Monday, March 13, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: Woody Guthrie’s family to Josh Hawley: Stop using his lyrics, you insurrectionist! And then Josh Hawley’s spokesman attacks us: “The Kansas City Star is where journalism goes to die.” (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

Wake Up Springfield with Chandler Haynes: Greene County Clerk Shane Schoeller on why he’s running for secretary of state (-1:02:15); Missouri’s withdrawal from Electronic Registration Information Center (-59:30); priorities including banning dropboxes and enforcing absentee ballot signature verification (-56:30)

KSGF (Springfield): Nick Reed Show: Rep. Darin Chappell (R-Rogersville) on the “chaos and mess” of Jefferson City (20:00); Springfield News-Leader’s biased headlines and “gender-affirming care” messaging (21:00); the media ignoring detransitioners’ stories (22:30); House committee testimony from man who decided 27-month-old son was going to be a girl (23:10); teens wanting to identify as trans for attention and acceptance (28:45); how trans attention-seeking is like “mood rings and pet rocks” (29:30); “International Women of Courage” award being given to a man (30:45); how St. Louis’ urban crime affects the I-44 corridor (33:50); how the open enrollment bill was watered down (35:55); problems with DESE (38:15)

johncombest_com on Instagram: Pet Rocks and genital removal (free, with Wash U. coupon!)

Wake Up Springfield with Chandler Haynes: Former Sen. Bob Onder (R-Lake Saint Louis) on Senate leadership’s approach to SAFE Act (Senate Bill 49) (-52:15); how “RINO Republicans” team up with Democrats (-51:15); thoughts on Sen. Caleb Rowden’s caucus vote count (-50:30); Sen. John Rizzo’s voter fraud (-49:00); how to counter Washington University’s RightPath PAC influence on Rowden and Speaker Dean Plocher (-46:30)

P-D: Activists take aim at controversial St. Louis transgender clinic, but draw counterprotesters (get around stltoday paywall here)

johncombest_com on Instagram, Sunday: Ask your doctor if Clean Missouri is right for you (with list of side effects)

P-D: Missouri educators vow to fight as open enrollment plan gains steam (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Impact of declining scores unclear as Missouri lawmakers continue education debate

St. Louis Public Radio’s Kate Grumke: Missouri is making period products free in schools as research shows great need; sixteen (16) references to menstruating “students,” one (1) quote referencing menstruating “girls”

KCUR, 6/15/22: Kansas City group combats period poverty amid menstrual product shortage; donations help “menstruators,” “people” and “residents,” zero mentions of “girls” or “women”

SNL: Why slot machine lawsuit could impact path to Missouri sports betting

P-D: Black officers group defends state control of St. Louis police, baffling former allies (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL: Marijuana microbusinesses: What are they and how do they work? Insights from Missouri’s Division of Cannabis Regulation Director Amy Moore

P-D editorial: Josh Hawley, Eric Schmitt and Andrew Bailey stoked partisan flames, ignoring signs of fraud at Medical Cost Sharing Inc. (get around stltoday paywall here)

Joplin Globe op-ed: Q&A: Missouri Press Association’s Jean Maneke says Missouri lawmakers are trying to weaken the Sunshine Law (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

Missouri Independent op-ed: Sierra Club Beyond Coal Campaign’s Brian Smith: Tell the Missouri Public Service Commission you support the ‘Tiger Connector’

P-D letters: St. Louis City man says he’s black and tired of race being used as a qualification for office; Columbia man says state takeover of police is “insane,” blames state lawmakers for urban violence; St. Louis sexagenarian disagrees with GOP lawmakers on diversity mandates and gun control, thinks she’ll turn Missouri “purple” (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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