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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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  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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Utah Governor Gary Herbert says he will vote for Donald Trump for president in November. Gov. Herbert told reporters at his monthly KUED news conference that  he’ll support Trump largely because of his vice-presidential pick, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.

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The Salt Lake County Council this week decided to continue with parking restrictions near a trailhead that has affected the area’s residents.

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Following an embezzlement scheme at the Utah Communications Authority, the State Auditor has released review of the internal controls of the agency. Earlier this year the Utah Communications Authority announced that a former employee and her daughter had used credit cards for personal purchases, embezzling $1 million over a ten-year period.

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In wake of Utah Lake’s toxic algal bloom, Provo city officials are wary of jumping on a solution. Last week the Provo City Council and Mayor issued a joint resolution urging the state Department of Environmental Quality not to impose new water quality standards on Utah Lake.

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