Friday, June 30, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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KCMO: Pete Mundo Show: Mayor Quinton Lucas on urban violence and why more gun control will help (3:40); potential statewide initiative petition on KC police control (8:35)

Missouri Independent: Sunshine Law violations by AG’s office under Josh Hawley will cost Missouri $240K

P-D: Missouri taxpayers to pay $242,000 to Democrats for records violations under Josh Hawley (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: University of Missouri system to end race-based scholarships after Supreme Court ruling (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missourinet: Bailey informs Missouri universities and cities to end affirmative action policies

St. Louis Public Radio: Bailey warns Missouri universities and local leaders to end affirmative action policies

Columbia Missourian’s Grace Kenyon: The end of affirmative action likely to damage diversity efforts at Missouri institutions

Columbia Missourian: Former Missouri legislators keep control of leftover campaign funds: A look at expenditures by Ryan Silvey, Jason Kander, Don Gosen, Chrissy Sommer, Kirk Mathews, Tom McDonald, many others

Missouri Independent: Missouri surplus peaking at $8 billion as governor prepares to act on state budget

Missourinet: Bill from Rep. Patty Lewis (D-Kansas City) would fast-track licensing of doctors, counselors and social workers moving to state

SNL: Springfield Public Schools starting teacher pay increases to $43,200, a ‘leader’ in southwest Missouri

KC Star: Want to make $58,000 working from home? The state of Missouri is hiring for remote jobs (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

JCNT: MoDOT selects preferred plan for U.S. 54 widening

St. Louis Public Radio intern Lilley Halloran: San Francisco/D.C. gun control group has thoughts on St. Louis City violence; Giffords Center for Violence Intervention rep talks systemic racism, “housing security,” other alibis

SNL: Black vultures a problem for many Missouri livestock owners; expert says violent predators may attack “young or weak animals”

P-D: Gov. Parson lifts stay of execution for man six years after Greitens issued it; Marcellus Williams broke into University City woman’s home, stabbed her 43 times, then left with her purse and a laptop (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missourinet: Governor lifts six-year stay of execution for murderer Marcellus Williams: “It is time to move forward”

KC Star: Missouri governor lifts stay of execution for murderer (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D: Missouri agency warns people to stay away from Coldwater Creek after Boeing chemical spill (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star editorial: Eric Schmitt, other Republicans wrong on climate change (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D editorial: AG Bailey has repeatedly used public office to promote self-serving ideology (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star op-ed: Missouri Republican State Committee member Mark Comfort: Missourians are drowning in opioids but can’t afford prescriptions. Rein in Big Pharma

KCUR’s Holly Edgell: Midwesterners celebrated Pride Month amid heightened anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric, new laws: Collection of inspirational queer images

Kaiser Health News freelancer Harris Meyer, via KCUR: Missouri may soon see malpractice lawsuits over denied abortion care; Trudy Busch Valentine campaign star Mylissa Farmer seeks payday after “permanent physical and emotional damage”

Jezebel’s Kylie Cheung, 10/22/22: Springfield woman working with Springfield News-Leader, Valentine campaign to advance anti-Schmitt abortion narrative (link via

P-D letter: Crestwood woman cheers PrideFest, wants Post-Dispatch to stop showing photos of “less-normative members of the LGBTQ community” (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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