Sunday, August 6, 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 last 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

JCNT: Outspoken Jefferson City native and perennial candidate Leonard J. Steinman dies at 71

Brownfield Ag News: State Fair preview: Ag Director Chris Chinn gives details on U.S. Rep. Mark Alford’s farm bill listening session, more

SNL’s new politics reporter Kelly Dereuck: Analysis: Crystal Quade retains key advantages in gubernatorial campaign, but faces headwinds; “the current social climate surrounding the abortion ballot initiative may also work to her advantage”

P-D’s Jack Suntrup (8/12/19): Democrat Nicole Galloway’s path to victory in gubernatorial campaign paved by support for abortion rights

Kansas City Star’s Jason Hancock and Crystal Thomas (8/9/19): Analysis: Nicole Galloway running for governor, may get national support; “(H)er interest in the race peaked when Parson signed legislation banning abortion in Missouri after eight weeks of pregnancy.”

JCNT: Profile: Healther Dolce starts anew after a decade at Missouri Department of Social Services

JCNT: Local, statewide manufacturing jobs building workforce

KC Star: Missouri state auditor investigates Jackson County property tax assessment complaints (avoid Kansas City Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

SNL’s Susan Szuch: State report: 85 Missourians died during or after pregnancy in 2020; reporter describes pregnant women as “Missourians” and “people,” zero uses of word “women” archives: Search tags (found at top of page each day): journalists using stilted language to avoid using the word “woman”

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

johncombest_com on Twitter (yesterday): “St. Louis Public radio acknowledges that only women can have babies. Not a single use of ‘birthing people’ or ‘people with uteruses’ or any other silly circumlocution. Just ‘women.'”

JCNT: Three Missouri prisons have no air conditioning

P-D’s Victor Stefanescu: St. Louis City gas station workers recount strange nights, dangers of the job; tighter gun control laws will help make urban environment safer (get around stltoday paywall here)

Last week: 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)

P-D: Recovery for national convention business expected in 2024 – but not in St. Louis; tourism chief Kitty Ratcliffe blames COVID pandemic (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star op-ed: University of Pennsylvania “social policy and practice” professor Susan B. Sorenson: Josh Hawley is partly right about manliness; thoughts on campus sexual assault tales and why parents should lecture young men

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Public defenders are overworked. St. Louis attorney seeks a national solution. (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star editorial page editor Yvette Walker: Something new is happening with MOHELA student loans – and it looks like good news

Columbia Missourian “social justice” content creator Kristina Abovyan: Loss of state, federal handouts brings college food insecurity to the forefront

P-D letter: Florissant septuagenarian promotes fundraising campaign for Joseph Amrine, who “spent 27 years in prison, mostly for a crime he didn’t commit” (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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