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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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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The Utah Supreme Court heard arguments from the Utah Republican and Democratic Parties Monday over who gets to decide how a candidate can get on a primary ballot.

University of Utah Hospital

The parents of two of the LDS missionaries injured in the Brussels Airport bombing say their sons are healing well, but they’re still expecting a long journey to full recovery.

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Former Utah Governor Mike Leavitt says he believes no Republican Presidential candidate will make it to the Republican National Convention with a majority of delegates.

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A group of veterans at Hill Air Force Base has become the first to graduate from a new Department of Energy job training program. KUER’s Brian Grimmett reports.

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Utah Governor Gary Herbert says he’s glad Tuesday’s caucus meetings were well attended, but that he’d prefer moving back to a presidential primary.

The Utah Republican Party’s recently held caucus was one of the first in the country to allow people to vote online. Party officials say that more than 60 thousand people registered for the service. GOP Chairman James Evans says while some people had issues, it wasn’t the major disaster that some internet security experts predicted it would be. He says most the problems they dealt with were people not being able to locate the 30-digit security PIN required to cast a vote.

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Utah Republican and Democratic parties saw record numbers of people show up to participate in last night’s caucuses. Most people were drawn in by the presidential vote, but many first time caucus goers were confused about the other purpose of the night. 

The Utah Republican Party is expecting record breaking turnout for their neighborhood caucus meetings Tuesday night, due mainly to the heated presidential race.

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Utah Senator Mike Lee kicked off his reelection campaign on Saturday with the help of several high profile Republicans.

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Republican Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump paid a visit to Utah ahead of Tuesday’s caucus to help rally his supporters to show up and vote for him.

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President Barack Obama has nominated Merrick Garland to fill the vacant U.S. Supreme Court seat, but Utah’s Senators insist he shouldn’t even be considered by the Senate.

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Chelsea Clinton held several events in Utah on Tuesday in an effort to gain more support for her mother’s presidential campaign.

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The Utah Republican Party once again argued against an alternative path to the primary ballot in federal court Monday. 

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A debate over whether or not to halt the death penalty in Utah ended without lawmakers acting on legislation as time ran out on the last day of the 2016 general session.

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In the next 24 hours the Utah House will debate a bill to repeal the death penalty in Utah, but one lawmaker has a plan to change the bill entirely.

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