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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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        Friday, July 31, 2020
       
Brownfield Ag News:  Graves, Hartzler praise Water Resources Development Act 2020 passage
          Missourinet:  Hawley says U.S. Senate has not acted on his duck boat legislation
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air preview:  Show-Me Institute's Patrick Ishmael, Missouri Foundation for Health's Ryan Barker to discuss Medicaid expansion
          SNL:  Medicaid expansion campaign promotes state, local Chamber endorsements
          Columbia Missourian:  August election preview:  Secretary of state primaries
          The Missouri Times:  Senate tipsheet:  Competitive races ahead of primary elections
          KWMU:  St. Louis area officials 'confident' primary results will come on time
          Washington Missourian:  County clerk predicts 26% voter turnout for Aug. 4 primary
          The Missouri Times:  Coronavirus interview series:  Dept. of Higher Education and Workforce Development's Zora Mulligan
          KWMU:  Update on local districts' virtual learning plans
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri NEA says most teachers support remote learning
          P-D:  Daily regional China virus update, with school-reopening information
          The Missouri Times:  Police successfully subdue protesters blocking traffic, resisting arrest;  8 taken into custody
          Missourinet:  Protesters demonstrate against anti-crime efforts;  Rep. Rasheen Aldridge (D-St. Louis City):  "We was [sic] approaches [sic] by over policing and unconstitutional arrests."
          KWMU:  St. Louis County Prosecutor Wesley Bell will not charge Darren Wilson for defending himself in 2014 attack
          Missourinet:  St. Louis County prosecutor says no charges against officer assaulted by Michael Brown
          P-D:  Bell will not charge assault victim Darren Wilson;  Protesters call for boycott of store where Michael Brown stole cigarillos and attacked minority business owner
          St. Joseph News-Press endorsement:  'No' on Medicaid expansion
          KC Star endorsement:  Laura Loyacomo over incumbent Rep. Mark Sharp in District 36 Democratic primary
          P-D op-ed:  St. Louis Regional Chamber's Tom Chulick:  Congress can prevent painful budget cuts for Missouri
          CDT op-ed:  Show-Me Institute's Elias Tsapelas:  Debunking the myth of a costless Medicaid expansion
          KC Star's Matthew Kelly:  Anti-Medicaid ad uses baseless claims against illegal immigrants to warn against expansion
          Messenger:  Six years later, Bell reviews Michael Brown case, reaches same conclusion as DOJ
          JCNT letter:  Jefferson City septuagenarian disagrees with Gov. Parson on reopening Missouri, wants governor to focus on "systemic racism"
          P-D letter:  Florissant sexagenarian expresses anger at Gov. Parson over GM tax breaks, urges "Yes" vote on Medicaid expansion
          P-D letter:  Creve Coeur man mocks McCloskeys for receiving support from President Trump, Gov. Parson, AG Schmitt
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        Thursday, July 30, 2020
       
St. Joseph News-Press:  Hawley wants to remove federal immunity from tech firms
          Missourinet:  U.S. Rep. Jason Smith introduces bill aimed at keeping Missouri's struggling rural hospitals afloat
          Missourinet:  Northern Missouri food bank leader testifies before Congress about hunger needs during pandemic
          The Missouri Times:  White House puts Missouri in 'red zone' for coronavirus cases
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Restaurant Association joins call for $120 billion in federal assistance over coronavirus losses
          P-D:  August election preview:  Lacy Clay vs. Cori Bush
          Columbia Missourian:  Medicaid expansion series, Part I
          Columbia Missourian:  Medicaid expansion series, Part II
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson meets with Missouri school leaders to discuss reopening plans
          SNL:  Gov. Parson backs Springfield Public Schools' re-opening plan
          KWMU:  Gov. Parson meets with St. Louis area superintendents, says he will let districts make their own decisions on reopening
          P-D:  Some area school districts will start the year online
          P-D:  Daily regional China virus update
          Columbia Missourian:  Federal visa policy won't apply to international students under latest plan
          The Missouri Times:  "Next Steps" legislative preview series:  Video lottery terminals
          JCNT:  Cole County to 'throw in the towel' on 2013 Ameren lawsuit
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Flood victims deserve answers
          Priddy:  President Trump sending federal help to Kansas City isn't an assistance - it's an invasion
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Missouri Right to Life's Susan Klein:  Vote 'No' on Amendment 2:  Missourians should not pay for more abortions as the price for expanding Medicaid
          SE Missourian's Jon Rust:  The latest news on COVID-19, vaccines, a local church exposure and Cape County statistics
          P-D letter:  St. Charles County Democratic Central Committee's Cheryl Hibbeler supports Medicaid expansion
          KC Star letter:  Nurture KC Executive Director Tracy Russell supports Medicaid expansion
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        Wednesday, July 29, 2020
       
Missourinet:  Blunt discusses U.S. Senate GOP's $1 trillion HEALS Act
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Blunt wants distribution plan ready for COVID vaccine
          Missourinet:  USDA approves Missouri's request to extend food stamp benefits
          CDT:  Pet center owner vows to keep replacing Trump signs after vandalism
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman (R-Arnold) talks with Jason Rosenbaum about Gov. Parson vs. Nicole Galloway, Medicaid expansion, special session, more
          SE Missourian:  State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick, Rep. Cody Smith (R-Carthage) campaign against Medicaid expansion
          Joplin Globe:  Citing inevitable budget cuts, Missouri GOP leaders oppose Medicaid expansion
          Joplin Globe:  Video:  Fitzpatrick, Smith discuss budget toll of Medicaid expansion
          SNL:  Medicaid expansion series, Part II:  What Medicaid expansion would mean for Missouri health care providers
          SNL:  Medicaid expansion series, Part III:  Can the state afford it?
          KC Star:  August election preview:  Medicaid expansion
          Missourinet:  August election preview:  Four Republicans hope to replace term-limited Libla in southeast Missouri Senate district
          KWMU:  Legal roundtable preview:  Freedom Center of Missouri's Dave Roland, others discuss McCloskeys, St. Louis County extortion case, more
          The Missouri Times:  Nearly 20 testify in favor of violent crime bill
          Missourinet:  Missouri Senate committee gets to work on crimefighting package
          KWMU:  Missouri Legislature holds first hearing for special legislative session on violent crime
          P-D:  Police, prosecutors support giving judges more latitude in sentencing budding criminals for unlawful use of weapons, armed criminal action
          St. Joseph News-Press:  New law allows electronic monitoring at long-term care facilities
          JCNT:  Governor, mid-Missouri school leaders discuss reopening
          The Missouri Times:  Interview series:  DHSS Director Randall Williams talks with Scott Faughn about possible vaccine, much more
          SE Missourian:  Nearly 50 coronavirus recoveries in Cape County announced Tuesday
          P-D:  Daily regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          The Missouri Times:  Updated list:  Where are masks required in Missouri?
          CDT:  Curators give Choi dual position of president, chancellor at University of Missouri
          KWMU:  University of Missouri curators approve merger of system president and chancellor over faculty opposition
          P-D editorial:  Gov. Parson, rejecting Missouri's pandemic reality, labels New York 'a disaster'
          P-D letter:  Glendale sexagenarian says Gov. Parson makes her feel "disgust and anger" over back-to-school approach
          P-D letter:  St. Louis County octogenarian says he'll vote against Gov. Parson over lack of statewide mask mandate
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        Tuesday, July 28, 2020
       
