Wednesday, June 28, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Fox News: Hawley, other GOP senators demand top intel official comply with law, turn over COVID origins info (link via

KC Star: Supreme Court ruling means Missouri courts can still review congressional maps (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here) Pete Mundo calls out Mean Jean over mass shooter suspect’s bail

KCMO: Pete Mundo Show: AG Andrew Bailey on KC Star’s weekend criticism (1:00); Star’s hypersensitivity to war language (2:20); why he wanted sex-change protections to apply to adults and not just children (3:30); response to Mayor Quinton Lucas on “transgender sanctuary” stunt (5:30); 2024 election pitch (7:20); pledge to finish out 4-year term if elected in 2024 (8:45)

KC Star: Democrats blast Bailey for seeking to throw out KC cop’s conviction for killing black man (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

AP’s Summer Ballentine and Margaret Stafford: Missouri attorney general seeks reversal of former detective’s conviction in black man’s death; former Missouri AG “Eric Schmidt [sic]” opposed efforts to release the wrongfully-convicted Lamar Johnson and Kevin Strickland

93.9 The Eagle: Wake Up Mid-Missouri: State Auditor Scott Fitzpatrick on difference between serving as treasurer and auditor (-8:35); Senate Bill 222 dying in the “volatile” Missouri Senate (7:00); more

Southeast Missourian: Local property manager Dave Soto to run for Rick Francis’ open state rep seat (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: After two years, Missouri’s prescription drug monitoring program on track to go live KCUR’s inevitable anti-gun spin on “gun violence”

P-D: Kairos charter school executives get back pay as St. Louis expansion hits roadblock (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Missouri holds outreach events in run up to cannabis microbusiness license lottery

JCNT: Corps of Engineers forecasts full river navigation season

KC Star: Kansas City Chiefs fans pour into Missouri Capitol to catch a glimpse of Lombardi Trophy (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D: Former Missouri inmate with HIV challenges state prison solitary confinement policy; man was not allowed to mingle with female prisoners (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT editorial: Collaborative effort is a healthy remedy for statewide hospital and housing ills

P-D editorial: St. Charles cross-dressing controversy shows how Jay Ashcroft’s slippery slope now threatens libraries (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star editorial: Pedestrian deaths are way up in Missouri. Are we all just driving angry? (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here) Kansas City Star runs politicized & racially divisive ‘local control’ false flag

P-D op-ed: Cambridge Innovation Center St. Louis’ self-described “queer” John Land: We need diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) to tackle rampant “white supremacy, homophobia, and transphobia”: “With this national wave of legislation targeting queer and trans people, my heart aches.” (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star’s new opinion page editor Yvette Walker: Fill out our reader survey; “We want your rational conservative voices, your sensible liberal voices.” (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KC Star’s Kevin Hardy (6/6/23): Welcome the Star’s new opinion editor; Yvette Walker, assistant dean for student affairs at University of Oklahoma journalism school, handed editorial page job (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

River City Journalism Fund’s Monica Obradovic, via St. Louis Public Radio: Flooding across St. Louis to continue if flood risk, climate change isn’t taken seriously

P-D letter: St. Louis County septuagenarian suggests sponsors of initiative petition legislation are paid off by secret donors (get around stltoday 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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