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        Friday, October 23, 2020
       
KC Star:  St. Louis area voters weigh in on Ann Wagner vs. Jill Schupp;  St. Charles County's Lynn Schmidt:  I'm a Republican, but I support Jill Schupp
          KC Star, July 2018:  Lynn Schmidt:  I'm a Republican, but I support Claire McCaskill
          July 2020:  Lynn Schmidt op-ed:  I'm a Republican, but I oppose Gov. Parson and the White House
          September 2020:  Lynn Schmidt op-ed:  I'm a Republican, but I oppose Jay Ashcroft's plan on mail-in ballots
          CDT:  November election overview:  U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R) vs. Lindsey Simmons (D)
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson responds to Cori Bush's 'defund the Pentagon' comments:  'Irresponsible and immature'
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Gov. Mike Parson talks with Jason Rosenbaum about election, COVID, implementing Medicaid expansion, urban crime, more
          P-D:  Gov. Parson stopped by Truman State Office Building for socially-distanced 'thank you' event one week before testing positive for coronavirus
          SNL:  November election overview:  Attorney general Eric Schmitt (R) vs. Rich Finneran (D)
          SNL:  Democratic attorney general candidate Rich Finneran pays delinquent personal property taxes this week, avoids disqualification from ballot
          Missourinet:  Rowden urges public to 'raise the bar' after family followed
          Columbia Missourian:  Quarterly report analysis:  Caleb Rowden vs. Judy Baker
          Columbia Missourian:  Quarterly reports analysis:  Local state rep races
          P-D:  Court:  Missouri voters must return mail-in ballots by mail
          KC Star:  Court rules with Ashcroft on mail-in ballots

          Missourinet:  Missouri county clerks focusing on PPE for November election
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air:  Missouri Independent's Jason Hancock, Rebecca Rivas promote new outlet
          P-D:  Missouri jobless claims drop as state records one of lowest unemployment rates in nation
          SNL:  Gov. Parson sets post-election special session to make budget adjustments
          The Missouri Times:  Schmitt's office receives $2 million grant for SAFE Kit Initiative
          SNL:  New funds could get rape kits to the lab
          KWMU:  Missouri medical marijuana dispensaries are open, but don't expect any bargains;  Jack Cardetti says prices are at their peak, will drift lower as supply increases
          KC Star:  A look at upcoming KC-area dispensary openings
          Missouri Independent:  Medical marijuana lawsuit:  DHSS illegally concealed documents
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri makes COVID data available to download, explains difference in positivity rate
          Missourinet:  Missouri Dept. of Mental Health reports 705 COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths
          Missouri Independent:  Nearly half of Missouri's COVID deaths occured in nursing homes
          KWMU:  Missouri prison officials transfer criminals cautiously during pandemic
          SE Missourian:  Positive trends seen in coronavirus numbers
          KC Star:  Regional China virus update
          The Missouri Times:  PSC waives incentives restriction for Ameren
          KC Star endorsement:  Nicole Galloway (D) for governor
          P-D editorial:  President Trump, Gov. Parson wrong on coronavirus
          Phill Brooks:  On Kit Bond, Mel Carnahan, Jim Talent vs. Bob Holden, and today's meaningless social media snark
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Rick Brattin:  Vote 'Yes' on Amendment 3
          P-D op-ed:  Washington University associate law professor:  Cleaner Missouri is a "xenophobic power grab," and its authors are "incompetent"
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Rep. Ingrid Burnett (D-Kansas City):  In light of pandemic, allow schools to create alternatives to in-person and virtual learning
          P-D letter:  Ladue resident disagrees with Ann Wagner on wide range of issues
          P-D letter:  Teenage gun control activist "begging everyone to vote against Ann Wagner"
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        Thursday, October 22, 2020
       
P-D:  Cori Bush causes stir with call to 'defund the Pentagon'
          KC Star:  Jack Danforth, who left U.S Senate in 1995, says President Trump's comments on debate commission "pave the way for violence in the streets"
          KWMU:  St. Louis County to publish polling place wait times on election day
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air preview:  Jason Hancock to promote Missouri Independent today
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson calls for special session to pass supplemental budget next month
          JCNT:  Gov. Parson announces second special session
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson calls special session Nov. 5 to access additional federal aid
          Missourinet:  Budget Chairman Cody Smith (R-Carthage):  Amount of supplemental budget for Missouri special session has not been determined
          KWMU:  Gov. Parson calls second special session, gives more details on coronavirus vaccine plan
          KC Star:  Special session could potentially fund witness protection program supported by KC leaders
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri's food banks receiving $5 million in CARES funds
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri health department investigating complaint of 'mold growth' on medical marijuana
          The Missouri Times:  DHSS investigating medical marijuana consumer complaint
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri Medicaid expansion:  Will it bust the budget or pay for itself?
          KCUR:  In some Missouri school districts, teachers are essential workers - so they don't have to quarantine
          KC Star:  Who gets the COVID-19 vaccine first?  Missouri reveals plans and challenges
          Missourinet:  Missouri prisons have had only 7 COVID-19 associated deaths
          Missourinet:  Missouri prison system reports 2nd staff death from COVID
          SE Missourian:  Regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Join the Giffords Law Center and others today for the first in our series of forums on gun control and "policing in communities of color"
          KCUR:  Up to Date:  Some KC newsrooms have stopped using mugshots, because showing photos of perps is racist
          KC Star endorsement:  Rich Finneran (D) for attorney general
          KC Star endorsement:  'No' on Amendment 3
          P-D editorial:  With "defund the Pentagon" tweet, Cori Bush does her part to help the Trump campaign
          JCNT editorial:  Mel Carnahan was a statesman among politicians
          Priddy:  Vote 'No' on Amendment 1
          Missouri Independent op-ed:  Aligned VP Linda Rallo:  Missouri teachers work two jobs for the price of one
          The Missouri Times letter:  Ozarks Technical Community College System Chancellor Hal Higdon on Second Chance Pell Grants
          Washington Missourian letter:  Washington sexagenarian says Gov. Parson governs with common sense
          Washington Missourian letter:  "Board of Four Rivers Progressive Coalition" opposes Cleaner Missouri
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        Wednesday, October 21, 2020
       
KWMU:  Democrats hope "Trump fatigue" causes realignment in Republican parts of St. Louis County
          The Missouri Times' Scott Faughn:  Statewide tipsheet:  October 2020
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air:  Nicole Galloway insists she can win:  "I speak with Trump/Galloway voters all of the time"
          Missouri Independent:  'Big money bat signal:'  Galloway campaign accused of sidestepping ban on coordination
          Missouri Independent:  China virus and the governor's race
          Missourinet:  Galloway visits Joplin, bashes Gov. Parson for 2018 "right to work" stance
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Jay Ashcroft talks with Jason Rosenbaum about his upcoming re-election and elections during a pandemic
          Missouri Independent:  November election overview:  AG Eric Schmitt (R) vs. Rich Finneran (D)
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air:  Amendment 3 debate:  Sean Soendker Nicholson (D) vs. Sen. Bob Onder (R-Lake Saint Louis)
          KCUR:  In Missouri's August primary, fewer than 550 ballots rejected for lack of notarization
          SNL:  USA Today "Strange Bedfellows" heartstring-tug series:  How a bipartisan group of Missouri lawmakers passed a bill to help vulnerable kids
          P-D:  Gov. Parson touts new jobs at PPE distribution center in Overland
          The Missouri Times:  Schmitt joints federal antitrust suit against Google
          St. Joseph News-Press:  AG Eric Schmitt announces statewide initiative to evict illegal massage businesses
          Missourinet:  Missouri steps up its pre-K efforts
          JCNT:  DESE launches early learning office
          The Missouri Times:  DESE removes barrier to teaching certification
          Missourinet:  Missouri Board of Education talks about ongoing challenges schools are facing during pandemic
          SNL:  DHSS investigating mold found in medical marijuana sold in St. Louis
          KC Star:  Some Missouri counties still lack federal COVID-19 aid
          Missourinet:  Fewer than 70 have died at Missouri veterans homes due to COVID since September 1
          JCNT:  Cole County health director:  High COVID-19 positivity rate from testing symptomatic people
          Missouri Independent:  Series debut:  Daily state China virus update
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Regional China virus update
          P-D editorial:  Trump Administration's Census shenanigans are designed to undercount St. Louis City and other urban areas
          KC Star editorial:  GOP candidates should stop avoiding debates arranged by objective groups like newspaper editorial boards, NPR affiliates and the League of Women Voters
          Missouri Independent op-ed:  Scott Charton:  Remembering Mel Carnahan, 20 years after plane crash
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  HD 16 GOP candidate Chris Brown:  Now more than ever, candidates should oppose efforts to defund police
          P-D letter:  Ferguson man says Hawley's opposition to Obamacare proves senator is not "pro-life"
          P-D letter:  St. Louis City sexagenarian wants 2nd Congressional District voters to choose Jill Schupp over "fear-mongering" Ann Wagner
          P-D letter:  University City octogenarian describes terror of seeing maskless diner patrons in Rolla, blames Gov. Parson
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        Tuesday, October 20, 2020
       
Missouri Independent:  Sen. Karla May (D-St. Louis City) says 2020 statewide Democratic candidates are not visible in St. Louis City;  Harris-Stowe prof says McCaskill was too concerned with "the white vote" in 2018
          The Missouri Times:  Blunt weighs in on SCOTUS confirmation:  'Barrett is extraordinary'
          P-D:  Ann Wagner, Jill Schupp take part in online debate
          The Missouri Times:  ALEC report names Gov. Parson among top 15 governors for economic policy
          JCNT:  In solo event, Galloway cites need for more housing, minimum wage hike
          Joplin Globe:  Profile:  Nicole Galloway
          Missouri Independent:  A look at social media spending in governor's race;  Comments from campaigns, academics
          The Missouri Times:  'Right leader:'  Kehoe releases first 2020 campaign ad
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  AG Eric Schmitt joins Jason Rosenbaum and Rachel Lippmann to talk urban crime, McCloskeys, much more
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air preview:  Sen. Bob Onder (R-Lake Saint Louis) vs. Sean Soendker Nicholson on Cleaner Missouri
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri State Highway Patrol investigating hoax text claiming Rowden quitting politics
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in Missouri Politics recap:  Andrew Koenig vs. Deb Lavender
          P-D:  Hollywood celebs continue parade of endorsements in Missouri:  Jon Hamm endorses Deb Lavender in state Senate race
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri budget bouncing back from COVID;  Thoughts from Jim Moody, liberal Missouri Budget Project, others
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri begins medical marijuana sales
          KC Star:  First legal marijuana sales take place in KC area;  Patient symptoms include "stress," "minor body aches," etc.
          P-D:  Regional China virus update
          SE Missourian:  No new COVID deaths reported in region Monday
          KWMU:  Local China virus task force head:  Region's hospitals likely to be overwhelmed by patients "soon"
          P-D endorsement recap:  Federal and state races:  Six (6) Democrats, zero (0) Republicans
          JCNT editorial:  Missouri Highway Patrol on right track with training, transparency
          Missouri Independent Editor in Chief Jason Hancock:  We are 'detectives for the people'
          P-D op-ed:  Former Eastern Michigan University English professor:  Josh Hawley wrong to go on the attack about "anti-Catholic bigotry"
          Columbia Missourian's Ken Midkiff:  Department of Natural Resources? More like Department of NO Resources
          KC Star letters:  St. Joseph septuagenarian would like to change his vote for secretary of state, after already voting;  KC woman threatens to "do everything in (her) power" to defeat Blunt and Hawley unless they vote "No" on Barrett
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        Monday, October 19, 2020
       
Missourinet:  Missouri program offers free help during Medicare open enrollment
          JCNT:  Free USDA meal program extended at area schools
          Missourinet:  Drowning deaths of three kayakers in southwest Missouri prompts Billy Long to file legislation
          P-D:  November election overview:  AG Eric Schmitt (R) vs. Rich Finneran (D)
          P-D:  November election overview:  State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick (R) vs. Vicki Englund (D)
          St. Joseph News-Press:  November issue overview:  Amendment 1
          SNL:  November issue overview:  Amendment 3
          This Week In Missouri Politics:  Scott Faughn hosts Sen. Andrew Koenig (R-Manchester) and Rep. Deb Lavender (D-Kirkwood) to discuss their heated race for SD 15
          CDT:  Caleb Rowden target of text message hoax;  Authorities investigating who sent fake "stepping away from politics" message
          SE Missourian:  Cape County Clerk Kara Clark Summers discusses voting rules and regulations
          KWMU/Corporation for Public Broadcasting "Sharing America" racism reporter Andrea Henderson:  How to help voters of color avoid hurdles in this election
          KWMU/Corporation for Public Broadcasting "Sharing America" racism reporter Andrea Henderson:  Common Cause's "Election Protection" recruiting volunteers to report "voter suppression"
          AP:  Long lines as Missouri medical marijuana dispensaries open
          P-D:  Medical marijuana sales begin in St. Louis County
          KC Star:  Sen. Lauren Arthur (D-Kansas City) led effort on mammography bill
          Missourinet:  Missouri National Guard's current largest effort is supporting state health department
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Missouri Public Service Commission to consider Evergy request
          Joplin Globe non-endorsement:  Weigh the pros and cons of term limits before voting on Amendment 1
          KC Star endorsement:  Yinka Faleti (D) for secretary of state
          KC Star endorsement:  Barbara Anne Washington (D) for state Senate
          KC Star endorsement video:  Barbara Anne Washington's chat with editorial board
          KC Star endorsement video:  Barbara Anne Washington imagines what a Democratic agenda for the Missouri Senate would look like
          P-D letter:  Olivette octogenarian omniscently reveals how Tom Eagleton - dead for thirteen (13) years - would feel about Amy Coney Barrett
          P-D letter:  League of Women Voters septuagenarian explains "nonpartisan" group's opposition to Cleaner Missouri
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        Sunday, October 18, 2020
       
KC Star:  Hawley's book on big tech companies set to be released next June
          JCNT:  County clerks offer advice to avoid voting problems
          CDT:  Caleb Rowden leads Judy Baker by wide margin in campaign fundraising
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Local GOP state legislative candidates hold cash lead over Democrats
          Columbia Missourian:  Politics in a pandemic:  Candidates adjust their strategies to deal with COVID-19 limitations
          SNL:  Missouri's unemployment rate sees big decline in September
          SNL:  Trade association says Missouri's first medical marijuana sales will be in St. Louis County
          P-D:  Medical marijuana sales begin in St. Louis County;  patients line up at two dispensaries
          KC Star:  New gun control series:  Who's to blame for gun violence in Kansas City? The police and "systemic racism."
          JCNT:  Kids Win Missouri report highlights parents' concerns during pandemic
          P-D:  State, regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          P-D editorial:  Ann Wagner, other Republicans try desperately to mask themselves from Trump political plague
          KC Star editorial:  KC residents' distrust of police sparks fear, drives violent crime
          KC Star's Jonathan Shorman:  Gov. Parson offers only scattered evidence of a forward-looking agenda, but Nicole Galloway provides Missourians a series of plans on key issues
          P-D letter:  Creve Coeur man mocks "Boy Wonder" Josh Hawley, says senator stokes bigotry
          P-D letter:  Pacific octogenarian questions whether Josh Hawley is actually a Christian
          P-D letter:  St. Louis man says Gov. Parson wrong on Medicaid expansion, mask mandate, marijuana licensing, Cleaner Missouri
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        Saturday, October 17, 2020
       
KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air:  Area lesbians call Amy Coney Barrett a threat, rush to get married;  Insights from "Lot's Wife Trans & Queer Chaplaincy"
          The Missouri Times:  October quarterly filing reports:  Statewide offices
          The Missouri Times:  October quarterly filing reports:  PACs
          The Missouri Times:  October quarterly filing reports:  Missouri Senate
          The Missouri Times:  October quarterly filing reports:  Missouri House
          The Missouri Times:  New Jersey's Democrat governor does press call touting Galloway
          SNL:  November issue overview:  Amendment 1
          The Missouri Times:  Hollywood liberal Jennifer Lawrence urges Missourians to vote 'No' on Cleaner Missouri
          CDT:  Fact check:  Caleb Rowden is right - CARES Act funds weren't paid out
          St. Joseph News-Press:  November election preview:  Rep. Bill Falkner (R) vs. Colby Murphy (D)
          KC Star:  Star names Jonathan Shorman as replacement for reporter Jason Hancock;  31-year-old covered Missouri Legislature for two sessions (2013-14)
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson says box-in strategy is being used at Missouri veterans homes
          SNL:  DHSS rolls out COVID-19 vaccine plan
          P-D:  State, regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Regional China virus update
          KWMU:  SLU poll shows nearly half of Missourians say they will not get China virus vaccine
          JCNT:  Highway Patrol data portal includes use of force, pursuits
          SE Missourian:  Several options for a Cape urban deer hunt
          SNL:  MDC wants input on black bear hunting season
          KC Star:  Why Kansas City can't stop the bloodshed in deadliest year ever;  "Structural racism" to blame
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Take note of Missouri's good news on jobs
          Washington Missourian editorial:  Coronavirus situation in Missouri is critical
          P-D letter:  Olivette septuagenarian expresses anger over writing letters to Blunt and Hawley "every week in September" and not yet receiving response
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        Friday, October 16, 2020
       
KWMU:  UMSL political science professor David Kimball:  Rural Missouri voters supported Trump overwhelmingly in 2016, and will do so again in 2020
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Ann Wagner talks with Jason Rosenbaum about Trump's numbers, Amy Coney Barrett, stimulus, Afghanistan, more
          P-D:  Ann Wagner enters home stretch with 2-1 cash-on-hand advantage over Jill Schupp
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Sarah Unsicker (D-Shrewsbury), two urban officials sign nationwide letter urging Senate to reject Barrett
          Missourinet:  AG William Barr:  Since Operation Legend, St. Louis City murder rate has declined by 49%
          KWMU:  Barr highlights success of federal law enforcement surge in St. Louis
          P-D:  Urban officials claim Census will miss thousands
          Columbia Missourian:  Fact check:  Anti-police group Indivisible urges donors to give to Galloway
          AP:  Pro-Galloway PAC raises $5 million
          The Missouri Times:  Rowden describes experiences being followed, shares Ring.com photo of prowler on doorstep
          Columbia Missourian:  A look at Rowden's ad on his vote to fully fund education
          The Missouri Times:  After Roeber abuse allegations, HD 34 not on HRCC target list
          SNL:  Greene County Clerk Shane Schoeller:  Avoid these common mistakes when voting by mail
          SE Missourian:  Curbside voting to be available in Cape County before election day
          The Missouri Times:  Tim Jones is breaking down the news in his latest endeavor - host of the Morning Line on Springfield's KWTO
          KWTO:  Station schedule, "Listen Live" link for Tim Jones' show
          Missourinet:  Roger Wilson reflects on anniversary of Mel Carnahan's death
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri submits coronavirus vaccination plan to CDC
          JCNT:  State releases COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan
          KWMU:  Missouri has a plan to administer coronavirus vaccine when available
          P-D:  Gov. Parson says he won't force vaccinations on Missourians
          Missourinet:  Missouri schools have a few days left to request rapid COVID-19 tests from the state
          SE Missourian:  State reports coronavirus cases within school district boundaries
          KC Star:  KC hospitals continue to see increase in COVID patients
          P-D:  Regional, state China virus update
          St. Joseph News-Press endorsement:  Yes on Amendment 1
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Leave political signs alone
          CDT op-ed:  Ted Farnen:  The Electoral College is an intolerable relic
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Holly Rehder:  Vote 'Yes' on Amendment 3
          KC Star op-ed:  Missouri Jobs With Justice's Patricia Jones-Macklin:  Cleaner Missouri is a "devious scheme"
          Columbia Missourian's Veronica Mohesky:  Analysis from Brennan Center shows Amendment 3 could unfairly benefit old white people
          P-D letter:  Webster Groves sexagenarian wants Blunt and Hawley to spend more taxpayer money on SNAP, other handouts
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        Thursday, October 15, 2020
       
