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There is less than a month left until Missourians go to the polls to vote in the midterm elections, but only those who register can vote. Several groups in Columbia are pushing to get voters registered before the deadline.

Missouri voter registration ends Wednesday, October 10th by 5pm. Residents must submit a completed voter registration application in person or by mail to their local election authorities, or online at the Missouri Secretary of State’s website to vote on November 6th.

The 12th annual Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival featured students from Grant Elementary School.

As a part of the Roots N Blues Foundation, artists from all over the country spend the week in Columbia with students, teaching some history of blues music, writing songs and ending the week here in Flat Branch Park, showing their community what they’ve learned.

KBIA’s Molly Dove had VIP Access with the Grant Elementary Blues Corp to see “what’s going on.”

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Two Missouri healthcare groups called on US Senate Candidate Josh Hawley to drop his lawsuit striking down parts of the Affordable Care Act in order to protect people with pre-existing conditions.

On Monday afternoon, members from Protect Our Care Missouri and Planned Parenthood Advocates of Missouri drove in a flatbed truck covered in signage to a Columbia gym. They said it will help bring awareness to the lawsuit and get more people asking questions.

In February, Hawley filed a lawsuit that would seek to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act.

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