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Nicole Nixon

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Nicole Nixon holds a communication degree from the University of Utah. She has worked on and off in the KUER Newsroom since 2013, when she first joined KUER as an intern. Nicole is a Utah native. Besides public radio, she is also passionate about beautiful landscapes and breakfast burritos. 

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Gov. Gary Herbert covered a range of topics at his monthly press conference on KUED Thursday, including health care, the national monument review and special legislative sessions.

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Across the street from the Salt Palace Convention Center, Ed Primosic is pretty much over the Outdoor Retailer shows. He and his wife Kris own the Blue Iguana Mexican restaurant.

The state fair will have rodeos again for its 162nd year, thanks to a new 10,000-seat arena that was completed earlier this year. 

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Utah Governor Gary Herbert was in Washington on Thursday, where he joined governors of several other states in urging Congress to help stabilize Obamacare’s individual health insurance markets.

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In a lawsuit involving state alcohol regulators, Brewvies Cinema Pub, and the movie “Deadpool”, Brewvies has scored a major victory.

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Salt Lake City officials have closed the crime-plagued street near one of downtown's busiest homeless shelters.

Mayor Jackie Biskupski and House Speaker Greg Hughes announced on Thursday that Rio Grande Street would close to vehicle traffic, after a week of back-and-forth bickering over how soon to barricade it.  

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Republican Sen. Jerry Stevenson on Tuesday told KUER he is working on a bill regarding the sale of low-point beer sold in grocery and convenience stores.

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Utah agencies are sending people and supplies to help victims of tropical storm Harvey. Utah Task Force One, the state’s top search and rescue team sent 46 responders to Texas in order to help rescue stranded victims, says training manager Frankie Grant.

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It’s been nearly a month since heavy rainfall flooded homes, damaged schools, and prompted the Sprague Library branch to close.

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The tech industry is growing faster in Utah than anywhere else in the country. On Tuesday, the tech nonprofit Silicon Slopes announced a partnership that industry leaders say will boost the state’s entire economy.

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Adam Gardiner, a freshman state representative, was sworn in Friday morning as the new Salt Lake County Recorder. On Thursday night county Republicans chose Gardiner to replace the former recorder, Gary Ott.

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Salt Lake County Republicans chose State Representative Adam Gardiner to replace Gary Ott as county recorder. Gardiner says he will not keep acting recorder Julie Dole in the office.

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Tuesday night’s results are not final, but they show incumbent Salt Lake City Council members James Rogers and Erin Mendenhall with commanding leads— each held more than 75 percent of the vote in their respective races. 

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Tuesday is primary election day for the third congressional district special election and some municipalities around the state.

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Safety first: since Utah will only see a partial solar eclipse, special ISO-certified glasses are a must. They’re widely available—the Clark Planetarium ordered 100,000 pairs and is selling them for $2 each.

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Hale Center Theatre’s new facility in Sandy is nearing completion and is set to open later this fall. Officially called the Mountain America Performing Arts Centre, it features two separate stages and innovative stage technology.

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The race for Mayor in Draper City has become contentious, with accusations of lies and negative campaigning. Issues at the center of the race include backlash to a proposed homeless resource center and developing the site of the state prison after it moves further north.

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A federal judge has ordered the state to put candidate Jim Bennett on the ballot for a special election to replace former Congressman Jason Chaffetz.

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Gary Ott left his post as Salt Lake County Recorder on Tuesday, and the County Council is ready to move on.

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Downtown Salt Lake City will soon have more public art, thanks to a long-term project that kicked off on Monday.

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Following a string of violent incidents near the Road Home Shelter, including two homicides in two days, state and local leaders met to discuss solutions.

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Many people visit farmer’s markets to buy fresh, locally-produced foods. A mobile market run by Salt Lake City is aiming to expand access to healthy produce.

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Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott will resign on August 1. After that, it’s up to Salt Lake County Republicans to elect a replacement, and candidates are already coming forward. 

Late Thursday afternoon, Salt Lake County officials and court appointed guardians of Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott, reached an agreement for Ott to resign his elected office effective August 1. 

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Salt Lake City is home to two resettlement agencies that help refugees acclimate to life in the U.S. But sometimes it takes more than that for refugees to feel welcome in their new communities.

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A new political party in Utah is trying to get its candidate on the ballot in the special election to fill the seat vacated by Jason Chaffetz. On Friday morning, the United Utah Party was in court to make its case.

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After a previous nomination didn’t work out, the Salt Lake City Council approved a new leader for the city’s Redevelopment Agency Tuesday night.

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Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced Wednesday that the 850,000 square-foot fulfillment center will be built in the northwest quadrant of the city.

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At Current Fish & Oyster in Salt Lake City, owner Joel LaSalle and general manager Andrew Cliburn could not wait to take down the frosted glass panels covering the bar.

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Since 2004 the Unified Fire Authority in Salt Lake County has been serving cities that don’t have their own fire departments. Friday, for the first time, a city ended its contract with UFA and started its own fire department.

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