Sunday, May 29, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KC Star: Lake of the Ozarks feature: Explosive growth, rising crime and last year’s shooting of “aspiring hip-hop artist” Vonza Watson; criminal element bringing in drugs; national attention as oasis from COVID Karenism; thoughts from former state Rep. Rocky Miller (R-Lake Ozark) and others; anticipated effects of new Indian casino; more

JCNT: Missouri in store for sweeping election changes; Rep. Rudy Veit (R-Wardsville) disagrees with ending presidential primaries (get around News-Tribune paywall here)

Brownfield Ag News: Missouri Ag Director Chris Chinn returns from trade mission to Mexico, says more discussions needed to keep products moving

JCNT: Missouri Hospital Association says ‘profound’ hospital workforce crisis looms (get around News-Tribune paywall here)

KC Star editorial: Democrats’ ideas are what the people want. So why do they play defense in Jeff City? Kansas City Star mistakenly trusts Claire McCaskill to reignite Missouri Democrats – never mind that she lost to some guy that looks like Alex P. Keaton’s understudy

Washington Missourian editorial: Missouri marijuana industry insiders derailed Defiance Republican Ron Hicks’ legislation (get around Washington Missourian paywall here)

P-D’s Kevin McDermott: Missouri sees a Texas level of carnage every week. It’s a choice we’ve made by electing Republicans. (get around stltoday paywall here)

Flatland’s Saurav Rahman, via KCUR: Lending Tree promotional study says new Missouri businesses’ failure rate above national average; Mexican man succeeds, but Filipino woman blames restaurant failure on “funding, bureaucracy, discrimination”

Washington Missourian letter: Area couple considers anti-Catholic photo from abortion rally “very distasteful” (get around Washington Missourian paywall here)

SNL letter: Springfield octogenarian outlines her grievances with GOP state lawmakers over abortion and guns

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