SNL:  Billy Long asks Corps to study permit process
          AP:  McCloskeys plead not guilty to two felony charges
          The Missouri Times:  New ad from Gov. Parson's campaign highlights longtime campaign aide
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Farm Bureau endorses more statewide officials
          KWMU:  In-depth:  Policy and politics of Amendment 3
          Missourinet:  Amendment 3 debate in Springfield centers around "nonpartisan" demographer
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Democrat state Senate candidate Richard Orr on his 20-point loss to Bill Eigel in 2016, and why this time will be totally different
          Columbia Missourian:  Local state legislative candidates offer their plans on how to deal with declining state revenue
          Joplin Globe:  City officials issue reminder on campaign sign rules, thefts, vandalism
          P-D:  St. Charles County Council OKs election grant tied to Facebook founder
          CDT:  Tribune hires replacement for veteran political reporter Rudi Keller:  22-year-old Langston Newsome, who boasts "more than a year covering prep sports"
          AP:  Missouri unemployment rate drops
          The Missouri Times:  September jobs report shows decreased unemployment rates
          P-D:  Missouri reports big drop in unemployment
          KWMU:  In Missouri, fewer than 4,500 to lose federal unemployment benefits this week
          P-D:  Gov. Parson meets in St. Louis with families of officers killed in the line of duty
          The Missouri Times:  Federal official touts Missouri as example of prison reentry efforts on state tour
          SE Missourian:  Some Missouri medical marijuana dispensaries opening soon, but area outlets could take longer
          Columbia Missourian:  Missouri awards over $800,000 in second round of broadband funding
          P-D:  Shortage of staff leads Missouri to downsize women's prison in Vandalia
          KC Star:  One of last KC districts will finally allow kids back in schools - in January
          AP:  Missouri COVID database fixed
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          P-D:  Regional, state China virus update
          KC Star:  Liberal group says COVID has spurred right-wing "militia" to expand;  153 members nationwide, with some potentially located in Missouri
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri PSC opens case on Regional Transmission Organizations
          KC Star endorsement:  Chris Hager (D) for Missouri House District 34
          P-D editorial:  Hawley helps Barrett dodge big questions on abortion and religion
          Joplin Globe editorial:  AG Eric Schmitt right to fight for Eleven Point State Park
          P-D letter:  Clayton sexagenarian says Hawley has not done enough to denounce President Trump's "rallying call for white supremacy"
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        Wednesday, October 14, 2020
       
KFEQ:  Profile:  Gena Ross, the woman filling Democratic ballot slot for Sam Graves' re-election
          P-D:  Ann Wagner and Jill Schupp agree to Oct. 19 virtual forum
          Scott Faughn:  Thoughts on the Gov. Parson vs. Nicole Galloway gubernatorial debate:  Key themes and Skoal-spitting moments
          SNL:  SLU poll shows Gov. Parson leading Nicole Galloway 50-44
          KCUR:  Profile:  Alissia Canady, Democrat for lieutenant governor
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Sen. Bill Eigel (R-Weldon Spring) talks with Jason Rosenbaum about St. Charles County demographics, upcoming congressional redistricting, Conservative Caucus priorities, other 2020 state Senate contests
          Columbia Missourian:  Election overview:  House District 50:  Sara Walsh (R) vs. Kari Chesney (D)
          KWMU:  Over 100,000 Missourians in the St. Louis region have already cast ballots
          KC Star:  More than 12,000 Kansas Citians have cast ballots at Union Station
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Bill Kidd (R-Buckner) vying for Speaker Pro Tem
          P-D:  Rep. Hardy Billington (R-Poplar Bluff) says he's nearly recovered from China virus
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson awards Missouri Public Safety Medals
          P-D:  Pot sales set to start:  Missouri medical marijuana dispensaries just waiting for product
          AP:  State fire marshal, citing drought, urges no outdoor burning
          SE Missourian:  Jackson resident takes newly-created job aiming to increase diversity in Missouri Department of Conservation
          Joplin Globe:  Jasper football coach accused of leading students in prayer;  district opens investigation
          JCNT:  COVID-19 cases rise at local prisons
          KC Star:  Regional China virus update
          P-D editorial:  Snafu in Missouri's coronavirus count is a serious lapse that demands answers
          KC Star's Melinda Henneberger:  Josh Hawley would rather not talk about the GOP's 'Josh Hawley problem' on Roe v. Wade
          KC Star op-ed:  Hartzler opponent Lindsey Simmons (D):  Vicky Hartzler works for defense contractors, not for Missouri's military families
          P-D letter:  St. Louis man says national popular vote plan would force presidential candidates to visit Missouri
          P-D letter:  Former St. Louis County Gene McNary (R) says Post-Dispatch "waved the Democratic flag" by endorsing Dems over Schmitt, Ashcroft
          P-D letter:  Former Democratic state rep candidate says Cleaner Missouri would encourage political extremism
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        Tuesday, October 13, 2020
       
Missourinet:  Sen. Hawley in Barrett nomination hearing:  People of faith are welcome in high office
          P-D:  Hawley defends Barrett's faith, calls Democratic attacks "outrageous"
          KC Star:  Hawley says Democrats' attacks on nominee's Catholicism are "outrageous"
          KC Star:  Politico ranks Missouri's presidential status "likely Republican"
          Brownfield Ag News:  U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler sponsors Cattle Market Transparency Act of 2020
          Missourinet:  $10 million grant awarded to Missouri for highway/rail improvements in Webster County;  32 deaths there since 1975
          JCNT:  Federal funds to cover Jefferson City airport control tower operations
          JCNT:  Judge stays order in Missouri voting lawsuit, awaiting appeals
          KWMU:  Profile:  Nicole Galloway takes on the challenge of bringing a red state governorship back to Democrats
          Columbia Missourian:  Candidate profile:  Nicole Galloway
          KC Star:  Urban Democrat mayor endorses Galloway
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe talks with Jason Rosenbaum about upcoming election, Buy Missouri, LIHTC, more
          P-D:  Election overview:  Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe (R) vs. Alissia Canady (D)
          P-D:  Galloway, House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade (D-Springfield) complain about DHSS tracking of China virus
          SE Missourian:  The Arrow hosts debate between College Democrats, College Republicans
          Twitch.tv/stlpublicradio:  Jason Rosenbaum guest hosts "Too Much News" show;  Rosenbaum and Jason Hancock discuss Missouri Independent, donor transparency, the decline of the Columbia Daily Tribune, erosion of the state Capitol press corps, other political journalism topics
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Gov. Parson sets aside relief grants for child care providers
          KWMU:  Missouri begins testing medical marijuana, expected to hit dispensary shelves soon
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Veterans Hall of Fame to induct first class of honorees
          Missourinet:  Virgin Hyperloop still has its eye on Missouri to transport passengers in tube
          JCNT:  Missouri State Parks to host public meeting on Katy Trail, Rock Island Spur
          P-D:  Missouri S&T in Rolla receives $300 million donation, largest in state history for a university
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in Missouri Politics recap:  Mun Choi on COVID precautions, student journalism, more;  Columbia Mayor Brian Treece talks pandemic, economic development
          SE Missourian's Lucas Presson:  Will Democrats attack Amy Coney Barrett's faith again?  Ed Martin says Blunt, Hawley will play critical roles in confirmation
          Phill Brooks:  Remembering Wayne Goode
          P-D letter:  Liberal, Mo. man responds to Post-Dispatch feature on hometown, says Missouri Democratic Party ignores him and his fellow Democrats
          P-D letter:  Chesterfield sexagenarian calls Cleaner Missouri "a sad, clumsy dirty trick"
          P-D letter:  Defiance man says Cleaner Missouri would simply return redistricting back to before 2018
          JCNT letter:  Jefferson City woman calls Cleaner Missouri "pure trickery"
          Joplin Globe letter:  New Florence septuagenarian says Cleaner Missouri supporters oppose democracy
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        Monday, October 12, 2020   Columbus Day
       
P-D:  Urban activists complain about lack of access to detailed Census data
          KC Star:  Galloway campaign hopes for high urban turnout;  Analysis from Gov. Parson's campaign manager Steele Shippy, GOP consultant James Harris, Jackson County Dems' Geoff Gerling
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  University of Missouri System President Mun Choi talks with Scott Faughn about campus COVID safety, budget, free speech, much more;  Columbia Mayor Brian Treece talks COVID, Trump vs. Biden, Gov. Parson vs.  Nicole Galloway, more
          Missourinet:  Missouri's school nurses are on the front lines of COVID-19 response within classrooms
          AP:  DHSS migrating all COVID-19 testing and case data into one new consolidated system
          P-D:  DHSS explains database extraction error, fixes issue
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Missouri Department of Conservation reports decrease in deer disease
          KC Star editorial:  Gov. Parson wants to pardon gun-toting St. Louis couple. What happened to a trial?
          P-D editorial:  This would be a perfect moment for Gov. Parson to set an example about masks
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Rep. Brenda Shields (R-St. Joseph) highlights critical issue with virtual learning
          KC Star's Katie Moore:  Missouri should release more juvenile lifers
          P-D letter:  Chesterfield sexagenarian calls Ann Wagner "spineless," "pitiful" and a coward
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        Sunday, October 11, 2020
       
P-D:  David Robertson, oft-quoted UMSL political science professor, dies at 69
          Joplin Globe:  Trump supporters celebrate their candidate with parade;  Vehicle parade rolls through 3 counties
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Gov. Parson headlines Buchanan County GOP Lincoln-Reagan event
          JCNT:  November election overview:  U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R) vs. Lindsey Simmons (D)
          SNL:  No changes to Missouri mail-in ballot rules after federal judge stays own order
          KC Star:  Rules for voting mail-in, early and absentee in Missouri
          Joplin Globe:  Mail-in ballots not in demand in most area counties
          JCNT:  November election overview:  Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe (R) vs. Alissia Canady (D)
          JCNT:  November election overview:  Rep. Sara Walsh (R) vs. Kari Chesney (D)
          SNL:  Humansville cannabis-grower Flora Farms approved to operate
          Joplin Globe:  More state testing for COVID-19 scheduled in Joplin, Neosho
          Columbia Missourian:  Shifting COVID-19 hotspots create new realities in urban areas
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          P-D:  Regional China virus update
          Bob Priddy:  Remembering Wayne Goode (2,288 words)
          KC Star op-ed:  Democratic secretary of state candidate Yinka Faleti:  Missouri's statewide leadership putting up barriers to voting
          P-D letter:  Chesterfield sexagenarian claims Ann Wagner "has never given me an opportunity to hear her voice"
          KC Star letter:  Uniting Missouri's John Hancock responds to editorial, says newspaper egregiously omitted critical context about website
          Columbia Missourian letter:  Columbia sexagenarian urges vote for Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch's Democrat opponent
          Columbia Missourian:  University of California, Berkeley law school student wants Missouri to punish Webster County officials over sexual assault ruling
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        Saturday, October 10, 2020
       
SE Missourian:  U.S. Rep. Jason Smith blasts Brits Harry and Meghan for anti-Trump campaign
          KC Star:  NY Times cites "private GOP surveys" showing Biden closing gap in Missouri;  FiveThirtyEight gives Biden 11% chance of winning Missouri
          KC Star:  Port Authority lands big federal grant for major KC project along Missouri River
          P-D:  Federal court orders change to mail-in voting while Missouri's high court affirms law
          Missourinet:  Missouri Supreme Court:  There is no constitutional right to absentee or mail-in voting
          KWMU:  Missouri Supreme Court upholds notary requirement for most mail-in ballots
          KCUR:  Missouri high court upholds notarization requirement for absentee and mail-in ballots
          KC Star:  Notary requirement for mail-in ballots isn't unconstitutional, court rules
          KCUR:  Kansas Citians set records for absentee and mail-in voting
          SNL:  Gov. Parson, Nicole Galloway face off on crime, COVID in Missouri governor debate
          JCNT:  Missouri governor candidates diverge on paths, perspectives
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson, Galloway spar over coronavirus response in debate
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson and Nicole Galloway blast each other repeatedly during Missouri gubernatorial debate
          Columbia Missourian:  Fact-checking claims made my gov candidates in debate
          KCUR:  Gov. Parson, Galloway clash over China virus, riots and economy
          P-D:  Candidates clash on crime, China virus in what's likely Missouri's only meeting of governor hopefuls
          KC Star:  Gov. Parson, Galloway debate dominated by disagreements over crime and China virus
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Amendment 3 battle fuels surge of dark money
          P-D:  Abortion activist group "Reproaction" wants Missouri to lift restrictions on abortion pills
          SE Missourian:  Gov. Parson announces grants to help libraries access broadband;  Cape Public Library to install free public wifi in Cape parks
          SNL:  AG Eric Schmitt appeals order to sell Eleven Points State Park land
          SNL:  White House report:  Missouri out of top 10 for new China virus cases last week
          P-D:  Southeast Missouri, after a decade of hospital closures, sees rising COVID-19 tide
          The Missouri Times:  PSC reviewing rules on stabilization mechanisms:  What are they?
          Washington Missourian editorial:  Imagine Nicole Galloway, as governor, trying to work with GOP's 2021 supermajority
          KC Star's Jonathan Shorman and Bryan Lowry:  Missouri Republicans, including Gov. Parson and Ann Wagner, forced to confront reality of President Trump's COVID hypocrisy
          SNL op-ed:  Faith Voices of Southwest Missouri volunteer:  Thomas Jefferson would be appalled by Cleaner Missouri
          Messenger:  Missouri reduces subsidies to child care centers serving low-income families with no explanation
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        Friday, October 9, 2020
       
P-D:  Indictment claims McCloskeys altered gun, leading to evidence tampering charges
          Missourinet:  Blunt, Lacy Clay, Ann Wagner make another push for Curt Flood's Baseball Hall of Fame induction
          SNL:  Army Corps:  Landowner working in 'good faith' to restore damaged Bull Creek
          KWMU:  New podcast "Where It Hurts," produced by Kaiser Health News and KWMU, to feature complaints about health care system and hospital funding;  Series will run through November election
          KC Star:  Join our digital series on gun control as we explore "the history of policing in communities of color," "root causes" of street savagery, and other injustices
          The Missouri Times:  Exclusive:  Ashcroft responds to Galloway as investigation into misuse of auditor's state resources forges ahead
          The Missouri Times:  On press call, Democratic Governors Association says Gov. Parson's illness "has made voters lose trust in his leadership"
          Joplin Globe:  Cleaner Missouri opponents hold "virtual news conference" to criticize measure
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Sen. Andrew Koenig (R-Manchester) talks with Jason Rosenbaum about re-election campaign, mask mandates, concurrent jurisdiction, Wayfair, more
          CDT:  Claire McCaskill holds impromptu press conference at Boone County Courthouse, criticizes Caleb Rowden
          Columbia Missourian:  Rowden stands by claims alleging Judy Baker mismanaged funds
          CDT:  In state Senate candidate debate, Rowden cites power of majority leader position
          CDT:  Recap:  Missouri House candidates face off at forum
          JCNT:  Candidate forum:  Rep. Dave Griffith (R) vs. Joshua Dunne (D);  Dem says Gov. Parson, GOP legislators use "racist dogwhistles"
          JCNT:  Video:  Griffith vs. Dunne forum
          P-D:  St. Louis City, St. Louis County get big election grants from national nonprofit
          KWMU:  Gov. Parson, urban leaders celebrate emancipation of St. Louis City police officers
          SNL:  Hyperloop test track sought by Missouri heading to West Virginia instead
          KWMU:  Hyperloop test track headed to West Virginia, but Missouri could land high-speed route
          Missourinet:  Missouri not chosen for Virgin Hyperloop test track
          St. Joseph News-Press:  States, colleges aim to reduce teacher shortage
          Missourinet:  Getting meals to Missouri students learning online:  "Where there's a will there's a way"
          Missourinet:  Missouri Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline calls reach pre-pandemic rate
          KWMU:  Pandemic worsens staff shortages at St. Louis nursing homes;  Institutional racism to blame
          SNL:  Missouri Department of Conservation switches to voluntary CWD testing in 30 counties on opening weekend of deer season
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Blunt, Clay and Wagner are right - Curt Flood deserves to be in Cooperstown
          KC Star editorial:  Like President Trump, Gov. Parson learned nothing from COVID-19 diagnosis
          KC Star editorial:  Missouri's Confederate memorial skips over the evils of slavery
          Columbia Missourian's William Skipworth:  Gov. Parson wrong about high-risk areas and mask mandates
          P-D letter:  St. Louis man says he enjoys reading Post-Dispatch endorsements, then voting the opposite
          P-D letter:  Maplewood sexagenarian calls Amendment 3 "Dirty Missouri," attempts trash/garbage punchline
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        Thursday, October 8, 2020
       
KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air:  New NPR podcast "No Compromise" targets Second Amendment groups and "the culture they foster among their followers"
          SNL:  How to watch local Missouri House candidates debate;  Cleaner Missouri debate Oct. 14
          Missourinet:  On the election ballot:  53 Missouri judges who want to keep their jobs
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson releases $100 million to education
          SNL:  Gov. Parson halves cuts to state university, community college aid
          JCNT:  Some state funding restored
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson releases $133 million in funding;  says he'd pardon McCloskeys
          AP:  Gov. Parson says again he would pardon couple who defended home from protester mob
          AP:  Gov. Parson to release $133 million in funds for state services
          KWMU:  Gov. Parson touts economic recovery, frees up education funding
          Missourinet:  Missouri Board of Education discusses attendance problems with students learning remotely
          KWMU:  Missouri National Guard's Levon Cumpton pinned to rank of major general
          JCNT:  Missouri National Guard leader promoted
          SNL:  As Missouri prepares for medical marijuana sales, Cassville Dispensary makes 'dry run'
          The Missouri Times:  Updated numbers:  County-by-county tally of coronavirus cases, deaths
          The Missouri Times:  PSC approves Empire's fuel adjustment rates despite objections
          SE Missourian:  Peter Kinder to urge reconsideration of urban deer hunting in Cape
          P-D letter:  St. Louis County sexagenarian calls for "more outrage" against Blunt and Hawley over SCOTUS, wants Gov. Parson to mandate masks
          CDT letter:  Columbia LGBTQIA* activist urges vote for Judy Baker
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        Wednesday, October 7, 2020
       
P-D:  St. Louis City grand jury indicts McCloskeys on gun, tampering charges
          AP:  Indictments issued against couple who defended Central West End home
          Joplin Globe:  Neosho begins process of obtaining federal money for flooding mitigation projects
          Missourinet:  Rep. Peggy McGaugh (R-Carrollton) says northern Missouri's flooding in recent years could affect Census numbers
          KWMU:  St. Louis City trails St. Louis County in 2020 Census responses;  Institutional racism to blame
          KC Star:  NAACP complains about President Trump's executive order on anti-American scapegoating, say KC VA problems are due to "systemic racism"
          KWMU:  St. Louis area contact tracers confront a lack of trust;  Institutional racism to blame
          The Missouri Times:  Galloway's use of state resources subject of new complaint
          CDT:  State rep, state Senate candidates to debate tonight
          Twitter:  Former KC Star reporter Jason Hancock announces launch of "Missouri Independent," vows to "expose the relationships between people, politics and policy and we hold the powerful accountable"
          Columbia Missourian:  Absentee ballot numbers rise in Boone County
          JCNT:  American Women voting trial continues
          JCNT:  Missouri Supreme Court hears liberal groups' voting lawsuit
          Missourinet:  Missouri Supreme Court hears notary requirement arguments;  no word on when court will rule
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Supreme Court hears arguments on mail-in voting
          P-D:  ACLU, others make arguments against notary requirement
          AP:  Liberal groups argue against ballot-security standards
          KWMU:  Local urban activists seek to register criminals to vote
          Missourinet:  1,400 Missourians enroll in rapid substitute teacher training option
          The Missouri Times:  DESE votes to extend alternate attendance rule
          JCNT:  State school board adopts new attendance reporting rule
          St. Joseph News-Press:  New White House 'red zone' report shows improvements in Missouri
          SE Missourian:  Missouri veterans homes see spike in coronavirus cases
          AP:  Greene County passes 100 coronavirus deaths
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          SE Missourian:  MoDOT seeks comments on proposed Highway 177 work
          P-D:  Missouri board approves plan for nation's first police academy at black college
          AP:  KC Black Lives Matter activists create encampment outside City Hall, say they're not leaving until police chief is fired and police defunded by 50%
          P-D editorial:  Missourians must make sure they're registered to vote - and kick out President Trump, Gov. Parson and U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner
          KC Star editorial:  Not a dog whistle, 'a damn bullhorn':  Gov. Parson allies inject race into crime debate
          Messenger:  Gov. Parson's campaign against Nicole Galloway "a full-on racist train"
          KC Star's Jonathan Shorman:  Gov. Parson pleads ignorance on President Trump's most recent coronavirus comments
          P-D letter:  Kirkwood woman calls Hawley "arrogant" for not wearing mask at White House event
          Columbia Missourian letter:  Columbia sexagenarian says GOP Rep. Chuck Basye undermines Missouri education
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        Tuesday, October 6, 2020
       
