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US: Missouri (News/Activism)

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  • Soulard homeowner chased into his house by gun-wielding individual

    08/20/2018 10:09:35 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 9 replies
    Fox2Now St Louis ^ | 08/17/18 | Derrion Henderson
    A Soulard resident’s return home came with quite the unwelcoming surprise when an unknown gunman tried to make his way inside. “There’s a part of me that’s still in shock,” said the homeowner, who wants to remain anonymous. The homeowner caught the intense encounter all on his surveillance video.
  • A Retirement Community Turned Away These Married Women

    08/17/2018 7:51:48 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 86 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 17, 2018 | Paula Span
    Mary Walsh and Beverly Nance did considerable research in 2016 before deciding to move into a continuing care retirement community outside St. Louis. They took a tour of Friendship Village Sunset Hills and were impressed by its pool and fitness center, a calendar crammed with activities, the newly built apartments for independent living. They had meals with a friend and with a former co-worker, and their spouses, all of them enthusiastic residents. “We’d met other people from the community, and they were very friendly,” said Ms. Walsh, 72, a retired manager for AT&T. “I was feeling good about it.” Like...
  • In this KC-area district, boys and girls will share gender-neutral restrooms

    08/16/2018 12:01:52 PM PDT · by walford · 34 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | August 14, 2018 | Mará Rose Williams
    No more separate restrooms for boys and girls, with rows of feet-showing stalls. The North Kansas City school district is going fully gender neutral at two new elementary schools, opening on Wednesday, as well as in a few renovated restrooms in North Kansas City High School and the sixth-grade centers. The bathrooms still have an open alcove area with a common trough sink, but the toilets are enclosed inside individual stalls with floor-to-ceiling walls and lockable doors.
  • New poll shows McCaskill, Hawley tied in U.S. Senate Race

    08/15/2018 10:11:27 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 55 replies
    kshb ^ | Aug 14, 2018 | Sam Hartle
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A new poll released after the Aug. 8 primary shows incumbent U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D – Missouri) in a tie with Republican Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley. The poll, conducted Aug. 8-9 by Missouri Scout, shows the race tied, which is in line with a series of polls conducted in the race since this spring. Both candidates received 47 percent of the vote, with six percent of those polled saying they were undecided. The poll also asked respondents their thoughts on amending the state constitution to permit the use of medical marijuana, with 54 percent...
  • Missouri Republicans slam House GOP primary winner: 'Vile'

    08/11/2018 10:38:11 AM PDT · by Blue House Sue · 35 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 8/10/18
    LIBERTY, Mo. – Missouri Republican leaders are condemning the winner of a GOP primary for a northwest Missouri seat, saying they didn't recruit or support the candidate who has said "Hitler was right" and promoted conspiracies about Jewish "cabals" that torture children. Steve West, who also has a YouTube channel and a website where he has expressed homophobia, Islamophobia and racism, won Tuesday's primary for a Clay County House seat by nearly 25 points over three other candidates, The Kansas City Star reported. "Looking back in history, unfortunately, Hitler was right about what was taking place in Germany," West said...
  • Surveillance captures assault rifle shots fired into sky at North City gas station (ST. Louis, MO)

    08/10/2018 8:48:32 PM PDT · by MCF · 13 replies ^ | Aug 10, 2018. Update Aug 11, 2018 | Michael Ritter
    “Police said they've had problems with ‘Cruising’ for years; crowds of young adults or teens driving around a business as well as hanging out there with friends and showing off their cars. Now, police have noticed a trend in ‘armed cruising.“
  • Michael Brown's mother announces run for Ferguson City Council

    08/10/2018 4:27:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/10/18 | Aris Folley
    Lezley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, announced Friday that she is running for a seat on the Ferguson, Mo., City Council. McSpadden made the announcement four years after her son was shot and killed by a white police officer in 2014, an incident that triggered mass protests across the country and served as a major catalyst for the Black Lives Matter movement. "Almost four years ago to this day, I ran down this very street, and my son was covered in a sheet," McSpadden said in announcing her campaign near where her son died, NBC News reported. "I learned...
  • McCaskill Campaign Paid Lawyers Critical of Her Opponent

