Saturday, February 25, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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KC Star: VP Kamala Harris disputes Josh Hawley’s claim that U.S. is spending too much on Ukraine (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

Springfield Daily Citizen: Eric Burlison at Springfield Chamber speaker series: Thoughts on Ukraine spending, illegal immigration, emerging technologies, Missouri colleagues, more (avoid Springfield Daily Citizen paywall here)

JCNT: Missouri joins lawsuit challenging definition of U.S. waters (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum’s On the Trail column: University of Virginia-based Center for Politics ranks Missouri’s 2024 election as “safe Republican”; thoughts from Hawley, outgoing Missouri Democratic Party Chairman Mike Butler

P-D: U.S. Rep. Cori Bush blames ‘system’ for controversy surrounding Kim Gardner (get around stltoday paywall here)

johncombest_com on Twitter: Post-Dispatch front page, 8/6/20: Kim Gardner, Cori Bush and Tishaura Jones deliver St. Louis “A WAVE OF BLACK GIRL MAGIC (photo)

johncombest_com on Instagram: Video: Kim Gardner, Cori Bush and Tishaura Jones tout “Black Girl Magic”; Gardner: “It’s about … people who just want to know you give a care about them.”

St. Louis Public Radio: Appeals Court judge will preside over first step in the Gardner removal case

P-D: Judge appointed to case over Kim Gardner’s removal. Here’s what to expect next. (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: ‘Fire Them All Act’ from Sen. Bill Eigel (R-Weldon Spring) would let St. Louis voters get rid of elected officials this fall (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: EPA hasn’t ruled out moving St. Charles drinking water well field (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Extended health coverage for new moms and babies in Missouri may be in jeopardy (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air: Rep. Jeff Porter (R-Montgomery City), Kaiser Health News content creator Eric Berger on the need for distracted driving laws

Fox4 KC: Why advocates say Missourians should still get a medical marijuana card (link via

P-D: Smoking weed is legal in Missouri now. But your surgeon may not approve. (get around stltoday paywall here)

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Fresh recommendations for spring reading: Books on biracial struggles; Jim Crow laws and ” social and economic inequality”; an “Afrofuturist graphic novel … tackling racism, classism, and gender equality”; Congressman John Lewis’ autobiography; “class and gender straitjackets”; etc. A nonfiction book with actionable steps to improve your life today: Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks – available in paperback and Amazon Kindle

Joplin Globe editorial: Support Missouri teachers with better pay (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

P-D editorial briefs: Mocking a Missouri Catholic school for its gun raffle fundraiser (get around stltoday paywall here)

The Missouri Times op-ed: Vinnie Clubb: It’s time to fix the statute of limitations in Missouri

P-D’s Aisha Sultan: Thoughts on Washington University transgender center issue: How hearing a tale about a “nonbinary” child enlightened me; list of criticisms against Missouri Republicans including Rep. Chris Lonsdale (R-Liberty); people must stop using the word “mutilation” to describe chopping off a child’s organs; more (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star letter: Kansas City man says Republicans’ “racial animus” caused initiative petition process legislation (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

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