Thursday, June 22, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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KWTO (Springfield): The Elijah Haahr Show: Vivek Ramaswamy on presidential campaign

KC Star: Missouri couple who filmed themselves at Jan. 6 riot charged

This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update: Scott Faughn on Dem Sen. Karla May’s verbosity (0:30); Lucas Kunce’s handicap as a straight white Christian male (1:55); why Karla May would be the favorite if she enters the Democratic U.S. Senate primary (4:30); future for Crystal Quade and Dean Plocher (7:50); Juneteenth “holiday” (10:15); Kevin McDermott as new Post-Dispatch editorial page editor and why liberals should own their opinions (11:00); praise for Wake Up Mid-Missouri, and how Trump owned the vaginally-whipped MSNBC “Morning Joe” male host (12:15); how Faughn’s pals trolled him with a Cubs cameo (22:00)

KWTO (Springfield): The Elijah Haahr Show: Jesus Osete on abortion ballot initiative petitions case (-18:00); what made this case unique (-16:30); next round of litigation (-13:30); AG’s appeal (-8:40); thoughts on Fitzpatrick’s position (-6:15); future challenges to fiscal note summary (-5:25); professional experience working for Schmitt, Ashcroft, more (-4:25)

Missouri Independent: Missouri AG misses deadline on abortion petition as appeal is filed

NPR: Vermont economist maps abortion tourism data; professor says women looking to snuff out unwanted children already had options in Illinois in Kansas, “(s)o Missouri was already in a post-Roe world, and Dobbs didn’t really affect it”

JCNT: Missouri Dept. of Higher Education and Workforce Development to expand apprenticeships

KC Star: Saying Missouri was ‘unlawful,’ judge rules Kansas City charter school can stay open (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

St. Louis Public Radio: KC teen wants to lower Missouri’s voting age; 16-year-old says he has secret Democrat and Republican bill sponsors

P-D: Missouri lawmakers address physician shortage with new grant program (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Annie E. Casey Foundation publishes annual criticism of Missouri kids’ health; guns, “child care crisis” to blame

P-D: More than 350 people pack St. Charles County library meeting in fight over dress code, LGBTQ issues; St. Louis City resident and “conservative firebrand” Mark McCloskey visits St. Peters to weigh in (get around stltoday paywall here)

Westplex 107.1FM (St. Charles County): BS in the Morning Show with Brad Hildebrand and Shelley Barr (12/15/22): Mark McCloskey on tweeting a shirtless photo, how his muscular 66-year-old frame is from “clean living” (3:00), peak of military pressing nearly 450 pounds (4:15), U.S. Senate campaign efforting metrics (5:55), Eric Schmitt’s “hide in the basement and don’t campaign routine,” (7:00), how the Missouri Republican Party structure will annoint the next Missouri attorney general (7:30)

YouTube: Homage to World’s Strongest Man Paul Anderson: Professional powerlifters attempt 406-pound standing overhead press, 44 pounds fewer than Mark McCloskey

SNL: Springfield spared from drought as statewide conditions worsen

Springfield Daily Citizen: Now in Missouri: Invasive fish can breathe air and walk on land (get around Springfield Daily Citizen paywall here)

Southeast Missourian: MoDOT briefing slated Friday in Perryville for Chester Bridge (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

P-D editorial: Missouri’s attorney general and the mathematics of zealotry (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent op-ed: Ladue School Board member Peter Gariepy: Lawmakers should raise teacher salaries, allow districts to start school earlier in August

Kansas City Beacon’s Meg Cunningham: MU study looks at urban youth gun injuries; Rep. Peter Merideth (D-St. Louis City) is hoping “the day comes that voters actually make somebody pay consequences for their radical support of guns”

States Newsroom’s Ariana Figueroa: ‘Lobbying for my right to exist’: US Senate panel examines how states target trans kids

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

Twitter: Springfield News-Leader reporter Andrew Sullender quits, announces he is now a transgender woman named Amanda

SNL’s Susan Szuch and Andrew Sullender (6/11/23): Pridefest roundup: Area woman says Missouri lawmakers’ targeting of trans community “terrifying”; House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade (D-Springfield) urges transgenders to not flee Missouri; children hand dollar bills to drag queens; assistant Missouri State University professor laments “state-sanctioned attack on the transgender community in Missouri”; more

SNL’s Andrew Sullender (6/1/23): Council to vote on symbolic measure affirming Springfield’s LGBTQ community; “though symbolic, the resolution could represent a rebuke to recently passed statewide legislation targeting queer Missourians”

SNL’s Andrew Sullender (4/15/23): Check the satirical website mocking Mike Moon – and send some money to the comedian who created it

SNL’s Andrew Sullender (9/12/22): Lesbians get revenge on Billy Long, release photo of congressman attending same-sex wedding in 2018

KSGF (Springfield): Nick Reed Show (10/26/21): News-Leader should be embarrassed by reporter Andrew Sullender’s inaccuracies about Ann Coulter event; “This is what happens when you send a Democrat activist out to pretend to be a journalist.” 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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