Sunday, June 4, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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AP: Debt deal imposes new work requirements for handouts, frustrating Cori Bush and other Democrats

P-D: Missouri hires pro-life marketing agency; Choose Life Marketing helps mothers find alternatives to abortion (get around stltoday paywall here) (link via Sam Lee on Twitter)

SNL: In Missouri, more school districts try to hold teachers accountable for breaking contracts; comments from Missouri NEA’s Mark Jones, Missouri School Boards’ Association’s Kelli Hopkins

P-D: Missouri’s juvenile program was hailed as a model for the nation. What happened? (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: How much tax money is Kansas City required to give police? KCPD argues for millions more (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

JCNT: Vacancies, turnover in Missouri hospitals down, but still higher than before

JCNT: With upswing in fentanyl cases, harm reduction strategies grow in importance

AP: Federal court reinstates death penalty order for Missouri inmate who murdered jailers

SNL’s Greta Cross: Missouri State’s Ozarks Lesbian and Gay Archives celebrates 20 years of preservation

SNL’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

Missouri Independent: State issues annual report on traffic stops

P-D editorial: Josh Hawley, Eric Schmitt, Cori Bush declined to be grownups on debt ceiling; “Missouri Republican Reps. Eric Burlison and Mark Alford both joined them at the kids’ table.” (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D new editorial page editor Kevin McDermott: An overview of my center-left approach to politics (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star op-ed: Kansas City Public Library Board of Trustees President Pete Browne: Conservatives’ library challenges “are most likely to target LGBTQ and black subject matter, titles and authors”; “A similar chill was cast last August, when Missouri enacted a new state law, S.B. 775, targeting school libraries”

Missouri Independent op-ed: Missouri governor should halt executions of adolescent murderers like Michael Tisius

Joplin Globe letter: Boston resident, interning for Environment Missouri, criticizes Supreme Court ruling on Clean Water Act, demands Missouri officials “act immediately” (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

P-D letter: St. Louis City septuagenarian criticizes Hawley and Schmitt, longs for the days of Tom Eagleton and Jack Danforth (get around stltoday paywall here) 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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