Thursday, May 12, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KC Star: Blunt, Hawley vote against Dems’ abortion bill

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri’s waylaid congressional redistricting saga hits another roadblock

P-D: Congressional map debate in limbo in Missouri Senate (get around stltoday paywall here)

AP: Jay Ashcroft: Redistricting risks election errors; thoughts from Missouri Association of County Clerks & Election Authorities President Shane Schoeller

The Missouri Times: Senate Hour by Hour for Wednesday, May 11

P-D: Top Senate leader again rebuffed over effort to ban illegal slot machines in Missouri (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Senate Democrats play charades to delay action on GOP ballot measure (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: Senate waylays initiative petition changes

Missouri Independent: Republicans’ push to make it harder for citizens to amend the constitution runs into fierce resistance from Democrats

Missouri Independent: Fate of Missouri needle exchange bill in doubt as Senate GOP infighting blocks passage

P-D: Maternal health, needle exchange derailed amid GOP infighting in Missouri Senate (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Teacher pay raise still not enough, some education groups say; Missouri State Teachers Association wants “increased investments by local and state stakeholders

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske: Boys have no biological advantage when competing in girls’ sports; activist says GOP state legislators keeping making her husband cry, and have made her lose sleep and bite her nails

KCUR: Kansas City LGBTQ organization’s sudden closure comes as a surprise; separate group decries “needlessly competitive” environment

P-D: Missouri investigating about 10 cases of mysterious hepatitis in children (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: Man arrested at Missouri Capitol after bringing gun ‘to show’ Gov. Parson, police say

P-D: GOP Rep. Tricia Derges rejects plea offers, heads to trial next month in federal fraud case (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Ethics panel dismisses complaint from Rep. Wiley Price (D-St. Louis City)

Columbia Missourian: The Columbia Daily Tribune slashes print delivery

CDT: Tribune to slash print publication, deliver newspaper three days a week; Rationalizations from Gannett state editor Amos Bridges

SNL’s Editor-in-Chief Amos Bridges, 3/11/22: We’re quitting the Saturday print edition, and only printing opinion pieces two days a week; also, we’re giving away more stories for free

KC Star editorial: Vicky Hartzler and Billy Long voted no on Ukraine aid as they angle for Trump’s nod

St. Joseph News-Press editorial: Legislature should approve use of fentanyl strips (get around NewsPress paywall here)

P-D editorial: Missouri’s gun laws are the reason blacks keep killing each other – and pro-life laws will kill even more (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: As mostly peaceful abortion protests spread, Josh Hawley tries to equate them with the violent Jan. 6 insurrection

The Missouri Times op-ed: James Turner III: Growing up in the People’s House: Lessons learned from Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Scott Faughn and several state representatives

KC Star op-ed: KU masters of public health grad: Needle exchanges don’t boost drug use. They can help fight Missouri’s addiction crisis

KC Star letters: Oakwood sexagenarian says Dems lost Missouri because they abandoned working people; Independence septuagenarian annoyed by sports betting debate

P-D letter: Man who chooses to live in debt-ridden Illinois mocks Missouri for “economically unsound” policies, attempts “Show-Me State” punchline (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Eagle Forum Chairman Anne Schlafly Cori: Chromosomes determine sex, not gender surgery (get around stltoday paywall here)

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