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Kimberly Fox rolled her wheelchair through the hallways of the Road Home shelter in Salt Lake City last month, reflecting on the events of the past decade that left her homeless and alone. She used to be a photographer at …

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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Crowds of people that couldn’t fit inside, try to listen from outside the doors, of the Mexican Consulate, during a ’Know Your Rights’ information session from representatives from the consulate and immigration lawyers, Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Advice for Utah Latinos: Know your rights
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  • (Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)    From left to right; Madeline Norton Garland from Delta High, Anna King from Woods Cross, Jamie James - Teacher of the Year from Bingham High, and Easton Parkhurst of Mountain View High, move to enter the Utah Senate floor where they were to be recognized for their winning artwork from the Springville Museum of Art’s Annual Utah All-State High School Art Show / Competition, Wednesday, February 22, 2017. There were 989 pieces entered in the competition, 345 accepted, and 59 award winners. Photos from the Legislature on Wednesday, Feb. 22
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   FBI Special Agent Jon Isakson testifies on day 10 of John Swallow public-corruption trial in Salt Lake City, as segments of a recorded deposition with Swallow are played in court on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Agent grilled about why feds backed away from charging Swallow, Shurtleff
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    Photo courtesy BYU-Hawaii  The Seasiders play basketball at BYU-Hawaii in 2012. Game over — BYU-Hawaii plays its final basketball games; remaining sports soon will follow
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  • (Al Hartmann  |  Tribune file photo)   Salt Lake City Police check identifications and make arrests as part of Operation Diversion -- a joint county-city effort this fall aimed at locking up drug dealers and diverting addicts into treatment. Bill would increase penalties for drug crimes near homeless shelters — against the intent of the JRI, some say
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  • Courtesy | Draper City Police Department Draper police are searching for a man who robbed the America First Credit Union at 13866 S. Bangerter Parkway on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2016. FBI arrests ‘Barrel Chested Bandit,’ suspected of 11 bank heists, including one in Utah
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  • Salt Lake City fire department provides families with kits to reverse opioid overdoses
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  • After long controversy, UTA adopts new committee structure
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  • (Steve Griffin  |  Tribune file photo)    The Utah Transit Authority board in a meeting in 2014. Brokered deal allows ‘reformer’ to join UTA despite nepotism concerns
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  • (Tribune file photo)   A frosted glass curtain hides a portion of the bar at Brio Tuscan Grille at Fashion Place Mall. Gehrke: What’s bogging down Utah’s liquor law overhaul? Too many cocktail chefs behind the Zion Curtain
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  Tribune file photo)   Sen. Allen Christensen, R-North Ogden. Utah Senate keeps abortion language out of telemedicine bill in first vote
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  • Utah businessman pleads guilty in connection with Ponzi scheme
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  • |  Courtesy  Amy Wilson Friends, strangers donate thousands to help woman and her newborn injured in Utah crash
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  • (Rick Egan  |  Tribune file photo)    Wild horses in the Onaqui wild horse herd, about 60 miles southwest of Tooele near Simpson Springs, Thursday June 5, 2014. Utah lawmakers set out to wrangle wild horses from BLM’s control – and earmark them for slaughter
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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  Tribune file photo)   A poll conducted in February and March shows that Utahns are divided over marijuana, shown here in October 2014 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Utah Senate gives early nod to medical marijuana research bill
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