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 and new son, taking pictures, and putting together short films and documentaries. 

You can follow Brian on twitter @briangrimmett

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Business & Labor
3:19 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Policy Change Allows Businesses to Sell EV Charging Services

Oregon Department of Transportation

The Public Service Commission of Utah is changing a rule that will make it easier for businesses to install charging stations for electric vehicles.

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-KUER News Pod
12:09 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

KUER News Pod: Friday October 4, 2013

Federal workers protest the government shutdown outside the Ogden federal building, Governor Herbert calls President Obama a poor leader, and the Utah Department of Workforce Services releases a new report on intergenerational poverty.

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-KUER News Pod
11:43 am
Thu October 3, 2013

KUER News Pod: Thursday October 3, 2013

Utahns deal with the effects of the federal government shutdown, a couple of state legislators propose raising the legal smoking age to 21, and Mitt Romney speaks at the University of Utah.

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Health Care
3:49 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Federal Shutdown Causes Many Utah WIC Clinics to Close

Salt Lake County Health Department Rose Park WIC Clinic
Brian Grimmett

The federally funded Women, Infants, and Children program, or WIC, is among the long list of services and benefits that are no longer available because of the government shut down. But what does that mean for Utahns?

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-KUER News Pod
10:35 am
Tue October 1, 2013

KUER News Pod: Tuesday October 1, 2013

The Utah Board of Education releases their other comprehensive grading results, Stericycle denies it violated emission limits, and Utah’s five national parks are closed for business.

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Hinckley Forums
3:49 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Hinckley Forums: Women in Utah Politics Panel

Thursday September 19, 2013

Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck (D)

Sen. Luz Robles (D)

Rep. Ronda Menlove (R)

Sen. Deidre Henderson (R)

Anne Burkholder (Moderator) Executive Director of Salt Lake YWCA

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-KUER News Pod
11:19 am
Tue September 17, 2013

KUER News Pod: Tuesday September 17, 2013

Lt. Governor Greg Bell resigns, UTOPIA cuts their prices on 1 gigabit internet, and the Capitol Theater moves forward with extensive renovations.

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-KUER News Pod
11:05 am
Mon September 16, 2013

KUER News Pod: Monday September 16, 2013

State health care leaders explore the viability of charity care, some Salt Lake City residents are concerned that city is wasting money on a public opinion ballot, and environmental activists plan to protest oil leases in the San Rafael Swell.

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-KUER News Pod
12:20 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

KUER News Pod: Friday September 13, 2013

The U.S. Department of Justice closes their investigation into Utah Attorney General John Swallow, Utah’s Congressional delegation tries to figure out what to do about immigration reform, and the West Valley City Police Department fires one of the detectives involved in the shooting death of Danielle Willard.

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Politics
4:39 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

DOJ Closes Case Against AG John Swallow, Won't File Charges

File: Utah Attorney General John Swallow
Brian Grimmett

The investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice into Utah Attorney General John Swallow has apparently come to a close without any charges being filed.

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-KUER News Pod
1:28 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

KUER News Pod: Thursday September 12, 2013

A controversial medical waste incinerator in North Salt Lake could be considering a move, the Utah State Air Quality Board finally has a plan to meet federal air quality regulations, and the House committee investigating Attorney General John Swallow asks for the public’s help.

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Politics
3:45 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

House Committee Investigating John Swallow Asks For Your Help

Special Counsel Steve Reich of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld addresses the House Special Investigative Committee of John Swallow
Brian Grimmett

The special counsel and investigator for the House Special Investigative Committee of Utah Attorney General John Swallow formally introduced themselves to legislators today and outlined their plan for the investigation.

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Politics
3:19 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Democrat Luz Robles Sets High Fundraising Goal for 2nd Congressional District Race

Sen. Luz Robles, D-Salt Lake, announces her candidacy for Utah's 2nd Congressional District
Brian Grimmett

Democratic state Senator Luz Robles officially kicked off her campaign for Utah’s 2nd congressional district today at an event at the state capitol.

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-KUER News Pod
10:17 am
Mon September 9, 2013

KUER News Pod: Monday September 9, 2013

Draper police arrest one of the victims of the shooting incident that also resulted in the death pf officer Derek Johnson, the state agency that manages school trust lands says they will move ahead with leasing land in the Book Cliffs, and the city of Alpine cleans up after heavy rains cause severe flooding.

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Politics
4:35 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Democratic State Senator Luz Robles to Challenge Rep. Chris Stewart in 2014

Utah Senate Democrats

Democratic State Senator Luz Robles says she’s planning to run against Republican incumbent Chris Stewart for Utah’s 2nd Congressional district seat in 2014.

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Politics
3:39 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

House Special Investigative Committee Dives Into Investigation of Utah AG John Swallow

Rep. Jim Dunnigan, R-Taylorsville, conducts the first meeting of the House Special Investigative Committee
Brian Grimmett

A week before their second meeting, the House Special Investigative Committee is already collecting documents and creating a list of potential witnesses as it looks into allegations against Utah Attorney General John Swallow.

