Saturday, March 23, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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Brownfield Ag News: Alford gives update on federal farm bill Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): Friday morning show, Segment A: Cori Bush and Stacey Abrams need some big seats; Francis Howell parents defeat white-guilt curriculum; setback for St. Louis area radiation fund

Brad & John Show on Instagram: Friday show summary

AP: A third man is now charged with murder in the Kansas City Super Bowl rally shooting

AP: Cardinals super fan known as Rally Runner pleads guilty to storming Capitol in face paint

AP: Missouri and Louisiana will hold presidential primaries today. Their outcome is not in doubt

St. Joseph News-Press: Local residents will cast their votes in Missouri’s Democratic presidential primary

Missourinet: Missouri Democratic Party’s Russ Carnahan give overview on today’s presidential primary

St. Louis Public Radio’s Politically Speaking with Jason Rosenbaum: SLU professor Steven Rogers discusses SLU/YouGov poll; additional insights from Jo Mannies

KC Star: Jay Ashcroft says he does not have authority to block candidate with KKK ‘affiliation’ (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Washington Missourian: Missouri Senate passes education bill

JCNT: Missouri unemployment rate remains steady

Missouri Independent: Missouri Medicaid application delays exceed federal limits for third straight month

Missourinet: Rep. Brian Seitz (R-Branson) says designating Branson as a live entertainment capital is ‘a no brainer’

P-D: Jack Buck’s daughter wins $750,000 in discrimination suit against Harris-Stowe (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

AP: Investigation finds no bullying before suicide of Lincoln University employee

St. Louis Public Radio: Lincoln U president cleared from ‘claims of bullying’ after vice president’s suicide; NAACP’s Rod Chapel “confident in (third-party investigation’s) conclusions”

Missouri Independent: Union moves one step closer to gaining urban cannabis employees

Missourinet: State Fair cancels rodeos, derbies, tractor pulls until new arena is ready

Missourinet: State working on eradicating Bradford pear trees; Department of Conservation’s Angela Sokolowski explains program

JCNT: Rising measles cases lead DHSS to stress vaccination

Missourinet: Missouri DHSS says warmer temperatures could bring more flu, COVID cases

P-D op-ed: Man who moved from Missouri to New York: Missouri legislation hurts veterans more than it helps (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

P-D’s Monica Obradovic: Missouri AG says he’s investigating Hazelwood fight, DEI programs in error-filled letter; “DEI has become a political rallying cry among conservative politicians,” but actually “seeks to promote the fair treatment of underrepresented groups” (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

P-D’s Monica Obradovic (2/5/24): Francis Howell eyes revised black history, literature, drops ‘social justice standards’; critical race theory is “a once-obscure academic concept that’s become a lightning rod of right-wing scrutiny in recent years”; Southern Poverty Law Center is “a nonprofit legal organization that specializes in civil rights litigation” (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here) Friday morning show: Francis Howell eradicates Southern Poverty Law Center curriculum infestation (Segment A, 7:30)

Combest, The Missouri Times, 8/7/23: “We can still act in a positive, constructive way to counter (Missouri media’s) vitriol and conflict-baiting. Remember that fact this fall, when you’ll read stories lambasting parents and school board members who stand up to racism by fighting DIE mandates and race-shaming curriculum.”

Southeast Missourian letter: Cape Girardeau septuagenarian criticizes U.S. Rep. Jason Smith newsletter, attempts “My Cousin Vinny” (1992) punchline opener (avoid Southeast Missourian paywall by reading Combest-archived version here) archives: Search tag: geriatrics making stale cultural references 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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