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Riverside County supervisors will receive a report today detailing the many budget shortfalls, department deficits, and overspending in various county departments that seem to be heading the county into a financial hole before the fiscal year is even over.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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A group of Riverside County union employees disrupted the County Board of Supervisors meeting in Riverside yesterday with chants and threats to go on strike.  Union members say the county has been dragging its feet in contract negotiations for more than a year. More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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K-P-M-G, the consulting firm helping Riverside County implement public safety reforms, assured Supervisors yesterday (Tuesday) that the multi-million-dollar contract the county has with K-P-M-G is beginning to yield results.  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 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.

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V. Manuel Perez, the former Coachella Valley state Assemblyman whom Gov. Jerry Brown yesterday tapped to fill a vacancy on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, won't be formally sworn in for another couple of weeks.  And already, Perez has a potential challenger to his election campaign for the seat next year.   KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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Governor Jerry Brown has made an appointment to the seat on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors left vacant by the death of Supervisor John Benoit last December.

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The Riverside County Board of Supervisors was preparing for what was expected to be a busy weekly meeting today, with public safety and budget issues on the agenda.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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At their regular meeting today, Riverside County Supervisors will be under deadline pressure to finally make decisions on whether and how to cut the county's fire department budget.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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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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Funeral services have been set for the second week of January for Riverside County Supervisor John Benoit.  Benoit died Monday night of complications from pancreatic cancer, one day before his 65th birthday.

Benoit’s funeral mass will be on Tuesday, January 10, at 10 a.m. at Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in the Coachella Valley community of La Quinta.  There will be a public viewing at the church on Monday, January 9, at 6:30 p.m., the night before the funeral.

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The death this week of Riverside County Supervisor John Benoit is being marked by flags at half-staff around the county today.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Riverside County Supervisor John Benoit passed away last night of complications from pancreatic cancer.  Benoit, who earlier this year wrapped up a term as Chair of the Board of Supervisors, suddenly announced he was cutting back on his workload last month, after he received what later would be a confirmed case of advanced pancreatic cancer.  Benoit had a long career in law enforcement before entering local elected politics.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more on the life and career of John Benoit, and what's next for his vacant seat.

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Riverside County Supervisors are exploring the possibility of allowing the formation of an electrical power co-op, which could save the county's residents and businesses millions of dollars per year in electricity savings.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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A majority of Riverside County Supervisors jumped to the defense of Riverside County Counsel Greg Priamos -- the chief legal counsel to the Board of Supervisors and county administration -- against allegations by the Riverside County Grand Jury that Priamos has inappropriately interfered with Grand Jury investigations.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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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.

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The Riverside County Board of Supervisors will finally have its full complement of 5 Supervisors on board, after waiting several weeks for Governor Jerry Brown to appoint former Temecula Mayor Chuck Washington to replace former Supervisor Jeff Stone, who's now in the state Senate.  Washington is the first African American Riverside County Supervisor, and the only Democrat to hold the officially non-partisan post in many years.  KVCR's Ken Vincent speaks with Paul Young, Riverside County Bureau Chief for City News Service, about how Chuck Washington could change the dynamic on the Board.

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On Wednesday, Governor Jerry Brown appointed Temecula city councilman, Chuck Washington to the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. More on the appointment and its significance from KVCR's Matt Guilhem.