Wednesday, October 26, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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P-D: Eric Schmitt ad says Trudy Busch Valentine supports a “radical defund the police agenda” (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Trudy Busch Valentine holds gun-control event in Webster Groves (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: Valentine calls for stricter gun laws (avoid KC Star paywall by reading syndicated version here)

P-D: With no help from Jeff City, St. Louis must get creative to address gun violence, leaders say (get around stltoday paywall here)

CDT: Mizzou football coach Eli Drinkwitz weighs in on St. Louis City shooting: “I’m just asking for all of us to, instead of picking sides and picking and pointing out all the issues, let’s find solutions.”

KSMU/SNL/League of Women Voters/NAACP/other “nonpartisan” groups: 7th Congressional District: Interviews with Eric Burlison (R), Kristen Radaker Sheafer (D) and Kevin Craig (L)

Springfield Daily Citizen: 7th Congressional District profile: Kristen Radaker Sheafer says Missouri Democratic Party has been no help (get around Springfield Daily Citizen paywall here)

Springfield Daily Citizen: 7th Congressional District profile: Libertarian Kevin Craig, biennial candidate, is back on the ballot (get around Springfield Daily Citizen paywall here) TKC told you so: Mayor Q disputes GOP advert featuring KCPD

KC Star: Lucas says KCPD photos in political mailers violated MO law, but critics reject claim

KC Star: Video: Mayor Quinton Lucas vs. Amendment 4

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Missouri voters will decide whether to hold a convention to overhaul the state constitution; historical context from University of Central Missouri professor Robynn Kuhlmann

JCNT: Missouri Senate District 10: Travis Fitzwater (R), Catherine Dreher (L) divided on tax-relief approach (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

CDT: Missouri House District 50 overview: Doug Mann (D) vs. James Musgraves (R)

CDT: Missouri House District 47 overview: Adrian Plank (D) vs. John Martin (R)

Columbia Missourian: NAACP candidate forum: Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch (R-Hallsville), Dems weigh in on abortion, gun control, school choice, more

SE Missourian: Missouri House District 147 forum: John Voss (R) vs. Andy Leighton (D) vs. Greg Tlapek (L) (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Missourinet: Missouri voters can cast an in-person absentee ballot without an excuse

AP: Missouri begins no-excuse early voting under new ID law

St. Louis Public Radio: As no-excuse absentee balloting starts, St. Louis County sees less early voting

Wake Up America Show with Austin Petersen: Sen. Bob Onder (R-Lake Saint Louis) on mandatory COVID vaccines for toddlers (3:00), effect of absolute power on health oligarchs (6:00), virtue signaling (7:00); Camellia Peterson on St. Louis City school shooting (1:02:00), schools as soft targets (1:04:30), unarmed guards and “security theater” (1:06:00), more

Missouri Independent: National report finds Missouri student test scores dropped during pandemic

St. Louis Public Radio: Event promo: UnLocked Labs brings STEM education to Missouri prisons

KC Star editorial: Mourn St. Louis school shooting victims. Condemn Gov. Parson and the Republican legislators behind Missouri’s gun laws

Joplin Globe editorial: Missouri should improve online access to Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) handouts, and Legislature should fund the process

JCNT editorial: Missouri Legislature wise to restore funding to Career Ladder program (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

The Missouri Times op-ed: Save Our State’s Scott Dieckhaus: Marijuana Amendment 3 goes too far

P-D’s Tony Messenger: St. Louis faith leaders plead for gun safety and to ‘stir up the courage’ (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: St. Louis County octogenarian lists policy questions for Eric Schmitt, Ann Wagner (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Warson Woods septuagenarian couple expresses anger over Eric Schmitt ignoring “at least 10” e-mails and calls to the office from 2009-2016 (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: University City septuagenarian reminisces on reading social justice books as a tyke, calls Ashcroft library guidelines “horrifying” (get around stltoday paywall here)

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