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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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As part of KUER's ongoing series of congressional candidate profiles, Nicole Nixon spoke with Rep. John Curtis about net neutrality, public lands and whether Congressional Republicans can still claim to be fiscal conservatives.

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Candidates in Utah’s 2nd Congressional District squared off on a range of topics Monday night during a rowdy debate at Dixie State University in St. George.

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Elizabeth Smart urged "the powers that be" to "strongly reconsider" the prison release of kidnapper Wanda Barzee from prison next week.

Photo of Wanda Breeze.
Utah State Prison

In a surprise reversal from the Utah Board of Pardons, the woman who pleaded guilty to helping kidnap Elizabeth Smart will be released from prison Sept. 19.

Eliason speaks to group.
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A little more than a year after forming, the United Utah Party is running nearly 20 candidates in this year's elections. But even the party chairman admits the odds are stacked against every one of them.

Senator Mike Lee at podium.
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Utah Senators Orrin Hatch, Mike Lee and other members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday began a long round of questioning U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh that will continue Thursday.

Hatch speaks at Kavanaugh hearing.
Associated Press Live Stream

In a contentious first day of confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump's second U.S. Supreme Court pick, Utah's Republican senators called for a tough but fair process with Sen. Orrin Hatch assuring nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh that he would be confirmed.

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This November, Utah voters will decide on big ballot initiatives like Medicaid expansion, medical marijuana and an independent redistricting commission. But there are a handful of lesser-known ballot questions, too.

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As Utah voters mull whether to legalize medical marijuana via a ballot initiative this November, Gov. Gary Herbert is urging Congress to reschedule the drug.

Mitt Romney looks at wildfire maps.
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Elected officials and wildfire experts will meet Thursday afternoon in Salt Lake City to discuss how to prevent catastrophic wildfires from springing up in Utah and across the west.

Portrait photo of Rep. Chris Stewart.
Kelsie Moore / KUER

As part of KUER's ongoing series of congressional candidate profiles, Nicole Nixon spoke with Stewart about Russian meddling in U.S. elections, his votes to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, and the "challenge" of the Trump Administration.

Residential construction in Utah mountains.
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Utah business leaders are hopeful about a new trade deal between the U.S. and Mexico.

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The Utah Supreme Court has denied a citizen-led group’s request to place its election law initiative on the November ballot.

Three church officials speak to press.
Nicole Nixon / KUER

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Thursday it is officially joining the fight against a ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana that will go before Utah voters this November.

Chris Stewart interviews in KUER studios.
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Microsoft said it has removed websites created by Russian hackers which targeted two conservative think tanks, including one affiliated with Republican Senate hopeful Mitt Romney.

Orrin Hatch in his office in Washington D.C..
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Utah's senior Republican 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 Senate Judiciary Committee is leading the charge to get Pres. Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, confirmed.

 


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The third in a series on the Democratic candidates challenging Utah's Republican incumbents in this year's congressional midterm races.

James Courage Singer may be the first Native American to run for Congress in Utah, and the 35-year-old progressive Democrat thinks his candidacy could inspire others in this underrepresented community.

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 evening, Shireen Ghorbani walked a neighborhood on Salt Lake's west side as she campaigned to represent Utah's 2nd Congressional District. Not many people answered their doors, but eventually, someone did: Brandon Jensen, who works in finance.

Mitt Romney at microphone in KUER studios.
Kelsie Moore / KUER

While Democrats and political pundits talk about a "blue wave" heading into this year's midterm elections, that enthusiasm isn't translating into cash donations for most of Utah's Democratic candidates in federal races.

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Utah lawmakers are mulling legislation that would require firearms to be put in safety mode and locked away while they’re not being used. And while details are still being worked out, the idea is already getting pushback from the National Rifle Association (NRA).

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Utah lawmakers approved revisions to a controversial law passed earlier this year creating an inland port, despite division among Salt Lake City leaders on the new version.

Austen Diamond / KUER

The Utah Legislature will meet in a special session Wednesday to address a laundry list of items, including a handful of tax bills — one of which would require payment of sales tax on most online purchases.

Governor Herbert speaks at a podium at press conference.
Nicole Nixon / KUER

Gov. Gary Herbert has called the Utah Legislature into a special session this week to make changes to a controversial inland port planned for Salt Lake City’s northwest quadrant.

View of great salt lake from foothills.
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Salt Lake City leaders — minus Mayor Jackie Biskupski — met Thursday afternoon with Gov. Gary Herbert and legislative leaders in continuing negotiations over a planned land-based shipping hub in the northwest corner of the city.

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Utah lawmakers are pushing to capture new revenue after the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling last month allowing states to collect sales taxes from online retailers.

Jen Dailey-Provost headshot image.
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Jen Dailey-Provost faced a tough four-way Democratic primary in the state Legislature’s 24th House District, beating her closest opponent by only 55 votes after results were finalized Tuesday.

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Final results from last month’s primary showed leading legislative candidates held on to victory.

Jenny Wilson speaks in studio behind a microphone.
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Democrat Jenny Wilson faces perhaps the highest hurdle of anyone running for office in Utah this year: she wants to defeat Republican Mitt Romney and flip Utah’s open Senate seat.

Lee Hale / KUER

Utah’s House members spend less than the average congressperson on staffing and day-to-day operations, according to data obtained by ProPublica.

Utah Wildfire Info / Twitter

As wildfires burned throughout Utah Thursday morning, Gov. Gary Herbert announced a ban on open fires and fireworks on all state-owned land.

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