Monday, February 19, 2024 – Presidents’ Day – Missouri political news headlines

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Missourinet: What’s open and what’s closed on Presidents’ Day

Spectrum Local News (Charter Communications): State Sen. Lincoln Hough to run for Missouri lieutenant governor

Missouri Independent: ‘Uncharted territory’: How pro-choice amendment could impact Missouri “targeted regulation of abortion providers” (TRAP) laws

States Newsroom, via Missouri Independent: Feds deliver stark warnings to state election officials ahead of November; local governments in Missouri, Colorado and Pennsylvania have been hit with ransomware attacks

This Week in Missouri Politics: Guest host Hannah Beers Sutton talks with state Sen. Travis Fitzwater (R-Holts Summit); panel of former mayor of Columbia Brian Treece, Sharon Jones of Jones Advocacy, Jonathan Ratliff of Palm Strategic and Gabby Picard, Director of Communications for Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe (click “More” to read transcript of conversation)

Spectrum Local News (Charter Communications): Dems to hold press conference this afternoon to complain about Missouri gun laws Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): Friday morning (7 a.m.) segments: Gov. Parson uses the word “thugs” and surely someone will have a hissyfit (Segment A, 9:10); Missouri Legislature taking the week off (Segment A, 1:15); Ameren’s new natural gas plant and angry activists (Segment A, 5:40); Bidenbucks flowing to Springfield and Kirksville (Segment A, 7:30) Summaries of each episode available on Instagram

KCUR’s “Up to Date with Steve Kraske” Friday morning (9 a.m.): Mayor Quinton Lucas: Use of word “thugs” is “a dog whistle” (6:45)

johncombest_com on X (Sunday): Mayor Quinton Lucas word guide: “segment of our society … lawlessness … hooliganism” okay, “thugs” not okay (0:11 second clip)

johncombest_com on X (Sunday): Kansas City Star assigns “breaking news” reporter to cover anti-gun rally, can’t be bothered to spell Rep. Emily Weber’s name correctly

Washington Missourian: Leaders weigh MOScholars changes

Missourinet: If Missouri schools fail to report bullying, it could cost them

Missourinet: Bill from Rep. Jim Murphy (R-St. Louis County) would increase penalties for marauding mobs of thieving thugs Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): Monday morning segments: Cori Bush/Megan Green’s St. Louis Democratic Socialists of America vs. Wash U. (Segment A, 6:00); GOP Rep. Jim Murphy vs. petty thieves (Segment A, 11:30); more on Quinton Lucas vs. word “thug”(Segment A, 15:30); Brad and John disagree about fate of Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce (Segment B, 1:00); some women’s addiction to “fixing” men (Segment B, 5:30)

P-D: Missouri bill would bar repairs on vehicles with expired temp tags (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

P-D: EPA says farmers can use dicamba weedkillers already in the market – this year (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

P-D editorial: Cori Bush’s recent, bizarre assertion that Israel’s Gaza campaign is somehow rooted in “white supremacy” is inflammatory (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

P-D: St. Louis man says Cori Bush’s Gaza stance is humanitarian, not antisemitism (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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