The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – November 29, 2004

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U.S. Supreme Court justices question whether state medical marijuana laws might be abused by people who aren’t really sick as it debates whether the federal government can
prosecute patients whose doctors prescribe their use of marijuana.

The court declines to hear a challenge to the legalization of gay
marriage in Massachusetts . . .

An attorney challenging the ballot count in Ohio says he plans to file a
challenge with the Ohio supreme court. ..Bay Area activists want senator
Barbara Boxer to sign onto a congressional letter calling for a federal probe
of election irregularities..

Outgoing Ukrainian president Leonid Kuchma endorses the idea of a new vote
"to preserve peace" in the bitterly divided former soviet republic.

Resistance fighters step up their attacks on Iraq’s police and national
guard, killing at least ten Iraqi security force members in two separate

A war of words between South African president Thabo Mbeki and
Archbishop Desmond Tutu — allies in the struggle against the former
Apartheid system.