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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – March 9, 2005

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Good Evening. It’s Wednesday, March 9th…The Senate prepares to approve a harsh new bankruptcy bill despite warnings about its impact on Americans who suffer financial turmoil after a medical crisis or unemployment…

A senate committee defeats legislation to weaken the Clean Air Act, drawing praise from environmental groups…but the reprieve may be short lived…the environmental protection agency may enact some key provisions by regulation…

Incumbent Los Angeles Mayor Jim Hahn will face city councilman Antonio Villaraigosa in a run off in may…Villaraigosa would be the first Latino mayor to govern Los Angeles in more than one hundred years…

The contract for private workers at Yosemite National Park expires next Monday — health benefits are a key sticking point…

Iraqi authorities report finding 41 decomposed bodies, including of women and children…while a suicide bombing targets a Baghdad hotel used by western contractors…

Guatemalan police fire tear gas and water cannon at protestors demonstrating against the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA)