Wendy Leonard
Wendy Leonard works as a reporter for the Deseret News, and while her daily duties are dictated by breaking news, she currently focuses on writing about issues involving health care, medicine and transportation. She began her journalism career at Weber State University and has been working at the Deseret News since 2004. Leonard loves meeting new people and telling their stories through her writing, as well as educating the public on issues that affect the community. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and photography and is nationally and locally licensed as a pharmacy technician. She served an LDS mission to Hong Kong, where she learned to speak Cantonese, and has visited 46 of the 50 states, as well as a handful of places outside of the U.S.

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Two very different bills that would make medical marijuana available to small percentages of Utahns lept over the first hurdles at the Utah Legislature on Thursday.
An 18-year-old man was accidentally shot after meeting up with a girl he first came to know online.
A winter storm blanketed much of the state Saturday, leaving road travel tricky in some places.
The Utah Foundation for the Blind and Visually Impaired is hosting its annual fundraiser this month, asking for donations to help young Utahns who are blind to live independent lives. It aims to expand througho...
A second Salt Lake County resident has died with the flu, according to the Salt Lake County Health Department.
Despite years of discussing the issue, Medicaid expansion and various plans to implement it in Utah are again on the docket for this legislative session.
Wheels are turning at the Legislature to find a health care solution that a majority of lawmakers can agree on. But Utahns hanging in the balance, waiting on potentially life-changing information, aren't sure w...
One Utah lawmaker is taking a new approach to get some of the state's most vulnerable people the health care they need.
Women gathered Saturday at the Real Women Run winter training event to learn more about running for political office.
A fire ripped through a two-story residential garage in Ogden early Saturday, requiring assistance from multiple agencies to extinguish it.