Chandra Johnson
Chandra Johnson is a Utah transplant who has covered the justice system, education, social services and politics. Originally from Montana, she graduated with a B.A. in journalism and history from the University of Montana in 2007. After six years in Taos, New Mexico, she relocated to Utah, where she eventually joined the team at The Deseret News as an enterprise reporter. She enjoys wide open spaces, gardening, good grammar, pottery and long walks in the library. Find her on Twitter @ChandraMJohnson. Email her at

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An article in The Atlantic asks why retailers don't promote for Ramadan, but the Muslim holiday is more present in mainstream culture than ever.
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A Swedish-based study has found a genetic link to the development of autism, causing many to question previous suspicions blaming childhood vaccinations and environmental factors.
Americans often consider their values when opening their wallets, whether it's buying green products or avoiding child labor. Now, website Faith-Driven Consumer lets Christians choose products based on a moral ...
The International Dota 2 tournament will be televised on ESPN3 for the first time ever, the network announced late Friday night, in a move that says e-sports are here to stay.
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