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Photo of Gary Herbert wearing a mask
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Following weeks of high rates of COVID-19 cases in Utah, Gov. Gary Herbert announced Wednesday he will not be making a statewide mandate on mask wearing. He did say he would be signing an executive order requiring face coverings in all state facilities, including institutions of higher education and state run liquor stores. 

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Salt Lake County Councilwoman Jenny Wilson will lead Utah’s most populous county as its first female Democratic mayor after she won a special election Saturday to replace now-Congressman Ben McAdams.

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Updated 12/3/18 


Democrat Shireen Ghorbani announced on Saturday she’ll be running for Salt Lake County mayor, joining Jenny Wilson among candidates interested in completing the term of Congressman-elect Ben McAdams.

In a statement, Ghorbani said she had informed members of the Salt Lake County Democratic Party’s central committee of her decision before announcing publicly.

Romney Wilson Side By Side Photo
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During their only meeting before the Nov. 6 election, Senate candidates Mitt Romney and Jenny Wilson kept the debate civil – even friendly at times – as they recalled working together during the 2002 Winter Olympics, though Wilson got in a few jabs against what she called Romney’s inconsistent record on several issues.

Romney Wilson Side By Side Photo
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Republican Mitt Romney and Democrat Jenny Wilson will square off at Southern Utah University in their first debate of the 2018 Midterm Elections. Live broadcast will begin at 6:01 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9.

Mitt Romney looks at wildfire maps.
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Elected officials and wildfire experts will meet Thursday afternoon in Salt Lake City to discuss how to prevent catastrophic wildfires from springing up in Utah and across the west.

Jenny Wilson speaks in studio behind a microphone.
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Democrat Jenny Wilson faces perhaps the highest hurdle of anyone running for office in Utah this year: she wants to defeat Republican Mitt Romney and flip Utah’s open Senate seat.

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Democratic frontrunners Ben McAdams and Jenny Wilson clinched the party nomination in their respective congressional races.

Wilson For Senate

Salt Lake County Council member Jenny Wilson announced Monday she’ll be challenging seven-term Republican Orrin Hatch for U.S. Senate in 2018.