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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 series of powerful storms slammed Utah Saturday, flooding some areas in the state, shutting down traffic in Zion National Park and stranding about 200 college students overnight in a muddy mess in Tooele Coun...
About 450 people visited the Orem City Center Park Rotary Pavilion on Saturday for the biannual community free swap, in which everything is free.
University of Utah Health Care's South Jordan Health Clinic offers home visits for newborn babies in their first week of life. Doctors say they are changing to meet the access needs of patients.
Utah has one of the worst mammography screening rates in the country, and one local physician says it's because most women don't see themselves getting breast cancer.
Riverton Hospital broke ground for a new 120,000-square-foot addition on Thursday. Expansion of services aims to meet the needs of a growing community.
Utah's poorest populations are getting closer to obtaining health care benefits, according to the state's top health department official.
A Utah senator is proposing legislation that would make computer coding classes accessible to all students, as early as elementary school.
Students learning English as a second language in Utah schools are progressing and maintaining proficiency, but they're having trouble using English in actual subjects.
Two children were hospitalized Saturday after police say their mother stabbed them in their West Valley home.
Hundreds gathered in Salt Lake City Saturday for a conference dealing with chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. Attendees heard from doctors, other patients and vendors who believe they can help with the illness.