The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – July 6, 2005

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The Bay Area avoids a traffic nightmare as BART and its unions reach an agreement on a tentative labor contract in the wee hours of the morning averting a strike…….the pact reportedly contains pay hikes of seven percent over four years while tripling the employees’ payments for health insurance

Governor Schwarzenegger calls the new state budget terrific and legislative leaders describe it as fiscally responsible yet compassionate….the two sides avoid a protracted budget battle with a fiscal agreement reached late yesterday

New York Times reporter Judith Miller is jailed for refusing to divulge a confidential source to a grand jury investigating the Bush administration’s leak of an undercover CIA agent’s name….

In Iraq the kidnappers of Egypt’s top envoy to the country threaten to kill him ….Iraq’s prime minister calls on other countries to stay the course and keep their diplomats in Baghdad

Thousands demonstrate at the G-8 summit in Scotland as the leaders of the world’s richest nations arrive for talks…

And ten arrested in a sit-in at the governor’s office in Sacramento in a protest of a proposed driver-only license for undocumented immigrants