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Missouri Voter ID Rules Rankle Some, And A Bucket List Road Trip Across America

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Next week's primary elections will be the first under a new set of voter ID rules in the state of Missouri. While Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft says the regulations will help thwart fraud, some civil rights groups worry about voter suppression and have sued the state in response. Today, we speak with the secretary of state and with the co-president of the League of Women Voters of Missouri to hear both sides of the controversy. Then, we take a nationwide tour of bucket list-worthy activities and destinations, with several stops right here in Kansas and Missouri.

For more information about the new voter identification requirements, visit the Missouri secretary of state's website, ShowIt2Vote.com, or call (866) 868-3245. Contact the League of Women Voters of Kansas City at (816) 464-1800.

Bill Clevlen will share his list of ‘100 Things To Do in America Before You Die’ at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 2. For registration and more information, visit KCLibrary.org.

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