Wednesday, September 7, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KC Star: Judge says Anthony Fauci, White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre have to turn over emails to social media companies to Schmitt (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version via stltoday here)

P-D: Nexstar news director: Trudy Busch Valentine campaign has not responded to our debate invite (get around stltoday paywall here)

AP: Associated Press seeks ex-Missouri Gov. Greitens’ child custody record

KC Star: Missouri man argues he had a ‘civic duty’ to enter Capitol, wants riot case dismissed

Missouri Independent, via KCUR: Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft joins Supreme Court case that could allow extreme gerrymandering

KCUR: FAQ: What to know about Missouri’s recreational marijuana amendment and what opponents say

P-D: Gov. Parson shuts door on marijuana special session in Missouri (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri’s delay on a special session means a lack of agreement, Democrats hope

JCNT: Suit claims anti-homelessness law violates Missouri Constitution (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

SNL: New lawsuit filed by advocates against Missouri law restricting homeless “camping”

KC Star: Missouri agency confirms at least 10 substantiated abuse cases at Agape Boarding School (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version via stltoday)

Missouri Independent: Missouri substantiated 10 claims of physical abuse at Agape in last four months

KC Star: 4-day weeks, virtual teachers: Staff shortage has KC schools trying innovative measures

JCNT: Former Columbia Mayor Brian Treece sworn in as new transportation commissioner (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

P-D editorial: Schmitt’s use of his office to harass journalists is a dangerous new low. (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Joseph News-Press editorial: If Missouri Republicans can’t agree on a tax cut now, what exactly are they capable of accomplishing?

Joplin Globe editorial: Missouri Department of Conservation offers heavenly help for hellbenders (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

Missouri Independent op-ed: “Next 100” illegal immigration/climate change activist Diana Martinez Quintana: Ten years after DACA, young illegals in Missouri and across the nation need further change

KC Star op-ed: Kansas pediatrician wants Missouri lawmakers to spend more money on early childhood health care

KC Star letters: Kansas City octogenarian says Hawley and “MAGA Republicans” are a threat to democracy; Rich Hill woman responds to letter criticizing Missouri Democratic Party; Kansas City septuagenarian finds “no excuse” for Missouri’s approach to summer lunch handouts

P-D letter: Kirkwood octogenarian complains about Gov. Parson and AG Eric Schmitt, attempts analogy involving sunshine and “farm animals” (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Weldon Spring septuagenarian opposes “book bans,” says Missouri is turning into “fascist state” (get around stltoday paywall here)

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