The coronavirus was a dominating storyline of 2020. Articles about the first community transmission of COVID-19 in Utah, church services being canceled and Queen Elizabeth possibly contracting the virus were among the top-read Deseret News stories this year.
Perhaps because of the pandemic, with more people hunkered down at home, articles featuring recipes were extremely popular this year — the most-read Deseret News story of 2020 was an explainer on how to make Disneyland’s Dole Whip. Close behind that was a recipe for Disney Parks’ churros.
During a divisive election cycle, people were also drawn to stories about cancel culture — specifically, the drama surrounding Chris Pratt not attending a fundraiser in support of Joe Biden and “Mandalorian” star Gina Carano citing voter fraud in the 2020 election.
As 2020 comes to a close, here’s a look at 20 of the biggest stories on Deseret.com.