Tuesday, July 25, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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P-D: Hawley, Schmitt team with Democrat colleagues on bills (get around stltoday paywall here)

93.9 The Eagle (Mid-Missouri): Wake Up Mid-Missouri: Scott Faughn on governor’s race: Q2 GOP gov primary fundraising results (1:10); importance of campaigns buying traditional media (2:45); voters rewarding genuine candidates (4:45); hilarity of Sarah Unsicker vs. Elad Gross intramural tussle (7:00); Vivek Malek vs. Cody Smith vs. Andrew Koenig (8:30); Tony Luetkemeyer’s next move (10:15)

Missouri Independent; GOP primary for Missouri treasurer now a three-way race

Spectrum Local News (Charter Communications): Andrew Koenig running for state treasurer; Drury Hotels retiree filling Democratic ballot slot for Koenig’s open Senate seat says he will not self-fund; Deb Lavender confirms she won’t take another state Senate loss

Missourinet: Tracking Missouri’s teacher workforce data heading into 2023-24 school year

Missourinet: Missouri Department of Agriculture Director Chris Chinn and Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe on what’s new at the 2023 Missouri State Fair

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Will Missouri hand out enough weed licenses to minorities? Thoughts from St. Louis City NAACP’s Adolphus Pruitt, Rep. Ashley Bland Manlove (D-Kansas City), and Missouri Independent content creator Rebecca Rivas

Missouri Independent content creator Rebecca Rivas: Rep. Ashley Bland Manlove, NAACP leader disagree over Missouri weed economy’s black ownership

Combest, The Missouri Times, 10/21/21: Missouri media’s top victimhood angle for 2023: “Missouri voters approved recreational marijuana in 2022, but experts are worried that minorities will be left out in the cold.”

KC Star: New Missouri law might make it easier to get a marijuana business loan (avoid KC Star paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Most of the Midwest is in drought. And there’s no simple way to get out of it

Missourinet: Convicted child murderer wants mulligan from Gov. Parson; Johnny Johnson scheduled to assume room temperature August 1

Midwest Crime Files podcast: Johnny A. Johnson abducted six-year-old Casey Williamson, attempted to rape her, bashed her head with a brick, then smashed a boulder on her skull to finish the murder

Joplin Globe editorial: State needs to accept federal food aid (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

P-D op-ed: Stacy Washington: Missouri’s attorney general is standing up for free speech. Will Congress? (get around stltoday paywall here)

States Newsroom’s Kelcie Moseley-Morris, via Missouri Independent: Male anti-abortion religious leaders mull murder charges for pregnant people at national event; Operation Save America, “an anti-abortion, anti-LGBTQ and anti-Muslim religious group” wants personhood legislation in Missouri and other states

Columbia Missourian op-ed: San Jose, Calif. woman wants Gov. Parson to spare child murderer; Johnny Johnson had a rough childhood, deserves a break 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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