Friday, June 7, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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Fox 2 (St. Louis): ‘What a joke’ – Hawley, Schmitt slam Biden’s border executive order

Fox 2 (St. Louis): Senator Eric Schmitt speaks about D-Day

Missourinet: Schmitt travels to France for D-Day 80th anniversary

Fox 2 (St. Louis): Hawley, Schmitt urge swift action as deadline looms for RECA bill

The Missouri Times: Missouri Farm Bureau rolls out additional endorsements: Kurt Schaefer for Congress, Mike Haffner for state Senate

WGEM (Hannibal/Quincy): Lieutenant governor candidate David Wasinger holds meet-and-greet at Hannibal ice cream parlor (link via David Wasinger on X)

Fox News: Texas AG Ken Paxton endorses Trump attorney Will Scharf in Missouri AG race

Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (WashMo), Friday morning (Segment A): Will Scharf and Andrew Bailey dueling endorsements; Missouri DHSS microbusiness licenses for the handicapped and minorities; Ameren solar plant; Brad was out of commission for two days; more

Brad Hildebrand’s Westplex 107.1 FM: How to buy political advertising for St. Charles County: Hot AC (Adult Contemporary – Taylor Swift, Olivia Rodrigo, Post Malone, et al.)

KCMO: Pete Mundo in the Morning: KC Mayor Quinton Lucas agrees with incoming House Speaker Designee Jon Patterson (R-Lee’s Summit) on need to “calm down” about Kansas’ play for Chiefs (2:30); “Border War” and truce (5:45); Gov. Parson, Lincoln Hough and Lucas not wanting “negotiation by press release” (7:15); more

AP: Records expunged for Mark and Patty McCloskey. They want their guns back

Missouri Independent: Missouri Ethics Commission finally has a quorum – but still can’t meet or take action

KC Star: Missouri’s deployment to the southern border ends soon. Will Gov. Parson extend it? (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D: Missouri’s rural hospitals are struggling. This new plan could be a safety net. (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

JCNT: State draws marijuana microbusiness lottery

Brad & John Show, Friday morning (Segment C): St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann live on air discussing the Missouri marijuana industry’s mistake with Amendment 3, plus Ehlmann corrects Mayor Tishaura Jones allegation that St. Charles County is “poaching” police officers

Brownfield Ag News: No recent positive cases of H5N1 in Missouri; comments from Ag Director Chris Chinn

Missourinet: Drought making a comeback in northern Missouri

Missouri Ruralist: Missouri farmers head to fields after rain delays

St. Louis Public Radio: New Missouri conservation head faces evolving nature preservation challenges

P-D editorial: Missouri GOP just can’t stop trying to deny the voters their say (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

The Missouri Times op-ed: Citizens Memorial Hospital CEO Michael Calhoun: Missourians will benefit from Senate Bill 751’s protections for federal 340B program

Kaiser Family Foundation content creator Bram Sable-Smith: Wins at the ballot box for abortion rights still mean court battles for access; Great Plains CEO Emily Wales says women wanting to snuff out unwanted children “generally better served by leaving the state” (link and commentary via Mary Elizabeth Coleman on X)

KC Star op-ed: Coalition Against Bigger Trucks’ Steven Casstevens: Fatalities with semitrucks are way up in Missouri. Don’t let them get bigger (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

SNL’s Greta Cross: Queer pop musician Chappell Roan, a Willard native, hires local drag queens to perform before her concerts

P-D letter: Chesterfield septuagenarian calls Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt “Donald Trump’s lackey senators,” pre-emptively blames them for election violence (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 (NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.)

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