The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – February 9, 2005

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More irregularity in the Iraq election.. .officials say they must recount
votes from 300 ballot boxes…. hundreds — perhaps thousands — of other ballots have been declared invalid apparently because of tampering

North Bay congresswoman Lynn Woolsey turns up the heat on the House of Representatives International Relations Committee. . . . .she wants a committee hearing on her resolution calling for president Bush to immediately initiate a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq

New figures on the cost of the new Medicare drug benefit — its now up to 723 billion dollars over ten years ….that prompts some lawmakers –
including some republicans – to renewed calls for price controls on drugs and imports of medicines from Canada

Business leaders in the state capitol looking for more tax breaks but
Democratic members of the legislature are considering closing tax loopholes to balance the budget

A packed hearing room at the San Pablo City Hall to hear the latest plan for a casino to be run by the Lytton band of Pomo Indians……it’s scaled back over 40 percent but opponents are not placated

Walmart with another body blow to organized labor.. .the world’s largest retailer announces it will shut down the Canadian store where workers were close to winning the company’s first union contract