Sunday, September 18, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KC Star: Who will be weeded out? Inside Missouri’s coming race for recreational marijuana licenses

KC Star: Minority co-owner of smoke shop says distribution of operating licenses is not equitable

KC Star: Large-scale cannabis growing business is ready to ramp up production if Missouri voters approve recreational marijuana

JCNT: Local reps: Special session off to a ‘silly’ start (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

KSHB: Kansans, along with Missourians who make the trip, are cashing out on sports bets (link via

P-D: As bowhunting season opens, Missouri turkey populations still face problems – but don’t blame armadillos (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D editorial: Stock-trading bans for Congress are supported by everyone from AOC to Josh Hawley. So why won’t they do it? (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent’s “Staff Reports”: Congratulations to us for winning Missouri Press Association awards

CDT’s Aarik Danielsen: Come hear liberal author Sarah Kendzior promote her new book in Columbia; Connecticut native says Missouri’s decline into conservatism is state Legislature’s fault

P-D’s Kevin McDermott: For trans pronouns, let’s start using “Ze” or “Zir” instead of the singular ‘they’ (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D’s Bill McClellan: Forget a shorts society, let’s try a remembrance society, starting with Al Kerth (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star “Service Journalism Team’s” Natalie Wallington: COVID cases continue to fall slightly around KC, but you should still get one of the new omicron boosters

P-D letter: St. Louis County Republican Committeewoman Jan De Weese says Trudy Busch Valentine’s abortion policies seem barbaric and extreme (get around stltoday paywall here)

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