Sunday, October 22, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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KMIZ: Caleb Rowden announces intent to run for Missouri secretary of state at University of Missouri homecoming parade

SNL’s Greta Cross: PFLAG was founded 50 years ago, and Springfield’s chapter is almost 30; how you can help advocate for gays, lesbians and transgenders

Yesterday: SNL’s Greta Cross: Hero profile: LGBT History Month was founded by a Missouri educator in 1994. Today, he finds “Missouri’s bans on both gender-affirming health care and prohibitions against transgender girls and women participating in female sports, ‘disappointing,’ ‘distressing’ and ‘disturbing.’”

5/12/23: Springfield News-Leader’s Stephen Herzog: Congratulations to our Greta Cross for winning Missouri Press Association award; content creator says she’s proud of expanding promotion of LGBTQIA+ community, is currently working on a podcast celebrating rural Missouri drag shows

SNL: With no easy test, Missouri law enforcement looks for ways to combat marijuana-impaired driving

St. Joseph News-Press: Missouri Poison Control Center says storing marijuana securely key to kids’ safety as accidental ingestions rise

Missourinet: Missouri Trucking Association’s Tom Crawford on changes in CDL testing protocols

JCNT: Silver Haired Legislature wants lawmakers to raise cigarette tax, spend revenue on public transportation for olds

JCNT: State extends Missouri State Penitentiary contract

Washington Missourian: Franklin County agencies receive awards from Missouri AG

SNL: MSU to honor St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Gabe Gore in mid-December

P-D editorial: On Israel, Ukraine and House Speaker: Cori Bush and Ann Wagner wrong, President Biden right (get around stltoday paywall here)

Joplin Globe editorial: AG Andrew Bailey should send back the $50,000 donation from Doe Run (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Taum Sauk fraud series, Part 4: Jay Nixon on the demise of the Taum Sauk disaster fund and a huge ‘missed opportunity’; Auditor Scott Fitzpatrick may expand audit of Iron County to include Iron County Economic Partnership (ICEP) (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Taum Sauk fraud series, Part 3: Missouri sheriff probed how Taum Sauk disaster money was spent. Then he got arrested. (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Taum Sauk fraud series, Part 2: He needed money for a campground. So he joined the board of a Missouri disaster fund. (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Taum Sauk fraud series, Part 1: Missouri set aside millions for Taum Sauk disaster recovery. Much of it went to insiders. (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D’s Janet Y. Jackson: I’m a St. Louis County senior. Here’s a list of problems with the Legislature’s property tax freeze. (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star opinion editor Yvette Walker: Here are the books The Star’s Opinion staff is reading now: “the African American experience mixed with horror”; black victimization in the American South; more

P-D letter: “STL Jewish Voice for Peace” praises Cori Bush for stance on Israel (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Chesterfield septuagenarian expresses “amazement” at Ann Wagner’s flip-flop on Jim Jordan (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT letter: Former Missouri Department of Revenue Director Joseph Plaggenburg: With video lottery terminals, gambling isn’t gambling, and all bets are never off 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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