Ken Vincent

News Director

Ken Vincent is a veteran of public radio going back nearly 30 years.   He has worked as News Director for public station KTOO-FM/TV and as a news reporter, local program host, producer, announcer, editor, and program engineer for Seattle NPR station KUOW.  Hear Ken Vincent weekday mornings on Morning Edition.

Longtime Inland Empire journalist and KVCR contributor Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent review some of the Inland Empire's top news stories this week, including:

- The Inland Empire will be getting a new area code;

- the sales tax rate will go up in some Riverside County cities in April, and;

- legislation has been introduced to restore revenue to four Riverside County cities.

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After a Wednesday gathering of CSU Trustees this week, it looks like tuition for Cal State students is on the rise.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

Police confirmed yesterday (Tuesday) that two 15-year-old Banning High School students were taken into custody for allegedly plotting a campus shooting.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

A woman accused of abandoning her 2-year-old daughter at a Riverside supermarket pleaded not guilty yesterday (Tuesday) to felony and misdemeanor charges, but was not released from custody as she had anticipated.  KVCR"s Ken Vincent has more.

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A couple of days before he delivers his 2017 Inland Empire Economic Forecast at an annual luncheon at the Doubletree Inn in Ontario on Thursday, Inland Empire Economic Partnership Chief Economist John Husing recounts to KVCR's Ken Vincent how his 2016 forecast panned out.

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A Redlands man accused of shooting a San Bernardino sheriff's deputy and of murdering a motorist in Highland pleaded not guilty in court yesterday (Monday).  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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A woman accused of abandoning her 2-year-old daughter at a Riverside supermarket may be released from jail on her own recognizance if her family agrees to let her stay with them.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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After 3 years of reconstruction and a lot of last-minute preparation over the past weekend, the 91 Freeway between Riverside and Orange County through Corona opened all lanes to traffic this morning.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

Longtime Inland Empire journalist and KVCR contributor Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent review some of the Inland Empire's top news stories this week, including:

- Commuters onthe 91 Freeway will finally get some relief;

- last week we talked about the deficit Riverside County is facing; this week, supervisors gave raises to top health system executives, and;

- 1,500 endangered desert tortoises will be relocated off of the Twentynine Palms Marine base.

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San Bernardino County authorities have captured a suspect in a rash of shootings - including one murder - around the IE this week.  Because of the severity of the danger he posed to the community, the suspect is being held on $25 million bail.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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California officials have proposed spending more than $400 million over ten years to slow the shrinkage of the state's largest lake, the Salton Sea, southeast of the Coachella Valley.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Several lanes of the 91 Freeway through Corona will be shut down intermittently from today through Sunday as crews make preparations for the opening of the newly-expanded corridor next week.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more. 

Republican state Senator Pat Bates, from Laguna Niguel in Orange County, has been elected the new Minority Leader in the state Senate.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent and Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler.

Southern California has a new acting top prosecutor, after the Justice Department asked U.S. Attorney Eileen Decker to resign.  Decker, an Obama appointee, directed the government's legal strategy following the Dec. 2, 2015 San Bernardino terrorist attack.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

A Riverside woman who allegedly abandoned her 2-year-old child in a grocery store this week has been arrested.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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KVCR's Ken Vincent asks Inland Empire Economic Partnership Chief Economist John Husing to preview his  annual IEEP State of the Region and Economic Forecast luncheon, which will be held Thursday, March 23, from 11:30am to 2:00pm at the Doubletree Inn in Ontario.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE IEEP STATE OF THE REGION/ECONOMIC FORECAST LUNCHEON, CLICK ON THIS LINK:  ieep.com

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Bernie Sanders didn't win California's Democratic presidential primary last year, but his platform is getting real traction in the state Legislature.  As Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, Assembly Democrats are putting forth a plan they say will allow in-state college students to graduate debt-free.

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The president of Pitzer College in Claremont says a recent on-campus controversy has drawn a fiery reaction - including what the college president calls "hate speech" - from off-campus observers.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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The mayors of San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico signed an agreement yesterday (Monday) reaffirming the partnership between the two border cities.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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The years-long construction project on the 91 freeway in Corona is almost done, as KVCR's Ken Vincent reports.

One person died and another was injured as they hiked a trail on Mt. Baldy over the weekend.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed suit in San Diego demanding that the federal government limit the amount of time that people can be held before seeing an immigration judge.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Longtime Inland Empire journalist and KVCR contributor Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent review some of the Inland Empire's top news stories this week, including:

- Not everyone is thrilled that San Bernardino is asking President Trump for help with the city's crime problem;

- California Supreme Court decides public officials can't hide communications about public business in personal e-mail accounts, and;

- Riverside County Supervisors, dealing with budget issues, don't want to close a fire station.

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In what could be a significant decision concerning groundwater rights in California, a federal court panel has affirmed that an Inland Empire-area Indian tribe does have rights to groundwater supplies below its lands.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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A new study says an earthquake fault running from San Diego to Los Angeles is capable of producing a magnitude 7.4 temblor that could affect some of the most densely-populated areas in California.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

The crash of an ultralight plane in Hesperia yesterday (Tuesday) resulted in the death of the pilot.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

John Husing, Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, concludes his series of conversations with KVCR's Ken Vincent on how the policies of the Trump administration could affect the IE's economy.  In the final segment of the series, Dr. Husing explains how Trump and California are likely to clash over energy development.

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California legislative leaders from both parties will speak next week at UC Riverside  on the subject of bipartisan leadership.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

  FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS EVENT, CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK:

https://ucrtoday.ucr.edu/45091

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The last opportunity of the season to spend a day in the forest helping U.S. Forest Service rangers count bald eagles in Inland Empire forests is approaching, as KVCR's Ken Vincent reports.

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Caltrans and local law enforcement authorities are looking for the motorcyclist who was caught on video jumping his motorcycle between two cliffs

over lanes of moving traffic on the 60 Freeway where it winds through the San Timoteo Badlands east of Moreno Valley.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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