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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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A rally Friday in front of the Salt Lake City-County Building drew dozens of supporters of law enforcement and a counter protest by people speaking out against alleged police brutality.
A coalition of environmental groups is urging stricter pollution controls for Utah's power plants under a regional haze plan slated for adoption early next by Utah air quality regulators. The groups say existin...
Just in time for Christmas: Utahns wanting to unload gold or other precious metals can do so with assurances they are getting fairly compensated for their property by local pawn shops and other stores. State of...
Gov. Gary Herbert's proposed $14 billion budget unveiled earlier this month includes a wish list of new money to help with the state's struggling air quality. Chief on the list is a $20 million boost to replace...
A hearing Tuesday ended with a federal judge's ruling that San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman must foot the bill to pay for his own legal defense. Lyman organized and led an ATV ride to protest the BLM's c...
The nation's first regulation to deal with the country's second-largest industrial waste stream, coal ash, means operators will have to line their dumps, protect communities against dust exposure, and test grou...
The EPA declared all of Utah in compliance with the annual threshold set for fine particulate pollution, or PM2.5. The all-clear in that air quality arena does not mean that portions of the state have successfu...
A new audit by the Utah Office of the Legislative Auditor General reveals connection requirements for drinking water systems in the state are outdated by more than three decades, failing to recognize new consum...
The lone California condor chick hatched in Utah appears to have perished, dashing the hopes of biologists tracking the bird's progress since it was first discovered in late June. Two Arizona chicks, however, h...
A new poll by Envision Utah that shows more and more Utah residents want access to high-quality, locally grown fruit and vegetables, meat and dairy products, but they worry about farms and ranches disappearing ...