Wednesday, January 11, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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KC Star: Missouri’s Sam Graves and Jason Smith are set to head two of the most powerful committees in this Congress

KC Star: First trial of a Missouri resident charged in Capitol riot to begin Friday in D.C.

P-D: Lucas Kunce’s latest US Senate bid gets kudos from celebrity host Andy Cohen (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Missouri attorney general’s social media lawsuit rallies COVID-vaccine skeptics

SE Missourian: Local legislators support new round of tax cuts, if ‘sustainable’ (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

P-D: Missouri lawmakers consider wide variety of tax cuts (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL: State reports on teacher turnover, hiring, areas with most vacancies

Missourinet: State Board of Education President Charlie Shields on four-day school weeks

KSMU/League of Women Voters “Making Democracy Work’ advocacy series: Local attorney Scott Pierson on marijuana expungements

KC Star: Kansas City Democrat files bill to ban state agencies from tracking reproductive data

JCNT: Local leaders, MoDOT discuss split on Route 54 project (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Missourinet: Missouri Department of Conservation instituting changes for the 2023-24 Deer Season

CDT: Race activists disappointed white student won’t be punished for using racial slur in Snapchat direct message to friend

Columbia Missourian: Missouri 988 hotline helps callers with suicide prevention and more Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks – available TODAY in paperback and Amazon Kindle

KCUR: ‘COVID is not done with us’: Kansas City health officials face pandemic fallout 3 years later

KOMU, via Columbia Missourian: Event promo: Come get your COVID booster for free next week; children 5 and up can be subjected to Pfizer injection

KC Star editorial: Mizzou must punish white student who used racial slur in a Snapchat direct message to friend

Columbia Missourian’s Stephanie Meininger: MU student who used racial slur in Snapchat direct message to friend is “believed to be the leader of a far right-wing student group”

P-D op-ed: Social media platforms trick Missourians into voting for pro-life and pro-Second Amendment candidates (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL’s Greta Cross: Here’s how to talk to your child about marijuana, now that it’s legal in Missouri

P-D letter: St. Louis man wants state to spend more money on veterans’ nursing homes (get around stltoday paywall here)

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