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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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Utah's Chief Deputy Attorney General Kirk Torgensen was officially terminated from his position on Friday. Torgensen has been on paid administrative leave since April 9.
On Saturday, various patrons at the Salt Lake City Mission were sifting through clothing and personal care items, as well as picking up a box of food to get them through the holidays, when stores are likely to ...
After nearly two years of discussion, the Utah Health Reform Task Force voted to recommend two options of Medicaid expansion, not including the governor's Healthy Utah plan.
Health officials in Utah have long had the goal of becoming the healthiest state in the nation, and this year, it is one step closer.
Intermountain Healthcare recently opened a flu shot clinic at the Salt Lake City International Airport.
Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and local law enforcement are encouraging parents to teach their children about alcohol and keep it away from them until age 21.
Most Utah teens are making it through adolescence relatively unscathed, but a new report indicates that some areas of the state are proving to be harder on kids' health.
A 6-year-old Herriman boy recounts his experience of being trapped in a manhole and meets the K9 search dog that saved his life.
Police officers across northern Utah joined up with kids for the 24th annual Shop with a Cop event, during which kids from low-income families got an opportunity to buy presents for themselves and family member...
Faith and community leaders stood in support of Gov. Gary Herbert's Healthy Utah plan Thursday as he revealed its tenets to members of the Utah Legislature.