KWMU:  August election preview:  Insurgency vs. staying power:  Cori Bush vs. Lacy Clay rematch latest bout in national Democratic conflict
          Columbia Missourian:  Candidate profiles:  U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler, Dem and Libertarian candidates
          The Missouri Times:  Fitzpatrick, GOP lawmakers rally against Medicaid expansion
          KC Star:  August election preview:  Democratic attorney general primary:  Rich Finneran vs. Elad Gross
          The Missouri Times:  Jeff Roe's Axiom Strategies to launch apprenticeship program with focus on minority communities
          JCNT:  Gov. Parson sticks to narrowly focused special session
          The Missouri Times:  Lawmakers back in Jefferson City to tackle violent crime
          The Missouri Times:  Special session on violent crime convenes with bevy of other bills filed
          Missourinet:  Missouri Senate committee to hear violent crime legislation today
          JCNT:  Democratic state senators, protesters call for Gov. Parson to expand scope of special session
          JCNT:  Small group gathers outside Capitol to protest Gov. Parson's focus on violent crime, calls session "punitive"
          P-D:  Missouri lawmakers launch special session on violent crime
          SE Missourian:  Bill filed by Rep. Barry Hovis (R-Cape Girardeau) may affect the Madi Robinson murder case in Cape
          Missourinet:  Anti-back-to-school rally draws 40 outside Capitol
          P-D:  Video:  Gov. Parson's coronavirus press briefing and Q&A
          CDT:  Missouri state, local officials focus on COVID among youth, young adults
          CDT:  CARES Act funding applications open
          P-D:  DHSS encouraging counties to spend federal stimulus dollars on testing
          The Missouri Times:  Updated county-by-county tally of positive coronavirus cases
          KWMU:  Daily St. Louis area China virus reporting dashboard
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          KC Star endorsement:  State Senate District 9 Democratic primary:  Barbara Washington for Shalonn "Kiki" Curls' open state Senate seat
          KC Star endorsement:  State Senate District 7 Democratic primary:  Greg Razer for Jason Holsman's open state Senate seat
          KC Star editorial:  University of Missouri curators poised to make a big mistake - and UMKC will pay the price
          P-D op-ed:  Build-a-Bear's Maxine Clark wants Sen. Blunt to push for more spending on child care
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Jordan Valley Community Health Center's Kayce Morton:  Expanding Medicaid makes sense for Missouri
          Columbia Missourian op-ed:  Area public defender thinks Gov. Parson should have invited more people to violent crime roundtable
          SE Missourian:  Jackson septuagenarian says Medicaid expansion will facilitate more abortions
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        Monday, July 27, 2020
       
Fox News:  Cavuto Live:  Gov. Parson on President Trump's plan to combat violent crime in U.S. cities
          Missourinet:  State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick, House Budget Chair Cody Smith (R-Carthage) to travel state today to warn about costs of Medicaid expansion
          SNL:  Medicaid expansion series, Part I:  Two young women explain inability to pay their medical bills
          Missourinet:  August election preview:  David Cole vs. Rep. Mike Moon (R-Ash Grove) for David Sater's open state Senate seat
          St. Joseph News-Press:  August election preview:  District 9 GOP primary
          St. Joseph News-Press:  GOP state rep candidates raising more than Democratic contenders
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  Sen. Karla May (D-St. Louis City) talks with Scott Faughn about special session, McCloskeys, much more;  David Barklage and Jim Lembke talk GOP primaries
          Missourinet:  Missouri Veterans Commission unanimously selects new leader
          KWMU:  Daily regional China virus reporting dashboard
          KC Star endorsement:  Yes on Amendment 2
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  No quick solution to problem of urban violence
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Flexibility, transparency needed as districts resume classes
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Former Lincoln County deputy sheriff:  Missouri Legislature should prohibit "no-knock raids"
          P-D letter:  Washington woman expresses anger over mail-in ballot process, says she will vote against those who created it
          Joplin Globe letter:  St. Louis hospital employee encourages "Yes" vote on Medicaid expansion
          P-D letter:  St. Charles man criticizes Gov. Parson's back-to-school statement
          P-D letter:  St. Louis environmental activist says Gov. Parson seeks to "sacrifice human lives," especially minorities and the poor
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        Sunday, July 26, 2020
       
KC Star:  PPP funding 'a lifeline' for area charter schools, kept food service workers and janitors employed
          CDT:  August election preview:  Medicaid expansion
          The Missouri Times:  House tipsheet:  July 2020
          SNL:  Candidate survey:  HD 130 Republican primary (Rep. Jeff Messenger's open seat)
          SNL:  Candidate survey:  HD 131 Republican primary (Rep. Sonya Anderson's open seat)
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Special session on violent crime begins this week
          JCNT:  Mid-Missouri lawmakers support Gov. Parson's special session proposals
          Washington Missourian:  Area lawmakers support proposals to tackle violent crime
          SE Missourian:  Grant money available for qualified COVID-affected Missouri nonprofits
          KWMU:  Daily St. Louis area China virus reporting dashboard
          P-D:  Daily regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Black Lives Matter protest draws 100 to disrupt traffic;  Speakers offer complaints about America, health care system, etc.
          P-D endorsement:  Michelle Sherod for Jamilah Nasheed's Missouri Senate seat
          Phil Brooks:  On aspiring journalists displaying their political bias on social media, and Mun Choi's reaction
          SE Missourian's Lucas Presson:  Holly Rehder vs. Kathy Swan battle is a clash of political powers
          P-D op-ed:  Conducting Missouri's bar exam during a pandemic is reckless
          P-D letter:  Webster Groves sexagenarian says Gov. Parson should not offer pardon to McCloskeys
          P-D letter:  Ladue septuagenarian Democrat enjoys seeing Bill Eigel being attacked by PAC
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        Saturday, July 25, 2020
       
KC Star:  The day before KC Mayor Quinton Lucas took to Twitter to complain about Operation LeGend, his office welcomed it
          Missourinet:  Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft outlines polling place changes;  21 of state's 116 election jurisdictions are increasing the number of polling places
          P-D:  August election preview:  Medicaid expansion
          KWMU:  Kaiser Family Foundation says job losses from coronavirus will help Medicaid expansion campaign
          The Missouri Times:  EMILY's List releases list of endorsed candidates:  16 Dem gals get nod
          SNL:  Political Rorschach:  GOP state Senate primary campaigns debate imagery in 'spineless' mail piece
          Missourinet:  Southern Missouri company expansion to include 130 new jobs
          SNL:  Due to 'duplicative' applications, Missouri awards five new commercial marijuana licenses
          Joplin Globe:  Loss of tuition, state funding at MSSU prompts furloughs, retirement incentives
          P-D:  Daily regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri PSC considers recovery of coronavirus losses
          P-D:  PSC considering how to handle utility customers who choose to not pay their bills
          P-D:  Photo gallery:  Protesters disrupt traffic on I-70 in St. Charles
          P-D editorial briefs:  Mocking federal aid for Missouri's tourism industry
          P-D letter:  League of Women Voters octogenarian wants Medicaid expansion
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        Friday, July 24, 2020
       
