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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Kerry Bringhurst talks to Dave Greiling about Representative Paul Rays gun bill that passed the House and heads to the Senate, a proposed corridor near Syracuse that threatens the old Emigration Trail, and other topics in the news this week. Full coverage of these stories and more can be found at the Standard-Examiners website.

A survey to study state-wide transportation trends is being sponsored by a metropolitan planning organization in Cache county. Kerry Bringhurst reports.

Members of the Cache Valley community will gather Friday to participate in a vigil to honor the memory of 7-year-old Charlie Powell and his 5-year-old brother Braden.

UPRs Kerry Bringhurst tells us the brutal murder of the boys at their fathers hand has prompted law enforcement and the Child & Family support Center to ask for the communitys support in taking a stand against child abuse.

All members of the public are invited:
4:00 p.m. Friday, February 10 ...

Kerry Bringhurst talks to Dave Greiling about this weeks breaking news in Utah. For these full stories and more, go to the Standard-Examiners website .

Authorities say they have no doubt Josh Powell, husband of missing Susan Powell, is at fault for the explosion that killed him and his two children. Kerry Bringhurst has the story.

Authorities have no doubt the husband of missing Utah woman Susan Powell is responsible for the explosive fire Sunday that killed their two children and himself yesterday in Washington State. The investigation is in full swing in Pierce County as the Sheriffs Department begins to fill holes in the case.

No one was arrested, but Tuesday morning officers raided three smoke shops in Provo, one in American Fork, and one in Lehi, looking for Spice. Officers were part of the Utah County Major Crimes task force. Kerry Bringhurst has the story.

Kerry Bringhurst talks to Dave Greiling about the scanner recordings released by Weber County authorities from the January 4th shooting in Odgen that resulted in an officers death and the Roy teenagers who are faced with possessing a weapon of mass destruction and plotting to blow up a high school.

Read the full stories at the Standard-Examiners website.

Governor Gary Herbert outlined an initiative this week to improve air quality in the states urban areas, discussing the relationship between industry and government when it comes to finding a solution to the states air pollution problems. Kerry Bringhurst has details.

A 2-year-old boy is dead after his father backed a car over him at their home in Mendon. Kerry Bringhurst tells us the Cache Valley County Sheriff is investigating the incident.

An update on the Ogden shooting case from Dave Greiling and other developing Utah news stories. Read the full stories at the Standard-Examiners website .

Utah Governor Gary Herbert says in his State of the State Speech Wednesday night the state should not capitulate to federal authority when it exceeds the limited powers granted by the constitution. Herbert says the state is in the midst of many fights with the federal government, from access to public lands to costly Medicaid requirements. Instead o relying on federal money and bowing to federal regulations, Herbert says the state needs to become more self-reliant. The defiant tone echoes...

Each year over 40,000 people flock to Park City for the Sundance Film Festival. With so many movie goers vying for tickets, it can be difficult to see anything.

Steven Smith is UPRs man-on-the-street at Sundance; he lives in Logan most of the year but volunteers in Park City during the festival. He shares with Kerry Bringhurst and our listeners several options for things to do at Sundance if you dont manage to get tickets to a film. Check out the timetable for the film festival...

TOOELE, Utah-- Utahs massive chemical weapons stockpile is gone and so is the federal funding that helped pay for the sophisticated emergency response centers. As many as 1,400 jobs will be eliminated now that the worlds largest stockpile of chemical weapons has been destroyed in Utahs west desert. Utah had received $124 million in federal funding since 1989 through the chemical stockpile emergency preparedness program. The money helped pay for Tooele Countys emergency management building, 62...

Listen the response from Utah Senator Mike Lee, recorded shortly after President Obama delivered his State of the Union Address.

Laws that regulate hookahs, electronic cigarettes and nicotine lozenges and gum could all be tightened under proposals being considered by Utah legislators. Kerry Bringhurst tells us a few of the ways that legislators are seeking to regulate smoking and tobacco products in the state during the current legislative session.

Utah Democrats are paying a $5,000 fee to obtain legislative records related to the states redistricting process. Party Chairman Jim Dabakis says the records are needed to determine whether the party can file a lawsuit seeking to overturn the election maps approved in October.

Dabakis says the state shouldnt be charging fees for public records.

Democratic National Committee Member Joe Hatch, an attorney, says the party could appeal but it would mean a burdensome...

Utah lawmakers will be focusing heavily on budget issues and education funding as they begin their 2012 General Session. Republican Senate President Michael Waddoups says the session will have an optimistic tone because Utahs economy is growing. Waddoups says a $200 million surplus means state agencies will not be facing cuts and employees could even get small raises.

During the first weeks of the session, legislators could approve agency budgets at last years funding levels and...

Democratic lawmakers from the House and Senate have introduced an initiative they say will improved public education in Utah. Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck talks to Kerry Bringhurst about the Best Schools initiative.

The U.S. Army has destroyed about 90 percent of its aging chemical weapons, from the desert chemical depot. Wednesday just after 2 p.m. the last of the hard weapons were burned in a 1,500 degree furnace. A tray of 23 projectiles came out of the furnace at 2:11 p.m. At its peak, the desert chemical depot held some 13,600 tons of chemical agents, making it the worlds largest. The entire project will be complete by the weekend when the depot will incinerate bulk supplies of Lewisite, a powerful...

USDA is closing 43 offices throughout US that helps rural Americans get affordable mortgages. This is a great concern in Utah, although no offices in Utah will be closed. The program in Utah that deals with self help housing is called Neighborhood Nonprofit Housing Association. We dont have many offices in Utah, and the ones we do have cover a wide area, said Kim Datwyler, executive director Utah offices for NNHA cover from Provo and Vernal north, she said. Datwyler said the cuts will...

Even though northern Utah is forecasted to face avalanche danger this week, the lack of snow this winter has forced Ogden to cancel its Winterfest. Kerry talks to Dave Greiling about these and other developing stories.

Read the full stories at the Standard-Examiners website .

Court papers show Teresa Freeman was charged with one count of custodial sexual relations for having sexual relations with a parolee she supervised at a Salt Lake City halfway house. The 37-year-old faces a prison term of up to five years if convicted. Prosecutors say Freeman engaged in a sexual encounter with a female parolee at a Salt Lake City motel on Sept. 27, 2010. Jail records show Freeman was booked into jail on Friday, but has posted $5,000 bail and was released. It was not...

Utah wildlife officials have confirmed that a known poison killed hundreds of European starlings last month. Officials still dont know who used the poison called Starlicide.

Government agencies routinely kill starlings when flocks become a nuisance, but officials say they arent responsible for the starlings that have been turning up dead around northern Utah.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources say that tests showed that...

Funeral services today for Jared Francom tops the news from the Ogden Standard Examiner. Dave Greiling reports on the citys memorial plans and also talks about why FEMA representatives are visiting city officials in Davis County this week.

Read the full stories at the Standard-Examiners website .