Tuesday, June 13, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Obituary and arrangements for Sen. Ron Richard; visitation today, funeral tomorrow

St. Louis Public Radio: Former Alderman Brandon Bosley (D) indicted on fraud charges; alderman on Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance: “F*ck that insurance company … I don’t give two sh*ts about them.”

P-D: Former St. Louis Alderman Brandon Bosley (D) is charged in federal bribery sting (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Video: Former St. Louis alderman Brandon Bosley comments after federal indictment

P-D (2/6/23): Records point to Lacy Clay and Brandon Bosley in St. Louis corruption scandal (get around stltoday paywall here)

KWTO: Wake Up Springfield with Tim Jones: Greene County Clerk Shane Schoeller (R) on Ron Richard (-31:00); secretary of state campaign (-27:00); top issues (-25:45); ranked-choice voting (-24:30); campaign schedule (-21:50)

P-D: Gun-control advocates hope for statewide ballot initiative; UMSL prof, former Sen. Joan Bray (D-University City) draw “roughly a dozen” people for online campaign kickoff (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Rep. Tony Lovasco (R-O’Fallon) quits St. Charles County GOP post, alleges party is ‘attacking our own’ (get around stltoday paywall here)

KCUR’s “Kansas City Today” on Spotify: Jay Ashcroft’s confusing library policies lead to a non-inclusive environment for LGBTQ staff Kansas City PBS declares PrideFest a success (3/10/22): Kansas City PBS Flatland Newsletter Tags TKC With ‘Buttf*cker’ Slur

KSMU: Local PrideFest attendees power through anxiety to have fun; area human calling himself a man says he worries about guns in crowds, cars “going off track,” says he always feels like “a target”

Southeast Missourian: Cape Girardeau council member says Mayor Stacy Kinder was behind “Pride Month” proclamation; council members decline to comment (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

P-D: Missouri transgender activists say new laws too much to handle, as they give up and leave the state (get around stltoday paywall here)

States Newsroom, via Missouri Independent: USDA rural broadband program to fund Missouri projects

Missourinet: Missouri on pace to become sixth-largest adult-use marijuana market in the United States

JCNT: Marijuana microbusiness applications to open next month

Missourinet: Missouri First Lady Teresa Parson on the 2023 Community Service Challenge and the gift of service

Missourinet: Bill from Rep. Brenda Shields (R-St. Joseph) makes it easier to respond to drug overdoses

Missourinet: Missouri Legislature’s Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Task Force meets in Jefferson City; Rep. LaDonna Appelbaum (D-St. Louis County) on her double mastectomy and Walgreens opioid pushers

KY3 (Springfield): Missouri teacher burnout is main retention challenge, survey finds; comments from Missouri State Teachers Association’s Matt Michelson (link via

SNL: Starting July 1, it will be easier to get court info on Missouri What to know.

Missouri Independent: Missouri moves toward 50/50 child custody law, raising concerns about abuse victims

“Chris had quit his full-time job to spite his ex-wife and child, who relied on Chris’ child support payments to make ends meet.” – Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks, p. 23

St. Joseph News-Press: Local officials warn of ‘sextortion’ scam across the U.S.

ALYSSA_H EXPOSED’ the search result screamed. She clicked on the link and was taken to a site where users post explicit photos and videos.” – Combest book, p. 12

Daily American Republic editorial: Times are tough for newspapers; tell Kroger’s, Menard’s and Hobby Lobby to buy ads in our newspapers 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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