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KCMO: Pete Mundo in the Morning: Sen. Eric Schmitt on why he went to New York and the weaponization of the legal system against Donald Trump

SNL: At SPS meeting, Maryam Mohammadkhani said she plans to use new RNC role to improve public schools; local queer, who lost April school board election, expresses anger and concern

States Newsroom, via Missouri Independent: Progressives push Biden administration to cut ties with MOHELA

Columbia Missourian: Protesters call on UM System to divest from Israeli companies and weapons manufacturers

JCNT: USDA “Rural Engagement, Delivery and Prosperity” official visits mid-Missouri to promote spending

The Missouri Times’ Scott Faughn: This Week in Missouri Politics column: Session Recap: Legislators, bills, interest groups, more

This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update: Victory Enterprises’ Brett Dinkins and Leadbelt Strategies’ Casey Burns talk with Scott Faughn about statewide and state Senate primaries: governor (1:00); lieutenant governor (5:10); secretary of state (10:35); attorney general (21:30); distinction between stiffing a hooker once and twice (24:25); state treasurer (28:20); Stephen Webber (35:30); KC area races (36:00); Aaron McMullen vs. Joe Nicola vs. David Martin (36:30); Chantelle Nickson-Clark vs. Angela Mosley (39:40); Rick Brattin vs. Mike Haffner vs. Dan Houx (40:00); Pat Contreras vs. Patty Lewis (43:10); Chris Dinkins vs. Jamie Burger (44:25); Mark Harder vs. David Gregory vs. Jim Bowlin (47:55); Cyndi Buchheit-Courtway vs. Mike Henderson (53:45); Brad Hudson vs. Travis Smith (58:40); Doug Richey vs. Kurtis Gregory (1:02:55)

Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (WashMo), Wednesday (Segment C): Holly Thompson Rehder’s interview pitch and where it stands; Cam’ron’s CNN hit; “cheeks” insights

Brad & John Show, Thursday morning (Segment B): Holly Thompson Rehder live on the air talking about everything *except* her lieutenant governor campaign, and 0 (zero) “end of session” talking points you can hear on every other radio show

P-D: Leadership forum will feature St. Louis-area black female political candidates (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

P-D: St. Louis alt-weekly Riverfront Times sold, lays off all staff (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Riverfront Times sale and layoff of news staff signals end of 46-year era for St. Louis alt-weekly

SNL: List of bills passed in 2024 awaiting Gov. Parson’s signature

AP: Bayer amplifies fight against cancer-related lawsuits; comments from Sen. Jill Carter (R-Granby)

Brad & John Show, Thursday morning: Riverfront Times closing; Hazelwood East assault case; how Bayer solves its Roundup litigation problem (spoiler: no legislation involved)

Missouri Independent: Lawmakers adjourn without banning state from seizing benefits from Missouri foster kids

P-D: New hospital in heart of Missouri aims to improve care for moms and children; Gov. Parson has made issue a priority (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis Diaper Bank wants lawmakers to eliminate tax on menstruation products

Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (WashMo), Wednesday (Segment A): Beef manufacturing plant, Missouri DNR and water whiners; library cross-dresser lawsuit in St. Charles County; Schmitt at Trump trial

P-D: Missouri auditor accuses former Desloge official of stealing at least $3,886 from city court (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

P-D: Woman charged in beating near Hazelwood East will remain in juvenile court (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 and Amazon Kindle

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