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Amy Joi O'Donoghue
Amy Joi O'Donoghue is the environmental reporter the Deseret News, specializing in coverage of issues that affect land, air, water and energy development. She has worked here since 1998 and has been an assistant city editor and reported on the governorís office, health and human services and criminal justice issues. In Ogden, she worked at the Standard-Examiner for 15 years as a reporter and editor. A native of Ogden, Amy Joi started writing while still in grade school and went on to attend Weber State University as an honors student in political science and communications. She has won multiple awards over her career and would like to go onto graduate school.

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The U.S. Forest Service released a comprehensive report analyzing the research compiled so far on drought and its effects on the country's forests and rangelands. The analysis shows 21st century drought poses u...
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As state regulators continue to try to put a lid on the sources of air pollution and residents are hungry for ways to do their part, expect Utah lawmakers to once again be handling multiple air quality initiati...
Expect the 2016 Utah Legislature to evolve into ground zero on multiple pressing water issues, including a controversial move to divert sales tax revenue from transportation to development projects and a $6 mil...
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A Denver-based environmental group and the Utah Native Plant Society filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service, demanding the removal of nonnative mountain goats from the La Sal Mountains. They say the go...
A legislative committee approved a bill diverting a portion of sales tax revenue from a transportation fund to the Water Infrastructure Restricted Account to help finance water development projects across the s...
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