Saturday, July 29, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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KMBC’s Micheal Mahoney: Ron DeSantis coming to KC on Tuesday, August 8

Missourinet: Hawley says he has no interest in joining U.S. Supreme Court

P-D: Mike Kehoe sets himself apart from GOP rivals with openness to abortion exceptions; Crystal Quade campaign fixes “one in [sic] the same” response (get around stltoday paywall here)

johncombest_com on Twitter, Thursday: Freebie for the Crystal Quade campaign: There is no such thing as “one in the same”

Missourinet: Sen. Holly Thompson Rehder (R-Scott City) talks about her bid for lieutenant governor

Missourinet: List of the 23 Missouri Supreme Court candidates: Tony Luetkemeyer, Tom Albus, Jack Goodman, Chris Limbaugh, Dave Roland, others

SNL: Gov. Parson touts strong Missouri economy in summer State of the State address, says funding is coming for I44 improvements

SNL: Chamber of Commerce State of the State photo gallery; Gov. Parson works the room; Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe has a chat with Missouri State’s Clif Smart; more

KSHB: Gov. Parson signs bill allocating additional funding for Kansas City’s South Loop project (link via

JCNT: MoDOT seeks input on unfunded needs list

KSHB: Blistering heat causes asphalt to buckle on St. Joseph bridge; MoDOT shuts down lanes (link via

Missourinet: Task force studies maternal death rate in Missouri

P-D: Missouri inches closer to collecting union dues from prison workers (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Trial delayed in high-profile Torch Electronics lawsuit (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Trial postponed in Torch gambling case against Missouri highway patrol

Missouri Indpendent: Missouri regulators can now subpoena records from marijuana facilities

Joplin Globe editorial: Congressional delegation should follow former Sen. Roy Blunt’s lead and support “Recovering America’s Wildlife Act” (get around Joplin Globe here)

P-D editorial: Missouri Democrats should try again for diaper tax break – preferably without asking taxpayers to subsidize GOP’s gun fetish (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star editorial: Missouri wrongly put him on death row and paid him $14. Even the guilty get more help (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KC Star’s Derek Donovan: U.S. Rep. Eric Burlison is right to question UFO whistleblower’s shocking but familiar story

Missouri Independent’s Rudi Keller: Great Flood of 1993 remains a vivid memory for those who experienced the long-running disaster

P-D op-ed: Oregon-based CPA Andrew Hunzicker: 3 myths about marijuana and financial services industry in Missouri (get around stltoday paywall here)

Kansas City Beacon’s Meg Cunningham: Missourians in state prisons fear consequences of summertime heat

KCUR’s Noah Taborda: Hot temperatures punish “historically underserved communities that were subject to redlining”

KCUR’s Noah Taborda (5/8/23): Missouri Legislature “trying to prevent anti-racism training for health care providers”; states should subsidize “culturally-competent doulas that reflect the communities they serve”

Combest, The Missouri Times, October 2021: How to profit from Missouri media’s future victimhood angles: Health care hustlers should “insist that programs hire workers to ‘resemble the communities they serve’”

Washington Missourian letter: Labadie septuagenarian praises Missouri Department of Conservation’s Forest ReLeaf program

P-D letter: St. Louis deacon dislikes editorial board’s reference to unborn children as “clump of cells” (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Fenton man wants personal property tax freeze for seniors, says Missourians are “being taxed to death” (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian letter: Self-described “successful socially responsible investor” septuagenarian disagrees with Jay Ashcroft on ESG, brags about mutual fund returns

Columbia Missourian letter: Self-described “baby boomer” says Jay Ashcroft’s comments on ESG make her feel “exhausted” 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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