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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The Salt Lake County Council is preparing to vote on a resolution calling for people to follow smart water conservation guidelines.

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After finding veligers, or baby quagga mussels, in a water sample taken last year, staff from the Utah Department of Natural Resources began testing to determine if the invasive mussel has infested Deer Creek Reservoir.

The Utah Democratic Party says they won’t be holding a presidential primary in 2016. Instead of holding a presidential primary, the Utah Democratic Party has decided to poll its members during their neighborhood caucus meetings in March of 2016.

Utah Sypmony | Utah Opera President and CEO Melia Tourangeau is leaving to take over the same role at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

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The City of North Salt Lake will take public comment on their proposed landslide remediation plan during their city council meeting on Tuesday. And those who live next to the slide, plan to speak out.

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The Eagleridge Tennis Club impacted by the landslide in North Salt Lake has filed a lawsuit against the developers and the city.

Judy Fahys

The jury trial of the four men accused of conspiring to illegally ride their ATV’s into Recapture Canyon last May began in Federal Court on Wednesday.

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Roman Catholic Bishop John C. Wester of the Diocese of Salt Lake City will soon be moving on to become the Archbishop of Santa Fe. Before he leaves, Wester explained how his time in Salt Lake City has had an impact on his ministry.

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The family of a missing 26-year-old woman from Mexico is asking the public for help in finding her. Elizabeth Salgado arrived in Utah a month ago to study English in Provo, but hasn’t been heard from in more than a week.

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It’s been more than eight months since a landslide destroyed a home in North Salt Lake, but remediation efforts have yet to begin.  But why is fixing the hill taking so long, and what does it mean for a local business owner affected by the slide?

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The Environmental Protection Agency has officially removed the newly redeveloped Midvale Slag site from the Superfund National Priorities List.

A federal judge has denied an injunction against the controversial election reform law known as SB54.

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Administrators at the University of Utah cut the ribbon on the brand new oral health building today and it will do more than just train dentists.

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Rio Tinto stadium is set to be the home of the largest privately owned solar arrays in Utah. The new solar arrays will provide more than 2 megawatts of power to the stadium, offsetting 73% of its electric needs.

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President Obama wants 75 thousand more people trained to work in the solar industry by 2020 and a new program at Hill Air Force Base will help make that happen.

The downtown Salt Lake peregrine falcon cam will be turned on Monday, but there might not be anything to see this year.

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  Historical Arts and Casting is a small Utah company you’ve probably never heard of, but right now they’re working to help restore the dome on the United States Capitol in Washington D.C.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

It’s official, President Obama is finally coming to Utah. He’s expected to fly into Hill Air Force Base where he will give a speech on the economy. Utah is only one of two states that Mr. Obama has not yet visited as president. 

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This year the Utah legislature passed a bill that would add former House Speaker Becky Lockhart’s name to a section of Interstate 15 in Utah County. The potential change has some veterans upset.

A lengthy report on the compensation of executives and non-union workers at the Utah Transit Authority shows that they are actually paid an amount on par with similar organizations.

Google Fiber

Salt Lake City officials were overjoyed at the news that Google Fiber is coming to the city, but not everyone shares their enthusiasm.

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Google Fiber is coming to Salt Lake City. After months of speculation, city leaders and Google executives made it official Tuesday morning.

The legislature ended at midnight last night, and less than 6 hours later I’m on the road to get out of the state as quickly as possible. Coincidence? I’ll let you decide.

To recap the session, here’s a quick list of what the legislature did…and didn’t do.

The Utah Republican Party’s attempts to delay the County My Vote compromise did not survive the legislative session.

The Legislature has passed a bill that will create a registry of people convicted of white collar crimes.

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For a bill to become law the Senate, the House, and the Governor all have to give their approval. But even with a Republican super-majority in the Utah legislature, that process often encounters obstacles.

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A bill that would have made the use of medical marijuana legal, failed to make it out of the Senate in an extremely close vote Monday night.

Monday February 23, 2015

Professor Armando Solorzano, Associate Professor, Family and Consumer Studies and Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies

Week six was the most eventful of the legislature thus far, but somehow much of the hotly contested bills still have a ways to go before reaching the Governor’s desk.

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A bill that would bring back the firing squad as an execution option for inmates on death row moved through its first hurdle in the Utah Senate Thursday.

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