Quick roundup of Missouri culture war and political news that's worth a look for tonight . . .
Show-Me Sour Grapes After Censure
A Democratic senator from suburban St. Louis who was censured by the Missouri Legislature for a Facebook post that hoped for President Donald Trump's assassination is defending her new tweet that compares Trump to Adolph Hitler. State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal posted a meme Thursday on Twitter that shows Trump taking off a shirt.
ACLU Against Suspensions!!!
click to enlarge In Missouri, the use of out-of-school suspension for elementary school children is the most racially unbalanced in the nation, according to a new report by the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, or ACLU. Jeffrey Mittman, the nonprofit's executive director, opened a press conference to unveil the report this morning with a statistic.
$500K In Funding On The Line
CLOSE Missouri's new discrimination laws do not comply with federal standards and could result in a loss of funding, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development told the state Commission on Human Rights in July.
Everybody Hates MO DOT
A completely new Buck O'Neil bridge is expected to be built now that the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has passed an ordinance to move the project forward. The committee adopted the ordinance to make it possible to rebuild and expand the Buck O'Neil Bridge to handle current traffic needs.
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