Friday, September 29, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: Hawley and Schmitt say they don’t want a shutdown. But they’re voting against stopping it [avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here]

Spectrum Local News’ Gregg Palermo: Notebook: Details on upcoming Missouri Dems’ annual Truman Dinner and St. Louis County GOP Lincoln-Reagan Dinner; Bill Eigel and Andrew Koenig backing each other in statewide bids; Americans for Prosperity-Missouri’s GOP debate watch party; earnings tax legislation; Sarah Unsicker vs. Elad Gross

P-D: In race for Missouri governor, Sinquefield gives big to Kehoe again [get around stltoday paywall here]

St. Louis Public Radio: Jason Rosenbaum’s Politically Speaking podcast: Sen. Tracy McCreery [D-Olivette] on Senate relationships, postpartum Medicaid, foreign farmland ownership, initiative petitions

Jason Rosenbaum’s Politically Speaking podcast on Spotify: Tracy McCreery episode

Jason Rosenbaum’s Politically Speaking podcast on Spotify: All episodes

Missouri Independent: Appeals court sets hearing date on Missouri abortion rights initiative ballot title

JCNT: State House considering tax policies for upcoming session

P-D: Senior property tax bill back before St. Louis County Council, with changes [get around stltoday paywall here]

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri Department of Public Safety suspends police officer license of alleged sexual assailant; Marcellis Blackwell fondled eight men while they were handcuffed, sodomized one of them

P-D: Male cop accused of sexually assaulting 8 male detainees in north St. Louis County [get around stltoday paywall here]

KC Star: Male cop kidnapped, handcuffed and sexually assaulted 8 men while on duty, Missouri police say [avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here] archives: Search tag: same-sex sexual assault in Missouri

Washington Missourian: St. Clair teacher placed on leave after anonymous tipster flags OnlyFans site; Courtney Coppage rationalizes that “teachers are wildly underpaid everywhere, and Missouri has some of the lowest pay in the United States”

P-D: Missouri teacher on leave after school district discovers her OnlyFans porn page; Courtney Coppage says being “exposed” has boosted subscription cost for her paypigs [get around stltoday paywall here]

Combest book: “All it would take is one e-mail from a stranger … to her [employer], linking to the image site, and her professional world would come crashing down around her.” [page 10]

Combest book: “Do you worry about being ‘found out’ or ‘exposed’?” on social media?” [page 11]

St. Louis Public Radio: More schools can now offer free meals after federal policy change, but cost is still a burden; universal free lunch a workable solution

JCNT: Gov. Parson to travel to Japan for latest trade Missouri

JCNT: At Dept. of Public Safety event, Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe presents awards to first responders and citizens

JCNT: Kehoe recognizes downtown coffee shop for 20th anniversary

Columbia Missourian: MU Faculty Council struggles with transgender health care statement

SNL: On split vote, Springfield Public Schools board refuses to add “gender identity and sexual orientation” victimhood language to policy; Missouri among states that has challenged Bidens USDA language

P-D: Video: Wentzville superintendent discusses male students’ use of girls’ bathrooms and locker rooms

P-D: Video: ‘Indeed, someday we may get sued,’ Bob Onder tells Wentzville school board

P-D: Parents sue Missouri prison system over lack of records in son’s death [get around stltoday paywall here]

KC Star “Service Journalism Team” content creator Natalie Wallington: How to get the new COVID-19 booster shot in the Kansas City area; “one way to stay safe from the virus is by getting a newly formulated booster shot” [avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here]

Joplin Globe editorial: Shutdown will cause pain in Eric Burlison’s district and elsewhere [get around Joplin Globe paywall here]

The Missouri Times op-ed: Missouri Right to Life Executive Director Susan Klein: The facts about pro-abortion initiative petitions

Kaiser Health News content creator Samantha Liss, via Missouri Independent: Hospital mergers need more government regulation and oversight; Missouri AG Andrew Bailey could stop BJC – Saint Luke’s merger

St. Louis Public Radio “race, identity & culture” content creator Andrea Henderson: A 12-foot puppet comes to St. Louis to highlight refugee struggles

St. Louis Public Radio “business and economic development” content creator Eric Schmid: Court decision against St. Louis-area Starbucks stores comes at an important moment for organized labor in the country; union t-shirt stunts, transgender victimhood complaint pay off

KC Star letter: Bowling Green, Ohio octogenarian expresses outrage over Bill Eigel flamethrower meme [avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News 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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