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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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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Lawmakers debated a bill on Wednesday that would create a statewide minimum standard for the use of police body cameras, but ran out of time before being able to take a vote.

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Members of the Utah Senate Business and Labor Committee voted Tuesday to put several alcohol related bills on hold, including one that would remove the so-called “Zion Curtain” from restaurants.

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A freshman legislator in the Utah House of Representatives is trying to undo the Count My Vote compromise the legislature passed two years ago. 

In this week’s View From the Gallery, KUER’s Brian Grimmett discovers lawmakers aren’t that interested in passing bills.

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Governor Gary Herbert says he’s intrigued by the prospect of suing the federal government over public lands control.

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The Utah House has passed a bill that would require culinary water providers to charge based on a tiered rater structure.

The Utah Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill that would help school districts teach 8th graders about gun safety.

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Members of the Utah House of Representatives passed a bill Friday that would fund grants to help school districts pay for teacher development.

Week two of the Utah Legislature is coming to a close and lawmakers are slowly starting to get back into the swing of things.

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The Utah Senate has approved a bill that would help protect pregnant and nursing women in the workplace.

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A Utah legislator is trying to put an end to speed trap towns.

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Congresswoman Mia Love spent time at the Utah State Capitol on Friday touting her accomplishments during her first year in office.

The 2016 Utah Legislative session has begun and while week one saw little work on actual bills, it did see an overabundance of speeches. KUER’s Brian Grimmett has the full recap in this Week’s View From the Gallery.

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Utah Governor Gary Herbert touted the state’s economy and recent growth in education funding during his annual State of the State speech from the Capitol on Wednesday night.

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The Utah Senate has passed a bill that its sponsor hopes will help communities better conserve water.

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The 2016 session of the Utah Legislature began on Monday. Listen to some of the sounds of the opening day from the State Capitol.

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Mike Weinholtz, a former CEO of Utah based CHG Healthcare Services, has announced that he’ll be running for Governor as a Democratic candidate this year. 

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Governor Gary Herbert weighed in on several topics expected to be debated during the upcoming legislative session during his monthly news conference on KUED.

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