Sunday, August 7, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KRES/KWIX (Moberly): U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer discusses good and bad of jobs report

JCNT: Callaway County posted average voter turnout (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

JCNT: MoDOT report: Additional state funds needed to meet public transit demands (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

JCNT: Obesity, mental illness continue to affect maternal mortality; Data from 2017-19 shows 75 percent of pregnancy-related deaths were preventable (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

P-D’s Bill McClellan: Eric Schmitt “will be unbeatable. Senator Schmitt. Senator Schmitt, Senator Schmitt. Say it with me. Get used to it.” (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D’s Kevin McDermott: “Trudy Busch Valentine is, almost without a doubt, toast”; campaign offers “bland smorgasbord of issues” on website (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star op-ed: Former state Rep. Stacey Newman (D-Richmond Heights): “I gasped and unleashed a tirade of obscenities” at televison because of what Supreme Court did to “those of us with uteruses”

KC Star’s Toriano Porter: My son participated in local race group’s gun-control performance

P-D letter: “Nurses for Biden/Harris,” rebranded “Nurses for America,” supports Trudy Busch Valentine for U.S. Senate (get around stltoday paywall here)

Nurses for America: “Nurses for America is a group of nurses (formerly Nurses for Biden/Harris) advocating to support nurses, democracy, Biden/Harris policies, voter rights, health equity, reproductive rights, gun control, and candidates who support these policies in the 2022 midterms.”

P-D letter: St. Louis septuagenarian disappointed by Trudy Busch Valentine’s conservative position on transgender surgeries for kids (get around stltoday paywall here)

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