Saturday, December 3, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KWIX 92.5FM/1230AM: U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer on why he voted against rail strike bill

KC Star: Missouri man who entered Capitol on Jan. 6 to use restroom is sentenced to probation

St. Joseph News-Press: Buchanan County GOP holds diverse views on Trump’s 2024 bid; thoughts from local party leaders, Missouri Republican Party Executive Director Charlie Dalton

P-D: Gov. Parson interviewing potential state treasurer appointees; Names floated include Kalena Bruce, Sandy Crawford, Karla Eslinger, Hannah Kelly, Holly Rehder (get around stltoday paywall here)

SE Missourian: Statewide marijuana vote not last word on legal use (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Sen. Elaine Gannon (R-De Soto) files bill to address state’s high maternal mortality

P-D: Should Missouri hold presidential primary elections? GOP Reps. Rudy Veit and Cyndi Buchheit-Courtway say ‘yes’ (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Business Journal, via KSDK: Police union supports GOP bill to tame urban crime, improve police operations (link via

P-D: State approves Spire rate hike, about $3 per month for an average St. Louis area residence (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missourinet: Missouri DNR works to fix sulphur dioxide issues in New Madrid County

SNL: Judge orders Agape Boarding School director’s name removed from child abuse registry

St. Louis Public Radio: Event promo: Come to St. Louis City art gallery to hear how “’nwl,’ or ‘nice white ladies,’ sustain white supremacy in their daily lives”

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KC Star editorial brief: Roy Blunt goes out strong by ignoring Jay Ashcroft’s letter on gay marriage

Joplin Globe editorial: State lawmakers should prioritize spending on Children’s Division caseworkers, teacher salaries, mental health care

KC Star op-ed: Missouri didn’t get justice with Kevin Johnson’s execution. It took immoral vengeance

P-D’s Aisha Sultan: Alleged conservative Jay Ashcroft’s utterly bizarre move toward book burning (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: St. Louis septuagenarian considers Ashcroft’s public comment period to be patronizing (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: St. John septuagenarian says he read sophisticated books as a gifted third-grader, opposes Ashcroft’s proposed library rule (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: St. Louis octogenarian says he avoided recreational intercoursing as a young man, supports abstinence education in Missouri schools (get around stltoday paywall here)

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