Saturday, December 17, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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SNL: Springfield health facility named for Sen. Roy Blunt, who championed clinics

SNL: Photo gallery: Dedication of the Roy Blunt Center for Family Health and Wellness

KC Star: Congress tightens safety rules for duck boats four years after Branson sinking killed 17 (avoid KC Star paywall by reading syndicated version on AOL here)

Missourinet: Justice Horn, Vice Chair of the Kansas City LGBTQ Coalition, weighs in on federal gay marriage bill: “You can’t understate [sic] the historic moment this is for the LGBTQ community.”

Missouri Independent: Mike Kehoe scores another $250k from Rex Sinquefield

Missouri Independent: Gaming legislation for 2023 session: Sports wagering, video lottery games and Indian casino

KC Star: After Amendment 3’s passage, Kansas City municipal courts now have zero open marijuana cases

Springfield Daily Citizen: Governor names two new judges to the 31st Judicial Circuit (get around Springfield Daily Citizen paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Fed study says Missouri could lose 10% of its public school students between 2020 and 2030; experts analyze why St. Louis-area schools are losing students every year

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri Foundation for Health and Forward Through Ferguson hand out gun-violence grants to “organizations led by people of color”

St. Louis Public Radio: Lamar Johnson hearing wraps up after week of startling testimony

P-D: Testimony ends in Lamar Johnson hearing; Judge David Mason’s decision to free murderer could come in January (get around stltoday paywall here)

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KC Star editorial: Gov. Parson, show Missouri isn’t a vengeful state. Stop Scott McLaughlin’s execution

Joplin Globe op-ed: Phill Brooks: Role of Missouri auditor has evolved over time

P-D’s Jane Henderson: As Jay Ashcroft forces censorship on Missouri, St. Louis artist protests book bans with mural on South Grand (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Video: St. Louis artist stands tall against Jay Ashcroft’s book-banning campaign; David Ruggeri will defeat censorship by painting a mural

Missouri Independent’s Rebecca Rivas: Homicide detective in Lamar Johnson’s case admits he had no evidence

P-D letter: Chesterfield septuagenarian clowns Ann Wagner for symbolic Ulysses S. Grant legislation (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: League of Women Voters president opposes Republican efforts to change initiative petition system (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star letters: University City sexagenarian wants Blunt to extend child tax credit; Kansas City septuagenarian lists her academic credentials, says Jay Ashcroft has “lack of knowledge”

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