Tuesday, June 20, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking podcast: Seasoned urban politico Mike Jones on Lucas Kunce vs. Wesley Bell (22:00), more (link via Spotify, since St. Louis Public Radio does not offer a workable audio player on its own website)

P-D: Bush uses Juneteenth parade to promote “Reparations NOW” plan (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: U.S. Rep. Cori Bush wants more education about what slavery looked like in St. Louis: “That’s the work that we have to do.”

The Hill: Cleaver, other Democrats want new process for illegal immigrants to appeal deportations

Fox4 KC: Mark Alford on debt ceiling vote, more (link via

KFEQ (St. Joseph), via Missourinet: Rosecrans Air Force Base could get next generation of cargo planes; comments from U.S. Rep. Sam Graves

JCNT: About $200M in improvements planned in Missouri state parks

Southeast Missourian: Missouri DHSS provides online map, text number to find summer food handouts (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Missouri hospitals house children in foster care with no place to go

Missourinet: Missouri’s summer could be wetter than normal

Joplin Globe editorial: Conservation’s enemy not the wolf, but the weasel; invasions from lawmakers will continue (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

P-D editorial: Yes, Missouri needs reasonable gun laws. But St. Louis also needs more police. (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian Executive Editor Elizabeth Stephens: Amid rising production costs, the Missourian will raise subscription prices

KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: “(G)iven the rise in anti-LGBTQ legislation, given the angry people shooting cans of Bud Light, or berating Target employees, given the children forbidden from playing certain sports, or the women kept out of domestic violence shelters” – should tolerant lawmakers be worried? (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Kaiser Health News’ Aneri Pattani, via Missouri Independent: As part of opioid settlement, Missouri state and local governments slated to receive $88.8 million from drug distributors, Janssen pharmaceutical company 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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