Bob Nelson

Reporter and Host for All Things Considered

Bob Nelson is a graduate of the University of Utah with a BA in Mass Communications. He began his radio career at KUER in 1978 when it was still in Kingsbury Hall. That’s also where he met his wife, Maria Shilaos, in 1981. Bob left KUER for commercial radio where he worked for 25 years, and he is thrilled to be back at KUER.  Bob and his family are part of an explorer group, fondly known as The Hordes and Masses, which has been seeking out ghost towns and little-known places in Utah for more than twenty years.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation, Salt Lake CIty Office

The FBI is now offering a $50,000 reward as federal law enforcement officials step up efforts to recapture Lyle Steed Jeffs, a leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Utah Department of Workforce Services

Utah’s July job growth numbers increased 3.2 % over the past 12 months, adding 43,800 non-farm workers to payrolls.

AmeriCorp, Corporation for National and Community Service

Utah’s ranks 5th nationally in producing AmeriCorp volunteers. That’s according to new a report from the Corporation for National and Community Service: the federal program that administers the programs.

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Thursday students will begin moving into the new Lassonde Studios at the University of Utah. The new $45-million dollar facility features a huge public space on the ground floors for all U students to use.

Zions Bank, Cicero Group

Wasatch Front housing prices increased 0.8 % from June to July; more than doubling the jump in housing costs nationally during the same period.

Office of Utah State Treasurer

State Treasurer David Damschen reports record earnings from Utah’s Permanent State School Fund despite lackluster financial market performance over the past year.

Utah Department of Health

Methamphetamine lab busts are on the decline in Utah down from 107 in 2004 to 1 in 2014.  But concerns at the Utah Department of Health are rising.

Utah Foundation

More than half of the voters in Utah were highly concerned about partisan politics in the most recent survey by the non-profit Utah Foundation. The survey also found that unaffiliated and third party voters were a close second in size to Republican voters. 

Ben Holcomb, Harmful Algal Bloom Coordinator, Utah Department of Environmental Quality

With the closure of Utah Lake just last week due to a toxic algal bloom, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality is expanding warnings now to include the Jordan River and lower Cottonwood Creek.

The first notable fire of the 2016 season has crews busy controlling a blaze started by lightening in the desert terrain of West-central Utah. By Friday afternoon the North Moore fire was at about 1400 acres.

Bob Nelson

A new exhibit opens this weekend at the Natural History Museum of Utah. It’s called “Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code.” 

KUER Brian Grimmett

Utah Transit Authority officials are investigating the derailment Sunday of a Green Line TRAX train just after it left Central Pointe Station and began turning west.

KUER Brian Grimmett

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski and the City Council are taking action in the wake of recent legislation in Mississippi and North Carolina that discriminates against the LGBT communities in those states.

Davis Hospital and Medical Center

The Utah Department of Health is nearly halfway through its investigation of a hepatitis C outbreak associated with a former healthcare worker at two Northern Utah hospitals.

KUER Brian Gimmett

Salt Lake City Police and Utah Transit Authority officials say they are prepared for an exceptionally busy weekend in downtown Salt Lake City.

Utah Film Center

An accident was the cause of a four-alarm fire early Tuesday morning in downtown Salt Lake City according to investigators. The blaze caused extensive damage to the Utah Film Center offices at 122 South Main Street.

elections.utah.gov

A total of 310 state and federal candidates met Thursday night’s filing deadline in Utah ahead of caucuses Tuesday.

Utah Valley University Communications

Utah Valley University officials announced Friday that the school will receive funding to build a new performing arts center on the grounds of the Orem campus.

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A bill to restrict employers’ ability to require employees to sign a non-compete agreement is suddenly drawing the attention of a large number of business owners and employee rights advocates.

File: Head Start

A proposal to require the State Board of Education and the Department of Workforce Services to administer best practices for after-school programs in Utah failed by a close vote in the Senate Friday.

Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association

Utah-born rodeo legend Lewis Feild died this week of pancreatic cancer.

File photo: alta.com

Alta Ski Resort will be offering preferred parking spots on select days to skiers who carpool up the canyon. The program is part of a study through the University of Utah's Environmental and Sustainability Studies program in partnership with the Alta Environmental Center.

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Law Enforement

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources officials are investigating a number of juveniles in Emery County and have arrested two people in Tooele County in two separate cases involving the poaching of more than 20 deer.

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Research on airline near misses by Brigham Young and Georgetown Universities finds there is still room for improvement in the generally very safe industry. 

Utah Department of Health, Utah Cancer Control Program

Utah’s rate of vaccination for HPV, or Human papillomavirus, is well below the national average.  The Utah Department of Health is launching a new media campaign aimed at increasing the rate of HPV vaccinations among 11-12 year old Utahns.

Salt Lake City International Airport and HOK

The Salt Lake City International Airport is offering a new premium parking service that travelers can reserve online in advance of their airport visit.

Brian Grimmett KUER

35 electric vehicles have been sold or leased in the past two and a half weeks through a program called U Drive Electric.

Weber State University’s National Center for Automotive Science & Technology

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality has long said the first driving mile is the worst mile for winter automobile air pollution.

Salt Lake County Regional Development

The newly formed Mountain Planning Commission of Salt Lake County is set to have its inaugural meeting in the first week of the New Year.

Utah Department of Workforce Services

Utah Department of Workforce Services November job numbers out Friday show 8 of 10 private sector industry groups added workers compared to last year.

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