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A view of Grand Canyon from Tiyo Point taken in 2003. People opposed to designating the area around the park a national monument are holding their breath until President-elect Donald Trump’s Jan. 20 inauguration.

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Column: Obama can still declare Grand Canyon a national monument before Jan. 20

Much like a losing football team looking to toss a Hail Mary pass in the final seconds, outgoing administrations turn to midnight regulations and executive actions in the brief time they have left in power.