Saturday, April 23, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KCUR: After years of chatter, Kansas City will finally build a park over a stretch of I-670 downtown; Mayor Quinton Lucas: ““I think we just name it Roy Blunt Park already”

KC Star: Kansas City leaders say they’re ready to build a park over the downtown interstate loop

P-D: Regional EPA leaders visit West Lake Landfill Superfund site, release map of radioactive contamination (avoid stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Video: EPA officials meet with locals over concerns about West Lake Landfill

The Missouri Times: Missouri Fraternal Order of Police backs Eric Schmitt for U.S. Senate

KC Star: After silent 911 call from Eric Greitens’ home, he said children played with phone Bryan Lowry returns to Kansas City Star as politics editor

Spectrum News (Charter Communications, St. Louis): Missouri courts about to get more involved in congressional redistricting process

St. Joseph News-Press: House bill could tighten unemployment handouts (avoid St. Joseph News-Press paywall here)

Missourinet: Missouri is one of two states without distracted driving laws for all drivers

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Medical marijuana growth and processing facility coming to Marceline

P-D: Gov. Parson fills vacancy on circuit court in St. Louis

KC Star: COVID cases rising but not spiking in Kansas City

St. Joseph News-Press editorial: GOP proposal is not a “Medicaid do-over” – it’s a software patch to fix a serious funding problem (avoid St. Joseph News-Press paywall here)

The Missouri Times op-ed: Jay Van Luven: We need Sen. Blunt’s bipartisanship on Electoral Count Act (ECA)

P-D op-ed: St. Louis City woman: Federal regulations could help keep more charter schools out of Missouri (avoid stltoday paywall here)

Report for America’s Cami Koons: Missouri landowners fear ‘scarred’ landscape from Grain Belt Express

P-D letter: Webster Groves septuagenarian supports critical race theory in Missouri schools (avoid stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Webster Groves octogenarian says Missouri Republicans are “deaf and blind” about Medicaid expansion, attempts punchline involving “hearing aids and eyeglasses” (avoid stltoday paywall here)

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