Friday, March 18, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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Scott Faughn: TWMP Column: Cora Faith Walker 1984-2022

KC Star: Hawley’s critique of Biden SCOTUS pick earns rebuke from White House press secretary Jen Psaki

Washington Missourian: Gov. Parson to headline fundraiser for U.S. Senate hopeful Dave Schatz (hop over the Missourian’s paywall here)

SE Missourian: Local gun store struggles to stock inventory; Store owner credits “social unrest,” COVID hysteria and stimulus checks

KC Star: Missouri men get probation in Capitol riot

Missouri Independent’s Jason Hancock: Halftime report: Preview of second half of legislative session from “Sen. Caleb Roweden [sic],” others

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Rep. Ed Lewis (R-Moberly): Sen. Cindy O’Laughlin (RShelbina) is “the voice of reason” to bring Senate GOP factions together

Missourinet: Bill from Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer (R-Parkville) would eliminate state income tax for law enforcement officers

St. Louis Public Radio:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske: Sentenced to 15 years for weed, a Missouri mom finally comes home; Rep. Cheri Toalson-Reisch (R-Hallsville) on parole legislation

Missourinet: Missouri Department of Corrections teams with LaunchCode to offer computer programming for prisoners

Missourinet: Mizzou study says university generates $5 billion for state economy

SNL: Schmitt sues Missouri School Boards’ Association, says group was hiding records

KCUR: As demand fades, Missouri is ending program to provide at-home COVID-19 tests

Columbia Missourian: As demand sharply declines, Missouri ending at-home COVID testing kit program

Columbia Missourian: Two years after Boone County’s first COVID death, residents are ready to move on, but can they?

Columbia Missourian: For Missourians with long COVID, putting pandemic in rearview mirror not an option

The Missouri Times: Combest, 2/22/22: “By mid-May, journalists will be finding solace in new angles extending COVID victimhood. With a little luck and a lot of pharma/advocacy group funding, ‘long COVID’ will be part of every permavictim’s vocabulary.”

P-D editorial: Hawley goes for the jugular against the first black woman Supreme Court nominee (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

P-D editorial: Eric Schmitt is supposed to represent Missourians, not right-wing propagandists like One America News (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

Missouri Independent’s Phill Brooks: Ukraine’s example for Missouri lawmakers

National Review’s Dan McLaughlin: Trafalgar’s ugly poll for Eric Greitens

KC Star op-ed: I grew up in the same city as Blaine Luetkemeyer. Missouri doesn’t need his propaganda on Ukraine

P-D op-ed: Virginia liberal says “extreme” pro-life bill from Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman (R-Arnold) is fascist (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

P-D letter: St. Louis City man says Cori Bush was correct to vote against Russia sanctions (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

P-D letter: University City man notes that Cori Bush and other ‘Squad’ members self-identify as Democratic Socialists of America (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

P-D letter: Richmond Heights sexagenarian opposes ectopic pregnancy bill (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

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