Missourinet:  Rep. Emanuel Cleaver says college athletes should make money:  "They are used."
          Missourinet:  Flood effect:  Navigation damage threatens barge traffic on Missouri River
          KC Star:  GOP poll shows Trump leading Biden 51-46 in Missouri
          The Missouri Times:  'Defund the police':  Where do Missouri Democrats stand?
          The Missouri Times:  New York City resident Andy Cohen opposes Cleaner Missouri
          KMIZ (Columbia):  Caleb Rowden ad hits Judy Baker on work record
          KWMU:  Missouri voter registrations soar in 2020
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air:  Jason Rosenbaum explains differences between absentee and mail-in voting
          SNL:  Q&A:  Greene County Clerk Shane Schoeller (R) talks mail-in voting, the pandemic and Trump
          Missourinet:  Missouri Supreme Court to hear liberal groups' lawsuit over notary requirement
          Missourinet:  Peter Kinder describes the late Wayne Goode as "one of the real giants of the Missouri Senate"
          KWMU:  Former Missouri legislator and UMSL 'architect' Wayne Goode dies
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri general revenue continues to climb, September report says
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Unemployment locally continues decline
          P-D:  Missouri taps federal stimulus money to promote, protect tourism during pandemic
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson:  Ready to get back to work after coronavirus diagnosis
          P-D:  Gov. Parson returns to office, travels across state after COVID quarantine
          Missourinet:  Governor's office:  Four staffers who've tested positive for COVID have fully recovered
          KC Star:  Four staffers to Gov. Parson have recovered from China virus
          P-D:  China virus has infected more than 1,800 state employees in total
          CDT:  Only 1,700 people in Missouri have a MO ABLE savings account - the Columbia and Missouri chambers of commerce want to change that
          SNL:  State yet to appropriate money for expanding juvenile system
          Missourinet:  Illinois State group's annual rankings put Missouri low in state funding for higher education
          Missourinet:  Missouri hospitals, labs brace for flu, COVID-19 collision
          The Missouri Times:  POST commission approves first HBCU police academy
          Joplin Globe op-ed:  Cleaner Missouri excludes children, will hurt communities
          P-D letter:  St. Louis City man calls Blunt and Hawley cowards for supporting President Trump
          P-D letter:  Fenton septuagenarian says Amendment 3 is designed to trick voters
          P-D letter:  Eureka septuagenarian unhappy with Missouri's low corporate tax rate, wants state to pay urban areas more for prisoner reimbursement
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        Monday, October 5, 2020
       
P-D:  Election overview:  Ann Wagner vs. Jill Schupp
          SE Missourian:  'Pro-life witness' held Sunday in Cape to mark National Life Chain
          Missourinet:  Census wrap-up:  Missouri 2020 Complete Count Committee aims to submit final report by November 30
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  Gov. Parson talks with Scott Faughn about COVID diagnosis, state's handling of pandemic, and 2020 elections;  Panel of Rep. Brad Pollitt (R-Sedalia), reporter Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Missouri Farm Bureau's Eric Bohl, Brian Grace discuss presidential debate, school and sports restrictions, Gov. Parson vs. Nicole Galloway, more
          P-D:  Missouri Democrats, Republicans make last-minute push to register voters
          SE Missourian:  Ballot question overview:  Amendment 3
          P-D:  Longtime Democratic state legislator Wayne Goode dies at 83
          SNL:  Gov. Parson, first lady finish COVID-19 isolation, back to normal Monday
          AP:  Gov. Parson returns to office after battling COVID-19
          Joplin Globe:  Number of COVID-19 testing sites increases in Joplin area
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          KC Star editorial:  With COVID-19 cases increasing, why isn't Missouri spending millions in relief funds?
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Missouri Public Utility Alliance CEO John Twitty:  Missouri's power and gas utilities deserve our thanks this week
          P-D letter:  St. Louis County man says Ann Wagner does not meet with the public
          P-D letter:  Webster Groves man celebrates Gov. Parson's July comment that students will "get over" COVID-19
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        Sunday, October 4, 2020
       
SNL:  Hawley says he's negative for coronavirus as President Trump, colleagues test positive
          KC Star:  Hawley tests negative for China virus a week after White House event
          SNL:  Fate of Obamacare, Missouri Medicaid expansion up to SCOTUS
          JCNT:  MAGA rally held in Jefferson City
          Washington Missourian:  Absentee ballots up over 2016 election
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Among recent governors, Jay Nixon "takes the cake" with plane travel;  Comments from senior Democratic consultant Jane Dueker
          JCNT:  Violent crime down, homicides up in Missouri
          SE Missourian:  No coronavirus deaths reported Friday
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          P-D endorsement:  Nicole Galloway (D) for governor
          P-D endorsements:  Yes on Amendment 1, No on Amendment 3
          JCNT editorial:  A call for civility in the final weeks of election
          CDT:  Rudi Keller's farewell column
          KC Star letter:  New Florence septuagenarian says Amendment 3 is designed to trick voters
          Joplin Globe letter:  Joplin septuagenarian says Amendment 3 is designed to trick voters
          SNL letter:  Rogersville septuagenarian claims Cleaner Missouri and SCOTUS nomination turned him into a Democrat
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        Saturday, October 3, 2020
       
Missourinet:  Missing rural Missouri absentee ballots discovered in St. Louis City USPS facility;  Postal Service says incident "is currently under internal review"
          Sedalia Democrat:  USPS locates missing Pettis County ballots - in St. Louis City
          P-D:  Cultural anthropology series:  Reporter Jess Bogan ventures to rural Missouri to observe people who support President Trump
          Joplin Globe:  Ozark Mountain Proud Boys to have booth at today's Neosho Fall Festival, will sell "anti-racist, anti-racial guilt" t-shirts and hats
          Missourinet:  Candidates for Missouri governor prepare for Oct. 9 debate
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Nicole Galloway talks with Rosenbaum about COVID-19, schools, violent crime, race, more
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Political signs a target for vandals, thieves
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson orders review of COVID-19 procedures within Missouri nursing homes
          JCNT:  DHSS receiving $19M+ in federal pandemic aid
          P-D:  Gov. Parson's office to maintain privacy of staffers who took coronavirus tests
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          The Missouri Times:  A look at Missouri's TIF program
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Missouri Department of Conservation reports hemorrhagic disease in Missouri deer
          KWMU:  Minority groups file complaint with EPA over DNR permits;  Comments from "community empowerment organizer," others
          KC Star:  Black Lives Matter protesters begin occupying area outside City Hall, harass diners at Power & Light District
          KSHB:  Video:  Black Lives Matter protesters storm Power & Light District restaurants, scream at diners
          P-D letter:  University City septuagenarian explains why Gov. Parson's illness means he's unfit to lead Missouri
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        Friday, October 2, 2020
       
St. Joseph News-Press:  Hawley meets with Trump's Supreme Court nominee
          KC Star:  Hawley meets with Barrett
          Missourinet:  Hawley ready to go to Senate floor to demand unanimous consent on duck boat bill
          Columbia Missourian:  New date set for gubernatorial debate
          JCNT:  NAACP, others hold Zoom call to criticize Cleaner Missouri
          KWMU:  Tim Eby lands consulting contract after taking the fall at St. Louis Public Radio
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson hopes to bring stability to Missouri Children's Division
          P-D:  Missouri lawmakers may be returning to Capitol for more work on pandemic spending
          The Missouri Times:  Rapid coronavirus tests going to HBCUs, health care facilities
          Washington Missourian:  State provides vaccine plans to local health authorities
          P-D:  White House task force report keeps Missouri in "red zone" for China virus
          KC Star:  Governor's office will protect privacy of staffers who took coronavirus tests
          P-D:  Stark differences in COVID-19 case numbers noted in Missouri prisons
          Missourinet:  Rep. Brenda Shields (R-St. Joseph) focuses on teachers struggling to reach students learning remotely
          SE Missourian:  Cape School District works to keep non-wired kids connected
          SNL:  A record 105 Missouri school districts - 20 percent - embrace four-day weeks
          P-D endorsement:  Deb Lavender (D) for Senate District 15
          SE Missourian editorial:  What you need to know about voting in the upcoming election
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Across all levels of government, leaders should focus on saving lives - not politics
          SNL op-ed:  Gov. Jay Nixon and former Parks Director Bill Bryan:  Protect our Eleven Point State Park
          KWMU's Becca Clark-Callender:  Forward Through Ferguson's report on the systemic racism of property taxes and education funding is sobering and jarring
          Columbia Missourian letter:  Columbia octogenarian wants Gov. Parson to force mask mandate
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        Thursday, October 1, 2020
       
October 2019 Missouri political news headlines
        October 2018 Missouri political news headlines
        October 2017 Missouri political news headlines
        October 2016 Missouri political news headlines
        October 2015 Missouri political news headlines
        Missourinet:  Pettis County clerk:  1,200 ballots remain missing in the mail
        KC Star:  4Star Politics show:  Nicole Galloway criticizes Gov. Parson over COVID response
        P-D:  Ashcroft announces probe of complaint against Galloway
        KCUR:  Profiles:  Candidates for attorney general, secretary of state, treasurer
        KCUR:  Up to Date podcast:  Q&A with AG candidate Rich Finneran (D)
        KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  GOP state Senate candidate David Lenihan talks with Jason Rosenbaum about campaign for Scott Sifton's open seat, Medicaid expansion, charter schools, more
        JCNT:  Political sign vandalism, theft reported locally
        The Missouri Times:  KC-based Women's Foundation rebrands to "United Women's Empowerment";  Comments from Gov. Mike Parson
        KC Star:  Kansas City poll workers will earn higher stipend this year
        JCNT:  Missouri state employees' efforts, service saluted
        Missourinet:  Gov. Parson and first lady will continue to isolate this week;  Governor praises COVID dashboard expansion
        JCNT:  Gov. Parson:  New, more COVID-19 tests coming to state
        The Missouri Times:  Missouri to receive more than 100,000 rapid coronavirus tests from the federal government
        Missourinet:  Missouri to receive 120,000 rapid COVID-19 tests this week
        SE Missourian:  State tracking coronavirus data among school-aged people
        SNL:  Fewer calls means reduced hours for COVID-19 hotline;  Line still open from 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. seven days a week
        KCUR:  DHSS to focus data-posting efforts on new dashboard, will rely less upon social media
        P-D:  Daily regional, state China virus update
        The Missouri Times:  Missouri PSC amends in-person education requirement amid coronavirus concerns
        Missourinet:  Missouri Chamber to host annual Manufacturing Day event
        SE Missourian:  Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft presents bicentennial flag to Cape County officials
        P-D op-ed:  Former Idaho Supreme Court justice:  Hawley wrong on Barrett, Obamacare
        SE Missourian's Jeff Long:  The education of a November absentee voter
        P-D letter:  Olivette sexagenarian expresses outrage over Blunt's support of Barrett
        P-D letter:  St. Louis sexagenarian says President Trump, Sens. Blunt and Hawley, Gov. Parson are to blame for Missouri COVID deaths
        P-D letter:  University City sexagenarian says Amendment 3 is designed to trick voters
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        Wednesday, September 30, 2020
       
SE Missourian:  Presidential debate reaction:  Thoughts from Peter Kinder, local Dem and GOP party officers
          KWMU's Marissanne Lewis-Thompson:  Black teens weigh in on their first presidential election, bash "systemic racism" and President Trump
          P-D:  St. Louis City won't prosecute trespassers who invaded McCloskeys' private neighborhood
          JCNT:  Missouri's congressional delegation urges better river navigation
          The Missouri Times:  Ann Wagner, Jill Schupp trade barbs over debate schedule
          KC Star:  Aside from Wagner-Schupp, no Missouri congressional races will be competitive this year
          The Missouri Times:  Election overview:  Missouri ballot measures
          The Missouri Times:  Cleaner Missouri opponents call proposal a "circus"
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Rep. Doug Beck (D-Affton) talks with Jason Rosenbaum about state Senate bid, Cleaner Missouri, "right to work," winning in a GOP district, more
          The Missouri Times:  Sheila Solon, GOP chair of Children & Families, calls on Rick Roeber to drop out of race following abuse allegations
          SE Missourian:  State says county jobless number down as employers look for workers
          Missourinet:  Missouri agency responsible for child welfare services has now had six directors in seven years
          KWMU:  Legal Roundtable:  Three area attorneys discuss concurrent jurisdiction, other topics
          P-D:  Probe over Missouri's medical marijuana program ends
          P-D:  With marijuana testing soon underway, medical pot expected to hit Missouri shelves this fall
          JCNT:  Medical marijuana to be available to patients soon in Missouri
          P-D:  Gov. Parson's office doesn't believe governor caught virus at veterans home facing outbreak
          SNL:  Missouri's first lady completes COVID-19 isolation, remains in Bolivar
          KC Star:  Governor, first lady postpone Fall Festival
          SNL:  Latest White House report assesses infection rates and death rates, offers recommendations
          AP:  In Missouri, average coronavirus hospital stays are shorter than at beginning of pandemic
          KC Star:  State's new China virus dashboard uses test result data, rather than case investigation data
          The Missouri Times:  Updated number:  County-by-county tally of coronavirus cases, deaths
          The Missouri Times:  Updated number:  Positive coronavirus cases among Missouri prisoners, staff
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          P-D endorsement:  Rich Finneran (D) for attorney general
          P-D letter:  Ballwin septuagenarian mocks Post-Dispatch's claim that its endorsements don't favor Democrats over Republicans
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        Tuesday, September 29, 2020
       
SNL:  Blunt, Hawley back Amy Coney Barrett, Trump's SCOTUS nominee
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  2nd Congressional candidate Jill Schupp (D) on Obamacare, Trump impeachment vote, more
          KC Star:  2016, 2018 U.S. Senate runners-up Jason Kander, Claire McCaskill take Trump to task on Twitter over taxes
          KCUR:  Federal agents have left Kansas City, but officials say anti-crime Operation LeGend continues
          KWMU:  Illegal alien still holed up in Maplewood;  Activist group promotes "week of action" to complain about illegal's status
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in Missouri Politics recap:  Mask mandates, Gov. Parson vs. Nicole Galloway, more
          P-D:  Audio:  Editorial page editor Tod Robberson, editorial page writer Kevin McDermott interview Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft (R)
          P-D:  Audio:  Editorial page editor Tod Robberson, editorial page writer Kevin McDermott interview with Yinka Faleti (D)
          Missourinet:  November ballot measure would impose two-term restriction on all Missouri statewide elected officials
          KCUR:  Missouri voters will decide whether to expand statewide office term limits
          P-D:  Gov. Parson, in isolation, says he's doing well
          P-D:  Former Rep. David Wood (R-Versailles) leaves Division of Children's Services post after three months
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri reboots low income housing tax credit:  What to know
          Missourinet:  Missouri's Fast Track financial aid program is accepting new applications
          SNL:  Missouri medical marijuana sales predicted 'early- to mid-October' as testing, transport approved
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Education leaders say substitute teacher shortage in Missouri made worse by COVID-19
          JCNT:  Missouri expands online COVID-19 dashboards
          Missourinet:  Missouri revamps COVID-19 dashboard features
          P-D:  Missouri unveils new COVID-19 dashboard;  total reported coronavirus cases decreases
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          KWMU:  Regional, state China virus update
          The Missouri Times:  Ameren to invest $8B in clean energy
          JCNT:  Ameren commits to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050
          KWMU:  Ameren invests in wind and solar energy, aims for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050
          P-D:  Ameren announces plans to reach 'net-zero' carbon emissions by 2050, and spend billions on renewable energy;  Sierra Club still not happy
          P-D endorsement:  Yinka Faleti (D) for secretary of state
          KC Star endorsement:  Vote against Rick Roeber (R) for state rep, based on comments from ex-wife and adopted children
          Joplin Globe editorial:  State must appeal Eleven Point ruling
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Former Florissant Mayor Tom Schneider:  GOP state lawmakers have cataclysmic effects on Missouri's economy
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        Monday, September 28, 2020
       
This Week in Missouri Politics:  Kevin Engler and Tishaura Jones talk mask mandates;  Panel of state Reps. Donna Baringer (D), Jim Murphy (R), Carpeneters' Mark Dalton, Dem Braxton Payne talk Gov. Parson vs. Galloway, mask mandates, more
          St. Joseph News-Press:  MWSU students get ready to vote
          KC Star:  Missouri's low-income housing tax credit, zeroed out by Eric Greitens in 2017, is back
          Missourinet:  Missouri lawmakers to discuss education supplemental budget request and COVID dollars
          Missourinet:  Missouri libraries go the distance to reach communities during COVID-19 era
          P-D:  Regional, state China virus update
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update:  No new deaths
          AP:  State confirms no new COVID-19 deaths
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Nearly 500 active missing children cases in Missouri
          SE Missourian:  Local sexual assault and victim advocacy organization receives federal, community grant funding
          Columbia Missourian:  State Capitol dome lit red to observe National Fire Prevention Week
          P-D endorsement:  Jill Schupp (D) for 2nd Congressional District
          P-D editorial:  Newspaper's campaign endorsements "reflect our informed assessment of the candidates"
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Letter from Blunt, Graves to Army Corps of Engineers regarding Missouri River a step in the right direction
          Joplin Globe op-ed:  Phill Brooks:  Veto sessions offer drama, political opportunity
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        Sunday, September 27, 2020
       
KC Star:  'This is what America's about.' Hundreds turn out for Trump car parade in Kansas City
          JCNT:  Amendment 3 would change redistricting process
          Columbia Missourian:  Local Democratic political figure Mark Farnen passes away
          P-D:  KWMU general manager Tim Eby, ousted after 'racism' complaints, is staying on as consultant
          Washington Missourian:  State reps address special session successes;  Thoughts from Reps. Dottie Bailey, Aaron Griesheimer, John Simmons
          KC Star:  Carrollton expects to thrive from medical marijuana
          JCNT:  State leaders tout collaborative response to pandemic
          JCNT:  Counties, schools working together for COVID-19 contact tracing
          Joplin Globe:  Area school superintendents say innovative approach to quarantine policy working for them
          KC Star:  COVID-19 or the flu?  Missouri prepares for confusion, testing demand this winter
          SNL:  Health Department announces 8 more COVID deaths:  3 in their 70s, 3 in their 80s, 2 in their 90s
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Gaming machines under scrutiny:  If it looks like a slot machine, maybe it is
          Washington Missourian editorial:  Gov. Parson's classless critics go ballistic over COVID diagnosis:  "Serves you right, you got what you deserve, I hope you die."
          KC Star editorial:  Two years later, still no medical marijuana sales in Missouri. What's the holdup?
          JCNT editorial:  Kudos to Sarah Steelman, Ken Zellers, state agencies and individuals for StateScoop awards
          CDT Executive Editor Jim Van Nostrand:  Bidding farewall to Tribune icon Rudi Keller
          Columbia Missourian letter:  Columbia sexagenarian says Cleaner Missouri is deceptive
          P-D letter:  Kirwood sexagenarian says Cleaner Missouri is disrespectful to voters
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        Saturday, September 26, 2020
       
The Missouri Times:  Obama endorses Jill Schupp, Nicole Galloway
          SNL:  Barack Obama endorses Nicole Galloway for governor
          P-D:  Galloway, Gov. Parson camps disagree over ad centered on Jon Galloway's lobbying
          KC Star:  Blunt expresses confidence in security of U.S. elections
          Columbia Missourian:  National Facebook campaign pushes Missourians to register to vote
          P-D:  Missouri's first lady moves ahead with fall festival at end of COVID-19 isolation period
          NPR:  Gov. Parson, first lady won't let illness affect annual fall festival
          The Missouri Times:  Isolation and quarantine - what's the difference?
          JCNT:  DHSS' Randall Williams:  Flu shots have added importance this year
          Missourinet:  State releases guidance for Missouri long-term care sites to offer visits again
          SNL:  State implementing new data tracking system for COVID cases
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          P-D:  Regional, state China virus update
          The Missouri Times:  As EPA reviews dicamba regulations, Missouri Farm Bureau hopes for a quick decision
          KWMU:  Ameren Missouri joins Midwest plan for electric charging stations along interstates
          KWMU:  St. Louis area utility companies prepare for increase in customers choosing not to pay bills this winter
          CDT op-ed:  U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler:  Supreme Court nominee must be confirmed without delay
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  MATA's Brett Emison:  Tort bills protect wrongdoers at the expense of Missouri families
          P-D letter:  Ladue man calls Blunt a hypocrite on SCOTUS vote
          Washington Missourian letter:  Washington woman says "hundreds of groups" oppose Cleaner Missouri
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        Friday, September 25, 2020
       
