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The Pacifica Evening News is a collaboration of KPFA and KPFK in Los Angeles and KFCF in Fresno. The hour-long newscast airs on all three stations each weeknight at 6:00 PM. KPFA News broadcasts news headlines throughout the day at 5:55, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 10:00, 12:00 and 4:00. Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice.
In a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference, Donald Trump promises to start building the border wall with Mexico very soon and again attacks the “dishonest media”, saying reporters shouldn’t be allowed to use anonymous sources. Governor Jerry Brown announces a plan to boost dam safety, improve flood protection and fix the state’s aging transportation and … Continued
The Trump Administration signals it will step up federal prosecution of the recreational use of marijuana in states like California have have legalized it. The mayor and police chief of Santa Cruz are denouncing the Department of Homeland Security after learning that a gang raid police participated in turned into an immigration sweep. Central Valley … Continued
Los Angeles State Senator Ricardo Lara introduces single-payer health care legislation for California, citing the dysfunction in health care and the threatened repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Bay Area mayors including San Francisco’s Ed Lee take part in a national mayor’s day of action to save the A.C.A., also known as Obamacare. Los Angeles … Continued
The Department of Homeland Security issues sweeping new guidelines aimed at aggressively detaining and deporting undocumented immigrants. In Oakland, immigrants rights advocates hold a march and rally calling on Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern to immediately halt what his critics call his involvement in Donald Trump’s “deportation machine”. Homeless people, some clinging to trees, are rescued … Continued
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A draft memo obtained by the Associated Press indicates the Trump administration was considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up undocumented immigrants. The Department of Homeland Security says the idea was never seriously considered. The Senate votes to confirm Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency, … Continued
President Donald Trump holds his first full-fledged press conference since his inauguration and blasts the media as “fake news”. A “Day Without Immigrants” protest as immigrants boycott work and school. The battle over how to fund San Francisco’s defense of immigrants facing deportation plays out at a San Francisco supervisors committee hearing. The Senate narrowly approves … Continued
President Donald Trump makes his first public comment since the forced resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, saying he was treated very unfairly. Trump also breaks with two decades of official U.S. policy favoring a two-state solution to the Israeli Palestinian conflict; he says he could back with two states or one. Young Bay … Continued
Democratic lawmakers reprise the Watergate-era question, “What did the President know and when did he know it” after National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is forced to resign. Democrats want to know if Donald Trump prompted or knew about the possibly illegal conversations regarding sanctions Flynn had with the Russian Ambassador before Trump was inaugurated. Immigrants rights … Continued
Catastrophic failure of the Oroville Dam is averted at least for now after nearly 200 thousand people are evacuated from downstream. Donald Trump claims responsibility for the latest immigration sweeps that arrested nearly 700 people. A bitterly divided Senate confirms Steven Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary despite complaints that the man once known as the “foreclosure … Continued