Sunday, June 2, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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Rolling Stone, via Yahoo! News: Some Jewish leaders condemn Josh Hawley for backing Harrison Butker (link via Playlist: Politics of Kansas City Chiefs 2024 White House visit (with cameos from former Royals second baseman Frank White and former state Rep. DaRon McGee)

JCNT: Primary preview: 3rd Congressional District: Bob Onder vs. Kurt Schaefer vs. Justin Hicks

KC Star: Missouri Marine vet who injured officer in Capitol riot sentenced to 5 years in prison (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

JCNT: Chief clerk alleges speaker retaliated against her for whistleblowing and called Republican women ‘invasive species’

JCNT: Regulatory Sandbox proposal from Sen. Travis Fitzwater (R-Holts Summit) awaiting Missouri governor’s action

Washington Missourian: State Rep. Kyle Marquart (R-Washington) satisfied despite ‘frustrating’ GOP infighting, says “someone tried to play games” with his volunteer firefighters/EMS personnel bill

Washington Missourian: Rep. Brad Banderman (R-St. Clair) sees more influence in 2024 legislative session

JCNT: A look back at lighthearted moments in Missouri Legislature’s session Wife of imprisoned former KCPD detective shares her plight; Sarah DeValkenaere hopes Gov. Parson issues pardon soon

Joplin Globe: McDonald County wastewater basin has tear in liner; comments from Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Heather Peters (avoid Joplin Globe paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

KC Star: At Missouri boarding school, ‘they preached the Bible, but they were straight from hell’ (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

JCNT editorial: Cloud begins to clear around Missouri’s marijuana taxes

JCNT Editor Gary Castor: Our primary election coverage expanding

SNL op-ed: Baltimore, Md. woman says Josh Hawley is “pathetic,” wants to believe Lucas Kunce can win an election

SNL op-ed: Becki Uccello: School choice shouldn’t be treated as a joke John Combest: Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks – available in paperback and Amazon Kindle (NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.)

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