Saturday, April 8, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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KCMO: Pete Mundo Morning Show: Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg) on his approach to sports betting and VLTs (0:50); this week’s debate (1:50); senators opposing Schroer’s VLT amendment after saying they’d support it (3:00); compulsive gambling funds (3:50); other details that need compromise (5:30); Missouri Gaming Commission and casinos’ share of fees (7:40); likelihood of “clean” sports betting bill (8:15)

Missourinet: Rowden: Odds are not good on sports betting bill passing

Missouri Independent: Missouri House approves legislation seeking to boost minimum teacher salaries

SNL: Missouri Senate Democrats call for human rights commission chair’s removal

P-D: Family of canoeist who drowned in Missouri River near Chesterfield sues state (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: EPA sets deadline for St. Charles, Ameren to agree on well field access (get around stltoday paywall here)

Joplin Globe: EPA to host open house in Carthage to discuss pending mining cleanup (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

P-D: Pandemic emergency declarations end in St. Louis City, St. Louis County (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent op-ed: Slate’s “Political Gabfest” podcast researcher Bridgette Dunlap: Missouri AG doesn’t want the public to know he’s pushing wild legal theories in abortion cases

Flatland KC’s Mary Sanchez, via KCUR: This Kansas City author saw his children’s books get banned. He’s not giving up, despite the likes of Jay Ashcroft

States Newsroom’s Ariana Figueroa, via Missouri Independent: Kids at work: Missouri and other states try to ease child labor laws at behest of industry

KCUR’s Sam Zeff: A Missouri county won’t work with the ATF, claiming the federal agency is ‘unconstitutional’

P-D’s Aisha Sultan: New PBS documentary tackles systemic childbirth racism, encourages complaints to lawmakers; Missouri’s rate of black maternal death has nothing to do with black women’s diet and lifestyle choices (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Lee’s Summit woman wants Missouri to fund special homes for people with primary psychiatric illnesses (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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