Saturday, August 12, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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93.9 The Eagle: Wake Up Mid-Missouri with Stephanie Bell, Ashley Emel, Hannah Adkisson, Brian Hauswirth and John Marsh: Ag Director Chris Chinn on gorgeous weather; Mizzou Day and Mun Choi (1:30); MO Ag Dept. partnering with FFA on Drive to Feed Kids (2:30); Fair’s influence on school start dates (3:30); effect of summer drought (4:15); what’s new at Fair this year (5:10); concert lineup (5:50); kid activities (7:15); Governor’s Ham Breakfast tickets (8:45); candied bacon (9:45); no plans to get tattoo (12:05)

Brownfield Ag News: U.S. Reps. Mark Alford, Blaine Luetkemeyer to host Farm Bill listening session at State Fair

Brownfield Ag News: Rains improve Missouri drought conditions

JCNT: State seeks disaster assistance for late July weather

Missourinet: Missouri preps for federal disaster request after late-July storms

Missourinet: Missouri sending rapid response team to Noel to help Tyson workers

P-D: Missouri trims 21,600 from Medicaid rolls in July (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Entrepreneurs flood Missouri cannabis regulators with microbusiness applications (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: Gov. Parson shows off his tattoo that was partially inspired by the Chiefs

P-D: St. Louis City has lost hundreds of cops; officers name Mayor Tishaura Jones, former Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner as top reasons to flee; Jones declines to talk to Post-Dispatch (get around stltoday paywall here)

KSDK (7/7/23): St. Louis mayor faces fresh fallout from police group after disclosure of thousands of personal text messages; On text message thread with cheerleaders, mayor says black police group “still won’t shut the f— up!”

Combest book: Black female protagonist: “When I’m disrespected … I know my #BossBabe (text thread) posse will take up the fight.” – Chapter 8: The Mirage of Control, Security and Approval

Combest book: Our goal is not to establish an echo chamber comprised of sycophants who tell us what we want to hear. – Chapter 13: Isolation vs. Support

P-D editorial: Compensate St. Louis’ nuclear victims – now; Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm’s answer not good enough (get around stltoday paywall here)

johncombest_com on Instagram: Watch: Biden’s energy secretary thanks Cori Bush for voting for bill she voted against (featuring Ricky Gervais and WWE’s Kharma)

Missouri Independent’s Annelise Hanshaw: With Missouri libraries in the political cross hairs, push for tax hikes to fund them face mixed results this year

KBIA’s Rebecca Smith: Health & Wealth Desk sponsored content, paid for by Missouri Foundation for Health: Missouri Foundation for Health The Right Time program “provides education, as well as access to low or no cost birth control to Missourians across the state”

4/7/23: KBIA’s Rebecca Smith: Health & Wealth Desk sponsored content, paid for by Missouri Foundation for Health: Gal pals from Hickman and “Rockbridge [sic]” high schools gab about gun control; “I can’t legally vote, I can’t legally drivel [sic]”; teen recounts terror of hearing a rumor about somebody maybe having a gun at a school dance, one time

3/4/23: KBIA’s Rebecca Smith: “Health & Wealth Desk” sponsored content, paid for by Missouri Foundation for Health: Brave CVPA students visit Capitol for gun control rally; comments from girl calling herself “they,” “Rep. Peter Meredith [sic],” etc.

1/6/23: KBIA’s Rebecca Smith: “Health and Wealth Desk” sponsored content, paid for by Missouri Foundation for Health: Long COVID redefines one woman’s identity, and complicates state economy; seasoned citizen says “long COVID” makes her feel very tired, forced her to quit her job and hire a maid Health & Wealth Desk home page: Collection of Missouri Foundation for Health sponsored content

Combest, The Missouri Times, October 2021: Praise for Missouri Foundation for Health’s rent-a-reporter content creation plan: “You may be surprised how affordable it can be to lock in a 24- or 36-month lease on young reporters to generate content for your company or industry’s cause.” 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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