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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays - August 12, 2004

A unanimous California Supreme Court rules that San Francisco's Mayor overstepped his authority by issuing same sex marriage licenses and by a 5 to 2 vote invalidates the nearly four thousand gay and lesbian marriages performed in the city earlier this year.. .but it's a narrow ruling and does not resolve the question of whether the state constitution permits same sex marriages

U.S. occupation forces unleash an offensive on the Mahdi army militia in the holy city of Najaf with thousands of troops sealing off the cemetery, its old city and a revered Shiite shrine ..... .the offensive sparks protests throughout Iraq

A federal judge tells the Bush Administration to cough up documents about the torture of prisoners at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison and other facilities ....civil rights groups have been waiting for the information for months

The San Joaquin Valley Air District suspends its authorization for a plastics cracking plant in Hanford in Kings County... environmental justice activists have been fighting the proposed facility

A transit advocacy group unveils its attempt to reform the Santa Clara Valley tansportation authority

Hope for one million low-income public school students around the State

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