In Colorado Springs, the Gazette and Business Journal report on a proposed ban on medical marijuana shops within a certain proximity of religious institutions. KKTV has this look at flu shots. KRDO profiles a graffiti unit in the city. Colorado Springs ups the current fire ban (Gazette), while El Paso County initiates its own fire ban (KXRM). The Colorado Springs Independent takes a look at a support group for veterans with PTSD.

The Gazette profiles a couple and their recent purchase of an historic hotel in Cripple Creek. KRDO is tracking a landlord in Cripple Creek who may own several homes in poor condition.

Freemont County adopts a fire ban (KXRM).

The Pueblo City-County Health Department plans to study the rising rate of teen pregnancy (Chieftain). Ceasar Chavez Academy officials have reached an agreement with a bond holder (Chieftain).

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December 21, 2014 | NPR · The assailant, identified as 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, is thought to have shot his ex-girlfriend and then used her Instagram account to post threatening messages.
 

December 21, 2014 | NPR · Tunisians are casting a historic vote as they choose their first elected president since the ouster of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. The country has been a bright spot in a region roiled with violence.
 

December 21, 2014 | NPR · Sony has canceled its new film, The Interview, which depicts the assassination of North Korea’s leader. NPR’s Rachel Martin talks with filmmaker Kevin Smith about writing controversial comedies.
 

Arts & Life

December 21, 2014 | KUNC · The latest movie from filmmaking brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne stars Marion Cotillard as a young mother who fights to keep from getting screwed over by her colleagues at work.
 

December 21, 2014 | NPR · Sony has canceled its new film, The Interview, which depicts the assassination of North Korea’s leader. NPR’s Rachel Martin talks with filmmaker Kevin Smith about writing controversial comedies.
 

December 21, 2014 | NPR · Cooper worked closely with Taya Kyle to turn her late husband’s book, about his time as a Navy SEAL, into a film. “We all felt him the whole time we were shooting the movie,” Cooper says.
 

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December 21, 2014 | NPR · In the 1960s, the Beatles sent their most loyal fans a Christmas gift every year — a flexi-disc. NPR’s Rachel Martin talks to music writer Colin Fleming about the annual holiday single.
 

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