Saturday, March 9, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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Missouri Independent: Missouri Democrats select polling locations for party-run presidential primary

Columbia Missourian: UM curators to vote on naming Portageville soil research lab after Sen. Roy Blunt Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): Friday morning: Brad proposes “Jason Rosenbaum Fridays” (Segment A, 1:00); how you can help Wash U. get white men’s name off buildings (A, 7:30); GOP Rep. Mazzie Christensen’s bill and Maxi Glamour (A, 15:00); Josh Hawley vs. Ann Wagner and John’s Kurt Schaefer/2016 theory (A, 17:00); Brad proposes Missouri counter the drag queen story hours with Masculinity Monday performances (B, 6:00); “black girls’ spaces” (B, 8:00); Brad on Asian/K-Pop fruitiness and John on what attractive women want (C, 8:00)

Brad & John Show on Instagram: Friday show summary

USA Today: Weekly data: Unemployment claims in Missouri held steady last week

JCNT: Treasurer pushes back against claims office violated state statute on fund balance interest

JCNT: Dem Rep. Deb Lavender’s mission: taking on fund balances

Columbia Missourian: Missouri educators, law enforcement learn school safety practices at FBI summit

JCNT: Missouri DOC pushes back against claims of high death rates

Columbia Missourian: Columbia School Board Finance Committee members criticize charter schools, open enrollment

NRP Midwest Newsroom “investigate [sic] reporter” Kavahn Mansouri: Hazelwood School District ejects 2 students whose parents lied about residency; Legal Services of Eastern Missouri activists call residency checks “worrisome”

Columbia Missourian: ‘Danny’s Law’ House bill would protect 911 callers in hazing incidents

KMIZ (Columbia): Rep. Doug Mann (D-Columbia) proposes bill mandating opioid overdose kits on college campuses

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Rep. Danny Busick (R-Newtown) supports “Taylor Swift Act” for deepfakes

Southeast Missourian: Coroner in court to answer charges; bill from Rep. John Voss (R-Cape Girardeau) would strengthen standards for coroners (avoid Southeast Missourian paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Washington Missourian: State conducting audit of Leslie

KC Star: Ray County sheriff let prisoners go free and bring in drugs, MO attorney general says (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KC Star: WalletHub weekly data-mining update: Missouri’s property tax on vehicles (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

JCNT: Missouri Department of Conservation opens up April youth turkey hunt

Missouri Independent: Health professionals push to reduce congenital syphilis infections killing Missouri babies

P-D editorial: Sen. Schmitt is targeting a decorated combat vet for daring to confront racism (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

P-D editorial board’s Lynn Schmidt: Listen to our chat with Independent U.S. Senate candidate Jared Young (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

The Missouri Times op-ed: GOP activist Jasper Logan: Lincoln Hough’s progressive voting record should alarm Missouri Republicans

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Sunshine Week preview: Missouri judges allow lawmakers to stay under a shroud of secrecy (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

SNL’s Kelly Dereuck: Senator proposes bill blocking red flag gun laws – which Missouri doesn’t even have; “It is unclear if Hoskin’s [sic] bill has any traction this year”

P-D letter: Chesterfield man, who attended GOP presidential caucus to support Nikki Haley, deems process “not even remotely fair to the Haley supporters” (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Washington Missourian letter: Union septuagenarian woman supports pro-abortion initiative petition, compares snuffing out unwanted/inconvenient children to earning the right to vote and own property

Columbia Missourian letter: Columbia octogenarian opposes GOP Rep. Jamie Gragg bill on classroom transgender advocacy 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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