Saturday, May 28, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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SNL: Springfield Party for Socialism and Liberation organizes Memorial Day abortion rally

Missouri Independent: Missouri health agency appeals ruling requiring it to pay Planned Parenthood legal fees

Fox 2 St. Louis: Drivers line up for $2.12 a gallon gas in Missouri town, via Americans for Prosperity event

SNL: Evangelical leader David Barton appears at Vicky Hartzler event, urges Christian involvement in elections

KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: ‘Outraged.’ Vicky Hartzler’s pro-gun flyer lands in mailboxes right after two mass shootings

P-D’s Kurt Erickson: Vicky Hartzler’s pro-gun mailer arrives just days after Texas school massacre (get around stltoday paywall here)

Politico: Missouri’s Gregg Keller says a hypothetical Trump endorsement for Eric Greitens “would be a very bad decision for the Republican Party”

CDT: U.S. Senate candidate Eric Greitens agrees to mediation after receiving Sheena Greitens’ phone records

St. Louis Public Radio: Citing redistricting changes, Ben Samuels drops out of 2nd Congressional District race

Missouri Independent: Drawn out of district, Democrat drops out of suburban St. Louis congressional race

Missourinet: Missouri Department of Mental Health Director Valerie Huhn eager for budget help in hiring crisis

Columbia Missourian: MoDOT reveals massive transportation spending plan, focuses on maintenance

Columbia Missourian: Major projects in MoDOT’s proposed five-year road and bridge plan

JCNT: Bill awaiting governor’s signature may make addressing Capitol Avenue blight cheaper (get around News-Tribune paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske Tuesday show preview: St. Louis ER physician “furious” about Missouri gun control laws

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske weekly preview: Tuesday show to promote gun control and criticize Missouri lawmakers for “muzzling” pharmacists; Thursday show to feature St. Louis Public Radio personalities congratulating themselves for keeping station alive for 50 years

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske: Event promo: Missouri Historical Society’s racial “reckoning” tour helps Caucasoids “understand their own role in white flight”; Area man leads “Gay Liberation in the Gateway City” walking tour

JCNT: Annual report: White drivers stopped more often than Hispanics in Missouri (get around News-Tribune paywall here)

KOMU (Columbia): Attorney general’s office releases 2021 Vehicle Stops Report

P-D editorial: NGA plays crucial, albeit top-secret, role in major military successes (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star editorial: Why the shock at Vicky Hartzler’s AR-15 mailer? That’s standard 2022 Missouri GOP politics

KC Star editorial: Missouri doesn’t have to be No. 1 for cruel puppy mills. Here’s how to shut them down

Missouri Independent op-ed: Jeff Smith: Flash of GOP unity created a Missouri 2nd District even Harry Potter can’t turn blue

KC Star “Service Journalism Team’s” Natalie Wallington: Cases of COVID-19 are continuing to rise in the Kansas City area; time to mask up and get vaccinated

Flatland’s Vicky Diaz-Camacho, via KCUR: Missouri finds another way to let trans kids down – by not giving them an adequate ratio of students to school psychologists; Kansas City transgender advocate says she envisions herself as “Mrs. Doubtfire” from 1993 film

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