Thursday, November 17, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KC Star: Blunt, Hawley split on same-sex marriage vote (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on stltoday here)

SNL: Blunt a ‘yes,’ Hawley a ‘no’ on same-sex marriage vote

States Newsroom, via Missouri Independent: Blunt among 12 Republicans backing procedural vote on same-sex marriage

Missourinet: Feds investigate Missouri’s use of skilled nursing homes for adults with serious mental illness

P-D: Feds launch investigation into Missouri’s treatment of mental health disabilities (get around stltoday paywall here)

KCUR: Feds abruptly drop effort to seize legal weed profits being transported from Kansas City

JCNT: Despite employment gains, state unemployment rate rose from 2.4 percent in September to 2.6 percent in October (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

St. Joseph News-Press: MoDOT invites public to discuss unfunded transportation needs

JCNT: Respiratory illnesses rising across Missouri (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air: Area doctor says “long COVID” “is real”; symptoms include “brain fog,” “phantom smells”

Combest, The Missouri Times, 2/22/22: WOMEN ONLY: Tips for pretending to have “long COVID” (scroll to Mid-late May section)

SNL: New evidence in Agape Boarding School suits says abuse drove students to attempt suicide

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Washington Missourian editorial: Round of applause for AZZ Precoat coming to Washington

Newsweek op-ed: Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft: Why Missouri blocked DOJ monitors on Election Day

P-D’s Joe Holleman: GOP state rep candidate Ryan Higgins details misleading texts used to boost Rep.-elect Deb Lavender’s campaign (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian’s David Rosman: One bright spot from Election Day: “GOP no longer holds a super majority position in the Missouri legislature”

SNL’s Claudette Riley: Nearly 300 books targeted, banned in Missouri schools since new state law took effect in August

SNL’s Susan Szuch: Proposed change would add another barrier to abortion in Missouri – and there won’t even be a public hearing

KC Star interim editor Greg Farmer: We’ve done some really great work lately covering racism, and more racism coverage is to come; also, visit us at KC area landmarks and give us your e-mail address Kansas City Star soon to start electioneering & hipster photo booths

P-D letter: St. Louis City man mocks Josh Hawley’s post-election comments (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: St. Louis County septuagenarian says Post-Dispatch was too hard on Trudy Busch Valentine (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Chesterfield sexagenarian suggests Centene is renting Missouri state lawmakers’ support through campaign contributions (get around stltoday paywall here)

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