The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – January 5, 2004

  • U.S. Homeland Security Officials begin scanning fingerprints and taking digital photos of foreigners arriving in this country
  • Stressed by depoloyments and the occupation of Iraq, the U.S. Army offers re-enlistment bonuses of up to ten thousand dollars to soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait
  • The San Francisco Chronicle and its former technology columnist Henry Norr reach a financial settlement – Norr was fired after being arrested in the protests that shut down San Francisco after the U.S. invasion of Iraq
  • Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger prepares to deliver his state of the state address, setting the stage for a budget expected to contain deep cuts in health and welfare programs
  • Nurses and union representatives rally at Sutter Solano Medical Center in Vallejo to protest what they say is foot dragging on implementing the State’s new nurse to patient staffing ratios
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