May 19, 2019 2:34 pm MDT2 killed in helicopter crash identified as Uintah County couple The Utah County Sheriff's Office on Sunday released the identities of a couple killed Friday in a helicopter crash in the mountains north of Alpine. The pilot, Anthony Pena, 32, and his wife, Megan Michelle Hawk Penna, also 32, died on impact.
Amy Joi O'Donoghue
Amy Joi O'Donoghue is the environmental reporter the Deseret News, specializing in coverage of issues that affect land, air, water and energy development. She has worked here since 1998 and has been an assistant city editor and reported on the governor’s office, health and human services and criminal justice issues. In Ogden, she worked at the Standard-Examiner for 15 years as a reporter and editor. A native of Ogden, Amy Joi started writing while still in grade school and went on to attend Weber State University as an honors student in political science and communications. She has won multiple awards over her career and would like to go onto graduate school.
May 19, 2019 1:31 pm MDTAlabama abortion law too extreme, Utah Sen. Mitt Romney says Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, sat down with CNN's Jake Tapper on Sunday morning to discuss a wide variety of issues, including the Mueller report, the trade war with China, abortion laws and increasing tensions with Iran.
May 18, 2019 5:15 pm MDTNew transportation committee eying Wasatch canyons issues A new transportation committee is examining a broad range of issues related to the Wasatch Canyons and wants to plow through the numerous studies that have been done over the years looking at traffic congestion, watershed protection and recreation.
May 16, 2019 5:21 pm MDTUtahns urged to take 'SparkChange' pledge to prevent wildfires More than half of Utah's wildfires in last year's record breaking season were human caused. Area land management agencies are trying to educate the public by launching the SparkChange campaign with a chance to win a $250 gift card by signing up.
May 15, 2019 5:23 pm MDTStaving off flooding: A good year so far for Utah water management Wayne Pullan described Wednesday the magical dance that takes place in water management in a good water year like this year. You can't release too much water too soon and you have to balance flooding against storage.
May 14, 2019 7:11 am MDTHere are the reasons Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox says he's running for governor in 2020 Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox formally announced his candidacy for the governor's race in 2020 on Tuesday via Twitter and email, setting off a flurry of congratulatory tweets in response to the popular Fairview native's entry into the race.
May 13, 2019 2:18 pm MDTThieves breach, loot Utah's Danger Cave One of North America's most significant archaeological sites — Danger Cave in Utah — was breached and looted by thieves who took educational artifacts, lighting and safety equipment. The state parks division is asking for the public's help.
May 13, 2019 1:32 pm MDTNew study sheds more light on wintertime pollution New findings from a unique and local study revealed additional insight into fighting pollution in Utah and elsewhere in the West where regions struggle with the accumulation of fine particulate matter, or PM2.5, which is unhealthy for people.
May 10, 2019 6:52 am MDTCheers greet trains as thousands gather to mark 150th anniversary of transcontinental railroad Cheers went up and the crowd whistled loudly as Jupiter and No. 119 met early Friday at Promontory Summit to kick off the 150th anniversary of the wedding of the rails back on May 10, 1869.
May 9, 2019 9:00 pm MDTTrio of commemorative golden spike stamps to be unveiled Friday During a special ceremony Friday, a trio of forever stamps commemorating the completion of the transcontinental railroad will be unveiled at Promontory. A giant replica of the stamps will be unveiled in front of the Jupiter and No. 119 locomotives.