Sunday, April 30, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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P-D: Pro-life activists march to the Arch, celebrating victories and calling for more (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: The upper Mississippi is flooding, but it likely won’t hit those stages around St. Louis

P-D: Missouri’s CaseNet court records include private information for thousands of Missouri residents (get around stltoday paywall here)

Combest book: “Within hours, the case appeared on the state’s court database website. Chris signed up for database email alerts years prior, which would be triggered if Keith’s name ever appeared in the database.”

JCNT: Governor backs increased I-70 funding, no DEI restrictions in state budget

SNL: How MO recreational marijuana sales are affecting neighboring states

KC Star: Small businesses may be able to break into Missouri weed industry early. What to know

SNL: What to know, what’s next in lawsuit over MO transsexual health rule

AP: DIY trans care evades barriers in Missouri, other states; St. Peters man celebrates fresh pack of estrogen imported from Taiwan; autistic KC man has stockpiled a year of estrogen; other success stories (link via

JCNT: Rep. LaKeySha Bosley (D-St. Louis City) sponsors “Missouri Doula Reimbursement Act”

Columbia Missourian: Disabled people take control in disaster preparedness

P-D: Kim Gardner asks for new judge in quo warranto case (get around stltoday paywall here)

Joplin Globe editorial: Missouri lawmakers should leave initiative petition process alone (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

JCNT editorial: Eureka! Physical therapy bill signed into law

KC Star editorial: Tone-deaf KCPD raffles off two weapons of war

P-D’s Kevin McDermott: The Republican theocracy project in Missouri and other states is not only unconstitutional, it’s unAmerican (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star letters: Blue Springs septuagenarian says voter ID laws make it hard to vote – so he won’t; Kansas City man wants Gov. Parson and lawmakers to ignore transsexual surgeries and focus on “climate change, homelessness and nuclear weapons”; Ballwin septuagenarian says GOP bills would hurt “gender-diverse youth”; Kansas City sexagenarian annoyed by Spire

SNL letter: Springfield septuagenarian opposes initiative petition process changes 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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