Monday, March 27, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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St. Joseph News-Press: Hawley defends Trump in midst of investigation

St. Louis Public Radio: Department of Defense mandate forces Fort Leonard Wood to move to electric vehicles; Laclede Electric Cooperative seizes opportunity

Daily Mail (UK): Whistleblower drops new bombshell claim that Missouri kids’ trans clinic issued ‘outright falsehoods’ to lawmakers by denying its doctors surgically removed girls’ breasts (link via

KSDK (St. Louis): The Record with Mark Maxwell: Sen. Bill Eigel (R-Weldon Spring) on sports betting legislation (26:30), why he’d be a better governor than Jay Ashcroft (27:50), marijuana (30:50), defending the Second Amendment (31:45), more

KSDK (St. Louis): The Record with Mark Maxwell: Sen. Holly Thompson Rehder (R-Scott City) on protecting girls’ sports (2:00)

This Week in Missouri Politics: Senator Ben Brown (R-Washington) talks with Scott Faughn about bills to protect girls’ sports and protect minors from transsexual surgeries (1:00); urban crime, and urban criminals invading safe areas (2:30); state control of St. Louis City police (4:45); bill to fix “loophole” regarding DHSS and local health orders (5:45); homeschool kids in high school sports (9:50); Wentzville Municipal Judge Mike Carter on his new “Justice and Journalism” TV show (11:30); Panel of Rep. Rasheen Aldridge (D-St. Louis City), Victory Enterprises’ Brett Dinkins and LS2 Group’s Jim Gwinner on sports betting (17:30); urban crime (20:30); school choice (24:45); who won the week: transgender activists, Rep. Dan Houx (R-Warrensburg), AG Andrew Bailey, Senate leadership (27:10)

P-D photo gallery: At solidarity march, drag queens take a stand against GOP lawmakers; 13-year-old says it identifies as new “boyflux” gender; 6-year-old girl sprays body paint on morbidly obese man calling himself “Sister Jewnita Hug”; other inspirational images

KC Star: In lawsuit, Columbia man accuses Ashcroft of illegally blocking ballot measure

Washington Missourian: Sheltered workshop employees, advocates hold rally at Capitol

KSDK (St. Louis): The Record with Mark Maxwell: Mayor Tishaura Jones on state control of St. Louis City police

JCNT: State collecting nominations to honor Missouri’s volunteers

SNL: Deer hunters donate 235,169 pounds of venison to Missouri’s Share the Harvest program

SNL: Local officials push back on planned MoDOT work for east Sunshine, particularly median

P-D editorial: The EPA cracks down on Missouri and other pollutant-exporting states (get around stltoday paywall here)

Southeast Missourian editorial: Missouri House should approve Holly Thompson Rehder’s vaccine legislation (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

KC Star editorial: FBI report on Missouri hate crimes is sobering. But Kansas City knows this story well (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Westplex 107.1FM (St. Charles County): BS in the Morning Show clip: Radio icon Brad Hildebrand recaps the Josh Hawley vs. Mark Maxwell video spat

Westplex 107.1FM (St. Charles County): BS in the Morning Show clip: Why does Josh Hawley wear painted-on jeans and pirate shoes?

Missouri Independent’s Rebecca Rivas, Clara Bates and Annelise Hanshaw: Diversity initiatives within Missouri agencies run into GOP attack on ‘woke’ government

P-D letters: Manchester septuagenarian postulates there are “maybe three” boys seeking to cosplay as female athletes in Missouri; Kirkwood sexagenarian attempts analogy involving AG Andrew Bailey, transgender operations and guns; St. Louis septuagenarian responds to Tony Messenger “school-to-prison pipeline” column, says youth learn savage behavior at home; St. Louis City woman opposes GOP legislation on home insulation regulations (get around stltoday paywall here) 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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