SNL:  What would overturning Roe v. Wade mean in Missouri? Thoughts from Campaign Life Missouri's Sam Lee, others
        St. Joseph News-Press:  Hawley talks COVID relief from Washington
        KMOV:  Two charged after Black Lives Matter riot leads to fires, attacks on officers at St. Louis police headquarters
        P-D:  Two charged in arson attack;  "ExpectUs" leader defends arson, says "burning buildings is less violent" than police behavior
        KC Star:  Five arrested in connection with Black Lives Matter agitation in KC Wednesday night
        The Missouri Times:  Amid riots, Gov. Parson activates National Guard as 'precautionary measure'
        JCNT:  Gov. Parson activates National Guard for possible riots
        Missourinet:  Governor activates Missouri National Guard in response to riots
        KC Star:  Gov. Parson activates National Guard as 'precautionary measure' in face of riots
        SE Missourian:  Cape County GOP Chair Matt Henson details political sign-stealing cases
        KWMU:  Tim Eby fired as St. Louis Public Radio GM after tales of "systemic racism" at station
        KWMU/Corporation for Public Broadcasting "Sharing America" racism reporter Andrea Henderson:  Black seniors in St. Louis fear coronavirus, long lines could keep people from voting
        SE Missourian:  Ashcroft encourages in-person voting, details multiple methods available to cast ballots
        KWMU:  Ashcroft continues statewide tour to educate voters on mail-in, absentee options
        P-D:  Judge dismisses lawsuit from NAACP, League of Women Voters over voting standards
        SNL:  Voters see 'unfair' ballot language on Cleaner Missouri in two counties
        Missourinet:  Missouri counties mailing new ballots after Amendment 3 language goof
        P-D:  Gov. Parson 'feels healthy' as COVID-19 quarantine begins
        KC Star:  Gov. Parson's COVID case highlights value of rapid tests
        Missourinet:  Decline in overnight call volume prompts Missouri to adjust hours on COVID-19 hotline
        KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
        The Missouri Times:  PSC denies Evergy's request for further testimony in coronavirus case
        P-D:  Galloway sharply criticizes St. Louis' use of tax-increment financing incentives
        KWMU:  Galloway audit calls for better oversight, transparency on St. Louis City TIFs
        P-D editorial:  Trump, Hawley, Schmitt seek to punish social media companies that fact-check the president
        P-D editorial:  Gov. Parson's illness proves his policy is a failure
        The Missouri Times op-ed:  Missouri Farm Bureau's Eric Bohl:  Revamped biotechnology oversight good for Missouri
        P-D op-ed:  Missouri NAACP's Nimrod Chapel:  List of grievances against Missouri's justice system and "racist framework of law enforcement"
        P-D letter:  Webster Groves septuagenarian wants Missouri PSC to shut down Ameren's coal plants immediately
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        Thursday, September 24, 2020
       
JCNT:  Missouri governor, first lady test positive for COVID-19
          SNL:  Gov. Parson, first lady test positive for COVID-19
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson, first lady test positive for coronavirus
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri's statewide officials test negative for COVID-19 after Gov. Parson contracts it
          AP:  Missouri governor has COVID-19
          KWMU:  Gov. Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson test positive for coronavirus
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson and first lady test positive for COVID-19
          P-D:  Gov. Parson, wife test positive for COVID-19;  governor postpones travel, debate
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air:  Former Wash U. provost says Trump's comments on coronavirus are 'psychically devastating'
          AP:  All federal agents from Operation Legend leave Kansas City
          P-D:  St. Louis children's hospitals see record-breaking number of gunshot victims
          The Missouri Times:  Amendment 3 language wrong on ballots issued in 2 counties
          KC Star "4Star Politics" show:  Former KC Star reporter Jason Hancock, St. Louis Democrat consultant Rosetta Okohson Gov. Parson's illness, governor's race;  Okohson claims "no bills were passed" in special session
          The Missouri Times:  Hawley:  Galloway under investigation by the Board of Accountancy
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Dem AG candidate Rich Finneran talks support for Obamacare, shares thoughts on concurrent jurisdiction, more
          P-D:  St. Charles County judge hears arguments in residency case;  Democrat woman running for state rep wants Rep. Nick Schroer (R-O'Fallon) off ballot
          P-D:  With early voting underway, Missouri facing a trio of lawsuits from liberal groups
          AP:  Former NFL player holds GOTV event at Black Archives of Mid-America in Kansas City
          Missourinet:  Rep. Ron Hicks (R-Dardenne Prairie) says Speaker Haahr deserves credit for helping pass St. Louis City police emancipation bill
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Witness protection bill aimed at fighting violent crime
          Missourinet:  DESE wants to launch high school program to recruit future teachers
          KWMU:  Citing low coronavirus risks, St. Louis County schools welcome back young students
          The Missouri Times:  Updated county-by-county tally of coronavirus cases, deaths
          P-D:  Missouri details delays in death certificate data
          P-D editorial:  GOP state lawmakers to blame for St. Louis City's homicide rate
          P-D letter:  St. Charles sexagenarian wants Blunt and Hawley to fight Trump on SCOTUS approach
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        Wednesday, September 23, 2020
       
The Missouri Times:  President Trump weighs in on Missouri campaigns again, tweets support for Gov. Parson and AG Eric Schmitt
          KC Star:  Supreme Court could toss Obamacare next month;  Schmitt among AGs supporting lawsuit
          KWMU:   St. Louis on the Air preview:  Wash U.'s former provost, now editor of Science magazine, bashes President Trump
          Brownfield Ag News:  U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue, Missouri Ag Director Chris Chinn attend grand opening of Benson Hill headquarters
          P-D:  In St. Louis visit, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue talks climate change, dicamba, and more
          The Missouri Times:  Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty rally in Jefferson City draws five (5) to protest Indiana execution
          Missourinet:  Phone scammers impersonating FBI agents from Jefferson City;  Missouri mark swindled out of life savings
          Missourinet:  Absentee voting begins in Missouri for November election
          SE Missourian:  Early voting begins in Cape County;  ballots in the mail
          P-D:  In-person absentee voters surge at St. Louis area election offices
          Joplin Globe:  Jay Ashcroft visits Joplin to note voting procedures, options
          SE Missourian:  SOS Jay Ashcroft to visit Cape as part of mail-in/absentee ballot education push
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Ashcroft's opponent criticizes SOS chief of staff Trish Vincent for meeting with Heritage Foundation employee
          KC Star:  Gov. Parson's ad touting COVID-19 success features wife of Rep. Jeff Shawan (R-Poplar Bluff)
          SE Missourian:  Kathy Swan never requested recount in closely decided state Senate primary
          P-D:  New York based Brennan Center for Justice, a liberal advocacy group, criticizes Cleaner Missouri
          SNL:  Gov. Parson signs crime bills signed in special session
          SE Missourian:  Local law enforcement officers join Gov. Parson in Jackson for witness protection fund bill signing
          P-D:  St. Louis City police chief hopes ending residency rule will mean 100 new officers over next year
          Missourinet:  Missouri House Ethics Committee meets in closed session for 50 minutes
          JCNT:  Public entrance to Missouri State Capitol to be temporarily moved
          P-D:  State employs Deloitte Consulting to design employee-recognition program
          JCNT:  New White House data shows improvement in Columbia, Boone County numbers compared to Jefferson City, Cole County
          P-D:  Hospitals in Missouri's smaller towns brace for colder months as COVID-19 numbers rise
          KC Star:  Missouri Christian reform school, under investigation, is put up for sale
          KWMU:  New owners of Webster-Kirkwood Times, which suspended print operations in March, insist paper can be successful
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  On mental health, Hawley provides a voice of reason that's sometimes lacking in coronavirus debate
          KC Star editorial:  Gov. Parson usually isn't a mask supporter, but he plays one on TV
          P-D editorial:  Rep. Nick Schroer has disengaged from his district and needs to step aside
          P-D letter:  Frontenac sexagenarian disagrees with Blunt on SCOTUS vacancy
          Columbia Missourian letter:  Columbia septuagenarian criticizes Trump and Blunt for SCOTUS approach, attempts "blunt" punchline
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        Tuesday, September 22, 2020
       
Missourinet:  Hawley says Democrats have threatened to 'burn down the Constitution' on SCOTUS confirmation
          KC Star:  Hawley says he wants SCOTUS nominee who "understands that Roe, for instance, was wrongly decided"
          Reuters:  Trump will meet with AG Eric Schmitt, other AGs to discuss key U.S. tech liability shield
          P-D:  USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue, MO Ag Director Chris Chinn attend Creve Coeur ribbon-cutting for ag tech company Benson Hill
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson. Lt. Gov. Kehoe endorsed by Fraternal Order of Police
          The Missouri Times:  Former Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey opens new lobbying firm
          JCNT:  Ashcroft begins voting information tour in Jefferson City;  Effort seeks to help all Missouri voters understand ballot options
          KWMU:  Organization for Black Struggle, other liberal groups continue legal fight against Missouri's voting safeguards
          P-D:  Democratic challenger to Rep. Nick Schroer (R-O'Fallon) still pushing to remove incumbent from ballot
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson signs off on violent crime bills
          Joplin Globe:  State program to provide protection for crime witnesses
          P-D:  Gov. Parson signs bill emancipating police officers from St. Louis City limits
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson signs witness protection and St. Louis Police Department residency bills into law
          KCUR:  Gov. Parson reiterates opposition to forcing statewide mask mandate
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Columbia moves out of 'red zone' in White House report;  Missouri improves national rank
          CDT:  Boone County COVID case numbers continue decline
          Columbia Missourian:  Health Department catches up as COVID-19 cases decline
          Columbia Missourian:  Active COVID-19 cases decline in Boone County by 41.5%
          Missourinet:  COVID-19 workforce issues could put MoDOT, travelers in a major bind this winter
          P-D:  Hospitalizations from China virus hit record numbers;  Comments from Missouri Hospital Association's Dave Dillon
          KC Star:  Southwest Missouri schools try innovative approach to student quarantines;  Rep. Ben Baker (R-Neosho) says superintendents should make decisions for their districts
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  All special session topics have merit and deserve consideration in regular session
          JCNT editorial:  Make Missouri railroad safety a top priority
          Priddy:  Thoughts on Uniting Missouri's helpful vote-by-mail toolkit
          P-D letter:  Dittmer septuagenarian says Gov. Parson thinks too much like Trump, and will lose in November
          P-D letter:  St. Louis City octogenarian opposes Cleaner Missouri
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        Monday, September 21, 2020
       
CBS News:  "Face the Nation" video:  Blunt on President Trump filling Supreme Court vacancy
          SNL:  Sen. Blunt backs plan to fill Supreme Court vacancy this year
          Missourinet:  Blunt says vote on SCOTUS nominee different than 2016
          CDT:  Climate rally draws 50;  Environmentalists march around town, chant anti-coal ditties
          AP:  Ann Wagner vs. Jill Schupp typifies partisan battles over suburban districts
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  Rep. Barbara Washington (D-Kansas City) talks with Scott Faughn about state Senate bid, violent crime;  Reps. Bill Kidd and Ashley Manlove discuss special session, urban crime;  Danny Pfeifer and Home Builders Association's Will Ruder talk COVID-19 and KC area's resilience
          KC Star:  Some area Democrats, along with Organization for Black Struggle and other liberal groups, complain about Missouri's voting safeguards
          P-D:  St. Louis homicide rate reaches historic levels
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson to sign witness protection bill today
          JCNT:  Missouri public retirement funds recover some of what was lost earlier in year
          Missourinet:  Missouri Board of Education has lengthy discussion about the state of charter schools
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          SNL:  California thermometer company predicts Greene County could soon have COVID-19 'surge'
          KC Star editorial:  Blunt calls GOP position on replacing Ginsburg 'tradition.' It's not.
          Joplin Globe's Andy Ostmeyer:  Newspaper makes a concerted an effort to print both liberal and conservative views
          P-D letter:  Ladue octogenarian demands Sens. Jack Danforth and Kit Bond speak out against President Trump
          P-D letter:  Ballwin sexagenarian disagrees with Ann Wagner on health care, calls her Trump's "loyal little toady"
          P-D letter:  University City sexagenarian unhappy with how St. Charles County conducts elections
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        Sunday, September 20, 2020
       
SNL:  Elected officials/comms staffers tweet heartfelt statements on RBG
          Joplin Globe:  Billy Long's Democratic opponent quits race
          KC Star:  Profile:  Nicole Galloway
          JCNT:  After sliding down national health rankings for decades, signs for Missouri point upward
          SNL:  Missouri Department of Conservation Director Sara Parker Pauley to lead Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
          Columbia Missourian:  Cultivating a cannabis crop:  Missouri grow site gets ready to harvest medical marijuana
          KC Star:  Business booming at Lake of the Ozarks
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Special session recap
          SNL:  Advocates want rapid testing in nursing homes
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          P-D:  Regional, state China virus update
          Washington Missourian editorial:  Roy Blunt's leadership in health care is impressive
          JCNT editorial:  Less-than-ambitious special session brings less-than-spectacular results
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        Saturday, September 19, 2020
       
Missourinet:  Ruth Bader Ginsburg passes away;  Elected officials tweet statements
          KC Star:  FiveThirtyEight says Biden has lost ground in Missouri as Trump's lead widens
          SNL:  Woman filling Democratic ballot slot against Billy Long throws in the towel, quits campaign
          Columbia Missourian:  Fact check:  Hawley's statement about USPS cash on hand rated "Mostly True"
          SNL:  Liberal D.C. group's election mailers mislead some voters about registration status
          SE Missourian:  Election season set for Tuesday;  Cape County clerk to mail ballots this week
          Columbia Missourian:  Boone County voters have options as general election approaches
          Missourinet:  ACLU, Organization for Black Struggle, et al. file lawsuit complaining about mail-in ballot standards
          Columbia Missourian:  Fact check:  Sen. Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia) correct about CARES Act funds not being paid out
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri takes home most StateScoop Awards honoring state, private workers
          The Missouri Times:  "Next Steps" legislative preview series:  Nonpartisan court plan expansion
          JCNT:  DHSS seeks to fund counties' anti-flu efforts
          SNL:  White House COVID group urged Texas-style mask mandate for Missouri
          KWMU:  Bikefest draws thousands, stimulates mid-Missouri economy;  St. Louis coronavirus czar scolds rural Missouri officials, attendees
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          P-D editorial brief:  Gov. Parson correct to reject payroll tax deferral
          JCNT editorial:  Missouri not over the hump yet on coronavirus
          SE Missourian op-ed:  Peter Kinder:  'Blessed are the peacemakers'
          SE Missourian's Lucas Presson:  Stephen Limbaugh Sr. delivers talk on Constitution
          SNL's Christopher Dixon:  Mocking Galloway and Gov. Parson campaign commercials
          Messenger:  What's that burning in the oven? It's Missouri's medical marijuana license process
          KC Star's Laura Bauer and Kevin Hardy:  Impending doom in mid-Missouri:  Maskless humans listen to classic rock, eat hot dogs and drink Busch Light
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        Friday, September 18, 2020
       
Missourinet:  Hawley:  Increases in social isolation from pandemic may be contributing to surges in drug addiction
          P-D:  Photo gallery:  "Expect Us" rally visits St. Charles, gets greeted by Trump supporters;  Morbidly obese woman takes off mask to scream at police;  Man with "F-ck the Police" mask taunts officer;  more
          The Missouri Times:  Sen. Blunt awarded American Farm Bureau Federation's highest honor
          SNL:  Army Corps orders landowner to restore dredged and damaged Bull Creek
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Vicki Englund talks about state treasurer bid, LIHTC, more
          CDT:  Facebook shuts down page for liberal Columbia gun group;  Company cites "Dangerous Individuals and Organizations" policy
          KC Star:  Missouri Secretary of State's Maura Browning talks ballot security, mail-in ballots, drop boxes, more
          Missourinet:  Missouri study projects 13,000 annual job openings in agriculture over the next decade
          AP:  Monthly bankers survey:  Economy seeks improvement in rural parts of 10 Midwest states
          P-D:  Missouri jobs fall, unemployment rises, signs of economic recovery stalling
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson plans to call Missouri Legislature back soon for another special session
          The Missouri Times:  Anti-crime special session comes to a close. What bills made it through?
          SNL:  Missouri adds virtual, hybrid options as COVID-19 cases mount
          Missourinet:  Missouri extends child care subsidies for some school-aged kids getting remote education
          P-D:  Former St. Louis City health director wants Gov. Parson to shut down gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts at Lake of the Ozarks
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          P-D:  Regional, state China virus update
          The Missouri Times:  PSC approves Spire gas line project
          JCNT:  Missouri Chief Justice George Draper wants more diversity in courts
          P-D:  State investigation stalls sale of south St. Louis' St. Alexius Hospital
          Columbia Missourian:  State warns Potterfield contractors about polluted stream
          P-D:  Scathing audit from Galloway's office gives north St. Louis County town lowest possible rating;  Bel-Ridge sits within Normandy School District
          SE Missourian editorial:  Business visionary Charles Drury left an inspiring legacy
          JCNT editorial:  DESE should determine COVID reporting plan, quickly
          P-D editorial:  State should mandate and pay for police body cameras
          P-D editorial:  'Act surprised' if asked about mask-wearing, St. Charles County tells poll workers
          P-D letter:  Creve Coeur sexagenarian says she gathered signatures for Clean Missouri, expresses anger over Cleaner Missouri
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        Thursday, September 17, 2020
       
KWMU:  EPA enables golf range for North St. Louis City Boys & Girls Club
          P-D:  EPA administrator says West Lake Landfill cleanup on schedule
          KC Star:  4Star Politics show:  Sean Soendker Nicholson opposes Cleaner Missouri
          KC Star's Bryan Lowry:  Fact check:  Galloway ad claims auditor "recovered" taxpayer money. But that's not the case in most instances
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick talks highlights of term, LIHTC, Medicaid expansion, more
          SNL:  Campaign spotlight:  Rep. Steve Helms (R) vs. Betsy Fogle (D) in Springfield
          SNL:  Photo gallery:  Rep. Steve Helms and Betsy Fogle campaign in 135th District
          KWMU:  St. Charles County elections officials won't force voters or judges to wear masks
          P-D:  St. Charles County election officials say critics misinterpreting instructions to poll workers
          P-D:  William Danforth dies at 94
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson extends timeframe of Missouri National Guard help with COVID
          JCNT:  Missouri pandemic seems to be 'turning a corner,' Gov. Parson says
          AP:  Gov. Parson lauds declining rate of deaths from COVID-19
          Columbia Missourian: Gov. Parson says state to distribute faster COVID-19 tests
          Missourinet:  Video:  Gov. Parson's COVID-19 and legislative briefing
          SNL:  Special session on crime comes to a close;  Thoughts from Gov. Parson, GOP leadership, House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade (D-Springfield), academics
          JCNT:  Missouri special session ends with most of Gov. Parson's agenda not passed
          KWMU:  Gov. Parson says he's "very content" with bills passed in special session
          Columbia Missourian:  Special legislative session ends
          AP:  Special session recap
          P-D:  Lawmakers make quick work of veto session
          KC Star:  Legislature passes two bills in special session
          Columbia Missourian:  MoDOT director:  State has best construction year in a decade
          SE Missourian:  Area schools see decline in substitute teachers because of coronavirus concerns
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          SE Missourian:  30 more coronavirus cases in Cape County
          KC Star editorial:  The losers in failed anti-crime special session:  Gov. Parson, KC and all Missourians
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Processing rape kit backlog a good step
          P-D letter:  Former Missouri Gaming Commission employee opposes video gaming machines
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        Wednesday, September 16, 2020
       
