Brian Grimmett

Online Editor

Brian Grimmett is a former intern who worked his way onto the KUER staff. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a bachelor's degree in communications. As a student he helped produce and report for the University's daily news show, ElevenNEWS, and also served a year as the station's sports director. Brian developed a love for public radio when he interned at KUER, choosing to do so because it was the only broadcast related internship in Salt Lake City that offered compensation, and now says he couldn't imagine working anywhere else. Brian is originally from Arlington, Texas. When he isn't at KUER Brian enjoys spending time with his wife and two little kids, taking pictures, and putting together short films and documentaries. 

You can follow Brian on twitter @briangrimmett

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The Utah Lt. Governor’s office has dismissed a complaint filed by the Democratic Party about letters sent to unaffiliated voters.

U.S. Air Force

The Air Force has begun its annual detonations of old rocket motors at the Utah Test and Training Range.

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The Utah lawmaker who helped get pornography declared a public health crisis is now considering legislation that could restrict porn on the internet.

Leaders of the Utah Democratic Party have filed a complaint with the Lt. Governor’s office about letters county clerks are sending to unaffiliated voters asking them which primary ballot they’d like to receive.

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The life of Utah’s current voting machines is nearing its end and the legislature is now tasked with figuring out what to do next.

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Legislative leadership has decided to study the impacts of the federal government’s letter recommending guidelines for how to treat transgender students.

The interim state superintendent of schools says she would like individual districts to decide how to react to the recent U.S. Department of Education guidelines on how to accommodate transgender students.

The 18th Annual Salt Lake Bird Festival is taking place this weekend. The event is one of the most unique bird festivals in the country and allows people to explore the distinctive habitat the Great Salt Lake provides.

Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz have unveiled updated logos and uniforms in advance of the 2016 - 2017 season.

The Utah Transit Authority Board has decided to close their committee meetings to the public, while moving most of the responsibilities of those committees back to the full board. But this decision could put them in conflict with Utah’s open meetings laws.

The number of registered voters in Utah has increased by more than 45 thousand since the beginning of this year. While political parties and county clerks welcome the increase, it does make their jobs more complicated.

NASA

Aspiring astronomers will want to look up into the sky starting early Monday morning to see the planet Mercury fly between us and the Sun.

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As the temperatures begin to rise and people move outside, GREENbike is announcing another expansion of service in Salt Lake City.

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Pilots who use South Valley Regional Airport in West Jordan will soon be without a service provider, after Leading Edge Aviation could not come to an agreement with the Salt Lake City Department of Airports on a new lease.

Salt Lake City Department of Airports

The new Salt Lake City International Airport will be adding a second concourse to the one already planned. 

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First congressional district congressman Rob Bishop has selected Devin Wiser to fill the position left open by the departure of Scott Parker. 

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Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch continued his campaign against confirming a new U.S. Supreme Court Justice before electing a new president at a speech at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute.

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Democratic candidates vying for Republican Sen. Mike Lee’s Senate seat are headed to a primary, while Lee faced no opposition on his way to the general ballot.

Republican state Rep. Kraig Powell of Heber has decided to drop out of his race for reelection.

Rocky Mountain Power

Rocky Mountain Power broke ground on its new 20-megawatt solar power plant in Holden, Utah on Thursday.

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Digital First Media has sold the Salt Lake Tribune to Paul Huntsman, son of billionaire businessman Jon Huntsman Sr.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The oldest of the LDS missionaries injured in the Brussels Airport terrorist attacks nearly a month ago has finally returned to Utah.

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Both Democratic gubernatorial candidates announced their choice for lt. governor Monday.

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Jonathan Johnson has chosen Robyn Bagley to be his running mate and choice for Lt. Governor.

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Rep. Kraig Powell, R-Heber, is the only sitting legislator that has chosen to just gather signatures in his effort to be re-elected. But as the Utah Republican Party fights the state over the constitutionality of the law that allows him to do that, his status as a member of the party remains in limbo.

Fans of the downtown Salt Lake City peregrine falcon cam may be in for another disappointment this year.

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Utah Sen. Mike Lee says he’s decided to run for a Republican leadership position in the Senate, but the news hasn’t gone over well with those currently in charge.

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The Utah Democratic Party saw record turnout at this years’ caucus meetings, largely due to a wave of Bernie Sanders supporters. The enthusiasm for his candidacy also led several people to jump into local races to challenge incumbent Democratic state representatives. But it’s not easy turning enthusiasm into a viable campaign.

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The Utah Supreme Court has issued an opinion clarifying the meaning of recent changes to Utah’s election laws.

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A federal judge has ruled against the Utah Republican Party in its lawsuit over changes to Utah election law. 

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