The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – June 1, 2004

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A federal judge in San Francisco blocks the Bush administration from
enforcing the partial birth abortion ban act. . . .District Judge Phyliss
Hamilton rules that the ban on the late term abortion procedure is
unconstitutional

The U.S. – selected Iraqi governing council dissolves itself after a picking a
new interim government that is supposed to take nominal power at the end of
the month ….the Council chooses a Sunni Muslim critic of the U.S. occupation
as President after the Bush administration’s choice turns the job down…

At the United Nations a new version of a new resolution on Iraq from the U.S. and Britain.. .it commits to a troop withdrawal by January 2006

A newly unearthed pentagon e-mail about Halliborton contracts in Iraq prompts fresh calls on Capitol Hill into whether Vice President Cheney helped his old firm land the deals

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom unveils a five billion dollar budget proposal.. Newsom wants a sales tax hike and a new gross receipts tax

Governor Arnold Schwarzenneger wants the state to take three quarters of
all punitive damages awarded by the courts

The Environmental Protection Agency sued under the clean water act for its failure to update regulations