Sara Israelsen-Hartley is a project reporter for the Deseret News where she covers societal and public health issues and their effects on the family. She's written on same-sex marriage, divorce reform, abortion, pornography, etc. During more than eight years with the Deseret News, shes also covered education, city government, faith in the public square, as well as crime and the judicial system. In 2011, she was honored as the Best Newspaper Reporter by Utahs Society of Professional read more ts. Originally from Columbia, Missouri, she lives in Bountiful with her husband, Jon, and their two rambunctious sons.