The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – December 22, 2003

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  • A 6.5 magnitude earthquake hits Central California – two people are dead – the quake is felt as far North as Napa and in Los Angeles to the South
  • The lights are back on – but many questions remain about PG&E’s performance in the wake of this weekend’s blackout in San Francisco
  • Iraqi resistance fighters detonate a roadside bomb killing two U.S. soldiers and their Iraqi translator
  • Angry Palestinians throw shoes at Egypt’s Foreign Minister during his visit to the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem
  • Health care, labor, and consumer groups stage a protest at the Macy’s Union Square store in San Francisco over the retail giant’s funding of a referendum to repeal a health care mandate for businesses
  • A new report says state budget crises throughout the nation are stripping the country’s poorest families – and children – of health coverage