The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – December 6, 2004

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Agreement appears near on an intelligence reform measure …civil liberties groups warn it will weaken the already loose safeguards intended to protect Americans from
unwarranted surveillance by the government…

A fierce gun battle erupts near the fortified green zone in Baghdad …in
Washington, president Bush meets with Iraq’s interim president and says the
U.S. will make Iraq’s elections next month as safe as possible.

Eight U.S. soldiers whose terms of duty were unilaterally extended file suit
challenging the military’s so called stop loss policy.. .in Canada, a U.S. war
resistor is requesting refugee status.

San Francisco assembly member Mark Leno reintroduces his measure to legalize
same sex marriage — while the traditional values coalition introduces a
constitutional amendment that would ban even domestic partnerships…

Northern California Sutter nurses and hospital workers are back on the job
after a strike and lockout…

Ukraine’s political rivals agree on changes in election law ahead of
this month’s rerun of the presidential runoff