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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Thousands of parade-goers left drenched after Kaysville's annual water parade on Saturday, July 4.
Two males and alleged stolen property was found in a vehicle parked in a neighborhood where multiple home and vehicle burglaries have been recently reported.
Homeowners blamed by developers for watering their lawn too much and contributing to a landslide that washed out their own backyard last year have filed a response to the lawsuit against them.
Two local residents suspected to have cholera instead have a related disease that presents similar symptoms but is less infectious, according to the Salt Lake County Health Department.
The air conditioning has gone out at one of Salt Lake County's busiest health clinics, and patients are being asked to wait or visit another clinic until it is fixed.
The Salt Lake County Health Department is investigating two suspected cases of cholera.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruling Thursday upholding a key element of President Barack Obama's signature health care law also removed what may be the last hurdle for coming to an agreement on Medicaid expansion in ...
The U.S. Supreme Court confirmed that the Affordable Care Act's tax credits are available to all eligible Americans no matter where they live or whether their state has a locally run exchange. Utahns had varied...
The Queen Center is hosting the MANA 5K Tobacco-Free Run at 8 a.m. Saturday at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City. Proceeds from the race will benefit families of two community members whose lives have been impacte...
Utah Department of Health Director David Patton plans to leave his post at the end of July, after four years of public service, to pursue opportunities in the private sector.