Sunday, July 17, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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Joplin Globe: Campaign event roundup: Jasper County Republican Women ice cream social; Lucas Kunce speaks at park; Newton County Watermelon Feed next Tuesday, July 26 (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

Lincoln County Journal: Vicky Hartzler visits Troy, will return on July 22

Washington Missourian: 2nd Congressional District Republican and Democrat candidates agree on one thing: Ann Wagner is not listening (get around Washington Missourian paywall here) Hawley introduces legislation against pro-choice activist vandalism

KC Star intern Ella McCarthy: 90-year-old Albert Brooks knows the answer to solving urban crime: more gun control, fighting the NRA, and more money for Missouri’s underperforming schools

JCNT: Missouri Senate District 6 Republican Primary: Challenger Scott Riedel criticizes incumbent Sen. Mike Bernskoetter’s votes on gas tax, abortion, critical race theory, boys playing girls’ sports; thoughts from Cole County Republican Central Committee Chairwoman Penelope Quigg, Senate Research Department’s Jim Ertle (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

JCNT: Missouri House District 59 Republican primary preview: Rudy Veit vs. George Bacon on on gas tax, boys competing in girls’ sports, critical race theory in Missouri schools (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

JCNT: Missouri House District 49 Republican primary preview: Steve Myers, Jim Schulte and Shannon Graziano on charter schools, abortion, critical race theory, Second Amendment (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

KSMU (Springfield): Due to budget changes, Missouri’s Bright Flight scholarship funds set to reach more students

JCNT: Free-market group encourages Missouri to enable sports betting (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Missourinet: Missouri’s 988 crisis hotline: someone to talk to, someone to respond, somewhere to go; interview with Missouri Department of Mental Health’s Casey Muckler

JCNT: Spanish students visit Missouri Capitol, welcomed by Sen. Mike Bernskoetter (R-Jefferson City) (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Brownfield Ag News: Missouri DNR calling for farmers to report drought related stresses on crops and livestock

Columbia Missourian: MoDOT hosts July update on the Rocheport Bridge project

SE Missourian: COVID-19 cases surging in Cape, Scott counties (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

P-D’s Kevin McDermott: How a scatter-brained Berkeley professor managed to make Josh Hawley look reasonable (get around Post-Dispatch paywall here)

SNL op-ed: Vicky Hartzler: How to fix inflation that’s hurting the Heartland

P-D’s Bill McClellan: Thoughts on Trudy Busch Valentine, Lucas Kunce, and John Danforth’s candidate (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian’s Lucas Nava, Gordon Dickson and Zachary Linares: Government can atone for slavery and sharecropping by funding Missouri’s black farmers; USDA program pays 120% of black farmers’ debt, and whites need not apply

KC Star’s Lisa Gutierrez: Event promo: Panelists at Saturday forum to discuss white privilege and racism; White male to explain how he overcame his patriotic “God Bless America” mentality, other inspirational testimonials

P-D letter: Sunset Hills septuagenarian says Busch Valentine’s refusal to debate indicates “cowardice or a lack of substance” (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Kirkwood woman considers Missouri’s pro-life laws “dangerous and horrific” (get around stltoday paywall here)

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