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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Community health centers stimulate economic growth in Utah communities, according to a recent economic impact analysis.
Salt Lake County Animal Services kicks off the Human Walking Project to get office workers to take a break to walk a dog. The event also aims to adopt out more dogs.
Western Governors University graduated 5,541 students from all over the country at its 27th semi-annual commencement ceremony in Salt Lake City on Saturday.
A new health department report shows that babies born to Pacific Islander and African-American mothers in Utah are more likely to die than others.
Spectrum Academy, a charter school dedicated to teaching children on the autism spectrum, led local officials on a tour of its new Pleasant Grove location on Wednesday. It is slated to open in August.
The Children's Hearing Aid Pilot Program has outfitted 19 Utah children with free hearing aids. It is halfway through its probationary period and is seeking to help additional babies and children in need.
Researchers at the University of Utah are hoping to increase the health of babies born to the state's African refugee population by offering proper prenatal care and instruction.
The search is on for a new chief executive officer at the Fourth Street Clinic, its third in 28 years of operation.
A resolution passed during the 2014 Legislature designates July 3 as "Call Your Military Hero Day" in Utah.
The Beehive State ranks last in the nation in the AARP's Raising Expectations 2014 scorecard for its support of family caregivers. The ranking includes a look at legal supports and stress levels.