Sunday, September 17, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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KSHB (Kansas City): Hawley, Schmitt, Cleaver comment on UAW strike (link via UAW strike: Roundup of local, regional and national coverage

Missourinet: Cori Bush’s communications staff writes statement on UAW strike

SNL’s Kelly Dereuck: Initiative petitions came under fire in 2023, and liberal experts forecast more of the same in 2024; comments from marijuana activist Dan Viets, Chuck Hatfield (D), Scott Charton (D), House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade (D-Springfield) Show-Me Justice Horn road tripping for trans sanctuary in Columbia, Missouri

Columbia Tribune: MU student organization Missouri Young Democratic Socialists of America organizes transgender protest and march; Rep. Kathy Steinhoff (DColumbia) among speakers

SNL: State to spend $6 million on Burrell’s 24/7 youth crisis center; Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe to attend groundbreaking ceremony tomorrow

Missourinet: Missouri lawmakers hear about state’s backlog of child abuse and neglect cases

Missourinet: Missouri’s water plants are on the lookout for cyber attacks; interview with Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Lance Dorsey

P-D editorial: As COVID cases rise again, Schmitt’s viral demagoguery is back as well (get around stltoday paywall here) archives: Search tag: Schmitt Derangement Syndrome

JCNT editorial: Veto session over before it started; Legislature needs less political posturing on social issues of which they have little control”

KC Star’s Mará Rose Williams: New “Voices of Kansas City” blacks-only business recognition program a natural follow-up to our December 2020 whiteness-apology series archives: Search tag: whites need not apply

KC Star’s Bill Lukitsch, 1/9/23: Kansas City Star creates “assistant managing editor for race and equity issues” position; Mará Rose Williams handed job after leading paper’s 2020 whiteness-apology series

KC Star 12/20/20: Editor Mike Fannin: Newspaper offers official apology for 140 years of excessive whiteness; paper debuts “advisory board,” promotes white-guilt series to criticize work of predecessors, will make online access to victimhood-themed stories free for minority zip codes

P-D letter: Ballwin sexagenarian responds to a letter responding to another letter calling for Ann Wagner to hold in-person town halls (get around stltoday paywall here)

Combest, The Missouri Times, 8/7/23: Why Republicans should hold in-person town halls: “Make the entitlement crowd waddle into the room (or roll in on their obesity scooters), wearing their face diapers (copyright Adam Bohn) and speak their question into a microphone.”

JCNT letter: Jefferson City septuagenarian says he reluctantly supports state “book ban”

P-D letter: Creve Coeur septuagenarian credits Gov. Parson, Andrew Bailey and Jay Ashcroft for convincing two adult liberals to leave Missouri for Vermont (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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