Brian Grimmett

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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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In a special session, the Utah legislature has approved a proposal to move the state prison from Draper to a new site in west Salt Lake City.

Utah’s 2016 Primary elections will be different than they’ve been in the past, and the Lt. Governor’s office is beginning their campaign to tell parties, voters, and candidates what they need to know. 

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Salt Lake City is now one of 50 cities that will participate in First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Outside initiative.

Utah Senators Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee voted in favor of a bill that would block federal funding for Planned Parenthood.

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At PAC-12 media day in Southern California, University of Utah football head coach Kyle Whittingham says the future looks bright for the Utes as they enter their fifth season as part of the PAC-12.

With a little more than a week left before the deadline to send in vote by mail ballots for municipal primary elections, Salt Lake County officials says they’re already seeing higher voter participation.

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Salt Lake City’s new police chief has unveiled a new strategy to deal with public safety issues in the Rio Grande area of downtown.

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Former Utah Attorney General John Swallow pleaded not guilty to public corruption charges Monday setting the stage for a jury trial next year.

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New car manufacturers like Tesla have begun disrupting the new car sales industry. They’re trying to sell directly to consumers without using independent dealers, and that’s caused some controversy across the county, including here in Utah.

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Salt Lake County officials have discovered more than 100 trees that were cut down illegally in Big Cottonwood Canyon.

Democratic State Representative Patrice Arent wants to put more restrictions on how county candidates can spend campaign money.

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Utah Democrat Doug Owens announced online today that he will once again take on Mia Love for Utah’s 4th congressional district seat in 2016.

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The 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base will re-activate the 34th Fighter Squadron on Friday in preparation to receive the first combat ready F-35s.

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Legislators discussed training methods for handling use of force situations Wednesday with several leaders of Utah’s law enforcement agencies.

President Barack Obama has announced that the United States has reached a deal with Iran that will prevent the country from obtaining a nuclear weapon. But Utah’s congressional delegation believes it will have the opposite effect.

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International travel at the Salt Lake Airport just got a little bit easier.

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The future of downtown Salt Lake City is looking bright, according to the Downtown Alliance’s annual economic report.

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Environmental Groups and a handful of state legislators are calling on the public service commission to deny Rocky Mountain Power’s request to charge solar power users an extra fee.

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State lawmakers are considering drafting legislation that would govern the use of police body cameras for all law enforcement agencies.

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At BYU’s annual religious freedom conference, state Senator Stuart Adams outlined how Utah’s compromise religious liberty, LGBT protection legislation should be a model for the nation.

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State fire officials believe it will be an active wildfire season this summer and they are warning people with drones to stay away.

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A political advocacy group’s attempt to put term limits on positions that the governor appoints has encountered a roadblock.

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The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is fighting an uphill battle against a fast spreading, invasive species known as the quagga mussel. The DWR is doing what it can to stop its spread, but there are potentially disastrous consequences if they don’t.

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Mark Shurtleff’s appearance in third district court on Monday was brief, as he pleaded not guilty to all seven charges brought against him. Shurtleff is accused of accepting prohibited gifts, bribery, and obstructing justice during his time as Attorney General.

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After eight months of construction and fund raising the Utah Olympic Park is ready to unveil the renovated and expanded training pool.

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During the annual BYU Football media day on Wednesday, head coach Bronco Mendenhall gave his take on the state of the Cougars program as it enters its fifth year as an independent.

A new performance audit of the Utah Attorney General’s office points out several accountability problems.

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Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams and Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker are pushing a proposal to combine county and city prosecution services.

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The 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base is getting a new commander as they begin to transition from the F-16 to the new state of the art F-35 Lightning.

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Governor Gary Herbert isn’t taking a stand on whether the new state prison should move from Draper.

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