Sunday, July 2, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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CDT: University of Missouri Board of Curators chairman on Supreme Court workaround: “We’re going to look at diversity very broadly”

P-D: St. Louis program paying for abortion travel to Illinois blocked by court (get around stltoday paywall here) TKC Must See: Kansas City Mayor Q didn’t exactly deny U.S. Senate Run

KCTV: Video: Quinton Lucas on U.S. Senate run: “I have no decision or discussion on any race beyond (mayor) right now … I do have my share of disagreements occasionally with (Hawley.)”

JCNT: Jefferson City schools, state put focus on retaining new teachers

JCNT: State budget spending millions in Jefferson City

JCNT: MoDOT includes 20 Cole County projects in five-year plan

Joplin Globe: State officials tout grant for Carthage square projects (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

Washington Missourian: Courts struggle with marijuana expungements

KWIX (Moberly): Changes coming to

P-D editorial: St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones shouldn’t let her base thwart her promising new direction on policing; deft move outsmarted Missouri Republicans this legislative session (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star opinion page editor Yvette Walker: Here’s a workaround for new merit-based college admissions rules: Mention your race in the application essay

KC Star’s Kevin Hardy (6/6/23): 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)

Columbia Missourian’s Mae Bruce: “You are Here” series on “America’s lopsided wealth distribution”: Missouri perpetuates the cycle of wealth inequality: “White families more easily accrue wealth than any other racial group in the U.S.”

SNL letter: Springfield man criticizes Jay Ashcroft’s approach to library materials

P-D letter: Fenton septuagenarian responds to Kevin McDermott piece on urban crime, says state of Missouri is not to blame (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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