Saturday, June 10, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times: Missouri legend Ron Richard passes away

St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum: Ron Richard, titan of Missouri’s legislative world, dies at 75

The Missouri Times publisher Scott Faughn: Missouri’s perfect warrior, Missouri’s perfect knight: Senator Ron Richard 1947-2023

The Missouri Times: Ron Richards retrospective (2018): Part 1: Ron’s roots and entry into politics

The Missouri Times: Ron Richards retrospective (2018): Part 2: Ron reflects on early political days and his time in the House

The Missouri Times: Ron Richards retrospective (2018): Part 3: Ron on his time in the Senate, plus word association

The Missouri Times Scott Faughn, February 2016: Why Ron Richard should be president of MU

St. Louis Public Radio’s Marshall Griffin (2016): Q&A with Ron Richard: “With social media this whole thing has changed. … We’ve got so many (Senate) members that are glued to their phones and the perception of what people are saying about them … I’m walking down the hallway and I get a few people run into me because they’re too busy looking on their cell phones, and I’ll chastise them and tell them to pay attention to what you’re doing.”

“The rest of the afternoon, Gabby was tethered to her phone more tightly than usual … she obsessively reloaded Kelley’s tweet, watching the number of retweets, likes and replies grow. p. 30

P-D: Ron Richard, former leader of Missouri House and Senate, dies at 75 (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missourinet: A giant in Missouri politics dies: Collection of tweets paying tribute to Ron Richard

Southeast Missourian: U.S. Rep. Jason Smith, Gov. Mike Parson swiftly condemn Trump indictment (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

KCUR’s Savannah Hawley-Bates: Hawley, Schmitt, “Blain [sic] Luetkemeyer,” others weigh in on Trump indictment

St. Joseph News-Press: Local reaction to Gov. Parson’s reaction to Trump indictment: Buchanan County Republican Party Vice Chair Kristi Green; former Buchanan County Democratic Party Chair Susan Montee says Gov. Parson didn’t even read the indictment

P-D: State AFL-CIO won’t rescind its endorsement of Lucas Kunce in 2024 US Senate race, decided before Wesley Bell’s entry (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Climate change protest near coal giant Peabody draws sparse crowd; Los Angeles woman living in St. Louis calls turnout “really sad” (get around stltoday paywall here)

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: A liberal Ohio activist explains how Kansas Citians can protect democracy in America – starting by fighting Missouri Republicans on voter fraud

Missourinet: Gov. Parson plans to veto some items in the state budget

P-D: Missouri school and county groups push to stop tax break for seniors (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: State drought plan gets first big test

P-D’s Jane Henderson: Libraries say they never offered ‘obscene’ materials, but Ashcroft’s rule has them scrambling; “book challenges have targeted mostly children’s books containing information about LGBTQ life or characters” (get around stltoday paywall here)

KSMU’s Michele Skalicky: Pridefest promo: 2023 a year “in which 20 state legislatures, including Missouri, have passed laws targeting transgender people”

Springfield Daily Citizen (2/17/23): New news director Michele Skalicky thinks public radio could deliver “thoughtful, fair and balanced news” (get around Springfield Daily Citizen paywall here)

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

KSMU’s Gregory Holman: Transgender celebration series, Part 1: Interview with local transgenders (3 men, 1 woman)

KSMU’s Gregory Holman: Transgender celebration series, Part 2: Local transgenders discuss “terrifying, exhausting” experience of living in Missouri

KCUR: Album promo: Willi Carlisle’s ‘Peculiar’ a celebration of queer culture and Missouri’s flyover country

KC Star: Man claims he was robbed and shot for being a transgender, says shooter’s face showed “disgust”; Police decline to charge 30-year-old shooter Gonzolo Sago Duvergel with hate crime (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Missourinet: Missouri Department of Conservation explains how to prepare yourself for black bear encounters

AP: Missouri Supreme Court declines to halt August execution of man convicted of killing child; Johnny Johnson beat a 6-year-old girl to death with bricks after he tried to rape her

P-D editorial: Hawley, Schmitt are playing with fire in reckless comments about Trump indictment (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star editorial: Rule of law? Hawley’s response to Trump indictment shows he’s only for it sometimes (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D editorial: New editorial page editor Kevin McDermott makes changes: No more letters from readers on some Saturdays or Mondays, and no more “editorial briefs” (get around stltoday paywall here)

Joplin Globe editorial: Ron Richard: A life of public service (get around Joplin Globe 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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