Missourinet:  U.S. Rep. Sam Graves says northwest Missouri still affected by record 2019 flooding
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Blunt in the thick of COVID relief package talks
          SNL:  U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler says yanking statues from Capitol's Statuary Hall should be state's responsibility
          Missourinet:  Sen. Josh Hawley, U.S. Rep. Jason Smith introduce "Military Right to Carry Act"
          SNL:  NRA cancels Springfield meeting, says CVB
          The Missouri Times:  Nicole Galloway endorsed by gun control group
          SE Missourian:  Holly Rehder, Kathy Swan trade barbs in negative Missouri Senate race ads
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Four Republicans eye Neely's northwest Missouri state rep seat
          P-D:  Missouri unemployment numbers fall to lowest level since the start of pandemic
          SE Missourian:  Cape County's jobless rate falls below 7% as economy reopens
          KC Star:  Operation LeGend captures guns-and-dope felon;  Criminal's galpal unhappy that feds never "said who they was [sic]," thinks officers "wasn't solving nothing [sic]"
          KWMU:  Gov. Parson touts special legislative session to combat violent crime in cities
          P-D:  Gov. Parson:  Missouri special legislative session to address witness protection, police residency
          SE Missourian:  Gov. Parson meets with local leaders, law enforcement ahead of special session on violent crime
          Columbia Missourian:  Gov. Parson talks violent crime issues with Columbia leaders
          CDT:  Columbia protesters unveil new disruption tactic:  Humming "Na Na Na Na Hey He-ey Goodbye" as Gov. Parson works with local leaders to solve violent crime
          The Missouri Times:  Coronavirus testing in the Capitol - what to know
          Missourinet:  $22 million in grants available for Missouri nonprofits responding to COVID-19
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson says he has no intention of forcing statewide mask mandate
          Missourinet:  Missouri continues to have spike in crisis calls and requests for services during COVID-19
          P-D:  Parents call for more in-school learning across St. Louis as reopening debate flares
          P-D:  Outdoors prove popular destination in Missouri during pandemic
          KWMU:  White female television reporter criticized by black female Post-Dispatch reporter for documenting protesters' violence and intimidation
          P-D endorsement:  Lacy Clay in U.S. House District 1 Democratic primary
          JCNT editorial:  Gov. Parson's back-to-school comments were insensitive, but didn't warrant the amount of liberal condemnation they garnered
          SNL op-ed:  Missouri Budget Project:  To avoid budget cuts, Missouri government should get more cash from feds
          P-D op-ed:  St. Charles County's Lynn Schmidt:  I'm a Republican, but oppose Gov. Parson and the White House
          KC Star, Oct. 2018:  St. Charles County's Lynn Schmidt:  I'm a Republican, but I support Claire McCaskill
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer (R-Parkville):  Specific solutions to violent crime
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Rep. Steve Roberts (D-St. Louis City):  AG Eric Schmitt cares about some victims, but not others
          P-D op-ed:  Mun Choi:  Free speech is the University of Missouri's lifeblood
          P-D letter:  Kirkwood social worker supports Medicaid expansion
          P-D letter:  Kirkwood septuagenarian says Medicaid expansion will help those with chronic brain disorders
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        Thursday, July 23, 2020
       
St. Joseph News-Press:  Hawley proposal aims to rid forced labor from corporate supply chains
          AP:  Federal operation in Kansas City targets violent crime
          KC Star:  Kansas City man charged in shooting death of pregnant woman;  Jovon Burrell, 19, posted recap video on Facebook with caption, "she dead she dead"
          Faughn:  Statewide tipsheet:  July 2020
          SE Missourian:  August election preview:  Medicaid expansion
          KWMU:  August election preview:  Medicaid expansion
          The Missouri Times:  Kathy Swan:  Holly Rehder "dishonest" about lobbying past
          P-D:  Special legislative session to take place after August primary
          Missourinet:  $20 million in grant funding heading to Missouri's smaller meat and poultry processors
          SNL:  Gov. Parson announces new agriculture, mental health funding to address pandemic
          JCNT:  Missouri Children's Division takes brunt of cuts to DSS
          KWMU:  Daily St. Louis area China virus reporting dashboard
          P-D:  Daily regional China virus update
          JCNT:  State lacks updated data on hospitalizations
          P-D:  Missouri hospital execs unhappy about reporting switch by White House
          KWMU:  Missouri says 'game on' for high school sports
          SE Missourian:  Local private schools prepare for in-person classes in the fall
          KC Star:  KC superintendent wants online-only classes and a delayed school start
          P-D endorsement:  Rich Finneran in Democratic attorney general primary
          KC Star editorial:  President Trump blames KC officials for policing failure. Does he know we don't have local control?
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Keep our kids safe while trying to reopen schools
          P-D op-ed:  Wash U. Med School officials:  Vote 'Yes' on Amendment 2
          SE Missourian letter:  Western Governors University prof applauds Gov. Parson and lawmakers for taking action on rural broadband
          SE Missourian letter:  Former Cape Girardeau Board of Education member supports John Voss for Kathy's Swan's open House seat
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        Wednesday, July 22, 2020
       
Missourinet:  U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer backs President Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. from WHO
          AP:  White House calls charges against St. Louis couple "politically-motivated nonsense"
          JCNT:  Gun sales up at a fast clip
          Missourinet:  Chewy.com to open giant fulfillment center in Missouri and hire 1,200 workers
          Faughn:  The governor should have known better than to the tell the truth about COVID in an election year
          P-D:  Gov. Parson responds to "immature" distortions of back-to-school comments
          JCNT:  State's school reopening plan unveiled
          KC Star:  KC Mayor Quinton Lucas faces hysteria over Ozarks photo without mask
          Missourinet:  CARES Act is funding new Missouri PPE retooling program
          Missourinet:  Missouri's coronavirus cases increase 1,138 from Monday's total
          AP:  Missouri reports more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases
          The Missouri Times:  New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) adds Missouri to "travel advisory" list
          SE Missourian:  Coronavirus 'spikes' requests for Cape County absentee ballots
          KWMU:  How to vote by mail in Missouri's August primary
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Overview:   Amendment 2
          The Missouri Times:  Senate tipsheet:  July 2020
          JCNT:  Primary preview:  GOP candidates for District 124
          The Missouri Times:  Blake Hurst retiring as Missouri Farm Bureau president
          The Missouri Times:  Profile:  Rise's Miriam Joelson
          Missourinet:  Special session preview:  Gov. Parson holds roundtable with lawmakers, law enforcement in Hannibal;  Rep. Ashley Bland Manlove (D-Kansas City) wants focus on urban witness protection, mental health, "life skills"
          The Missouri Times:  Proposed changes to PSC solar rules moving forward
          P-D endorsement:  Vote 'Yes' on Amendment 2 (Medicaid expansion)
          KC Star editorial:  Gov. Parson says kids 'gotta get back to school.' He needs a lesson on risks
          JCNT editorial:  State Fair makes responsible call to cancel
          KC Star editorial:  Missouri AG Eric Schmitt protects gun-toting white couple, blocks wrongfully convicted black man's release
          Joplin Globe editorial:  It's time to fund roads in Missouri
          Joplin Globe op-ed:  OCH Health System CEO Paul Taylor:  Vote 'Yes' on Medicaid expansion
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Sen. Karla May (D-St. Louis City):  In support of Steve Roberts, Kim Gardner
          Columbia Missourian's Madison Czopek:  Missouri's prison mask policy puts inmates and their loved ones in danger
          P-D letter:  Webster Groves man says Hawley should stop defending McCloskeys and instead focus on "pandemic and racial issues"
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        Tuesday, July 21, 2020
       
