Saturday, November 4, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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KWIX (Moberly): U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer on aid to Israel and why Ukraine funding is a bargain

SNL: Springfield’s Party for Socialism and Liberation hosts its third “Free Palestine” rally

AP: War in the Middle East upends the dynamics of 2024 House Democratic primaries – including Cori Bush vs. Wesley Bell

93.9 The Eagle: Wake-Up Mid-Missouri: The Missouri Times Publisher Scott Faughn on Missouri Legislature’s oversight of Missouri Department of Conservation and MoDOT (1:13:00); Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA) bankrolling Missouri Senate’s most conservative members (1:14:00); what a newsletter writer got wrong about the GOP Senate caucus meeting in Branson (1:14:45); preview of Sunday’s This Week in Missouri Politics and why Holly Rehder won the week (1:17:20)

KWTO: Wake Up Springfield: Chris Russell says goodbye to Wake Up Springfield; Cass Bowen Anderson, Don Louzader to carry show going forward, with help from Alex Bryant

KC Star: Event promo: Urban League of Greater Kansas City to roll out new victimhood report today; Creator of The 1619 Project and critical race theory pioneer Nikole Hannah-Jones to offer lamentations on “economic injustice”

Missouri Independent: Missouri treasurer refuses Morningstar data request, accusing company of anti-Israel bias

Missourinet: Missouri Chamber of Commerce wants lawmakers to pass child care tax credit; comments from Chamber’s Kara Corches

Missourinet: Missouri teams up with national nonprofit to help close digital divide

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air: Post-Dispatch columnist Tony Messenger discusses his series on Taum Sauk fraud and grift

P-D: Missouri AG files suit over 300,000-ton shingle mountain dumped on St. Louis riverfront

P-D: Bayer’s dicamba weedkiller is hitting Missouri forests – and killing trees, Missouri Department of Conservation expert warns; no regulatory changes on the horizon in Missouri

Combest, CropLife Magazine, 5/4/16: “If there’s one upside to the fact that we’ve had some regulatory delays, it’s allowed us to get out to the field one or two more seasons and educate the retail chain and growers on (dicamba) technology.”

Combest, The Missouri Times, 8/7/23: “Let’s be honest with each other. Pesticides are still pesticides, no matter how many times your ol’ pal Johnny Combine repeats the phrase ‘crop protection products.’”

P-D editorial: Ashcroft’s blatant abuse of process in abortion fight should be disqualifying

States Newsroom’s Kevin Hardy, via Missouri Independent: Missouri has rising maternal mortality rates and lags in teacher pay – but eliminated state income taxes on Social Security benefits

KCRU’s Farah Siddiqi: Missouri’s 3 biggest energy utilities earn D’s, F’s in ‘Dirty Truth’ report on Clean Energy; Quotes from Missouri Sierra Club official, no input from Ameren, Evergy or Associated Electric Cooperative

Washington Missourian letter: Missouri Right to Life President Steve Rupp: Celebrate Right to Life Month every month

P-D letter: Wentzville septuagenarian wants meatpacking plant placed “upwind from the Parson cattle ranch” in Bolivar 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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