Monday, September 25, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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St. Louis Public Radio: ‘Squad’ members AOC, Cori Bush swing by GM workers strike in Wentzville

P-D: AOC, Cori Bush stop by UAW rally in Wentzville [get around stltoday paywall here]

P-D: Video: Cori Bush, AOC speak at UAW rally [AOC begins at 0:40]

UPI: UAW rally photo collection: AOC in Wentzville

johncombest_com on Instagram: AOC puts her hair up for readers Sen. Hawley supports pay hike & blames Biden for UAW strike

AP: Former residents of North St. Louis City slums seek government payday; activists want Hawley’s proposal for legitimate Coldwater Creek victims to be expanded to Pruitt-Igoe storytellers

This Week in Missouri Politics: State Auditor Scott Fitzpatrick talks with Scott Faughn about his time in the House [0:50]; pro-choice initiative petitions and state auditor’s role [3:00]; 2024 legislation to expand office’s audit powers [4:25]; marijuana program audits [6:15]; 2024 Republican governor’s primary [8:50]; State Reps. Dave Griffith [R-Jefferson City] and Kathy Steinhoff [D-Columbia], Axiom’s Clout Public Affairs’ Hannah Beers Sutton, and KSSZ [Columbia] News Director Brian Hauswirth on state Senate redistricting, incoming state Sen. Stephen Webber [D-Columbia] and Axiom clients Kurtis Gregory and David Gregory [14:30]; abortion initiative petitions [17:30]; Mun Choi and Mizzou’s ascendancy compared to previous administration [21:45]; who won the week: Rep. Kent Haden [R-Mexico], UAW, Axiom client Rep. Cody Smith [R-Carthage], Troy veterans group, Mun Choi, Dusty Schneiders and Mizzou supporters

Missourinet: Eigel launches bid for Missouri governor with a focus on tax cuts Kansas City Star circulation stats prove print death & digital FAIL

St. Louis Public Radio’s Rachel Lippmann: AG Andrew Bailey sues St. Louis provider over gender-affirming care for minors

Combest, The Missouri Times, 8/7/23: “Do you really think your local public radio reporter was sitting alone at her desk one day, brushing vending machine snack crumbs off her FUPA, and came up with ‘gender affirming care’ on her own?”

Columbia Missourian: Mid-Missouri PrideFest photo gallery: Pansexual flag with uplifting messages including “I have sex with boys,” and “Friendly Motherf*cker”; amorphous androgynous duo browses booths; obese drag queens gab backstage; other inspirational images

Combest, The Missouri Times, 8/7/23: “No, not the type of drag in which Type 2 diabetes candidates dress up in mommy’s clothes because daddy wasn’t around.”

Columbia Missourian’s Savvy Sleevar and Elena Wilson: Mid-Missouri PrideFest brings color and joy to downtown Columbia “in the wake of legislation in Missouri targeting gender-affirming care and transgender athletes”

johncombest_com on Instagram, January 2023: Objective, unbiased media agrees: Missouri Republicans guilty of targeting.

Missourinet: Missouri School Boards’ Association rolls out safety simulator; $28,000 system was funded by state

Fox 2 St. Louis: Missouri’s ambitious investment in I-70 poised to attract big business

Missouri Independent: Confusion continues over how hemp was processed in recalled Missouri cannabis products

St. Joseph News-Press: Conservation department adds new deer hunting opportunities for Missourians

JCNT: Missouri Department of Conservation confirms mountain lion sighting

Southeast Missourian: Mountain lion captured on camera in Shannon County [get around Southeast Missourian paywall here]

P-D editorial: Red-light cameras could rein in scofflaw drivers — if we get it right this time. [get around stltoday paywall here]

Associated Press’ railroad reporter Josh Funk: Missouri says clinic that challenged transgender treatment restrictions didn’t provide proper care; “every major medical organization … has opposed bans on gender-affirming care,” and “evidence suggests detransitioning is not as common as opponents of transgender medical treatment for youth contend”

KC Star’s Eric Adler: Local boy earns national attention for winning Oak Park Homecoming Queen vote; winner credits TikTok for convincing him – in seventh grade – that he was actually a girl [avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here]

Missouri Independent “staff reports” op-ed: Congratulations to us for winning Missouri Press Association awards; winners include LGBTQIA* advocacy, pro-choice lamentations, various “crises”

johncombest_com on Instagram: Rare footage: Circle of journalists congratulate themselves 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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