Saturday, September 16, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Hill: Hawley: Mitt Romney’s slam in book ‘probably the nicest thing he’s ever said about me’

P-D: St. Louis’ Cori Bush decries police response in Atlanta’s ‘Cop City’ protests (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air book promo: Michael Harriot’s ‘Black AF History: The Un-Whitewashed Story of America’ fights the systemic racism of the Christopher Columbus “sailed the ocean blue” song and other harrowing atrocities

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.”

Fox 2 St. Louis: Missouri sports teams say they want initiative petition on sports betting

Columbia Missourian: Rep. Kathy Steinhoff (D-Columbia) and KC activist Justice Horn speak at Mizzou Young Democratic Socialists of America transgender rally; comments from nonbinary humanoid “Riley Looney,” bearded “lady,” other core Democrat constituencies

P-D’s Michele Munz: Washington University decision to follow state law on protecting minors angers some activists; university officials “have been silent since ramped-up legislative attacks” from Republicans; man raising 17-year old stepdaughter as a boy weeps (get around stltoday paywall here)

Tuesday, 4/18/23: Post-Dispatch removes references to two transgender heroes; Maplewood nonbinary Fiach Mikunda wants to turn 16-year-old autistic daughter into a boy; a 25-year-old woman “has identified as more masculine but would sometimes act female when (she) did not feel safe”; no response from reporter Michele Munz or the Post-Dispatch on silencing these trans and nonbinary voices

Combest, The Missouri Times, 8/7/23: “It’s been a hard couple of years for health reporters. As predicted, they’ve transitioned from COVID count histrionics to “long COVID” snipe hunts to the crisis du jour, protecting ‘gender affirming care’… The best of the bunch is the Post-Dispatch’s Michele Munz.”

Washington Missourian: St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann, Franklin County Presiding Commissioner Tim Brinker want state legislature to fix personal property tax freeze legislation; Ehlmann says state lawmakers of his generation would have done it right

Fox 2 St. Louis: Special committee to study future of earnings tax in St. Louis, Kansas City

P-D: St. Louis aldermen say they aim to reinforce federal rules on guns (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: New push for gun limits underway at St. Louis Board of Aldermen

P-D: Two Ritenour teachers, three students visit White House (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: Missouri Department of Conservation, partners complete Adopt-A Spot project

JCNT: COVID vaccine promo: Updated COVID-19 vaccines available in Missouri this week

KC Star editorial: Mitt Romney yelled at Josh Hawley on Jan. 6 because of what he’s taken from the GOP

KC Star editorial: Missouri isn’t wrong to sue Dollar General. Why investigate Liberty Safe, AG Bailey?

Joplin Globe editorial: Get the new COVID-19 shot (get around Joplin Globe paywall here) Kansas City Star Offers Partisan Political Advocacy Against Slacker’s Leukemia

Gregg Keller on Twitter: Let’s make a deal … Republicans will agree to “campaign finance reform” the moment every article written by (KC Star “Service Journalism Team’s”) Natalie Wallington is registered as an in-kind to the Democrats. Deal?”

Missouri Independent op-ed: Retired public school principal Beverly Leonard: Turning Missouri education around begins with transparent school performance; just try visiting the DESE website and navigating the “obstacle course” 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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