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Katie McKellar
Katie McKellar covers local politics and community issues on city, county and state levels for Deseret News/KSL. She studied journalism at Dixie State University, where she worked as an editor for the university's student-run newspaper, Dixie Sun News, before she graduated in 2014. As a Utah native, McKellar enjoys hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter, but she spends the majority of her free horseback riding, which has been her sport of choice for 15 years.

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Less than 24 hours after a blaze ripped through a Tooele neighborhood late Tuesday, county officials, emergency leaders, faith groups, local businesses and community volunteers had already rallied in support.
Ten homes were destroyed and at least eight others suffered significant damage in what Tooele's fire chief described as a "large catastrophic fire" Tuesday night. The blaze is being investigated as arson.
Salt Lake City leaders Tuesday discussed recommended criteria for the two future homeless shelters in Salt Lake City and the challenges the city will inevitably face when those sites are proposed in the coming ...
A Highland man's body was found in a steep area of American Fork Canyon Sunday afternoon, police say.
Toxic blooms of algae in Jordan River and lower Little Cottonwood Creek have prompted state and local agencies to post warning signs and limit access to the Jordan River system.
A West Valley police lieutenant who was demoted following an investigation of the city's embattled Neighborhood Narcotics Unit and then reinstated in 2014 — only to have his reinstatement appealed by the ...
The annual Mayor's Skyline Challenge Awards, launched in 2014, encourages building owners to improve their buildings' environmental impact by evaluating their energy use, setting goals and completing energy-sav...
State election officials are suing to contest the results of the Wayne County Commission Republican primary last month, claiming the victor was illegally helped by his wife, who is also the county's deputy cler...
Attorneys representing the Utah Headliners chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists on Thursday filed requests under the Freedom of Information Act seeking video of the 2014 shooting at Salt Lake City...
As the Salt Lake Fire Department's first female battalion chief waits for the city to respond to claims that her bosses have sexually discriminated and retaliated against her, new city documents and recordings ...