Wednesday, September 6, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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93.9 The Eagle: Wake Up Mid-Missouri: U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer on when Joe Biden will announce he’s not running for re-election (3:20)

Update: Kansas City Star’s Daniel Desrochers accepts constructive feedback, fixes error

johncombest_com on Instagram (yesterday): Mitch McConnell and the “five-month” recess (featuring Debbie Gibson)

Missouri Independent: U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona makes stop in KC, is joined by U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver and DESE’s Margie Vandeven; Cardona eats Mexican food, attempts to show off futbol skills

P-D: Radioactive dirt is trucked from Coldwater Creek. Some North County residents want broader testing. (get around stltoday paywall here)

This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update: Former state Sen. Jon Dolan (R-Lake Saint Louis) talks with Scott Faughn about the growth of St. Charles County (0:30); how the Democratic majority treated the Republican minority (4:00); conundrum of modern-day Republicans making promises (8:30); campaign finance shenanigans, 501 (c)(4)s and the need for full disclosure (12:00); more

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Gov. Mike Parson on new KC stadium (1:00); Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas’ gun control gambit (5:45); race agitators (8:45); GOP gov primary (10:00); Dems’ indictments of Trump (12:30); I-70 expansion (15:00); mental health spending (18:00); upcoming execution of murderer Marcellus Williams (20:00)

Murderpedia: Marcellus Williams broke into Post-Dispatch reporter Felicia Gayle’s home in University City, waited until she emerged from the shower, then stabbed her 43 times, “twisting the knife” inside her neck

Missourinet: House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade (D-Springfield) on gun control and abortion ballot measures (0:30); Missouri Association of Realtors’ “Missourians for Fair Governance” ballot proposal (7:00)

KCMO: Pete Mundo Show: TonysKansasCity’s Tony Botello on crime, Royals move, more

Washington Missourian: Robertsville pot company’s legal challenge to recall dismissed

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri Department of Social Services’ Children’s Division faces staff shortage; legislators propose solutions

Missourinet: Rep. Travis Smith (R-Dora) on new Missouri law to create online Parkinson’s Disease registry

Missourinet: Missouri School Boards’ Association Executive Director Melissa Randol says artificial intelligence brings positives and negatives to education

P-D: Missouri school board set to adopt social-emotional learning standards (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: Missouri schools can be reimbursed for efforts to reduce lead in water

Southeast Missourian; MoDOT to host Car Seat Check events this month (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Southeast Missourian: Missouri Department of Conservation to implement additional deer-hunting days in some locales (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

P-D: St. Louis City anti-crime program cost millions. Was it worth it? (get around stltoday paywall here) Former Kansas City Police detective appeal after deadly shooting starts amid protest; collection of local coverage

KCUR: Judges question Kansas City detective Eric DeValkanaere’s defense in killing Cameron Lamb

KC Star: Attorneys for man awaiting sentencing say Missouri’s death penalty law is unconstitutional (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D editorial: Hawley trying to deprive the FBI of crucial tool against international drug trafficking (get around stltoday paywall here)

Student Life (Washington University) Managing News Editor Avi Holzman: Transgender activist upset that chancellor allowed public officials to investigate Wash U. trans center; School of Social Work professor and expert on “queer resilience” says Missouri’s new laws have helped convince transgenders to leave the state, and could help divide LGBTQ community

Combest, The Missouri Times, 8/7/23: “When you see another ‘transgender heroes threaten to leave Missouri’ headline, don’t just chuckle and keep scrolling. The stories … give us raw insight into why transformers and their enablers make the political and financial decisions they do.”

Kansas City Beacon’s Meg Cunningham: Lessons from the pandemic and action items: Missouri’s pro-life laws are dangerous, and cities need the freedom to implement their own gun control laws

P-D letter: Des Peres septuagenarian says Jay Nixon “has bravely stood up for the good of our democracy” with No Labels (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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