Monday, July 18, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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P-D: U.S. Senate candidate profile series: Vicky Hartzler (R) (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: U.S. Senate candidate profile series: Dave Schatz (R)

SNL: U.S. Senate candidate profile series: Democrats Trudy Busch Valentine, Lucas Kunce, Spencer Toder

KCTV: Danforth candidate John Wood gathers enough signatures to be on ballot in U.S. Senate race

This Week in Missouri Politics: Highlights from 4th Congressional District GOP primary debate; Mark Alford, Rick Brattin, Kalena Bruce, Taylor Burks on U.S. Senate primary (0:25), immigration and inflation (3:10), disagreements with President Trump’s policies (9:10), Brattin on energy policy (14:20), abortion tourism (18:50) and closing statements

St. Joseph News-Press: Confusion lingers after abortion trigger law (get around St. Joseph News-Press paywall here)

Washington Missourian: Funding from Missouri Legislature enables Amtrak’s second daily round-trip starting today (get around Washington Missourian paywall here)

Missouri Business Alert, via St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri lawmakers make life hard for LGBTQIA* business owners; area female-presenting humanoid says building contractor once asked to speak to her “husband,” other crippling microaggressions

KC Star endorsement: 4th Congressional District: Taylor Burks (R)

St. Joseph News-Press editorial: Good news for Missouri highway safety, but still a long way to go (get around St. Joseph News-Press paywall here)

P-D’s Tony Messenger: How a female veteran in St. Louis became one of the ‘hidden homeless’; thoughts from Jason Kander, others (get around stltoday paywall here)

Kaiser Health News’ Lauren Weber and Anna Maria Barry-Jester, via P-D: Across the country, conservatives like Eric Schmitt unleash litigation to curb public health powers; GOP lawmakers “grew so tired of Schmitt’s lawsuits that they stripped $500,000 from his budget” (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star “Service Journalism Team’s” Natalie Wallington: What is a crisis pregnancy center? Anti-abortion organizations confuse pregnant people with language like “free abortion and abortion pill education”

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