P-D:  EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to visit former Carter Carburetor site, dedicate new Boys & Girls Club golf course
          SE Missourian:  Southeast prof says Eisenhower memorial in Washington 'long overdue'
          Brownfield Ag News:  Missouri Corn CEO Gary Marshall to retire in April 2021
          The Missouri Times:  Gary Marshall retiring from Missouri Corn after 34 years
          KC Star's Allison Kite:  Mayor Quinton Lucas attends The Missouri Times' "30 Under 30" bipartisan event, wears a mask - but not everyone else did;  Comments from "simple hillbilly" Scott Faughn
          The Missouri Times:  Full 30 Under 30 list
          P-D:  New ad from Gov. Parson highlights state's economy, Missourians' return to work during crisis
          KC Star:  East Coast university professors claim China virus is hurting Gov. Parson's popularity
          KC Star:  Gov. Parson calls House Dems' marijuana salvo "ridiculous"
          JCNT:  Liberal group's voting lawsuit against Missouri to go to trial;  Comments from "American Women" attorney Uzoma Nkwonta
          Columbia Missourian:  Planning underway for legislation focused on Missouri's agriculture industry
          Missourinet:  Missouri Board of Education proposes $8.5 billion FY2022 budget
          JCNT:  DESE determining how to report virus cases in schools
          Missourinet:  Missouri to get rapid COVID-19 tests for long term care centers and schools
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri will pivot to remote learning if advised to, president tells lawmakers
          Missourinet:  President Mun Choi to lawmakers:  mask rules are working at Mizzou, and egregious violations result in expulsions
          Columbia Missourian:  Choi defends UM system's COVID-19 response
          SE Missourian:  NY Times says Cape coronavirus rate among nation's fastest growing
          JCNT:  PSC's Maida Coleman among those seeking Lifeline freeze
          KC Star:  Owner of Missouri Christian boarding school says girls' 'abuse' tales are lies
          Missourinet:  Court settlement to bring debt relief to Missouri's former ITT Tech students
          KC Star editorial:  Missouri faces 'drastic' COVID budget threat if Washington doesn't step in
          Cook Political Report's Jessica Taylor:  Missouri's governor race:  Lean Republican
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Sen. Bob Onder (R-Lake Saint Louis):  338 medical marijuana facilities are plenty for Missouri
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        Tuesday, September 15, 2020
       
The Missouri Times:  Joe Biden endorses Nicole Galloway
          Columbia Missourian:  Biden backs Galloway for Missouri governor
          SNL:  Galloway's health care tour makes stop in Springfield
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Luetkemeyer talks value of in-person learning, applauds teacher efforts
          P-D:  Missouri rejects Trump's payroll tax deferral offer
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Rep. Deb Lavender (D-Kirkwood) talks with Jason Rosenbaum about state Senate campaign, Medicaid expansion, opposition to Sen. Koenig's pro-life legislation, more
          CDT:  Judy Baker proposes plan to combat China virus in bid for state Senate seat
          The Missouri Times:  Strategic Capitol expanding to DC, adds Travis Brown, Tracy King to team
          SE Missourian:  Cape County website will track absentee ballots
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Election authorities prepare for record turnout with safety measures
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson pleased with special session on crime, wants House to approve concurrent jurisdiction legislation
          Missourinet:  Hundreds seek to become Missouri substitute teachers through speedy online training path
          Missourinet:  Missouri Board of Education to decide whether to accelerate MOCAP enrollment decisions
          KC Star:  House Dems' memo criticizes state's medical marijuana rollout, DHSS, Gov. Parson, others
          P-D:  Dem report alleges Gov. Parson's administration conspired on pot probe
          JCNT:  Testing, temporary closure at Truman Building after COVID-19 cases
          KWMU:  As region surpasses 1,500 China virus deaths, St. Louis doctors predict pandemic will last through 2021
          Columbia Missourian:  Boone County total active COVID cases down by nearly 400
          CDT:  State, Boone County disagree over COVID-19 counts
          SE Missourian:  Nearly 100 COVID cases reported over three-day period
          KWMU:  UMSL criminologist says Black Lives Matter agitations "have not been particularly violent or involved substantial looting"
          P-D editorial:  Gov. Parson's rollout of medical marijuana industry has been an expensive debacle
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Missouri's deal with McChrystal Group smells bad
          P-D letter:  St. Louis City sexagenarian expresses indignation toward Josh Hawley for responding to her letters in a "dismissive, demeaning tone"
          P-D letter:  Ballwin septuagenarian befuddled by Cleaner Missouri language, surmises he'll "get screwed"
          P-D letter:  St. Peters sexagenarian says Gov. Parson and Republican lawmakers are the ones defunding police by opposing new taxes
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        Monday, September 14, 2020
       
This Week in Missouri Politics:  Panel of Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman (R-Arnold), Jeff Roorda, Gregg Keller talk with Scott Faughn about presidential race, special session, China virus, more
          Missourinet:  Ann Wagner:  St. Louis County has not distributed $100 million in CARES Act funding
          JCNT:  USDA extends waiver for free meals to students
          SNL:  Army Corps of Engineers:  Several violations in dredging at controversial Bull Creek crossing
          P-D:  St. Louis area election authorities prepare for another surge in absentee voting ahead of Nov. 3
          SNL:  As Gov. Parson's anti-crime session comes to a close, here's what you need to know
          P-D:  As the geography of the pandemic shifts, virus rates slow in St. Louis, rise in outlying counties
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Lawmakers should shut down bill to intervene in local prosecutions
          KC Star's Melinda Henneberger:  KC neighbors do battle over Trump, Biden in 'sign war.' How do they keep it friendly?
          P-D letter:  Chesterfield septuagenarian says Cleaner Missouri language is deceptive
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        Sunday, September 13, 2020
       
KC Star:  KC suffers its deadliest summer in at least 10 years as feds shine national spotlight
          KC Star:  'Back the Blue" rally features Ann Dorn, KC City Councilwoman Heather Hall, Missouri Fraternal Order of Police President Rick Inglima
          KC Star:  Sen. Josh Hawley defends KC Chiefs fans;  Former U.S. Senate candidate Jason Kander responds with GIF from 2004 movie
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Election officials gearing up for a high turnout
          JCNT:  Mailings from liberal D.C. group cause confusion for local voters;  "Voter Protection Center" pieces suggest voters have been dropped from registration lists
          JCNT:  Residents pray for end to abortion on national remembrance day
          P-D:  Last $300 federal unemployment payments to be paid next week in Missouri
          Joplin Globe:  Opioid overdose deaths drop in Missouri, but experts say pandemic could erase that
          P-D:  Lawsuits from failed medical marijuana applicants cost state $1.3 million
          Joplin Globe:  Testing of rape kits from southwest Missouri produces first DNA 'hits'
          Columbia Missourian's Katrina Troy:  Law creating 'Sexual Assault Survivors' Bill of Rights' faces lawsuit;  "Bill passed nearly unanimously in Missouri Senate 150-3 [sic]"
          KC Star:  Rep. Keri Ingle (D-Lee's Summit) wants hearing on Christian boarding school;  Rep. Mike Stephens (R-Bolivar) says operators insist they're being falsely accused of abuse
          SNL:  National and local results both show obesity brings higher risk to COVID patients;  35% of Missourians are fat
          Columbia Missourian:  Data transmission error resulted in lack of reported COVID-19 positivity rate
          P-D:  Daily China virus update:  Three (3) new deaths statewide
          KC Star editorial:  Gov. Parson, like Trump, bets campaign against 'lawlessness' will win votes
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        Saturday, September 12, 2020
       
AP:  Citations issued for 9 trespassers who invaded Central West End neighborhood
          P-D:  Ann Wagner to debate Jill Schupp
          The Missouri Times:  Nicole Galloway misused tax dollars for her gubernatorial campaign, complaint alleges
          P-D:  Missouri meat processors line up for slice of federal pandemic aid
          CDT:  Coronavirus unemployment supplement ends early;  funds exhausted
          SNL:  Springfield could get Missouri's first marijuana dispensary
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson pleased with start of school year for K-12 and higher education
          SNL:  White House COVID group:  Missouri still in 'red zone,' masking needed where cases are in schools
          KC Star:  White House groups' recommendations involve closing some bars, restricting restaurant seating
          AP:  Missouri health department:  99,000 sickened by China virus
          P-D:  COVID-19 infections at St. Louis County nursing homes down since pandemic's start, report says
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          SE Missourian:  Two coronavirus deaths reported in Cape County
          KWMU:  "We wasn't [sic] sentenced to die":  Prisoners, activists complain about COVID
          Columbia Missourian Senior News Editor Laura Johnston:  By popular demand, we'll reprint fewer editorials from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Kansas City Star;  Also, no more comments allowed on news stories or editorials
          NPR's Vanessa Romo:  Black Lives Matter champions face persecution after being victimized by white couple "on the beautifully manicured lawn of (McCloskeys') mansion"
          P-D letter:  St. Peters woman says Amendment 3 is intentionally deceptive
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        Friday, September 11, 2020
       
SNL:  President Trump put Josh Hawley on his Supreme Court list. Hawley's a hard no.
          Missourinet:  Hawley rules out U.S. Supreme Court appointment
          KC Star:  President Trump's Supreme Court list includes Hawley, Sarah Pitlyk
          P-D:  Ann Wagner rips St. Louis County for holding onto federal coronavirus aid
          SE Missourian:  U.S. Department of Ag program will provide free breakfast and lunch for children in Cape
          P-D:  Ads for Ann Wagner, Gov. Parson highlight Democrats' "defund the police" push
          JCNT:  Newspaper to hold voter registration drive-thru event
          St. Joseph News-Press:  During local visit, Gov. Parson talks state's success in handling coronavirus
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          P-D:  Sierra Club, Cori Bush, others want Ameren to retire coal plants by 2030 - up to 15 years before planned
          JCNT editorial:  State wisely bans kid-friendly marijuana edibles
          P-D editorial:  For not forcing mask mandate, Gov. Parson deserves brutal judgment in November
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Statewide mandate or not, Missourians should wear a mask
          KC Star editorial:  KC area schools should make virus data public
          Phill Brooks:  A special session legislative whale
          Columbia Missourian op-ed:  Vote no on Cleaner Missouri
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        Thursday, September 10, 2020
       
KC Star:  Hawley has 'no interest' in serving on Supreme Court after President Trump adds him to list
          KC Star:  Hawley mocks Disney's "woke capital" praise of Chinese government
          KC Star:  Former Sen. Claire McCaskill goes on Twitter tirade:  President Trump "stupid" and "sicko";  McConnell a "big ass coward"
          CDT:  Gov. Parson, Nicole Galloway to debate in Columbia
          Columbia Missourian:  Gov. Parson, Galloway set to debate in Columbia
          AP:  Galloway unveils health care agenda
          KC Star:  4Star Politics show:  Jeff Roe talks about Gov. Parson's margin of victory:  "Nicole Galloway is no Jay Nixon" (starts at 13:30)
          The Missouri Times:  Updated list:  The Missouri Times 2020 30 Under 30
          Missourinet:  Survey showing economy improving in Missouri and Midwest
          Missourinet:  DSS stats show number of food stamp recipients increased after COVID pandemic
          Missourinet:  State offers free training to 1,000 Missourians unemployed by COVID-19
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson announces $1 million federal grant to combat violent crime in St. Louis City
          KWMU:  Urban League VP praises Gov. Parson's commitment to fighting violent crime in St. Louis City
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson announces $1 million grant to Urban League to help prevent violent crime
          P-D:  Gov. Parson announces grant to fight St. Louis City violence
          The Missouri Times:  First batch of SAFE Kits results in numerous DNA hits
          Columbia Missourian:  Gov. Parson says he'll stay in close communication with university leaders on COVID
          Missourinet:  Missouri health department to resume COVID-19 community testing next week
          P-D:  Missouri resumes free COVID-19 testing events in counties seeing biggest increase in cases
          SE Missourian:  Four dozen new coronavirus cases reported in area
          The Missouri Times:  PSC allows remote testimony in Evergy case
          Joplin Globe:  PSC denies nearly the entirety of Liberty's request for electric rate increase
          Scott Faughn:  How the Senate failed:  Behind the scenes of special session machinations and the PQ
          Joplin Globe op-ed:  Show-Me Institute's Susan Pendergrass:  Legislature, DESE should make it easier for parents to access MOCAP
          P-D letter:  St. Louis County woman mocks letter suggesting McCloskeys could tame protester mob with bottled water
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        Wednesday, September 9, 2020
       
SNL:  AG Eric Schmitt backs Trump administration crackdown on Facebook, Twitter
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Sam Graves focusing on navigation and flood control
          Brownfield Ag News:  NRSC offers emergency funds to restore flood-prone lands;  83 counties in Missouri are eligible
          P-D:  Gov. Parson still evaluating President Trump's payroll tax deferral
          The Missouri Times:  We Ask America (R) poll shows Gov. Parson expanding lead over Galloway
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Democrat Alissia Canady talks about campaign for lieutenant governor
          P-D:  Rex Sinquefield cuts ties with Travis Brown, Pelopidas
          SE Missourian:  SEMO Votes prepares students for election season
          SE Missourian:  Charles Drury Sr. - businessman, entrepreneur - dies at 92
          The Missouri Times:  "Next Steps" legislative preview series:  Wayfair sales tax
          AP:  Three-quarters of Missouri public school students have in-person option
          Missourinet:  Missouri NEA wants database of COVID-19 exposures in schools
          St. Joseph News-Press:  County COVID-19 numbers vary from state dashboard
          SE Missourian:  Saliva test for coronavirus not available for SEMO
          P-D:  Photo gallery:  Black Lives Matter protesters paint "Defund the Police" on city streets, shine bright lights in officers' eyes
          P-D letter:  St. Charles septuagenarian says Mizzou shows double standard by sanctioning protest marches
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        Tuesday, September 8, 2020
       
P-D:  Government workers' union Labor Day rally draws 50;  Cori Bush, Kim Gardner speak, pose for pictures
          Columbia Missourian:  State Senate candidate Judy Baker speaks at Black Lives Matter protest
          KWMU:  Urban "Voter Empowerment Committee" to offer online instructions for filling out ballots
          St. Joseph News-Press:  New crime and traffic laws now in effect in Missouri
          Columbia Missourian:  Missouri scales back motorcycle helmet law
          KWMU:  Delayed dispensaries give some weed entrepreneurs a chance to catch up
          Missourinet:  State of Missouri partners with Washington University for rollout of new COVID-19 saliva tests
          SE Missourian:  Rapid test for coronavirus now available in Cape
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update:  No deaths
          P-D:  Regional China virus update
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Don't fool yourself - Kenosha-style rioting could happen in St. Joseph
          P-D op-ed:  UFCW's David Cook:  Grocery workers still on the pandemic frontlines but without hazard pay
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        Monday, September 7, 2020   Labor Day
       
KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler doesn't expect another stimulus bill soon
          SNL:  Ballot language set for Cleaner Missouri. Here's what you'll see Nov. 3
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Senate approves five crime measures, two head to governor's desk
          Missourinet:  Missouri unveils new statewide apprenticeship matching service
          SNL:  Gov. Parson says outside resources have been helpful in tackling COVID-19
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson says he's proud of work done to establish statewide tracking dashboard
          CDT:  August a sign of 'long haul' ahead in Missouri's virus battle
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
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        Sunday, September 6, 2020
       
Joplin Globe:  Federal report criticizes lack of FEMA, SEMA oversight when Joplin schools rebuilt from tornado
          KCUR:  Judge recommends criminal count dismissal in Branson duck boat case
          JCNT:  Availability of medical marijuana in Missouri expected soon
          AP:  Missouri adds 77 COVID-19 deaths;  most aren't recent
          P-D:  Missouri adds 77 uncounted China virus deaths to total after data glitch discovered
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          Washington Missourian:  St. Clair License Office offers walk-in service again
          KWMU:  Black bear hunting is coming to Missouri in fall 2021
          P-D:  Black Lives Matter activists march downtown;  Speakers criticize Missouri Republicans, attendees vandalize City Hall
          P-D editorial:  Missouri AG Eric Schmitt goes to the mat for Trump's right to lie
          JCNT editorial:  Cleaner Missouri ballot language should have been clear
          Joplin Globe editorial:  More COVID-19 dashboards are needed among schools, government agencies
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Remembering Ken Newton and Alonzo Weston as they retire from reporting
          KC Star op-ed:  Former U.S. Senate candidate Jason Kander (D):  Men and women of the military do not support President Trump
          KC Star's Jonathan Shorman:  Missouri Republicans fail to walk the talk on local control
          SNL letter:  Sexagenarian MSU women's studies professor Holly Baggett urges vote against Rep. Curtis Trent (R-Springfield)
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        Saturday, September 5, 2020
       
Columbia Missourian:  Counties provide input on solutions to Missouri River flooding
          P-D:  Clay, local officials celebrate $30 million rehab plan for public housing complex
          The Missouri Times:  30 days after 2020 primary elections filing reports:  PACs
          The Missouri Times:  30 days after 2020 primary elections filing reports:  Statewide offices
          The Missouri Times:  30 days after 2020 primary elections filing reports:  Missouri Senate campaigns
          The Missouri Times:  30 days after 2020 primary elections filing reports:  Missouri House campaigns
          Twitter:  Rudi Keller leaves Columbia Daily Tribune, will work for States Newsroom, a national nonprofit
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri general revenue up from last year, August report says
          Brownfield Ag News:  Gov. Parson, Ag Director Chris Chinn, ag leaders talk success of pork donation program at St. Louis Area Foodbank
          The Missouri Times:  General Assembly approves Pretrial Witness Protection Fund
          Columbia Missourian:  Sen. Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia) says county leaders must distribute COVID-19 relief funds immediately
          SE Missourian:  Gov. Parson, Jackson school officials tout smooth reopening of classes
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update:  Daily average sees decline
          Missourinet:  7,000 college-age people in Missouri test positive for COVID-19 in August
          SE Missourian:  27 new coronavirus cases reported in Cape County
          The Missouri Times:  PSC alters farm tap inspection requirements for Spire
          SNL:  Missouri sets proposed black bear hunting framework for future seasons
          SNL:  Hartville men arrested after traveling to Kenosha to view riots
          KC Star:  Missouri men face gun charges after traveling to Kenosha to see Trump, witness riots
          KC Star:  Black Lives Matter activists march downtown
          P-D editorial brief:  On David Humphreys sitting out 2020 elections
          SE Missourian's Lucas Presson:  Jason Smith talks farm tour, impact of COVID on agriculture
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Sen. Bill Eigel (R-Weldon Spring):  Governor, Senate choose defense of rights over politics as usual in St. Louis City
          P-D:  Chesterfield sexagenarian believes Missouri's mail-in voting has appropriate safeguards
          P-D letter:  St. Louis County octogenarian says McCloskeys should have offered protester mob bottles of water
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        Friday, September 4, 2020
       
KWMU:  Sen. Blunt, Gov. Parson see manufacturing as economic opportunity for rural Missouri
          Reuters:  Schmitt, three other attorneys general back President Trump on social media regulations
          Missournet:  County clerks want more funding for November election operations
          AP:  Rewrite of Cleaner Missouri ballot summary final
          P-D:  Missouri jobless rolls drop
          The Missouri Times:  Senate Republicans pass concurrent jurisdiction with PQ
          AP:  Senate passes bill to help prosecute St. Louis City homicides
          JCNT:  Missouri works to make COVID-19 saliva test more available
          P-D:  Missouri works to ramp up access to faster COVID-19 tests
          P-D:  Gov. Parson says consultant group has helped track virus spread, planned for distribution of medicine across state
          AP:  Gov. Parson:  7,000-plus Missouri college students test positive for COVID-19
          Missourinet:  White House coronavirus task force ramps up suggestions for Missouri
          SNL:  Missouri NEA wants DESE to track, publicly report COVID-19 cases
          CDT:  Boone County tops state list for new COVID-19 cases
          Joplin Globe:  More than half of local COVID-19 deaths come from nursing homes
          JCNT:  Local farmers, officials share levee concerns with DNR
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Clay, Cleaver, Graves and Wagner provide a degree of hope for USPS solution
          P-D editorial:  Senate bid to reduce local prosecutorial control deserves to die in the House
          KC Star editorial:  Why is Gov. Parson spending COVID-19 relief funds on no-bid consulting contract?
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        Thursday, September 3, 2020
       
St. Joseph News-Press:  Sen. Roy Blunt, Gov. Mike Parson talk flooding, utility disconnections in Savannah visit
          SNL:  Joplin megadonor David Humphreys sitting out 2020 elections while others spend big
          CDT:  Boone County Health Department:  Political events must follow COVID-19 orders
          Brownfield Ag News:  Missouri Gov. Parson to recognize Drive to Feed Kids today
          KC Star:  With mail-in voting law expiring at end of year, Gov. Parson and Missouri Legislature likely to take up issue in 2021
          The Missouri Times:  Sen. Bill White (R-Joplin) to vie for Assistant Majority Floor Leader
          Missourinet:  Missouri Senate passes five special session bills to fight crime
          Columbia Missourian:  Several criminal justice bills approved by Senate
          JCNT:  Special session gets heated over simmering issues
          KC Star:  Missouri witness protection fund headed to Gov. Parson after Senate approval
          P-D:  Senate passes proposal to help St. Louis City address homicides
          KWMU:  Missouri Senate OKs some anti-crime bills, including ending St. Louis police residency
          P-D:  Mayor Lyda Krewson takes refuge at apartment after series of protester agitations at her home
          Missourinet:  Missouri launches online training course to fast-track prospective substitute teachers
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Gov. Parson to talk saliva-based COVID-19 test in briefing today
          KWMU:  School districts play key role in tracking China virus
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          P-D:  Virginia-based consultant continues work on coronavirus response efforts
          Missourinet:  Sen. Lauren Arthur (D-Kansas City) criticizes consulting group's contract for coronavirus work
          P-D:  Survey on Missouri police oversight shows support for changes in discipline, training
          P-D editorial:  Gov. Parson quietly hires an outsider to cover his own crisis-management deficits
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Missouri Pharmacy Association CEO Ron Fitzwater:  Push to mail-order prescriptions impacts patients and pharmacies
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Rep. Steve Butz (D-St. Louis City):  Legislature should pass Wayfair tax in 2021
          P-D op-ed:  Sierra Club's Missouri chapter director Gretchen Waddell Barwick:  List of demands for Ameren:  close plants, address "disproportionate environmental impacts" on minorities, etc.
          St. Joseph News-Press' Alonzo Weston:  Reporter/columnist retires from reporting, will write monthly column
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        Wednesday, September 2, 2020
       
