Thursday, May 18, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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This Week in Missouri Politics: Mid-Week Update: Scott Faughn on what really happened at the end of session (1:55); biggest legislative wins (3:15); Mike Kehoe’s campaign kickoff (8:40); why Kehoe’s anti-Ashcroft ad is both wrong and effective (15:20); Bill Eigel’s strengths (16:25); much more

The Missouri Times: Kehoe kicks off campaign for governor

KCUR’s “Community Engagement Producer” Zack Perez: These young Kansas Citians are arming themselves against the rise of far-right violence; Self-described “non-binary and socialist” woman – who traveled to Portland for 2020 Antifa riots – “terrified” by Missouri’s “anti-LGBTQ” legislation, says she will totally buy a gun just as soon as she saves some money

P-D: St. Louis City alderwoman will introduce bill making it illegal to openly bear arms without a concealed-carry permit (get around stltoday paywall here)

Southeast Missourian: Missouri unemployment steady in April, lower in Cape and Perry counties (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Missourinet: CDC: Missouri had 2,200 drug overdose deaths in 2022

JCNT: NT on Tap podcast: Rep. Rudy Veit (R-Wardsville) reflects on legislative session

KC Star: Missouri and Kansas lawmakers are spending millions on the World Cup in KC. Where’s it going?  (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

Missouri Independent: Bill inspired by sexual abuse allegations at Kanakuk Kamps dies in Missouri legislature

St. Louis Public Radio: Gov. Parson to appoint successor to Gardner later this week; General Counsel Evan Rodriguez running circuit attorney’s office on a temporary basis

P-D: Problems from Kim Gardner’s tenure stretch into first day without her in St. Louis courts (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Flee to safety: Latest population estimates show decline in most St. Louis-area cities, gains in O’Fallon, St. Charles and St. Peters (get around stltoday paywall here)

KCUR: Teen who fatally stabbed student at Northeast Middle School placed in state custody

Missourinet: Man who murdered two corrections officers wants Gov. Parson to give him a break

KC Star: Thanks to the Missouri Public Service Commission, your Evergy bill may increase this summer. How to cope (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

JCNT: Missouri American Water highlights improvement plans

SNL’s Greta Cross: Trans heroes in crisis: Springfield throuple (a three-transgender couple) leaving Missouri for Illinois at the end of the summer; Springfield man – who says he has depression, anxiety, ADHD and “time blindness” – says he cried in Mike Moon’s office and senator didn’t even care; Springfield woman moving to North Carolina, says AG Andrew Bailey “is crazy. He’s not done trying to kill people.”

Springfield News-Leader’s Stephen Herzog, 5/13/23: Congratulations to our Greta Cross for winning Missouri Press Association award; reporter says she’s proud of expanding coverage of LGBTQIA+ community, is currently working on a podcast celebrating rural Missouri drag shows

SNL’s Greta Cross and Susan Szuch, 4/23/23: 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: Springfield school board ignores member’s soliloquy about protecting “gender-affirming care”; Shurita Thomas-Tate complained about Missouri’s “demoralizing and dehumanizing efforts”

P-D editorial: Fauci’s advice to Wash U medical grads is also good advice for America (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star op-ed: Joel Mathis: Josh Hawley is mad about presidential election interference? That’s his whole career (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D letters: St. Charles septuagenarian mocks state lawmakers for transgender legislation; St. Louis septuagenarian disappointed by sports betting failure (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star letter: Biden’s Assistant Secretary for Health “Rachel” Levine: Thanks to KC Mayor Quinton Lucas for protecting “gender-affirming care” 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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