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 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.

The full Utah House will get the opportunity to debate repealing the death penalty after a house committee narrowly voted to send it forward.

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A federal judge issued an order last week indicating that the signature thresholds called for in Utah’s election laws are too high. With a few days left in the legislative session, one lawmaker has just introduced a bill to address that problem.

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The Utah Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill that would require anesthesia to be given to fetuses older than 20 weeks that are going to be aborted.

Week six of the Utah Legislature was full of lawmakers making curious decisions. KUER’s Brian Grimmett has the recap in this week’s View From the Gallery

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In a speech at the University of Utah, former Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney called for the party to rally to defeat Donald Trump.

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The Utah Senate has approved a bill that would repeal the death penalty in the state.

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The Utah Senate has defeated a bill that would have defined Hate Crimes and possible punishments for them.

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A bill doing away with the Death Penalty in Utah has cleared its first hurdle in the Utah Senate.

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The Utah Senate has passed a bill that would require recipients of welfare to complete a 2-hour long self-reliance class.

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The Utah Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill changing Utah’s hate crime laws.

Week five of the 2016 Utah legislative session is over, and the mad dash to the end has finally begun. KUER’s Brian Grimmett reports on the latest in this week’s View From the Gallery.

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The Utah Senate has approved a resolution calling for the repeal of the 17th Amendment.

Budget analysts have given the Utah Legislature updated estimates for how much money the state is bringing in.

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Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz had very few nice things to say about the federal government in his speech to the Utah legislature today.

Week four marks the half way point of the Utah Legislative session, but lawmakers seem to be stuck on repeat.

The Utah House has defeated an attempt to undo the SB54 compromise.

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