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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A New York Times article detailing the life of slain Ferguson, Missouri, teen Michael Brown said the teen was "no angel," and has shifted the conversation about Brown's death.
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In light of the videotaped beheading of photojournalist James Foley this week, Twitter has shut down accounts that depict Foley's death, while some news outlets publish links and photos. Which is the right resp...
He made millions laugh and cry with performances like that in "Dead Poets Society." Now that Robin Williams is dead after an apparent suicide, what can society take from it?
Facebook shocked the world this week by doing the most obvious thing ever: Labeling satire as satire.
"The Honorable Woman," a miniseries on BBC and the Sundance Channel, is set in the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, just as tensions erupt in the Holy Land.