Saturday, October 22, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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Iowa Capital Dispatch, via Missouri Independent: Biden student debt forgiveness plan on temporary hold after appeals court ruling; Schmitt, other AGs have until Tuesday to respond

St. Joseph News-Press: In Missouri, foreign farm ownership more complicated than what 30-second U.S. Senate ads suggest

CDT: As campaign winds down, Trudy Busch Valentine speaks to Dems in Columbia, will attend Mizzou Homecoming parade today

KC Star: Missouri legal weed campaign drops footage from ad after Highway Patrol said law violated

P-D: Legal weed ads vanish from YouTube after Missouri Highway Patrol letter (get around stltoday paywall here)

Joplin Globe: Amendment 3 overview: Thoughts from Legal Missouri 2022’s John Payne, Save Our State’s Scott Dieckhaus

MJBizDaily: Missouri adult-use cannabis measure would exclude minorities, critics say; Rep. Wiley Price (D-St. Louis City): “It’s just white people white people-ing” (link via Eapen Thampy on Twitter)

P-D: Missouri cannabis industry is booming, but profits are hard to find (get around stltoday paywall here)

Joplin Globe: Missouri’s general election holds 5 state questions

KSMU/SNL/League of Women Voters/NAACP/et al.: Missouri House District 136: Interview with Stephanie Hein (D); Rep. Craig Fishel (R-Springfield) declines to dignify “nonpartisan” interview series

KSMU: Looking ahead to the Nov 8th election, Greene County Clerk Shane Schoeller (R) reviews absentee voting tips

St. Louis Public Radio: ‘St. Louis on the Air’ host position handed to Elaine Cha; CEO Tina Pamintuan says storytelling of “marginalized groups and communities of color makes her an especially exciting choice”

August 2021: St. Louis Public Radio: Tina Pamintuan handed CEO title at St. Louis Public Radio; Selection committee chaired by Tanisha Stevens, UMSL vice chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusion KCUR begs for money to build better digs

Missourinet: Statewide meetings begin next week to share teacher recruitment plans

P-D: Missouri looking to change model for its veterans nursing home (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Few Missouri school districts used a COVID testing program. Ginkgo Bioworks was paid over $16 million

P-D: Missouri prison system mum about apparent spike in opioid deaths (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: Missouri Lottery players frustrated by app’s glitches (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

NPR’s Laurel Wamsley, via KCUR: Human rights activists stand up against Rep. Vicky Hartzler’s national ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill

KC Star’s Kynala Phillips: ‘Stand your ground’ law protects woman who shot KC firefighter; Missouri’s Republican state lawmakers to blame

Joplin Globe op-ed: Rep. Jim Murphy (R-St. Louis County): The Civics Secures Democracy Act could help students identify blatant media bias

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