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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Utah Courts are not doing a great job at facilitating people’s Sixth Amendment Rights. That’s according to a new report by the Utah Judicial Council and the Sixth Amendment Center.

The federal judge overseeing the Utah Republican Party’s lawsuit challenging the state’s new election law known as SB54 has ordered them to hire a second attorney to help them better meet the court’s deadlines.

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The Utah Department of Public Safety has released the man who left a suspicious package at the Utah State Capitol.

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A federal judge heard arguments today over whether or not he should grant Planned Parenthood a preliminary injunction that would prevent the state from cutting off some of their funding until after the case has been heard in court.

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The Colombian Ambassador to the United States is in Utah participating in Congressman Chris Stewart’s conference on America’s Role in the World. The ambassador is on a mission to change perceptions of his fast growing country.

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Utah Senator Mike Lee hosted the second annual Utah Solutions Summit Monday at Energy Solutions Arena. Lee hopes to use the event to find good ideas to take back to Washington.

The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded the Salt Lake City Police Department a grant worth more than $1.8 million. The grant will allow the department to hire 15 new officers.

Kids at Primary Children’s Hospital often have to miss weeks if not months of school, and staying on track can be difficult. But they now have a new room called the School Zone that hospital officials hope will help keep their patients learning.

Democratic State Senator Jim Dabakis is in Washington D.C. this week and will be meeting with White House officials on Friday to give his unique perspective on public lands.

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Starting Thursday retailers across the country will need to be able to accept a new kind of credit card, or they could be liable for fraudulent charges. 

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Salt Lake City Airport officials have released the first renderings of the redesigned airport, giving the public its first taste of what’s to come.

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Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints remembered and honored the late Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles at his funeral service on Monday.

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The very first Utah built horizontal stabilizer for the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is on its way to final assembly. The event is a major milestone in the expansion of Boeing’s manufacturing capabilities in the state.

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Legislators continued their two-day site visit through rural Utah Thursday with visits to Emery and Sanpete counties.

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Instead of holding their regular interim meetings this month, state legislators hit the road to visit several sites in central and southeastern Utah. 

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University of Utah head football coach Kyle Whittingham addressed the media on Monday for the first time since two of his players were shot while at a party over the weekend.

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Westminster College administrators cut the ribbon on their new Center for Veteran & Military Services today.

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Unmanned Aerial Systems, better known as drones, are cropping up all over the news in recent months, mostly for flying where they shouldn’t. But one Utah company has decided to follow the law, and hopes they can be an example for how drones can improve lives.

The political parties involved in a lawsuit against SB54 are once again attempting to find a settlement with the state, this time using a mediator.

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Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker launched his re-election campaign Tuesday with a passionate speech outside of the Salt Lake City County building.

Utah high school students will soon be able to graduate with a certificate in aerospace manufacturing thanks to a new program called the Utah Aerospace Pathways Program.

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Utah Republican Party Chairman James Evans is accusing Republican State Senator Todd Weiler of encouraging some donors to stop giving money to the party. Weiler denies those allegations, but the incident is a very public representation of a divide that’s growing among members of the Utah GOP over how the party chooses its candidates.

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The first combat coded F-35s in the Air Force arrived at Hill Air Force Base Wednesday afternoon. The arrival marks the beginning of a new era at the base.

The five Utah County cities that use vote-by-mail for their municipal elections have finally reached an agreement with the county clerk to allow them to put the sales tax increase on their ballots.

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After decades of working for the company, Utah Transit Authority President Michael Allegra retired on Friday.

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Mayors from across the Wasatch front gathered in Midvale to voice their support for Proposition 1, a quarter of a cent sales tax increase that is being placed on ballots in sixteen counties this November.

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After reconsidering the issue on Tuesday, the Utah County Board of Commissioners has decided to keep a local option sales tax increase on this year’s ballot. But the commissioners did not address the growing controversy over vote-by-mail ballots.

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Utah Congresswoman Mia Love spoke to some of the United State’s newest citizens at a naturalization ceremony in South Jordan on Monday. The event helps demonstrate how Love’s feelings about immigration reform sometimes conflict with those in her own party.

The Utah County Board of Commissioners has decided to put a sales tax increase on this year’s election ballot, but they won’t allow the issue to go out on the vote-by-mail ballots used by five of their cities.

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Utah Governor Gary Herbert has signed the resolution calling for the state prison to be moved from its current location in Draper to a new site on the west side of Salt Lake City.

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