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Former Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. is finally getting a confirmation hearing for the position of U.S. ambassador to Russia. 

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Sen. Orrin Hatch says he does plan on running for an eighth term in the U.S. Senate in 2018, following months of speculation.

Hatch made his comments to CNN on Thursday, though his office later said his decision is not yet final. 

Gov. Gary Herbert, a longtime friend of Hatch’s, praised the 82-year-old senator, saying he has served Utah well for more than 40 years.

Salt Lake Tribune Sold To Huntsman Family

Apr 20, 2016
Brian Grimmett

Digital First Media has sold the Salt Lake Tribune to Paul Huntsman, son of billionaire businessman Jon Huntsman Sr.

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Vice President Joe Biden visited the Huntsman Cancer Institute Friday to talk about Utah’s role in the national “moonshot” initiative to eliminate cancer as we know it.

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Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman Jr. was in Utah on Wednesday. He spoke about the presidential race and Utah’s economy.

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The Huntsman Cancer Institute will be getting some major donations from Jon Huntsman Senior’s college fraternity, Sigma Chi International.

Whittney Evans

Jon Huntsman Sr. Spoke today for the first time about his new autobiography, Barefoot to Billionaire, Reflections on a Life’s Work and a Promise to Cure Cancer.

Speaking to reporters at the Deseret Book headquarters in downtown Salt Lake City, Huntsman described his life as a series of lucky breaks and tragedies.

The billionaire’s book recounts how he built a manufacturing empire from a modest upbringing in rural Idaho and dedicated much of his wealth to charity.

Whittney Evans

Jon Huntsman Junior was at Rose Park Elementary school in Salt Lake City Wednesday. He was there highlighting Chevron’s Fuel Your School Program, but the former Utah Governor also took the time to chat with reporters about his political ambitions for the future.

The 2012 presidential candidate spoke to students about the importance of science and technology in the global marketplace.  

Huntsman Cancer Institute

The Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah is about to double its research space. On Friday, philanthropist and cancer survivor Jon Huntsman Senior announced plans for a new research building on campus focused on children and the genetics of cancer.

Jon Huntsman Senior watched his mother die of breast cancer, his father of prostate cancer, and his step-mother of ovarian cancer. Huntsman himself has fought four separate battles with cancer. His goal is to find a cure before his children and grandchildren have to go through the same thing. 

Jon Huntsman Appears in Salt Lake City

Sep 28, 2012
Andrea Smardon

Former Utah Governor and US Ambassador to China Jon Hunstman was back in Salt Lake City Thursday after a failed run for president.  He was the keynote speaker at the Economic Development Corporation of Utah’s 25 Anniversary celebration. 

Huntsman kept his comments focused on the path towards successful economic development in Utah and around the country.  But when the floor was opened for questions, Huntsman was asked – what is the single biggest issue in the election now?   He replied, money in politics.