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Vince Kong

Digital News Editor | Producer

Vince Kong comes to Texas Public Radio after working for about a decade in print, including stints in the Midwest, Northwest and Southwest.

Prior to relocating to Texas, Vince served as an editor for Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers and for the NPR affiliate in Jacksonville, Florida. Before that, he spent roughly seven years as a reporter at the Albuquerque Journal in New Mexico.

Vince has won numerous state and national awards, including from the Associated Press, Arizona Newspapers Association and the New Mexico Press Association. He was also part of the team at the Chicago Reporter that was a finalist for an Investigative Reporters and Editors award for the "Juries and Justice" series, which examined the racial composition of juries in Cook County, and how the racial make-up of juries might affect verdicts.

Originally from Chicago, Vince graduated with a bachelor's degree in English/creative writing from the University of Montana.

Follow him on Twitter @teamvincek

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The National Fair Housing Alliance, along with affiliated groups in San Antonio, New York and Miami, have sued Facebook for violating the Fair Housing Act.

 


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Update 3/23

A string of bombings in Austin this month have the city on edge. Two people have been killed and four others hurt.

The Austin Police Department, along with state and federal agencies, are racing to figure out who’s behind the bombings. And the radius of their investigation grew Tuesday, after a package exploded at a FedEx facility in Schertz, a city of roughly 40,000 that borders San Antonio and is about 60 miles south of Austin.

But that blast was just the beginning.


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A package exploded at a FedEx Ground distribution facility in Schertz, near San Antonio, on Tuesday. Officials said the device was headed to Austin, the site of four other explosions this past month.

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As polls close throughout Texas, turnout has been markedly higher than the last midterm primary in 2014, with the Democrats' early voting numbers up roughly 105 percent

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