Saturday, August 5, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

Published in Missouri Political News - Daily Headlines. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Help cover the funeral expenses of Casey Burns’ uncle and grandmother, who died unexpectedly this week (organized by Victory Enterprises Brett Dinkins, with help from Enterprise Holding’s Josh Foster) Obituary for Casey Burns’ grandmother, Joy Thurston Obituary for Casey Burns’ uncle, Pete Selzer

Spectrum Local News (Charter Communications): Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm due in St. Louis for groundbreaking; activists hope for meeting on radiation issues

Missouri Independent: False fraud claims a focus of Rudy Giuliani’s 2020 Missouri testimony, St. Louis defamation suit

KCMO: Pete Mundo Show: TonysKansasCity’s Tony Botello on Royals stadium drama (0:45); Mayor Quinton Lucas’ gun-control proposals (9:45); upcoming pressure on KC leaders coming from state Legislature (16:00) Will Mayor Q’s anti-gun crackdown curb Kansas City violence? 2016 U.S. Senate runner-up Jason Kander’s endorsement of Crystal Quade “should commit most of progressive voters along the Ward Parkway and Midtown corridor to a losing cause

Southeast Missourian: At GOP women’s group meeting, Missouri Labor and Industrial Relations Commissioner Kathy Swan describes her position and duties (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Springfield Daily Citizen: Sen. Lincoln Hough (R-Springfield) reflects on first session as budget chair: support for Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe; I-70 project; Gov. Parson’s I-44 veto; initiative petition changes; video lottery machinges; open enrollment; cranky colleagues who act like they “stubbed their toe” (to avoid Springfield Daily Citizen paywall, open new browser window in “Private” or “Incognito” mode, then Google the article headline)

Southeast Missourian: ‘Sound of Freedom’: Is sex trafficking a thing in area? (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Washington Missourian: Washington-area railroad crossing part of statewide project

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri sees uptick in deaths of moms during and after pregnancy

johncombest_com on Twitter: St. Louis Public Radio inadvertently admits that pregnant women are carrying babies, not “tiny clumps of cells”

Missourinet: State report shows Missouri’s pregnancy-related deaths rise

KSMU (Springfield): Missouri DHSS suspends operations at three marijuana facilities over ‘product safety concerns’

P-D: ‘Potential product safety concerns’ prompt Missouri to suspend 3 marijuana facilities (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: Missouri, nation see increases in suicide deaths

Missouri Business Alert, via KBIA: Missouri farmers face growing mental health challenges; state created AgriStress Help hotline in 2022

KSMU (Springfield): From bridges to roads, MODOT seeks public input on transportation infrastructure priorities

JCNT: Local employers awarded for support of MO National Guard, Reserve

P-D editorial: Missouri boots 11K kids from Medicaid because it can’t confirm they’re eligible (get around stltoday paywall here)

Startland News’ Matthew Gwin, via KCUR: Missouri revived its film tax credits program, which could bring more movie sets to Kansas City

KC Star “Service Journalism Team’s” Natalie Wallington: One KC area hospital sees six (6) COVID patients; “Those hoping to stay safe from the latest COVID-19 variants will be happy to hear that a new booster vaccine is in the works from Pfizer and BioNTech” (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here) archives: Search tags (found at top of page each day): journalists cheering new COVID variants

Columbia Missourian letter: Town and Country woman wants congressional delegation to “fully fund” SNAP handouts

P-D letter: Chesterfield septuagenarian wants Missouri to create a “prioritization process” to keep the elderly on Medicaid (get around stltoday paywall here) 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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