Fox News:  Gov. Mike Parson says he will pardon armed St. Louis couple who defended their home from protesters
          Fox News:  Missouri AG Eric Schmitt seeking to have felony charges dismissed against armed St. Louis homeowners
          Missourinet:  St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner (D) files felony charges against couple who defended their home;  AG Eric Schmitt gets involved
          AP:  St. Louis City couple charged with displaying guns while defending home
          KWMU:  Gardner files felony charges against couple who defended home
          P-D:  Gardner charges St. Louis City couple with felonies
          SE Missourian:  Area black pastor does not support BLM movement, praises police chief
          P-D:  Brightside St. Louis removes Black Lives Matter graffiti from building;  Sister of spray-painter says graffiti was worth "hundreds of thousands of dollars"
          SNL:  Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau says NRA will reschedule its upcoming Springfield meeting
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  Guest host Joe Lakin talks with Rep. John Wiemann (R-O'Fallon), Dem AG candidate Elad Gross and Dem consultant Taylor Jackson about China virus, Medicaid expansion vote, special session, more
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in Missouri Politics discussion recap
          JCNT:  COVID-19 testing available for people working in Missouri Capitol
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson emphasizes fight against violent crime and homicides during Kansas City visit
          KC Star:  As Gov. Parson visits KC to highlight urban crime, woman is shot and killed pushing baby stroller
          AP:  Woman pushing baby stroller fatally shot in Kansas City
          SNL:  Opioid overdose deaths decline statewide in 2019
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          P-D:  Daily regional China virus update
          Missourinet:  Missouri hospitals scrambling to use new COVID-19 reporting system - or risk losing federal help
          AP:  St. Louis-area Catholic schools plan in-person classes
          P-D:  School reopening plans across St. Louis area vary from all in-person to all online
          JCNT:  Missouri Democratic Party, others criticize Gov. Parson's comments on school reopenings
          P-D:  Activists want Gov. Parson to let women's prison inmates loose;  Gov. Parson declines
          KWMU:  Activists want Gov. Parson to set criminals free from women's prison in Chillicothe
          P-D editorial:  If disaster is what you're looking for, President Trump and Gov. Parson have a plan with school reopenings
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  We must treat schools as essential - and it requires cooperation to make it work
          P-D editorial:  Gun permits, chokehold ban should be part of state violent-crime legislation
          SE Missourian op-ed:  Rep. Justin Hill (R-Lake Saint Louis):  ACLU seeks to dismantle Missouri's election safeguards
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Cerner CEO Brent Shafer:  Vote 'Yes' on Medicaid expansion
          P-D letter:  St. Louis County septuagenarian says Post-Dispatch editorial on notarized ballots was inaccurate
          P-D letter:  Florissant sexagenarian disagrees with Gov. Parson on masks
          P-D letter:  St. Louis County resident says people who vote for Trump, Blunt, Hawley, and other Republicans are to blame for future China virus deaths
          P-D letter:  SLU information technology professor Ik-Whan G. Kwon weighs in on Medicaid expansion
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        Monday, July 20, 2020
       
P-D:  Week in review:  Gov. Parson weighs in on St. Louis City couple defending their home from trespassing mob, China virus' effect on school reopenings, more
          SE Missourian:  State legislative candidates support reopening schools, differ on logistics
          AP:  Facing uncertain fall, schools make flexible reopening plans
          KWMU:  Online learning will be big part of upcoming school year
          KWMU:  Some area teachers take to Facebook to complain about returning to work
          Missourinet:  COVID-19 could cause greater Missouri teacher and bus driver shortages this fall
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson wants special session on violent crime to be done as quickly as possible
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Local lawmakers had bills signed into law by governor
          The Missouri Times:  A look at Missouri's first constitution
          AP:  Black Lives Matter group organizes worker strike today;  Workers at McDonald's locations in St. Louis City, Ferguson will prove point by not working
          Washington Missourian editorial:  Local values line up with President Trump, Gov. Parson and Sen. Hawley on St. Louis City couple - if you come on my property yelling and screaming, you risk getting shot
          SE Missourian editorial:  Missouri's Department of Economic Development offers grant money to small businesses hurt by pandemic
          KC Star editorial:  Gov. Parson wastes COVID-19 funds on luring tourists to pandemic hotspots
          Columbia Missourian op-ed:  Columbia Public Schools Superintendent Peter Stiepleman:  Vote 'Yes' to expand Medicaid in Missouri
          Waters:  Gov. Parson and Missouri Press Association both wrong on veto of HB 1854
          SE Missourian's Lucas Presson:  Cape County Chief of Police Wes Blair Q&A:  On "defund the police" calls, and what changes are needed in Missouri
          Messenger:  University of Missouri president declares the four-campus system a safe space. No dissent allowed.
          P-D letter:  Kirkwood man says Gov. Parson defending St. Louis City couple "could lead to bloodshed"
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        Sunday, July 19, 2020
       
KMBC:  Vandals deface signs for U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler, Rick Brattin, other GOP candidates;  Female shorthair caught on video tearing down "Blue Lives Matter" flag
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Overview:  August primary candidates for U.S. Rep. Sam Graves' November re-election
          P-D:  Overview:  Statewide candidates' July fundraising quarter numbers
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Overview:  Statewide candidates' July fundraising quarter numbers
          JCNT:  August election preview:  Dem gov candidates:  Nicole Galloway, others
          JCNT:  August election preview:  GOP gov candidates:  Gov. Mike Parson, others
          JCNT:  August election preview:  Amendment 2
          JCNT:  Decontamination system in Jefferson City one of select few in U.S.
          SE Missourian:  No new Perry County coronavirus cases in two days
          KWMU:  Daily St. Louis area China virus reporting dashboard
          P-D:  Daily regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          AP:  Daily statewide China virus update
          SE Missourian:  Cape County mask mandate difficult to enforce, officials say
          SNL:  Two Missouri political science profs pontificate on Gov. Parson's relationship with masks
          AP:  Gov. Parson says pardon likely if St. Louis City couple charged over defending home
          SNL op-ed:  CASA of Southwest Missouri's Laura Farmer:  More kids entering foster care, but DSS budget cut
          Columbia Missourian's Molly Hart:  Missouri's public health system is underfunded
          P-D op-ed:  Sen. Brian Williams (D-University City):  Policing ideas:  Missouri should ban chokeholds, create "Civil Rights Accountability Board," etc.
          P-D letter:  St. Louis man says Blunt and Hawley are "cowards" for not weighing in on Roger Stone brouhaha
          P-D letter:  Creve Coeur woman wants McCloskeys to see "professional consequences"
          P-D letter:  Sunset Hills woman wonders why Post-Dispatch investigates McCloskeys but not the funding sources of "Black Lives Matter" mobs
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        Saturday, July 18, 2020
       
