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Over 20 cities in Utah are trying to build a nuclear power plant in eastern Idaho. The Carbon Free Power Project would replace the energy those towns will lose when coal plants shut down, but there’s a big financial risk that comes with investing in the $6 billion project.
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    Utah voters have the ability to weigh in on whether state and local judges should remain on the bench. The Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission (JPEC) evaluates the judges and justices up for retention. The group's executive director Jennifer Yim explains how voting for judges works.
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    Despite a rocky year, Salt Lake County is projecting a budget surplus for 2021. Mayor Jenny Wilson said that is largely because the county was able to deal swiftly with 2020’s many curveballs, which included five emergency declarations, an influx of new activity for some departments and a near-complete shut down for others.
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RadioWest talks with Mother Jones senior reporter Ari Berman about the history of voting rights and voter suppression in America. He is featured in the documentary All In: The Fight for Democracy, which follows a group of activists in their efforts to keep our voting polls safe and available.

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