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        Tuesday, November 24, 2020
       
KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Sen. Blunt says initial round of vaccine will be available soon
          SE Missourian's Lucas Presson:  Blunt talks COVID vaccine, election results and Trump legacy
          KC Star:  Blunt secures federal funding for UMKC to partner with local churches on COVID testing
          AP:  Execution scheduled for killer of pregnant woman in Skidmore, Mo.;  Lisa Montgomery murdered Bobbie Jo Stinnett, then used kitchen knife to cut baby from mother's womb
          P-D:  Voter turnouts in St. Louis were large, but not record-breaking
          St. Joseph News-Press:  No polling problems in Missouri elections
          P-D:  Inauguration Day 2021 to look different than swearing-in of past years
          The Missouri Times:  Social justice activist David Tyson Smith (D) wants Kip Kendrick's open seat
          CDT:  David Tyson Smith wants Democratic Central Committee nod for Kip Kendrick's safe Dem seat
          Missourinet:  Schatz:  Missouri Senate to return next week;  two senators who tested positive for COVID have recovered
          SE Missourian:  Regional China virus update
          KC Star:  State, regional China virus update
          Missouri Independent:  State, regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Missouri drop suits against KC homeowners associations after removal of antiquated language from documents
          KC Star editorial:  Why are Missouri senators still afraid to say it? Joe Biden won the election
          P-D editorial:  Rural Missourians learn that voting Republican has consequences as big hog farms move in
          KC Star's Bryan Lowry:  "The Buzz" column:  D.C. gossip:  Liberal CNN analyst Carl Bernstein says Roy Blunt doesn't like Donald Trump
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Conservative, liberal groups want legislative leaders to create "meaningful virtual option" for public to participate in hearings
          Columbia Missourian op-ed:  Project Coyote's Vicki Markus:  It's time to protect Missouri black bears
          KC Star letter:  Kansas City man expresses anger over President Trump, threatens to cast votes against Blunt, Hawley
          P-D letter:  Ladue octogenarian expresses anger over President Trump, calls Blunt and Hawley "unpatriotic" and "suckers"
          P-D letter:  Webster Groves sexagenarian expresses anger over President Trump, says Blunt, Hawley and Ann Wagner have no conscience
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        Monday, November 23, 2020
       
P-D:  Cops catch man who looted pawn shop where David Dorn was slain;  Budding criminal Kyri Morgan, 19, caught on video during George Floyd riot while facing separate felony gun charge
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Rep. Sheila Solon (R-St. Joseph) goes after unlicensed youth facilities in new report
          Columbia Missourian:  Missouri lawmakers propose regulating religious boarding schools
          P-D:  Livingston County activists complain about planned animal operation
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          P-D editorial:  The case against Google may be valid, as long as Hawley/Schmitt ideology is kept out of it
          P-D editorial:  Missouri needs a dang mask mandate. Now.
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  The case for flip-flopping:  Gov. Parson should capitulate on mask mandate
          Phill Brooks:  What's next for Gov. Parson's agenda?
          Tony Messenger:  Gov. Parson opposes local control when China corporation donates to his campaign, but supports it when China virus sweeps Missouri
          P-D's Michele Munz:  Former Missouri Democratic Party Chair Roy Temple, others express anger at Gov. Parson over lack of statewide mask mandate, China virus cases at old folks' homes, etc.
          Joplin Globe op-ed:  Hammond Institute for Free Enterprise's Rik Hafer:  Economic freedom in Missouri improves
          P-D letter:  Show-Me Institute's Jakob Puckett:  Raising gas tax, adding toll roads would help Missouri highways
          P-D letter:  Sexagenarian St. Charles couple predicts that if Gov. Parson doesn't issue statewide mask mandate, "people will be dying at home or in the streets"
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        Sunday, November 22, 2020
       
JCNT:  Trump supporters rally at state Capitol
          P-D:  Photo and video gallery:  Supporters rally for President Trump downtown:  American flags, pickup trucks, zero assaults on law enforcement officers
          SNL:  State board proposes raise for Missouri lawmakers, would be first since 2007
          Columbia Missourian:  Missouri parents' interest in home schooling grows during pandemic
          Washington Missourian:  Gov. Parson:  Vaccines to be distributed next month
          JCNT:  State taking steps to simplify Medicaid application process
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air:  Legal Roundtable preview:  ACLU lawsuits against Missouri over fake-meat law, Office of Public Defenders' use of waiting lists
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          Joplin Globe's Andy Ostmeyer:  A wild year for Missouri state parks
          KC Star's Lisa Guttierez:  Missourians who resist mask mandates, question virus hysteria are causing emotional trauma for friends and family
          P-D letter:  St. Louis County septuagenarian Francine Buerke expresses anger at President Trump, wants Blunt, Hawley and Wagner to resign
          P-D letter, April 2019:  St. Louis County septuagenarian Francine Buerke wants Blunt, Hawley and Wagner to impeach Trump
          P-D letter:  September 2019:  St. Louis County septuagenarian Francine Buerke calls President Trump a "fascist," wants Blunt, Hawley and Wagner to resign
          JCNT letter:  Jefferson City septuagenarian wants statewide mask mandate, compares China virus spread to a militia kidnapping and killing Missourians
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        Saturday, November 21, 2020
       
P-D:  Resist STL protests Thor Hearne's law firm, blocks traffic in Clayton
          P-D:  Photo gallery:  Resist STL protest:  Obese Caucasoid woman and normal-sized pal attempt to twerk in traffic (#11);  "True North Law Firm Suppress [sic] Black Votes" (#10);  More
          P-D:  Levee districts, many controlled by Husch Blackwell, charge millions to taxpayers - and bills keep rising
          Scott Faughn:  Under a Biden Administration, things look up for Missouri Republicans;  Gov. Parson keeping his word on masks;  Urban finger-wagging at Senate GOP caucus;  More
          JCNT:  Empower Missouri outlines state legislative wish list:  More SNAP handouts, removing sentenching enhancements for HIV criminals, minimizing LIHTC benefits for "wealthy communities," etc.
          The Missouri Times:  Mandatory background checks, access to abuse complaints among lawmakers' recommendations for youth residential facilities
          P-D:  Gov. Parson considering military to help Missouri hospitals
          SE Missourian:  Regional China virus update
          Missouri Independent:  Regional, state China virus update
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Harvard University tool shows counties' "tipping points" for China virus
          Washington Missourian editorial:  Governor calls on counties to make their own decisions on masks, and Franklin County does so
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Missouri Farm Bureau's Eric Bohl:  Georgia runoffs could impact Missouri farmers
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Missouri Health Care for All's Jen Bersdale, others:  Coverage under Obamacare critical for Missourians
          Messenger:  COVID-19 brings a death sentence to Missouri prisons, and Gov. Parson looks the other way
          P-D letter:  St. Louis septuagenarian wants Blunt and Hawley to declare that Biden won presidency
          P-D letter:  University City "Women's Voices Raised for Social Justice" septuagenarian says GOP state lawmakers to blame for urban street violence
          Washington Missourian letter:  St. Louis City woman wants Gov. Parson to force statewide mask mandate
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        Friday, November 20, 2020
       
