Monday, June 5, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Southeast Missourian: Governor declares drought alert for Missouri (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Missourinet: Missouri Department of Natural Resources releases drought plan

Missouri Independent: Missouri AG Andrew Bailey had no authority to inflate cost of abortion amendment, auditor argues On MSNBC, Kansas City Mayor Q ALMOST explains controversial trans sanctuary resolution

KC Star: Missouri bill would bar Medicaid from covering gender-affirming hormones, puberty blockers; sex-hormone drug enabler says some transgenders already moving out of state (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KMBC: LGBTQ activists describe horrifying potential pellet gun skin abrasions in Westport; community activist denounces “microaggressions”

KC Star’s Anna Spoerre and Andrea Klick: Potential “pellet gun attack” outside LGBTQ bar requires no medical attention for skin-pain victim; horrific theoretical hate crime occurs as “a wave of anti-LGBTQ laws are moving through Republican-controlled legislatures across the country – most often targeting transgender youth — including in Kansas and Missouri.” (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

CDT’s Charles Dunlap: Daniel Boone Regional Library ‘basically already complies’ with new state library rule; “books with LGBTQ themes often are targeted for bans”

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

KCUR: After expunging thousands of marijuana cases, Missouri courts are not expected to meet deadline

Sikeston Standard Democrat: Missouri’s newly created School Safety Grant Program benefits local school districts (get around Sikeston Standard Democrat paywall here)

SNL: Missouri Hospital Association report: Turnover and vacancy rates decrease but remain high

P-D editorial: AG Andrew Bailey is bragging about a legal victory that will hurt Missouri’s air quality. (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star editorial: Missouri AG defies judge 6th time, keeps ex-KC cop convicted of manslaughter free (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Report For America and the Society of Environmental Journalists content creator Juanpablo Ramirez-Franco, funded by the Walton Family Foundation, via St. Louis Public Radio: The Mississippi River has rights, say black and (feather) Indian activists

P-D’s Tony Messenger: The American middle still exists in politics. We just saw it in St. Louis. (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letters: Kirkwood sexagenarian says Hawley, Schmitt and Bush should have voted for debt ceiling bill; Creve Coeur man wishes Hawley and Schmitt were more like Tom Eagleton and Jack Danforth, attempts “Abbott and Costello” punchline (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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