    08/09/2018 8:48:30 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/9/2018 | Brent Scher
    Lawyers paid $2,500 by campaign just after they wrote 'scathing open letter' to GOP's Josh Hawley The lawyers who were lead authors of a letter criticizing Republican Josh Hawley's performance as attorney general were paid $2,500 by the campaign of his Democratic opponent Sen. Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.). The $2,500 payment from McCaskill's campaign to Trachtenberg Germinder Hirth Litigation LLC came on April 11, 2018, about three weeks after two of the firm's top lawyers, Joanna Trachtenberg and Andrew Hirth, wrote their letter criticizing Hawley as "incompetent." The payment, for "legal services," was the first TGH Litigation had received from...
  • Hawley Wins GOP Primary to Take On McCaskill in Missouri

    08/08/2018 5:54:33 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 22 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 8/7/2018 | Bridget Bowman
    Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has secured the Republican nomination to take on Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in November. Hawley was expected to win Tuesday’s primary, and he easily defeated the 10 other Republicans on the ballot. ... The Missouri Senate race is expected to be one of the most competitive in the country, with McCaskill one of five Senate Democrats running in states that President Donald Trump carried by double digits. Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales rates the Senate race a Toss-up.
  • McCaskill: Supreme Court Vote ‘Not a Political Winner’

    08/08/2018 5:36:43 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 13 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 8/8/2018 | Bridget Bowman
    The current Supreme Court vacancy is expected to be a central topic in the Missouri Senate race — at least if the GOP nominee has anything to say about it. Attorney General Josh Hawley, who won the GOP primary as expected Tuesday, has already been using the high court vacancy to make his case against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill. But McCaskill said Wednesday that some Missourians will be upset no matter how she votes on President Donald Trump’s nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. “This is not a ‘political winner,’” McCaskill told reporters on a conference call Wednesday morning. She said the calls...
  • How Donald Trump just keeps winning

    08/08/2018 4:00:39 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | 8 Aug 2018 | Chris Cillizza,
    Here's an amazing stat: In the last 14 contested Republican primaries where President Donald Trump has endorsed a candidate, his pick has won -- or is leading -- all 14 times. That's remarkable. (Hat tip to WaPo's James Hohmann for doing the math!) And it speaks to the fact that despite Trump's weak numbers among the general populace, he remains a massively powerful force within the GOP -- someone who can make and break candidacies with a single tweet. Take Tuesday night. Trump endorsed John James in Michigan's Republican Senate primary, Bill Schuette in the Michigan governor's race and Kris...
  • Children locked in small, windowless boxes in Farmington home

    08/08/2018 2:34:35 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies ^ | Posted 4:42 pm, August 7, 2018 | Staff
    ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, MO - Authorities in St. Francois County are investigating a child abuse case where children were kept confined in small, windowless boxes within a home. According to the St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department, deputies responded to a home in the 100 block of Meadowbrook in Farmington, MO, to assist the Missouri Children’s Division Investigators with a Child Abuse Hotline call. The call alleged that children in the home were being kept locked in rooms secured with plywood and screws. Investigators were initially denied entry into the home by the 38-year-old homeowner, Daryl J. Head. Once they got...
  • New fear: Democrats could win Senate

    08/08/2018 7:57:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08/08/2018 | by Paul Bedard
    Confident talk in Washington that swaggering Republicans will fatten their majority in the Senate to a filibuster-proof 60 seats in the fall elections is shifting to nail-biting whispers the Democrats could take charge and install Sen. Chuck Schumer as leader. Already fretting odds that the House will turn Democratic and that potential Speaker Nancy Pelosi will open impeachment proceedings against President Trump, a path to a Democratic Senate is beginning to emerge based on historical statistics and the anti-Trump sentiment in some areas of the country. Geoffrey Skelley, associate editor of the University of Virginia Center for Politics’ Larry Sabato...
  • Missouri voters reject law banning compulsory union fees

    08/08/2018 6:46:08 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 70 replies
    Yahoo Noose - Associated Presstitutes ^ | August 8, 2018 | David A Lieb
    Missouri voters delivered a resounding victory to unions Tuesday, rejecting a right-to-work law against compulsory union fees that had been passed by Republican state officials but placed on hold for more than a year after organized labor petitioned for a referendum. National and local labor unions spent millions of dollars to defeat Proposition A, hoping to reverse the momentum against them from a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling and the adoption of similar laws limiting labor powers in other historically strong union states. Officials at the AFL-CIO called the Missouri vote "a truly historic moment."
  • Socialist star Ocasio-Cortez strikes out: All endorsed candidates lose Tuesday primaries

