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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 Utah State University spring runoff conference comes on the heels of Salt Lake City's warmest and driest winter on record, with the entire state looking at drought-challenged conditions. The conference high...
Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, said he wants to host some hearings on federal land ownership in the West and why it presents challenges to the public education system. His own measure to bring about more local say in...
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