The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – October 6, 2004

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The chief U.S. weapons inspector says Iraq had no stockpiles of biological and chemical weapons and its nuclear program had deteriorated before last year’s U.S.
invasion …President Bush had cited Iraq’s purported weapons program
to justify the invasion. . .

Israel presses forward with its weeklong assault on Gaza — the biggest and
bloodiest during four years of conflict…

The owners of San Francisco hotels up the stakes in a bitter labor dispute,
saying they’ll continue a lockout of their workers once a two week strike
expires next week. . .

A San Francisco Supervisors committee approves a measure that would give a
bidding preference to companies that perform all of their work in the
U.S….

Supporters of a new law that would require large and midsize employers to
provide health care to their workers say the state’s Latino residents —
especially– would benefit… .

Bay Area civil liberties groups say they will closely monitor a new
FBI plan to use aggressive and even obvious surveillance tactics against
Muslims and others in advance of the November 2nd election…