The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – December 1, 2003

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  • The California Assembly joins the Senate in voting to repeal a law that would have allowed undocumented immigrants to apply for driver’s licenses
  • Advocates for children say Governor Schwarzenegger’s plan to cap enrollment in the state’s Healthy Families Program could put tens of thousands of low income children on a waiting list for health insurance
  • A day after an Iraqi ambush sparks a fierce US military response, there are sharply conflicting reports of Iraqi casualties
  • Dozens of current and former world leaders endorse an unofficial Mideast peace initiative dubbed the Geneva Accord
  • Military officials say more than 100 prisoners will be released from US custody at Guantanamo Bay
  • Immigration officials say they’ll scrap part of the controversial registration program for visitors mainly from the Middle East
  • SF Mayoral candidate Matt Gonzalez charges that rival Gavin Newsom is beholden to special interests who have donated $3.3 million to his campaign