The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – April 20, 2005

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President Bush signs into law a far reaching overhaul of the nation’s bankruptcy rules which will make it impossible for some people in debt to get a clean financial start

Connecticut becomes the second state to offer civil unions to same sex couples _ and the first to do so without being forced by the courts.

A hike in the state’s minimum wage gets a hearing from an assembly panel …the measure by assemblywoman Sally Leiber would boost the minimum wage from 6.75 an hour to 7.75 by July of 2007.

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says he misspoke when he asserted yesterday that California’s border with Mexico should be closed to combat illegal immigration

Lawmakers in Ecuador vote to remove the nation’s embattled president from office after a week of escalating street protests demanding his ouster

And Moslem Americans sue the Department of Homeland Security alleging racial profiling after they’re detained and fingerprinted after returning from a religious conference in Canada..