Monday, December 25, 2023 – Christmas Day – Missouri political news headlines

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KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Santa’s reindeer pass Missouri Dept. Of Agriculture inspection

Missourinet: Missouri Children’s Division teaming up with faith-based organizations to help children awaiting adoption, foster care

St. Joseph News-Press: GOP Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer giving Max’s Law another go

P-D: Missouri minimum wage hits $12.30 per hour Jan. 1 (NEW: get around stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version at

Missourinet: DHSS says Missouri experiencing a moderate level of flu cases

P-D: Photographer Christian Gooden picks his favorite pictures of 2023: Urban students bussed to Capitol for gun-control photo op; African Schoolhouse No. 4 opened at Faust Park; Gov. Parson press conference discussing Kim Gardner resignation; Ferguson Juneteenth parade; anniversary of Michael Brown’s 2014 theft from minority-owned business and assault on Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson; more

Missourinet: Missouri Department of Corrections says Gypsy Blancharde declining all media interviews except for major national documentaries

Joplin Globe “Editor’s Note”: No e-edition today or New Year’s Day; corporate media won’t deliver news on holidays Merry Christmas Kansas City 2023 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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