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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – February 19, 2004

Democratic Presidential candidate John Edwards steps up his attacks on President Bush’s economic record, calling the loss of U.S. jobs overseas a moral issue and vowing to stop it if he’s elected to the Oval Office, meanwhile the AFL-CIO endorses Edward’s main rival Senator John Kerry

Former Enron Chief Executive Jeffrey Skilling indicted on 35 federal counts of fraud, insider trading and other crimes, the highest ranking indictement yet in the energy company scandal …Skilling walks out of jail after posting a five million dollar bond

The City of San Francisco takes the offensive in the battle over same-sex marriage, suing California to strike down State laws restricting marriage to a man and a woman

After a 17 year struggle the United Farmworkers Union signs a landmark collective bargaining agreement with Pictsweet Mushroom Farms in Ventura

State Treasurer Phil Angelides with a back-up financial plan if voters reject Governor Schwarzenegger’s 15 billion dollar bond proposal

State lawmakers ponder dismantling the problem-plagued California Youth Authority

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