Missourinet:  Departing House Speaker Elijah Haahr (R-Springfield) reflects on successes, disappointments
          KWMU:  St. Louis County may get its first charter school
          P-D:  Normandy School District establishment opposes new charter school
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Missouri House committee releases recommendations to protect children at reform schools
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri lawmakers recommend new regulations for religious schools
          KC Star:  Missouri lawmakers recommend changes to end 'cycle of abuse' at reform schools
          SNL:  Former and current state Children's Division workers complain about budget cuts, leadership
          JCNT:  Constitutionality of sexual assault law challenged
          The Missouri Times:  Constitutionality of Missouri's rape kit law questioned in court
          SNL:  Gov. Parson urges precautions around holiday gatherings
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson issues public health warning to communities on COVID
          The Missouri Times:  What coronavirus executive orders has Gov. Parson signed?
          Missourinet:  Video:  Gov. Parson's COVID-19 briefing
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson's administration issues public health warning on coronavirus
          Missourinet:  Missouri issues public health warning for local governments to implement, plus travel advisory
          KWMU:  Gov. Parson extends state of emergency until March 2021
          Columbia Missourian:  Gov. Parson:  Missouri residents must make 'tough decisions' regarding COVID-19, holiday gatherings
          P-D:  Gov. Parson calls hospital capacity 'a problem,' calls on Missourians to limit holiday gatherings
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Nick Schroer (R-O'Fallon) calls for legislative action on 'unlawful' county mandates
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          The Missouri Times:  Ameren, Marriott unveil new electric vehicle charging station in Jefferson City
          JCNT editorial:  Careful balance required for liability protection measure
          P-D letter:  Empower Missouri's Christine Woody wants Blunt and Hawley to push for more stimulus handouts
          P-D letter:  Kirkwood sexagenarian says Missourians have shown they are irresponsible and therefore need a government mask mandate
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        Thursday, November 19, 2020
       
St. Joseph News-Press:  Hawley addresses Biden briefings, troop drawdown
          KC Star:  Campaign 2024:  Dems criticize Hawley for having Ozark, Mo. voting address while family's new house is being built in Christian County
          Columbia Missourian:  Fact check:  Hartzler's tweet regarding unemployment rate is accurate
          KC Star:  A bill to make duck boats safer advances in U.S. Senate, two years after Missouri tragedy
          Missourinet:  Blunt, Cleaver announce legislation to mint Negro Leagues commemorative coin
          Joplin Globe:  Missouri unemployment falls slightly in October
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri officials could see first pay raise in 14 years
          KWMU:  Some St. Louis families face unexpected challenges setting up nursing home cameras
          The Missouri Times:  PSC approves Ameren rate change delay
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri utilities offer handouts to payment derelicts. Will it affect your rates?
          Missourinet;  Gov. Parson explains "Show Me You Care" coronavirus education campaign
          Columbia Missourian:  State job centers now requiring masks, appointments for in-person services
          P-D:  Gov. Parson touts open economy, keeps up busy travel schedule across Missouri
          P-D:  Local China virus task force leader again calls on governor to flip-flop on mask mandate
          JCNT:  Colleges:  Students can stay if in quarantine
          P-D:  Patient in mental hospital is latest COVID-19 victim in state facility
          Missouri Independent:  Daily state China virus update
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          P-D:  St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson (D) won't run for re-election
          KC Star editorial:  Josh Hawley pretends his lack of a real Missourian address is an elitist attack
          P-D editorial:  Gov. Parson talks a lot about local control. If only he meant it.
          KC Star editorial:  False claims of voter fraud insult Kansas City election workers who make voting safe
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Sen.-elect Jason Bean (R):  Missouri lawmakers can take one of three roads on Medicaid expansion
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Liberty Alliance USA's Chris Vas:  The "Missouri Independent" is a wolf in sheep's clothing. Missourians should reject it.
          P-D letter:  Moscow Mills sexagenarian wants Gov. Parson to force a mask mandate
          P-D letter:  Lake Saint Louis named Karen mocks Gov. Parson's pro-life beliefs, says governor "sure doesn't care about babies or their parents and grandparents"
          P-D letter:  St. Peters man applauds Post-Dispatch editorial board for choosing Antonio French as diversity hire, says board should also add conservative woman to group
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        Wednesday, November 18, 2020
       
The Missouri Times:  Union Strong:  IAFF backed winning Missouri candidates Ann Wagner, Mike Kehoe, Eric Schmitt
          SNL:  Josh Hawley hopes to pass duck boat safety bill in final months of current Congress
          Missourian:  Hawley praises bipartisan movement on duck boat legislation
          Missourinet:  Blunt, Gov. Parson, local officials take part in groundbreaking ceremony at Columbia Regional Airport
          CDT:  State, local leaders break ground in virtual ceremony for new Columbia airport terminal
          KC Star:  Bill from Blunt and Cleaver to commemorate Negro Leagues baseball heads to President Trump's desk
          SE Missourian:  Bow tied on 2020 election results;  Cape County Clerk Kara Clark Summers details final election results, process
          P-D:  Failure to pay Missouri Ethics Commission fine could cost Bruce Franks about $75,000
          Missouri Independent:  Overview:  COVID liability legislation
          KC Star:  Prosecutor:  Gov. Parson directs AG to help investigate Missouri reform school, 'possible charges'
          Columbia Missourian:  Rain, wind hinder hunters on opening weekend of Missouri deer season
          SE Missourian:  Cape County medical director sees 'twinkling of light' in coronvirus tunnel
          Missourinet:  White House Coronavirus Task Force keeps Missouri in red zone
          AP:  Urban teachers union wants Gov. Parson to flip-flop on mask mandate
          Missouri Independent:  Daily state, regional China virus update - plus comments from Rowden on Senate GOP retreat
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Missouri should bolster unemployment insurance
          P-D editorial:  Businesses that want virus liability protection should accept restrictions
          Priddy:  On Missouri's presidential election results, nitpicking Gov. Parson's statement on number of Missouri governors, more
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        Tuesday, November 17, 2020
       
