Wednesday, October 25, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Missourinet: U.S. Rep. Eric Burlison: In some aspects, Ukraine has already won the war against Russia

Kansas City Beacon: Missouri uses power of the pocketbook to prevent divestment in Israel

Brownfield Ag News: Missouri farmer asks for dairy program updates in federal farm bill

Missouri Independent: Missouri Republicans call for investigation of Dean Plocher, raise idea of resignation

P-D: Missouri House speaker faces storm of criticism after filing false expense reports (get around stltoday paywall here)

KWTO: Elijah Haahr Show: AG Andrew Bailey on letter to Springfield school board (-15:30); “shameful for the Biden Administration to hold children’s lunch hostage for their woke left-wing culture war” (-15:15); why woke school board members across Missouri will use Biden directive as an excuse to push ideology (-13:00); Missouri v. Biden on Big Tech censorship (-9:30)

Springfield News-Leader’s Claudette Riley on X: In a 4-3 split, the Springfield school board voted to indefinitely table a proposal to add “gender identity and sexual orientation” to the USDA anti-discrimination policy (link via Elijah Haahr on X)

JCNT: Three appellate judges to be considered for Missouri Supreme Court

Springfield Daily Citizen: Springfield Judge Ginger Gooch again recommended for spot on state Supreme Court (to avoid Springfield Daily Citizen paywall, open an “Incognito” or “Private” window browser, then Google the article title)

KWTO (Springfield): Missouri Firearms Coalition’s Aaron Dorr on Supreme Court ruling on Second Amendment Preservation Act

St. Louis Public Radio: Urban activists, businesses seize school shooting anniversary to promote gun control, peddle services

P-D: St. Louis County passes gun control law; attorney says state won’t do anything to stop St. Louis City’s version (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: Family of ex-KC cop Eric DeValkenaere asks MO governor for clemency after appeal failed (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here) Pete Mundo talks with DeValkenaere fam seeking pardon from guv

JCNT: 6 districts receive $10,000 DESE grants

Brownfield Ag News: Ag Director Chris Chinn says low river levels affect Missouri farmers differently

Missouri Independent: AG Andrew Bailey joins lawsuit against Meta, alleging social media platforms harm children

Reuters: Meta’s Instagram fueled a youth mental health crisis, Missouri and other states allege in lawsuit

KC Star: Mother sues Missouri boarding school, alleging gang rape and abuse led to son’s death (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

SNL: Lawsuit: Former Idaho police officer says son was ‘gang-raped’ at Agape Boarding School archives: search tag: same-sex sexual assault in Missouri

Missouri Independent: Brother of Julian Assange visits Missouri to push for release of Wikileaks founder

P-D: Urban thief steals prized National Parks stamp collection from tourist in downtown St. Louis car break-in (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: Data company WalletHub says Missouri ranks in bottom quarter of states on safety (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D: Residents vow to fight Creve Coeur ‘village’ on former Bayer campus; after purchasing St. Louis-based Monsanto, German company sells off Missouri land (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: August 2018: Bayer Crop Science president: “(Missouri) people quickly told me, ‘Please don’t InBev us,’” … So my personal belief is very firmly (that) long-term we will have more jobs here as opposed to less.”

P-D editorial: Missouri AG Andrew Bailey’s action on behalf of a contributor deserves official scrutiny (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Donors to Missouri AG Andrew Bailey are accused of running ‘rent-a-tribe’ payday loan scam (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D op-ed: Show-Me Institute’s James V. Shuls: Next DESE commissioner must restore trust in Missouri’s public schools (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Chesterfield sexagenarian criticizes AG Andrew Bailey and Doe Run (get around stltoday paywall here) 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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