Thursday, October 26, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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P-D’s Joe Holleman: After latest Israel stance, effort surfaces to challenge Cori Bush; former Democratic state Rep. Stacey Newman says Bush is “a danger to her constituents” (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Washington University students walk out in protest to support Palestinians (get around stltoday paywall here)

9/14/21: P-D: Washington University student Fadel Alkilani “takes heat” for destroying 9/11 memorial (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Local Israel-Palestine war activists weigh in on latest developments

KWTO: Missouri Right to Life launches podcast; first guest is KWTO’s Cass Bowen Anderson

Missouri Independent: Missouri House Speaker Dean Plocher responds to GOP detractors as new critics emerge

P-D: Former state Sen. Bob Onder (R-Lake Saint Louis) signals run for lieutenant governor (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: House Ethics Committee’s Rep. Jerome Barnes (D-Raymore) says Friday’s ethics hearing will focus on Plocher; Rep. Brian Seitz (R-Branson) calls reimbursements “much ado about nothing” (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air Legal Roundtable: Attorneys discuss AG Andrew Bailey’s campaign contributions from Doe Run

St. Louis Public Radio: Jason Rosenbaum’s Politically Speaking podcast: Rep. Ken Waller (R-Herculaneum) on his background, Missouri presidential primaries vs. caucuses, absentee voting, and the demise of Dems in Jefferson County

Jason Rosenbaum’s Politically Speaking podcast on Spotify: Ken Waller episode

Jason Rosenbaum’s Politically Speaking podcast on Spotify: All episodes

St. Louis Public Radio: ‘St. Louis on the Air’ introduces ‘Politically Speaking Hour’; Jason Rosenbaum to host full hour of local and state politics and listener engagement, debuting tomorrow

Combest, The Missouri Times, 8/7/23: Jason Rosenbaum has “spent nearly ten (10!) years at St. Louis Public Radio (STLPR) in the same role (reporter) he had when the St. Louis Beacon merged with STLPR in December 2013,” hitting the diversity ceiling and watching key roles be handed to diversity candidates

Combest, The Missouri Times, 8/7/23: “Rosenbaum has quarterbacked the (Politically Speaking) operation with the assistance of various interchangeable seatwarmers. He deserves to take pride in his stellar reputation. But a reporter can’t convert professional praise into direct deposit, and apparently it means nothing to St. Louis Public Radio’s human resources department either.”

Missourinet: Staffing shortages at Missouri veterans’ homes are improving

Missourinet: Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development gets $5 million federal grant to help residents get better-paying jobs

SNL: After AG letter, Springfield Public Schools board puts off vote to revise school lunch anti-discrimination policy

Missourinet: MoDOT watches out for cyberattacks during winter weather

Washington Missourian: MoDOT’s Highway 50 project nears completion, Highway 100 next

P-D: Charter school fighting to block pot shop from opening across the street in St. Louis City (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D editorial: Enough is enough with shady use of state funds. Resign, Mr. Speaker. (get around stltoday paywall here)

Fox News op-ed: Josh Hawley: Not one taxpayer dime for Gaza until Hamas frees all the hostages (link via

The Missouri Times op-ed: Seen Read Heard VP Keith Beardslee: ‘Never again’ is now: We must stand with Israel

P-D’s Blythe Bernhard: St. Charles County’s Francis Howell School District proposal bans transgender students from using bathrooms and locker rooms that align with their gender identity (get around stltoday paywall here)

MuckRock’s Derek Kravitz and Kelly Kauffman, with Missouri Independent’s Allison Kite: Weldon Spring uranium plant contaminated Missouri lakes with radioactive waste

KC Star’s Glenn Rice: Kansas City cop convicted in black man’s killing is on his way to Missouri prison (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D letter: Dardenne Prairie octogenarian praises Josh Hawley’s accomplishments (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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