Wednesday, November 15, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Missourinet: Governors Parson and Kelley take part in ‘Disagree Better’ ad

The Missouri Times: Capitol Calendar: Scott Fitzpatrick and Rex Sinquefield host Cody Smith and Phil Christofanelli tonight in Clayton (contact Heather Grote); Jon Patterson and Melanie Stinnett events tomorrow in KC (contact Casey Burns); Ben Keathley shooting competition tomorrow in Weldon Spring; more

St. Joseph News-Press: Legislature might take another crack at initiative petition changes; comments from Rep. Bill Falkner (R-St. Joseph), Missouri Association of Realtors’ PAC

P-D: Missouri AG publishes report, recommendations in Kim Gardner investigation

97.1FM (St. Louis): Marc Cox Morning Show: former state Sen. John Lamping (R-Augusta) on Bailey’s report on Kim Gardner’s office (2:45); concurrent majority ratification and prospects for initiative petition changes in 2024 legislative session (4:15); next steps for pro-life Missourians (6:30); why a November abortion vote is better than a special April election (9:10)

Missouri Independent: Federal lawsuit reveals behind-the-scenes saga of failed Missouri marijuana testing lab; Jeffrey and Daniel Altmann vs. New York investor Matt Wolf

St. Louis Public Radio “photojournalist” Brian Munoz: St. Louis City receives perfect score in annual Human Rights Campaign equality report; “Missouri was second in the nation in the number of anti-trans pieces of legislation filed during the 2023 legislative session”

P-D: St. Louis notches another perfect score on LGBTQ equality index

SNL: Springfield school board sides with Biden Administration, votes to add “gender identity and sexual orientation” to school lunch policies

Springfield Daily Citizen: Springfield school board adds LGBTQ+ terms to anti-discrimination policy

KWTO: The Elijah Haahr Show: Springfield Public Schools Board member Steve Makoski on liberals doxxing him (-15:45); transgender agenda (-13:15); Elijah’s experience with death threat (-11:45); how transgender agenda distracts districts from educating kids (-9:10); critical next steps (-6:05); how to reach Makoski (-1:30)

Combest book: “(Protagonist) didn’t mind being criticized for (their) political views … (they) knew that politics was a rough-and-tumble business. But these attacks were more about personality than policy.” – page 8

Combest, The Missouri Times, 8/7/23: “We can still act in a positive, constructive way to counter (mainstream Missouri media’s) vitriol and conflict-baiting. Remember that fact this fall, when you’ll read stories lambasting parents and school board members who stand up to racism by fighting DIE mandates and race-shaming curriculum… or a teacher harassed by alphabet groups for using an incorrect pronoun.”

JCNT: State conference draws attention to rural education disparity

P-D: As flood frequency swells, Missouri seeks drier spot for computer operation

Columbia Missourian: Missouri DHSS, other groups participate in Powerhouse Community Development Corporation “Unity in the Community”

JCNT: Missouri Capitol bronze door restoration moving forward

Missourinet: Missouri Department of Conservation gives update on feral hogs

St. Louis Public Radio’s St. Louis on the Air: Event promo: New film follows black St. Louisans who challenge institutional marathon racism, fight popular myth that black people can’t run

KC Star editorial: By hiring Rod Jetton, Missouri House speaker digs deeper (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KC Star op-ed: The Center Square’s David Mastio: TikTok is part of massive experiment on our brains. Josh Hawley’s right to urge a ban (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KC Star op-ed: Joel Mathis: Eric Schmitt’s support for Israel comes with one big MAGA condition (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D’s Tony Messenger: St. Louis alderman to reopen debate on distance requirement for pot dispensaries 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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