The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – May 4, 2004

The Bush Administration struggles to contain growing outrage over the abuse of Iraqi prisoners, calling it unacceptable and un-American even as officials revealed Americans murdered at least two detainees.. On Capitol Hill outraged lawmakers demand full disclosure of the extent of the abuse

The Bush Administration reverses course and announces there will be no reduction of the number of U.S. troops in Iraq.. At least 138-thousand will continue to occupy the country through the end of next year

State lawmakers criticize the department of corrections for declaring a state of emergency last month — suspending the right of inmates to deal with overcrowding – without letting anyone know

It’s World Asthma Day.. The Oakland/Berkeley Asthma Coalition says that in Alameda County African-Americans are hospitalized for the disease at 4 times the average rate

A federal lawsuit charging State environmental officials with shirking their responsibility to cut the use of pesticides that contribute to smog

The globalization of food and agriculture is taking a toll on California’s farmers, consumers, and environment

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