The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – July 7, 2004

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Iraq’s interim government announces new emergency laws to give it greater powers to fight the insurgency …less than a mile away, a daylight gun battle rages for hours in the streets of central Baghdad.

A new videotape threatens a Filipino hostage with death if the Philippines fails to withdraw its small force from Iraq within 72 hours…

Former Enron chairman Ken Lay is indicted …he’ll turn himself in tomorrow in Houston…

A coalition of health, labor, and clergy announces plans to campaign for Proposition 72 — to retain the state mandated healthcare law…Walmart, Mcdonalds, and Macy ‘ s are deep pocket opponents. . .

A lawsuit charges Alameda County with putting roadblocks in the way of mentally disabled welfare recipients . . .

And the American Civil Liberties Union sues the city of Baltimore and four Maryland counties for the right of same sex couples to marry