Sunday, April 21, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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Southeast Missourian: Photo: U.S. Rep. Jason Smith visits Chaffee (avoid Southeast Missourian paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

KSDK’s Mark Maxwell: ‘I will never be embarrassed about sticking up for my wife’: Denny Hoskins confronts Jay Ashcroft

Video: Raw version of Perry County Lincoln Days video, shared by Missouri Independent columnist Jeff Smith (D-St. Louis City) (re-shared via WestStLouisGOP on X)

SNL: Republican ballots face uncertain future as vetting raises legal questions

Washington Missourian: Education bill passes with mixed reactions from Franklin County officials

JCNT: Missouri lawmakers pass MOBUCK$ cap increase

JCNT: Bill clarifying custody for deployed parents passes Missouri House

The Pantagraph (Illinois): Illinois cannabis sales grow, but so does competition from Missouri and other states

P-D: Ameren coal plant is top polluter. Labadie emits more SO2 than any in US. (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

P-D: Russell Bliss, waste oil hauler at center of the Times Beach dioxin saga, dies at 90 (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

JCNT: Missouri Department of Corrections to host candlelight vigil set for Victims’ Rights Week

P-D editorial: Wentzville superintendent is the latest to exit the culture-war battlefield (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

KC Star “Leadership Team” op-ed: How The Star has changed since ‘Truth in Black & White’ whiteness-apology series: 2 of 3 leadership positions handed to minorities; geriatric black woman and man given new “editor” titles; increased focus on covering black victimhood tales; other accomplishments

KC Star Editor Mike Fannin (12/20/20): Newspaper offers official apology for 140 years of excessive whiteness; Paper debuts ‘advisory board,’ promotes white-guilt series, will make online access to victimhood-themed stories free to minority zip codes

KC Star (12/20/20): Whiteness confessions: KC Star founder – who died 105 years ago – helped build upscale neighborhoods with restrictive covenants

KC Star (12/20/20): Whiteness confessions: 1920s KC Star reporters did not cover officer-involved shooting fairly

KC Star (12/20/20): Whiteness confessions: 1940s KC Star reporters should have dedicated more coverage to Jackie Robinson, saxophonist Charlie Parker

KC Star (12/20/20): Whiteness confessions: 1950s KC Star reporters should have helped promote race protests, boycotts

KC Star (12/20/20): Whiteness confessions: 1960s KC Star reporters should have fought harder against KC Schools during desegregation

KC Star (12/20/20): Whiteness confessions: 1970s KC Star reporters focused flood coverage on property damage, should have profiled black victims

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Computer crash draws attention to sheriff election in St. Francois County (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

KC Star letters: Kansas City man opposes initiative petition changes; Jefferson City man opposes tobacco-sales bill (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

Southeast Missourian letter: Missouri Chamber of Commerce CEO Dan Mehan: State lawmakers should support Bayer’s legislation on pesticide liability (avoid Southeast Missourian 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 and Amazon Kindle

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