Monday, October 9, 2023 – Columbus Day – Missouri political news headlines

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Missourinet: Columbus Day: What’s open and what’s closed

KMOV (St. Louis): St. Louis Jewish community reacts to Hamas attacks, aims to bring community together; Activist Susan Talve praises Cori Bush

This Week in Missouri Politics: GOP stalwart Pat Thomas joins guest host Hannah Beers Sutton to discuss GOP presidential caucus process (0:45); past caucus disasters, including legendary St. Charles County fistfight fiasco (7:00); best memories from Republican National Conventions, including New York alphabet groups picketing Missouri delegation (9:45); panel of State Rep. Jim Schulte (R-New Bloomfield), Skyline Strategies’ Dallas Ernst, Tightline Public Affairs’ Jack Cardetti and Renew Missouri’s James Owen on 2024 legislative session (13:00); Kevin McCarthy ouster (16:30); abortion initiative petitions (18:50); favorite 2024 races (22:00); who won the week: Mid-Missouri Veterans Express, Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi, Gabe Gore, Scott Fitzpatrick (24:50)

FLASHBACK: LA Times, March 2012: ‘Mass hysteria’ in Missouri as Republicans caucus on presidential race; “All we need is Ernie Hays on the organ to play ‘Three Blind Mice’ or the Jeopardy theme”

JCNT: State tax revenue lags previous year’s collections

Missourinet: Missouri helps 2,200 Tyson employees set to lose their jobs this month

JCNT: State promoting program to shave money off internet bills

SNL: Number of children disenrolled from Medicaid proportional to number of kids receiving Medicaid; area man keeps free health care, but complains about paperwork delay

JCNT: Fall festival returning to Governor’s Mansion

SNL: Community around Pomme de Terre Lake rallies against beef packers’ plan to dump wastewater; comments from DNR’s Heather Peters, Rep. Mike Stephens (R-Bolivar)

Columbia Tribune features and culture editor Aarik Danielsen: Read these 8 great books to celebrate Columbus civilizing North America: Chippewa squaw tackles “doubly destabilizing circumstances of COVID-19 and George Floyd’s murder”; Navajo male on “masculinity, queerness, and the legacy of colonialism”; other inspirational tomes 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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