Missourinet:  Clay, Cleaver, Graves, Wagner vote to give $25 billion to help keep Postal Services afloat
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Graves talks ag, transportation during St. Joseph stop
          Joplin Globe:  Final push made for 2020 census
          Missourinet:  Missouri is first state in the nation to receive maximum funding for shared work program
          SE Missourian:  Web verification tool for Cape County voting contemplated
          Missourinet:  St. Louis police chief on residency rule legislation:  "We desperately need more officers and we need them now"
          KWMU:  Missouri Senate advances special session proposals, including eliminating residency for St. Louis City police
          Columbia Missourian:  Senate committee blocks effort to allow minors to get guns without parental consent
          SNL:  August report from White House Coronavirus Task Force recommended Missouri mandate masks
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          SE Missourian:  Cape County records two coronavirus deaths
          P-D:  CARES Act fund picks up the tab for China virus consulting work
          KC Star:  Missouri has paid McChrystal Group $522,000 for consulting work on contact tracing, expanded testing, school reopening, more
          KC Star editorial:  Don't believe Trump's boasts about Operation LeGend's KC success
          SE Missourian editorial:  Gov. Parson, Nicole Galloway offer stark differences in gubernatorial contest
          P-D op-ed:  "Stand Up Republic" organizer Lynn Schmidt:  Ashcroft wrong to defend ballot notarization requirement
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        Tuesday, September 1, 2020
       
September 2019 Missouri political news headlines
          September 2018 Missouri political news headlines
          September 2017 Missouri political news headlines
          September 2016 Missouri political news headlines
          September 2015 Missouri political news headlines
          CDT:  U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler:  Federal relief plans should be based on need
          AP:  St. Louis City couple charged after defending home appear in court
          AP:  Slain St. Louis officer was 8th shot in the city this year
          KC Star:  President Trump touts Operation LeGend's KC success at White House briefing
          KCUR:  Chinese government, CCP yet to file response to Missouri's lawsuit
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in Missouri Politics recap:  Krewson talks importance of eliminating residency rule, much more
          The Missouri Times:  The Missouri Times 2020 30 Under 30 event to be held Sept. 14 in Jefferson City;  Profiles of Sarah Schlemeier Henke, Schmitt's Chris Nuelle, Missouri Dems' Naeem Jenkins-Nixon
          KWMU:  Appeals court changes ballot summary for Cleaner Missouri
          AP:  Judges redo summary of Missouri redistricting measure
          SNL:  Ballot language for Cleaner Missouri rewritten again with 'more limited' changes
          Missourinet:  Missouri court offers ruling on Cleaner Missouri ballot language
          KC Star:  Missouri appeals court rewrites summary of Cleaner Missouri proposal for November ballot
          P-D:  Appeals court rules on Cleaner Missouri ballot language
          JCNT:  Special session bills before Missouri Senate committees
          SE Missourian:  State, Cape County seek CARES Act direction
          P-D:  After 2019 nosedive, Missouri Medicaid rolls grow in pandemic
          SNL:  Greene County COVID case numbers increase among young people
          KC Star:  COVID spread in Missouri college counties outpaced state rate in August
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update:  No new deaths
          SE Missourian:  Cape County records 1,000th coronavirus case, ninth death
          JCNT:  Changes coming for temporary license documents
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        Monday, August 31, 2020
       
P-D:  St. Louis City police officer shot responding to call has died
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  Scott Faughn hosts St. Louis County Executive Sam Page, St. Charles County Exec Steve Ehlmann, Jefferson County Exec Dennis Gannon, St. Louis City Mayor Lyda Krewson to talk COVID-19, economic development, special session on crime
          SNL:  Candidate Q&A:  District 137:  Rep. John Black (R-Marshfield) vs. Raymond Lampert (D)
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Missouri House sends Senate its version of crime measures
          Missourinet:  Missouri Board of Education President Charlie Shields pleased with school preparation
          KWMU:  There's data, but no magic number for when it will be safe to return to school
          Missourinet:  Williams disagrees with CDC's new COVID-19 testing guideline
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update:  No new deaths Sunday
          P-D:  Regional China virus update
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  The case for a return to school
          JCNT editorial:  New letters-to-the-editor policy:  No more letters responding to other letters
          USA Today op-ed:  Local Gannett papers tasked with participating in "Leaders of Change" minority-profile project "to find the next John Lewis":  Subjects include garage-rope knot victim Bubba Wallace, Colin Kaepernick, Black Lives Matter founder, other heroes
          SNL's Austin Huguelet:  "Leaders of Change" minority-profile project:  Q&A with Sen. Brian Williams (D-University City)
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        Sunday, August 30, 2020
       
P-D:  Gunman shoots, wounds two St. Louis police officers;  one officer in critical condition
          P-D:  Video:  AG Eric Schmitt addresses media outside SLU Hospital ER
          P-D:  Two groups take to streets in St. Louis City:  One calling for peace, one criticizing widow of slain St. Louis police captain David Dorn
          P-D:  Congressional primary recap:  Democrats Ken Warren, Rasheen Aldridge, others explain how Lacy Clay lost to Cori Bush
          P-D:  John Watson, St. Charles County counselor and former aide to Gov. Jay Nixon, dies at age 61
          JCNT:  Deadline nearing to finalize Amendment 3 language as lawsuit continues
          SNL:  Candidate Q&A:  District 136:  Rep. Craig Fishel (R-Springfield) vs. Jeff Munzinger (D)
          SNL:  Candidate Q&A:  District 137:  Rep. John Black (R-Marshfield) vs. Raymond Lampert (D)
          KC Star:  Dozens of protesters outside KC City Hall bring awareness to child sex trafficking
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Antibody surveillance shows Missouri's overall death rate could be less than what has been believed
          Columbia Missourian:  State health director says Missouri will have COVID-19 test strips before end of September
          SNL:  Area liberals complain about COVID-19 among prison population;  House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade (D-Springfield) joins Black Lives Matter, NAACP, et al.
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          P-D:  Regional China virus update
          JCNT:  Missouri panel to review survey on law enforcement
          JCNT:  Missouri utilities assisting in hurricane-damaged areas
          JCNT:  State officials, local fire departments keep tabs on explosive ammonium nitrate hazards
          P-D letter:  Ballwin woman defends Jill Schupp, suggests President Trump is a rapist
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        Saturday, August 29, 2020
       
SE Missourian:  Local GOPers bullish on Trump's chances
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air:  Jill Schupp on her plan to unseat Ann Wagner
          Joplin Globe:  Protest against Trump's postal service improvements draws "a handful of people" in Joplin
          Missourinet:  USDA currently in 'big hiring phase' in Kansas City
          SNL:  Here are the local nonprofits, governments, businesses and hospitals receiving CARES Act money
          AP:  Judges weigh Cleaner Missouri ballot language
          JCNT:  No special session debate Friday by Missouri Senate
          P-D:  Move to allow state to help in St. Louis City homicide prosecutions appears doomed in Legislature
          P-D:  With more than $1 billion at stake, Missouri seeking bidders for prisoner health care
          SNL:  Missouri, Greene County won't follow CDC guidance allowing them to test fewer people
          SNL:  AG Eric Schmitt, Marshfield settle traffic ticket quota lawsuit
          The Missouri Times:  A look back at Missouri's first elections
          Daily Journal:  Missouri Department of Conservation encourages citizens to be "Bear Aware";  Growing number of wild animals in state is resulting in more encounters with humans
          P-D:  Pack of protesters marches downtown, chants ditties during Cardinals game:  "No justice, no baseball!"
          P-D editorial:  Ann Wagner's anti-Schupp ad signals desperation
          KC Star op-ed:  Alfonso Navarro-Bernachi, head consul of Mexico in Kansas City:  Made in USMCA:  Missouri benefits when North America works together
          KC Star's Caitlyn Rosen:  Missouri makes voting by mail confusing and cumbersome
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        Friday, August 28, 2020
       
Missourinet:  Republican National Convention features widow of slain retired St. Louis City police captain
          Columbia Missourian:  Vicky Hartzler tours Missouri River, praises Corps of Engineers
          KC Star:  "Save Our Children" rally to take place outside City Hall tomorrow;  Local liberals predict QAnon members will appear
          SNL:  Man filling Democratic ballot slot against Jay Ashcroft accuses incumbent of "campaign of voter suppression"
          SNL:  Candidate Q&A:  District 135:  Rep. Steve Helms (R) vs. Betsy Fogle (D) vs. Vicke Kepling (G)
          SE Missourian:  Clerk bracing for extra turnout, rents more space
          P-D:  Ballots at the ballpark:  Cardinals volunteer Busch Stadium for a voting site
          JCNT:  Conservation Commission, Conservation Department sue state
          Missourinet:  List of some Missouri laws taking effect today
          Missourinet:  Missouri's new motorcycle helmet law takes effect today
          The Missouri Times:  Jill Schupp calls for special session to address postal service's expected ballot delays
          The Missouri Times:  House forms bipartisan Friends of the UK caucus
          JCNT:  Missouri reps unite for UK friendship caucus
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          SE Missourian:  Nearly 90 new coronavirus cases reported in region
          JCNT editorial:  Protesters who disrupt legislative process are crossing the line
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Missouri Farm Bureau's Leslie Holloway:  Plan ahead to make your vote count
          P-D letter:  Chesterfield septuagenarian responds to paper's anti-McCloskeys editorial, asks how citizens are supposed to defend their homes from roving mobs
          P-D letter:  University City sexagenarian dislikes Ann Wagner and GOP ads against Jill Schupp
          P-D letter:  Bridgeton octogenarian says Post-Dispatch should give Ann Wagner equal opportunity to respond to Schupp's complaints
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        Thursday, August 27, 2020
       
KC Star:  Missouri GOP delegate Mark Anthony Jones says Trump has exceeded expectations in his first term;  Additional insight from Annie Presley (R), Jason Grill (D)
          AP:  Retired St. Louis police captain's widow to address GOP convention today
          The Missouri Times:  Annie White Baxter, a 'political trailblazer,' inducted into Hall of Famous Missourians
          Missourinet:  'Political trailblazer for women' inducted into Hall of Famous Missourians
          JCNT:  Capitol commemorates women's suffrage
          Columbia Missourian:  Friends, family and colleagues gather for motorcade to remember Hank Waters
          Columbia Missourian:  Photo gallery:  A publisher's final sign-off
          CDT:  Photo gallery:  Friends, former employees turn out at funeral procession for former publisher
          CDT:  Gov. Parson, Nicole Galloway differ on COVID approach
          SNL:  Candidate Q&A:  District 133:  Rep. Curtis Trent (R-Springfield) vs. Cindy Slimp (D)
          SNL:  Candidate Q&A:  Distirct 134:  Alex Riley (R) vs. Derrick Nowlin (D) for Elijah Haahr's open seat
          KWMU:  Missouri's unemployment rate continues to fall;  Gov. Parson highlights his economic recovery plan
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson says House passage of 5 special session bills is "a win for Missouri"
          P-D:  Annual veto-session campaign fundraiser preview story
          AP:  Gov. Parson announces FDA approval of Washington University saliva test
          P-D:  Video:  Gov. Parson gives coronavirus update during press conference
          P-D:  Hospitalizations for China virus spike in St. Louis area
          KWMU:  St. Louis hospitals admit 71 patients with China virus Monday
          Missourinet:  Federal prosecutors:  former St. Louis charter school headmaster got away with fraud "for years"
          SNL:  Muskie bites angler in a Missouri first, Missouri Department of Conservation says
          The Missouri Times:  Peace Officer Standard and Training (POST) Commission addresses questions about 'implicit bias,' etc.
          JCNT:  Training commission discusses law enforcement comments
          P-D editorial:  Republicans are using David Dorn's murder for political gain
          P-D letter:  Bridgeton septuagenarian dislikes "mudslinging" ads from Republicans Ann Wagner and Gov. Parson
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        Wednesday, August 26, 2020
       
SNL:  Missouri to start paying $300 Trump unemployment boost this week
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Roy Blunt shares historical view on Missouri's presidential politics
          The Missouri Times:  Kanye West fails to make it onto Missouri presidential ballot
          SNL:  Kanye West falls short on signatures, won't make Missouri ballot for president
          SNL:  Billy Long, Vicky Hartzler vote against House Dems' $25 billion Postal Service aid plan
          SE Missourian:  Postal workers' union rally draws a dozen
          KWMU:  Cori Bush, other Democrats speak at downtown union rally
          SNL:  Ashcroft says the state won't distribute ballot drop boxes to avoid confusion with new law
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air legal roundtable:  Wash U.'s Mark Smith, others discuss Rep. Nick Schroer (R-O'Fallon), concurrent jurisdiction, more
          SNL:  League of Women Voters celebrates centennial;  Sexagenarian chapter officer says group is "totally nonpartisan"
          Missourinet:  America's first female county clerk to be inducted into Hall of Famous Missourians today
          The Missouri Times:  Behind the scenes:  A look at how a special session is put on during a global health crisis
          JCNT:  Missouri House passes 5 special session bills on crime
          The Missouri Times:  Lawmakers warn of second special session as House approves anti-crime bills
          Missourinet:  Missouri House gives final approval to five crime bills;  juvenile certification bill is dead
          KWMU:  Missouri House passes five of six crime bills, including eliminating St. Louis City police residency
          P-D:  For Missouri lawmakers, work on crime package isn't done
          KC Star's Jonathan Shorman:  Missouri House passes some, but not all, crime bills;  Comments from "Rep. Peter Meredith [sic]"
          AP:  Missouri House passes bills on crime
          JCNT:  Protesters continue seeking attention at Capitol
          P-D:  State lawmakers rip St. Louis County sales tax plan in contentious hearing
          The Missouri Times:  Some Missouri lawmakers don creative masks during special session
          JCNT:  Missouri Highway Patrol releases annual school bus report
          Missourinet:  Missouri makes progress on building up its personal protective equipment supply
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update:  daily average of positive cases decreases
          P-D:  Daily regional China virus update
          Columbia Missourian:  Motorcade planned to honor Hank Waters
          JCNT letter:  Jefferson City septuagenarian dislikes Gov. Parson campaign ad, compares governor to President Trump
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        Tuesday, August 25, 2020
       
Missourinet:  McCloskeys speak at Republican National Convention:  "Your family will not be safe in the radical Democrats' America."
          AP:  St. Louis City couple who defended home from pack of protesters speaks at convention
          AP:  Operation LeGend puts focus on crime, not politics
          SNL:  Galloway says she'd mandate masks statewide
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri mask mandate included in Galloway's new coronavirus plan
          Missourinet:  Galloway rolls out China virus plan:  "A mask requirement is our ticket to freedom"
          AP:  Gov. Parson, Nicole Galloway disagree on statewide mask mandate
          SNL:  Candidate Q&A:  District 132:  House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade (D) vs. Sarah Semple (R)
          JCNT:  Missouri lawmakers prep crime bills for vote
          AP:  Bill would make it a felony to give firearms to children to avoid felony arrest or criminal conviction
          The Missouri Times:  House green-lights most anti-crime measures
          Missourinet:  Second special session appears likely for Missouri witness protection
          P-D:  Two pieces of Gov. Parson's anti-crime agenda remain in limbo
          Missourinet:  Rep. Ashley Bland Manlove (D-Kansas City) offers list of complaints about special session
          The Missouri Times:  Updated county-by-county tally of coronavirus cases, deaths
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          P-D:  Regional China virus update
          AP:  St. Louis County closes morgue for victims of coronavirus
          P-D editorial:  Legislation ending police residency requirement could help recruit police, curb downtown mayhem
          Joplin Globe editorial:  GOP lawmakers must stop undercutting local control
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Missouri Commissioner of Higher Education Zora Mulligan:  Lawmakers should lift the ban on Pell Grants so more colleges can work with corrections
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Don't send troubled youths to prison
          JCNT letter:  Jefferson City octogenarian opposes Cleaner Missouri
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        Monday, August 24, 2020
       
Missourinet:  U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler says Republican National Convention will focus on optimism and heroes
          P-D:  Widow of murdered retired St. Louis City police captain to speak at Republican National Convention
          KC Star:  Profile:  Cori Bush (D):  Incoming U.S. representative hasn't spoken to Rep. Emanuel Cleaver;  Missouri Democratic Party "practically silent"
          P-D:  Jill Schupp unhappy about Ann Wagner's ads regarding votes on sex offender laws
          Brownfield Ag News:  USDA officials defend Coronavirus Food Assistance Program for cattle producers;  Comments from FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce
          SNL:  Candidate Q&A:  District 130:  Bishop Davidson (R) vs. Dave Cragg (D)
          SNL:  Candidate Q&A:  District 131:  Bill Owen (R) vs. Allison Schoolcraft (D)
          AP:  Associated Industries of Missouri (AIM) survey of business owners in April showed desire for reopening economy;  Survey was shared with Gov. Parson
          Missourinet:  Missouri House gets to work today on six crime bills
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Special session still has issues
          KWMU:  Missouri Department of Corrections to expand Hepatitis C treatment for inmates
          P-D editorial:  More data is needed to know whether Ameren's Labadie plant needs scrubbers
          Joplin Globe letter:  Diamond sexagenarian wants Gov. Parson to take mask advice from 1962 Bob Dylan song
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        Sunday, August 23, 2020
       
KC Star's Jonathan Shorman and Bryan Lowry:  Political debate over USPS afflicting some rural Missourians with low-grade anxiety
          JCNT:  Missouri receives access to additional unemployment benefit
          P-D:  GOP councilman says Galloway audit was 'political missile' to benefit failed county exec campaign;  Galloway adviser Patrick Lynn calls Councilman Ernie Trakas "an idiot"
          6/25:  Washington Free Beacon:  Nicole Galloway silent after top adviser Patrick Lynn calls Gov. Parson an "illiterate hillbilly"
          KWMU:  Three churches in St. Louis region offering notaries for voters
          Joplin Globe:  Missouri relaxes requirements to be substitute teacher
          JCNT:  DESE lays out three-stage plan to address learning loss
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          SE Missourian:  Cape County adding about two dozen coronavirus cases each day
          KC Star:  After beating death of Missouri boy, cousin asks:  'How many people called' state hotline?
          P-D:  After June rioting, downtown St. Louis became increasingly lawless:  Shootings, drag racing, open-market drug deals
          KC Star:  About a month after Operation LeGend starts, some urban leaders criticize lack of success
          KC Star:  Black Lives Matter march draws 75 to block traffic, yell
          SE Missourian op-ed:  USDA Director Sonny Perdue:  Amid a pandemic, deploying rural broadband in Missouri is more important than ever
          CDT op-ed:  Andy Waters:  Remembering Hank
          P-D letter:  Ballwin sexagenarian says GOP's Cleaner Missouri plan is "shameless and arrogant"
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        Saturday, August 22, 2020
       
Missourinet:  Missouri DNC delegates begin a new age of convention gatherings
          Columbia Missourian:  Local Democratic delegates celebrate Biden from afar;  Comments from former Dem state rep Ted Farnen
          Missourinet:  USDA officials tout food box program during Friday visit to Missouri food bank
          Columbia Missourian:  Federal program bridges gaps in food supply disrupted by COVID-19
          KC Star:  Operation LeGend in KC:  288 arrests, including 24 homicide suspects, prosecutor says
          SNL:  'Don't delay':  Shane Schoeller says voters should mail ballots a week before election day
          JCNT:  National women's group files suit against state, Ashcroft over voting rules
          P-D:  Ballot drop boxes put in storage to avoid confusion, will be deployed for future elections
          CDT:  Hank Waters remembered as a pioneering, persisting journalist
          Twitter:  KC Star reporter Jason Hancock leaves newspaper to work for States Newsroom, a national nonprofit
          The Missouri Times:  What is the PQ? A look at the 'nuclear option' procedural move
          St. Joseph News-Press:  New law for Missouri motorcyclists allows helmets to be left behind
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          Joplin Globe editorial:  There's promising economic news in Missouri despite COVID-19
          CDT Executive Editor Jim Van Nostrand:  On personal guilt over ancestors owning slaves, the Tribune's lack of diversity, and Gannett's corporate push to hand jobs to minority applicants
          P-D letter:  Webster Groves sexagenarian flaunts mind-reading ability, says Ann Wagner is "embarrassed by having aligned with a hapless leader"
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        Friday, August 21, 2020
       
