Saturday, September 23, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Fox Business: Sen. Eric Schmitt on Democrats’ green energy push: They’ve ‘completely lost their minds’

P-D: Josh Hawley keeps pressure on Tyson Foods, this time on child labor [get around stltoday paywall here]

JCNT: Biden Administration approves federal disaster relief following summer storms

P-D: League of Conservation Voters endorses Lucas Kunce for U.S. Senate [get around stltoday paywall here]

The Nation, 7/29/22: Lucas Kunce scores League of Conservation Voters endorsement over Trudy Busch Valentine

League of Conservation Voters, 2023-24 endorsements: Senate Democrats Bob Menendez, Elizabeth Warren, Tammy Baldwin; House Democrats Cori Bush, et al.

KWTO: Wake Up Springfield with Cass Bowen Anderson: Bill Eigel on viral flamethrower video and explicit materials in schools [-15:00]; why current Republican bureaucratic regime is responsible for explicit materials in libraries [-13:30]; Q3 fundraising preview [-10:45]; why personal property tax revenue confiscation shouldn’t be “replaced” from somewhere else [-9:15]; why local government officials comparing their work to “running a business” is wrong [-1:45]

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air sidebar [bottom of page for smartphone users]: Tell us how you feel about Missouri banning 333 books last year

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air summary by producer Miya Norfleet: Early childhood educators complain about Missouri’s lack of spending

St. Louis Public Radio’s “St. Louis on the Air” producer Miya Norfleet on Twitter, 9/19/23: “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.”

Springfield Daily Citizen: Springfield attorney Lori Rook announces campaign for Missouri State Treasurer [to avoid Springfield Daily Citizen paywall, open “Incognito” or “Private” window browser, then Google the article title]

Columbia Tribune: PrideFest promo: Bring the family to Drag Story Hours, check out the “Gay Music Stage” and pole dancing exhibition

AP: Some states ending transsexual conversions even in cases where it’s legal; St. Louis woman says Washington University’s decision to follow law made her weep

P-D: Gov. Parson names Warren County judge Michael Wright to state appeals court [get around stltoday paywall here]

Missouri Independent: House Speaker Dean Plocher accused of ‘unlawful’ conduct in push for contract, drawing FBI scrutiny

KC Star: Man sues Independence schools, says he was banned for criticizing LGBTQ, COVID policies [avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here]

Springfield Daily Citizen: Gathering Tree’s suit challenging ban on camping on state land to be heard by Missouri Supreme Court next week [to avoid Springfield Daily Citizen paywall, open “Incognito” or “Private” window browser, then Google the article title]

Washington Missourian: Missouri Department of Conservation asks deer hunters to report hemorrhagic disease sightings

P-D: St. Louis radio station KDHX fires 10 more volunteer DJs [get around stltoday paywall here]

St. Louis Public Radio: KDHX fires 10 more volunteer DJs; station president: “We need to build the capacity to combat things like racist and gender discrimination, and patriarchy and all of those things.” Kansas City COVID season starts next week

P-D editorial: Library’s offering of a porn how-to book is self-sabotage at a dangerous time; “now demagogues like [Jay] Ashcroft have an actual example to point to.e [get around stltoday paywall here]

St. Joseph News-Press editorial: Republicans should act more like state Rep. Brenda Shields, former state Sen. Dan Hegeman and former U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt and less like Bill Eigel and Nick Schroer archives: Search tag: journalists treating Roy Blunt fairly after he announced retirement

P-D editorial: Whatever state leaders claim, Missouri is a dangerous place to be a kid [get around stltoday paywall here]

Southeast Missourian op-ed: Community Partnership of Southeast Missouri’s Melissa Stickel: New Missouri law will help residents escape safety-net cliffs [get around Southeast Missourian paywall here]

P-D letter: Kirkwood septuagenarian responds to a letter responding to a letter responding to a letter about Ann Wagner not holding town halls [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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