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Education
10:34 am
Tue September 3, 2013

Making the Grade: Maps of the Highest and Lowest Scoring Schools in the State

The Utah State Office of Education released the letter grade evaluations of Utah Schools today. The grades are based on a combination of student growth and student performance on state testing in language arts, math, and science. The State Office of Education also graded high schools with the additional metric of graduation rates. If a school failed to test at least 95% of their students they automatically received an F grade. That's what happened for schools like Viewmont High School in the Davis School District.

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Religion
11:40 am
Mon September 2, 2013

LDS Missionary Killed In Columbia

File: Salt Lake City Temple

A missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has died in Cali, Columbia.Elder Jose Daniel Encarnacion Montero died on Saturday from what appears to be a stray bullet. He was with three other missionaries at the time of the incident.

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KUER Local News
3:01 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Governor Honors 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr's "Dream" Speech

Reverend France Davis of the Calvary Baptist Church
Brian Grimmett

Governor Gary Herbert joined members of the of the Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Commission at the state Capitol today to honor and celebrate the 50th anniversary of King’s famous “I Have a Dream Speech.”

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-KUER News Pod
2:06 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

KUER News Pod: Tuesday August 27, 2013

Candidates vie to fill the open Salt Lake City Council seat left by Carlton Christensen’s retirement, a state legislator proposes to eliminate the Utah personal tax exemption in an effort to raise money for schools, and members of Salt Lake City’s Greek Orthodox parish pass a resolution that could result in the return of regular church services.

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Education
4:52 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Proposal to Eliminate Personal Tax Exemptions Could Net Utah Schools $400 Million

Democratic State Senator Pat Jones is working on legislation that would eliminate the Utah personal tax exemption given to those who claim someone in their home as a dependent.

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-KUER News Pod
1:57 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

KUER News Pod: Monday August 26, 2013

The owner of the horse that collapsed in downtown Salt Lake City gives a picture of different healthy horse to the media, several Mormon authors back a gay writer in his dispute with a Utah publisher, and members of Salt Lake City’s Greek Orthodox parish meet to resolve a dispute over their priests’ salaries.

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Business & Labor
11:42 am
Mon August 26, 2013

BYU Study Shows That Wearing High Heels Could Save You Money When Shopping

New BYU research shows that shoppers who wear high heels think differently when they shop
BYU

The next time you go shopping for a big ticket item you might want put on your best pair of four inch heels. At least that's what BYU professors Jeffrey Larson and Darron Billeter recommend in their newly released study.

Larson and Billeter find that when a shopper, whether online or in person, has to think about balance they are more likely to weigh their options and go with a product in the middle of the price range.

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Support KUER
2:05 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

More Animated GIF's From The New KUHU Tower Build

Credit Lewis Downey

The new tower will be bigger, better, and stronger than the tower we previously used in the area which will ultimately lead to much better long-term reliability of our signal in Southeast Utah.

Click on the image to see the animation.

-KUER News Pod
1:51 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

KUER News Pod: Friday August 23, 2013

The state releases new information about the federally run online health insurance marketplace, Governor Herbert says he’s in no rush to make a decision on Medicaid expansion, and overnight storms cause flooding in Alpine.

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Politics
4:40 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Utah GOP Chairman Deflects Attention Away from County Leader's Inflammatory Comments

Utah GOP Chairman James Evans
Brian Grimmett

Utah Republican Party chairman James Evans addressed the media today about inflammatory comments made by Salt Lake County GOP Chairman Chad Bennion. Evans’ comments come more than a week after Bennion first said that District Attorney Sim Gill might be a cop hater and then helped promote a rally aimed against him.

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Business & Labor
4:08 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

U of U Continues to Benefit Financially From PAC-12 Move

The latest findings from an ongoing study by the University of Utah’s Center for Public Policy and Administration show that the U’s move to the PAC-12 conference continues to financially benefit the state and university.

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-KUER News Pod
12:23 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

KUER News Pod: Monday August 19, 2013

Former presidential candidate Howard Dean comes to Utah to motivate Democrats, the new Draper TRAX line opens, and wildfires continue to burn throughout the state.

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-KUER News Pod
12:14 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

KUER News Pod: Friday August 16, 2013

Environmental Activist Erin Brokovich turns her sights towards a North Salt Lake medical waste incinerator, the city of Moab lobbies to bring in SkyWest Airlines, and members of Salt Lake City’s Greek Orthodox community plan a meeting to address problems that have motivated a suspension of church services.

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-KUER News Pod
1:21 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

KUER News Pod: Thursday August 15, 2013

The State responds to a challenge of Utah’s Amendment 3, the Salt Lake County Republican Party gets involved in an anti-Sim Gill Rally, and a group of economists looks at how much it will cost the state to take over federal public lands.

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