The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – December 10, 2003

  • Gavin Newsom prepares to take the reins of SF after winning a close mayor’s race against Green Party candidate Matt Gonzalez
  • Kamala Harris will become SF’s first female District Attorney after beating incumbent Terence Hallinan
  • International reaction is swift and angry after the Pentagon announces it won’t accept bids for construction projects in Iraq by companies headquartered in countries that opposed the war
  • The US Supreme Court halts a Texas execution – with 20 minutes to spare – until questions are resolved over one of the drugs used to carry out lethal injections
  • Disability rights activists rally in Sacramento to protest Governor Schwarzenegger’s plan to suspend the landmark Lanterman Act which guarantees services to people with developmental disabilities
  • Local elected officials call on lawmakers to replace billions of dollars they recently lost when the governor slashed the vehicle license fee

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