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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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A large fire ripped through a Salt Lake apartment complex early Saturday, injuring three residents and one firefighter and causing about $200,000 in damage.
Utah school bus drivers competed against each other, but mostly honed their own skills as they completed a 20-minute driving course, officiated by the Utah Highway Patrol on Saturday.
The public comment period has opened on a proposal to extend health care to up to 11,000 people who are living in chronic homelessness, in and out of the criminal justice system, or dealing with mental health a...
Utah is the second state in the nation to adopt a plan to get more women in leadership positions and also urge more women to run for public office. And it's working, according to the Women's Leadership Institut...
A growing number of women are putting themselves out there, applying for promotions and running for political office. And more Utah businesses, corporations and organizations are stepping up to stand behind the...
Hundreds turned out to buy hand-made pottery as part of an annual public fundraiser for Catholic Community Services, which feeds the poor and homeless downtown at St. Vincent de Paul's Dining Hall.
More than 1.5 million Utahns are registered as organ donors, but that decisions only makes a difference when family and friends know of that dying wish, according to Intermountain Donor Services officials.
If it were up to voters, medical marijuana would be a thing in Utah, at least according to the latest poll.Utah Policy surveyed voters and found that 66 percent of those polled favor legalization of marijuana...
University of Utah students are helping to develop a new medical device that would make intubation procedures safer for patients.
Nearly two-thirds of the state's registered Democratic delegates turned out for the statewide convention Saturday, putting many of their candidates on the November ballot, including Mike Weinholtz.