Tuesday, November 29, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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SNL: Springfield City Council renames airport terminal after Sen. Roy Blunt

Brownfield Ag News: Missouri drought alert extended

JCNT: Gov. Parson extends drought alert (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

KBIA, via Columbia Missourian: How closing schools during COVID hysteria hurt minority students

St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking: New Missouri Legislative Black Caucus chair Rep. Marlene Terry (D-St. Louis County) on superminority sect’s priorities, charter schools, initiative petition changes

St. Louis Public Radio: Accrediting body places Harris-Stowe on notice; university President LaTonia Collins Smith blames turnover, COVID pandemic

JCNT: State, Corps of Engineers to study Missouri River flooding around Jefferson City (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

AP: 9,000 hens killed after latest Missouri case of avian flu; updated stats from Missouri Department of Agriculture

AP: Missouri prepares to execute man for killing officer in 2005

P-D: Missouri Supreme Court rejects last-minute effort to halt execution of Kevin Johnson (get around stltoday paywall here)

KCUR’s Dan Margolies: Despite clear racial bias, Missouri Supreme Court still won’t halt Kevin Johnson’s execution

Missouri Independent: Missouri Supreme Court mulls motions to stay Kevin Johnson’s execution

KC Star: Kevin Johnson, supporters rationalize why he murdered cop Progressives protesting cop killer execution – while party leadership stays silent – is why Missouri Democrats FAIL

P-D: Missouri execution leaderboard since 2000: Jay Nixon (21), Bob Holden (15), Matt Blunt (5), Mel Carnahan (4 in 2000, 38 over two terms), Mike Parson (4), Roger Wilson (1), Eric Greitens (1)

SNL: Missouri hunters harvest 197,724 deer during firearms deer season

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Joplin Globe editorial: Missouri lawmakers should put an end to death penalty

KC Star editorial: Yes, we all have COVID fatigue. But Kansas City can’t quit fighting seasonal viruses

P-D’s Joe Holleman: Former Fox 2 anchor Vic Faust starts new ‘Cancel This’ podcast; show is produced at studio with ties to former House Speaker Steve Tilley (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star “Service Journalism Team’s” Natalie Wallington: Inside Missouri’s systemic Internet-access racism – and how the state can better fund “digital equity”

P-D letter: St. Louis County septuagenarian tired of Post-Dispatch’s permagloom on Sen.-elect Eric Schmitt (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Kirkwood septuagenarian rationalizes why Kevin Johnson murdered cop (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: League of Women Voters nonagenarian says lethal injection method is cruel

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