Sunday, April 2, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: Breaking down Josh Hawley’s masculinity posturing: Expert analysis on Lucas Kunce’s “male bravado,” Eric Schmitt’s knowledge of the infield fly rule, “homophobia,” Hawley’s status as graduate of KC’s “Rockford [sic]” high school; highlights from six (6) minute interview; more (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here) UPDATED at 8:50 AM Central without gratitude

Columbia Missourian: Mid-Missouri groups gather to celebrate queer, transgender visibility; Missouri bills prohibit boys from playing girls’ sports, and protect minors from transsexual surgeries and hormones

SNL: Feds say Missouri puts group home residents at risk with lack of regular background checks

Washington Missourian: Photos: Gov. Parson, Rep. Kyle Marquart (R-Washington) attend AZZ Precoat Metals groundbreaking ceremony

P-D: Rep. Del Taylor (D-St. Louis City) referees forum on urban crime (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star editorial: Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt are right we’re divided. More fighting won’t fix that

P-D editorial: Voters in Excelsior Springs should feel guilty about electing GOP Rep. Doug Richey (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star op-ed: Group op-ed: Missouri’s pro-life laws are wrong and un-American (avoid Kansas City Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Vice’s Claire Woodcock: Missouri’s new budget sets funds for libraries to $0 in retaliation for lawsuit over book ban law

Columbia Missourian’s Sofi Zeman: Some Missouri school districts still cling to corporal punishment

P-D letters: Ballwin septuagenarian wants more white clergy to support gun control; St. Peters sexagenarian wants red flag laws; St. Louis septuagenarian wants AR-15s banned; Fenton septuagenarian says Second Amendment not really about guns (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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