Tuesday, May 23, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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P-D: Schmitt blasts NASA over “woke” policies (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Sens. Josh Hawley and Dick Durbin work together on child porn fight (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: St. Louis’ Cori Bush opposes resolution honoring police officers killed on duty (get around stltoday paywall here)

AP: Pictures posted of powerful bunker buster bomb at Missouri’s Whiteman Air Force Base

The Hill: Los Angeles actor Jon Hamm does voice-over work for Hawley opponent; 2022 Democratic U.S. Senate primary runner-up Lucas Kunce currently remains in the 2024 race for Dems’ U.S. Senate nomination Lucas Kunce mocks Sen. Hawley’s manhood & earns Kansas City union backing

Combest, The Missouri Times, July 2022: Kunce campaign premortem: “Missouri’s newsrooms are still majority male (not necessarily men, mind you, but male), and Kunce carries himself like what they aspire to be someday – a guy.”

Southeast Missourian: Moms Demand Action, SNAP plan gun-control rally next Friday (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here) Kansas City media politely ignores latest deadly mass shooting

Columbia Missourian’s Julia Wilson: Under attack: Threats by lawmakers to kill all state funding this year has caused libraries in Missouri to feel especially targeted

johncombest_com on Instagram, January 2023: Objective, unbiased media agrees: Missouri Republicans guilty of targeting.

KCMO: Pete Mundo Show: AG Andrew Bailey on KC Council’s “trans sanctuary” stunt (1:10); how sterilizing children is analogous to lobotomies (2:00); council’s “tactical blunder” (2:45); “cities are a creature of the state” (5:20); more

KWTO: Uncommon Sense with Cass Bowen Anderson: Missouri Right to Life’s Susan Klein and Sara Walsh on “bittersweet” legislative session’s wins and losses, pro-life priorities next session including initiative petition improvements, more

KWTO: Wake Up Springfield with Chandler Haynes: Rep. Bill Owen (R-Springfield) on infrastructure spending, budget, property tax freeze for seniors, ESG, more (-1:58:00)

Missouri Independent: Missouri could set developmental standards for deaf kids

Missourinet: Missouri wants to shore up fishing and hunting permit prices

P-D: Inflation could snag hunters and anglers in Missouri as officials float fee hike (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: Local farmers offer input on Army Corps/DNR levee study involving Missouri River

KC Star editorial: Missouri must fix Kansas City mental health hospital, but the problem is much bigger (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D editorial: Getting back to business in the St. Louis prosecutor’s office (get around stltoday paywall here)

Stateline’s Matt Vasilogambros, via Missouri Independent: Fueled by conspiracy theories, Jay Ashcroft and other Republican election officials leave Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC)

Columbia Missourian letter: High school kid: Here’s my expert opinion on why Missouri needs red-flag gun laws 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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