KC Star:  Protesters oppose federal help in solving violent crime;  Crowd chants ditties criticizing Mayor Quinton Lucas, vandalizes monument
          P-D:  Protesters set up camp outside St. Louis City Hall, demand reparations for slavery
          Brownfield Ag News:  Bulk of Missouri State Fair canceled
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri State Fair cancels most events, goes 'back to basics' after all
          JCNT:  Missouri State Fair to focus solely on youth livestock
          Missourinet:  Missouri State Fair cancels many activities, remains youth livestock show
          P-D:  China virus outbreak claims Missouri State Fair
          JCNT:  Missouri offers small business, PPE manufacturing grants
          KC Star:  Missouri gets $15 million to aid state's ailing tourism industry
          Missourinet:  Missouri working through a backlog of COVID-19 tests
          KCUR:  Missouri loses access to its own hospital data following federal reporting changes
          KWMU:  New feature:  Daily China virus statistics for St. Louis region
          KC Star:  Daily China virus update
          Washington Missourian:  Franklin County Clerk's office helping hundreds of voters each day with questions about mail-in ballots
          Missourinet:  96 Missouri Childrens Division positions getting eliminated August 3
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Sen. Blunt a consistent supporter of national service programs
          P-D editorial:  Gov. Parson should start wearing a mask
          SNL op-ed:  U.S. Rep. Billy Long:  Breaking down the barriers for rural students
          CDT op-ed:  Women's Foundation CEO Wendy Doyle:  Occupational licensing changes pave the way for women's economic leadership in Missouri
          P-D letter:  St. Louis City septuagenarian says requiring ballots to be notarized is equivalent to a racist poll tax
          P-D letter:  St. Louis City man wonders why Post-Dispatch scrutinizes McCloskeys but gives free pass to common street criminals
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        Friday, July 17, 2020
       
Missourinet:  Hawley calls for federal probe of top St. Louis City prosecutor in case of armed couple defending their home
          AP:  Hawley seeks civil rights probe in case of St. Louis City couple who faced down mob
          JCNT:  Missouri statewide office candidates report campaign finances
          JCNT:  $15 million in aid for Missouri tourism available
          Missourinet:  Missouri receives $15 million in CARES Act funding to help rebuild tourism industry
          Columbia Missourian:  Gov. Parson discusses state's economic recovery, tourism grant
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri unemployment rate drops in June
          P-D:  Unemployment drops to 7.9% in Missouri as thousands return to work
          AP:  Bankers say economy remains weak in rural parts of Midwest states
          P-D:  In Missouri, the State Fair will go on
          St. Joseph News-Press:  New legislation adds protections for sexual assault victims
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri expands meat donation program
          Faughn:  On urban media's mask hysteria, Kehoe and American ambulances - and Eric Greitens helps with a bandage
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri schools should consider face masks for older students in the fall, state says
          Missourinet:  Springfield hospital opens COVID-19 intensive care unit due to rising cases
          P-D:  PAC for Rep. David Gregory (R-Fenton) gave to church that sued St. Louis County over coronavirus restrictions
          JCNT:  State workers' Missouri Leadership Academy capstone projects take on added importance
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Former U.S. Senate candidate Jason Kander on new venture, voting, more
          SNL:  Springfield massage parlor raids won't result in felony charges in Missouri
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Through PPP, St. Joseph businesses reap short-lived cash infusion
          P-D editorial:  Missouri has made voting by mail needlessly complicated. Here's how to do it anyway.
          P-D editorial:  Cowardice, complicity abound in the growing McCloskey circus
          Washington Missourian letter:  New Haven octogenarian urges "Yes" vote on Medicaid expansion
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        Thursday, July 16, 2020
       
Brownfield Ag News:  St. Louis County farmer Warren Stemme says COVID throws monkey wrench into China trade
          Rosenbaum:  Gov. Parson, Nicole Galloway campaigns gearing up for expensive fall campaign
          AP:  Gov. Parson's PAC continues to outraise Galloway's
          The Missouri Times:  July 2020 quarterly campaign finance reports:  Statewide candidates
          The Missouri Times:  July 2020 quarterly campaign finance reports:  PACs
          The Missouri Times:  July 2020 quarterly campaign finance reports:  Missouri Senate candidates
          The Missouri Times:  July 2020 quarterly campaign finance reports:  Missouri House candidates
          JCNT:  Gov. Parson calls special session to address violent crime
          SNL:  Gov. Parson calls special session on violent crime
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson calls special session to address violent crime later this month
          KWMU:  Gov. Parson calls special session to address violent crime
          Columbia Missourian:  Lawmakers will return to Jefferson City to address violent crime
          AP:  Gov. Parson calls special session to address urban violence
          P-D:  While other states hamper policing efforts, Gov. Parson wants to give law enforcement more tools to tame criminals
          KC Star:  What will federal involvement in Kansas City crime investigations look like? Here's what leaders say
          Missourinet:  Kansas City getting 225 federal agents to help solve murders
          The Missouri Times:  Sen. John Rizzo (D-Independence) requests COVID-19 testing during special session for those in Capitol
          JCNT:  Gov. Parson finishes signing 2020 bills
          SNL:  Gov. Parson vetoes bill to clear way for convention center, says lawmakers should address early childhood education issue in clean bill next session
          Columbia Missourian:  Motorcycle helmet law, medical marijuana provisions among bills signed by Gov. Parson
          SE Missourian:  Ex-Cape mayor, former motorcyclist Jay Knudtson among those with "mixed emotions" on helmet law easing
          Missourinet:  Missouri long-term care patients will soon be allowed to have monitoring devices in their room
          P-D:  Daily China virus update
          AP:  China virus roundup:  New cases, school district actions
          SE Missourian:  DHSS data shows opioid deaths drop in Missouri
          CDT:  How China virus affects state budget, Part I:  The pandemic's toll on Missouri's health system
          KC Star:  State budget realities lead to layoffs at Missouri DSS
          Missourinet:  Missouri DED:  temporary layoffs at GM's Wentzville plant will not impact $1.5 billion investment project
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Public Service Commission extends natural gas pipeline waivers due to coronavirus
          SNL:  MoDOT to build new, wider Long Creek bridge on Table Rock next to old one
          KY3:  Five permits issued for Missouri Department of Conservation's first elk hunts
          KWMU:  Profiles:  The inspirational young heroes who organized Black Lives Matter traffic disturbances in St. Charles County
          Rust:  Here's what doesn't help:  Shutting down economies or attacking each other over masks
          SE Missourian's Lucas Presson:  Cape PD chief shares insight on hires;  Gov. Parson calls for special session to address crime
          P-D letter:  "Guardian Angel Settlement Association" wants U.S. Senate to spend more money on SNAP handouts
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        Wednesday, July 15, 2020
       
