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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – February 22, 2005

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After days of hard bargaining, the Shiite alliance which won Iraq’s national election names Ibrahim Al Jafari as its candidate for prime minister…

Palestinian prime minister Ahmed Qurie bows to demands that he scrap his proposed cabinet after angry lawmakers threaten a no confidence vote in his government

The state legislative analyst says that an improved economy could leave the state with a budget surplus of nearly $3 billion in the middle of next year, but warns that California would still face deficits of at least $3 billion to $4 billion in the following years

Public interest groups say provisions of the North American Free Trade
Agreement, NAFTA, are letting foreign corporations undermine state laws and regulations.

An Oakland City Council committee puts off a vote on a proposal to allow the renewed use of herbicides as fire prevention in the Oakland hills after environmentalists cite the danger of toxic chemicals

Jury selection begins in the trial of the driver of a tractor
trailer used during a smuggling attempt in which 19 immigrants died.. the driver may face the death penalty