Monday, September 11, 2023 – Patriot Day – Missouri political news headlines

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This Week in Missouri Politics: Scott Faughn is joined by panel of GOP mastermind Gregg Keller, veteran Democratic consultant Jeff Rainford, St. Louis County Councilwoman Lisa Clancy, St. Louis City Alderwoman Daniela Velazquez to discuss 2024 statewide abortion ballot initiatives (0:55); urban areas’ efforts to supersede state law on guns (9:00); GOP presidential primary and which Democrat will replace Joe Biden (17:45); who won the week: Andrew Bailey, Lucas Kunce, Show-Me Institute, “Local Progress” liberal convention, Clif Smart (26:40)

Missourinet: Sam Graves supports Biden administration’s latest package for Ukraine

The Missouri Times Capitol Calendar: Tonight’s 30 under 30 featuring the Roast of Representatives Jeff Knight and Dan Houx; 30 fundraising events on Tuesday, 8 on Wednesday; full list

P-D: Ashcroft hires GOP firm Graves Garrett to defend lawsuit over investment rules (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: Mid-Missouri Peaceworks, Mid-Missouri Sierra Club and the League of Women Voters turn out fewer than 90 people for annual climate protest ; Mizzou professor says she tried to convince her students to show up

Missouri Independent: Missouri company at center of cannabis recall used hemp instead of marijuana in products

Missouri Independent: Did recalled Missouri cannabis products pose health risks? Regulators aren’t sure

Westplex 107.1FM (St. Charles County): St. Louis Radio Hall of Famer Brad Hildebrand reveals which Missouri Department of Revenue office is the fastest and most competent – and how Director Wayne Wallingford (literally) can’t accept a compliment

SNL: Missouri’s Bailey among 24 AG’s seeking to protect funding for hunting safety, archery

Columbia Missourian: MoDOT detonates old I-70 Rocheport Bridge

KC Star’s Melinda Henneberger: The only way to save democracy is voting Trump supporters like Josh Hawley and other Missouri Republicans out of office (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Survey makes clear that Wildwood residents support solar panels; thoughts on state law and Wildwood Mayor/Missouri State Senate candidate Jim Bowlin (R) (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Ruralist’s Mindy Ward: Explore charm of Missouri agritourism: your guide to unwind, learn and savor on the farm during fall

KC Star’s Natalie Wallington: COVID-19 hospitalizations are climbing fast in the KC area – make your plan to get Pfizer’s new booster shot (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

4/28/22: KC Star “Service Journalism Team’s” Natalie Wallington: Missouri, your anti-LGBTQ laws made me gayer: “With every hateful bill you write, my hair gets shorter and my Doc Martens get chunkier.” 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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