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Bob Nelson

Reporter and Host for All Things Considered

Bob Nelson is a graduate of the University of Utah with a BA in mass communications. He began his radio career at KUER in 1978 when it was still in Kingsbury Hall. That’s also where he met his wife, Maria Shilaos, in 1981. Bob left KUER for commercial radio where he worked for 25 years, and he is thrilled to be back at KUER.  Bob and his family are part of an explorer group, fondly known as The Hordes and Masses, which has been seeking out ghost towns and little-known places in Utah for more than twenty years.

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Davis County Jail

Federal prosecutors filed felony charges today against a Logan man who the FBI said has confessed to mailing ricin-laced letters to President Donald Trump and other high-ranking officials last month.

UNIFIED FIRE AUTHORITY

The Draper City Fire Battalion Chief who was killed this week battling California wildfires will receive a full honor guard escort from Ukiah, California to Salt Lake City on Wednesday.

Google Maps, Moroni, Utah

Central Utah’s Sanpete County is an agricultural hub, home to hundreds of thousands of turkeys that are sent for processing to a nearby facility. "The turkey plant," as it’s locally referred to in Moroni, has been one of the area’s largest employers since the 1970s. But as Eyal Press, a freelance reporter writing for The Intercept, finds people at the plant are getting sick.  Two whistleblowers who were USDA inspectors working at the plant recently shared their story with Press.

Scofied reservoir on a cloudy day.
Federal Highway Administration via A. E. Crane

The Utah Division of Water Quality has issued a health advisory at Scofield Reservoir west of Price due to growing algal blooms.

Senator Mike Lee speaks into a microphone in front of american flag and balloons.
Associated Press

Utah's senators embraced President Trump's choice of Brett Kavanaugh to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Utah Department of Public Safety / Twitter

A Utah school safety commission formed to address school violence is suggesting expanded mental health services for high risk students and other recommendations ahead of next year’s legislative session.

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, The Boyer Company

A pair of nesting peregrine falcons have returned to downtown Salt Lake City after a three-year hiatus. 

A Payson family is withdrawing their lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America now that the organization has agreed to help their Boy Scout who has Down syndrome reach his Eagle rank.

KSL Radio, DMC

Doug Wright, host of Utah's flagship radio talk show on KSL Newsradio, is ending his full-time radio career after nearly 40 years at the Mormon church-owned station.

Utah Department of Workforce Services, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

The number of employed Utahns for February 2018 grew by an estimated 3.2 percent, adding 45,700 non-farm payroll jobs to the economy since February 2017.

Bob Nelson

Two people are charged with forgery and violations of state petition procedures under Utah's election code.

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A House bill to allow the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food to grow cannabis for medical and research purposes passed by the narrowest of margins Tuesday.

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The first Outdoor Retailer Show opens Thursday to a jam-packed Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Its new home follows a major falling out between outdoor industry groups and the state of Utah, including Utah Governor Gary Herbert.

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Dieter F. Uchtdorf’s release from the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints seems to be getting much of the focus of conversation from members and non-members.

Howard Berkes / NPR

A coalition including conservation groups, outdoor retailer Patagonia and Navajo nonprofit Utah Dine Bikeyah filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration Wednesday over its sharp reductions to the Bears Ears National Monument. It's the fourth lawsuit to be filed since the cuts were announced Monday. 

Julia Ritchey / KUER

Environmental groups and Native American tribes wasted no time in filing lawsuits to stop the Trump administration's vast cuts to two Utah national monuments. 

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NOTE: This story has been updated from original publish date. Two Northern Utah Ski Resorts are set to open the day before Thanksgiving according to Ski Utah, the trade group promoting Utah’s ski industry.


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The Utah County Commission passed a resolution Tuesday to pursue legal action against the manufacturers of opioids. They’re now the second county in the state to do so this week.

Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation

There are many positives and very few negatives to a possible Winter Olympic bid for the 2026 games.

Cameron Gull

About a dozen more Utah fire engines and crews are now in California.

Steven Damron

The United States Board on Geographic Names has voted overwhelmingly to rename Negro Bill Canyon near Moab.

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Ending what likely has been a very stressful week for many, the mental health professionals at Odyssey House in Salt Lake City are offering free counseling sessions Saturday the 7th of October.

The FBI has been called in to help the Salt Lake County District Attorney in the case of the police officer who arrested a University Hospital nurse on July 26. 

Utah Fire Info

Fire crews are keeping the Uintah Fire from growing beyond its 619 acres despite gusty morning winds.

National Weather Service

A large winter storm is set to descend on Northern Utah just in time for the holiday weekend. 

The National Weather Service

The winter storm across the state is set to exceed forecast snowfall totals, especially in the Wasatch Mountains and western Uintas of northern Utah.

Salt Lake City International Airport

Today’s the official kickoff of the holiday travel season and the Salt Lake City International Airport is already bustling with air travelers.

Rocky Mountain Power

A slight drop in your power bill begins next month following approval of Rocky Mountain Power’s request from the Public Service Commission.

Natural Resouces Conservation Service

Utah’s 2016 water year ended this week and it was full of surprises.  

Myriad Genetics Laboratory

Salt Lake City-based Myriad Genetics Laboratory is now The US Oncology Network’s preferred provider for hereditary cancer testing. 

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