Tuesday, October 11, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KWIX 92.5FM/1230AM (Mid-Missouri): U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer on Biden’s marijuana pardons, federal legalization bills and the SAFE Banking Act

SNL: Springfield woman Mahailya Pryer gets 45 days of jail time for role in Jan. 6 riot at Capitol

KC Star: Danforth spent $6 million – roughly $102k/day – on independent candidate’s short bid for U.S. Senate (avoid KC Star paywall by reading syndicated version on stltoday here)

P-D: Missouri NAACP, breaking with St. Louis-area chapters, urges ‘no’ vote on marijuana legalization (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: Q&A on Amendment 3

SNL: KSMU to begin airing interviews with local congressional and state legislative candidates; “Nonpartisan” sponsors include League of Women Voters, NAACP Springfield, Springfield News-Leader, et al. Show-Me condescending voter registration efforts targeting minorities nearly complete

Missourinet: DESE partnership helps to boost college enrollment among rural Missouri schools

JCNT: MoDOT approves roadway repair funding for Mid-Missouri (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

St. Joseph News-Press: Missouri works to find and replace lead pipes

Joplin Globe editorial: Ignore people who refuse to register to vote

Missouri Independent’s Phill Brooks: Ballot initiatives vs. legislative action: Missouri’s constitutional framers didn’t anticipate special interest money funding simplistic mass-media advertising

Missouri Independent’s Tessa Weinberg: How Eric Schmitt weaponizes the attorney general’s office and targets the journalistic fact-checking process

P-D letter: Overland nonagenarian predicts “bully” Schmitt will be defeated by “very nice, compassionate” Valentine (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: St. Louis man says Indian tale about lunar eclipse portends Democratic victories in November (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Oakville septuagenarian blames Missouri voters for Legislature’s tax cut (get around stltoday paywall here)

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