KWMU:  "Report for America" advocacy series:  SLU sociology prof warns of Census data dangers:  "We may not feel this urgency to make Missouri a more inclusive state":  Talk of "historical patterns of discrimination," "social vulnerability index," etc.
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in Missouri Politics recap:  Gov. Parson talks election, "defund police," COVID, more;  Panel discusses Cleaner Missouri's win
          Columbia Missourian:  Departing Rep. Kip Kendrick (D-Columbia) offers reality check for Missouri Democrats:  "There is reason for Missouri Democrats to be fairly pessimistic at this point ... we took a significant beating on election day."
          The Missouri Times:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Rep.-elect Adam Schwadron (R-St. Charles County) on absentee balloting, COVID liability, congressional redistricting, more
          P-D:  Unions to Missouri Supreme Court:  GOP labor law 'rigged' against workers
          JCNT:  Gov. Parson joins three counties to celebrate 200 years of history, vision for the future
          The Missouri Times:  Where Missouri's supplemental budget funds are going
          SNL:  COVID-19 cases in Missouri Senate delay special session
          JCNT:  COVID-19 delays Missouri special session until after Thanksgiving
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Senate postpones special session due to COVID among members, staff
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri delays meetings for special session
          KWMU:  Missouri Senate postpones special session
          P-D:  Missouri Senate postpones special session
          The Missouri Times:  New House member bus tour postponed;  orientation to continue in Capitol
          JCNT:  Health care provider:  Missouri prisons working with hospitals
          SNL:  Missouri Hospital Association president wants Gov. Parson to force mask mandate
          SE Missourian:  Regional China virus update
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          KC Star editorial:  COVID will shame Gov. Parson and state's Republican leadership for years
          P-D editorial:  Pleas from doctors, hospitals have fallen on Gov. Parson's deaf ears
          Missouri Independent op-ed:  Jeff Smith:  Missouri GOP's dominance in 2020 leaves Democrats wishing for an Eric Greitens comeback
          KC Star's Jonathan Shorman:  GOP senators deal with COVID after refusing to wear masks at Big Cedar Lodge retreat
          P-D letter:  University City sexagenarian wants Blunt and Hawley to criticize Trump, calls trio "hypocrites"
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        Monday, November 16, 2020
       
This Week in Missouri Politics:  Gov. Mike Parson talks with Scott Faughn about 2020 elections, "defund police" movement, COVID-19, more;  Panel of Rep. Rick Francis (R-Perryville), former Rep. Patrick Naeger (R-Perryville), GOP mastermind Tom Burcham, Perry County Clerk Jared Kutz talk election results, more
          KC Star:  Missouri Democrats process 2020 beating, say outlook is grim for 2022;  Departing MO Dem Executive Director Lauren Gepford says national Dems unlikey to burn money on quixotic campaign against Blunt:  "Quite frankly, I think we'll be happy to have anybody run in 2022."
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Jay Ashcroft reflects on Missouri elections and national issues
          CBS:  60 Minutes:  Josh Hawley talks TikTok sharing data with ChiComs
          Washington Missourian:  Franklin County voters topple county turnout records
          AP:  Poll workers in Missouri and other states contract China virus, but Election Day link unclear
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Kip Kendrick (D-Columbia) leaving House superminority to serve as Razer's chief of staff
          Columbia Missourian:  Kip Kendrick announces departure from Missouri House
          SE Missourian:  Health department medical director in tune with governor's guidelines for schools
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Area health care workers complain about workload in profession they chose;  University of Arizona prof predicts flood of "PTSD" claims in coming months
          SE Missourian:  Missouri Department of Conservation offers free CWD sampling for opening weekend
          JCNT editorial:  Welcome push for COVID aid, but is it too late?
          Messenger:  Trish Gunby diagnoses Missouri Democrats' problem:  Voters "have no idea" what Democrats stand for
          KC Star's Humera Lodhi:  "Missouri Gun Violence" advocacy series, sponsored by Missouri Foundation for Health and Report for America:  Racism, state lawmakers' fiscal discipline to blame for Missouri's gun violence and COVID
          P-D's Robert Patrick:  "Missouri Gun Violence" advocacy series, sponsored by Missouri Foundation for Health and Report for America:  Gov. Parson, GOP lawmakers ignore root causes of violent criminal behavior
          P-D letter:  St. Louis woman hopes to persuade Blunt to turn on Trump, begins by calling senator a coward
          P-D letter:  Chesterfield septuagenarian wants state lawmakers to allow early voting
          P-D letter:  Webster Groves octogenarian responds to piece on GOP's statewide triumphs, calls for Missourians to "get rid of labels" and work together
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        Sunday, November 15, 2020
       
SNL:  Black Lives Matter, other liberal groups turn out dozens of supporters for pro-Biden rally in Springfield
          SNL:  Photo gallery:  Sen. Brian Williams (D-St. Louis), House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade (D-Springfield) speak;  MSU sociology professor Lyle Foster sings; Caucasoids raise Black Power fists;  more
          JCNT:  Crowd rallies at Missouri Capitol to support Trump
          Columbia Missourian:  'Stop the Steal' rally draws more than 300 in Jefferson City;  Trump supporters hear from host Sen. Cindy O'Laughlin (R-Shelbina), Jay Ashcroft, Hawley's Dan Hartman
          JCNT:  Gov. Parson:  Looking for common ground after 17-point victory
          KC Star:  Rally speakers decry alleged religious school abuse, say they'll start showing up at Capitol next year
          KC Star:  Video:  Former religous school attendees attend media avail, tell stories
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          P-D editorial:  Gov. Parson wants to use COVID funds to help businesses
          P-D editorial:  Gov. Parson, GOP state lawmakers to blame for urban violence
          KC Star editorial:  Gov. Parson won't listen to police on guns and domestic violence
          SNL's Harrison Keegan and KC Star's Kaitlin Washburn:  Tighter gun control laws would curb domestic violence in Missouri
          KC Star letters:  Smithville sexagenarian expresses anger at Missourians for approving Amendment 3;  Independence septuagenarian expresses anger at Blunt, threatents to cast one (1) vote against him next year
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        Saturday, November 14, 2020
       
The Missouri Times:  Lauren Gepford resigns as executive director of Missouri Democratic Party
          P-D:  Thor Hearne involved in Trump election integrity efforts in Michigan
          Brownfield Ag News:  Missouri Farm Bureau's Blake Hurst says new WOTUS rule could be replaced under Biden
          JCNT:  Senate introduces COVID-19 liability protection bill
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Senate introduces new legislation regarding COVID-19 liability
          JCNT:  Public survey:  Highway Patrol receives high marks for performance
          P-D:  Guns to blame for St. Louis City shootings;  Giffords Center wants Missouri to ban large-capacity magazines
          JCNT:  Local meat processors prepare for Missouri deer season
          P-D:  Judge orders changes to Missouri's 'unconstitutional' parole system
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske:  Lawyers for convicted murderers say Missouri AG Eric Schmitt wrong to appeal class-action lawsuit
          KWMU:  'Coalition' campaign wants Gov. Parson to flip-flop on mask mandate
          SE Missourian:  In a calm manner, Cape Girardeau health officials encourage taking precautions as COVID cases spike in region;  Logic-based press conference features zero tears or physical stunts
          CDT:  China virus press conference production:  In opening scene, local health director drops large stack of documents on podium before first line of dialogue:  "This is out of control!"
          P-D:  China virus press conference production:  war metaphors, waterworks, other emotional appeals
          P-D's Tony Messenger:  Press conference review:  Notes on theatrical story arc, weeping, role of Gov. Parson as antagonist, backstage tension between Democrat protagonists, other subplots
          Missouri Independent:  State, regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          The Missouri Times:  PSC denies AARP intervention in Evergy case
          P-D editorial briefs:  Mocking the McCloskeys
          SNL's Steve Pokin:  Mocking election fraud allegations via Helms vs. Fogle
          SE Missourian's Jon Rust:  A plea from Cape Girardeau hospital execs on COVID
          P-D letter:  Crestwood septuagenarian dismayed that Post-Dispatch editorial board remains exclusively male
          P-D letter:  Warson Woods man wants Missouri AG Eric Schmitt to "keep his nose out of the Pennsylania election"
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        Friday, November 13, 2020
       
KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Sen. Scott Sifton (D-Affton) talks with Jason Rosenbaum about Missouri Democrats' shellacking, and if there is any hope for the future
          SNL:  Anatomy of a blowout:  Four lessons from Missouri GOP's spanking of Democrats
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske:  Wash U. law prof Ronald Levin speculates on why AG Eric Schmitt seeks to uphold election integrity in Pennsylvania
          KWMU:  State and federal efforts to help small meatpacking plants may take time
          The Missouri Times:  Ashcroft:  'No probable cause' to find Galloway misused office
          SNL:  By 76 votes, Democrat Betsy Fogle flips Missouri House seat;  Republicans now have 114 seats, for veto-proof supermajority
          Missourinet:  Look for Missouri Senate to vote on $1.27 billion supplemental next week
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson adds COVID liability to special session call;  Reaction from House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade (D-Springfield)
          JCNT:  Gov. Parson expands special session
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Governor expands special session to include liability protections
          The Missouri Times:  COVID liability protections:  What to know
          Columbia Missourian:  Gov. Parson expands special session call to include liability protections
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri-developed coronavirus vaccine expected by the end of the year
          Missourinet:  Pfizer VP in Missouri optimistic about new vaccine, says "science is winning"
          JCNT:  Governor eases K-12 quarantine policy
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri updates school quarantine guidelines for students, staff wearing masks
          The Missouri Times:  KC Mayor Quinton Lucas, others want schools to ignore new state COVID-19 guidance
          KC Star:  Lucas advises KC schools to not follow updated quarantine guidance
          Missourinet:  Missouri schools update COVID-19 quarantine rules based on exposure
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri updates rules on when students must quarantine after China virus exposure
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Governor updates quarantine guidelines for schools
          SNL:  Missouri updates quarantine rules for masked students, teachers
          P-D:  Gov. Parson updates school guidance on coronavirus quarantines in Missouri
          Columbia Missourian:  Gov. Parson updates quarantine guidelines for schools
          St. Joseph News-Press:  29 veterans have died at Cameron Veterans Home since Oct. 17
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri health care workers complain about fatigue in the profession they chose
          SE Missourian:  Cape Girardeau mayor has COVID, urges masking and social distancing
          SE Missourian:  Regional China virus update
          Missouri Independent:  State China virus update
          KWMU:  Regional China virus update
          P-D:  Regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Regional China virus update
          P-D editorial:  Illinois, Missouri approach pandemic differently, but the results are the same
          KC Star editorial:  Gov. Parson's COVID guidance for schools is just plain dangerous
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Former McCaskill aide Amanda Morrison:  Cori Bush a refreshing change from Missouri's white men like Blunt, Hawley and 2020 GOP statewide ticket
          Priddy:  Mocking GOP efforts to investigate vote fraud
          Messenger:  Gov. Parson employs shifting definition of freedom as COVID-19 crisis deepens in Missouri
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        Thursday, November 12, 2020
       
Missourinet:  Veterans, state lawmakers turn out in Jefferson City for groundbreaking of Gold Star Families Memorial Monument
          SNL:  Top GOP electeds back Trump's call for thorough vote-counting;  Hawley:  "The media do not get to determine who the president is. The people do."
          Missouri Independent:  U.S. Rep.-elect Cori Bush (D) takes aim at Gov. Parson, claims 17-point statewide victory was "racially charged ... that southern strategy," says governor running Missouri "like the chair of the carwash committee"
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Gov. Parson reflects on service, next commander-in-chief during local visit
          Jason Rosenbaum:  Missouri Republicans can shape state government and policy for years to come, while Democrats are still in the wilderness
          Scott Faughn:  More election fallout:  Amendment 3, Dems' misplaced state Senate resources, and what Democrats could learn about rebuilding from Peter Kinder
          SNL:  House leaders to investigate claims against GOP Rep.-elect Rick Roeber
          KC Star:  Utah Highway Patrol arrests man for drunk driving;  36-year-old told officers he was high on LSD and Adderall, and wanted to kill Claire McCaskill
          P-D:  Family says Missouri veterans home patient died of neglect, not coronavirus
          Columbia Missourian:  Prospects bright for Missouri firearms deer hunters this fall
          P-D:  Ameren and St. Louis City officials separately announce new solar energy initiatives
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          P-D editorial:  Farm Bureau's 'guerrilla' tactics won Amendment 3, but a court battle awaits
          P-D op-ed:  SLU's Ken Warren (D):  Why has Missouri turned so red?
          Columbia Missourian's Steve Spellman:  Missouri ran free, fair election but maybe other states didn't
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        Wednesday, November 11, 2020   Veterans Day
       
MSNBC:  Video:  U.S. Rep.-elect Cori Bush (D) to police:  We will "defund your butts" (3:10)
          SE Missourian:  Local Dems, Republicans react to presidential election results
          SNL:  Race for Springfield state rep seat goes to recount
          SE Missourian:  City of Cape Girardeau:  Campaign yard signs cannot be recycled
          Missourinet:  Thousands of unemployed Missourians sign up for free online classes
          The Missouri Times:  Ford picks Kansas City for new electric vehicles, adding 150 new jobs
          The Missouri Times:  House moves forward with supplemental budget
          The Missouri Times:  Lawmakers 'moving forward with' addressing COVID liability in extraordinary session
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri lawmakers likely to consider COVID liability protection in special session
          SNL:  Missouri House OKs plan to spend remaining COVID-19 relief money
          Missourinet:  Missouri House gives initial approval to $1.2 billion supplemental budget
          Missourinet:  Haahr anticipates addition of COVID liability to Missouri's special session
          KWMU:  Missouri House approves $1.2B supplemental budget, now it heads to Senate
          P-D:  Missouri lawmakers retooling budget to target more COVID-19 relief
          Missouri Independent:  Police techniques spark debate in Missouri House committee
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri House leadership vows investigation into allegations of abuse against Rick Roeber
          The Missouri Times:  House Republican Caucus meeting over Roeber allegations next month
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Ashley Bland Manlove (D-Kansas City) named chair of Legislative Black Caucus
          KC Star:  Newspaper can't afford lease on iconic glass building, will move out;  Printing of KC Star will move to Des Moines
          Missourinet:  DHSS says state is prepared to start vaccinating people next month, including transporting long-term patients
          P-D:  Public school enrollment down by 27,500 in Missouri, with majority of decrease from preschool and kindergarten classes
          P-D:  Two facilities for juvenile delinquents see new outbreaks of China virus
          SE Missourian:  2 virus deaths reported in region
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri adds more than 4,000 China virus cases for only third time
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          Washington Missourian editorial:  Blunt should be commended for sensible statements on counting legal votes
          P-D editorial:  Trump's fraud claims are false and toxic. Hawley must stop endorsing them.
          KC Star editorial:  After Roeber's children speak out, Missouri Republicans promise inquiry
          SE Missourian's Lucas Presson:  How did Missouri become a Republican stronghold? Thoughts from Lloyd Smith
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        Tuesday, November 10, 2020
       
