Sunday, April 23, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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SNL’s Greta Cross and Susan Szuch: Transgender hero profiles: Springfield throuple (a three-transgender couple) threatens to leave Missouri, sets up GoFundMe; two autistic women say they won’t seek medical guidance for their autism; Springfield woman heads to North Carolina for master’s degree, threatens to return to Missouri to make transgender films; 33-year-old woman says testosterone gives her the energy to do the dishes; other inspirational tales

SNL’s Greta Cross and Susan Szuch: How you can fight back against Andrew Bailey’s emergency rule

Tuesday, 4/18/23: Post-Dispatch removes references to two transgender heroes; Maplewood nonbinary Fiach Mikunda wants to turn 16-year-old autistic daughter into a boy; a 25-year-old woman “has identified as more masculine but would sometimes act female when (she) did not feel safe”; no response from reporter Michele Munz or the Post-Dispatch on silencing these trans and nonbinary voices

P-D’s Jess Bogan: Cultural anthropology: A trip to Harrisonville reveals a “majority of people interviewed here didn’t feel as strongly as (GOP Sen. Rick) Brattin apparently does about eliminating sales tax on firearms” (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D’s Jess Bogan, August 2021: Cultural anthropology: A trip to Potosi reveals how rural Missourians live, and what they think of COVID vaccine and variant rollouts; some even question government officials’ theories on COVID (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: Bud Light controversy spills over to NFL Draft. Will Kansas City feel a boycott?

KSMU (Springfield): Missouri State University’s “Engaging the Community” program: MSU President Clif Smart on state budget, DEI restrictions and library funding

St. Joseph News-Press: Bill from Sen. Mike Bernskoetter (R-Jefferson City) polices the middleman of pharmaceuticals

JCNT: Funding path for Rock Island Trail unclear in Missouri Senate

P-D: Missouri becomes first state to join national reentry program for people leaving prison (get around stltoday paywall here)

KWIX 92.5FM/1230AM (Mid-Missouri): AG Andrew Bailey reminisces on Randolph County internship

P-D: Kim Gardner blames attorney on leave for office’s no-show in murder trial (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D editorial: For the record, Eric Schmitt was wrong about masks in schools – but at least progressives are winning some school board elections (get around stltoday paywall here)

Washington Missourian editorial: It’s time for Missouri to legalize sports betting

P-D’s Kevin McDermott: Thoughts on Jay Ashcroft and the 3-week-old Bud Light controversy (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star’s Katie Moore and Bill Lukitsch: Man dies in Clay County jail after not paying child support – “it’s just one way Missouri’s criminal justice system disproportionately harms the poor.”

KC Star letter: Los Angeles, CA woman says Andrew Lester should teach a gun safety class to make up for giving Ralph Yarl a boo-boo 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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