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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – March 15, 2005

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Bay Area Democrats urge a NO vote as congress debates the 81 billion dollar emergency bill to fund the continued occupation of Iraq…Republicans balk at a more than half billion dollar item funding construction of a new U.S. embassy in Baghdad…

In a surprising blow to the Bush Administration, Italian prime minister Berlusconi says Italy will begin withdrawing its three thousand troops from Iraq in September…

Democratic state treasurer Phil Angelides announces his candidacy for governor, saying he’s ready to challenge a global action hero…

Hundreds of Oakland teachers and supporters rally on the day that pink slips for the next school year were issued by the state appointed schools administrator

The Environmental Protection Agency announces new mercury emission rules to widespread condemnation by public health and environmental advocates…

Republicans trying to open Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling say they have the votes to win senate approval of the plan.

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