The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – May 12, 2005

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The Senate Foreign Relations Committee votes along party lines to send president Bush’s controversial nomination for United Nations ambassador to the full senate…but its without a recommendation after a scathing denunciation of John Bolton by Ohio Republican George Voinovich

Another bloody day of attacks in Iraq kill at least 24….at the scene of a car bombing in eastern Baghdad residents stone Iraqi police and U.S. troops for failing to protect them

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District orders the Tesoro refinery in Martinez to stop releases of sooty particulate pollution from its coker….the move comes after four malfunctions of the coker in 18 months

Transportation advocates salute governor Schwarzenegger’s decision to restore more than a billion dollars to transit programs in next year’s budget

Nebraska’s ban on same sex marriage is struck down by a federal judge who says it’s too broad and could impinge on many types of relationships

Operation rescue is harassing an Oakland woman who is a reproductive health care provider