Friday, September 1, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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St. Joseph News-Press: Democratic U.S. Senate candidate stops by St. Joseph coffee shop; despite fundraising disadvantage, Lucas Kunce says “grassroots support” will help him unseat Hawley

Combest, October 2005: What a candidate really means when they say they’re running a “grassroots campaign”

P-D: Joplin man says he’ll run as independent for U.S. Senate in Missouri (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum, 51 weeks ago: John Wood bails on “independent” bid for U.S. Senate, despite financial backing from Danforth dynasty

Combest, The Missouri Times, 7/29/22: “John Wood will serve as the nondescript hood ornament on the Danforth DeLorean as the former senator continues his quest to send Missouri back to 1985.”

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri environmental activists complain about EPA ozone review

This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update: Scott Faughn on Missouri Supreme Court finalists (0:15); United Fiber and the Yetays (19:30); 30 Under 30 and roast preview (20:20); ancillary benefits of Courtyard by Marriott vs. JV hotel (22:30); Andrew Bailey, Will Scharf, RAGA and Aaron Willard (23:00)

The Missouri Times: The Missouri Times accepting 30 under 30 nominations; event September 11 at the Missouri Soybean Association with the Roast of Representatives Jeff Knight and Dan Houx

The Missouri Times: Details on 30 Under 30 event, featuring Roast of Reps. Jeff Knight and Dan Houx

Radio Ink: Former St. Louis Public Radio GM sues for defamation; Tim Eby says station’s content creators knowingly lied about “financial mismanagement” after anonymous and unfounded “white supremacy” charges Tim Eby’s lawsuit and exhibits: St. Louis Public Radio’s Sarah Fentem wrote unfounded “financial mismanagement” statements, and Executive Editor Shula Neuman pled ignorance; “white supremacy” allegations by anonymous malcontents, more

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air: Study shows Missouri’s boards and commissions have too many white men

St. Louis Public Radio: Jason Rosenbaum’s “Politically Speaking” podcast: Sen. Karla Eslinger (R-Wasola) on why overriding Gov. Parson’s vetoes isn’t a sure thing

Combest, The Missouri Times, 8/7/23: “Thank God that state-affiliated media isn’t a meritocracy, or (Jason) Rosenbaum might be hosting (St. Louis on the Air) episodes on ankle bracelets making immigrants’ hair fall out or the institutional racism of public toilets.”

93.9 The Eagle: Wake Up Mid-Missouri: Rep. David Tyson Smith (D-Columbia) gives details on gun-control legislation he’s filing next session

Missouri Independent: Federal racketeering suit against Missouri gaming company dismissed over lack of standing

P-D: St. Louis City gun laws are ‘common sense,’ mayor says in letter ripping Missouri AG (get around stltoday paywall here)

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

AP: Missouri has already taken steps to avoid Medicaid ‘glitch” affecting other states

Missouri Independent: Missouri advocates decry proposed change to at-home disability care funding

KC Star: Independence schools credit 4-day week with fixing teacher shortage amid hiring crunch

Spectrum Local News (Charter Communications): Gov. Parson: Missouri should stick with 5 day school week Mayor Quinton Lucas admits Kansas City isn’t a real “trans sanctuary” Racially charged Northland teen shooting will go to trial

AP: Judge rules white Missouri homeowner will stand trial for shooting black teen who attempted to enter house

P-D editorial: Since Missouri lawmakers won’t address video gaming machines, St. Louis County should heed council member’s call for crackdown (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D op-ed: Fr. Bruce Foreman and Fr. Ross Romero: Calls for a vote on a constitutional amendment in Missouri to allow abortion at all stages should be rejected (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: Experts debunk AG Andrew Bailey’s claim that crime will go up under proposed KC gun laws (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D’s Tony Messenger: It’s ‘unthinkable’ that Michael White is still in a Missouri prison. But there he is. (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Sunset Hills sexagenarian says Second Amendment is outdated, supports St. Louis City mayor on gun control (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: St. Peters sexagenarian responds to Tony Messenger’s column about decline of urban crime, wonders if Messenger will move from safety of Wildwood to St. Louis City (get around stltoday paywall here)

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