Thursday, April 20, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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KCMO: Pete Mundo Show: TonysKansasCity’s Tony Botello on origin story (1:00); worldview and approach to presenting alternative views (2:15); Kansas City Star’s “racial reckoning” activism (4:45); hypocrisy in murder coverage, and the decline of journalism (7:00); Quinton Lucas (12:50); more on urban leaders’ Ralph Yarl blame game (15:00); why his sombrero-wearing dad is out ringing doorbells hoping to hit the crowdfunding jackpot (19:30)

Tuesday: No protest & no cash after teen shot dead on Kansas City street; what happens “when violence can’t be used to garner political capital.”

KC Star: Ralph Yarl campaign nabs another $300k to more than $3 million jackpot

KC Star’s Judy Thomas and Luke Nozicka: Andrew Lester was influenced by conservative media (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KC Star: Hawley, Schmitt, Cleaver weigh in on Ralph Yarl hubbub

KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: Republicans like Josh Hawley said abortion rules should be up to the states. Instead they’re in the courts

P-D: St. Louis black empowerment activists charged with role in Russian propaganda scheme (get around stltoday paywall here)

This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update: Scott Faughn and Jefferson City Councilman Derrick Spicer on local politics (1:00); state budget, Cody Smith and Lincoln Hough (12:30); 2024 Missouri governor’s race and predictions (18:15); Andrew Bailey vs. Will Scharf (28:30); more

KFRU (Columbia): The Morning Meeting with Ted Farnen: Missouri Supreme Court Judge Mary Rhodes Russell on childhood and academic background (2:00); mentoring female lawyers (7:15); clerking at Missouri Supreme Court (10:00); most common misperception about Missouri Supreme Court (17:20); judicial reality shows (23:00); more

P-D: Jay Ashcroft predicts Bailey’s transgender restrictions won’t stand (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Senate committee rejects anti-DEI language, restores library funds in Missouri budget

P-D: Missouri Senate puts library money back in budget (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: Libraries receive potential lifeline in state Senate committee

Columbia Missourian: Senate removes DEI ban from state budget

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri Senate committee restores library funding in state budget, strips anti-DEI language

Missouri Independent: Missouri Senate committee triples funding for widening I-70 across the state

Missourinet: Crime package receives initial approval in Missouri Senate

Missourinet: Proposed lobbyist gift ban for local leaders receives initial Missouri Senate approval

Missourinet: Missouri becomes first state in the nation to join Reentry 2030 for former inmates

St. Joseph News-Press: “Max’s Law” to protect police animals one step closer to fruition

Southeast Missourian: In conjunction with Missouri Department of Conservation, Cape Girardeau to expand urban deer hunt this year (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

KC Star: KC area cops are on high alert for 4/20: ‘If you feel different, you drive different’

KC Star editorial: Gov. Parson, not President Biden, is who made the Ralph Yarl shooting political

KC Star editorial: Biden isn’t banning gas stoves. But facts don’t stop Missouri GOP outrage

KC Star editorial: Rural Missouri needs food stamps. GOP can’t say hunger’s just a city thing

P-D editorial: Fistfights aren’t gunfights. Knives don’t go off accidentally. Yes, guns kill. (get around stltoday paywall here)

KSMU’s “Making Democracy Work” series, sponsored by League of Women Voters of Southwest Missouri: OB/GYN/associate University of Missouri professor Courtney Barnes weighs in on “pregnancy care deserts” and “Roe v. Wade rhetoric,” wants Missouri lawmakers to expand Medicaid even further, health care as a “basic human right” and why we should progress to be like other countries, why Missourians need to start “vot(ing) for people who care about women’s health”

P-D’s Tony Messenger: ‘Total collapse’ of St. Louis prosecutor’s office adds urgency to historic case (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent’s Phill Brooks: Reflections on Missouri’s decorum disruptions

Columbia Missourian’s David Rosman: Recap of last week’s controversy involving Sen. Mike Moon (R-Ash Grove) and “Rep. Peter Meredith [sic]”

KC Star letter: Man who left Missouri for California shares “open letter” to Josh Hawley complaining about attending Hawley’s “deafeningly white” high school, other insurmountable atrocities (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL 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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