Sunday, July 16, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Brownfield Ag News: U.S. Rep. Jason Smith says the Biden administration is missing opportunities to advance U.S. agriculture

KWIX (Mid-Missouri): Luetkemeyer: Military’s race-based hiring practices likely to remain

KZRG (Joplin): Gov. Parson’s schedule for the week of July 18-22: KC Chiefs event, faith leaders, Matt Blunt portrait unveiling

SNL: Missouri Gays Against Groomers’ Chris Barrett, Springfield school board member speak out against LGBTQ activists’ “distractions”

JCNT: State injects funds into sheriff retirement, requires officer contributions

Washington Missourian: Fentanyl test strips legalized in Missouri

KCUR: Up to Date: Sen. Holly Thompson Rehder (R-Scott City) on legalizing fentanyl test strips

Columbia Missourian: MoDOT plans for September demolition of old bridge at Rocheport

KC Star op-ed: “Blue Missouri” Executive Director Jessica Piper: Don’t blame Biden for Missouri’s bad roads and schools. The GOP holds the power here (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D letter: Maplewood septuagenarian says Gov. Parson dislikes urban Missourians, attempts punchline involving Gerald Ford (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL letter: Springfield septuagenarian wonders if Crystal Quade will attribute her bootstrapping success to white privilege 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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