Wednesday, July 12, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Fox News’ The Ingraham Angle: Eric Schmitt: Left willing to ‘violate’ First Amendment and suppress speech; Senator responds to media meltdown over censorship ruling

AP: Takeaways from AP’s examination of nuclear waste problems in the St. Louis region

St. Louis Public Radio: Democratic State Sen. Karla May will enter Missouri’s U.S. Senate contest

Spectrum Local News (Charter Communications): State Sen. Karla May says she can move needle for Democrats in U.S. Senate race

Missouri Independent: Legislator joins Democratic primary hoping to oust Josh Hawley in Missouri Senate race

This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update: Rep. Melanie Stinnett talks with Scott Faughn about postpartum care (0:30); legislative wins (9:00); GOP governor primary (11:15); Karla May vs. Josh Hawley general election debate (12:20); GOP presidential primary (18:00); Faughn on silliness of “ranked-choice voting” scheme (20:45); crime in Springfield (24:00); whether Stinnett will run for state Senate (27:50); much more

Missourinet: Holly Rehder wants to be Missouri’s next lieutenant governor

Missouri Indepedent: Holly Rehder launches bid for Missouri lieutenant governor

KWTO: Wake Up Springfield with Cass Bowen Anderson: Sophia Shore and Sen. Jill Carter (R-Joplin) on St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones admitting gun control laws don’t work (-1:04:15); more

KWTO: Wake Up Springfield with Cass Bowen Anderson: Sen. Jill Carter (R-Joplin), Sophia Shore and Aaron Dorr on St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones admitting gun control legislation and “red flag laws” don’t work (-9:10); House leadership killing a bill that would ban red-flag laws (-7:45); the solution to urban crime (-6:35); federal pistol brace ban (-5:30); gun control activists’ next moves in Missouri (-3:00); federal threats to gun rights (-2:05); more

KCUR’s Brian Ellison: Hero profile: Mr. Gay America 2022 serves as “an ambassador for the LGBTQ+ community while legislators are targeting gay and trans people”; When not performing as “KC Sunshine,” Aniseto Herrera-Lyell teaches fourth graders

johncombest_com on Instagram, January 2023: Objective, unbiased media agrees: Missouri Republicans guilty of targeting.

KC Star intern Isabella Douglas (7/6/23): Mr. Gay America: Drag performer/transgender activist/LGBTQ advocate using his teaching platform to educate students on diversity

Missourinet: State of Missouri to hold special ceremony for Korean War veterans

JCNT: State emphasizes expansion of broadband service

JCNT: State to offer retirement savings plan for small businesses

Missourinet: Court battle could be brewing over bill to bring property tax relief to seniors

Missourinet: If you buy a vehicle at a Missouri car dealership, you will soon be paying the sales tax there

Missourinet: Rep. Kurtis Gregory (R-Marshall) explains Missouri’s name, image, and likeness (NIL) law

Missouri Business Alert, via KCUR: Missouri could begin construction to expand I-70 as soon as next month, MoDOT says

JCNT: Capitol circle drive getting $500,000 in upgrades

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis City school board accepts citywide plan blueprint, despite price tag and lack of details

Missourinet: No pardon – yet – for Kansas City police detective

St. Louis Public Radio: Proponents of restitution legislation hope governor’s veto doesn’t set precedent

P-D: Springfield children’s author is appointed Missouri’s new poet laureate (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D editorial: Mayor tone matters, even behind the scenes. Jones should make some apologies; Mayor sought payback against political enemies, directed her father to respond to Twitter critics. (get around stltoday paywall here)

Combest book: “(Black female protagonist) took a screenshot of the (critic’s tweet) likes, and saved it to her photo gallery. She’d remember how those people piled on, she told herself, and would throw it right back in their faces one day. page 30; order your copy TODAY on Amazon Prime Day

JCNT editorial: Cultivating interest in Missouri farming

KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: After mistakenly quoting racist magazine, Hawley says critics overuse white nationalist label (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KC Star op-ed: Former Washington D.C. General Services Administration employee who now chooses to live in Kansas: Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt should tell voters the truth about Trump’s indictments (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Missouri Independent’s Allison Kite, with contributions from MuckRock, the Riverfront Times, “the Association of Health Care Journalists,” et al.: Records reveal 75 years of government downplaying, ignoring risks of Coldwater Creek radioactive waste

Missouri Independents Allison Kite: Five revelations about St. Louis’ history with radioactive waste

Kansas City Beacon’s Meg Cunningham: Local advocates fight systemic maternal mental health racism 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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