Thursday, March 2, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Fox News: Hawley pushes bill requiring Biden declassify all U.S. intelligence connected to Wuhan lab, COVID origins

KC Star: ‘A good time to act.’ Hawley joins bipartisan push to take on railroads after Ohio crash

P-D: SLU’s Ken Warren/YouGov poll: Half of Missouri ‘strongly disapproves’ of Biden performance (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D, August 2016: SLU’s Ken Warren on Kim Gardner’s election: “I really do think that a black prosecutor, finally, is good for the city and image of St. Louis … The prosecutor’s office is a very visible and symbolic position and has always been held by a white. Because crime is such a big thing in the city, to give a black the opportunity will be interesting.” (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL: SLU/YouGov poll measures anxiety over guns

This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update: Scott Faughn on Statesman of the Year event next Tuesday (1:20); Senate brouhaha on transgender legislation (3:00); the Garth Brooks approach to kids making life-changing and irreversible decisions (6:00); Moon’s bill on LGBTQIA* curriculum (7:00); controversy over laying over (9:15); landfill controversy (15:00)

The Missouri Times’ Scott Faughn: Three first rate appointments, and needed first rate appointments

The Missouri Times: Gov. Parson names Evan Rodriguez as new general counsel

P-D: Some Democrats split with party, support state takeover of St. Louis Police Department (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri House gives initial approval to state control of St. Louis Police Department

AP: Missouri governor would control St. Louis police under bill STL transformed into murderous hellscape: How will Kansas City avoid this fate?!?

johncombest_com on Instagram: Kim Gardner and D’evils

JCNT: Advocates gather for Disability Rights Legislative Day at Capitol (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Missourinet: Missouri considers ban on teaching children “gender identity”

AP: Missouri debates ban on LGBTQ education for all grades

JCNT: Investment returns for Missouri’s public employee retirement system trend down (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Missouri bill eliminates mandatory childhood lead testing in hopes of increasing access

SE Missourian: MoDOT: Road fatalities trending down statewide and locally in 2023 (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

SE Missourian: Cape Girardeau County health official says COVID occurrences steadily declining both in the county and statewide (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

P-D editorial: Execution-style killing downtown marks a new low for a city heading for rock bottom; Gov. Parson and state legislators partially to blame (get around stltoday paywall here)

The Heartlander’s Michael Ryan: Missouri State University clings to robust Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programs and ‘loyalty oaths’ despite nationwide retreat from them

Missouri Independent’s Clara Bates: Missouri Independent to partner with Mizzou students to provide bilingual news to state’s Latinos

P-D’s Colleen Schrappen: Transgender activists criticize Washington University Transgender Center whistleblower (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D video: 17-year-old boy endorses Washington University Transgender Center, explains his transgender journey: in middle school he thought he was a transgender girl, now he identifies as a “nonbinary”

Missouri Independent’s Annelise Hanshaw: Transgender activists were shocked at Jamie Reed’s allegations – and they demand to be heard

KC Star’s Anna Spoerre and Katie Bernard: Missouri law makes it harder for outreach workers to connect with and help the homeless

SE Missourian op-ed: Bollinger County Chamber of Commerce President Becky Wiginton: Ozark Border, an electric co-op and pole owner, is blocking broadband expansion (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Washington Missourian letter: Missouri Budget Project’s Traci Gleason says “Clean Slate” legislation would boost economy

P-D letter: St. Louis City man opposes Legislature’s plan to “colonize” St. Louis City (get around stltoday paywall here) John Combest: Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks – available in paperback and Amazon Kindle

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