Nicole Nixon

Reporter

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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City and County officials gathered in a relatively undeveloped part of the western Salt Lake Valley to call for coordinated development in that area.

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A new report from the Utah Department of Health shows that the state has far fewer school nurses than is recommended. The National Association of School Nurses recommends one school nurse for every 750 healthy students. Utah has one school nurse for every 4,300 students.

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Scientists say they’ve found the world’s first mass grave of dinosaurs killed in quicksand. The fossil block was discovered in Eastern Utah.

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After his democratic challenger withdrew at the last minute, Attorney General Sean Reyes had the debate stage all to himself Wednesday night.

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Ahead of a scheduled debate, the Democratic candidate for attorney general has withdrawn from the race, citing health issues.

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Dignitaries and local government officials cut the ribbon on a new park in Salt Lake County today.  Lodestone Regional Park sits right on the border of West Valley City and the Kearns Township, east of the Mountain View Corridor off of 6200 South.

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Students at Westminster College are hosting a full week of events devoted to discussing and preventing sexual assault. The message is focused on believing victims who come forward.

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Officials with the Utah Transit Authority are hoping to increase bus service from the Salt Lake area to Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons by 35 percent. They’re hoping to add more ski buses during peak traffic times and throughout the day, and they also plan on adding a new route from Davis County to Snowbasin Resort.

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The Democratic candidate for Utah’s Second Congressional district is trying to make the case that her opponent, incumbent Republican Chris Stewart isn’t paying enough attention to all of his constituents.

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New data from the Pew Research Center shows that fewer Mormon voters are identifying as Republicans this election year.

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Law enforcement authorities are warning that the dangerous narcotic fentanyl is becoming a more common street drug in Utah.

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Mormon supporters of Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton gathered Monday night for an informal Family Home Evening at Clinton’s Utah campaign headquarters.

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  A new lineup of concerts and shows is coming to the nearly up-and-running George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater in downtown Salt Lake City.

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  Governor Gary Herbert on Wednesday laid out his vision for education and solving Utah’s teacher shortage problem. 

Conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly died this week.   Her life and legacy have heavily influenced politics and social issues in Utah.

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The Utah Republican Party has dropped its appeal of court decisions to uphold changes to Utah’s election laws. 

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  Despite protests from conservationists, the Utah Wildlife Board on Thursday voted to increase the number of permits available to hunt cougars in the state.

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The federal government is providing millions of dollars to help states fight abuse of opioids, and Utah will receive some of that money.

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 The Utah Department of Health is warning of a salmonella outbreak linked to raw milk. Health officials say since March, nine Utahns have become sick with salmonella after consuming unpasteurized milk from Heber Valley Milk in Midway.

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The Huntsman Cancer Institute is launching a new program that combines genetic research with lifelong treatment for cancer patients. It’s is a part of the Huntsman Cancer Institute’s membership in the Oncology Research Information Exchange Network, or ORIEN.

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Ballet West will be traveling to Cuba this fall to perform at Havana’s International Ballet Festival. The Salt Lake City company will be one of the first American ballet groups to perform in Cuba since the United States lifted travel and trade restrictions with the island nation this year.

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A search committee for the Utah Transit Authority has recommended a new President and CEO—the man who has already been serving as an interim President. Jerry Benson has been acting as UTA’s president since Michael Allegra retired a year ago.

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  After the Utah State School Board voted against supporting huge tax incentives for a Facebook data center, the City of West Jordan announced it would cease negotiations with the company. But now the Mayor of West Jordan says the project may still happen.

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Google Fiber is now serving people in parts of downtown Salt Lake City. The company announced Tuesday that it has also opened a retail space in Trolley Square. 

A federal judge has ordered two FLDS leaders to remain in custody until their fraud trial begins.

A federal judge will decide whether to release two top members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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An animal rights group is asking federal authorities to investigate a bear circus performing at the Salt Lake County Fair this weekend. The Utah Animal Rights Coalition (UARC) submitted a formal complaint to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Thursday.

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A group of Mormon democrats has released a report detailing how they believe Republican policies are hurting families.  

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The Salt Lake County Health Department has confirmed the first human case of West Nile virus in Utah this year.

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A new analysis from the National Partnership for Women & Families has given Utah a C- grade for policies that help new and expecting parents. The national non-partisan advocacy group says Utah lawmakers haven’t done enough for parents in the state with the highest birth rate.

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