Tuesday, March 22, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times: Greitens ‘belongs in handcuffs, not the Senate’: Hawley, other Republicans call on Greitens to drop out of U.S. Senate race

AP: Ex-wife accuses Greitens of abuse as part of custody battle

AP: Greitens faces calls to end U.S. Senate bid

SNL: New allegations against Greitens draw fresh criticism from Republicans, calls to drop out

P-D: Greitens urged to exit U.S. Senate race in wake of new abuse allegations (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

KC Star: Eric Greitens, accused of striking child and threatening ex-wife, pressured to drop out

KC Star: Candidates call on Greitens to drop out of U.S. Senate race after new allegations emerge

KCUR: Eric Greitens accused by ex-wife of physically abusing his family, ‘unstable and coercive’ behavior

Missourinet: Greitens’ campaign responds to former wife’s abuse lawsuit

Dave Drebes, via St. Louis Business Journal: A Steve Roberts challenge to Cori Bush may prove irresistible — plus 3 other situations to watch as candidate filing closes

P-D: Top St. Louis public safety officer says ‘no foul play’ in Cora Walker’s death (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

P-D: Video: St. Louis public safety director gives update on death of Cora Faith Walker (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

Fox 2 (St. Louis): Campaign profile: Better Elections Missouri promo piece: Comments from spokesman Scott Charton

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch (R-Hallsville) on Legislature’s time crunch

Columbia Missourian: Senate returns from spring break with a flurry of activity

JCNT: Rural business investment program moving through Missouri General Assembly (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

JCNT: Acting DHSS director testifies before Missouri House health panel (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

JCNT: Bill would allow use of some hallucinogens for PTSD treatment (hop over News-Tribune paywall here)

P-D: ‘Interesting times’ at Missouri Capitol, as lawmakers consider bill to legalize certain psychedelic drugs (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: Proposed bill would provide restitution for exoneration

SE Missourians B Magazine: Charging forward: The latest on electric vehicles in Southeast Missouri

St. Louis Public Radio:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske:  As West Lake Landfill cleanup gets delayed, Just Moms STL hero Dawn Chapman wants answers

KC Star editorial: Josh Hawley’s ‘smear’ against Ketanji Brown Jackson is Missouri senator’s hallmark

P-D editorial: Sexual assault victims are victimized again by Missouri’s legislative zealots, the “Missouri Senate’s Crazy Caucus” (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

KC Star’s Melinda Henneberger: Credentials are no protection against intimidation and abuse. Just ask Sheena Greitens

Columbia Missourian op-ed: “Certified Diversity FaciliTrainer” defends critical race theory in Missouri schools

KC Star “Service Journalism Team’s” Natalie Wallington: How to complain to the Missouri Public Service Commission about Spire’s rate hike

P-D letter: St. Louis City woman offended by columnist Antonio French calling Cora Faith Walker “beautiful” (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

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