KWMU:  St. Louis international students relieved that they can stay without risking China virus;  Comments from one (1) foreigner
          SE Missourian:  Despite rule reversal, SEMO foreign student program facing challenges
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Federal water resources bill could help Northwest Missouri;  Comments from U.S. Rep. Sam Graves
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson says President Trump will "take action" in legal clash over couple who defended their home
          P-D:  Gov. Parson says St. Louis City couple had "every right" to defend home against mob
          KWMU:  Gov. Parson defends couple who stood up to trespassing protesters
          AP:  Gov. Parson says President Trump asked about couple who stood up to trespassing mob
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson expected to outline special session call about urban violent crime today
          P-D:  St. Louis City police chief says morale of officers 'being drained' by shootings, riots
          Missourinet:  Governor says calls for "police reform" should be addressed during next year's regular session
          JCNT:  Gov. Parson signs land transfer bill for port
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson signs megabill with partial motorcycle helmet repeal
          SNL:  Gov. Parson signs motorcycle helmet repeal
          AP:  Gov. Parson signs motorcycle helmet law
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri eases motorcycle helmet requirements
          KWMU:  Gov. Parson announces $50 million in relief grants for business;  finishes bill signing
          The Missouri Times:  What bills did the governor veto this year?
          Missourinet:  Missouri expands child support payment options to allow Apple Pay, Google Play and Paypal
          SNL:  Gov. Parson approves KC Democrat's free COVID-19 testing plan
          Joplin Globe:  Medicaid expansion campaign makes stops in Lamar, Joplin
          SE Missourian:  Local GOP state rep candidates support Gov. Parson's reopening plan
          KC Star:  Overview:  How to vote mail-in absentee ballots in Missouri
          JCNT:  Gov. Parson:  Increasing COVID-19 hospitalizations under control
          P-D:  Daily China virus update
          AP:  China virus update:  Cases, hospitalizations, more
          P-D:  Wastewater testing could provide early warning of COVID-19 spread
          Priddy:  Coronavirus series, Part IX:  Thoughts on Gov. Parson's recommendations, Spanish Flu, importance of wearing a mask, more (980 words)
          P-D letter:  Wash U. researcher wants Missourians to expand Medicaid
          JCNT letter:  Jefferson City sexagenarian urges 'Yes' vote on Medicaid expansion
          P-D letter:  Lake Saint Louis septuagenarian wonders why Post-Dispatch doesn't hold black community accountable for black-on-black shootings
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        Tuesday, July 14, 2020
       
SNL:  Here are the southwest Missouri companies that got at least $150k from the Paycheck Protection Program
          KWMU:  Poll from SLU's Ken Warren (D) raises question:  How will President Trump's performance affect Gov. Parson's margin of victory in November?
          SNL:  Democratic pollster Ken Warren claims Galloway in dead heat with Gov. Parson
          Five years ago:  Ken Warren (D):  Hillary Clinton can win Missouri
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman (R-Arnold) and Dr. Heidi Miller debate Medicaid expansion;  Rep. Steven Roberts (D-St. Louis City), Planned Parenthood's Jesse Lawder talk Medicaid expansion, China virus testing, Clean Missouri, more
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in Missouri Politics recap:  Medicaid expansion debate, panel discussion
          The Missouri Times:  Conservative groups rally behind Bill Eigel ahead of primary
          SNL:  Three House Republican primary forums set for this week
          Brownfield Ag News:  Gov. Parson:  Feedback to hold State Fair has been positive
          Missourinet:  Missouri sheltered workshops get $4 million in coronavirus relief aid
          AP:  Overview:  List of bills signed by Gov. Parson this week
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson signs major foster care legislation into law
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson signs bills increasing child protection, making changes to foster system
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri adds greater protections for rape victims, streamlines kit testing
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Missouri receives grant to expand officer training on alcohol- and drug-impaired driving detection
          Missourinet:  Missouri schools scrambling to update new sexual assault and discrimination regulations;  Comments from Missouri School Boards' Association's Kelli Hopkins
          KWMU:  Some area teachers unhappy about returning to classrooms
          P-D:  Teachers protest going back to work at schools
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air:  Rewriting history books:  Comments from Harris-Stowe dean, SLU "diversity fellow," local Indian, others
          P-D:  FBI looking into complaints over Cole County ambulance deal
          P-D:  Two men slain near Saint Louis University;  Eric Greitens claims he put tourniquet on one of the victims
          The Missouri Times:  Sen. Brian Williams (D-University City) wants special session on policing
          P-D:  Police capture man who attacked city workers;  Daundre Fitzpatrick hit city worker in the head with firearm, punched another;  Second attacker still on the loose
          KC Star editorial:  Gov. Parson says wear a mask or social distance. Too bad he doesn't bother.
          P-D editorial:  Prosecuting the McCloskeys might feel good, but it's a no-win case
          KC Star letter:  Kansas City man wants Sen. Blunt to support CORPS Act for national service
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        Monday, July 13, 2020
       
Missourinet:  ESPN suspends NBA writer for vulgar response to Sen. Josh Hawley
          KWMU:  Mark Twain among national forests hoping to be destinations during coronavirus uncertainty
          Brownfield Ag News:  Gov. Parson says he's in talks with multiple parties to open packing plants in Missouri
          Missourinet:  Major Missouri bills awaiting governor's action
          Missourinet:  Sen. Doug Libla (R-Poplar Bluff) urging colleagues to increase funding for MoDOT
          Missourinet:  Missouri schools scrambling to overhaul new sexual assault and discrimination regulations
          JCNT:  DHSS report:  Rate of maternal mortality declining in Missouri
          JCNT:  New art piece finds home at Governor Office Building
          AP:  State reports 5 more China virus deaths Sunday
          SNL:  COVID-19 Q&A:  Mask requirements, expanded testing and positive results, more
          P-D:  Daily China virus update
          KC Star:  Prison inmates complain about some staff not wearing masks
          KWMU:  St. Louis City protest update:  Protesters attack police, threaten news crew
          KMOV:  Protesters grab news camera, threaten to beat female reporter
          P-D:  Seven arrested, two officers injured in violent protest at St. Louis City Hall
          CDT:  MUPD arrests student for tampering with statue
          Messenger:  Schmitt says Gardner is weak on crime. These numbers tell a different story.
          KC Star letter:  Odessa woman wants Hawley to fight President Trump on immigrant student visas
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        Sunday, July 12, 2020
       
