Friday, November 3, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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KZRG (Joplin): Hawley says Biden and MOHELA are both to blame in late student loan billing

KZRG (Joplin): Morning Newswatch: Eric Burlison on appropriations bill process (0:25); message to Rashida Tlaib and other Hamas apologists: “pull you head out of your rear” (1:45); standalone funding bill for Israel (3:50); Biden mismanagement of war (5:30); Biden placating anti-Israel Democrats (7:10); Hakeem Jeffries doing the right thing (8:15); Turkey’s support for Hamas (9:30)

P-D: Wesley Bell picks up high-profile support in run against Cori Bush; Democratic state Sen. Brian Williams’ campaign won’t give on-the-record comment

SNL’s Greta Cross: LGBTQIA* hero profile series: Aaron Schekorra’s latest venture, Queerly Caffeinated, blends love of coffee, LGBTQ advocacy; area queer rationalizes why he resells generic coffee from a California dealer rather than from a Missouri company

SNL, 8/30/23: LGBTQIA* activist resigns from Springfield-Greene County Health Department; Public records request from The Elijah Haahr Show contributor Brother Noah showed Aaron Schekorra spent taxpayer money on “Ally” sponsorship of Pridefest

Yesterday: SNL’s Greta Cross: Event promo: Come support the LGBTQ community’s Black Tie event; how to participate in live silent auction

USA Today: Unemployment claims in Missouri declined last week

JCNT: State transfers marijuana revenue to veterans commission, treatment efforts

Columbia Missourian: State disburses marijuana sales tax revenue

JCNT: Governor’s Council on Disability seeks nominations for awards recognizing disability inclusion and leadership

JCNT: At-risk students get encouragement from governor

P-D: Missouri’s private school voucher program has more students than donors; comments from State Treasurer Vivek Malek spokesman Ray Bozarth, Rep. Phil Christofanelli (R-St. Peters,) Herzog Tomorrow Foundation’s Elizabeth Roberts

KZRG (Joplin): Rep. Ben Baker (R-Neosho) on how government incentivizes homelessness – and how to break the cycle (4:45); Baker’s new “Mancave Caucus” podcast (7:45)

Missouri Independent’s Clara Bates: Hero profile: Legal Services of Eastern Missouri’s Katherine Holley helps SNAP recipients jump the welfare line; St. Charles woman with five (5) kids complains about waiting for handouts archives: Search tag: Biting the hand that gives handouts

Missourinet: Missouri Department of Mental Health helping you battle “winter blues”: get sunlight, exercise, stop stuffing your face with junk food, get out of the house in January, and how getting a new box can “restimulate” you

KC Star: Missouri DSS had multiple contacts with Jayden Robker’s family before KC teen found dead (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

JCNT: Missouri to become early adopter of new bar exam

P-D: Missouri charity embroiled in child sex abuse controversy at its Mexican orphanages

Washington Missourian: Franklin County leads state deer harvest after youth-only season Missouri Attorney General’s office supports former Kansas City detective

Joplin Globe editorial: Missouri’s go-slow approach to black bear hunting is working

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Republican judge takes Ashcroft, Bailey back to school on abortion petition

KC Star letter: Clay County Democratic Central Committee intern – who chooses to attend the University of Kansas – says “education is a right,” wants Hawley, Schmitt and Graves to support federal bill (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News 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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