The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – January 15, 2004

  • Charges that Attorney General John Ashcroft broke federal finance campaign law and possibly the Internal Revenue Code during his failed 2000 Senate campaign, several groups call for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate; the tax law violation could be a felony
  • Former Illinois Senator Carol Mosley Braun drops out of the Democrat race for the Presidential nomination – Braun, the only woman in the race, throws her support to Howard Dean
  • A State panel on voting systems okays the use of controversial touch-screen voting machines that don’t have the approval of the Federal Elections Commission in next March’s California Primary Election
  • On the 75th anniversary of the birth of Martin Luther King Jr., President Bush hears it from protestors at the King grave site in Atlanta and activists up and down the State denounce the Bush and Schwarzenegger administrations
  • 6 environmental groups sue the Environmental Protection Agency for holding closed meetings with a task force of industry reps intent on weakening pesticide regulations
  • The City of SF makes history as it becomes the first big city with a female Fire Chief

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