Monday, June 26, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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This Week in Missouri Politics: Sen. Jason Bean (R-Holcomb) talks with Scott Faughn about why he’s running for Majority Floor Leader (0:25); this session’s improved Senate environment (1:15); priorities, including urban crime (2:45); effectiveness as legislator (3:45); suburban Republicans vs. rural Republicans (4:30); reflections on Ron Richard (5:55); local control (8:30); approach to legislative hostage-taking, filibusters and compromise (7:00); closing pitch for floor leader (11:00); panel of Rep. Richard West (R-Wentzville), former Sen. Jim Lembke (R-Lemay), St. Louis City Alderman Rasheen Aldridge, and St. Louis Police Association’s Joe Patterson on Lucas Kunce vs. Wesley Bell vs. Karla May (13:40); quixotic candidates’ fundraising schemes (15:00); Jim Lembke on GOP’s present and future (15:20); Kunce vs. Bell (17:15); GOP governor primary (18:15); praise for Crystal Quade (21:30); state control of St. Louis City police (23:00); state Senate elections in 2024 and 2026 (26:10); who won the week: Josh Hawley, Doug Richey, Mayor Quinton Lucas, Jay Ashcroft, the family of Ron Richard (26:55)

KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: Hawley claims Presidential Record Act protects Trump. Experts say he’s wrong. (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

The Hill: Hawley: US has ‘downplayed’ the number of UFO sightings (link via

Newsweek: Government concealed ‘huge, huge’ number of UFOs, Hawley says (link via

P-D: PrideFest photo gallery: U.S. Senate candidate Wesley Bell, U.S. Rep. Cori Bush, more

P-D: Same-sex fight leads to stabbing after PrideFest; 21-year-old woman says she stabbed galpal in self-defense (get around stltoday paywall here)

Fox 2 St. Louis: 22-year-old woman stabbed in the stomach on Manchester Avenue in The Grove; 1 person dead, 6 injured after violent night in St. Louis

P-D: St. Louis’ mayor promised to reimagine policing and public safety. Has she delivered? (get around stltoday paywall here) Kansas City deadly mass shooting aftermath: Anti-gun blame game

Springfield Daily Citizen: Abuse survivors from Southwest Missouri led effort for state law on lifetime protection orders (get around Springfield Daily Citizen paywall here)

Missourinet: Missouri radiologist says breast exam bill huge victory for women

Missourinet: Lawmakers work to solve state’s substance abuse problem

Missourinet: Missouri law bans wrestling with bears

JCNT: Missouri Dept. of Conservation determines Lake of the Ozarks fish died of natural events

P-D editorial: A year after the fall of Roe, the predicted political truce is instead a dangerous new war. (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT editorial: Missouri’s drought should guide July 4 fireworks plans

St. Louis Public Radio’s Brian Munoz: PrideFest unites queer community after tumultuous year of legislative attacks

Kaiser Health News’ Bram Sable-Smith: Missouri throuple (transgender threesome) uses GoFundMe jackpot to subsidize move to Illinois; Springfield man plans move to Nevada, where Medicaid will pay for his gender swap 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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