Sunday, June 19, 2022 – Father’s Day – Missouri political news headlines

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Fox4 KC: Missouri lawmakers say bill helped seal deal on FIFA World Cup coming to KC

SNL: State helps fund some local technology, job training programs as labor shortage continues

JCNT: Jefferson City leads state in index of innovative jobs (get around Jefferson City News-Tribune paywall here)

Joplin Globe: Local tourism industry OK — so far; comments from Missouri Department of Tourism’s Tammy Uto

Washington Missourian: Union city officials say they are still unclear about MoDOT’s plans for expressway (get around Washington Missourian paywall here)

P-D editorial: Missouri lawmakers, ignoring the headlines, refuse to consider red-flag laws (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D’s Kevin McDermott: I suffered an ankle injury falling off a scooter, and GOP state lawmakers are to blame for urban street savagery (get around stltoday paywall here)

The Intercept’s Jordan Smith: Conservative lawmakers like Missouri’s Mary Elizabeth Coleman try to “stick it” to birthing people seeking to snuff out unwanted children

P-D letter: Ladue octogenarian disagrees with Ann Wagner on abortion and guns, attempts “thoughts and prayers” punchline (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT letter: Jefferson City septuagenarian says state legislators failed in Missouri congressional redistricting (get around Jefferson City News-Tribune paywall here)

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