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 freeway corridor between Riverside and San Bernardino will finally get some new HOV/carpool lanes.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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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:

-State Controller will audit the City of Beaumont's finances;

-the City of San Bernardino approves it's plan to emerge from bankruptcy, and;

-Riverside city voters will decide whether to allow medical marijuana dispensaries.

John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, continues his discussion with KVCR's Ken Vincent about the growth and impact of the logistics industry on the IE economy.  Dr. Husing also talks about how the growth in online shopping is affecting the logistics economy.

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 San Bernardino Sheriff's Department is still investigating the alleged beating of a criminal suspect by deputies;

-the Riverside County City of San Jacinto may have to further cut services after voters again turn down a utility tax increase;

-the City of Perris has to decide how to fill a City Council vacancy, and;

-The City of Banning agrees to pay a settlement to a group of former management employees.

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California Republican Legislative leaders were quick to praise Governor Jerry Brown's budget proposal for its priorities and prudence, while the Governor's fellow Democrats in Sacramento expressed disappointment with what Brown left out of the budget.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has this story from Capital Public Radio.

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Even though California state government is swimming in surplus revenue, the state budget proposal that Governor Jerry Brown is due to release today will likely be more prudent than some Democratic legislators would like.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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The rare opportunity to run for an open California U.S. Senate seat is not drawing a large contingent of candidates that many experts predicted.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, describes to KVCR's Ken Vincent how the local logistics industry is turning into a major driver of the IE's economic growth.

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The Riverside County Board of Supervisors has withdrawn a commitment to provide 15 million dollars over 10 years to the UC Riverside School of Medicine.  Supervisors decided the money was needed more to help fix problems at the County's beleaguered Riverside County Regional Medical Center.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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:

-Beaumont residents and city officials wait for details about why the FBI and local law enforcement authorities raided Beaumont City Hall and other locations associated with city government operations;

-a legal dispute between the Riverside County Government Counsel and the Riverside County Grand Jury, and;

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Next week, Riverside County will host a "summit" meeting of community leaders and residents of  the San Gorgonio Pass to discuss the future of The Pass communities.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, and KVCR's Ken Vincent talk about the job training needed to alleviate a shortage of health care workers in the IE.  Also, Dr. Husing begins reviewing the performance of the IE's logistics economic sector.

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A national health care watchdog group has issued patient safety grades for more than a dozen hospitals in Riverside County.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, and KVCR's Ken Vincent discuss the growth in the IE's film & TV production economy, and the labor shortage in the regional health care sector.

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Just as the nation's busiest port complex was getting back to normal following a months-long labor dispute with port workers, the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach now face a labor action from truck drivers who haul goods between the ports and Inland Empire logistics centers.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has this report.

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As a legislative committee prepares to vote on the measure, last-minute changes are being made to a bill that would require California school kids to be vaccinated.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more in this story from Capital Public Radio.

State water authorities say a California Court of Appeal ruling striking down so-called "tiered" water rates is not likely to affect the state's conservation strategies.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more in this story from Capital Public Radio.

KVCR's regular Tuesday morning contributor John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, talks with KVCR's Ken Vincent about Husing's 2015 annual economic forecast for the Inland Empire.

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

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The U.S. Air Force has decided not to consider March Air Reserve Base in Moreno Valley as a finalist to host a new military air tanker program.  KVCR's Ken Vincent report the Air Force snub of March does not sit well with one Inland Empire Member of Congress.

KVCR's regular Tuesday morning contributor John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, begins a series of conversations with KVCR's Ken Vincent detailing Dr. Husing's 2015 annual economic forecast for the Inland Empire.

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:

-Petition drive aims to reverse City of Riverside's decision to allow residents to kill pest squirrels;

-Local agencies scramble to comply with Governor's order to reduce turf in public places;

-another attempt to repeal the fire fee in mountain communities fails, and;

-Inland officials' campaign funds used for things you wouldn't think they would be used for.

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 ACLU is suing the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department for information on its use of Tasers;

-Riverside will allow residents to kill squirrels under a new law that goes into effect April 21, and;

-Jewelry heist nets burglars $4 million from Temecula Business.

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The Western Riverside County Council of Governments has once again picked a prominent Republican to be the guest speaker at its annual conference this summer.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more in this news item.

John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, concludes his conversation of the past few weeks on how he puts together his annual Inland Empire economic forecast.  This morning, Dr. Husing talks about the impact of the IE's fast-growing logistics industry.

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With the California drought in its fourth year, the mild winter, and rising temperatures this spring, ski resorts in the Inland Empire and around Southern California have ended the snow sports season early.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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An increasing number of voters in California are choosing to decline to state a party preference on their voter registration forms.  KVCR's Ken Vincent reads a Capital Public Radio story explaining the new statistics released yesterday from the California Secretary of State's Office.

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:

- Ontario Airport: Lawsuit updates and more Aero Mexico flights

- Why Canyon Lake residents might be barred from lake use

- The City of Riverside and marijuana dispensaries

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