Thursday, August 18, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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St. Louis Public Radio: Josh Hawley, Vicky Hartzler, other leaders pledge improvements for Fort Leonard Wood

97.1 FM (St. Louis): Mark Reardon Show: U.S. Rep. Jason Smith on Inflation Reduction Act/climate bill (17:40), what Republican control of U.S. House and Senate could do (19:00), tax increases for the middle class (19:40), new IRS agents (20:30), “unconscionable” Mar-a-Lago raid (21:15), Trump Derangement Syndrome (22:00), Eric Schmitt’s U.S. Senate primary victory (23:50)

The Missouri Times: Eric Schmitt strikes first with general election campaign ad

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: John Wood says he’s the Republican-thinking, never-Trump U.S. Senate candidate for Missouri

The Missouri Times: This Week in Missouri Politics Column: The Mike Parson employment agency – Attorney General opening; a look at top contenders, including Tim Garrison, Will Scharf, Stephanie Bell, Andrew Bailey, Kurt Schaefer, Tony Luetkemeyer, Chris Limbaugh, others

Missourinet: Governor’s ham breakfast today at State Fair Newsman notes Kansas City Star’s pathetic subscription totals still fading as newspaper plays shell game with numbers

Missouri Independent: Event promo: Join us in Kansas as we celebrate the end of our lead-contamination advocacy campaign

JCNT: Missouri’s medical marijuana program nets $190M in sales in first 3 years (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

KCUR: UMKC will extend in-state tuition to students from all 50 states, and offer more full scholarships

KC Star: University of Missouri-Kansas City to offer in-state tuition for out-of-state residents

Columbia Missourian: New laws to take effect Aug. 28 cover voting, health, child care, school buses, more

JCNT: Parents, educators challenge Missouri legislators to improve schools (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Senate Interim Committee on Education hears testimony on school accountability

SNL: Advocates ask lawmakers for changes to school accreditation program

Missourinet: Teachers say they want more money, “wellness days”

Columbia Missourian: Bipartisan legislation enables prison nursery at Vandalia corrections facility

Missouri Independent: Ameren may turn to natural gas to make up for shuttering Rush Island coal plant

P-D: Missouri health officials raise threat level of monkeypox, frustrated with limited vaccine supply (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: Kansas City Health Department outlines monkeypox vaccine pecking order: “gay, bisexual or other men who have sex with men or transgender people,” bathhouse clients, prostitutes

P-D editorial: Cowardly Republicans like Ann Wagner abandoned Liz Cheney “even if they secretly agreed with her principled stand” (get around stltoday paywall here)

Joplin Globe editorial: 988 help line already proves its worth in Missouri (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Missouri’s Eric Schmitt is arguing that masks save lives. No, really. (get around stltoday paywall here)

Washington Missourian letter: Pacific sexagenarian Democrat says her fellow Truman/Carnahan/Jay Nixon Democrats “unlikely to support the extremist politics of the coastal national Democratic Party”

P-D letter: Town and Country octogenarian dislikes columnist Aisha Sultan’s one-sided presentation of abortion issue (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: New Haven septuagenarian offers abortion compromise – it’s not murder until the baby has developed lungs (get around stltoday paywall here)

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