Cassie MacDuff

Press Enterprise Blogger

Cassie is a Press Enterprise regional columnist blogger. 

After a hiatus of several weeks while she served on a jury, Press-Enterprise Columnist Cassie MacDuff returns to the KVCR studios to review some of the major news stories of the week in the Inland Empire with KVCR's Ken Vincent, including:

-what the sale of the Press-Enterprise to the company that also owns other IE-area newspapers could mean for future local news coverage;

-a collaboration between UCR and CSUSB on improving educational attainment in the IE, and;

-why controversy is surrounding a proposed construction project near a March Air Reserve Base runway.

Press-Enterprise Columnist Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent review some of the major news stories of the week in the Inland Empire, including:

-a recap of this week's San Bernardino city council election;

-Riverside grows impatient with state agency responsible for testing housing development for toxic substances, and;

-UC Riverside Medical School and Dignity Health partner on a program to increase the number of specialty physicians serving in the IE.

Press-Enterprise Columnist Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent review some of the major news stories of the week in the Inland Empire, including:

-The head of the Veterans Administration praises San Bernardino County for meeting President Obama's challenge to end veterans homelessness by the end of 2015;

-The city of San Bernardino and its fire department have come to terms on bankruptcy-related turnover of fire services to San Bernardino County;

-The 91 Freeway through Corona will be shut down for an entire weekend next month for bridge construction, and;

Press-Enterprise Columnist Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent review some of the major news stories of the week in the Inland Empire, including:

-The Police Foundation will conduct a review of how law enforcement handled the Dec. 2 terrorist shootings in San Bernardino;

-A state panel is calling for an audit of Hemet's finances;

-Hemet has a new city manager; and,

-12 Riverside County cities may explore forming their own police force.

Press-Enterprise Columnist Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent review some of the major news stories of the week in the Inland Empire, including:

-Republican State Senator Jeff Stone's announcement that he will run for Congress against incumbent Democrat Raul Ruiz, and;

-A review of the visit to Washington, D.C. by local officials and other guests to attend the State of the Union Address, and to talk members of Congress about issues related to the San Bernardino mass shooting.

Press-Enterprise Columnist Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent review some of the major news stories of the week in the Inland Empire, including:

-The Riverside city attorney is seeking the authority to prosecute misdemeanors that are normally prosecuted by the Riverside County District Attorney's Office, and;

-a review of recent developments surrounding the investigations of last month's San Bernardino terrorist shootings.

Last Friday morning, Press-Enterprise Columnist Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent reviewed some of the major news stories of the week in the Inland Empire, including:

-a preview of President Obama's visait to San Bernardino Friday;

-an update on the deal reached to return Ontario International Airport to Inland Empire ownership and control, and;

-a long-time member of the Beaumont City Council passes away, creating a vacancy on the council.

Press-Enterprise Columnist Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent reflect on the major news story of the year in the Inland Empire, the mass shooting at the Inland Regional Center killing 14 people, in what federal authorities are now officially investigating as an act of terrorism.  Cassie and Ken focus on the enormity of the tragedy and its aftermath to people and communities locally, and how some kind of positive civic change might come of it later.

Press-Enterprise Columnist Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent discuss a few of the week's major news stories in the Inland Empire, including:

-Follow-up on a story we talked about last week, involving liability issues concerning the death of a construction worker on the 91 Freeway Widening Project;

-an American Lung Association report showing most Inland Empire cities do badly at protecting their citizens from second-hand smoke;

-a billboard alongside an IE freeway that may draw controversy because of its anti-religious message.

Press-Enterprise Columnist Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent discuss some o f the Inland Empire's top news stories of the past week, including:

-record number of student applications to UC Riverside;

-proposal in Hemet to allow voters to decide fate of city's fire department, and;

-Southern California in jeopardy of falling behind federal air quality standards.

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