The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – February 25, 2004

President Bush rejects Haitian President Aristide’s appeal for immediate assistance to stave off a coup d’etat.. members of the Congressional Black Caucus demand and obtain a meeting with Bush on the Haiti crisis

In an unprecedented raid, Israeli troops firing tear gas and rubber bullets storm 4 Palestinian banks and seize more than 8 million dollars.. Israel claims the funds were used to underwrite Palestinian militants

Opponents of gay marriage ask the California Supreme Court to block San Francisco from issuing any more same-sex marriage licenses, and in Sacramento, gay and lesbian lawmakers announce a resolution opposing a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage

San Francisco supervisors call for a halt in sending youthful offenders to the California Youth Authority facilities – 2 Alameda County supervisors back a similar move

Presidential hopeful John Kerry says he would require companies to give their employees a 3 month warning before sending their jobs abroad

12 term San Mateo congressman Tom Lantos faces 2 democratic challengers in the Democratic Primary, both have denounced Lantos’s support for the invasion of Iraq

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