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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California's program providing health insurance coverage to undocumented children through Medi-Cal is less than a year old.  And there's no assurance the new program will be able to survive budget cuts promised by the incoming Trump administration.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

KVCR's Ken Vincent and Inland Empire Economic Partnership Chief Economist John Husing continue discussing the statistics that economists use to develop their economic forecasts.  In This segment, Dr. Husing explains what "median household income" is, where household income is the highest and the lowest across the IE , and what it means to the economies of individual communities in the region.

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Thanksgiving holiday travel will be up from last year in the Inland Empire and across California.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has details.

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The union representing tens of thousands of state employees says it has set a one-day strike for next month.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more in this report from Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler.

After being closed for nearly two decades, Santa's Village - a holiday amusement park near Lake Arrowhead - will soon be back open, following a big renovation.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

John Husing, chief economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, continues his conversation with KVCR's Ken Vincent about the statistics that illustrate ther level of poverty in the IE.  This morning's focus is on children living in poverty in our region.

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This Friday - the day after Thanksgiving - local dignitaries will flip a switch that will illuminate millions of Christmas lights that cover the Mission Inn Hotel and Spa, inaugurating the 2016 Riverside Festival of Lights.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

The U.S. Postal Service is putting the word out that it needs to hire a number of temporary employees to work during the holiday period at its Moreno Valley Delivery and Distribution Center.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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The Inland Empire is finally having a spell of cool, wet weather... although it's likely to be a short spell.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has details.

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California's jobless rate has remained unchanged for a straight four months now.  And one local economist says that's a good thing.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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Ontario International Airport is expecting passenger traffic to be up from last year for it's first Thanksgiving travel period since being officially returned to Inland Empire control earlier this month.  The airport and some of it's tenant airlines have announced improvements to the passenger experience.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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Riverside County has become the first big county in the nation to achieve what the federal government defines as "functional zero" homelessness among veterans, meaning that the county now has the ability to ensure that any homeless veteran in the county can get into permanent housing.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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Hundreds of UC Riverside students and others marched through campus and city streets yesterday (Tuesday) to protest the election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. President.  The protest was organized and peaceful, and drew compliments from Riverside police.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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Ongoing vote counts in Riverside and San Bernardino counties have settled a couple of close Legislative races, as KVCR's Ken Vincent report.

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California's biggest state employees union has authorized its leadership to call a strike if negotiations with the Brown administration break down.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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Both the University of California and California State University are considering raising tuition to hire more teachers, as university enrollments rise across the state .  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more. 

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One of the Inland Empire's most prominent business leaders and philanthropists passed away this past weekend.  Jack H. Brown, longtime CEO and Executive Chairman of Stater Bros. grocery markets, died Sunday at age 78.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has this tribute to Brown, including an archive interview from 2012.

Lawsuits have been filed against the estate of the owner/driver of the tour bus that crashed into a big rig on Interstate 10 near Palm Springs, killing 13 people last month.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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Jack H. Brown, executive chairman of Stater Bros. grocery markets, passed away yesterday (Sunday), according to an announcement released by Stater Bros. officials today.  Brown, who first went to work at Stater Bros. bagging groceries when he was a teenager, is responsible for leading the supermarket chain's growth over the past several decades into one of the Inland Empire's largest employers.  Brown was also known as a generous philanthropist, spreading Stater Bros.

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A brush fire in San Diego County near Interstate 15 at Gopher Canyon Road north of Escondido has slowed traffic for miles - both yesterday and today - on the 15 southbound between Rainbow Valley Blvd. and Gopher Canyon Road, which is northeast of Vista.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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Annual Veteran's Day traditions will be taking place at Riverside National Cemetery and around the Inland Empire today.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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Demonstrators in Riverside and Santa Ana were among the thousands of protestors on the west coast and elsewhere around the nation demonstrating against the election of Donald Trump as President.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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Even though the votes in the 2016 election have been cast, they haven't all been counted yet.  There are still hundreds of thousands of votes yet to be processed by Riverside and San Bernardino counties, and some races won't be decided until the counting is done.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has details.

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With the passage of Proposition 64 in this week's election -- allowing the legal recreational use of marijuana -- many citizens are wondering when they'll be able to buy and use pot in California.  As it turns out, different provisions of the law take effect at different times, as KVCR's Ken Vincent explains.

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The city of San Bernardino approved a new city charter and new rules regarding marijuana; the city of Riverside and other local communities approve tax measures; and although most local incumbent office holders won re-election, there were a couple of incumbents who were turned out by local voters.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

KVCR's Ken Vincent has a recap of some of the ballot issues Inland Empire voters faced in yesterday's election.

KVCR's Ken Vincent recaps results from some Inland Empire candidate races from yesterday's election.

KVCR's Ken Vincent and John Husing, the chief economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, continue discussing the statistics that economists use to develop their economic forecasts.  In this segment, Dr. Husing begins outlining the extent of poverty in the IE.

FROM TUESDAY, NOV 1, 2016:  John Husing, The chief economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, tells KVCR's Ken Vincent which IE cities have the fastest-growing "assessed valuation," the economic statistic that shows the value of all taxable property in a city or other jurisdiction.

After decades of ownership by the city of Los Angeles, Ontario International Airport will officially be returned to Inland Empire ownership and control on Nov, 1, 2016 -- that's tomorrow (Tuesday).  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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