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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – May 4, 2005

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Governor Schwarzenegger submits signatures for the first of three ballot measures he may put before voters in a 70 million dollar special election next fall…the initiative would lengthen the time it takes teachers to earn tenure from two to five years…

Embattled Republican House Majority leader Tom Delay says he’s confident that he’ll be vindicated by a pending review of his foreign trips, which critics believe were paid for by lobbyists….

Lawmakers introduce federal legislation to protect medical marijuana
users, their doctors and pharmacists, from prosecution by the federal
government

A military judge throws out private Lynndie England’s guilty plea to
prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib, saying it’s not clear that she knew her
actions were wrong at the time.

At least 50 people are killed and up to 150 wounded in a suicide bombing at a police recruitment center in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil…

Marla Ruzicka’s friends and colleagues gather in San Francisco for a
memorial service for the 28 year old humanitarian worker killed in a car bomb in Iraq last month.