Thursday, June 16, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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P-D: Rep. Cori Bush defends ‘no’ vote on plan to boost Supreme Court security; comments from Steve Roberts’ campaign (get around stltoday paywall here)

SE Missourian: U.S. Rep. Jason Smith ‘will not support’ Senate gun control initiative (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

SNL: Liberal groups turn out “roughly 40” for anti-gun rally

KCUR: Suspect charged in shooting threat that led Kansas City school districts to cancel summer school; no word on if Treshawn M. Hardridge was a white supremacist

KC Star’s Jonathan Shorman and Sarah Ritter: Threats rattle KC schools, but Missouri won’t give districts money to bolster safety Hawley against military draft for women

KWOS (Jefferson City): The Morning Show with Austin Petersen and John Marsh: Eric Greitens on “false RINO attacks” against him (0:10), the economy and government spending (2:40), federal gun control proposal (5:40), why he is not attacking GOP opponents (7:30), school choice (8:30), regulation of cryptocurrencies (8:40), federal legalization of marijuana (9:10)

Marijuana Moment: Federal news: Crossing Paths PAC explains where Missouri’s GOP U.S. Senate candidates stand on marijuana

SNL: Planned Parenthood says New York Times took comments out of context, claims facility will still terminate unwanted babies through end of June

KCUR: Up to Date with guest host Brian Ellison: Kansas City group combats period poverty amid menstrual product shortage; donations help “menstruators,” “people” and “residents,” zero mentions of “women”

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske: Vicky Hartzler’s nephew, others complain about religious colleges; thoughts from Andrew Hartzler, “queer non-binary trans” with pronoun “Mx.”, “Religious Exemption Accountability Project” lawyer, zero (0) conservative guests

SNL: Pride Month event promos: Come watch drag queens, burlesque shows, “Eileen Understaalz,” etc.

Nielsen: Monthly St. Louis radio rankings: KMOX remains #11 overall; St. Louis Public Radio moves up three spots to #14; conservative 97.1FM Talk drops one spot to #16, with its livestream ranked #22; liberal public access station KDHX drops two spots to #18; new conservative station “The Patriot” 104.9FM remains at #19

P-D: St. Louis Public Radio cuts newsroom boss Shula Neuman, appoints Brian Heffernan as interim (get around stltoday paywall here)

This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update: Scott Faughn on Rep. Doug Richey (R-Excelsior Springs) running for Speaker in 2025 (1:10), soft-hand East Coast lawyers (4:00), how banging on public schools is like tight-rolling jeans (6:15), liberalism in charter schools (12:00)

The Missouri Times: Doug Richey makes bid for Speaker of the House

JCNT: Governor hosts crew from USS Jefferson City (get around Jefferson City News-Tribune paywall here)

JCNT: Missouri Capitol hosts Girls State attendees (get around Jefferson City News-Tribune paywall here)

P-D: This COVID wave is worse than we know. But the peak may be here. (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: St. Louis teachers sue over school district vaccine mandate (get around stltoday paywall here)

Washington Missourian endorsement: Dave Schatz for U.S. Senate (get around Washington Missourian paywall here)

KC Star op-ed: Joel Mathis: Josh Hawley and other Jan. 6 objectors are gullible — or just liars

St. Louis Public Radio’s Sarah Kellogg: Huge bill adds extra steps for voters and those who run Missouri elections

Washington Missourian letter: Pacific octogenarian, who lost 2014 state rep race in 37-point nailbiter, says Ann Wagner loves guns more than children (get around Washington Missourian paywall here)

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