Tuesday, August 22, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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JCNT: USDA awards Missouri providers $76 million in broadband funding

P-D: Cori Bush opening new congressional office in St. Louis (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Who runs St. Louis? The ‘girls’ do, says St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones in girl-power homage to Beyoncé (get around stltoday paywall here)

KSDK’s Mark Maxwell (7/6/23): Mayor Tishaura Jones instructs father to tweet criticism of Alderwoman Cara Spencer (D)

KSDK’s Mark Maxwell (7/6/23): Mayor Tishaura Jones on veteran Democratic strategist Jane Dueker: “F*ck Jane! I hate that bitch.”

KSDK’s Mark Maxwell (7/6/23): Mayor Tishaura Jones calls longtime campaign volunteer and loyal Board of Aldermen ally Anne Schweitzer “Anne the Sympathizer”

Joplin Globe: Council agrees to name park for Ron Richard (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

JCNT: Missouri Supreme Court judge interviews continue today

KC Star’s Kacen Bayless: Judge could block Missouri’s ban on trans care for minors; GOP legislation “is part of a nationwide push to regulate the lives of transgender people” (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

The New York Times (4/27/23): “Lesson Plan” series for school classrooms: A Wave of Legislation That Seeks to Regulate the Lives of Transgender Youths: state legislatures nationwide “seek to regulate the lives of transgender people”

The New York Times’ Maggie Astor (1/25/23): “Over the past three years, Republican state lawmakers have put forward a barrage of bills to regulate the lives of transgender youths”

Combest, The Missouri Times, two weeks ago: Countering transgender activist buzzwords: “Suppress your gag reflex and pay attention to the opposition’s dutiful stenographers in the mainstream media and progressive blog ecosystems.”

St. Louis Public Radio: Legal bid to freeze Missouri’s gender-affirming care restrictions gets a hearing this week

Missouri Independent’s Annelise Hanshaw: Enforcement unclear as Missouri approaches transgender athlete restrictions

Missouri Independent: Missouri cannabis regulators target ‘lab shopping’ in new rules

P-D: “Cannabis cafés,” pot smoking lounges could be coming to St. Louis (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL: Event promo: Planned Parenthood’s annual “Nutcracker vasectomy bus

JCNT: Missouri hunters reminded of changes for deer season

St. Louis Public Radio: Coronavirus transmission rises in Missouri but not cause for great concern, doctors say

P-D: COVID patients face elevated health risks even two years later, Washington U. study finds; doc says “millions of people (have) survived COVID-19,” but some have terrifying “brain fog” disability (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D editorial: Hawley, Schmitt say Missouri should be able to vote on abortion. Tell that to their party. (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D editorial: Montana judge shows there’s hope for state climate change regulations; Missouri denies kids a healthful environment (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star editorial: New ‘time-based’ Evergy rates could hurt Missouri wallets. And it’s just getting hotter

Missouri Independent op-ed: Phill Brooks: Congressional Republicans don’t criticize Trump the way Missouri’s GOP state legislators have criticized leaders

MuckRock’s Derek Kravitz: Send us your stories of Coldwater Creek health maladies

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Defendants in a Missouri county wait years for justice. It can ruin their lives. (Part 2 of series) (get around stltoday paywall here)

KCUR Nomin Ujiyediin: In St. Joseph, local GOP pressured lawmakers to block approval of gay library board member

Stateline’s Matt Vasilogambros, with two sentences contributed by Missouri Independent’s Rudi Keller: As ranked choice voting gains momentum nationwide, Missouri legislators stand in the way

KC Star “Service Journalism Team” content creator Joseph Hernandez: Stats from “National Women’s Law Center,” others show Missouri among the worst states for women’s equality (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Kansas City Beacon’s Mili Mansaray and Maria Benevento: A black parent’s guide: How to help protect your kids from racism at school; steps include fighting COVID-era visitor restrictions and other efforts to silence public school parents

P-D letter: St. Louis man says Gov. Parson should forget about NIL legislation and support gun control (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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