Friday, September 16, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KCUR’s “Up to Date” with Steve Kraske: How democracy is under threat in Missouri and Kansas; thoughts from Morning Consult’s Eli Yokley (1:50 to 20:00); Missouri U.S. Senate debates and Eric Schmitt’s “double-digit” margin of victory (14:40); Mizzou professor Peverill Squire on how making 2nd Congressional District more Republican is a “big loss”; UMKC political science chair Greg Vonnahme on polls showing both Dem and GOP voters supporting voter ID laws (35:30), League of Women Voters septuagenarian on her “anecdotal proof” of vote suppression (38:00); “chilling” money shot at 39:12

Combest, 10/21/21: Missouri media’s top victimhood angle for 2H2022: “(B)allot security laws have experts worried about a “chilling” effect on voter participation”; “Media coverage to include … local League of Women Voters geriatrics“

SNL: Josh Hawley: ‘Without the Bible, there is no America’

P-D’s Jane Henderson: Connecticut native Sarah Kendzior, currently living in University City, promotes new book; Co-host of liberal “Gaslit Nation” podcast talks dangers of Trump and his allies, more (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Anti-Trump author Sarah Kendzior’s ‘They Knew’ warns against blind faith in institutions and ‘saviors’

St. Louis Public Radio: 24th state Senate District GOP candidate George Hruza says concerns over economy and crime could catapult him to Missouri Senate

The Missouri Times: Americans for Prosperity rally at the capitol for tax cuts

KC Star: Missouri Senate ends week with no consensus on tax cuts. Here are some competing plans

JCNT: Missouri unemployment rate unchanged through August (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Brownfield Ag News: American Foods Group’s new Warren County plant expected to generate $1 billion annually in Missouri; comments from Ag Director Chris Chinn

KRES 92.5FM/1230AM (Mid-Missouri): Missouri Cattlemen’s Association’s Mike Deering credits community support for landing new packing plant

Kansas Reflector, via Missouri Independent: More than 16,000 people in Missouri tried to place wagers in Kansas’ first weekend of live betting

SNL: Former GOP Rep. Tricia Derges stripped of humanitarian award by regional nonprofit

P-D: Missouri settles lawsuit over care of severely disabled kids (get around stltoday paywall here)

KCTV: AG Eric Schmitt’s report shows two police departments in the KC area had the most untested sexual assault kits in Missouri (link via

P-D editorial: Missouri life expectancy has dropped as its Republican leaders refuse to confront crises (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star editorial: Josh Hawley is disturbingly wrong: The U.S. Constitution is not based on the Bible Kansas City Star denounces Senator Hawley & alleged ‘Christian Nationalist’ theology, or “Newspaper hates Republican & The Bible”

KC Star op-ed: 4th Congressional District candidate Jack Truman (D): I’m not related to Harry Truman, but I’m very liberal and open-minded

PBS NewsHour’s Gabrielle Hayes: Teachers in Missouri have had enough of dismal pay and are not returning to the classroom (link via

P-D letter: Ballwin septuagenarian chastises Missouri voters for electing Republicans, says 2019 pro-life legislation was a “sneak attack” (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Ladue octogenarian weighs in on Post-Dispatch decline, says e-edition sign-ins are clunky and cumbersome (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: St. Louis City septuagenarian says Post-Dispatch’s consistent downgrades will force her to cancel subscription (get around stltoday paywall here)

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