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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As Utah continues on the path of its goal to gain control of lands from the federal government, a wide array of strategies loom as possibilities. A meeting of the Commission on the Stewardship of Public Lands o...
In a rare victory, Utah wildlife officials are celebrating a decision by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service that credits the success of state-led efforts to protect the tiny least chub, which decades ago was foun...
Construction of a new energy transmission line in Beaver County was officially marked Monday in a signing ceremony in Milford. The new line replaces one of the poorest performing systems in the state that was s...
The Bureau of Land Management is weighing a two-year ban on rope activities at Corona Arch and Gemini Bridges because of increasing conflict between those enthusiasts and the casual visitor seeking to take phot...
Two men were hospitalized with stab wounds late Friday following an altercation at a Magna home. On Saturday, Unified police arrested two 23-year-old men and a 16-year-girl in connection with the fight. A fourt...
Three LDS missionaries, including two from Utah, died continents apart this weekend. Sister Nancy Vea, of West Jordan, died Saturday and two elders from Springville and Taiwan died in their apartment.
The Heber City Police Department is asking for the public's help in the return of a bevy of stolen SWAT equipment swiped from an undercover vehicle Friday night. Items include a police badge, uniforms, assault-...
A 30-minute chase exceeding speeds of 90 mph in rural Uintah County ended with the arrest of a man, woman and teenage girl. The fleeing vehicle also nearly struck a deputy who was trying to deploy spike strips,...
Boulders the size of a Volkswagon were unleashed in the torrent of rain that hit Utah Friday night, causing the closure of the highway through Sardine Canyon and multiple, minor injures. U.S. 89/91 was reopened...
Dual challenges of affordable health care and the accessibility and pricing of public transit were major topics of discussion Saturday at an annual poverty summit in Salt Lake dissecting the challenges faced by...