Kings County http://kvpr.org en Judge Blocks California High Speed Rail Financing http://kvpr.org/post/judge-blocks-california-high-speed-rail-financing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>California’s High Speed Rail project may have stalled out in court. A judge ruled today the Rail Authority cannot sell $8 billion in bonds to help fund the project.</p><p>The judge also ordered the Authority to rewrite its $68 billion funding plan before moving forward with construction.</p><p>Jon Coupal is with the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, which opposes the project.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 23:39:39 +0000 Katie Orr - Capital Public Radio 25016 at http://kvpr.org Judge Blocks California High Speed Rail Financing Kings County High Speed Rail Route Draws Opposition http://kvpr.org/post/kings-county-high-speed-rail-route-draws-opposition <p>The California High-Speed Rail Authority is pushing forward with plans for its Fresno to Bakersfield segment. The board accepted a proposed route at a meeting Thursday. But, as Katie Orr reports from Sacramento, it’s been a rough ride.</p><p>The High-Speed Rail Authority has voted to support a route that goes through eastern Kings County. Board members say it will have less environmental impact than an alternate path.</p><p>But Ross Browning, who lives in Kings County says the high speed rail project will be devastating to local agriculture.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 19:27:20 +0000 Katie Orr - Capital Public Radio 24237 at http://kvpr.org Kings County High Speed Rail Route Draws Opposition Three California Counties Affected by Voting Rights Act Decision, Including Kings Co. http://kvpr.org/post/three-california-counties-affected-voting-rights-act-decision-including-kings-co <p>The United States Supreme Court decision on the Voting Rights Act revolves around a county in Alabama. But, as Katie Orr reports from Sacramento, several counties in California will be affected too.</p><p>Yuba, Monterey and Kings Counties in California must currently get approval from the federal government for any election law changes. But they could eventually get some relief under the new U.S. Supreme Court decision. It orders Congress to change the formula for determining which jurisdictions require oversight.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 22:35:46 +0000 Katie Orr 17339 at http://kvpr.org Three California Counties Affected by Voting Rights Act Decision, Including Kings Co. Kettleman City Residents Work to Reduce Diesel Pollution http://kvpr.org/post/kettleman-city-residents-work-reduce-diesel-pollution <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Anna Martinez was standing on a street corner in the tiny </span>farmworker<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> community of </span>Kettleman<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> City when she heard the familiar sound of a truck engine roaring to life.</span></p><p>She pointed to a diesel truck parked on a lot next to three others. The lot was just one block from State Route 41, and another block or so from a huge agricultural field.</p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 19:06:49 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 9707 at http://kvpr.org Kettleman City Residents Work to Reduce Diesel Pollution Study Highlights High Incarceration Rate in Valley Counties http://kvpr.org/post/study-highlights-high-incarceration-rate-valley-counties <p>A new report from the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice shows that Valley Counties on average send more people to jail and state prison than the rest of the state. Kings County topped the list with the state&#39;s highest per capita population in state prison, over 1,500 adults for every 100,000 people. Tulare and Kern counties weren&#39;t far behind.</p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 19:38:36 +0000 Joe Moore 1766 at http://kvpr.org Study Highlights High Incarceration Rate in Valley Counties