Sunday, October 23, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KSMU: Event promo: Come watch pro-choice playwright’s “Roe” at Springfield Contemporary Theatre and hear from Planned Parenthood reps after the show

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

JCNT: Amendment 5 seeks to streamline National Guard, supporters say; Missouri Democratic Party opposes measure (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here) Kansas City Public Library vs. Jay Ashcroft

St. Joseph News-Press endorsements: Missouri Senate: Tony Luetkemeyer (R), Rusty Black (R)

KC Star editorial brief: Eric Schmitt using his AG office to investigate personal critics

JCNT editorial: With MoDOT labor shortage, drivers should prepare for a challenging winter (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

KC Star’s Lisa Gutierrez and Anna Spoerre: Missouri is one of the worst places for black women to have a baby. Why “older, white men” are the problem.

SNL op-ed: Trudy Busch Valentine campaign: Missouri’s extreme abortion ban is un-American

Jezebel’s Kylie Cheung: Springfield woman working with News-Leader, Valentine campaign to advance anti-Schmitt abortion narrative (link via

P-D’s Kevin McDermott: Republicans Eric Schmitt, Jay Ashcroft and Mary Elizabeth Coleman push Missouri into authoritarianism (get around stltoday paywall here)

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