Erik Neumann, KUER 90.1

Erik Neumann

KUER 90.1

Salt Lake City, UT, United States

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Past articles by Erik:

Health Officials Take Comment On Utah's Medicaid Expansion Proposal — Here's What To Know

The public will have a chance to weigh in on the last step towards implementing the Utah Legislature’s Medicaid expansion plan during a hearing on Thursday → Read More

Mayor Biskupski Proclaims 'Pride Week' In Salt Lake Ahead Of LGBTQ Celebrations

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski proclaimed May 28 to June 2 as Pride Week in Salt Lake City on Tuesday. Her announcement kicks off a week of → Read More

Utah Leads US In Melanoma Cancer. Four Things To Know For Summer

Sun in the winter and summer can be a blast in Utah. Bluebird skiing in the Wasatch and hot days in Southern Utah’s red rock canyons. But a major downside → Read More

In A Culture That Loves Guns, How Do You Talk About Suicide?

A gun show may not be the first place you would expect to talk about suicide prevention — especially in Vernal, Utah, where firearms are deeply embedded in → Read More

Six Things To Know About Measles Cases In 2019 And What It Means For Utah

The United States is in the midst of the largest outbreak of measles in decades. Cases have been reported in 22 states. KUER spoke with Rich Lakin, the → Read More

Climate Analysis Finds Utah Temperatures Rose Fifth Fastest In The Country Since 1970

With Earth Day less than a week away, a new analysis looking at increasing temperatures since the environmental holiday was created in 1970 shows that → Read More

Feds Approve Utah's First Partial Medicaid Expansion Waiver

This story will be updated. Utah’s long-awaited Medicaid expansion proposal will officially move ahead. Utah received word from the federal government → Read More

Lawsuit Including Utah To Repeal Affordable Care Act Gets Support From Justice Department

Opponents of the Affordable Care Act in Utah have reason to celebrate today. On Monday night officials in the Justice Department announced they support → Read More

Herbert Signs Scaled-Back Medicaid Expansion Into Law

Gov. Gary Herbert signed into law a bill amending Utah’s voter-approved Medicaid expansion on Monday, hours after the state Senate passed it and despite → Read More

What Utah Can Learn From Medicaid Expansion In Montana

There’s general consensus between policy makers, elected officials and health care advocates that Medicaid has a big price tag. But what are the actual → Read More

Children's Health Coverage Shrank In Utah Last Year, Reversing Decade-Long Growth

For the first time in nearly a decade, fewer kids in Utah have health coverage, according to a new report from Georgetown University. KUER's Erik Neumann → Read More

Obamacare Rates See Smallest Increase In History, Including In The Mountain West

Thursday, November 1 is the first day of the six-week open enrollment for health insurance plans on the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. → Read More

High School Science Could Include Opioid Education With New Program

A first-of-its-kind program at the University of Utah is bringing together teachers and professors to create high school curriculum about opioids. → Read More

Utah Tree Fossil Sets Paleontology Record Back 15 Million Years

A paper published this week reports that a recent fossil discovery in Central Utah is changing what researchers know about the emergence of large flowering → Read More

Mormon Officials Push For Session To Debate Pot, But Lawmakers Say It’s Unlikely

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints came out in cautious support of medical marijuana last month but now says the legislature should decide how → Read More

At Public Libraries, Get Your Tax Forms, Summer Reading Lists, And

On a recent Tuesday morning at the West Jordan library outside Salt Lake City, Peter Sadler was carefully stabbing an orange with a syringe. → Read More

Facebook Brings Data Center To Eagle Mountain In Exchange For Tax Breaks

A new Facebook data center is coming to Eagle Mountain in western Utah County, but not everyone is excited about the plan. → Read More

Proposed Law Seeks Answers On Why Pregnant Women In Utah Are Prescribed So Many Opioids

Of all the statistics connected to America’s opioid epidemic, Utah leads the way on one especially troubling ranking: our state has the highest rate of → Read More

Gov. Herbert Signs School Funding Compromise. Will Voters Approve It?

Stakeholders from the Our Schools Now initiative met with Gov. Gary Herbert today at Meadowbrook Elementary School in Bountiful. They were there for a → Read More

New Safety Commission Sparks Disagreement On How To Better Secure Schools

Following the recent school shooting in Parkland, Fla., a new school safety commission was announced on Thursday at the Utah Legislature. → Read More