Monday, December 19, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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This Week in Missouri Politics: Wayne Wallingford talks with Scott Faughn about Vietnam War’s Operation Linebacker II (1:00), Col. Wallingford’s role (2:50), Vietnam military strategy (4:45), Hanoi Jane and Hollywood types (6:15), Brittney Griner’s ignorance (7:00), success of B-52 bombings (7:30), significance of Vietnam War (8:50), how Ukraine situation could have been avoided (9:25), approach to serving as Missouri’s Director of Revenue (13:10); Rep. Dan Houx (R-Warrensburg) on sports wagering (18:00), initiative petition changes (20:45), Missouri Supreme Court’s lack of geographic diversity (22:30), thoughts on Rep.-elect Dane Diehl (23:30), what to expect from Speaker Dean Plocher (24:55), rural Republicans voting against MASBDA tax credits (25:30), who won the week: Travis Knight, Blair Oaks Falcons and Marc Ellinger (27:25)

CNN: ‘Like walking on missiles’: US airman Wayne Wallingford recalls the horror of the misnamed Vietnam ‘Christmas bombings’ 50 years on

St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking podcast: Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg) on Senate relationships, initiative petitions and what it will take to bring sports betting to Missouri

Joplin Globe: Missouri Southern State University proceeding with ‘transformational’ Health Science Innovation Center; Gov. Parson signed $15 million appropriation earlier this year Kansas City Star recycles family drama from Rep. Hartzler’s LGBT activist nephew

KC Star op-ed: Andrew Hartzler: My aunt Vicky Hartzler wept on the House floor over LGBTQ equality. But we’re done hiding

Columbia Missourian op-ed: Missouri Farm Bureau’s Garrett Hawkins: Cell Tower Grant program in the 2023 state budget will help rural cell phone service

P-D’s Bill McClellan: Thoughts on Missouri’s death penalty and the execution of rapist-murderer Scott McLaughlin (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian’s Kayla Sydnor: 43% of people reported missing in Missouri are black – but racist “missing white woman syndrome” means black women get less empathy than whites

P-D letter: Clayton septuagenarian and St. Louis City octogenarian pen joint letter opposing Jay Ashcroft’s proposed library rule (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: St. Louis City septuagenarian takes offense at being called death penalty “demonstrator,” wants to be called “witness” (get around stltoday paywall here)

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