Sunday, February 18, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Official Unauthorized 2024 Missouri Lincoln Days Bingo Card (optimized for smartphone): Affectionate love taps for Hawley, Eigel, Caleb! and more

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St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum: Clashes at governor candidate forum showcase GOP rifts and contrasting visions for Missouri; Lincoln Hough announces bid for lieutenant governor

Missourinet: Watch out for misuse of artificial intelligence in 2024 elections; insights from Missouri School Boards’ Association’s Melissa Randol

KC Star’s Kendrick Calfee: ‘Enough is enough’: In wake of Chiefs rally mass shooting, gun control heroes stand tall: Democrat Reps. Ashley Aune, “Emily Webber [sic],” et al. (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here) Taxpayer-funded anti-gun campaign protest: roundup of local coverage Kansas City insiders suspect gang ‘child soldiers’ in mass shooting

TMZ: Video: Moments before shooting, teens face off in heated exchange (link via

AP’s David Lieb and Summer Ballentine: Gun laws overview: Missourians enjoy liberty and freedom around gun ownership in Missouri

JCNT: Local legislators tout priorities, push back against Missouri Freedom Caucus

JCNT: Missouri legislation seeks to improve access to federal drug pricing program

Missourinet: Bill from Sen. Mike Cierpiot (R-Lee’s Summit) would crack down on automated license plate reader systems

Missourinet: Bill to crack down on eviction moratoriums gets Missouri House approval

St. Joseph News-Press: Area, statewide motorcycle fatalities rising

Columbia Missourian: Mizzou Young Democratic Socialists of America’s co-chair says Columbia may soon be a safe haven city for LGBTQ+ community

St. Joseph News-Press editorial: Child care bill from Rep. Brenda Shields (R-Joseph) addresses the real crisis in education

Joplin Globe editorial: Principles to govern lawmakers: Denali, water, and sludge (avoid Joplin Globe paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

JCNT editorial: Show-Me State needs more prayers, action

KC Star’s Kacen Bayless: As KC police shooting response is scrutinized, a look a how state control will prevent accountability (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

SNL’s Kelly Dereuck: Missouri’s lax gun laws out of step with year-old SLU/YouGov poll; expert analysis from Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence

SNL letters: Springfield sexagenarian outraged over Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol shenanigans, urges readers to call D.C. offices of Eric Burlison and Mark Alford; Springfield septuagenarian opposes Trump and Missouri initiative-petition changes, urges votes for Democrats archives: Search tag: old people nagging congressional staffers

P-D letter: MO Tax Relief Now’s Dennis Ganahl supports tax cut on groceries (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

P-D letter: Kirkwood septuagenarian dislikes Missouri pro-life laws, says Sen. Sandy Crawford (R-Buffalo) “should revisit her religion lessons” (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here) John Combest: Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks – available in paperback ($12.99) and Amazon Kindle ($7.99)

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