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Kansas City voters to decide if King Boulevard will stay

 

October 27, 2019



KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City, Missouri, voters will decide if a lengthy and historic street named in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. should keep that name or revert to its old one.

Until January, the nearly 10-mile-long, street through the city's predominantly black east side was known as The Paseo. The City Council voted to rename it Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, but many in the community want the old name back. The Kansas City Star reports that a petition drive successfully put the issue on the Nov. 5 ballot.

A group called Save The Paseo says it wants to honor K...



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