Friday, December 9, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: Congress passes same-sex marriage protection, despite tearful plea from Vicky Hartzler; “One of the early ads in her failed campaign for U.S. Senate attacked a transgender collegiate swimmer” (avoid KC Star paywall by reading syndicated version on stltoday here) Vicky Hartzler’s tears clowned by progressives & LGBT community: Is it fair play?

P-D: University City hires Lacy Clay to head lobbying efforts for flood money (get around stltoday paywall here)

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Librarians say Missouri Secretary of State is overreaching in proposal restricting materials; how you can join the fight against Jay Ashcroft’s un-democratic book ban

JCNT: Gov. Parson to county clerks: Do what’s right, ignore social media trolls (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

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St. Louis Public Radio: Recreational marijuana is legal in Missouri, but medical users still have advantages

Missourinet: Missouri Public Defender System better staffed than during its wait-list era

The Missouri Times: Sen.-elect Curtis Trent (R-Springfield), Rep. Phil Christofanelli (R-St. Peters) sponsor legislation to expunge records

Missouri Independent: Missouri Republicans file bills to automate expungements for non-violent offenses

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis Public Schools considers sponsoring Confluence Academies charter schools

Daily American Republic: Missouri school districts receive clean school bus funding

Columbia Missouri: Black fraternity hosts “Dye-ing to be black” gun-control party; students read stats from gun-control group, dispute “black on black crime” myth

P-D: Missouri AG accuses St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner of hiding evidence in Lamar Johnson case; Johnson was convicted of murdering fellow urbanite Marcus Boyd (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air: Censored in 1983, Cathy Kuhlmeier is still fighting for free speech; Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier focused on The Spectrum student newspaper at Hazelwood East, the crown jewel of the Hazelwood School District

St. Joseph News-Press: We’re slashing print publication to two days a week, and taking down our website paywall

Kaiser Health News’ Matt Volz, via KCUR: Missouri among states considering expanding Medicaid coverage of postpartum care

KC Star “Service Journalism Team’s” Natalie Wallington: COVID makes its comeback – go get your COVID vaccine and/or booster today

P-D letter: Crestwood woman says proposed library rule shows Jay Ashcroft wants return to segregation (get around stltoday paywall here)

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