Missouri Independent:  Missouri AG Eric Schmitt joins Republican AGs in challenging Pennsylvania mail-in ballot dump
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in Missouri Politics recap:  Dean Plocher on GOP unity and Cleaner Missouri's victory;  Panel discusses demoralizing Dem defeats
          Columbia Missourian:  Phone calls from the final stretch:  Interviews with six (6) Biden supporters, zero (0) Trump supporters
          KC Star:  Nearly half of workers at Jackson County Election Board out sick with COVID-19
          Missouri Independent:  Budget Committee approves $1.3 billion COVID spending bill
          JCNT:  Budget director:  State's intent is to spend all CARES Act money
          The Missouri Times:  Supplemental budget bill advances in the House
          P-D:  House passes spending plan
          Columbia Missourian:  House Budget Committee approves $1.3 billion supplemental budget;  Comments from "Rep. Peter Meredith [sic]"
          Missourinet:  Missouri gets $6 million in federal aid to create thousands of tech apprenticeships
          Missouri Independent:  House Committee on Children and Families hears stories from youth residential facilities
          KC Star:  Lawmakers hear complaints about youth facilities
          KWMU:  Missouri S&T looks to a future with more private investment, less state funding
          P-D:  Law enforcement officials address misconceptions around "chokeholds," other tactics
          JCNT:  Missouri House panel seeking consensus on police techniques
          Missouri Independent:  Children of Rep.-elect Rick Roeber (R) want Speaker Rob Vescovo (R-Arnold) to block rep from being seated
          SNL:  Remember REAL ID? Deadline draws near
          The Missouri Times:  Why COVID Exposure Notifications don't work on phones in Missouri
          KWMU:  China virus pandemic complicates how criminals adjust to life after prison
          KC Star:  State, regional China virus update
          P-D:  State, regional China virus update
          KWMU:  Local activist complains about lack of diversity, high professional standards in Missouri medical marijuana market
          KWMU:  Event promo:  Sierra Club, Arch City Defenders, et al. hold online complaint series about "environmental racism"
          KC Star editorial:  Missouri AG Eric Schmitt thinks his job is to fight the 'possibility' of a Biden win
          KC Star's Jonathan Shorman:  After his quixotic China lawsuit, Missouri AG Eric Schmitt signs onto case that won't change election results - and is dangerous for democracy
          P-D Editorial Page Editor Tod Robberson:  Post-Dispatch finds first black editorial board member since 2007;  Antonio French to join all-male editorial board, write columns
          KC Star letter:  Kansas City liberal criticizes McCaskill for post-election comments, says Missouri Democratic Party needs non-white leadership
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        Monday, November 9, 2020
       
Washington Post:  The pride of Villa Duchesne, St. Louis native Emily Murphy, is in charge of handing transition resoures to Biden - and she's waiting until results are official
          Missourinet:  Blunt says final elections results unlikely to change enough to make a difference
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  Incoming House Majority Floor Leader Dean Plocher (R-Town and Country) talks with Scott Faughn GOP supermajority success, Cleaner Missouri, Ann Wagner's win, more;  Panel of Rep. Jim Murphy (R-St. Louis County), Victory Enterprises' Joe Lakin, senior Democratic consultant Jane Dueker, Dem attorney Sam Gladney discuss Dems' loss of moderates, Wagner-Schupp, Koenig vs. Lavender, Doug Beck's big margin, more
          Columbia Missourian:  Former MU political science professor David Leuthold:  Increase in Trump votes nationwide "certainly a matter of concern"
          KWMU:  Local environmental group organizes yard sign recycling drive
          KC Star:  KC home lender James B. Nutter & Co. sued by feds for fraud
          Missouri Independent:  Preview:  Gov. Parson's first full term in office, relationships with GOP lawmakers:  Thoughts from top GOP consultant James Harris
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer (R-Parkville) has big plans for majority whip position
          Missourinet:  Missouri's state budget director to testify today in detail about supplemental budget
          Missourinet:  Missouri's health director to outline vaccine plan and testify about COVID numbers
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          KC Star editorial:  Voters choose Rick Roeber (R) for Missouri House. Lawmakers should expel him.
          Independence Examiner editorial:  Now that election is over, Gov. Parson should force a statewide mask mandate
          JCNT letter:  Ashland septuagenarian wants Blunt, Hawley to criticize Trump on coronavirus response
          P-D letter:  Creve Coeur man predicts Cori Bush will pass no legislation, will be "just another congressperson collecting a check"
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        Sunday, November 8, 2020
       
P-D:  As Biden strikes concilatory tone, Black Lives Matter agitators block St. Louis City streets, scream "F@ck Trump!"
          Twitter:  Post-Dispatch whitewashes Black Lives Matter protester's language, removes "F@k Trump!" from photo caption
          KWMU:  Anti-Trump protest draws dozens downtown
          KC Star:  Anti-Trump rally features car parade, dancing;  Obese woman barks "F@ck you!" to two young men peacefully holding Trump sign (1:21)
          Columbia Missourian:  Anti-Trump crowd rejoices with Biden win;  Waterworks, attempted rhyming, other performative acts
          Columbia Missourian:  Trump supporters gather for "Stop the Steal" rally
          JCNT:  More votes cast this year in Missouri;  party line solidified
          P-D:  McCloskeys sue UPI, photographer over iconic image defending home
          The Missouri Times:  General revenue report shows high gains over last fiscal year
          JCNT:  Missouri National Guard leader:  Force remains strong during pandemic
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Derek Grier (R-Chesterfield) building national reputation for expertise in licensing and other regulatory rollbacks
          KC Star:  Legislative hearing preview:  Lawmakers to hear stories on Monday about alleged abuse at southwest Missouri boarding schools
          KC Star:  Collection of stories from boarding schools students
          KC Star:  Former boarding school student says experiences led to bad dreams
          Washington Missourian:  Franklin County leads state following youth deer season opening weekend
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
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        Saturday, November 7, 2020
       
KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air:  GOP leader details how Missouri Republicans trounced Democrats;  Jean Evans on Dems' lack of ground game, liberals' history of crying wolf on "racism," much more
          Missourinet:  Blunt says all legal votes should be counted
          KWMU:  Blunt, Hawley, Clay weigh in on vote-counting brouhaha
          KC Star:  Former Sen. Jack Danforth - who left office in 1995 - weighs in on vote counting
          SE Missourian:  Military, overseas ballot deadline passes
          The Missouri Times:  What would a presidential recount look like in Missouri?
          P-D:  Inside Gov. Parson's landslide win;  Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman (R-Arnold) potential candidate for state auditor in 2022
          KC Star:  Dave Drebes of the Internet gives preview of Missouri's 2022 U.S. Senate race
          KWMU:  Missourians' support of Cleaner Missouri could lead to national fight over "one person, one vote"
          P-D:  St. Charles County officials promise change after COVID-positive judge works Election Day
          AP:  Missouri poll worker kept COVID diagnosis mostly to herself
          SE Missourian:  Former U.S. District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh Sr. speaks at 2020 Respect for Law banquet
          P-D:  Surveillance of two top aides to Gov. Parson prompts federal probe;  No comment from Rep. Dottie Bailey (R-Eureka)
          KC Star:  FBI investigating after GPS devices found on Erdmann, Steelman cars
          AP:  Audit finds $8 million in potential Missouri Medicaid overpayments
          Missouri Independent:  COVID precautions ordered for northwest Missouri hunting site
          Missouri Independent:  State China virus update
          AP:  State China virus update
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          KWMU:  Regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Regional China virus update
          Washington Missourian editorial:  Dem demise:  Missouri Republicans have the right message at the right time
          KC Star editorial:  Jack Danforth disputes election fraud claims. Blunt and Hawley should join him.
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        Friday, November 6, 2020
       
