Wednesday, November 23, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: Schmitt to depose Anthony Fauci; AG continues to criticize Biden administration and social media companies’ efforts to prevent disinformation about COVID-19 vaccines and false claims about election fraud

Missouri Independent: Schmitt set to depose Anthony Fauci in social media lawsuit

P-D: Missouri attorney general set to depose Fauci as part of censorship suit (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: Gov. Parson to announce next attorney general at 9:30 a.m. Central today

Scott Faughn on Twitter: Gov. Parson appoints Andrew Bailey attorney general

The Missouri Times: Show Me Missourah: Sen. Dave Schatz on his time in the Senate, personal life, much more

St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking: Rep. Emily Weber (D-Kansas City) on Missouri House superminority’s goals for 2023 session

Columbia Missourian: LQBTQIA* rally draws 45 in Columbia; Since 2020, Boone County has reported zero (0) “sexual orientation or gender identity” hate crimes

KMOX: Missouri researchers explore psychedelic drugs to treat mental illness; Silo Wellness’s Parag Bhatt says some states are legalizing mushrooms (link via Eapen Thampy on Twitter)

KSMU: Missouri awards Springfield $17 million in federal funds for water projects

Missourinet: Missouri State Highway Patrol and MoDOT team up for Show-Me Zero Fatality Reduction Effort

SE Missourian: MoDOT phasing out population info on ‘Welcome’ signage (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Former camper suing Missouri-based Kanakuk claiming ‘fraudulent’ abuse settlement

JCNT: Missouri’s expungement gap leaves people with criminal records (get around Jefferson City News-Tribune paywall here)

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P-D editorial: Schmitt’s embrace of Gateway Pundit uses tax dollars to protect disinformation (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D’s Tony Messenger: A citizen’s Sunshine Law win reinforces Josh Hawley’s ‘purposeful violation’ (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian op-ed: Missouri Connections Academy’s Lynsie Hunt: Thanks to GOP state legislators Caleb Rowden, Cindy O’Laughlin and Phil Christofanelli for school choice efforts

Missouri Independent op-ed: Missouri NAACP’s Nimrod Chapel: Kevin Johnson case shows why our travel advisory remains in effect

St. Louis Public Radio op-ed: “Shadow of Death sponsored content, funded by River City Journalism Fund: Kevin Johnson and Missouri’s racist death penalty

St. Louis Public Radio op-ed: “Shadow of Death” sponsored content, funded by River City Journalism Fund: How overzealous prosecution and racial bias in Missouri result in unjust death sentences

St. Louis Public Radio’s Sarah Fentem: COVID hospitalizations are down, but holiday gatherings might possibly cause a spike

P-D letter: Webster Groves septuagenarian accuses Jay Ashcroft of “political pandering” (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Florissant octogenarian says Jay Ashcroft is “dragging Missouri back into medieval times” (get around stltoday paywall here)

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