    08/07/2018 7:56:28 PM PDT · by OneVike · 142 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 8-7-18 | KYLE OLSON
    Too bad, so sad, NOT! Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s record on Tuesday night for her chosen primary candidates was as bare as a Venezuelan supermarket shelf. The socialist pulled off a stunning victory last month in New York, and is now attempting to parlay that win into helping other leftists win Democratic primaries.
  • Socialist 'Future of the Democrat Party' Just Had a VERY Bad Night

    08/07/2018 9:42:42 PM PDT · by montag813 · 130 replies
    24News ^ | 08/08/2018 | Chuck Rudolph
    by Chuck Rudolph | 24NewsAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s record on Tuesday night for her chosen primary candidates was as bare as a Venezuelan supermarket shelf. The socialist pulled off a stunning victory last month in New York, and jet-setted across America for 3 weeks trying to parlay that win into helping other leftists win Democratic primaries. Cortez held a whirl-wind tour of the U.S., stumping for Abdul El-Sayed for governor of Michigan, Fayrouz Saad in Michigan’s 11th Congressional District, Cori Bush in Missouri’s 1st District, and is backing Congressional candidate Kaniela Ing in Hawaii. How did she do? BRUTALLY. Every single one of...
  • Missouri couple sentenced for illegal ginseng operation (another Sessions priority)

    08/07/2018 4:27:17 PM PDT · by bkopto · 47 replies
    4029TV News ^ | 8/7/2018 | staff
    A southwest Missouri couple who illegally bought ginseng from Arkansas has been sentenced to a year of probation. The Springfield News-Leader reports 77-year-old Kermit Schofield and his wife, 73-year-old Sandy Schofield were sentenced Tuesday in a courtroom packed with supporters from their hometown. The couple farms and sells herbs in Theodosia, a town of about 250 people near the Missouri-Arkansas border. Federal prosecutors say that between June 2013 and August 2015 the Schofields illegally bought more than 100 pounds of ginseng in Arkansas. Prosecutors say the couple bought the ginseng outside the permitted time frame for purchasing ginseng in Missouri,...
  • Anti-Right to Work Propagandists Smear Missouri Workers

    08/06/2018 11:46:31 AM PDT · by willowsdale · 4 replies
    Conservative News Service ^ | August 3 | Stan Greer
    Because the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) empowers union bosses to represent workers who don’t want a union, Big Labor apologists contend, it must also empower union bosses to force unwilling workers to pay union dues or fees. Otherwise, the workers who wish to remain union-free will get a so-called “free ride.” Ever since the Right to Work challenge to compulsory union membership, dues and fees emerged during the early 1940’s, this thin broth has been the mainstay argument of union officials and other opponents of voluntary unionism. One simple and obvious response to Big Labor complaints about the purported...
  • Mizzou Quarterback Apologizes for Offensive Tweets Sent in Middle School

    08/03/2018 12:46:26 PM PDT · by Renkluaf · 75 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 3, 2018 | Alex Griswold
    University of Missouri quarterback Drew Lock apologized Wednesday after a newspaper asked him about offensive tweets he sent in middle school. The Columbia Daily Tribune reported it received an email from a reader pointing to several tweets on the first-team All-SEC quarterback's Twitter account dating back to 2011, when he would have been 14 years old and still in the eighth grade. The Daily Tribune only published what it characterized as "two of the more insensitive tweets," out of five total. "Hahahah kids a faggot," read the first. The paper gave Lock a chance to respond before publication. "I was...
  • Partner of Elite Liberal Donor Club to Host Bay Area Fundraiser for Claire McCaskill

    07/31/2018 12:14:59 PM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 7/31/2018 | Brent Scher
    A deep-pocketed California member of the secretive Democracy Alliance liberal donor club is hosting a $1,000 per-plate fundraising lunch for Sen. Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.) at her Piedmont home in September. Quinn Delaney, who—along with her husband Wayne Jordan—has given millions of dollars to Democratic candidates and liberal groups, is listed as the host for a midday September 21 fundraiser put on by Electing Women Bay Area PAC and authorized by McCaskill's reelection campaign. The group is putting on a second $1,000 fundraiser for McCaskill that evening at an unspecified address in San Francisco, across the bay from Delaney's home.