AP:  AP VoteCast survey:  How Missouri voters split among Trump-Biden and Parson-Galloway by age, education, location
          KC Star:  U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says Dems should put McCaskill out to pasture:  "Why do we listen to people who lost elections as if they are experts in winning elections?"
          AP:  Missouri voters dump 2018 redistricting "reforms";  Sean Soendker Nicholson (D) says campaign "worked hard" to persuade voters "someone was trying to dupe them"
          Priddy:  Why won't election day losers simply say, "I wasn't good enough"?
          Columbia Missourian:  Judy Baker:  'We didn't leave anything undone'
          Columbia Missourian:  Inside the Boone County Democrats somber watch party:  Nearly 30 gather to process defeat
          KMOV:  Sarah Steelman, Drew Erdmann tracked by GPS devices;  Private investigator claims Rep. Dottie Bailey (R-Eureka) and Farmington business owner helped him find Steelman's vehicle
          SE Missourian:  Sen.-elect Holly Rehder (R-Scott City) ready for the next challenge in Jefferson City
          P-D:  St. Charles County poll worker tested positive for China virus, worked Election Day and died
          AP:  St. Charles County election judge worked despite COVID-19 diagnosis, then died
          KWMU:  St. Charles County poll worker infected with China virus dies after election day
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson:  more than 500 Amazon jobs heading to southwest Missouri's Republic
          SNL:  Rep. Crystal Quade (D-Springfield) re-elected as House superminority leader
          The Missouri Times:  What to expect from this month's supplemental budget session
          The Missouri Times:  Special vs extraordinary session - what's the difference?
          Missouri Independent:  Gov. Parson open to adding COVID liability to special session agenda
          P-D:  GOP lawmakers seek to add businesses protections to special session
          Columbia Missourian:  Missouri continues to work on COVID-19 vaccine, increasing testing
          The Missouri Times:  Lawmakers ask governor to expand special session to include COVID liability
          AP:  Missouri lawmakers consider $1.2B for China virus response
          Columbia Missourian:  Special session focuses on $1.3B in additional COVID-19 funding
          Missourinet:  Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe:  initial report about COVID deaths in Missouri veterans homes mentions air flow systems
          P-D:  Nearly half of Missouri's COVID deaths occur in nursing homes
          SNL:  200K+ rapid-result COVID-19 tests sent to Missouri public, private schools
          KWMU:  Advocates for handicapped discuss sheltered workshops and changes to subminimum wage policy
          Missouri Independent:  Childcare operators want more money from state
          Missourinet:  White House report:  91% of Missouri counties have moderate to high levels of COVID-19 transmission
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          SE Missourian:  Regional China virus update
          Joplin Globe editorial briefs:  Applauding Roy Blunt for vote-counting statement;  Missouri Republicans dominate on Election Day
          KC Star's Melinda Henneberger:  Missouri voters rejected science and competence by choosing Gov. Parson over Galloway
          KC Star op-ed:  Berkeley, California "Earth Land Institute" manager:  Missouri wrong on black bear management
          P-D letter:  St. Louis woman thanks Lacy Clay for her cats' happiness after they were released from animal testing lab
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        Thursday, November 5, 2020
       
Jason Rosenbaum:  Answering 11 big questions about a Republican romp in Missouri
          Scott Faughn:  What a night for Missouri Republicans;  Thoughts on Galloway's poorly-run campaign, Wagner vs. Schupp, and what Missouri Dems could learn from their rare white male who supports police
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air:  Jason Rosenbaum and UMSL's Anita Manion discuss statewide election results
          P-D:  Ann Wagner thwarts Democrats' bid for St. Louis suburbs;  Jill Schupp underperforms 2018 Dem silver medalist Cort VanOstran
          SNL:  Billy Long re-elected with 69% of the vote
          SNL:  Republicans sweep statewide offices, hold line on supermajorities
          P-D:  Jubilation for Missouri Republicans, "shock" and "disappointment" for Democrats over Galloway's spanking
          SNL:  Missourians support Cleaner Missouri:  A look at the numbers
          P-D:  Video:  U.S. Rep.-elect Cori Bush (D) praises "Resist STL" crowd:  "You showed that you been [sic] all you been [sic] doing is getting like your getting your your [sic] presence in."
          KC Star:  Video:  Anti-Trump rally draws 40;  Pink-haired human named "Jae" says it has been "dreading election day" thanks to "homophobic, racist, fascist dictator" Donald Trump
          The Missouri Times:  Republicans maintain House supermajority
          KWMU:  St. Louis-area counties see high, but not record, turnout for 2020 election
          SE Missourian:  Record number of ballots cast Tuesday in Cape County
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Dean Plocher (R-Town and Country) chosen to be next House Majority Floor Leader
          SE Missourian:  Wayne Wallingford doing well after Monday's kidney transplant, looking forward to returning to Missouri House
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri lawmakers return with $1.3 billion COVID package on agenda
          P-D:  Gov. Parson outlines plan for $1.2 billion in pandemic spending
          Missouri Independent:  White House report suggests Missouri reduce restaurant capacity, urges Missourians to wear masks
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          P-D editorial:  Ann Wagner could enjoy easier re-election campaigns by tempering her conservative positions
          Phill Brooks:  Election night reporting history
          P-D letter:  St. Louis man expresses anger at rural Missourians, says St. Louis and KC hospitals should refuse to provide care to rural patients
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        Wednesday, November 4, 2020
       
