Sunday, August 14, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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CDT: Recreational marijuana advocate, dispensary manager prepare for November vote in Missouri (link via

JCNT: College tuition rates continue to rise, overwhelm students in Missouri (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

St. Joseph News-Press: As states legalize sports betting, problem gambling resources are key (avoid St. Joseph News-Press paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Brownfield Ag News: MO ag helpline launch coming at important time; thoughts from Missouri Ag Director Chris Chinn

KC Star: Fixing Missouri’s dangerous railroad crossings can take years – and people are dying

KC Star: Since 2020, a dozen people have died in collisions at these Missouri railroad crossings

Washington Missourian editorial: In Franklin County, the Democratic Party “isn’t extinct, but you could make a strong case that it is on life-support”; John Kiehne, Sally Brooks sign up to take state legislative losses in November

P-D editorial: Missouri legislators make prosecution of librarians the law, and witch hunts might be next (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star “Service Journalism Team’s” Kynala Phillips and Natalie Wallington: COVID cases down in Kansas City area, but you should still wear a mask indoors and get COVID vaccine boosters

KC Star letters: Blue Springs sexagenarian says Missouri’s pro-life laws will lead to more deaths; St. Joseph sexagenarian urges vote for Sam Graves’ Democratic opponent

P-D letter: University City sexagenarian says Lucas Kunce’s violent imagery, not Trudy Busch Valentine’s name and wealth, cost him Democratic U.S. Senate primary (get around stltoday paywall here)

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