Thursday, August 3, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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KCMO: Pete Mundo Show: Sen. Josh Hawley on Dems’ Trump indictment (1:10); Dems’ motivations (2:30); DOJ vs. parents and pro-life Catholics (3:30); future presidents weaponizing DOJ (4:45); what GOP candidates should be talking about (5:45); Trump as GOP nominee “a done deal” (6:30); Joe Biden’s lies about Hunter Biden’s business dealings (7:40); Coldwater Creek issue (10:15)

St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum: Former Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon helps No Labels group eyeing a third-party presidential ticket

SNL: Jim Kreider, former Missouri House Speaker, passes away

P-D: Fred Heitert, last Republican to hold elective office in St. Louis City, dies at 85 (get around stltoday paywall here)

Joplin Globe: GOP candidates gather at Neosho watermelon feed to stump for votes (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

Southeast Missourian: Change for this weekend’s tax free holiday in Missouri (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

JCNT: Missouri State Fair returns for 121st year archives: August 2013: Joplin Globe’s Eli Yokley: Gov. Jay Nixon stands up for Missouri State Fair as House Democrats threaten to cut funding archives: August 2013: State Fair’s rodeo clown controversy draws in St. Louis treasurer; Tishaura Jones: “I will not shrink to the low level of twitter trolls. Social media is a privilege to interact, not a license to be an A$$.”

KSDK’s Mark Maxwell (7/6/23): St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones cheers Dem activist mocking Caleb Rowden, wants her team to “troll (their) asses” when legislators visit St. Louis City

Combest book: Black female protagonist: “When I’m disrespected (on Twitter) by (political opponent), I know my #BossBabe posse will take up the fight.” – Chapter 8: The Mirage of Control, Security and Approval John Combest: Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks – available in paperback and Amazon Kindle

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air: Amid Missouri Legislature’s attacks on “gender-affirming care,” St. Louis Queer Support Helpline thrives; “They/them” humanoid says its group “strategize(s) towards queer liberation”

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Mayor Quinton Lucas enters his second term with a new plan to curb gun violence; criticisms of Missouri’s “guns everywhere” policy and Andrew Bailey (14:30); additional thoughts on gun control from leader of local Moms Demand Action klatch

P-D’s Victor Stefanescu: Rep. Tricia Byrnes (R-Wentzville) moderates meeting on impact of radioactive contamination on Francis Howell High School alumni and St. Charles County water; Post-Dispatch reporters exposed data shortcomings from “Missouri Department of Health and Human [sic] Services” (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: Meeting to focus on substance abuse in foster care system

Southeast Missourian: MoDOT invites public to discuss transportation needs (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

AP: Poorly designed crossing contributed to fatal 2022 rural Missouri Amtrak derailment, officials say

Southeast Missourian editorial: Enjoy Missouri’s ‘Back-to-School’ sales tax holiday this weekend – courtesy of Cape Girardeau’s own Peter Kinder (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

KC Star editorial: Jay Ashcroft’s ‘pornographic’ rule has Missouri libraries confused about what kids can see

KC Star editorial: Mayor Quinton Lucas’ gun control proposals may not survive courts, but he’s right to try

P-D op-ed: Jay Nixon: Why I’m supporting ‘No Labels’ effort for the 2024 ballot (get around stltoday paywall here)

States Newsroom op-ed, via Missouri Independent: Zachary Roth and Morgan Trau: Republicans’ initiative petition changes in Ohio, Missouri and other states are brazen power grabs; efforts threaten economic justice, democracy and voting rights, and reproductive health

States Newsroom’s David Montgomery, via Missouri Independent: Lawsuit over Texas abortion ban could be a model in Missouri, other states

P-D’s Tony Messenger: I went to a gun safety talk. I ran into an even bigger moral problem – Trump supporters. (get around stltoday paywall here)

KCUR’s Noah Taborda: Public scrutiny and political backlash have left Kansas City health departments in a tough spot; Missouri doesn’t spend enough on public health funding, and Missouri legislators are preventing health care workers from doing their jobs

KCUR”s Noah Taborda (11/17/22): Still a chance for another COVID-19 spike; thoughts from “DHHS’s [sic] state epidemiologist” George Turabelidze; woman who chooses to work as “chief emergency management officer” at hospital finds her job to be “exhausting”

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” archives: Search tags (found at top of page each day): Health professionals complaining about the profession they chose

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