The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – April 14, 2005

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Another victory for major corporations on capitol hill as the House of Representatives passes a new bankruptcy law long sought by banks and credit card companies…..it will make it more difficult for individuals to use bankruptcy to get out from under crushing debt

Lawmakers unveil federal legislation requiring pharmacies to fill all prescriptions — it’s aimed at pharmacists who refuse to dispense birth control or emergency contraceptives

University of California custodians, cafeteria workers and bus drivers go on strike, charging that school administrators are giving their lowest paid workers short shrift

A panel of experts casts doubts on governor Schwarzenegger’s plan to redraw legislative and congressional districts for the 2006 election, questioning if there would be enough time to do it, if it would be constitutional and if it would produce more competitive seats

The bloodiest attack in Iraq in more than a month as two car bombs hit the interior ministry killing 18 and wounding three dozen others

And medical researchers call for a halt to lethal injection, saying it is not always a humane and painless way to die