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Laura J. Nelson

Laura J. Nelson covers transportation and mobility issues across Southern California. She was part of the team of reporters awarded the Pulitzer Prize in breaking news for coverage of the 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino. Before joining The Times in 2012, Nelson wrote for the Boston Globe, the Tampa Bay Times and the Los Angeles Daily News. Laura grew up in suburban Kansas City in a family of journalists and graduated from the University of Southern California.
Metro staff support a $6-billion widening of the 710 Freeway

Metro staff recommended a massive, $6-billion proposal that would add a lane in each direction along the 710 between Long Beach and the 60 Freeway in East Los Angeles. The price tag is one of the largest in L.A. County history for widening a freeway.

UCLA will honor gymnasts who accused doctor Larry Nassar of assault

Four women affiliated with UCLA’s gymnastics program have publicly accused Larry Nassar of sexual abuse: Olympic medalists Jordyn Wieber and Jamie Dantzscher, and U.S. national team competitors Jeanette Antolin and Mattie Larson.

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