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A Donald Trump administration in the White House means it will be an opportunity for Republicans to be “playing offense,” according to Utah Gov. Gary Herbert. That translates to giving states more control in setting policy; attaching fewer strings to …

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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Multiple bullet holes speckle the side of a VW in the far end of the Walmart parking lot, where a woman was shot and killed on Sunday night, Dec. 4, 2016. The suspect was soon pursued to the nearby Cinemark where he died in a confrontation with police. Police: Man shoots ex-girlfriend in American Fork, then dies in confrontation with cops
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  • (Al Hartmann  |  Tribune file photo)   Salt Lake City Police made arrests and placed others in treatment as part of Operation Diversion among homeless people in the Rio Grande neighborhood this fall. Part of the county budget discussions is the funding of extended treatment programs for those involved. Salt Lake County budget up for public hearings, with focus on ‘Pay for Success’
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  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Jayson Orvis brings his adopted son to visit his birth mother, Kim Hawkins, at her Bountiful home, Wednesday, September 28, 2016. Hawkins was charged with first-degree murder in the death of her 13-month-old son, Billy Hawkins, despite her attorneys’ assertion that there was no evidence she killed the boy. After more than a year in jail awaiting trial, she pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and was released but still insists that she’s innocent. Saga of Billy’s mother: Utahn loses child to mysterious death and more than a year trying to prove she didn’t kill him
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  • President-elect Donald Trump smiles as he speaks during the first stop of his post-election tour, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) Election aftermath: Pollsters scratching heads over Trump victory miss
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  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Krista Corbett’s dog ’Stella’ seems defy gravity as she munches the ball thrown on the snow-covered field at Churchill Jr. High, Sunday, December 4, 2016. Utah forecast: Chance of rain and snow as week begins
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  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   The Mormon Tabernacle Choir sings during a break at the 185th Semiannual General Conference, Sunday, October 4, 2015. Kirby: So ‘feeling the spirit’ is a real thing — so what?
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  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. jokes with students as he helped deliver teaching materials to Melody Francis’ 4th grade classroom at Rose Park Elementary in association with Chevron’s 2014 Fuel Your School Program, Wednesday, september 3, 2014. Huntsman has been U.S. Ambassador to China and Utah’s Governor and is currently a Chevron Board of Directors Member. Teacher Melody Francis is at far left. AP: Jon Hunstman Jr. in late running for secretary of state
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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Elizabeth Ngaba, 60, left, escaped war, oppression and poverty in Central African Republic with her daughter Syntishe Ngaba, two other children and her paralyzed mother. Elizabeth, Syntishe and her daughter, Blessing had much to be thankful for at the sixth annual Women of the World celebration on Saturday at the Salt Lake County South Building. Women of the World is a Utah-based human-rights group that helps refugee women develop skills, self-reliance and integrate into the community. Utah refugee women celebrate reaching goals, and talk a little bit about Donald Trump
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