The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – January 7, 2004

  • President Bush announces an election year immigration proposal – reaction from immigrants rights groups ranges from cautious support to blistering criticism
  • Lawmakers vow to oppose Governor Schwarzenegger’s plan to eliminate outreach programs for the state’s universities, saying it could shut out an entire generation of disadvantaged and minority students from highter education
  • Walmart considers legal and political options following a unanimous vote by Alameda County Supervisors to ban so-called big box stores from the county’s unincorporated areas
  • 35 U.S. soldiers are wounded in a mortar attack on a U.S. military base west of Baghdad
  • Israeli soldiers kill 3 Palestinians in the West Bank
  • Consumer and farm groups say Americans deserve to know the source of their lunchtime hamburgers and dinner steaks

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