Thursday, June 6, 2024 – D-Day – Missouri political news headlines

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Fox News: Hawley opposes Biden’s “mass amnesty” immigration plan (link via

P-D: Washington U. chief vowed to be ‘in’ and ‘for’ St. Louis. Activists says arrests diminish the message (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

P-D: Bayer promised to grow jobs in Missouri. It didn’t (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (WashMo), 5/23/24: The 2-minute explanation of how Bayer will solve its Roundup litigation problem in 2025-26 (spoiler: no #moleg legislation required)

Brad & John Show, 2/13/24: Bayer’s “Dynamic Shared Ownership” layoff branding

St. Louis Public Radio: Army Corps finishes cleaning contaminated soil near Florissant elementary school

The Missouri Times: Missouri Farm Bureau adds to list of endorsed candidates: Lincoln Hough, Andrew Bailey, Kurtis Gregory

Missouri Independent: Candidates for Missouri governor split on offering incentives to keep Chiefs from moving

KC Star: As Kansas plans to lure the Chiefs, what’s Missouri’s plan? ‘Move forward cautiously’ (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

AP: Big GOP funders sending millions into Missouri’s attorney general primary

This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update: Dean Plocher

This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update: Jim Lembke

SNL: ‘Face of public education’ in MO: Margie Vandeven reflects on time as top K-12 official

KC Star: Missouri found he harmed kids at a boarding school. So why was he still working at one? (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Columbia Daily Tribune, via SNL: Here’s what to know about Missouri’s sextortion laws

“… the search result screamed. She clicked on the link and was taken to a site where users post explicit photos and videos … she recognized the pictures immediately as ones she had texted to (her boyfriend) when they were dating.” – Combest book, p. 12 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.)

St. Louis Public Radio: Ameren Missouri announces plans to open third solar facility in Montgomery County

JCNT: Missouri Governor’s Mansion hosts children for a formal day of learning, fun, friendship and food

KC Star: How Missouri death row inmate Marcellus Williams uses poetry to express himself (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Murderpedia: Marcellus Williams broke into Post-Dispatch reporter Felicia Gayle’s home in University City, waited until she emerged from the shower, then stabbed her 43 times, “twisting the knife” inside her neck

St. Louis Public Radio’s St. Louis on the Air: Gateway to Pride exhibit shares the joys and struggles of queer people in St. Louis; artifacts include “vests from Ms. Missouri Leather competition,” art from AIDS protests, gown from obese cross-dresser, other treasurers

SNL’s Greta Cross: How the black and Latina LGBTQIA+ community, along with draq queens, pioneered the Generation Alpha slang “ate”

KCUR event promo: Come support the Juneteenth Film Festival: “afro-futuristic sci-fi” filmmaker was inspired by Ferguson scholar Michael Brown’s attacks on minority shopkeeper and police officer

Kansas Reflector summer intern/KU coed Grace Hills: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation bankrolls child care survey intentionally oversampling black women; United WE wants lawmakers to support child care and dependent care tax credit, plus “the small business child care investment act”

KC Star’s David Mastio: Laws wouldn’t have stopped KC Chiefs rally violence – and mass shootings are declining (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here) KC Star Desperately Seeking Calendar Cash Despite Freebie Facebook Listings

Southeast Missourian paid election letter: Cape Girardeau septuagenarian says he will not vote for either Andrew Bailey or Will Scharf (avoid Southeast Missourian paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

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