Missourinet:  At online event, Jill Schupp speaks to Missouri's Democratic National Convention delegates
          SE Missourian:  Two area bankers say no hurry on PPP forgiveness
          Brownfield Ag News:  Southeast Missouri to receive more broadband access
          P-D:  Jobless claims inch up in Missouri
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Sen. Bob Onder (R-Lake Saint Louis) talks with Jason Rosenbaum about violent crime legislation, concurrent jurisdiction, Conservative Caucus, more
          P-D:  Rep. Nick Schroer's Democratic opponent files lawsuit, claims rep doesn't live in district;  Suit claims private investigator sees Schroer's truck outside family's new property in Defiance
          KC Star:  Dem attorneys Chuck Hatfield, Marc Elias file suit challenging notarization standards, ballot deadline
          P-D:  Veteran Dem Chuck Hatfield files suit over Election Day deadline for ballots arriving by mail, other rules
          Columbia Missourian:  Former Columbia Daily Tribune Publisher Hank Waters dies at 90
          Missourinet:  Rural Missouri prosecutor:  victim tampering "happens everywhere, even in little Johnson County"
          The Missouri Times:  POST Commission seeks public feedback on law enforcement
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          SE Missourian:  Public input sought for state parks at Sept. 3 meeting
          P-D:  Group calls for Missouri Supreme Court to suspend evictions throughout state
          JCNT:  DNR moves earth in Fulton mine reclamation project
          JCNT:  Jefferson City man files employment discrimination lawsuit against Department of Corrections
          CDT:  CDT diversity stats:  89% white newsroom, 80% white leadership
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Missouri should allow mail-in ballots to be delivered in person
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Crime isn't just a KC problem, but legislative session is an incremental steps to make all communities safer
          JCNT editorial:  More protection needed for nursing home residents
          P-D op-ed:  SLU Policy Research in Missouri Education Center's Kristi Donaldson and Andrew Diemer:  No easy way to reopen Missouri schools in a pandemic
          SNL Editor-in-chief Amos Bridges:  Thoughts on poor newsroom diversity stats and Gannett's five-year plan to hand more jobs to minorities
          Washington Missourian letter:  Leslie man wants those who voted against Medicaid expansion to "do some soul-searching"
          P-D letter:  Septuagenarian husband of former Rep. Sue Meredith (D-Creve Coeur) "sadly doubts" Missourians are noticing the atrocities committed by "motley crew" of Gov. Parson, Kehoe, Schmitt, Fitzpatrick, Ashcroft
          P-D letter:  Franklin County Presiding Commissioner Tim Brinker says county's air is clean due to Ameren's diligence
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        Thursday, August 20, 2020
       
KCUR:  DNC delegate interview:  Manny Arbaca, member of KC Public Schools Board of Directors
          KC Star:  Dave Helling talks with Dem delegate Manny Arbaca about virtual convention
          Missourinet:  In KC, U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr touts Operation LeGend numbers
          AP:  Barr, federal authorities detail Operation LeGend success
          SE Missourian:  Big River receives $2.9 million federal broadband grant
          KWMU:  Economic gravity in effect as unemployment benefits end;  Thoughts from SLU associate prof, two area residents
          KWMU:  Yes, there is a difference in Missouri between mail-in and absentee voting
          SNL:  GOP lawmakers appeal Democrat judge's decision on Cleaner Missouri language
          The Missouri Times:  July jobs report shows continued recovery despite substantial unemployment rates
          KCUR's Up to Date:  Lyndall Fraker, Jack Cardetti talk Missouri's medical marijuana market
          Missourinet:  Missouri panel to request temporary removal of districts serving as MOCAP gatekeeper
          KCUR:  Missouri State Board of Education lowers the bar for substitute teachers amid pandemic shortage
          SE Missourian:  Five dozen new coronavirus cases reported in region
          P-D:  Expanded coronavirus testing in Missouri prisons leads to higher positive case count
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Peter Merideth (D-St. Louis City) wants new rule requiring masks in Capitol
          SNL:  Springfield mayor wants Gov. Parson to force statewide mask mandate
          The Missouri Times:  PSC refuses changes to Evergy cost review
          SNL:  News-Leader diversity stats:  All-white newsroom, all-white leadership
          KC Star editorial:  Missouri lawmakers spend most of their time figuring out how to hurt Kansas City, not help it;  Local control must become an issue in Gov. Parson vs. Galloway race
          P-D editorial:  Kim Gardner must stop using fictional numbers - because Missouri Republicans are coming after her
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft:  Moving election deadline won't instill confidence
          P-D:  The Bottom Line video series:  Business columnists Jim Gallagher and David Nicklaus praise Medicaid expansion
          P-D letter:  Clayton man criticizes President Trump and Ann Wagner over Postal Service budget
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        Wednesday, August 19, 2020
       
SNL:  Missouri approved for Trump unemployment boost program
          KWMU:  Citing low demand for services, Salem VA clinic will close its doors;  U.S. Rep. Jason Smith assesses VA's mistakes
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in Missouri Politics recap:  Gov. Parson on back-to-school plans, State Fair, urban crime, gov race, more
          JCNT:  Gov. Parson assesses use of COVID-19 funds for child care
          JCNT:  Birx:  More COVID help coming for nursing homes
          SNL:  Birx to Missouri:  Wear masks, avoid large gatherings even with family to slow COVID-19
          JCNT:  Top U.S. coronavirus adviser:  Missourians should wear masks
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri's 'box in' testing strategy 'important example' of protecting vulnerable people during COVID-19, Birx says
          Missourinet:  Dr. Birx praises Missouri's 'box-in' strategy on COVID-19
          KWMU:  White House coronavirus response director visits Missouri, stresses importance of masks
          AP:  Trump's top virus adviser says yes to masks, no to parties
          P-D:  Dr. Birx visits Missouri, urges residents wear masks
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          JCNT:  Missouri DSS seeks input on COVID-19 grants
          Missourinet:  Missouri temporarily allows reduced training option to become substitute teacher
          The Missouri Times:  DESE lowers barriers to substitute teaching certification
          P-D:  Missouri makes it easier to become a substitute teacher
          Missourinet:  Missouri House panel raises age to 16 for trying juveniles as adults
          JCNT:  Missouri juvenile certification bill advanced
          P-D editorial:  GOP convention taps the McCloskeys to speak. A celebration of recklessness.
          P-D editorial:  Try as Republicans did to deceive voters, a Missouri judge is having none of it
          JCNT editorial:  Teachers have justified concerns, but schools are right to reopen
          P-D letter:  St. Louis County woman supports Jill Schupp and Obamacare
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        Tuesday, August 18, 2020
       
USA Today:  Missouri lost fewer acres to spring storms, floods in 2020
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Graves vows to shield schools from liability
          SE Missourian:  Cape County Dem Chairman/SEMO prof Jonathan Kessler reveals leading indicator of Democratic success:  "An unprecedented number of requests for (presidential) yard signs"
          P-D:  Mark McCloskey, who defended St. Louis City home from trespassing mob, to speak at GOP convention
          KWMU:  Judge strikes down ballot summary for Clean Missouri redistricting changes
          Missourinet:  Judge strikes down Cleaner Missouri ballot summary;  State moves quickly to seek appeal
          The Missouri Times:  Cole County Circuit Court Judge Patricia S. Joyce (D) scraps Cleaner Missouri ballot language
          AP:  Democrat judge says Cleaner Missouri ballot language is misleading
          SNL:  Judge nixes GOP's 'unfair' Cleaner Missouri ballot language
          The Missouri Times:  Ashcroft's Dem opponent:  Secretary of state trying to 'suppress votes'
          P-D:  Dems offer thoughts on mail-in ballot procedures;  Comments from Rep. Kip Kendrick (D-Columbia), man filling Democratic ballot slot against Ashcroft, others
          Missourinet:  Democrats outline complaints about mail-in voting, say President Trump is conspiring to undermine Postal Service's efficiency
          JCNT:  Democrats call for special session to discuss absentee voting
          SE Missourian:  National Association of Letter Carriers endorses Biden-Harris, criticizes Trump;  Union capo overseeing Missouri crew "very concerned" about election
          SNL:  Schoeller:  More Greene County voters need to vote by mail to keep polls safe in November
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson to host White House coronavirus task force coordinator today
          JCNT:  Missouri panel expands juvenile-certification bill
          Missourinet:  St. Louis Police residency requirement legislation headed to Missouri House floor
          JCNT:  First Lady Teresa Parson speaks at Historical Society luncheon
          P-D editorial:  Gov. Parson and GOP legislators are aiding and abetting Trump's plan to sabotage elections
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Incoming Sen. Holly Rehder (R-Sikeston):  Schools, small businesses need a legislative fix for COVID liability
          P-D letter:  Lifelong St. Louis resident says Kim Gardner is the worst circuit attorney he has seen, defends Gov. Parson's efforts to curb crime
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        Monday, August 17, 2020
       
St. Joseph News-Press:  Federal levee repair almost done
          Missourinet:  Missouri Democrats rally virtually before start of Democratic National Convention
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  Gov. Mike Parson joins Scott Faughn to talk special session, urban homicides, Greitens' attacks;  Missouri Farm Bureau's Todd Hays and Missouri Cattlemen's Association's Mike Deering join in to talk State Fair, COVID effects, processing facilities, Trump's re-election margin in Missouri, tariffs, more
          Brownfield Ag News:  Ag Director Chris Chinn says CFAP limits frustrate local cattle producers
          Missourinet:  Rep. Herman Morse (R-Dexter) emphasizes importance of rural Missouri physicians
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          P-D:  EPA declares that Ameren's Labadie site meets air quality standard;  Local environmental activists dispute science
          KC Star editorial:  Missouri Republicans quiet as Postal Service dismantled to derail voting by mail
          KC Star editorial:  With utility shutoffs looming, many Missourians are in danger of being left in the dark
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        Sunday, August 16, 2020
       
Washington Times:  Hawley raises concerns about "racially divisive" diversity training at national lab
          JCNT:  Special session to continue with House bills
          SNL:  Rep. Kip Kendrick (D-Columbia) calls for more time to vote by mail as USPS says it may fail to deliver ballots on time
          JCNT:  Profile:  Leslie Bradley, Department of Mental Health's Division of Developmental Disabilities incoming director of federal programs
          Joplin Globe:  Local dispensaries, patients await opening of medical marijuana facilities
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          SNL:  Party for Socialism and Liberation organizes protest outside Greene County jail
          SNL:  Photo gallery:  Party for Socialism and Liberation protest draws 30
          SNL letter:  Springfield octogenarian opposes Hawley's "God Bless America" idea for NBA jerseys;  Republic octogenarian says Medicaid vote proves Missourians support Obamacare;  Springfield septuagenarian says voters should reject all Missouri Republicans
          P-D letter:  St. Charles sexagenarian wants Missouri to force a mask mandate
          P-D letter:  St. Louis woman wonders what Post-Dispatch reaction would have been if Michael Brown succeeded in killing Darren Wilson
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        Saturday, August 15, 2020
       
St. Joseph News-Press:  Woman filling Democratic ballot slot against Graves visits flood area, "did not offer a specific policy solution"
          P-D:  Operation LeGend nabs another St. Louis City crook;  Budding criminal Dariyon Martin, already a felon, tried to rob undercover St. Charles police officer
          Joplin Globe:  Galloway makes stop at Joplin union hall
          Missourinet:  Galloway on campaign tour:  "We need a reset of our coronavirus strategy"
          KWMU:  How legislative district maps can be challenged key in Clean Missouri fight
          P-D:  Postal Service says it may fail to deliver ballots to election authorities in time to be counted
          KC Star:  Postal Service says Missouri voters should mail ballots a week before election to count
          CNN:  Postal Service removes some mail-sorting machines from Missouri, union leader says
          KC Star:  Missouri mail processing machines removed by Postal Service, union leader says
          Missourinet:  Missouri House committee to hear crime bills on Monday;  Kendrick wants to expand special session call
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Kip Kendrick (D-Columbia) wants expanded special session on mail-in ballots
          The Missouri Times:  Updated county-by-county list of positive coronavirus cases
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          SE Missourian:  Counties report more than 50 new coronavirus cases
          SE Missourian:  Scott County distributes $3 million in CARES Act funding;  $1 million remaining
          CDT:  Columbia, Boone County dispute control over CARES Act money
          Joplin Globe letter:  Kirkwood sexagenerian says Gov. Parson wants to turn Missouri students into "test monkeys"
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        Friday, August 14, 2020
       
St. Joseph News-Press:  Congress leaves with virus relief bill stalled;  Comments from Blunt, Graves
          CDT:  Gov. Parson responds to Galloway's attacks over school reopenings
          P-D:  Missouri jobless claims fall below 10,000 for first time since March
          Missourinet:  Business picks up at Missouri's 13 casinos since reopening in June
          Brownfield Ag News:  Gov. Parson kicks off livestock shows at pared-down Missouri State Fair
          KC Star:  Charges announced in slaying of 4-year-old LeGend Taliferro in Kansas City
          KWMU:  Gov. Parson 'disappointed' Legislature extended special session
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Rep. LaKeySha Bosley (D-St. Louis City) talks with Jason Rosenbaum about urban crime, special session, Senate Dems' support for anti-crime bill, more
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air:  Kim Gardner criticizes Gov. Parson's anti-crime efforts
          Scott Faughn:  What is the Democrats' plan to address the St. Louis murder epidemic?  Plus a look at GOP sects' failure to communicate on crime legislation
          SNL:  Missouri 2020 deer season:  New rules for carcasses
          The Missouri Times:  Pack of protesters demonstrating against anti-crime bill stage third "die-in" stunt
          Missourinet:  Protesters yell, cause scene outside Cole County Jail;  Rep. Rasheen Aldridge (D-St. Louis):  "Are we locking up literally babies and putting them in jail with serial killers?"
          JCNT:  "People's State of the State III" brings fewer than 75 to street agitation
          Columbia Missourian:  Photo gallery:  Protester shirts read, "This Isn't No [sic] Kumbaya," "Impeach That Freak," "Property of Weirdoville," other inspirational messages
          P-D:  Photo gallery:  Caption:  "'Come out and be descent [sic]' asks [sic] Democratic nomination [sic] for Missouri's 1st Congressional District Cori Bush"
          JCNT:  State health official to help Fulton with mask ordinance
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          P-D letter:  St. Louis County resident wants Cori Bush to know "there are more constituents in this district than just single black moms who are pastors of an invisible church"
          P-D letter:  St. Louis City septuagenarian says Gov. Parson not "sophisticated" enough to bring businesses to Missouri
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        Thursday, August 13, 2020
       
KC Star's Anna Spoerre:  Black Kansas City residents elated by Biden's pick of Kamala Harris:  Thoughts from four (4) local liberal leaders
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Blunt promotes "shark tank" effort to make COVID tests cheaper, with quicker results
          CDT:  Galloway:  Gov. Parson has failed on COVID-19 response for schools, economy
          The Missouri Times:  Amid special session chaos, anti-crime bill divides Missouri Democrats
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air:  Political reporter Rachel Lippmann talks special session, Operation Legend
          P-D:  County prosecutors oppose Gov. Parson's bid to strip autonomy from Gardner
          AP:  Missouri bill targeting Gardner spurs backlash
          JCNT:  Officials:  Reopening schools, keeping students home both carry risk
          Missourinet:  Missouri Board of Education to consider proposal intended to boost substitute teacher population
          JCNT:  DESE releases recommendations to address learning loss
          The Missouri Times:  Flu shots could be a 'bridge' to coronavirus vaccine, says Williams
          P-D:  Number of Dept. of Mental Health workers who have tested positive for coronavirus tops 200
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          SNL:  'Temporary' license office coming to Springfield following reports of long lines
          The Missouri Times:  PSC requests feedback from companies over coronavirus' late payments
          JCNT:  State auditor releases report on former attorney general Hawley's tenure
          Missourinet:  Letter of intent reveals new information about planned $25 million hospital in southeast Missouri;  Thoughts from Rep. Herman Morse (R-Dexter)
          P-D editorial:  Legislature and Gov. Parson seek measures to short-circuit the circuit attorney
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Missouri should end the practice of subsidizing large retailers
          SE Missourian's Lucas Presson:  Sen. Hawley issues clarion call for judicial originalism
          Helling:  Another COVID-19 stimulus bill? Cleaver predicts a compromise in Congress
          CDT op-ed:  Mizzou biology prof opposes Cleaner Missouri
          JCNT letter:  Holts Summit man says Missouri's initiative petition process is mob rule
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        Wednesday, August 12, 2020
       
SE Missourian:  Galloway:  Containing China virus is 'most important' issue
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air:  "No on Amendment 3" leader Sean Soendker Nicholson criticizes Cleaner Missouri (23 minutes)
          KWMU:  Profile:  St. Louis activist Tracy Stanton says criminals on probation or parole should be allowed to vote
          SE Missourian:  Gov. Parson announces money for SEMO electric project
          The Missouri Times:  Anti-crime special session gets derailed in House;  legislation to be broken down
          Missourinet:  Missouri House GOP leaders will handle crime bills as single-subject bills;  full House to return August 24
          P-D:  Missouri Republicans hit reset button on Gov. Parson's call for action on violent crime
          SNL:  Missouri's health chief says the state is ready for schools to open
          AP:  Missouri balks at statewide mask mandate
          Missourinet:  Missouri cabinet leaders brief panel about COVID-19 response efforts
          The Missouri Times:  House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade (D-Springfield) says special session distracts from coronavirus
          Missourinet:  At House superminority leader's press conference, woman blames Gov. Parson for mother's death
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri could see a teacher shortage, educators warn
          P-D:  As Missouri classrooms begin to fill, expert says lawsuits will follow
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          SNL:  Springfield property gets marijuana manufacturing license
          KC Star's Melinda Henneberger:  White Missouri Democrats sold out black Senate colleagues on crime bill - and for what?
          Priddy:  Internet purchases should be taxed, but lawmakers won't find the courage until next year
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        Tuesday, August 11, 2020
       
JCNT:  10 achieve citizenship on anniversary of Missouri's statehood
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air preview:  Clean Missouri's Sean Soendker Nicholson campaigns against Cleaner Missouri
          SNL:  Greene County Clerk Shane Schoeller in quarantine for contact with COVID-19 case
          P-D:  Gov. Parson's administration assessing options for implementing extra unemployment benefits
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson calls on attorney general to help prosecute St. Louis homicides in expansion of special session
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson wants attorney general to prosecute murders in St. Louis
          KWMU:  Gov. Parson wants attorney general to intervene in St. Louis murder prosecutions
          AP:  Gov. Parson wants state to intervene in St. Louis murder cases
          KC Star:  Gov. Parson introduces proposal allowing attorney general to prosecute murders in St. Louis City
          P-D:  Gov. Parson says Kim Gardner not doing enough to combat crime
          KC Star:  With 6 killings in 26 hours, KC suffers deadliest weekend of already bloody year
          KC Star:  After 6 killed over weekend, KC mayor calls reducing violence KC's 'existentialist question'
          JCNT:  Small group of teachers gathers outside Governor's Mansion, protests going back to school
          The Missouri Times:  Updated county-by-county list of positive coronavirus cases, deaths
          AP:  Missouri reports confirming 1,027 COVID-19 cases
          The Missouri Times:  Jefferson City leaders break ground on Bicentennial Bridge project;  Gov. Parson, Lt. Gov. Kehoe attend
          P-D:  Photo gallery:  Michael Brown assault anniversary rally:  Cori Bush wears "Ya'll Gone [sic] Stop Killing Us" shirt;  Revelers dance to "Cupid Shuffle";  more
          KC Star editorial:  Waiting for $400 unemployment benefit? In Missouri, prepare to be disappointed
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  State rep candidate Karan Pujji:  New federal bill would improve upon U.S. Rep. Jason Smith's original proposal, provide boon to dialysis care
          KWMU op-ed:  General Manager Tim Eby responds to minority complaints about "systemic racism," "microaggressions," perceived slights and hurt feelings at St. Louis Public Radio
          P-D letter:  "Doctors for Democracy" co-founder Emily Bahram-Ahi wants Blunt and Hawley to spend taxpayer money on "safe vote-at-home methods"
          P-D letter:  Hazelwood septuagenarian considers editorial praising Cori Bush to be "demeaning"
          P-D letter:  Arch to Park CEO Jason Hall applauds Medicaid expansion
          P-D letter:  O'Fallon sexagenarian urges vote against Jay Ashcroft over back-to-school comments
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        Monday, August 10, 2020
       
