Sunday, October 1, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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KC Star: How the Missouri delegation voted on short-term spending bill [avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here]

JCNT: Local, state officials prepared for impact of federal shutdown Kansas City GenZ protester helps ‘occupy’ House Speaker’s office

JCNT: MoDOT: I-70 expansion may push traffic to other routes

JCNT: State employee profile: Former nurse Jami Kiesling uses experience to improve DHSS programs

Columbia Tribune: ‘An overdose nearly every week’: A look at fentanyl deaths in Boone County and statewide

KRES/KWIX [Moberly]: Missouri Farmers Union supports “right to repair” bills on federal, state level

P-D: Persistent radium concerns push Lincoln County town to offer residents bottled water [get around stltoday paywall here]

P-D editorial: Why Illinois is superior to Missouri: “The Land of Lincoln has demonstrably better infrastructure than Missouri, a better education system, better health care, a far lower gun-mortality rate. It’s far more accepting of LGBTQ and other citizens who don’t toe the traditional societal line. And it doesn’t treat half its population like Handmaid’s Tale refugees.” [get around stltoday paywall here]

JCNT editorial: Sunshine Law benefits us all

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Family saves Missouri school so a history of segregation, racism won’t repeat; man is “cognizant of the reemergence of white supremacism in some areas, political moves to paint ‘diversity,’ ‘equity’ and ‘inclusion’ in a negative light, and efforts to whitewash America’s history” [get around stltoday paywall here]

Combest, The Missouri Times, 8/7/23: “We can still act in a positive, constructive way to counter [mainstream Missouri media’s] vitriol and conflict-baiting. Remember that fact this fall, when you’ll read stories lambasting parents and school board members who stand up to racism by fighting DIE mandates and race-shaming curriculum.”

P-D letter: Bridgeton man lists grievances with Missouri Republicans [get around stltoday paywall here]

SNL letters: Springfield man says new Missouri State University president must not be a white male; St. Louis septuagenarian says Missouri lawmakers made it inconvenient for would-be mothers to snuff out babies; Springfield septuagenarian thinks Josh Hawley is no longer qualified to hold office

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