Thursday, September 21, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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Washington Examiner: How Sen. Eric Schmitt’s son prompted his entry into political life

St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum: Missouri GOP and Democrats to take different paths in selecting presidential delegates

St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum: Some Missouri Democrats question whether U.S. Senate primary is too crowded; insights and analysis from Wesley Bell, Karla May, Lucas Kunce, former Missouri Democratic Party Chair Michael Butler, Rep. Doug Clemens (D-St. Ann), Sen. Josh Hawley, many others

St. Louis Public Radio’s “St. Louis on the Air” producer Miya Norfleet on Twitter: “Fellow journos that enjoy astrology: I need your help. Put a cute lil poll out in your newsroom slack/teams asking colleagues to react with their sun sign. Tryna [sic] see if a specific sign dominates newsrooms lol. Results may help me produce a (St. Louis on the Air) segment for Oct.”

Combest, The Missouri Times, 8/7/23: “The fact that (Jason) Rosenbaum hit his station’s diversity ceiling is good for all Missourians. The state is better off having him where he is, providing fair and comprehensive coverage on every major political issue of the day. Thank God that state-affiliated media isn’t a meritocracy, or Rosenbaum might be hosting noonday (St. Louis on the Air) episodes on ankle bracelets making immigrants’ hair fall out or the institutional racism of public toilets.”

This Week in Missouri Politics: Jonathan Ratliff joins Scott Faughn; Faughn ranks top 5 Octoberfests in Missouri (0:30): Lauren Boebert’s contribution to the arts (1:00); Stephen Webber’s election to state Senate (2:30); Mizzou rushing the field versus mid opponent (4:05); Aaron McMullen’s election to state Senate (6:00); Ratliff on Democrats’ “recruit for every seat and lose in nearly all of them” strategy (9:30); individual state Senate primaries, statewide races, ballot initiatives, much more

KWTO: Wake Up Springfield with Cass Bowen Anderson: Rep. Hannah Kelly (R-Mountain Grove) announces bid for state Senate

Missourinet: Rep. Hannah Kelly (R-Mountain Grove) gives overview on her committee’s work on DSS, foster care, diversion placements and Sen. Mary Elizabeth Coleman’s TAPAs bill

Washington Missourian: Rep. Kyle Marquart (R-Washington) on first session: why he wants single-issue bills; the real reason his colleagues file so many bills; why he voted against “school choice” proposal; what will improve under Speaker Jon Patterson versus Dean Plocher (to avoid Washington Missourian paywall, open new “Incognito” or “Private” browser window, then Google the article title: “Rep. Marquart looks back on first session”)

KSMU’s Gregory Holman: “In an era when ‘DEI’ and ‘CRT’ have become very negative concepts in the eyes of many Missouri conservatives,” Springfield diversity chief hopes city can learn from LGBTQIA* oasis Kansas City; drama between KC activist Justice Horn and Springfield activist/Missouri State University professor Kyler Sherman-Wilkins splits queers

KSMU’s Michele Skalicky: Hero profile/concert promo: Local “queer” singer who moved to Los Angeles considers growing up in conservative southwest Missouri “such a traumatic experience,” says she’s happy she attracts “very queer” audience; Springfield concert features drag queens

KOLR: Ozarks native’s concert fundraiser for LGBTQ center a “glittery party, drag queens, queers”

Missourinet: State Auditor Scott Fitzpatrick says Department of Corrections job-training program is not working

P-D: St. Louis charter school sues former director for overpayments (get around stltoday paywall here)

Southeast Missourian: Cape Girardeau teacher appointed to state advisory council (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

KSMU: If you see a deer that appears ill, Missouri Department of Conservation wants you to report it

KC Star’s Yvette Walker: Missouri politicians’ lame flamethrower book burning stunts show they can’t talk ideas; columnist confuses Nick Schroer for Bill Eigel (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KC Star’s Kevin Hardy (6/6/23): Welcome the Star’s new opinion editor; Yvette Walker, assistant dean for student affairs at University of Oklahoma journalism school, handed editorial page job (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Combest, The Missouri Times, 8/7/23: How progressives’ admirable dedication to diversity hires helps all Missourians

P-D’s Joe Holleman: Josh Hawley, Tishaura Jones running same reelection plan (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL’s Susan Szuch: COVID vaccine promo: “It’s that time of year again — time to get your flu shot. And your COVID-19 booster.”

Missouri Independent op-ed: New York University School of Law Family Defense Clinic President Josh GuptaKagan: Missouri must reduce family separations, not only formal foster care numbers 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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