Kerry Bringhurst

News Director | Host, Morning Edition

At 14-years-old, Kerry began working as a reporter for KVEL “The Hot One” in Vernal, Utah.  Her radio news interests led her to Logan where she became news director for KBLQ while attending Utah State University.  She graduated USU with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and spent the next few years working for Utah Public Radio.  Leaving UPR in 1993 she spent the next 14 years as the full time mother of four boys before returning in 2007.  Kerry and her husband Boyd reside in Nibley.

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For the first time in Utah history, the state treasurer is listing the amount of unclaimed funds available to residents in each county. Utah State Treasurer David Damschen says as many as 780,000 individuals and organizations have property being held by the state. He and his colleagues would like to return the unclaimed property.

During the attack at Ohio State University a student plowed his car into a group of pedestrians on campus and then got out and began stabbing people with a butcher knife before he was shot to death by a campus police officer. Eleven people were hurt.

A new report by the Utah Foundation has found that changes to Utah's tax policy have cost public schools $1.2 billion annually.

When the Siemens Foundation and Discover Education began holding a competition in math, science, and technology in 1999 the goal was to increase access to higher education for young students who are gifted in STEM by offering winners scholarships of up to $100,000. That goal is still the same, but seventeen years later organizers have changed the way they encourage young girls to compete and consider careers that could lead to the cure for cancer or identify tomorrow's coolest technology. So, what does it take to involve a more diverse pool of participants...in other words...find a way to get girls to compete?

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A group of Utah conservatives concerned about the death penalty is hoping to encourage the public and policy makers to rethink death penalty policy in the state. The group is called Utah Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty and is a project of the Utah Justice Coalition.

Utah police say a 16-year-old student accused of stabbing five other students inside his high school locker room stabbed himself before he was subdued with a Taser and taken into custody.

The rest of the state's congressional delegation -- Reps. Jason Chaffetz, Chris Stewart and Rob Bishop -- are incumbents who won big last night. Love became the first black Republican woman in Congress two years ago. She overcame a challenge from Doug Owens - for the second time. Owens is a Democrat who made their last matchup a close contest in the previously blue district.

Legislation signed into law 40 years ago today made conservation one of the country's top priorities on public lands. The Federal Land Policy Management Act or FLPMA, signed by President Gerald Ford in 1976, changed the way the Bureau of Land Management oversees its lands, which until then had mostly been leased for ranching, oil and gas, and other developments. Since FLPMA, the agency now considers preservation part of its mission.

Six years ago, Dr. Susan Madsen and a team of researchers released data gathered to determine the value of higher education for Utah women.

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Utah's two candidates for governor used their debate Monday night to each make a pitch for their party's presidential candidate. Their matchup came an hour before Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump squared off in their first debate.

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Jon Harper says he will not be able to continue his Utah Attorney General campaign due to health reasons. In a statement, Harper encouraged incumbent candidate Republican Sean Reyes to shut down what Harper called "the money mill" in the AG office that answers to the Republican Party and large donors.

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An increase in the number of exposures to the only mammal that can fly has public health officials in Utah warning the public to avoid contact with bats.

Student government officials at Utah State University say the number of college-aged Utah students who have committed suicide is cause for concern and is reason enough to declare a mental health crisis at all Utah universities. USU student body leaders are in the process of approving a document that outlines their concerns about access to mental health services, campus awareness and project funding.

Fire crews begin clean-up work Monday along the Utah/Idaho border after declaring the Peterson Hollow Fire fully contained as of Sunday evening. Fire official Sara Hellstrom of the Uintah/Wasatch/Cache National Forest said investigators have determined an abandoned campfire in Logan Canyon resulted in more than 12,000 acres of land near Beaver Mountain Ski Resort and Bear Lake's Garden City to burn. Hellstrom reminds forest visitors that many wildfires, large and small, are human caused, very...

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Utah health officials are crediting a drop in the state's obesity rate to its youth programs promoting healthy eating and exercise.

A wildfire burning along the Utah-Idaho border that is visible along a stretch of Highway 89 is creating a traffic hazard as curious motorists stop to get a good look.

Marilyn Manwaring shares stories with her daughter Pauline about life in Carbon County, Utah during the depression. She begins with the story of her parents, Stanley Judd and Elva Jane Bailey, meeting in a coal mining camp.

Economic Development and government officials in a Salt Lake City Suburb have ended discussions with Facebook to build a data center in Utah. Critics of the center argued the plan would have been a burden to Utah tax payers.

Youth physical education organizers in Southern Utah received money from a national organization to help promote a popular recreational sports program.

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Arches National Park will close a popular campground for much of 2017 during a major road reconstruction project. After ten years of planning with the Federal Highways Administration, crews at Arches National Park will begin making improvement to 26 miles of roads and pullouts in the park beginning January 2017.

Utah County Sheriff

Two Utah County teenagers were killed Wednesday morning after the driver of a pickup truck drifted into their lane and collided head on with their car. The crash happened around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning on State Road 73 in Eagle Mountain. Utah County Sheriff's officials say the driver of a Ford F-250 pickup was driving west when he drifted over the center line and collided head on with a car that was driving east. The driver of the Ford Focus, 18 year old Hailie Leeann Godfrey of Eagle...

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Pet fish are threatening other fish found naturally in a Southern Utah river. The illegal dumping of those unwanted fish is forcing the temporary closure of popular park in Saint George where the public can view and learn more about native fish.

In an attempt to help his sister Tamra Ratieta deal with bouts of depression, Chad Hamblin invites her, his niece Sienna and his cousin Gwenna to take up cross country skiing.

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints who have family serving in Russia are trying to adjust to a new law that limits their sons and daughters from sharing their religious beliefs.

While digging up fossils millions of years old, paleontologists Benjamin Burger and LeaAnn Jones discovered they wanted a future together. During an interview at the StoryCorps booth in Vernal, the couple shared some of their favorite finds.

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