SNL:  Hawley criticizes NBA over support for China, jersey virtue-signaling
          SNL:  U.S. Rep. Billy Long says he'll seek 2 rule changes to make Corps projects safer
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Missouri River down, but not out
          Brownfield Ag News:  COVID broadband funding is a plus for rural residents;  Comments from Ag Director Chris Chinn
          Washington Missourian:  Statewide mask mandate unlikely;  Thoughts from Sen. Dave Schatz (R-Sullivan), Rep. Aaron Griesheimer (R-Washington)
          AP:  State reports new coronavirus cases, 5 more deaths
          KC Star:  High demands for China virus tests leads to lab logjams
          JCNT:  Primary preview:  Gov. Parson vs. also-rans
          JCNT:  Missouri judge denies injunction in mail-in ballot case
          St. Joseph News-Press:  A potential solution to incentivized opioid prescriptions
          Washington Missourian:  MoDOT:  Franklin County projects still a go
          KC Star:  Lucas asks McClatchy bankruptcy judge to choose 'a steward' as new owner of the Star
          P-D:  Attorney for Portland Place couple turns handgun over to police
          JCNT editorial:  Missouri's economic recovery task force could help Missouri tourism
          Joplin Globe editorial:  MSSU, other area schools pass online test
          SNL op-ed:  Brain Injury Association of Missouri Executive Director Maureen Cunningham:  Gov. Parson should veto helmet bill
          P-D letter:  St. Charles octogenarian wants state lawmakers to allow St. Louis City to make up its own gun laws
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        Saturday, July 11, 2020
       
Missourinet:  Federal disaster declaration approved for 19 Missouri counties hit by May storms
          AP:  Missouri to get federal help for costly May storms
          KC Star:  ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski sends vulgar e-mail to Sen. Josh Hawley's official account;  Hawley invites ESPN CEO to office for civilized, adult discussion
          SE Missourian:  Hospitalization data provides insight into pandemic's effects
          KWMU:  Area health leaders share thoughts on Missouri's expanded coronavirus testing and increase in positive cases
          P-D:  Daily China virus update
          AP:  Some Missouri cities begin requiring masks
          KC Star:  KC mayor extends mask order 'indefinitely'
          AP:  Missouri sees decline in opioid deaths
          Columbia Missourian:  Director says medical marijuana could be in dispensaries this fall
          SE Missourian:  Rep. Kathy Swan (R-Cape Girardeau) gives annual legislative update to Cape Chamber:  State budget, cost of Medicaid expansion, more
          SNL:  Academics from Missouri State, UMKC, Florida State University weigh in on Missouri's new crime bill
          P-D:  With urban violence increasing, Gov. Parson considering special session on crime
          Missourinet:  State answers frequently asked questions about Missouri school reopening
          The Missouri Times:  "Next Steps" legislative preview series:  Competency-based learning incentives
          P-D:  Missouri utilities sit in bulls-eye for heat stress, analysts say
          The Missouri Times:  MDC approves conservation area expansion
          P-D:  Protester stabbed by fellow protester outside City Hall
          AP:  Police successfully remove protesters from outside City Hall early Friday
          P-D:  Portland Place couple who confronted trespassers have a long history of not backing down
          Rust:  With local COVID numbers going up, not wearing masks means vulnerable are at greater risk
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        Friday, July 10, 2020
       
AP:  Eight-year sentence in terrorism case with ties to Missouri;  New York man guilty of helping St. Louis County's Ramiz Hodzic and Abdullah Ramo Pazara
          KWMU:  Foreign students weigh in on visa issue
          P-D:  Area foreigners share thoughts on new immigration rule
          The Missouri Times:  Clem Smith promises to 'keep things simple' as acting chair of Missouri Democratic Party
          The Missouri Times:  Associated Industries of Missouri endorses Gov. Parson;  Comments from Chairman of the Board Jerry Hunter
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson announces $125 million for workforce development
          Missourinet:  Missouri's workforce development and higher education efforts get $125 million boost
          KWMU:  $175 million in coronavirus relief to go to Missouri higher ed and job training
          P-D:  Budget cuts affect school safety programs;  Comments from Missouri School Boards' Association Executive Director Melissa Randol
          JCNT:  Gov. Parson, administration prioritize reopening of schools
          SE Missourian:  Cape schools announce tentative plan for classes
          SE Missourian:  Perry County ER doctors test positive for coronavirus;  several cases reported in region
          AP:  Missouri reports 795 new coronavirus cases
          P-D:  Daily update:  China virus numbers
          KC Star:  Daily update:  China virus numbers
          Missourinet:  State health officials sending staff to Macon following church revival
          AP:  Protesters attack 2 St. Louis City employees outside City Hall
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Mail or no mail, Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft must build confidence in ballot security
          JCNT editorial:  The increased importance of Missouri broadband
          KC Star editorial:  Feds kick off crime-fighting effort in Kansas City by disrespecting local leaders
          SNL op-ed:  Dept. of Corrections Director Anne Precythe:  It's time to lift the ban on Pell grants in prison
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative Executive Director Colin Wellenkamp:  Federal government should act with largest and smallest communities in mind
          KC Star op-ed:  Former Civic Council of Greater Kansas City Chairman Bill Gautreaux:  Medicaid expansion would be an investment in Missouri's health and a growing economy
          P-D op-ed:  Empower Missouri's Jeanette Mott Oxford:  Missouri legislation is another tough-on-crime bill that will tilt against blacks
          P-D letter:  St. Charles octogenarian blames spread of coronavirus on "Gov. Mike Parson, the Republican Party and all who support it"
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        Thursday, July 9, 2020
       
AP:  Federal government to combat violent crime in Kansas City
          KC Star:  DOJ to launch anti-violence effort named after 4-year-old murdered in June
          KCUR:  Kansas City to get federal help with investigating spike in fatal shootings
          P-D:  As shootings soar, St. Louis City's top public safety official says violence is 'in every portion' of city
          P-D:  Daily protest update:  At downtown demonstration, Rep. Rasheen Aldridge (D-St. Louis City) demands reparations, calls for defunding police
          P-D:  Two people shot blocks away from downtown protest
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air:  UMSL prof Richard Rosenfeld promotes "Defund the Police" movement, explains how social workers will take on some police operations
          Columbia Missourian:  Journalism student/Columbia Missourian reporter Ian Laird charged with vandalism;  Graffiti sprayed near Thomas Jefferson statue
          CDT:  MU School of Journalism student charged with anti-Jefferson graffiti near statue
          AP:  St. Louis name change? Not happening, Gov. Parson tells President Trump.
          Columbia Missourian:  Federal visa policy won't apply to MU students under current fall plan
          KWMU:  Danforth Center's Jim Carrington says move on visas has "a bit of a terrorizing effect"
          KC Star:  Missouri, KC-area counties moving forward with fairs
          CDT:  Local hospitals see large uptick in demand for COVID-19 testing this week
          P-D:  As Missouri ramps up China virus testing, companies struggle to pump out timely results
          P-D:  A closer look at how Missouri coronavirus numbers are gathered and reported
          KC Star:  Daily update:  new China virus totals
          CDT:  Medicaid expansion campaign makes stop in Columbia
          Missourinet:  New Missouri Democratic Party acting chair Clem Smith talks upcoming elections
          KC Star:  Missouri Democrats, former Speaker of the House Tim Jones (R) swap salvos over anonymous Twitter accounts
          Missourinet:  Missouri gives $4.5 million in federal funding to local election authorities
          Missourinet:  Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft explains voting options, requirements ahead of primary election
          Columbia Missourian:  Missourians have more voting options in 2020 due to COVID-19
          Missourinet:  Missouri court hears lawsuit again about mail-in voting law
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Ethics Commission launches new annual report system
          The Missouri Times:  The race to replace Sen. Gary Romine (R-Farmington):  stolen campaign signs, black-op surveillance wars and delinquent taxes
          The Missouri Times:  MoDOT:  Missouri's bridges improving as scheduled
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson says schools provide vital safety net to some students, says reopening is necessary
          KCUR:  School every-other-day could make social distancing possible in Missouri
          The Missouri Times:  PSC expands coronavirus relief program
          JCNT editorial:  Missouri's new crime law welcome;  more needed
          P-D editorial:  President Trump, Gov. Parson wrong on reopening schools
          CDT op-ed:  U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler:  It's time for students to return to the classroom
          Helling:  Missouri Medicaid expansion advocates say Oklahoma is a template for voter approval
          P-D letter:  Creve Coeur sexagenarian wants Missouri to raise cigarette tax
          P-D letter:  Chesterfield sexagenarian says changing a statue will not reduce street savagery
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        Wednesday, July 8, 2020
       
