Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KC Star: Q1 campaign finance reports: U.S. Senate; 4th Congressional District GOP primary; Sam Graves and Emanuel Cleaver

P-D: Lacy Clay endorses Steve Roberts in 1st Congressional District Democratic primary; Former congressman on angry anti-Roberts crusaders: “I don’t know what rock these people crawled out from under, but they need to go back” (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

P-D: Video: Lacy Clay says anti-Roberts crusaders using Cora Faith Walker’s name are “callous” and “disrespectful” to Walker’s family

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske: Tuesday show to promote Earth Day festival; sustainability award handed to Sierra Club woman leading fight against racist air pollution

Columbia Missourian: Democrat state rep candidate Adrian Plank speaks to Muleskinners

JCNT: Lawmakers rush as the clock keeps ticking (hop over News-Tribune paywall here)

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Rep. Tim Taylor (R-Bunceton) on Rock Island Trail funding

SNL: Leave young wildlife alone. The parents ‘will usually return,’ Missouri Department of Conservation says about baby animals

KC Star “Service Journalism Team”: COVID numbers are slightly up around KC. Here’s what experts say about a new surge

P-D editorial: Bringing broadband to struggling rural communities is a societal responsibility (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: Analysis: Running God’s way: Vicky Hartzler’s thinks ‘conservative biblical values’ will win a Senate seat

KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: Here are five bills Vicky Hartzler has proposed that are based on religion

KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: Here’s Missouri U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler’s stance on LGBTQ issues

KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: Vicky Hartzler hired Josh Hawley’s consultants. Will it help her become Missouri’s next senator?

P-D’s Kevin McDermott: Missourians support Democratic policies – but just can’t bring themselves to vote for an actual Democrat (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

SNL letters: Springfield septuagenarian defends critical race theory and transgender education in Missouri schools; Springfield octogenarian says “insurrectionist” Josh Hawley not worthy of presidency; Democrat attorney Andy Dalton says Blunt’s vote against Biden’s SCOTUS pick was good for “Blunt Inc.” lobbying operation

P-D letter: National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)’s Dan Viets: Lawmakers can increase marijuana business licenses (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

P-D letter: Jackson woman says Missouri should audit pandemic relief spending (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

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