The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – March 18, 2005

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More Shiite protests against Jordan in Iraq over…protestors say the Jordanian government is not doing enough to keep its citizens from joining the Iraq insurgency…a Jordanian is supected of carring out a bomb attack last month that killed 125 mostly shiite police and army recruits

It’s the eve of the second anniversary of the U.S. attack on Iraq…opponents of the war are organizing actions in some 700 U.S. citties and towns as well as around the world

Both the House and the Senate pass budgets but they are billions of dollars apart and may never be reconciled

Walmart agrees to pay a record eleven million dollars to settle federal charges it used hundreds of undocumented immigrants to clean the floors of its stores…some worked seven days a week without overtime pay…some were locked into the stores at night

The environmental protection agency orders Bay Area refineries to improve their measurements of pollutants from flares…environemntalists say its a slap at the Bay Area air quality control district

Bolivia’s president changes his mind about quiting — for the second time this week