Friday, August 4, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Southeast Missourian: U.S. Rep. Jason Smith says indictment of Trump “something that normally occurs in third-world countries” (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Southeast Missourian: SEMO Food Bank to offer update on 2023 farm bill; speakers include Hawley and Schmitt staffers, lt. gov. candidate Holly Thompson Rehder (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

johncombest_com on Twitter, yesterday: One year ago today, the campaign team running Trudy Busch Valentine was celebrating its #MOSEN primary election victory. Did it make a good-faith effort to take down this anti-Lucas Kunce ad?

Missouri Independent: Trial set for Sept. 11 on ballot title for Missouri abortion rights amendment

P-D: Gov. Parson hints at state incentives for Boeing in St. Louis County (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: Missouri Department of Agriculture opens urban agriculture grants to more areas

JCNT: MoDOT announces railroad crossing safety plan year after crash

AP: Missouri budgets $50M for railroad crossings in response to fatal 2022 Amtrak derailment

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri announces $18.5 million in recommendations for railroad crossing safety

SNL: Medicaid eligibility verification drops 32,000, including 16,000 kids, from benefits; complaints from House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade (D-Springfield), Missouri Foundation for Health’s Sheldon Weisgrau

Missouri Independent: Navigating your Medicaid renewal? Missouri advocates offer advice

Missourinet: Task force looks at Missouri’s drug overdose dashboard

Yesterday: P-D’s Victor Stefanescu: Post-Dispatch reporters exposed data shortcomings from “Missouri Department of Health and Human [sic] Services”; UPDATE: fixed, without acknowledgment of error (get around stltoday paywall here)

johncombest_com on Twitter, yesterday: Local news outlet can’t get the name of the lead state agency correct. I’m sure every other detail in the story was meticulously sourced and double-checked though. archives: Search tags (found at top of page each day): Journalists refusing to acknowledge errors

JCNT: Missouri State Fair returns for 121st year

KC Star: Two questions about KC mayor’s gun laws: will they be overturned, and will they matter?

P-D: St. Louis mayor signs public safety bills, including open carry crackdown (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Joseph News-Press: MoDOT highlights newly approved projects

Missourinet: Drought relief on the way; data shows August could be wetter in Missouri

JCNT: A bust of the late Gov. Mel Carnahan is being installed at Carnahan Memorial Garden

Southeast Missourian: Renew Missouri hosts Energy Assistance seminar (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

P-D: Creve Coeur chiropractor, radio host Eric Nepute to pay $80,000 to settle COVID misinformation claims (get around stltoday paywall here)

AP: Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker wants to defend conviction of former Missouri detective who killed black man

P-D: “Missouri Workers Center” race activism group holds anti-Amazon protest; worker says Amazon “gaslit” her injuries: “Amazon don’t [sic] care about our complaints, don’t [sic] care about our injuries, don’t [sic] care about us” (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Race group holds anti-Amazon protest, says unionization timeline uncertain; androgynous Caucasoid wears mask outdoors

P-D editorial: Lawsuit over abortion ban highlights danger to women in Texas – and Missouri (get around stltoday paywall here)

Joplin Globe editorial: Finally, not just a tax half-holiday for Missouri parents (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

JCNT editorial: Missouri’s second-chance opportunities: first-rate idea

Missouri Independent’s Annelise Hanshaw: Despite being a top legislative priority following a shooting in St. Louis City, school safety improvements are limited going into the 2023-2024 school year

KC Star op-ed: University of Texas at Austin professor: Missouri’s library book ban is based on dogma, not rational discussion of the facts (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KC Star: How to submit a letter to the editor: “Please, no form letters or copied material from other websites.”

Tyler (Texas) Morning Telegraph, today: University of Texas at Austin professor’s anti-conservative form letter on book bans (Texas version) archives: Search tags (found at top of page each day): editorial pages claiming to reject form letters then printing form letters 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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