Tuesday, October 18, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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P-D: Parents demand action after report of radioactive contamination at Florissant school; man thinks sending an e-mail to Sen. Josh Hawley’s office will help (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: Campaign finance report summaries: Schmitt vs. Valentine, congressional races

P-D: Valentine dings Schmitt for taking hams from lobbyist Jewell Patek. Schmitt says Valentine is the one with ethical conflicts. (get around stltoday paywall here) Trudy Busch Valentine shares bona fides that urban voters will ignore

JCNT: 3rd Congressional District overview: U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R) vs. Bethany Mann (D) (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

SNL: Missouri marijuana advocates discuss benefits, concerns of Amendment 3; comments from Legal Missouri 2022’s John Payne, Crossing Paths PAC’s Eapen Thampy

St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking podcast: Legal Missouri 2022’s John Payne discusses recreational marijuana and addresses criticisms of Amendment 3

St. Joseph News-Press: Police will remain watchful for impaired drivers if marijuana legalized in state

Missourinet: Amendment 5 would remove the Missouri National Guard from the Department of Public Safety and turn it into its own department; thoughts from Rep. Adam Schnelting (R-St. Charles)

SNL/League of Women Voters/NAACP, other nonpartisan” groups: Missouri House District 132 candidate interviews: Rep. Crystal Quade (D-Springfield) and Stephanos Freeman (R)

KCUR: How to make an informed decision when voting for judges in Missouri

Columbia Missourian: Expect potential delays in Nov. 8 election official results, Boone County Clerk Brianna Lennon says

P-D: Cost of Missouri’s recent special session under $165,000 (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Abortion industry says business is booming in Illinois; Illinois doctor says women drive an average of 300 miles to terminate unwanted offspring

KC Star: Agape school abuse trial should start next month, not next summer, Missouri AG says (avoid KC Star paywall by reading syndicated version on stltoday here)

SNL: AG Eric Schmitt’s office sought details on MSU grant program claiming to fight “white supremacy”

Joplin Globe: Black vulture presence troubling to livestock owners in Missouri; comments from Rep. Dirk Deaton (R-Noel), Missouri Department of Conservation

SNL: Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft proposes rule enabling parents’ input into ‘age-appropriate’ books for MO libraries

JCNT: Overdoses in Missouri prisons continue despite electronic mail policy (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Severe drought triggers assistance in half of Missouri

P-D endorsement: No on Amendment 3 (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Joseph News-Press editorial: Missouri’s substitute teacher law doesn’t fix long-term issues

Joplin Globe editorial: Go get your COVID booster shot today

Columbia Missourian op-ed: Columbia septuagenarian: Jan. 6, 2021 was an armed insurrection, and Missouri voters must punish Republican candidates

KC Star op-ed: Missouri Rural Crisis Center’s Darvin Bentlage: Federal legislation is needed to fix unfair meat market (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Macon (Ga.) Telegraph website here)

P-D’s Kurt Erickson: Governor candidate Jay Ashcroft wades into a Republican-led controversy over banning books (get around stltoday paywall here)

Joplin Globe letter: Lamar woman opposes Amendment 3, considers marijuana addictive

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