Friday, August 25, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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St. Louis Business Journal: Mike Hamra may challenge Crystal Quade to fill Democratic ballot slot in 2024 gov race; businessman says state “could certainly benefit” from having him in office (to avoid Business Journal paywall, paste link above into “Incognito” or “Private” browser window, then click ESC or “X” to stop loading the page before paywall popup appears) ((link via Dave Drebes’ MOScout 8/24/23 – subscribe for only $1,155/year here)

KWTO: Wake Up Springfield: Bill Eigel on GOP presidential primary debate (-10:40); personal property taxes and foreign farmland (-6:45); hand-counted ballots (-5:20); charter schools (-4:30); DESE, CRT and DEI (-4:00); more

This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update: Scott Faughn talks with United Electric Cooperative CEO Jim Bagley

johncombest_com on Instagram: Jordin Sparks’ “Tattoo” featuring Gov. Parson, Scott Faughn, Elvis, Honky Tonk Man, Bill Kenney and Patrick Mahomes

Kansas City Beacon: Pro-abortion groups look for strongest language that Missouri voters would back

KWTO: Wake Up Springfield: Viral activist Chloe Cole tells her story about surviving double mastectomy at 15 and testifying in favor of Missouri’s SAFE Act

KC Star’s Kacen Bayless: As Missouri lawmakers were “considering nearly 30 bills targeting LGBTQ issues,” DHSS “quietly scrubbed youth sexual health and LGBTQ resources from its website” (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Springfield Daily Citizen: Missouri cannabis recall may leave Springfield producers with steep bill, dispensaries without vault space (to avoid Springfield Daily Citizen paywall, open “Incognito” or “Private” window browser, then Google the article title)

P-D: Missouri AG withdraws from case involving son of Sen. Mike Cierpiot (R-Lee’s Summit) (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Southeast Missouri family files lawsuit over Tyson plant closure (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent “staff reports” editorial: Congratulations to us for winning advocacy journalism award; Legal Services of Eastern Missouri recognizes progressive content creators Clara Bates and Rebecca Rivas for advancing activist narratives around “access to justice,” food handouts, Medicaid, etc. archives: Search tag: journalists congratulating themselves

Missouri Independent’s Rebecca Rivas: Can I bring my weed into the music festival at the public park?

Stateline’s Anna Claire Vollers, via Missouri Independent: Missouri and other abortion-ban states pour millions into pregnancy centers – with no positive outcomes to show for it

The Heartlander’s Michael Ryan: Employee who called Greene County commissioners ‘bigots’ for not funding LGBTQ group with outreach to young children resigns

KWTO: The Elijah Haahr Show: Sunshine request shows Springfield bureaucrats lied about the sponsorship of Pridefest with taxpayer dollars; interview with local activist Brother Noah

KBIA “underrepresented communities” content creator Kassidy Arena: New UMSL/United WE victimhood report “used the terms ‘women’ and ‘females’ interchangeably”; UMSL prof Anita Manion says group “never intend(s) to use female in a way that is exclusive to any community” 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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