Kansas City, Missouri (finally) gets a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard


One of Kansas City, Missouri’s major thoroughfares will undergo a significant name change from Paseo Boulevard to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

The change, which was one of several options, is more than a year in the making, and Thursday afternoon’s final vote split the city council 8-4. It also could take months for switch to happen, according to city officials.

Councilwoman Alissia Canady voted against the change not because she disagreed with the new name, but because she believed her colleagues didn’t make the effort to get input from any of her constituents or from the majority of people who live on the boulevard. Check out the full story.

By Michelle Tyrene Johnson, KCUR

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