Wednesday, November 29, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update: Scott Faughn with guests Camellia Peterson (AFP-Missouri) and KMBC’s Mike Mahoney; St. Louis Cardinals’ pitching additions (1:30); KC stadium project (7:45); GOP gov primary (12:30); Crystal Quade vs. Mike Hamra (17:20); Quade’s 2024 defeat serving as a loss leader for her 2026 state Senate race (19:30); whether Quade can resist going the shrill Hillary Clinton route (19:55); Mahoney on “vanity candidate” Trudy Busch Valentine and “Lance Kunce” (24:30); Dean Plocher vs. Holly Rehder vs. Bob Onder (27:10); Shane Schoeller vs. Denny Hoskins vs. Caleb Rowden (31:40); Vivek Malek vs. Andrew Koenig vs. Cody Smith vs. Lori Rook (36:45); Andrew Bailey vs. Will Scharf (38:45); Peterson on Will Scharf’s greatest strength versus Bailey (42:30); Faughn, Mahoney and Peterson agree that Trump will be the GOP presidential nominee (43:10)

johncombest_com on Twitter: Lances, ranked

P-D: Will Scharf heading to Florida to raise money

KWTO (Springfield): Dr. Sam Alexander (R) announces bid for Missouri Senate District 28 in 2026 to replace GOP Sen. Sandy Crawford

KWTO (Springfield): Audio: Dr. Sam Alexander (R) announces bid for Missouri Senate District 28 in 2026 to replace GOP Sen. Sandy Crawford (-3:35)

KSDK’s Mark Maxwell: Video: Gov. Parson responds to GOP Rep. Chris Dinkins’ call to block Gaza refugees

SNL: As refugees flee Gaza, Rep. Dinkins wants to keep them out of state

JCNT: Missouri governor rejects call to prohibit Palestinian refugees

104.5 FM (Washington): The Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show: Chris Dinkins, Big Daddy Dink and Gaza refugees

P-D: St. Charles County Council could bring back resolution opposing immigrant resettlement

Sophia Shore on Twitter: Video: Male-presenting human and BIPOC female lob flaccid insults at conservative woman: “The gentile …” “She foolish! [sic]”

P-D: Could Lake of the Ozarks get a casino? Backers are betting on voters.

St. Louis Public Radio: Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Center in north St. Louis City begins construction; Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, state Sen. Brian Williams (D-University City), Rep. Kimberly-Ann Collins (D-St. Louis) speak; Gov. Parson and St. Louis City Mayor Tishaura Jones share a tender touch

KC Star: Missouri lawmakers push new charges for fentanyl dealers. Would that help the crisis?

St. Louis Public Radio: University of California-San Francisco professor says Illinois saw increase in aborted babies; abortion tourism group says cost of snuffing out an unwanted child runs an average of $1,200 in travel, excluding termination costs

P-D: Public school enrollment stabilizes in St. Louis City after pandemic losses

Southeast Missourian: Photo: Governor applauds bridge completion project

Missouri Independent: Ameren seeks to shutter Missouri coal plant early, recoup investment from ratepayers

JCNT: Sidewalk repairs around Missouri Capitol won’t be complete until next year

St. Louis Public Radio’s St. Louis on the Air: Best books of the year: “Costuming Black History and the Afrofuture”; white man who chooses to live in St. Louis City says book about raising children to be transsexuals made him “hold the book at arm’s length to avoid getting our new copy wet with tears”

St. Louis Public Radio’s St. Louis on the Air sidebar (bottom of page for smartphone users): Listener input request: Tell us how you think St. Louis ranks for LGBTQ+ friendliness

KC Star editorial: Gov. Parson, don’t make the mistake of confusing Hamas and Palestinian civilians; Rep. Dinkins posted her message “on the intolerably antisemitic platform now known as X” (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Turning refugees away from Missouri repeats worst kind of American history

KC Star op-ed: David Mastio: Missouri has no business investing its public pension money in communist China

Missouri Independent’s Clara Bates and Annelise Hanshaw: AG Andrew Bailey opposes proposed federal rule supporting LGBTQ foster kids

KC Star’s Natalie Wallington: Do I have to let police into my home in Missouri – even without a warrant? It depends. (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KC Star letter: Nixa man wants Hawley, Schmitt to support HIV/AIDS funding 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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