Tuesday, October 24, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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SNL: Conservative firebrand Charlie Kirk draws overflow crowd at Missouri State University; Will Scharf kicks off event

KWTO: Charlie Kirk speaks at Missouri State University, praises AG candidate Will Scharf

Missourinet: Hawley wants U.S. Senate to act on his prescription drug bills

Southeast Missourian: Jason Smith to probe college tax status over anti-Israel protests (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Missourinet: Biden Administration designates two future technology hubs in Missouri

Missourinet: Caleb Rowden jumps into GOP secretary of state primary

93.9 The Eagle: Branden Rathert leaving Wake-Up Mid-Missouri, will join AG Andrew Bailey’s staff

YouTube: Branden Rathert announces new gig working for AG Andrew Bailey’s office

johncombest_com on Twitter: Nominees to fill Branden Rathert’s flip-flops: Renee Hulshof, T.J. Moe, Millie Faughn

johncombest_com on Instagram (reel): Starlet selfies vs. bare male feet (ft. Chainsmokers)

Missouri Independent: Records show Dean Plocher charged the state for travel already paid for by his campaign

MoScout’s Dave Drebes: Will Scharf nationalizing the AG race; Dean Plocher reimbursement headaches; Plocher chief of staff options (subscribe for only $1,155/year here)

Southeast Missourian: Bryant Wolfin (R) makes second bid for General Assembly, running for GOP Rep. Rick Francis’ open House seat (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

SNL: Appeal of ruling on abortion ballot language, fiscal note to be heard next week

KWTO: The Elijah Haahr Show: The Heartlander’s Michael Ryan on The Heartlander’s background (1:15); Ryan’s background (3:30); decline of mainstream newspapers (5:00); how blatant bias has destroyed faith in mainstream media (6:40); The Heartlander’s operation and scope (8:45); the future of journalism and news consumption (10:30) Archive of Elijah Haahr Show interview segments

JCNT: Commission to narrow Missouri Supreme Court nominees today

SNL: Springfield Public Schools among 125 MO districts to receive $10K ‘Grow Your Own’ grants

P-D: Rep. Dave Griffith (R-Jefferson City) renews push to tap casinos for money to help run state nursing homes (get around stltoday paywall here)

KWIX (Moberly): Planning for next year’s State Fair well underway

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Sierra Club’s annual report criticizes Evergy, again Missouri NAACP prez denounces efforts to pardon former KCPD detective

Startland News’ Taylor Wilmore, via KCUR: This Kansas City theater company is creating space for ‘the next generation of LGBTQ playwrights’; Local queer: “Since 2019, we’ve been basically gay all the time”

P-D editorial: Supreme Court’s snub of a ludicrous Missouri gun law has an ominous footnote (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star editorial: AG Andrew Bailey puts his abortion beliefs ahead of Missouri voters’ — and he wasn’t elected (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here) Kansas City Star scrapes bottom of barrel with local preacher op/ed on Israel war

The Heartlander op-ed: Sgt. Donnell Walters and Jay Ashcroft: Plight of law enforcement is perilous; we need state control to make our communities safe (link via 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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