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Nicole Nixon

KUER 90.1

Salt Lake City, UT, United States

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2019 Salt Lake City Mayoral Race

Eight candidates are vying to be the next mayor of Salt Lake City. Ahead of the primary election on August 13, we played 20 questions with the contenders → Read More

Cannabis Confusion: Getting Treatment Without Getting In Trouble

It’s 3 a.m. and Corey Ellis can’t sleep. He’s supposed to be on the road in a few hours, but the chronic pain in his hands and feet are bothering him. On → Read More

Cox Says He'll Run Conservative Campaign With "Kindness And Empathy"

Last week, Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox became the first to announce his candidacy for governor of Utah in next year’s election. KUER spoke with the 43-year-old → Read More

Utah Is On Track To Sell Medical Cannabis By March 2020, If Not Sooner

Medical cannabis products could be ready to sell to Utah patients as soon as January 1, 2020, if all goes according to plan, state officials told lawmakers → Read More

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox Promises A Positive Campaign For Governor

This story will be updated. Utah Lt. Governor Spencer Cox will seek the state’s highest office in 2020. → Read More

Photos: 150th Anniversary Celebration Of The Golden Spike

Under blue skies, thousands gathered Friday at Promontory Summit nearly 100 miles north of Salt Lake City to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the → Read More

Census Director Tries To Quell Fears About Citizenship Question In SLC Visit

Immigrants shouldn’t be afraid of a controversial question about citizenship status that could be included on next year’s national headcount, U.S. Census → Read More

Gov. Herbert Is Undergoing Skin Cancer Treatment

Gov. Gary Herbert revealed Wednesday that he is undergoing treatment for squamous cell carcinoma, a common and treatable form of skin cancer. → Read More

With A Record 573 Bills Passed, Here's What Utah Lawmakers Did (And Didn't Do) In 45 Days

The Utah Legislature wrapped up its 45-day general session at the stroke of midnight on Thursday in a session defined by big fights over Medicaid expansion → Read More

Compromise Bill Would Allow 4.0% Alcohol By Weight Beer In Grocery Stores

A push to raise the limit on beer in grocery stores is back at the State Capitol after legislation hit some turbulence last week. → Read More

House Committee Pours Cold Water On Beer Bill, Proposes Task Force Instead

This story will be updated. A bill to raise the alcohol limit of beer sold in grocery and convenience stores from 3.2 percent alcohol by weight to 4.8 → Read More

Lawmakers Approve Bill To Ban Cities From Banning Plastic Bags

Utah lawmakers approved a bill Monday night that would prohibit cities from banning plastic bags and other single-use packages and containers. → Read More

Lawmakers Pushing Incentives For Cleaner (And Fewer) Cars To Improve Air Quality

Utah lawmakers often claim they have done more in recent years to address the state’s poor air quality than ever before. But with a mandate from Gov. Gary → Read More

Utah Legislature Days 8 & 9: Medicaid Rollback, Navajo Code Talkers, Base Budgets

Now that a controversial bill to scale back voter-approved Medicaid expansion has passed the Senate, it next heads to the House Business and Labor → Read More

What Happened On Day Four Of The Utah Legislature

The Senate delayed a second vote on a controversial bill to scale back portions of a voter-approved expansion of Medicaid on Thursday, as health advocates → Read More

A Look Back At Sen. Orrin Hatch's Brief Presidential Bid Nearly 20 Years Ago

Sen. Orrin Hatch will retire next month, winding down a political career spanning four decades ... longer than any elected official in Utah's history. The → Read More

Ballot Questions And Constitutional Amendments: What Else Will Be On Your Ballot This November

This November, Utah voters will decide on big ballot initiatives like Medicaid expansion, medical marijuana and an independent redistricting commission. → Read More

Sen. Hatch On A Conservative SCOTUS, Merrick Garland And Why Trump Deserves A Second Term

Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch is wrapping up more than four decades in office at the end of 2018. Until then, the seven-term senator and former chairman of the → Read More

CD 2: After Losing Her Mom To Cancer, Shireen Ghorbani Runs For Congress To 'Save Medicare'

The second in a series on the Democratic candidates challenging Utah's Republican incumbents in this year's congressional midterm races. On a hot July → Read More

A 'Green Wave' Of Cash For Utah's GOP Candidates Seeking Federal Office

While Democrats and political pundits talk about a "blue wave" heading into this year's midterm elections, that enthusiasm isn't translating into cash → Read More