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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A Cal State San Bernardino student has active tuberculosis, leading county health officials to plan screenings for students, faculty, and staff who may have been exposed.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Governor Jerry Brown has filled four vacancies on the 26-member University of California Board of Regents.  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:

- This week's Cal State San Bernardino Faculty vote of no confidence in CSUSB President Tomas Morales;

- The City of Riverside is negotiating terms for a potential new office and parking development downtown, and;

- The City of San Bernardino deliberates what to do with its architecturally-significant - and now-vacant - downtown City Hall building.

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There are a variety of activities going on over the weekend around the Inland Empire, including the annual Cherry Festival in Beaumont and the Balloon and Wine Festival in the Temecula Valley.  And, even though the inland area's biggest annual festival is still months away, people will be crowding onto the coachella.com website to get their first chance ot tickets for next year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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The California Assembly has approved a bill that would offer grant increases to welfare recipients - and it's authored by a Republican from the Inland Empire.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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Backers of a bill to create a single-payer health care system in California are for the first time suggesting how it might be paid for.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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California would need to produce all of its energy from renewable sources such as wind and solar power by the year 2045 under a bill passed yesterday (Wednesday) in the state Senate.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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Students and staff at Ayala High School in Chino Hills are mourning the loss of two Ayala High School coaches who were among four people killed in a head-on highway crash on Memorial Day.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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California middle and high school students would not have to start daily classes until at least 8:30am, under a bill making its way through the California Legislature.  However, many teachers may not like the proposed later school start times, as KVCR's Ken Vincent explains.

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A new bill to expand job-protected family leave to Californians who work at small businesses has cleared the state Senate, after Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a similar bill last year.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent

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The Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Central California has announced it will extend it's ski and snowboard season into August.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Fatal crashes, highway infrastructure failures, and the crush of thousands of drivers returning from points east back toward the Los Angeles basin made for slow traffic in parts of the Inland Empire yesterday (Monday), the final day of the 3-day weekend.  Details from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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With the Affordable Care Act in limbo, California is allowing some health insurers to submit two different premium rate proposals:  one if the law continues, and the other if it doesn't.  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:

- Riverside County has a new chief executive officer;

- The San Bernardino County District Attorney released a report on the police response to the Dec. 2, 2015 mass shooting, and;

- Inland Empire population to grow by nearly 3 million over next 30 years.

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Beaumont City Councilman Mark Orozco was slated to be arraigned today at the Riverside Hall of Justice on 10 felony charges involving alleged falsification of campaign funds on government documents and
soliciting a bribe.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.
 

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Democratic leaders in California are trying to defend Orange County freshman state Senator Josh Newman from a recall effort.  That's after Newman provided a key vote to pass Governor Jerry Brown's gas tax increase.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

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An Inland Empire Republican assemblywoman is calling out an IE Democratic congressman for a photo of him wearing a t-shirt that uses an obscenity to criticize the GOP health care bill.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

The Coachella Valley community of Cathedral City -- the second-largest of the 8 desert cities behind Indio -- has approved a proposal to make it the first city in Inland Southern  California to declare itself a "sanctuary city."  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

A bill making it's way through the California Legislature would expand Medi-Cal coverage to undocumented adults between the ages of 19 and 26.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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A group of juveniles playing with fire torched a blaze that scorched 10 acres of brush in Moreno Valley yesterday (Tuesday).  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Riverside County's newest supervisor, Manuel Perez, was welcomed onto the Board of Supervisors with a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony before yesterday's regular meeting.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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The median price of a home in Riverside County shot up nearly 8 percent over the past year.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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With the California Legislature's June 15 constitutional budget deadline just three weeks away, Assembly Democrats are laying out their proposal to spend more than Gov. Jerry Brown's budget proposal allocates.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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$400 billion.  That's the first estimate of how much it could cost to create a statewide single-payer health care system in California.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.

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The newest member of the Riverside County Board of Supervisors officially begins his first day at work today.   Former state assemblyman V. Manuel Perez was appointed by Gov. Brown to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Supervisor John Benoit last December.  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:

- Four Riverside County cities will finally get state funding;

- Beaumont councilman indicted on corruption charges, and;

- Cheech Marin's collection of Chicano art accepted by Riverside City Council.

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A fire erupted yesterday (Thursday) in the Santa Ana River bottom in Riverside, scorching 30 acres and spreading into a Jurupa Valley golf course by the time crews began attempting to encircle it.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Governor Jerry Brown says the University of California at Berkeley should "man up" and allow conservatives like Ann Coulter to speak on campus.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Inland Empire Economic Partnership Chief Economist John Husing and KVCR's Ken Vincent conclude Dr. Husing's series of segments over the past several weeks detailing the 2017 economic forecast for the region. 

This weekend, there will be two opportunities for people looking for work in the Inland Empire to explore careers in the grocery industry, and in the aviation industry.   Ralph's Supermarkets will be interviewing, and several local aviation-related businesses and institutions will be at Riverside Municipal Airport Saturday offering information on careers in aviation-related fields.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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