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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 governor’s 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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Members of Utah's TIbetan community came together Sunday in prayer for those impacted by the devastating earthquake in Nepal. A leader of the Utah Tibetan Association says there are about 30,000 TIbetans in Nep...
A 19-year-old woman from Minnesota suffered a critical head injury when she fell Sunday while hiking in Weber County's Waterfall Canyon.
The Utah Highway Patrol reports that Conor Wilson, 23, of Kaysville, died in a Sunday crash while riding his motorcycle. The motorcycle slammed into the back of a slow moving semitrailer hauling a tanker.
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Four counties in Utah secured a $53 million loan from the Community Impact Fund Board to secure access for an Oakland, California, port to ship coal and other commodities. The investment gives the counties near...
How willing are you to give up your lawn if it means saving water for your great-grandchildren to drink? Or will you pay more to ensure the latest water-saving technology is being used? A survey asks tough ques...
Amanda Smith, executive director of the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, is stepping down to pursue opportunities in the private sector after six years at the helm of the state agency.
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Real solar wears pink. Or at least the latest installation of solar at the Tracy Aviary does. The community bird and nature exhibit chose Earth Day on Wednesday to unveil twin solar "trees" painted pink and pos...
Multiple groups are challenging the U.S. Forest Service approval of a lease that would lead to the recovery of 57 million tons of coal by extending the geographic reach of the SUFCO mine in central Utah.