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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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One in 54 Utah kids has autism and one in four of them cannot speak. The Carmen B. Pingree Autism Center for Learning has launched a fund-raising campaign to help more children develop communication skills nece...
Utah's amusement park opened for the summer season on Saturday, welcoming up to 10,000 guests to a 70-plus-degree day of fun.
Researchers at the University of Utah have discovered that high altitude conditions of limited oxygen can produce symptoms of depression in female rats. Their findings may influence how people are treated for d...
A new report indicates that some risks associated with teen drivers are underestimated in America. Video analysis finds that distraction was a factor in nearly six of 10 moderate-to-severe crashes involving tee...
The decline of the family in America is real, and researchers hope that a better understanding of what is happening to the fundamental unit of society will help to turn the trends.
State health officials have validated concerns of a midwife who noted a higher incidence of stillbirths in her area, though statistics show more can be done by advocating for the health of new moms than by tack...
Salt Lake's St. Patrick's Day Parade included hundreds of entries that entertained thousands in a crowd that lined the streets at The Gateway shopping and entertainment center.
Utah, a hotbed for white collar crime, is the first state to adopt a law that will develop a registry for its top offenders.
More people are surviving the most invasive types of cancer, according to a federal report released Thursday.
A Utah lawmaker is getting national and international attention for a bill that brings back the firing squad for use on death row inmates.