Sunday, May 28, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Spectrum Local News (Charter Communications): 2024 statewide roundup: Peter Merideth may fill Dem ballot slot for secretary of state; John Kiehne (D), who lost three (3) consecutive state legislative races, says he’s running for lieutenant governor; Sarah Unsicker to speak to Dem township group; Russ Carnahan and Crystal Quade embark on “Road to 2024” tour next weekend

KCUR: As new Missouri library rule takes effect, librarians say kids’ access to books will be limited; new standards “add to the workload of Missouri librarians, many of whom already feel overwhelmed by their responsibilities”

Missouri Independent: Judge rules Missouri AG had no authority to order end of school mask mandates

P-D Kevin McDermott: Even judged by his own retrograde criteria, Josh Hawley fails the man-test (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Missouri lawmakers still fail college students, even after a funding bump (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian’s Katie Taranto: Influence of teachers’ union apparent in CPS board elections; Columbia Missouri National Education Association heroes fight back against attacks from state lawmakers, beat well-connected Republican candidates

P-D’s Bill McClellan: Can Wesley Bell distance himself from Kim Gardner chaos? (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Bellefontaine Neighbors septuagenarian says she is a Democrat and mother of police officer – and won’t be voting for Cori Bush again (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star letters: Sexagenarian woman, who chooses to live in Kansas, mocks church attendance and criticizes new Missouri law allowing Bible to be taught in schools; septuagenarian woman, who chooses to live in Kansas, criticizes Missouri lawmakers for Second Amendment protections (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

SNL letter: Greenfield man mocks Jay Ashcroft’s issue priorities

JCNT letter: Jefferson City sexagenarian opposes GOP lawmakers’ initiative petition 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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