Saturday, June 24, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show: U.S. Rep. Jason Smith on whistleblowers’ blockbusters

States Newsroom, via Missouri Independent: Supreme Court turns down push by states to challenge Biden deportation policy; Missouri and 17 other states supported Texas and Louisiana in an amicus brief

Spectrum News (Charter Communications): Biden’s Rachel Levine, others gather in St. Louis City to lament Missouri’s pro-life environment; Cori Bush: “Abortion bans are systemic discrimination and racism in action”

St. Louis Public Radio: “Shame on Missouri, shame on our former attorney general”; Cori Bush explains what “pisses (her) off”

P-D: Biden health secretary visits St. Louis area clinics on anniversary of Dobbs pro-life ruling (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Abortion advocates say ban has far-reaching effect on health care

UPI: Photo: U.S. Rep. Cori Bush with Biden officials, including Rachel Levine

P-D: Missouri Supreme Court sets date for arguments in abortion ballot question fight (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Missouri Supreme Court sets hearing date for abortion rights petition case

Missourinet: Doug Richey throws hat in state Senate race

Missourinet: Rep. Rick Francis (R-Perryville) on omnibus ag bill, hemp, tax breaks for young farmers

Washington Missourian: Missouri Poison Center reports increase of cannabis cases with children

Springfield Daily Citizen: Panel: Marijuana legalization brings new challenges for employers (get around Springfield Daily Citizen paywall here)

P-D: “Best places to work” list: Employee satisfaction makes MOHELA Top Workplace (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Missouri slaughterhouse wants OK to pump 350,000 gallons per day of ‘treated wastewater’ into river (get around stltoday paywall here)

Springfield Daily Citizen: Welfare payments can be used at Springfield area farmers markets (get around Springfield Daily Citizen paywall here)

KC Star: Supporters of KC cop e-mailed Gov. Parson’s office, encouraging pardon; Aaron Willard and Jean Peters Baker have spirited exchange (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here) TKC reader notes newspaper’s position: If you don’t agree with KC Star opinion in the Cameron Lamb case then you are not allowed to reach out to your governor.

JCNT: Local, state agencies urge caution with fireworks amid statewide drought

KC Star: ‘Cool-colored’ catfish caught in Missouri lake isn’t what it seems, officials say (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here) Legal pondering: Could Kansas City Country Club Plaza sue Black Lives Matter activists for damages after Minnesota junkie’s death?

P-D: Police looking for more gun-toting youths suspected in downtown St. Louis mass shooting (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D editorial: Too many in Missouri think birth control is illegal. State leaders must fix that. (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star “Service Journalism Team” content creators Natalie Wallington and Kynala Phillips: Abortion has been outlawed in Missouri for a full year. How you can avoid religious “pregnancy resource centers” and obtain the funds to discard your unwanted baby (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

6/9/23: KC Star “Service Journalism Team” content creator Natalie Wallington: You can fight back against Missouri legislators – here are the best LGBTQ books to give kids (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

4/28/22: KC Star “Service Journalism Team’s” Natalie Wallington: Missouri, your anti-LGBTQ laws made me gayer: “With every hateful bill you write, my hair gets shorter and my Doc Martens get chunkier.”

P-D’s Tony Messenger: She’s in Texas, fighting Missouri charges. She wants no part of Iron County’s ‘dungeon.’ (get around stltoday paywall here)

Southeast Missourian letter: Cape Girardeau septuagenarian says Jason Smith is too partisan (get around Southeast Missourian 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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