Wednesday, August 23, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Brownfield Ag News: U.S. Rep. Mark Alford taking State Fair farm bill feedback to D.C.

93.9 The Eagle (Mid-Missouri): With State Fair wrapped up, officials praise attendance; Governor’s Ham Breakfast was a sellout

SNL’s Kelly Dereuck: Analysis: SLU/YouGov poll shows Missouri’s opinions on state vs. national economy, presidential primaries, protecting minors from sex surgeries and hormones, more

KC Star’s Kacen Bayless: Analysis: SLU/YouGov poll shows Missourians split on Hawley (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D’s Kurt Erickson: Analysis: SLU/YouGov poll finds majority of Missourians support measures to protect minors from transsexual surgeries and hormones (get around stltoday paywall here)

AP: Court battle begins over Missouri’s effort to protect children from transsexual surgeries and hormones

Missourinet: Hawley, Schmitt, Kehoe, Missouri Democratic Party weigh in on abortion ballot initiative

P-D: Jay Ashcroft: No wrongdoing in St. Charles Co. elections despite councilman’s claims (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: Three appellate judges named Missouri Supreme Court nominees

Missourinet: Meet the finalists for Missouri Supreme Court judge

JCNT: Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe presents two California, Mo. residents with his office’s Senior Service Award

Missourinet: St. Louis Cardinals President Bill DeWitt hasn’t given up on sportsbook bill

P-D: St. Louis aims to ban AR-15s, AK-47s, mayor says; Republicans respond (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D video: St. Louis mayor wants to outlaw ‘military-grade’ weapons in the city

Missourinet: St. Louis City takes aim at Missouri’s gun laws through ban on “military grade” weapons

KSDK’s Mark Maxwell (7/6/23): St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones says Chicago’s strict gun laws don’t deter violence

The Missouri Times op-ed: Jeff Shawan: Missouri Republican candidates for governor should defend pro-life law, not run from it; Jay Ashcroft is the easy choice

P-D’s Kurt Erickson: Rural residents rally against meatpacking waste facility in mid-Missouri (get around stltoday paywall here)

Side Effects Public Media content creator Morgan Watkins, via KCUR: Can Missouri’s ban on transgender care hold up in court? We break down the arguments

Georgia Recorder’s Ross Williams, with one sentence contributed by Missouri Independent’s Rudi Keller: Georgia bill targets transgender youth; Georgia woman who wants to turn her son into a girl threatens to leave state archives: Search tags, found at top of page each day: empty threats archives: Search tags, found at top of page each day: journalists defending transgender hormone therapy for children

Combest, The Missouri Times, 8/7/23: “And of the tiny minority of transformers/stage moms that follow through on their threats to leave Missouri, what exactly helped them take that final step to leave our state?”

P-D music reporter Kevin Johnson: Beyoncé concert review: “2½-hour spectacle easily emerges as the biggest, blackest, queerest stadium tour ever” (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D music reporter Kevin Johnson (7/6/23): Why I refuse to attend country music star Morgan Wallen’s concert: “As a black man, I don’t feel comfortable occupying the predominately white space.” (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D music reporter Kevin Johnson (10/20/22): Event promo: Come support the “Songs to Save Democracy” concert and help fund anti-voter ID groups including League of Women Voters, ACLU, Missouri Voter Protection Coalition, and Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: University City woman criticizes Josh Hawley, says only women should be able to make decisions on abortion (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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