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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 chjohnson@deseretnews.com.

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Holiday movies used to portray families as a refuge from life's problems. These days, families in holiday movies are more of a scapegoat for dysfunction. Have the movies changed, or have we?
Pick a TV show, and it's likely one or more of the main characters have had affairs.
As Facebook develops a work-friendly version of the social media site, could it improve employee productivity, or further complicate the relationship between work and personal time?
"The Hunger Games" Katniss Everdeen is known to be a ground-breaking female character seldom found in YA fiction. But the books could also be preparing kids to inherit a world grappling with terrorism.
Newly released game "This War of Mine" shows what it means to survive in a war zone as a family rather than glorifying warfare.
Some people might think it's greed or consumerism, but a new study finds that stores, advertising, TV and movies gear up for the holidays earlier for a totally different reason.
Narcissistic. Lazy. Self-absorbed. These are many words most recently equated to millennials, but they were once used to describe generation X and baby boomers. But experts say negative perspectives of emerging...
Creators of hit radio show "This American Life" seem to have struck podcast gold with "Serial," a show that dissects true crime each week. But is it ethical to click and enjoy?
In a new study from the Pew Research Center, the majority of Americans have varied concerns about online security in light of government spying, online ads and social media.
Whether it's name-calling, threats or stalking, online harassment now affects 73 percent of Internet users, a new study has found.