Monday, May 9, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KMBC (Kansas City): Pro-choice activists rally at Country Club Plaza; signs include “Margret [sic] Sanger Over Coat Hanger”, Jesus as abortion advocate, more

KSHB (Kansas City): Pro-choice rally: Signs include “Pro-Neutering,” “F*ck You!”, “Roe Vs. Wade Is Only The Begining [sic]”

JCNT: Supporters of two state constitutional amendments turn in petition signatures (get around News-Tribune paywall here)

AP: Missouri ballot measures on marijuana, ranked voting submit signatures

Riverfront Times: Ranked-choice voting advocate Austin Brown opposes Better Elections Missouri plan; St. Louis Ranked Choice Voting organization “not going against it, but we don’t support it.”

St. Louis Public Radio: End of session preview

Missouri Independent: End of session preview

P-D: End of session preview (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: Size of health omnibus bill swells in session’s final days (get around News-Tribune paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: Departing Rep. Chuck Basye (R-Rocheport) is proud of his frank, sometimes confrontational style Democratic insiders pleading with Sen. Lauren Arthur (D-Kansas City) to challenge Mayor Quinton Lucas

AP: St. Louis City seeking to boost population with Afghan refugees

P-D editorial: With Roe on the ropes, it’s urgent that abortion pills be kept accessible (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D editorial: Bringing broadband to struggling communities is a societal responsibility (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Report suggests ways to spend federal money on technology in schools (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian’s Connor Giffin: A chasm in Missouri’s Republican Party has grown during this session, leaving Missourians caught in the middle; Sens. Moon, Eigel and Onder lead Conservative Caucus’ obstinacy

KCUR’s Gina Kaufmann: Farewell column: Parting shots on the racism of Kansas City Chiefs team name and the Tomahawk chop, “segregation,” LGBTQ meeting in 1966, other vital topics

KCUR’s Luke X. Martin: Asian leaders say their victimhood tales are downplayed in favor of narratives from African American and Latino communities

Missouri Independent op-ed: Taylor Hirth: You will have to pry abortion rights from my cold dead hands. Period. Exclamation point. Middle finger.

St. Louis Public Radio’s racism reporter Andrea Henderson: “Medical Students for Choice,” SSM OBGYN explain why black women will die if abortions are banned in Missouri

NPR’s Jaclyn Diaz, Koko Nakajima, Nick Underwood, via St. Louis Public Radio: Debunking pro-lifers’ top 7 lies about abortion

P-D letter: University City septuagenarian opposes Second Amendment Preservation Act, wants tighter gun laws (get around stltoday paywall here)

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