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Nov 17, 2012 9:21 PM by Siera Santos

Colorado Springs law ousts downtown bell ringers

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A new panhandling law in Colorado Springs will prohibit the El Paso County Salvation Army from bell ringing downtown.

The Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1006TjW ) that the new law that received initial approval Tuesday will affect one downtown site. Sixty other sites are unaffected.

The El Paso County Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign raised $68,000 last year and accounts for about 15 percent of the organization's income. Money raised from donations goes to help homeless and low-income residents.

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