Amy Choate-Nielsen
Amy Choate-Nielsen is a special projects reporter for the Deseret News where she covers a variety of in-depth issues, including the environment, public welfare and education. Since joining the paper in 2004, she has covered municipal politics in Utah County as well as the west side of Salt Lake County. As a Utah transplant originally from Connecticut, Amy graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo with a degree in print journalism, a minor in English and a love of the Beehive State. She lives in the suburbs with her husband and two children.

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A race has no comparison to battling cancer, but even so, running helped me gained a glimpse of what it means to be driven by something other than yourself.
In researching an old piece of my grandmother's homework, I discovered a few things about myself, her and a syndicated columnist from 1965.
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One short moment changed my perspective on my most famous childhood memory.
Family members may be spread far and wide, but searching cemetery records online can bring them closer.
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The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities that receive federal financial aid to publicly report statistics for sex offenses. The intention is to make college a safer place, but experts say more mu...
While colleges across America roil with complaints of Title IX violations, mishandling of campus rape cases and unwillingness to change, Southern Oregon University is turning into a bright spot in a fraught nat...
After doing some sleuthing on the Internet, I found an interesting story with my ancestor's name — but I learned that sometimes, even in newspapers, people are not always as they appear.