Wednesday, November 30, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KSMU: Springfield City Council renames Springfield airport terminal for U.S. Senator Roy Blunt; public ceremony to be held Dec. 16

KC Star: Blunt helps Senate pass same-sex marriage bill, despite criticism from some conservatives

States Newsroom, via Missouri Independent: Blunt among Republicans voting for same-sex marriage bill

Missouri Independent: Ashcroft criticizes Blunt support for Senate bill endorsing same-sex marriage

P-D: Jay Ashcroft, expected to run for Missouri governor, opposes same-sex marriage law (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian social justice reporter Valerie Nava: Among Missouri school districts, Wentzville parents the most successful in getting explicit books removed from school shelves; comments from New York-based liberal advocacy group

The Missouri Times’ Scott Faughn: Analysis of Andrew Bailey appointment and potential primary challengers to Bailey, plus Dr. Mun Choi’s success at Mizzou

St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum: Raising the bar for constitutional amendments could terminate pro-choice chatter about starting a petition

SE Missourian: Gov. Parson extends drought alert; much of Southeast Missouri ‘severe’ (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: MU, other area colleges have varying gun policies on campus; self-defense bill passed Missouri House but died in Senate last session

SE Missourian: Cape Girardeau’s Career and Technology Center one of 51 state institutions receiving federal funds via DESE grant (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

JCNT: State’s execution of Kevin Johnson inspires multiple protests (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri executes Kevin Johnson, 37, for 2005 slaying of Kirkwood officer

KC Star: Kevin Johnson executed in Missouri for 2005 murder of St. Louis area police officer

AP: Kevin Johnson executed for the 2005 murder of a Kirkwood police officer

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 (5), Roger Wilson (1), Eric Greitens (1)

KC Star: Your Spire gas rate is increasing. What it means and what else on your bill may go up

Missouri Independent: Missouri Air Conservation Commission to discuss sulfur dioxide pollution

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P-D editorial: Missourians have a right to know who paid the travel bills for Schmitt’s roadshow (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star editorial: Missouri’s aging Sunshine Law is too easy for politicians to ignore. Strengthen it

KC Star “Service Journalism Team’s” Natalie Wallington: COVID case numbers jump in Kansas City as health officials worry about ‘triple-demic’; you can do your part by getting vaccinated

P-D letter: Kirkwood septuagenarian “furious” about Missourians electing Eric Schmitt, says Democratic primary voters’ “foolishness” led to Trudy Busch Valentine over Lucas Kunce (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Shrewsbury septuagenarian says educated people like Jay Ashcroft should not fear books (get around stltoday paywall here)

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