The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – December 20, 2004

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A newly released document indicates president bush may have directly issued an executive order authorizing abusive interrogation methods against prisoners in iraq.. .the administration denies there was such an order…

For only the second time a military panel reverses the designation of a Guantanamo prisoner as an enemy combatant. .the unidentified prisoner will be released…

The union for 19 thousand Northern California grocery workers announces a tentative agreement with major supermarket chains.. the agreement does not cover bay area workers, but could have a positive impact on bay-area talks.

New budget battles loom in Sacramento as the state finance chief says the budget gap is eight billion dollars and it won’t be bridged by new taxes..

In San Francisco, a protest over mayor newsom’s plans for nearly 100 million dollars worth of budget cuts. . .

Ukraine’s presidential rivals stage a heated debate..