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Claire Jones

Production Assistant/Host

Claire used to work as an outdoor education teacher — living in the middle of the woods for sixth months of the year and then filling in the rest with odd jobs. When she first moved to Utah in 2016 for a winter season, it was the first place she could envision staying for more than 6 months.  Podcasts and radio filled in the hours moving in between states. In fact, Claire loved working seasonally and podcasts so much, that she began making her own podcast about seasonal life. She then decided to apply for an internship with RadioWest. When she stepped into the station, it was the second time she could see herself in Utah for more than 6 months. Now Claire works as a production assistant and a weekend host. She’s excited to stay for a while.

Photo of people getting helmets.
Claire Jones / KUER

It’s hard to miss electric scooters zipping on the streets and abandoned on the sidewalks around Salt Lake City. Their popularity is part of the problem that has sparked a new safety campaign from the city and the two scooter companies, Bird and Lime, which were reintroduced to Salt Lake in July after city officials hit the brakes due to a bumpy start.  

child runs through water at splash pad.
Kelsie Moore / KUER


Some might recall the summer of 2007 for its top billboard song or action-hero movie, but for Utah's public pool-goers that summer stood out for unhappy reasons.

Former plaintiffs Ivy Fox (left) and Leah Farrell celebrate the 20th anniversary of a legal victory
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Ivy Fox was still in eighth grade when, in 1996, the Salt Lake City Board of Education banned all extra-curricular clubs, 46 in total, rather than approve an application for a Gay/Straight Alliance club.


Three razr scooter style electric scooters lay on their side on the sidewalk. / EddieHernandezPhotography


For a week in late June, electric scooters started mysteriously popping up on what seemed like every corner in downtown Salt Lake City. But just as the service started to take wing, city officials caged the idea.