KWMU:  Missourians choose Donald Trump for president
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri voters pick Donald Trump over Joe Biden
          Missouri Independent:  On Election Day, Missouri Republicans dominate up and down the ballot
          KWMU:  Wagner beats Schupp in Missouri's nationally watched 2nd Congressional District race
          The Missouri Times:  Ann Wagner holds onto 2nd Congressional seat
          Missouri Independent:  Ann Wagner prevails over Jill Schupp
          P-D:  Ann Wagner defeats Jill Schupp by 7-point margin
          Missourinet:  Graves coasts to re-election, says it's time to get the economy open again
          CDT:  Vicky Hartzler wins sixth term in Congress
          KWMU:  Cori Bush wins easily in 1st Congressional
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson elected to full term as Missouri governor
          KC Star:  Parson defeats Galloway by 17 points;  Comments from GOP consultant James Harris, former state Sen. Jeff Smith (D-St. Louis City)
          P-D:  Despite being outspent, Gov. Parson defeats Nicole Galloway
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson defeats Nicole Galloway
          Missouri Independent:  Mike Parson defeats Nicole Galloway in race for Missouri governor
          KWMU:  Mike Parson wins first full term as governor
          SNL:  Mike Parson wins Missouri governor race against Nicole Galloway;  GOP sweeps other statewide offices
          P-D:  Missouri voters choose Republicans for statewide posts
          Missourinet:  Mike Kehoe defeats Alissia Canady, plans to focus on infrastructure and veterans issues
          Missouri Independent:  Jay Ashcroft whips Yinka Faleti
          Missouri Independent:  Scott Fitzpatrick wins Missouri treasurer race over Vicki Englund
          Missouri Independent:  Eric Schmitt stomps Rich Finneran in Missouri attorney general race
          KWMU:  Missourians scrap "Clean Missouri" in favor of Amendment 3
          The Missouri Times:  Missourians approve Amendment 3
          Missouri Independent:  Voters support Cleaner Missouri
          SNL:  Photo gallery:  GOP watch party:  Gov. Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson, U.S. Rep. Jason Smith, others
          SNL:  Photo gallery:  Greene County Democrats watch party:  House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade (D-Springfield), potential superminority member Betsy Fogle, others
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri Republicans maintain supermajorities in House and Senate
          The Missouri Times:  Doug Beck keeps SD 1 under Democrats' control
          The Missouri Times:  Andrew Koenig beats Deb Lavender by 8-point margin
          The Missouri Times:  Caleb Rowden keeps Senate seat in victory over Judy Baker
          CDT:  Caleb Rowden secures re-election in 19th District state Senate race
          SNL:  Betsy Fogle (D) leads Rep. Steve Helms (R-Springfield) by 34 votes, with some absentee ballots still remaining
          CDT:  Cheri Toalson Reisch wins re-election to House District 44
          CDT:  Sara Walsh (R) re-elected in 50th District
          CDT:  Chuck Basye (R) wins re-election to a final House term
          SNL:  Extra workers and policing voter attire:  Following Shane Schoeller on election day
          P-D:  Polling place reports:  Long lines, heavy turnout, mostly smooth sailing around St. Louis area polling places
          P-D:  Missouri distilleries fight end of tax break
          SNL:  Young Missouri hunters killed 15,591 deer during youth season
          Missouri Independent:  State, regional China virus update
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          P-D editorial:  Missourians wrong on Gov. Parson, Ann Wagner, and Amendment 3
          KC Star editorial:  Mike Parson wins Missouri governor's race. Does he plan to govern the entire state?
          KC Star editorial:  When will Missouri finally update its voting laws?
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        Tuesday, November 3, 2020  Missouri election results (available after 7 p.m. CST)
       
P-D:  St. Louis police union endorses President Trump, Gov. Parson
          KC Star:  Kansas City police say they're ready for any Election Day riots
          Missouri Independent:  Biden campaign releases names of top bundlers:  Joyce Aboussie, Tom Carnahan, Jason Cohen, others
          Columbia Missourian:  Gov. Parson, Nicole Galloway make campaign stops in mid-Missouri
          Missourinet:  Election preview:  SD 31:  Rick Brattin vs. Raymond Kinney for Ed Emery's open seat
          The Missouri Times:  List of election night watch parties
          The Missouri Times:  More than 800,000 ballots already cast in Missouri
          P-D:  Missouri turnout expected to hit 75%
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri voters who test positive for coronavirus must rely on local election authorities for voting guidance
          Missourinet:  Speaker Elijah Haahr (R-Springfield) chooses Rep. Dirk Deaton (R-Noel) as new House Budget Committee vice chairman
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Dirk Deaton (R-Noel) tapped as House Budget Committee vice chair
          SE Missourian's B Magazine:  Missouri becomes national model for post-incarceration success
          Missourinet:  Blunt:  There are at least four companies with a cornavirus vaccine - and distribution needs to be funded
          Missourinet:  Missouri Veterans Commission:  12 more COVID deaths at veterans home in Cameron
          SNL:  Schmitt's office files 24 charges against Oregon County woman for dog breeding
          The Missouri Times:  United WE CEO Wendy Doyle on how China virus affects Missouri women
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          SNL:  Regional China virus update
          P-D editorial:  Endorsement summary for federal and state offices:  Six (6) Democrats, zero (0) Republicans
          KWMU/Corporation for Public Broadcasting "Sharing America" racism reporter Andrea Henderson:  Missouri should restore voting rights to felons
          P-D letter:  Hermann sexagenarian calls Gov. Parson "a toadie" for President Trump
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        Monday, November 2, 2020   Election Eve
       
Rosenbaum:  11 questions that could shape Missouri's election
          The Missouri Times:  #F150CampaignTour:  Scott Faughn visits Cooper and Boone Counties:  Insight on local state rep race, Judy Baker campaign, Yinka Faleti vs. Jay Ashcroft, more
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  Rep. Tracy McCreery (D-Olivette) and Missouri Farm Bureau's Blake Hurst debate Cleaner Missouri;  Panel of David Barklage, Reps. Mary Elizabeth Coleman (R) and LaKeySha Bosley (D), Jeff Rainford talk Trump's margin, Gov. Parson vs. Galloway, Jill Schupp vs. Ann Wagner, legislative races, more
          Joplin Globe:  Life Chain group gathers in Joplin with aim to end abortions
          Missourinet:  Final GOTV schedules for Gov. Parson, Nicole Galloway
          AP:  Final preview:  Gov. Parson vs. Nicole Galloway
          SNL:  November election preview:  Amendment 1
          SNL:  November election preview:  Amendment 3
          Missourinet:  November election preview:  Caleb Rowden vs. Judy Baker
          The Missouri Times:  Rowden says pro-Baker PAC spreading misinformation about his campaign
          SNL:  Election day guide:  Polling places, ID requirements, what you can't wear, more
          KC Star:  More than 700,000 Missourians had voted as of Thursday
          Missourinet:  Columbia College prof Terry Smith says absentee votes will make election-night predictions more challenging
          KWMU:  Profiles of local poll workers
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Sen. Dan Hegeman (R-Cosby):  School funding retains "challenges," big moves now unlikely
          P-D:  Missouri officials divided on policing of gaming machines
          KWMU:  Deadly infection for deer is spreading in Missouri
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          P-D endorsement:  'No' on Amendment 3
          Messenger:  Led by Josh Hawley, Republicans cry wolf over alleged 'censorship' at Twitter and Facebook
          Columbia Missourian's Paul Schloesser:  Jill Schupp's claims about Ann Wagner's donations rated "Half True"
          Columbia Missourian's William Skipworth:  Galloway campaign correct to criticize Gov. Parson over medical coverage for pre-existing conditions
          Joplin Globe op-ed:  Newton County Prosecuting Attorney Will Lynch (R):  Amendment 3 will undo damage caused by Clean Missouri
          P-D letter:  St. Charles sexagenarian, who moved to Missouri from East Coast last year, wants Missourians to reject Cleaner Missouri
          P-D letter:  Old Monroe sexagenarian says state GOP lawmakers are wrong on taxes, Medicaid, labor laws, Second Amendment, and environmental regulations
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        Sunday, November 1, 2020
       
