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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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Alan Matheson, executive director of the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, testified earlier this month before the U.S. House Energy and Power Subcommittee on the serious consequences facing Utah becaus...
The House Armed Services Committee passed the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017 on Thursday. The bill includes a provision that prevents the implementation of federal plans on sage grouse ...
The Constitutional Defense Council voted unanimously Wednesday to ask Gov. Gary Herbert's office, as well as Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, to investigate the support behind the push for a new monument in Ut...
Utah, one of the top coal-dependent states in the country, will be among the ground zero locations to host a U.S. Department of the Interior hearing to gather input on possible reforms to the federal coal progr...
Wind power generation had its smallest increase in 16 years due to less intense wind speeds in Utah and eight other Western states in the country. Even though wind generation capacity jumped by 13 percent in 20...
Utah is demonstrating its love affair with horses by the response of spectators to the world's largest touring production, "Odysseo," which is receiving standing ovations. It has now extended its stay another w...
The U.S. Department of Interior's deputy assistant secretary Jim Lyons was in Salt Lake City last week to discuss sage grouse, but the continuing problem of too many wild horses on the ranges of the West drew s...
Police on Sunday were still sorting through the details of an early morning disturbance in Herriman that left a woman with shooting injuries to her hand and ankle, and man beaten until he was unconscious.
A body was found at the site of a Midvale house fire Sunday morning, United Fire Authority confirmed.
The body of a 20-year-old Provo fisherman was recovered Sunday from Spanish Oaks Reservoir in Utah County after he failed to return from an outing. Authorities believe he may have slipped on some wet cement and...