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.

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The California state Senate has begun passing bills to protect immigrants from the new immigration-related policies of the Trump Administration.  The push for such measures drew some criticism from Senate Republicans.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Inland Empire Economic Partnership Chief Economist John Husing continues his discussion with KVCR's Ken Vincent about how the policies of President Donald Trump could affect the IE economy.  In this segment, Dr. Husing explains the importance of immigrants to the region's economy, and how potential Trump policies that affect immigrants negatively could disrupt Inland economic growth.

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The California Senate wasted little time in responding to President Trump's executive order restricting entry into the U.S. from a handful of majority Muslim countries.  The state Senate passed a non-binding resolution yesterday (Monday) that called the action unconstitutional, as Capital Public Radios' Ben Adler reports.

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Two prominent state legislators from the Inland Empire -- one a Republican leader, the other a rising-star Democrat -- directed critical remarks toward President Trump's executive order restricting travel from several majority-Muslim nations.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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The Trump Administration's proposals for replacing the Affordable Care Act would likely mean California would receive many fewer billions of dollars for the state's Medi-Cal program.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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Along with protests at airports in Los Angeles and San Diego, demonstrators gathered at Ontario International Airport yesterday (Sunday) to show opposition to President Trump's executive orders suspending refugees from entering the country and restricting travel from a handful of Muslim-majority countries.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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President Donald Trump's executive order last week to strip federal funding from sanctuary cities prompted outrage and worry from California lawmakers who represent potentially-affected communities.  But a former Department of Justice immigration lawyer casts doubt on the order's power, as Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

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High wind warnings are in effect for the inland valleys and mountains until tomorrow afternoon, and temperatures will be quite chilly for the next day or two, before conditions calm down and warm up heading into next week.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has the weekend weather forecast.

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San Bernardino County officials and volunteers yesterday hit the streets for the county's annual count of homeless people.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent

Approval has been given to start collecting signatures on a statewide ballot initiative that would ask voters if California should exit the U.S. and become it's own sovereign nation.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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For the first time in nearly six years, the University of California Board of Regents has voted to raise student tuition and fees.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

Highway 74 between Lake Elsinore in Riverside County and San Juan Capistrano in San Diego County -- The Ortega Highway -- will be closed to traffic for at least a couple of weeks because of damage from recent storms.  KVCR's Ken Vincent reports.

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California's top water regulator may continue drought conservation rules, in spite of recent storms that have dumped rain and snow up and down the state.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

KVCR's Ken Vincent continues conversing with John Husing, Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, about how the policies of the Donald Trump Administration might affect the Inland Empire's economy.  In this segment, Dr. Husing has serious concerns about how the potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act could affect the IE's health and economic growth.

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UC President Janet Napolitano reportedly is back at work following a stint in the hospital for complications from treatment for cancer.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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The latest round of winter storms that passed through Southern California this weekend provided record rainfall on the coast, huge dumps of snow in the mountains, mudflows through foothill neighborhoods, urban flooding on city streets, and hazardous driving on the freeways.  KVCR's Ken Vincent recaps some of the notable weather-related incidents over the past weekend, and a weather forecast for the coming week that could finally provide a return to temperatures in the 70s by next weekend.

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The rain that was falling heavily throughout the Inland Empire this morning (Thursday) has let up this afternoon.  However, more rain, heavy at times -- and blowing snow in the mountains -- will flow through the region for the next several days.  Earlier this morning, KVCR's Ken Vincent provided details from the National Weather Service forecast, which you can hear in the audio file below:

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Riverside County law enforcement authorities say no criminal action will be taken against a fifth-grade student at Lake Mathews Elementary School who reportedly compiled a "kill list" of fellow students.  The unidentified student's two-day suspension is over today, and some parents of other students at the school are expressing concern about the possible return of the student to classes.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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For the first time since he was elected to the Illinois state Legislature more than 20 years ago, Barack Obama will become a private citizen again at 9 am Pacific time Friday.  The first place the former First Family will head to after leaving the White House will be Palm Springs.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Supporters of Planned Parenthood held a big rally at the California state Capitol yesterday (Tuesday).  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

John Husing, Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, continues his discussion with KVCR's Ken Vincent about how the policies of the incoming Trump Administration could affect the Inland Empire's economy.  This segment continues the conversation from last week looking at whether rolling back federal environmental regulations would be good or bad for the IE.

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Civil-rights advocates in California say the Obama administration is making the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday that much sweeter by cementing its legacy of opening doors – and in the most unlikely of places: the state's national parks.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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After days of soaking rain in the valleys and feet of new snow in the mountains, the Inland Empire's weather will start clearing up and drying out over the coming holiday weekend into next week.  However, the forecast for next weekend shows we're not done with rain yet.  KVCR's Ken Vincent recaps the forecast for the valleys and the mountains.

Authorities reported this morning (Thursday) that local law enforcement officers were fired upon after a suspected DUI stop last night.  The subsequent pursuit and investigation resulted in all lanes of the southbound I-15 freeway being closed to all traffic from last night until this morning.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has details.

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The brother of San Bernardino terror attack shooter Syed Rizwan Farook was in federal court in Riverside yesterday (Tuesday), pleading guilty to an immigration fraud case that is associated with the plans for the terror attack.  KVCR's Ken Vincent explains.

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Hundreds of people attended the funeral of Riverside County Supervisor John Benoit yesterday (Tuesday), following Benoit's passing last month.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Los Angeles Member of Congress Xavier Becerra, Governor Jerry Brown's nominee to replace now-U.S. Senator Kamala Harris as California Attorney General, faced questions from lawmakers in a hearing in Sacramento yesterday (Tuesday).  KVCR's Ken Vincent has details.

Inland Empire Economic Partnership Chief Economist John Husing continues his conversation with KVCR's Ken Vincent about how the incoming Trump Administration might affect the IE economy.  In this segment, Dr. Husing talks about the prospect that the Trump Environmental Protection Agency may roll back federal environmental and air quality regulations.

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More than 300 workers at UC Riverside will join a UC-wide, one-day labor walkout today (Tuesday.)  The action -- called by Teamsters Local 2010 -- is to draw attention to what the union says are laggard contract talks.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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Cal State San Bernardino will be one of a small group of education institutions around the nation participating in a federally-sponsored effort to address the nation's transportation needs.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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