Friday, November 18, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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Missourinet: Hawley wants answers from Dept. of Homeland Security secretary on ‘disinformation’

The Heartlander: Biden administration still out to censor its critics on Facebook, Instagram and other social media, Hawley warns (link via

KSMU’s Josh Conaway: Exposé: Christian nationalism in the Ozarks: How Christians are injecting their worldview into politics and seeking to suppress minority votes; incoming U.S. Rep. Mark Alford (R) even mentioned God in a campaign commercial Will KC Mayor Quinton Lucas succeed Emanuel Cleaver in Congress?

SNL: Justice Department opens investigation into whether Missouri is violating ADA

Missouri Independent: Marijuana vote divided Missouri social justice warriors. Can a chief equity officer be a bridge, and will Amendment 3 “give minority business owners a piece of the pie?”

Combest, The Missouri Times, October 2021: Missouri media’s top victimhood angle for 2023: “Missouri voters approved recreational marijuana in 2022, but experts are worried that minorities will be left out in the cold.”

Columbia Missourian: UM System President Mun Choi says campuses are discussing how to adapt to Amendment 3

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri House Democrats say a new map is only one reason for gains this election President and Publisher Mike Fannin out at KC Star; newspaper buries the news in a byline

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SE Missourian: Area lawmakers speak out on the prospects of a national Election Day holiday (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

P-D: Gov. Parson’s budget office says Schmitt hasn’t submitted spending plan (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: MoDOT seeks feedback on transportation needs (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

P-D: Four years after riot, Missouri moving inmates back into prison (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missourinet: Nationwide amoxicillin shortage not affecting Missouri yet; thoughts from Missouri Pharmacy Association CEO Ron Fitzwater

KCUR”s Noah Taborda: Still a chance for another COVID-19 spike; thoughts from “DHHS’s [sic] state epidemiologist” George Turabelidze; woman who chooses to work as “chief emergency management officer” at hospital finds her job to be “exhausting”

P-D editorial: Blunt’s assist on gay marriage is the kind of moderation that could soon be scarce (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D editorial: Hawley’s office and the ‘knowing and purposeful violation of the Sunshine law’ (get around stltoday paywall here)

SE Missourian editorial: Congrats to election winners and losers (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Columbia Missourian editorial cartoon: Jay Ashcroft wants to ban books but not guns

Missouri Independent’s Phill Brooks: Thoughts on GOP Senate Caucus’s Cindy O’Laughlin and Caleb Rowden

P-D’s Jane Henderson: National, international authors blast Missouri school districts for book bans (get around stltoday paywall here)

NPR’s Chiara Eisner, via KCUR: Missouri not doing enough to help state workers forced to aid in executions

KC Star “Service Journalism Team’s” Natalie Wallington: RSV, flu & COVID ‘triple-demic’ overwhelms KC hospitals – we are still in a COVID pandemic, so get your child the COVID vaccine

KC Star letter: Freedom Inc. President Rodney Bland: After the Star’s whiteness-apology series in 2020, I expected more favorable treatment from the newspaper

P-D letter: Clayton septuagenarian says Jay Ashcroft should ban guns, not books (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Illinois woman criticizes Ashcroft’s proposed library rule (get around stltoday paywall here)

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