Tuesday, January 3, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times: Combest: 10 things to quit in 2023

Springfield Daily Citizen: Blunt bids hopeful farewell after 26 years in D.C., says ‘America is a work in progress’ (get around Springfield Daily Citizen paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: Boone County a persistent blue bubble in red state; thoughts from Sen. Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia), Boone County Presiding Commissioner Kip Kendrick (D)

P-D’s Kurt Erickson: Meet the new GOP leadership: “an openly anti-gay member of the House and a lawmaker who has peddled false claims about the 2020 election” (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL: MSU chief of staff Ryan DeBoef to exit university, lobby for Springfield-area institutions with Jay Hahn

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri educators hope a new approach to reading will improve low literacy rates; thoughts from DESE’s Tracy Hinds, urban instructors

P-D: New 988 crisis line works to fill gaps in in mental health services in Missouri (get around stltoday paywall here)

KMBC (Kansas City): New law makes it illegal for homeless people to sleep on state owned land in Missouri (link via

JCNT: Missouri Department of Corrections staffing shortages persist (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

AP: Scott McLaughlin scheduled to be executed today

Missouri Independent: Naturalists working to reestablish prairies in Missouri

St. Joseph News-Press editorial: Critical race theory and foreign farm ownership could be huge drags on Missouri Legislature’s time: “Be careful of lawyers from St. Louis County telling you how to farm.”

P-D editorial: Research from coastal universities shows dangers of conservative policies; Missouri should have more stringent COVID mandates, tighter gun control laws, and the state waited too long to expand Medicaid (get around stltoday paywall here)

Combest, The Missouri Times, October 2021: Missouri media’s top victimhood angle for 1H 2022: “Missouri expanded Medicaid in 2021, but experts are worried that it was too late.”

Columbia Missourian letter: Man who lives in Arkansas wants Missouri governor to spare Scott McLaughlin

P-D letter: St. Louis City man wants Post-Dispatch to give less space to Republicans’ ideas (get around stltoday paywall here) Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks – available TODAY in paperback and Amazon Kindle

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