This Week in Missouri Politics:  State Senate candidate Dave Lenihan talks with Scott Faughn about COVID, violent crime;  Panel of MOGOP's Jean Evans, Victory Enterprises' Brett Dinkins, Rep. Wiley Price IV (D-St. Louis City), Yinka Faleti's Forrest Richardson talk Cori Bush victory, state legislative primaries, Medicaid expansion, Gov. Parson vs. Nicole Galloway, more
          Columbia Missourian:  Organizers of anti-nuke rally disappointed by turnout;  Septuagenarian peace activist recounts Vietnam protests, says kids today don't care
          CDT:  Protest against lifesaving 1945 U.S. military actions draws 30
          SE Missourian:  Cape County Clerk Kara Clark Summers, staff guide coronavirus-era election, prepare for November
          Missourinet:  Missouri designates $7.5 million to help schools cover costs of PPE and cleaning
          KWMU:  DHSS Director Randall Williams says Missouri's diversity means "one-size-fits-all strategy" on virus won't work
          Missourinet:  Missouri's online system to report allegations of adult abuse and neglect has been restored
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  At some point, Missouri government must deliver on medical marijuana
          SE Missourian op-ed:  Cape County Clerk Kara Clark Summers:  A thank you to those who participate in elections
          Joplin Globe letter:  Carl Junction septuagenarian says local voters' rejection of Medicaid expansion shows Globe editorial board out of touch with residents
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        Sunday, August 9, 2020
       
JCNT:  Paycheck Protection Program loans brought nearly $100M into Jefferson City, retained more than 14,000 jobs
          P-D:  Anti-police marchers vandalize federal building downtown;  Spray-paint messaging includes "Frederal [sic] po = fascist control," other pithy catchphrases
          Washington Missourian:  Area gun sellers see sales soar;  Shop owner says Black Lives Matter/Antifa riots and "defund police" movement are encouraging citizens to defend themselves
          JCNT:  Lawmakers discuss impact of special session crime bill
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Lawmakers getting closer on special session bill
          SNL:  Legislative preview:  Lawmakers may fund Medicaid expansion, or not
          JCNT:  Stakeholders discuss road to Missouri Medicaid expansion
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Louis Riggs (R-Hannibal) discusses 2021 legislative priorities
          P-D:  Daily regional China virus update
          KC Star editorial:  Missouri Republicans risk lives to score political points with push to reopen schools
          SNL op-ed:  Ozarks Food Harvest CEO Bart Brown:  Blunt, Hawley should ensure stimulus bill includes SNAP funds
          P-D's Taylor Tiamoyo Harris:  Local heroes lead St. Louis' protest movement
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        Saturday, August 8, 2020
       
SNL:  Gov. Parson, Nicole Galloway commit to Missouri Press Association debate
          SNL:  Nicole Galloway attacks Gov. Parson on COVID-19 and Medicaid expansion in Springfield visit
          JCNT:  Clean Missouri campaign, state make cases over Amendment 3 ballot language
          SE Missourian:  Kathy Swan picks up two votes in Cape County official results
          AP:  Technical problems change election count in Clay County
          P-D:  Absentees, mail-ins made up a third of St. Louis County's Tuesday vote total
          CDT:  Ballot beats deadline as voter works around post office
          JCNT:  Crime bill passes Missouri Senate into House
          AP:  Missouri Senate advances crime bill, which now heads to House
          KWMU:  Missouri Senate advances Gov. Parson's violent crime legislation
          Missourinet:  Missouri House committee to hear testimony Tuesday from Margie Vandeven and Randall Williams about COVID-19
          The Missouri Times:  Galloway alleges transportation issues in Hawley's AG office in new audit
          SNL:  Missouri launches new COVID-19 case reporting system
          P-D:  Daily regional China virus update:  Missouri cases fall
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          P-D editorial briefs:  Luetkemeyer wrong on questioning of Fauci
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Make Medicaid expansion work
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Missouri Farm Bureau's Blake Hurst:  Missouri's amendment process encourages irresponsible spending
          Messenger:  From COVID to Medicaid expansion, Missouri governor's race revolves around health care
          SNL letter:  The Nature Conservancy in Missouri's Holly Neill thanks Blunt, Clay, Cleaver, Long for co-sponsoring Great American Outdoors Act
          KC Star letter:  Liberty man wants statewide mask mandate, castigates Gov. Parson for "total lack of empathy" on back-to-school topic
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        Friday, August 7, 2020
       
KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air preview:  Reflections on the Clay dynasty:  Thoughts from Cori Bush, Morning Consult's Eli Yokley, former P-D reporters Tim Poor and Deirdre Shesgreen
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Profile:  Woman filling Democratic ballot slot for Sam Graves' November re-election
          KWMU:  St. Louis gets more federal agents to help tame violent criminals
          P-D:  Feds launch St. Louis anti-crime initiative as homicide rate climbs
          Missourinet:  St. Louis officials welcome federal agents' help with violent crime surge
          SE Missourian:  Scott, Cape counties reject Medicaid expansion
          SE Missourian:  Kathy Swan says primary is 'over' but does not concede
          The Missouri Times:  Young Americans for Liberty sees victory in nearly half of its targeted Missouri primary races
          The Missouri Times:  June 2020 general revenue report shows dramatic increase over 2019
          SE Missourian:  AG Eric Schmitt intervenes in broadband grant challenge in southeast Missouri
          Missourinet:  Governor calls on Missouri counties to send CARES Act funding to health departments
          The Missouri Times:  Violent crime bill advances in Senate after heated 12-hour day
          Missourinet:  Missouri Senate gives initial approval to crimefighting package
          P-D:  Gov. Parson's crime crackdown advances
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air:  Public defender, SLU prof bash anti-crime efforts
          JCNT:  Anti-crimefighting rally draws 70
          Columbia Missourian:  Gov. Parson, state university heads stress safe campus environments
          CDT:  Gov. Parson meets with University of Missouri, Lincoln University officials about reopening campuses
          P-D:  Daily regional China virus update:  New COVID hospitalizations see two-day drop
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          SE Missourian:  Cape County faring better than state with coronavirus
          The Missouri Times:  PSC considers rates and tariffs filed by Evergy as part of Missouri Energy Efficiency Investment Act
          JCNT editorial:  Criticism of Ashcroft's back-to-school comments is fair
          KC Star editorial:  KC-area voters backed hate in Democratic, Republican state rep primaries
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Ron Calzone:  Lessons from the Mike Moon Senate race
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        Thursday, August 6, 2020
       
Rosenbaum:  "Black Girl Magic" defines unpredictable Missouri primary results:  Top election questions answered
          P-D:  "Black Girl Magic":  Successful Democratic primary candidates celebrate themselves in downtown St. Louis
          Messenger:  It's a new day in Missouri politics. Black Women Matter, and can carry Democrats to victory in November.
          P-D:  Political climate was just right for Bush to topple Clay dynasty;  Comments from SLU prof Ken Warren (D)
          AP:  Cori Bush claims to have been beaten by police during 2014 Ferguson riots:  "I will be holding every single one of them accountable"
          Washington Missourian:  Franklin County votes 62-38 against Medicaid expansion
          P-D:  Medicaid expansion roll-out talks just getting started
          Columbia Missourian:  Missouri's Medicaid expansion won't happen until July 2021
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Medicaid expansion will provide resources for local clinics
          KC Star:  Gov. Parson says he will respect voters' decision on Medicaid expansion
          Joplin Globe:  Gov. Parson on Medicaid expansion's budget toll:  "We'll just have to find the money to pay for it, and we'll figure that out"
          AP:  Galloway says she's best suited to expand Medicaid
          KC Star:  Yinka Faleti, filling Democratic ballot slot against Jay Ashcroft, criticizes incumbent for back-to-school comments
          The Missouri Times:  Holly Rehder narrowly wins SD 27 nomination
          The Missouri Times:  Jason Bean, Mike Moon win Republican Senate primaries
          The Missouri Times:  Karla Eslinger upsets Robert Ross in SD 33 primary
          The Missouri Times:  Steve Roberts, Angela Mosley win St. Louis-area Senate primaries
          The Missouri Times:  Barbara Washington sails through primary to represent SD 9
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Hawley:  Relief should focus on 'real people, real jobs'
          Missourinet:  VP Mike Pence calls Gov. Parson to offer additional resources during pandemic
          Missourinet:  DHSS:  Four have tested positive for COVID during special session testing at Missouri Capitol
          AP:  4 test positive for virus as Missouri lawmakers return to work
          Columbia Missourian:  Gov. Parson praises Missouri school districts as they brace for COVID-19
          P-D:  Gov. Parson says he's disappointed Lake of the Ozarks crowd ignored social distancing
          P-D:  Daily regional China virus update:  St. Louis area sees dip in new coronavirus hospitalizations
          P-D:  St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann has no plans to bow to critics, force mask mandate
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          JCNT:  As schools prepare to open, state releases more guidance
          P-D:  Lawmakers to review coronavirus response and Missouri school plans
          AP:  Missouri lawmakers advance crime bill
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air preview:  Missouri State Public Defender's Sara Johnson, SLU law prof to criticize Gov. Parson and GOP lawmakers over crime proposals
          JCNT:  Protesters plan second agitation stunt in Jefferson City today;  Group opposes lawmakers' efforts to curb crime
          P-D editorial:  Voters who picked Cori Bush over Lacy Clay made a legitimate, though not necessarily realistic, choice
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Gov. Parson, GOP lawmakers should accept voters' decision on Medicaid expansion
          KC Star editorial:  Nearly two years later, why are Missouri patients still waiting for medical marijuana?
          KC Star op-ed:  Central Park Five's Yusef Salaam:  Missouri must reject law to put children in prison
          P-D letter:  St. Louis man says Post-Dispatch and Wesley Bell seem disappointed in truth about police assailant Michael Brown
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        Wednesday, August 5, 2020   Primary election results
       
Jason Rosenbaum for NPR:  Activist Cori Bush ousts Rep. Lacy Clay in Missouri primary upset
          P-D:  Cori Bush shocks Lacy Clay in congressional primary
          KWMU:  Cori Bush upsets Lacy Clay in Democratic primary
          Missourinet:  Longtime Missouri congressman defeated in Democratic primary
          JCNT:  Luetkemeyer rolls in GOP primary
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Graves benefits from strong GOP showing
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson first sitting governor in 3 decades to be nominated by Republicans for second term
          JCNT:  Missourians advance incumbent Republicans in governor, lieutenant governor races
          Missourinet:  Gov. Mike Parson and Nicole Galloway square off in Missouri governor's race
          KC Star:  Missouri Democrats pick candidates to fill ballot slots in November
          P-D:  Missouri voters narrowly expand Medicaid expansion
          SNL:  Missourians OK Medicaid expansion
          Columbia Missourian:  Missouri voters approve Medicaid expansion in tight statewide race
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri expands Medicaid with Amendment 2 approval
          Missourinet:  Missouri becomes 38th state to expand Medicaid
          KWMU:  Missouri becomes 38th state to expand Medicaid
          KC Star:  Medicaid expansion passes in Missouri
          The Missouri Times:  Bill Eigel wins primary despite last-minute dark money effort
          SE Missourian:  Holly Rehder ekes out state Senate win;  Wallingford, Burger win House races
          Missourinet:  Rehder beats Swan by 141 votes in heated GOP primary
          The Missouri Times:  Gannon wins SD3 GOP nomination
          The Missouri Times:  Brattin edges out Bondon in close Senate race
          Missourinet:  Brattin clinches nomination for Missouri Senate District 31
          Missourinet:  Mike Moon to replace term-limited Sater in southwest Missouri
          P-D:  Steve Roberts wins Democratic primary to succeed Sen. Jamilah Nasheed
          JCNT:  'Pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, pro-military' Willard Haley wins in District 58
          JCNT:  Bruce Sassmann earns Republican nomination for Missouri House District 62 seat
          JCNT:  Lisa Ann Thomas of Four Seasons will take District 124 seat
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Dean VanSchoiack advances in House District 9 GOP primary
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air:  'Election Insiders' book goes behind the scenes with the St. Louis County Election Board
          P-D:  Mask mandate causes St. Louis County man to walk away from poll without voting
          The Missouri Times:  Ryan Rowden branches out with own firm
          Missourinet:  President signs Blunt-backed bill to help spruce up national park system
          KWMU:  States look to federal coronavirus funds to help meatpackers
          Joplin Globe op-ed:  U.S. Rep. Billy Long:  Once-in-a-generation conservation effort wins support
          P-D letter:  Woman who helped her children escape Riverview Gardens School District encourages parents to utilize Missouri Course Access Program and virtual learning
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        Tuesday, August 4, 2020   Primary election results (available after 7 p.m.)
       
Missourinet:  Despite earlier plans, GM has been able to keep third shift at Wentzville plant
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in Missouri Politics recap:  Sen. Andrew Koenig (R-Manchester) on St. Louis City's murder epidemic;  Panel talks special session, COVID, more
          P-D:  Parson PAC fined for reporting lapses tied to two fundraising trips
          Missourinet:  August election preview:  Three Republicans seeking to replace term-limited Cunningham in southern Missouri
          Joplin Globe:  August election preview:  159th District seat to be decided in primary again:  Rep. Dirk Deaton (R-Noel) vs. Mark Bartley
          The Missouri Times:  Jackson County sheriff candidate addresses voter fraud concerns
          SNL:  Missouri set to report election results at usual schedule
          P-D:  'Door monitors' to hand out masks at St. Louis County polling places for today's primary
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Governor confers with campus leaders on COVID
          P-D:  COVID-19 hospital projections in St. Louis area starting to improve, pandemic task force says
          The Missouri Times:  Updated county-by-county list of positive coronavirus cases
          P-D:  China virus claims more than 500 Missouri nursing home residents, federal report says
          P-D editorial:  If the truth won't defeat Amendment 2, let lies do the job
          P-D editorial:  In helping Greitens' Navy quest, administration again politicizes the military
          KC Star letter:  Kansas woman agrees with Hawley on Supreme Court 'disappointment'
          P-D letter:  Manchester sexagenarian offers mock praise to U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner for "finding her voice" on coronavirus
          P-D letter:  American Lung Association in Missouri's Chris Scaglione encourages 'Yes' vote on Medicaid expansion
          KC Star letter:  St. Joseph septuagenarian says expanding Medicaid shows care for others
          P-D letter:  University City woman says GOP state lawmakers shows disdain for children
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        Monday, August 3, 2020
       
Missourinet:  Sen. Blunt optimistic a compromise can be reached this week on stimulus package
          Joplin Globe:  Blunt stumps for HEALS Act relief package
          Joplin Globe:  Video:  Blunt discusses vaccine options
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst set to wrap up his tenure
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  Sen. Andrew Koenig (R-Manchester) talks with Scott Faughn about violent crime package, concurrent jurisdiction bill, kids returning to schools, more;  Panel of Reps. Doug Beck (D-Affton), Phil Christofanelli (R-St. Peters), attorney Brad Bakker and St. Louis Young Republicans President Frank Catanzaro on violent crime, COVID and schools, Medicaid expansion, more
          Missourinet:  August election preview:  Amendment 2
          Missourinet:  August election preview:  Holly Rehder vs. Kathy Swan
          SE Missourian:  Missouri secretary of state's office answers frequently asked primary questions
          KC Star:  What to expect at the polls on Tuesday
          P-D:  Positive COVID cases slow in Missouri, St. Louis
          Joplin Globe endorsement:  'Yes' on Amendment 2
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Missouri Farm Bureau's Eric Bohl:  Amendment 2 not the answer to Missouri's health care problems
          P-D letter:  St. Louis County septuagenarian sasy GOP opposition to Medicaid expansion is based on "hatred" for former President Obama
          Joplin Globe letter:  Lamar sexagenarian urges 'Yes' vote on Medicaid expansion, says feds will pick up the tab
          P-D letter:  Louisiana sexagenarian says GOP lawmakers will kill Medicaid expansion no matter election outcome
          P-D letter:  Webster Groves woman wants state lawmakers to focus on "root causes" of urban violence, like "racism, inequality and lax gun control laws"
          Columbia Missourian letter:  Woman new to Missouri offers litany of complaints about state, wants Missouri to be more like California, Oregon and New Jersey
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        Sunday, August 2, 2020
       
St. Joseph News-Press:  Sen. Blunt talks Senate stimulus act at Mosaic Life Care
          Brownfield Ag News:  U.S. Rep. Billy Long, others work to protect ag fairs
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Area residents' nightmare:  First the flooding, then the looters and lawyers
          St. Joseph News-Press:  August election preview:  Medicaid expansion
          Joplin Globe:  August election preview:  Medicaid expansion
          Columbia Missourian:  Candidate bios:  Governor
          Columbia Missourian:  Candidate bios:  Lieutenant governor
          Columbia Missourian:  Candidate bios:  Secretary of state
          Columbia Missourian:  Candidate bios:  State treasurer
          Columbia Missourian:  Precautions will be in place during 2020 primary election Tuesday
          KWMU:  Election Day preview:  Safety measurers, key regional races
          P-D:  NAACP, City Dems, others complain about postal delays for mail-in ballots
          JCNT:  Profile:  New Missouri Veterans Commission Executive Director Paul Kirchhoff
          KC Star:  Some Missouri counties slow to implement programs funded by fed's coronavirus dollars
          KC Star editorial:  Missouri, other states must protect our elections during COVID-19. Sen. Roy Blunt can help
          P-D editorial:  New investigation, same disappointing result for Michael Brown's family
          P-D's Jack Suntrup:  Mailer advocating "No" vote on Medicaid expansion is xenophobic
          Washington Missourian letter:  Washington septuagenarian says Gov. Parson and GOP legislators opposed Medicaid expansion because they "didn't want to support any programs by a black Democrat president"
          P-D letter:  St. Louis City septuagenarian mocks Gov. Parson and "backwards, rural legislators," wishes "St. Louis would secede from the land of Misery"
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        Saturday, August 1, 2020
       
August 2019 Missouri political news headlines
          August 2018 Missouri political news headlines
          August 2017 Missouri political news headlines
          August 2016 Missouri political news headlines
          August 2015 Missouri political news headlines
          August 2014 Missouri political news headlines
          August 2013 Missouri political news headlines
          KC Star:  Operation LeGend in action:  Man arrested by federal agents for illegal firearm possession
          KC Star:  Operation LeGend in action:  Feds detail more than 100 arrests for dope, guns
          JCNT:  Governor extends work of state's Census committee
          Rosenbaum:  9 questions about Missouri's Aug. 4 primary
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air:  Medicaid expansion:  Siteman's Tim Eberlein and Missouri Foundation for Health's Ryan Barker in support, Show-Me Institute's Patrick Ishmael in opposition
          SE Missourian:  August election preview:  Holly Rehder vs. Kathy Swan
          SE Missourian:  August election preview:  Three local state rep races
          KC Star:  Navy gave Eric Greitens 'red carpet' return after involvement of VP Pence
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Farm Bureau's Eric Bohl takes readers inside a 'Fractured Republic' with new novel
          The Missouri Times:  "Next Steps" legislative preview series:  Rep. Travis Fitzwater (R-Holts Summit) seeks to ban non-compete agreements
          Missourinet:  Missouri's online reporting system for adult abuse is out of service
          The Missouri Times:  Updated list of coronavirus executive orders signed by Gov. Parson
          The Missouri Times:  Updated county-by-county list of positive coronavirus cases
          P-D:  Daily regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          SE Missourian editorial:  The arguments for and against Medicaid expansion
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Gov. Parson should mandate masks statewide
          KC Star op-ed:  Missouri Rural Crisis Center's Darvin Bentlage:  Support bipartisan Hawley-Duckworth plan to help U.S. meat industries
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  House Budget Chair Cody Smith (R-Carthage):  Medicaid expansion will result in cuts to Missouri public schools
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Independence Mayor Eileen Weir:  Vetoing HB 1854 was the right thing to do
          Messenger:  From Chillicothe to Pacific, COVID-19 spreads like wildfire through Missouri prisons
          SE Missourian letter:  Scott City woman supports Medicaid expansion
          SE Missourian letter:  Ste. Genevieve man says loving your neighbor means voting for Medicaid expansion
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