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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Nine passionate Millcreek residents are competing to become their brand new city's first mayor, but only two will survive past Tuesday's primary.
An estimated 300,000 Utahns packed parking lots blocks away and stood in massive lines to see Saturday's "Warriors Over the Wasatch" air show Saturday, one of Utah's largest events.
Fred Healey, one of Millcreek's mayoral candidates, has announced that his health has taken a hard turn, complicating his political prospects, and even prompting him to endorse one of his opponents in case vote...
As Utah County's prosperity spills over into the once small town of Vineyard, the town's population is booming with a projection that will grow from a few hundred to at least 40,000.
Salt Lake City's first ever female fire division chief is threatening to sue the city, making a slew of allegations, including fraud, cover-ups, state fire code violations and retaliation by department bosses.
About 2,000 Saratoga Springs residents lost some or all access to water Tuesday morning after a culinary pump failed in the latest episode of water infrastructure problems troubling the high-growth Utah County ...
To combat GOP pushback against candidates who earned a place on the June 28 primary ballot by gathering signatures under Utah's new election law, Count My Vote supporter and former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt campai...
A West Valley man with a violent criminal history was charged Wednesday with attempted murder after he allegedly shot a man in the neck during a road rage outburst.
Many residents of Provo's Pleasant View subdivision are up in arms over a businessman's plan to buy — and eventually bulldoze — their homes to turn the community into a high-density, modernized vill...
A 26-year-old woman was killed in a car crash in Lindon Wednesday night, police reported.