Tag: Deseret

Why Utah’s 2020 election won’t be as scary as the rest of the year

Caitlin Mullen organizes primary ballots at the Salt Lake County Government Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, July 2, 2020. | Laura Seitz, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — And so it begins — the election season we hope isn’t typical of 2020. Traditional wisdom, made famous by...

Sen. Mike Lee rants, asks few questions in Amy Coney Barrett confirmation hearing

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett speaks during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. | Shawn Thew, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — Sen. Mike Lee condemned Democrats entertaining the idea of increasing the size of the U.S....

Health care, racism divide Rep. Ben McAdams, Burgess Owens in only debate

Rep. Ben McAdams, D-Utah, and Burgess Owens bump elbows after participating in the 4th Congressional District debate at the Triad Center in Salt Lake City on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. | Kristin Murphy, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — In their only debate before the November election, Democratic Rep....

Ballots will begin hitting Utah mailboxes this week. Clerks urge voters not to wait

Demitri Doyle organizes primary ballots at the Salt Lake County Government Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, July 2, 2020. | Laura Seitz, Deseret News Surge of new voter registrations indicate record-breaking turnout for 2020 election SALT LAKE CITY — Ballots will finally be hitting Utahns’ mailboxes this...

Utah reports 988 new COVID-19 cases, 5 more deaths Monday

Nurses Polly Crookston and Daniel Salas Jimenez work at a new COVID-19 testing site in the parking lot of Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. The testing site is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m....

What Sen. Mike Lee told Amy Coney Barrett in Supreme Court confirmation hearing

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, speaks during a confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. | Susan Walsh, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — Sen. Mike Lee lamented what he sees as attempts to...