Saturday, September 9, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Missourinet: Hawley wants McConnell to step down as U.S. Senate GOP leader

Missouri Independent: Appeals court agrees with Missouri AG that Biden administration ran afoul of First Amendment

Spectrum Local News (Charter Communications): U.S. Rep. Cori Bush, libraries expand partnership to access free constituent services

The Missouri Times: 30 Under 30: First round of honorees: Trey Faucheux, Hannah Adkisson, Brady Hays, Dallas Ernst, Olivia Wilson, Jake Ayers, others

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air: How the Webster-Kirkwood Times maintains its print edition amid a changing media landscape; panel of seasoned citizens, plus St. Louis Magazine’s Nick Phillips, discuss the decline of local journalism

KC Star: Bill Eigel launches campaign for governor promising a ‘reckoning’ (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KMBC (Kansas City): After legislators fail to pass a bill, Missouri voters may decide on sports betting in 2024 (link via

Washington Missourian: Sen. Ben Brown (R-Washington) calls claim of unpaid wages ‘baseless’

JCNT: Missouri sets goal to achieve universal internet service

Missouri Independent: Pro-life effort to defund abortion provider continues in appeal

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: A new Missouri law giving dispatchers ‘first responder’ status could help drive recruitment

JCNT: Moniteau County postpones vote on SB 190 property tax freezes

P-D: St. Louis Board of Aldermen president to host rally today criticizing GOP state lawmakers; Megan Green to announce proposals on gun control, “worker rights,” etc. (get around stltoday paywall here)

johncombest_com on Instagram: Progressive gal’s dilemma: acting out against #moleg vs. being put in her place

Missouri Independent: Washington University launches a ‘no-loan’ program to combat student debt

Stateline, via Missouri Independent: At least 40 states, including Missouri, have implemented or committed to establishing a sexual assault kit tracking system

KC Star: Missouri’s bear population is growing, with 9 spotted near Kansas City (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Missouri Independent: Missouri manufacturer faces accusations it polluted drinking water in the Bootheel

P-D editorial: Reckless rhetoric from Hawley, Schmitt and others shows that some politicians learned nothing from Jan. 6. (get around stltoday paywall here)

Joplin Globe op-ed: Man who says he’s running as an “Independent” for U.S. Senate needs to list more policy positions (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

P-D’s Aisha Sultan: Pregnant and powerless in Missouri: Why it’s “shameful” that a woman who doesn’t pay her electric bill or her rent can’t get more free things (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Lake Saint Louis septuagenarian disagrees with AG Andrew Bailey on protecting minors (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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