Friday, March 17, 2023 – St. Patrick’s Day – Missouri political news headlines

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Husch Blackwell Strategies establishes Jessica Pabst Memorial Fund on GoFundMe – donate here (link via Stephanie Bell on Instagram)

Amber Watson organizes Meal Train for Jessica Pabst’s family – sign up or donate here (link via Scott Faughn on Twitter)

Combest, The Missouri Times, 3/13/22: Campaign Supernovas: How to handle premature political deaths

KSGF (Springfield): Nick Reed Show: U.S. Rep. Eric Burlison on trip to Mexico border (1:15); tracking illegals (2:30); logistics of the Biden Administration welcoming and transports illegals during the day (5:20); criminals and the Chinese sneaking across the border at night (7:15); Democrats’ denial of immigration epidemic (10:30); new “Fresh Freedom Podcast” (12:30)

P-D’s Joe Holleman: Cori Bush wedding spurs federal complaints from two political groups (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: Missouri man wanted to ban words like ‘riot’ and ‘mob’ from Jan. 6 trial. Judge says no (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

Missouri Independent: Missouri treasurer says state banking industry remains stable despite recent failures

P-D: The politics governing St. Louis policing likely to remain under state control (get around stltoday paywall here)

Warren County Record: At Warrenton Rotary Club visit, AG Andrew Bailey makes “lighthearted comment” about Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt leaving Missouri for D.C; AG says unlike Schmitt, “I don’t intend to use the Sunshine Law as an offensive tool.”

P-D: Missouri AG Andrew Bailey: More witnesses, more data boost case to remove Kim Gardner (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL: Missouri lawmakers criticize districts, testing metrics in wake of new data

P-D: Second federal lawsuit filed against Missouri slot machine company (get around stltoday paywall here)

KCUR: MoDOT says it patched 800,000 potholes statewide in 2022

St. Joseph News-Press: Despite Ohio train derailment, train safety bill from Rep. Robert Sauls (D-Independence) goes nowhere

KWIX 92.5FM/1230AM (Mid-Missouri): Rep. Louis Riggs explains role of Special Committee on Government Administration

Missourinet: Bill from Rep. Tricia Byrnes (R-Wentzville) asks feds for compensation for St. Louis region’s role in Manhattan Project

St. Louis Public Radio: EPA proposed rules on ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water – what it means for Missouri; comments from Missouri DNR

Columbia Missourian: City, advocates weighing fixes for homeless pollution after DNR complaint

KC Star: Drivers must yield for funeral processions in Missouri

SNL: Missouri Department of Conservation offers upcoming online program with focus on deer management for landowners

SE Missourian: Rep. John Voss (R-Cape Girardeau) to give blood after elimination of ‘Mad Cow’ restriction (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis City Health Director Mati Hlatshwayo Davis copes with hospitals’ decision to drop mask requirements; comments from Missouri Hospital Association’s Dave Dillon

St. Joseph News-Press editorial: Missouris education system needs a comprehensible scoring system, and for policymakers to stop making excuses

Joplin Globe: Annual Sunshine Week editorial: “Sunshine is the best disinfectant,” “needed now more than ever,” etc. (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

Kaiser Health News’ Bram Sable-Smith, via USA Today: Travel nurse costs may be limited in Missouri, other states

The Heartlander’s Michael Ryan: National watchdog warns Missouri State Medical Association may support woke racial, transgender politics in medical schools (link via

KC Star’s Kacen Bayless, Jonathan Shorman and intern Maia Bond: Mizzou has been slow to recruit black faculty. How a Missouri Republican bill will make it harder

Kansas City Beacon’s Meg Cunningham: While Sunshine Law turns 50 this year, Sen. Andrew Koenig (R-Manchester) wants to exclude more records from public view John Combest: Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks – available TODAY in paperback and Amazon Kindle

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