Wednesday, December 27, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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P-D: Normandy man charged with stealing iPads from St. Louis Election Board; Marion Jhamere Dukes sold one of the stolen devices at a local Walmart, was apprehended while breaking into cars at St. Louis Galleria (NEW: get around stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version at

KMOV (St. Louis): iPads stolen from St. Louis Election Board building; urban election officials blame landlord

St. Louis Public Radio: Man arrested in iPad thefts from St. Louis City election board

Fox 2 St. Louis: Thieves use key fob to steal dozens of iPads from election office; Marion Jhamere Dukes was busted breaking into cars last week

P-D: Mark McCloskey won’t get guns back, appeals court says (NEW: get around stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version at

97.1FM (St. Louis): Marc Cox Morning Show: Former state Sen. John Lamping (R-Augusta) on Rex Sinquefield’s campaign contributions and school choice issue (2:45); Mike Kehoe’s advantages in gov race (3:45); Kehoe spending money in St. Charles County (4:15); Eric Schmitt’s 2022 campaign spending money in Vicky Hartzler’s district (4:50); Sinquefield’s election success rate (5:40); Jeanne Sinquefield making the gov race decision (6:30); Jay Ashcroft’s lack of campaign arc (7:35); how pro-abortion groups’ ballot initiative fumbling could help Kehoe (8:30); Mike Kehoe doubling up opponents in fundraising (9:15); how Republican campaign strategy undermined the school choice issue (9:40); how Caleb Rowden and Mike Kehoe benefit from school choice legislation stalling (10:30)

104.5 FM KSLQ (Washington): Brad & John Show: What’s so great about John Lamping, anyway? (90-second Instagram reel)

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St. Louis Public Radio: Construction to expand Interstate 70 across Missouri set to begin this spring; thoughts from Sen. Travis Fitzwater (R-Holts Summit), others

Missourinet: University of Missouri prepping future meat laboratory; comments from Ag Director Chris Chinn, Rep. Greg Sharpe (R-Ewing)

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri is implementing MASBDA tax credits to subsidize urban farming

Missouri Independent: Missouri lawmakers renew push to regulate ‘delta-8 THC’ hemp products

Missourinet: MoDOT’s Patrick McKenna says agency is finally gaining more employees than it is losing

Missourinet: Missouri roads won’t be so jolly today; MoDOT to clear wintry mix

JCNT: MoDOT urging caution amid winter weather forecasts

Missourinet: Deadline approaches to pay Missouri personal and real estate property taxes

Columbia Missourian: Conservation measures are bringing black bears back to Missouri

JCNT: State parks offering guided hikes to start new year

JCNT: State finishing work on Industrial Drive facility

Washington Missourian: Union Schools to be tested for lead under state’s “Get the Lead Out” mandate

KC Star’s Joel Mathis: We’re watching the climate change in Kansas and Missouri. Why don’t more of us care? (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D’s Tony Messenger: No dignity in the law passed by Missouri Legislature to criminalize the act of sleeping on state property (NEW: get around stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version at 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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