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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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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Democratic members of the Utah House of Representatives laid out what they hope to accomplish during the 2016 legislative session at a press conference Wednesdayat the state capitol.

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Several candidates running for state offices in 2016 have begun gathering signatures in an effort to get on their party’s primary election ballot. But the process is far from settled as the Utah Republican Party has filed yet another lawsuit in federal court challenging the law that allows the alternative petition route.

The Utah Division of Consumer Protection is warning Utahns to be on the lookout for some major scams in 2016.

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The Utah Film Commission works to promote the state as a destination for TV and movie productions. In 2015, 23 projects finished production in the state, including a network television series. The commission is now trying to keep that momentum in the year to come.

Starting January 1st the state tax Utahns pay on gasoline will be going up. But that doesn’t mean they’ll instantly be paying more at the pump.

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Several winter snow storms in December have been a welcome sight for Utah ski resorts and supporting businesses.

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Starting Monday January 4th, people wanting to run for political office in Utah will be able to start gathering signatures. And while significant questions about the process still remain, the state elections office is ready to move forward.

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Tens of Thousands of people will be traveling through the Salt Lake City International Airport this holiday season and airport crews will work overtime to keep flights moving, even during the worst winter storms.

A federal judge has ruled that, for now, Utah can cut off funding to Planned Parenthood Association of Utah.

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Brigham Young University officially introduced Kalani Sitake as their new head football coach Monday.

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The University of Utah football team held off a late surging Brigham Young University at the Royal Purple Las Vegas bowl over the weekend to win 35 to 28. But beyond the final score, the game represents the different directions these two football programs are heading.

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After a short sabbatical, the Holy War between the University of Utah and Brigham Young University football teams will be reignited in Sin City on Saturday. KUER’s Brian Grimmett is in Las Vegas and reports on how the teams are gearing up for their first ever meeting in a bowl game.

The Federal Reserve has announced an increase to short-term interest rates, but what does the move mean for Utahns?

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Researchers at Utah State University have received a $1 million grant to continue their work on developing synthetic spider silk.

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The Wasatch Front’s first major winter storm of the season has brought several inches of snow, and with it an increased danger for avalanches.

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Governor Gary Herbert has selected David Damschen as the state’s new treasurer. 

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The Utah State Records Committee has ruled in favor of a Salt Lake Tribune reporter seeking records about San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman from the Utah Attorney General’s office.

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Governor Gary Herbert has released his proposed state budget for fiscal year 2017 totaling $14.8 billion dollars. 

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Fodor’s Travel has named Utah their number one go to destination for 2016

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Utah Legislators will have a lot of new money to play with next year, but most of those dollars are already spoken for.

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Friends and family of the late Governor Olene Walker gathered to pay their respects at a viewing at the Utah State Capitol Thursday.

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Voter turnout in Utah has been on the decline for more than a decade. A new study from the Utah Foundation takes a look at why that might be happening.

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The Utah State Capitol is receiving a security update to prevent people from driving up and into the building.

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Democratic state Senator Jim Dabakis will debate Republican gubernatorial candidate Jonathan Johnson Tuesday afternoon, even though Dabakis has no plans to run for governor.

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A federal judge has ruled that Utah cannot force political parties to allow unaffiliated voters to participate in primary elections. But the ruling doesn’t apply to the Utah Democratic Party.

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A dispute over the interpretation of Utah’s election laws has resulted in the Lt. Governor’s office sending several letters aimed at clarifying their position.

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Former Salt Lake County Councilman Randy Horiuchi died on Thursday. Horiuchi spent most of his life serving in political positions. Until late last year, he was a member of the Salt Lake County Council. He had also served as the chairman of the Utah Democratic party. 

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Salt Lake County voters have officially defeated an effort to increase sales tax for transportation funding known as Proposition 1.

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A new report from the non-profit Utah Foundation shows that despite an improving economy, Utahns feel their quality of life is about the same is it was two years ago.

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