Saturday, May 4, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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P-D: Anti-Israel protests block traffic outside Washington University (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

P-D photos: Anti-Israel protesters march near Washington University in St. Louis: Caucasoid man driving SUV dishes haymaker to gangly bespectacled human roadblock; sturdy woman in “Socialist Revolution” t-shirt flashes peace signs; “End U.S. Aids [sic] to Israel” sign; Gov. Parson’s Missouri Workforce Development appointee Darryl Gray unironically leads group disrupting workday traffic; other inspirational visuals (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

SNL: Pro-Palestinian, -Israel groups gather at Missouri State for peaceful sit-in, dialogue

Southeast Missourian: Gaza protest comes to SEMO, draws at least seven (7) (avoid Southeast Missourian paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Jason Rosenbaum’s Politically Speaking Hour: U.S. Rep. Mark Alford on Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan

Missouri Independent: Petition drive succeeds in placing new party on Missouri’s November ballot

JCNT: Campaign gathers more than twice signatures required to put abortion issue on ballot

Missourinet: Organizers of ballot initiative to legalize abortion turn in more than 380,000 signatures

KC Star: ‘Monumental day.’ Missouri abortion rights groups drop off signatures to overturn ban (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Petition to put abortion rights in Missouri Constitution gets twice the signatures needed

Missouri Independent: More than 380,000 Missourians sign initiative petition to put abortion on the ballot

Missouri Independent: Missouri judge rules local governments can stack sales tax on marijuana

Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties), Friday morning (Segment A): Recap of Jimmy Kimmel mocking Will Scharf; what to tell your clients, candidates and execs about smiling on camera; sports betting on November ballot; Brad’s “Prostitutes for Education”; judge okays stacking marijuana taxes; Spanish Lake Easter eggs

SNL: Critics say Missouri bill would shield Bayer from future Roundup lawsuits

St. Louis Public Radio’s St. Louis on the Air: Hero profile: St. Charles activist seeking to turn her daughter into a boy must drive all the way to Illinois for testosterone injections; transgender activists jammed AG Andrew Bailey’s tip line’s with trolling, jokes and insults

Brad & John Show, Friday morning (Segment C): St. Louis Public Radio vs. Andrew Bailey over transgender tip line; John give Brad online therapy about expectations and resentments; Ameren “Renewable Energy Center” coda; why you should go buy some Roundup/glyphosate this weekend

Brad & John Show, Friday morning (Segment B): St. Louis on the Air features they/them human with chartreuse hair, promotes LGBTQIA*+-friendly comic book gimmick

Brad & John Show on Instagram: Friday episode recap

SNL’s Greta Cross: Local business promo: BookMarx celebrates 10 years, with Karl Marx bust watching over entrance

March 2024: SNL’s Greta Cross blocks @johncombest_com on X

P-D: Some school districts tell Missouri governor education bill ‘will not survive’ legal fight (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Missourinet: Missouri House endorses bill to ban eminent domain for wind and solar energy

JCNT: Fentanyl rally raises awareness of rising deaths, demands action

JCNT: Missouri Highway Patrol opens applications for troopers, commercial vehicle officers

SNL: Missouri law enforcement agencies seized $7.1M in assets in 2023

Washington Missourian: Missouri Department of Conservation seeks public’s help to study black vultures

KC Star editorial: Missouri AG puts GOP over truth to shield senators falsely ID’ing Chiefs rally shooter (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News 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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