Wednesday, March 16, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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JCNT: U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler to host ceremony honoring Vietnam veterans’ service Hawley fighting Politico over Capitol riot fist pump photo

P-D: Beneficiary of St. Louis carpenters union’s millions faced previous financial trouble (hop the Post-Dispatch paywall here)

JCNT: Missouri Senate map further aligns Capital City, lake

KWOS (Jefferson City):  The KWOS Morning Show with Austin Petersen and John Marsh: Rep. Tony Lovasco (R-O’Fallon) on what the ectopic pregnancy bill does and does not do (0:30); why he voted for initiative petition changes (3:15); thoughts on “Bentley’s Law” (6:00); spending on Capitol renovation (8:30); MoDOT’s sleight-of-hand (9:15); likelihood of gas tax repeal and other alternatives for relief (10:30)

KSGF (Springfield): Nick Reed Show: Rep. Curtis Trent (R-Springfield) on Missouri Senate maps (2:45); prison nursery legislation (4:15); likelihood of gas tax repeal (13:00); media bias (15:00)

Columbia Missourian: Schmitt files suit against school boards’ association, alleging Sunshine Law violations; Comments from MSBA’s Melissa Randol

Missourinet: Schmitt sues Missouri School Boards’ Association for records

P-D: Missouri’s top lawyer sues statewide school group over records (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Planned charter school in St. Louis County renews debate over public school funding

KC Star: Missouri child welfare ‘crisis’ puts children’s lives at risk, workers say

KC Star: Two workers on why they left Missouri child welfare agency

KC Star: Why some work in child welfare. And why they are quitting

KC Star: Missouri child abuse investigators sounded the alarm early about a statewide staffing crisis

KC Star: Want to foster a child in Missouri? Here’s what you need to know

KCUR: Appeals court rules Missouri social workers aren’t liable in case of 7-year-old killed and fed to pigs

Joplin Globe editorial: State Senate map is reasonable

Missouri Independent’s Terry Ganey: Danforth, McCaskill plea for civility in politics

Midwest Newsroom’s Kavahn Mansouri, via KCUR: A Missouri radio station still broadcasts Kremlin propaganda, even as Russia invades Ukraine

P-D’s Antonio French: Cora Faith Walker’s mysterious death leads to threats and insults from the mayor’s father (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

NPR’s Vanessa Romo, via KCUR: Missouri, other states are attempting to limit abortion and gender-affirming treatments outside their borders

KC Star’s Melinda Henneberger: No, Missouri ban on ending dangerous ectopic pregnancies was not ‘misrepresented’

The Missouri Times op-ed: Rep. Alex Riley (R-Springfield): Updating Missouri’s statute of limitations is in the best interests of expediting justice

Missouri Independent op-ed: Former Missouri Ethics Commission Executive Director Julie Allen: Photo ID requirement an unnecessary obstacle for voters

KC Star op-ed: Former Northwest Missouri University President Dean Hubbard: Missouri and Kansas colleges and universities have seen the future — and it’s smaller

Kaiser Health News’ Bram Sable-Smith: Missouri tried to fix its doctor shortage. Now the fix may need fixing (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

KC Star letters: Kansas City octogenarian wants Missouri to opt out of daylight savings time; Kansas City sexagenarian complains about GOP state legislators and ectopic pregnancy bill

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