEY SIGNED ON WITH A DENVER LAW FIRM, THEY BOTH EXPECTED TO CASH IN. THEN THE BOTTOM DROPPED OUT.

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