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Missouri candidates are running in the dark

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Missouri’s Congressional candidates don't actually know what their district or voters will look like, because the General Assembly has failed to adopt a Congressional map. And there's just months left before the August primary. Plus, more than 80% of the western Great Plains is in a drought.

With Missouri's primary coming up in August, election officials are growing increasingly concerned that the legislature’s failure to adopt a congressional map could lead to major deadlines being missed. St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum reports on how the candidates are navigating the uncertainty.

Even with a few recent rains, much of the Great Plains — including much of Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma — are "abnormally dry." Wildfires have swept across the grasslands, and farmers are worried about how they’ll make it through the growing season. Harvest Public Media’s Elizabeth Rembert reports the region is getting desperate.

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