The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – July 1, 2004

A defiant Saddam Hussein in court today to face preliminary charges ….Saddam lectures the judge, scoffs at charges of war crimes and says that President Bush is the real criminal

Jordan the first Arab nation to offer to send troops to Iraq. . . .King Abdullah says Jordanian soldiers can go if the new interim Iraqi government requests them

California starts its new fiscal year without a budget again but Governor Schwarzenegger reaches an agreement on a contract Amendment with the powerful prison guards union ….meanwhile the East Bay Regional Park District says its taking a big financial hit

San Francisco police say they’re being outgunned on the streets.. .they want to get assault weapons

A failing grade for scores of schools in Northwestern California in phasing out the use of toxic pesticides

And California’s landmark financial privacy law goes into effect today after a judge dismisses an attempt by banks to overturn it….

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