The legalization of marijuana is back in the news.
In the past two years, businesses in the new legal marijuana industries in Washington State and Colorado have been unable to access banks or other financial institutions.
This prevents them from opening bank accounts, charging credit cards or taking out significant loans.
Today, the federal government made all of that easier.
KBOO Reporter Ryan Katz has more. 4:15 minutes (3.89 MB)
Comcast Corporation and Time Warner Cable announced their intention to merge today and the proposed forty five billion dollar deal is expected to draw scrutiny from both the justice department and the federal communications commission.
Media Reform advocacy group Free Press issued a scathing response to the potential alliance, referring to the acquisition as disastrous in their call on regulators and the justice department to block the merger.
KBOO reporter Robin Ryan spoke with the watchdog group about what to expect in terms of timing as well as how those opposed can take action to put a stop to these two media conglomerates joining forces. 6:28 minutes (5.93 MB)