KWMU:  At roundtable discussion on reopening schools, Gov. Parson reassures President Trump he won't cave to pressure on renaming St. Louis
          KC Star:  Here are the Missouri businesses that received Paycheck Protection Program payments
          SNL:  Sen. Roy Blunt, U.S. Rep. Billy Long reach out to Army Corps of Engineers over Bull Creek crossing
          The Missouri Times:  Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft travels state to educate voters about absentee and in-person ballot options
          JCNT:  Ashcroft encourages voter registration, discusses voting safety
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Ashcroft touts in-person voting during local visit
          P-D:  St. Louis County Election Board employees getting COVID tests after one tests positive over weekend
          SE Missourian:  Cape County tax receipts indicate people still spending money despite coronavirus
          JCNT:  Nearly 600 tested in Jefferson City for COVID
          SE Missourian:  Contact tracing helps identify coronavirus cases in the region;  Cape County surpasses 300 total
          P-D:  Fourth of July holiday causes China virus reporting delay
          The Missouri Times:  Updated:  List of mask requirements in Missouri jurisdictions
          The Missouri Times:  DESE changes attendance standards due to COVID-19
          KWMU:  Overview:  Area school safety guidelines for the fall semester
          KWMU:  Advocacy group "Mission:  Readiness" issues state spending wish list:  more money for teachers, child care, schools, etc.
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air:  St. Louis Magazine's Nicholas Phillips discusses profile of St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner
          KWMU:  Florissant police release video showing protesters' vandalism
          SE Missourian:  Confederate monument in Cape boxed up, prepared for relocation
          P-D editorial:  'Small business' relief funds went to wealthy churches, well-heeled lawyers
          KC Star editorial:  Can we trust Missouri's data for COVID-19 cases? The numbers keep changing.
          P-D editorial:  Centene opts for an alternative headquarters, and local leaders are to blame
          KC Star social justice reporter Katie Moore:  In Missouri, coronavirus numbers took a wrong turn in June. Here's how.
          P-D letter:  Former St. Charles Mayor Sally Faith (R):  Medicaid expansion would bring home money and jobs
          P-D letter:  Chesterfield man says media wrong to focus on McCloskeys and not unruly mob of trespassers
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        Tuesday, July 7, 2020
       
Missourinet:  Hawley offers amendment to hold public hearings on military-base renaming
          KWMU:  These Missouri companies received the largest federal paycheck protection loans
          P-D:  Thousands of St. Louis area employers tapped the federal Paycheck Protection Program for help
          The Missouri Times:  Galloway campaign says it raised $1.1M in Q2
          SNL:  Missouri Democrats, former Speaker of the House Tim Jones disagree over anonymous Twitter accounts
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air preview:  75-year-old reminisces over '60s California protests, organizes local "car marches" for those who don't want to walk
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson signs major crime bill after visiting injured officer's family
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson signs major crime legislation into law
          KWMU:  Gov. Parson signs Missouri crime bill
          AP:  Gov. Parson signs bill to stiffen penalties for gun crimes, second-degree murder and gang crimes
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson to call special legislative session about violent crime
          P-D:  Off-duty St. Louis City sheriff's deputy puts down carjacker in Spanish Lake;  Criminal stole car, then tried to run over victim and his 10-year-old grandson
          The Missouri Times:  Sen. Paul Wieland (R-Imperial) issues travel advisory to constituents over St. Louis City violence
          SE Missourian:  Charges filed, suspect remains at large after attacking 12-year-old dancer in Cape
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson expands license reciprocity in Missouri
          Missourinet:  Beef plant that opened in March now has 175 employees;  Interview with Rep. Warren Love (R-Osceola)
          P-D:  Officials say St. Louis area schools can reopen under safety guidelines
          KWMU:  Scientists test state's wastewater to learn where coronavirus could strike next
          SE Missourian:  Coronavirus case count increases by 40
          SNL:  Few SW Missouri China virus patients hospitalized as cases increase
          KC Star:  KC area sees another uptick in China virus cases
          SE Missourian:  Cape City Council votes to remove, store Confederate monument
          P-D:  Photo gallery:  Daily protest update:  Florissant
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  USMCA provides relief for area farmers
          SE Missourian op-ed:  Attorney General Eric Schmitt:  Rediscovering the American idea
          SE Missourian's Lucas Presson:  Cape police chief says state should enhance sentencing
          Columbia Missourian op-ed:  MoCannTrade's Dr. Mimi Vo:  Medical cannabis industry puts patient care, advocacy first
          P-D op-ed:  Missouri Coalition for the Environment's Sophie Watterson:  Missouri meat plant workers are not sacrificial lambs
          P-D letter:  Santa Cruz, California septuagenarian wants Missouri voters to expand Medicaid
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        Monday, July 6, 2020
       
JCNT:  Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst hopeful for future under new trade agreement
          Missourinet:  EPA grant will help Missouri schools test for lead contamination in water
          Joplin Globe:  Q&A:  Joplin League of Women Voters' Neely Myers promotes mail-in absentee voting
          P-D:  Missouri to spend $50 million to boost Internet access
          SNL:  Local municipal leaders discuss re-opening their economies after China virus lockdowns
          SE Missourian:  12-year-old attacked in downtown Cape;  Assailant, Cedric Moore, on probation for felony domestic assault and still on the loose
          SNL:  Mt. Vernon man among 5 who lucked out with 1st Missouri elk permit
          KWMU:  Daily protest update:  St. Louis City, Florissant
          P-D editorial:  Raise Missouri's cigarette tax and generate much-needed revenue
          Messenger:  Centene CEO Michael Niedorff should campaign to end Missouri's Hancock Amendment
          P-D letter:  Hartsburg sexagenarian upset at Roy Blunt for "providing cover" for President Trump
          P-D letter:  University City sexagenarian says getting mail-in absentee ballots notarized is very hard
          P-D letter:  Florissant sexagenarian says Tony Messenger paints criminal in positive light while besmirching McCloskeys
          Disclosure