Thursday, October 5, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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KWTO: Elijah Haahr Show: Libs of TikTok creator Chaya Raichik on how the account woke up millions to some schools’ wokeness, gender ideology, critical race theory and more; being doxxed by the Washington Post [-12:00]; what it’s like to be doxxed and harassed [-11:15]; how Elon Musk enables free speech [-10:00]; demonetization efforts [-8:00]; success stories [-5:35]

The Hill: Sen. Eric Schmitt among GOP senators vowing to block bills not related to funding government

Columbia Missourian: Missouri GOP to choose presidential pick by caucus in 2024. Here’s how that works

St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum: Incremental or expansive? The big question for Missouri’s abortion legalization efforts

The World’s Leah Savas: Abortion supporters divide over post-Roe strategies; thoughts from Campaign Life Missouri’s Sam Lee, others

JCNT: Business, state leaders vow to continue childcare push in Missouri

Missouri Independent: ‘Critical infrastructure’: Missouri child care shortage called a ‘crisis’ for employers

Missourinet: Rep. Mike Haffner [R-Pleasant Hill] to introduce foreign farmland bill next session

Missouri Independent: Casinos plan appeal of ruling in unregulated slot machine lawsuit

Columbia Missourian: Psychedelic therapies gain steam in Missouri, nationwide

Riverfront Times, 9/15/23: Eapen Thampy’s Psychedelic Missouri Freedom Conference to be held October 21 in St. Louis and October 28 in KC

P-D: Missouri probes urban St. Louis cannabis grower accused of selling moldy weed [get around stltoday paywall here]

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Truman State University the first school in Missouri to offer a full four year bachelor’s degree in cannabis

SNL: What to know about Springfield’s new microbusiness dispensary

Columbia Tribune: Columbia will gain 2 more marijuana dispensaries after license lottery

JCNT: Missouri corrections staff awarded for bravery, sacrifice

Kansas City Beacon: Missouri prisoners complain about quality of free food

Columbia Missourian: MU School of Medicine receives federal award to address rural physician shortage

St. Louis Public Radio: Jason Rosenbaum’s Politically Speaking podcast: Rep. Peter Merideth [D-St. Louis City] gives House superminority view on state budget, city earnings taxes, personal property taxes, IP changes, abortion vote, and futility of gun control legislation

P-D: Senior property tax freeze in works at St. Louis City Hall, mayor says [get around stltoday paywall here]

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis City is considering a property tax freeze for senior citizens

JCNT: State officials expect Missouri’s drought conditions to persist

Missourinet: Missouri Department of Revenue making changes to Commercial Driver License test

KC Star: Six men charged with alleged Kansas City fentanyl dealer in overdose deaths of 3 metro teens; Jose Amparan, Luis Manuel Morales, Javier Armanmdo Alvarez among dope desperados [avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here]

Southeast Missourian: NPR correspondent speaks on career, politics during KRCU event [get around Southeast Missourian paywall here]

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: KCUR diversity panel completes gun-control “listening sessions”; major takeaway was need to shift “from solely gun control to examining the systemic causes of gun violence”

States Newsroom’s Ariana Figueroa: In Missouri and other states, an “unprecedented wave of book bans and censorship spurred by parents and conservative groups to target books that center the LGBTQ+ community, black history and diverse stories”; Nixa 16-year-old says book by “Dykes to Watch Out For” cartoonist helped influence her new “queer” identity

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

KC Star letter: Kansas City woman criticizes Jay Ashcroft over abortion ballot summary language 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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