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. 

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Believe it or not, but we’ve made it past the half way mark of the 2015 legislative session. That means the real work can finally begin.

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The Utah Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill that would help equalize school funding between rich and poor school districts. 

It’s the end of week three and we’re basically in the same spot we were at the end of week two.

A Senate Committee has given unanimous approval to a bill that would increase the gas tax 10 cents. SB 160’s sponsor, Sen. Kevin Van Tassell says while his bill isn’t perfect yet, it is a simple and understandable way to increase much needed transportation funding.

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Legislators tasked with prioritizing social service budget items discussed two bills Wednesday that take different approaches on filling Utah’s Medicaid gap.

The Utah House voted unanimously to pass HB74 Tuesday. The bill clarifies the meaning of consent in sexual offense cases.

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A legislative committee has voted in favor of two pieces of legislation that would impact the implementation of the so-called Count My Vote compromise made last year.

The second week of the Utah Legislature is now in the books, and while it wasn’t as eventful as the first week, it definitely had its moments.

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A Utah Senate committee approved a bill today that would give the Attorney General’s office a deadline to file a lawsuit over Utah’s public lands.

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The legislature will be considering several air quality bills this session, including a newly proposed bill that would turn some of the states current wood burning restrictions into law.

A Utah legislator is proposing a bill that would help fix the regulatory problems facing online HR company Zenefits.

The 2015 Legislative session has finally arrived, and it’s already looking like there will be plenty to battle over in the next 45 days.

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The House Transportation Committee approved a bill on Thursday that would help schools and school districts replace old buses with ones that run on cleaner fuels.

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Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen has come to an agreement with the Utah State Fair Corporation to construct a new 8 thousand seat multi-use stadium.

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The family of former Speaker of the Utah House Rebecca Lockhart said their final goodbyes Friday at a funeral held in Provo.

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Hundreds of people gathered in the State Capitol Thursday to remember the life of Former Utah House Speaker Rebecca Lockhart.

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker has issued an executive order directing the Civilian Review Board to modify its policy on public disclosure.

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Former Speaker of the Utah House of Representatives Rebecca Lockhart died Saturday morning from a rare neurodegenerative brain disease.

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State Representative Brian King will be running a bill to put limits on campaign donations during the upcoming legislative session.

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Biologists at the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources have confirmed the existence of quagga mussels at Deer Creek Reservoir.

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A new report from the Utah Foundation shows that the tax burden on Utahns is the lowest it’s been in 20 years.

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The Utah based online retailer Overstock.com is now offering to pay its employees using the electronic currency, Bitcoin.

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Members of the Utah Legislature discussed how they might handle several key issues they’ll be facing this legislative session at the annual pre legislative conference put on by the Utah Taxpayers Association.

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A winter storm brought a white Christmas to many Utahns, but it also caused havoc on the roads. The Utah Highway Patrol is reporting that on Christmas day there were 63 accidents in Salt Lake County, 61 in Utah County, and 16 in Davis County.

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As holiday travel ramps up, thousands of people will come and go using Salt Lake City International Airport. If handling the increased volume isn’t hard enough, airport employees often have to deal with severe winter weather as well.

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A federal judge has decided that San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman can afford legal counsel and will not be allowed to use a court appointed public defender. Lyman is facing charges related to his participation in a protest on federal land.

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The Prison Relocation Commission has narrowed the list of potential prison sites down to three. 

After doing a more detailed assessment of the six top rated potential prison sites, the commission has chosen to move forward with three. One is located at I-80 and 7200 West, another is on the southern boundary of Eagle Mountain, and the third is in Tooele County next to the Miller Motorsports Park.

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Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes has recused himself from being involved with the state’s defense of SB54.

SB54 makes changes to Utah election law and allows candidates to bypass the caucus/convention system and appear on a primary ballot by gathering signatures from registered voters. The Utah Republican Party is suing the state over those changes because they say that it’s unconstitutional for a state to dictate to a party how they choose candidates.

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Several legislators are now saying that they are considering legislation to address some of the regulatory issues facing the online HR company Zenefits.

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Governor Gary Herbert has appointed Judge Constandinos Himonas to the Utah Supreme Court.If confirmed by the Senate, Judge Himonas will take the place of Utah Supreme Court Justice Ronald Nehring who is retiring on February 1st.

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