November 2019 Missouri political news headlines
          November 2018 Missouri political news headlines
          November 2017 Missouri political news headlines
          November 2016 Missouri political news headlines
          November 2015 Missouri political news headlines
          November 2014 Missouri political news headlines
          November 2013 Missouri political news headlines
          The Missouri Times:  #F150CampaignTour:  GOP statewides rally in St. Peters;  Union lit drop in Ballwin;  Phone chat with woman filling Democratic ballot slot for Jason Smith's re-election;  More
          Columbia Missourian:  Photo gallery:  Pack of Black Lives Matter protesters fails to block Trump Train from parading in Columbia
          Columbia Missourian:  NAACP's massive GOTV push draws 15 (fifteen) volunteers in Columbia
          SNL:  History before histrionics:  Stone County presiding commissioner explains artifact display that sparked Dems' recent media activation
          Washington Missourian:  Political yard signs dot region's landscape as election day looms
          CDT:  Political signs are replaceable. It's still a misdemeanor to vandalize them in Missouri, though
          Washington Missourian:  County sets early voting record ahead of Tuesday's election
          JCNT:  Mid-Missouri clerks:  Hefty voter turnout possible
          JCNT:  How absentee ballot is submitted dictates when, if it's counted
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Veterans Hall of Fame inducts first class of honorees
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          CDT Executive Editor Jim Van Nostrand:  We don't do endorsements because we don't have an editorial board - but vote against Donald Trump and Caleb Rowden
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Amendment 3 is a wolf in sheep's clothing
          P-D letter:  League of Women Voters member opposes Cleaner Missouri
          JCNT letter:  Jefferson City man encourages 'Yes' vote on Amendment 3, says he voted against leftists' Clean Missouri in 2018
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        Saturday, October 31, 2020   Happy Halloween!
       
The Missouri Times:  #F150CampaignTour:  Stops at Union cafe, Franklin County Clerk's office, Andrew Koenig's house:  Conversations about Trump, Gov. Parson and mask mandate, Koenig vs. Lavender, more
          SE Missourian:  Election predictions:  Cape County Dem Central Committee Vice Chair Linda Sanders "hoping" Biden will get 50% in Cape County
          St. Joseph News-Press:  November election preview:  U.S. Rep. Sam Graves (R) vs. Gena Ross (D)
          The Missouri Times:  Sarah Huckabee Sanders joins Gov. Parson on the campaign trail
          P-D:  Nearly $20 million has flowed so far into hotly contested 2nd Congressional District battle
          KC Star:  November election preview:  Amendment 3
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Nick Schroer (R-O'Fallon) can remain on ballot, appeals court says
          The Missouri Times:  Democrats complain about historical display in Stone County clerk's office;  Artifact collection, set up five (5) years ago, shows replica noose from hanging of white man in 1937
          KC Star:  Missouri Democrats say historical display, set up five (5) years ago, was designed to "stoke the fires of racial prejudice" of voters in November 2020 election
          P-D:  House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade (D-Springfield) wants more special session details from governor
          JCNT:  Decision on medical marijuana suit in judge's hands
          Missouri Independent:  Lawyer for failed medical marijuana applicant blames "insiders"
          Missouri Independent:  In weekly call with hospital leaders, Gov. Parson stresses testing and expresses concern for medical personnel
          P-D:  If needed, alternate care site for China virus patients could be constructed in 11 days
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri lab closure sends long-term care providers scrambling
          KWMU:  Fewer coronavirus patients are dying in Missouri
          Missouri Independent:  Statewide China virus update
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          St. Joseph News-Press endorsement:  'Yes' on Amendment 3
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Missouri Right to Life Executive Director Susan Klein:  Want to save babies and protect women? Vote for Ann Wagner and Andrew Koenig.
          P-D's Kurt Erickson and Jack Suntrup:  In final days of campaign, Gov. Parson imitates Trump - while Nicole Galloway inspires state workers and reminds us that every vote matters
          Messenger:  Couple, who carted young children to Black Lives Matter agitation, unhappy about getting arrested on highway ramp
          JCNT letter:  2018 Democratic state Senate primary runner-up Mollie Freebairn urges vote against Cleaner Missouri
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        Friday, October 30, 2020
       
The Missouri Times:  #F150CampaignTour:  Scott Faughn talks to voters in St. Louis City and Valley Park about Trump, Ann Wagner, Nicole Galloway, Doug Beck, other races;  Notes from conversation with Deb Lavender at Kirkwood campaign office
          The Missouri Times:  2020 election coverage hub:  Election tipsheets, campaign finance filings, voting/ballot questions answered, more
          SE Missourian:  November election preview:  U.S. Rep. Jason Smith (R) vs. Kathy Ellis (D)
          P-D:  November election preview:  Cori Bush (D) vs. Anthony Rogers (R) vs. Alex Furman (L)
          SE Missourian:  Gov. Parson, GOP statewides emphasize conservative values in Cape visit
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson, Galloway make final push in Missouri governor's race
          Missouri Independent:  Gov. Parson, Galloway make final closing arguments in Missouri governor's race
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri governor campaign spending down from 2016 - so far
          SNL:  Defending GOP seat held by Rep. Steve Helms (R-Springfield) a top priority for HRCC
          Missourinet:  SOS Jay Ashcroft predicts 70% voter turnout for general election
          The Missouri Times:  Mail-in ballots, voter queues, poll worker training:  3 election officials weigh in on 2020's challenges
          KWMU:  Following a ballot through the mail-in process in St. Louis County
          JCNT:  Trial over medical marijuana heats up
          JCNT:  State eyes ways to ease COVID-19 strain on hospitals
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson meets with Cox Health in Springfield, discusses challenges local hospitals are facing
          Missourinet:  Free COVID-19 testing continues in Missouri
          KC Star:  Regional China virus update
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri Department of Corrections settles lawsuit with ACLU over hepatitis C treatment for criminals
          St. Joseph News-Press endorsement:  Donald Trump for president
          KC Star endorsement:  Alissia Canady (D) for lieutenant governor
          P-D endorsement video:  Tod Robberson and Kevin McDermott discuss their endorsement of Deb Lavender;  Robberson says Andrew Koenig was "very brusque" to him over the phone
          KC Star editorial:  Is Gov. Parson really belitting Nicole Galloway for attending Catholic school?
          JCNT editorial:  Welcome boost for testing rape kits
          Joplin Globe op-ed:  Drury University political science professor Dan Ponder:  Vote 'No' on Cleaner Missouri
          Phill Brooks:  My role in breaking the news of the Carnahan plane crash
          Kaiser Health News' Lauren Weber:  Mask stockpiling in Missouri, other states hurts nursing homes and small providers
          P-D's Michele Munz:  Politicization of pandemic has frightened female health department heroes;  Some have been called hurtful names, and even criticized in online comments
          P-D letter:  St. Louis septuagenarian says Amendment 3 will disenfranchise minorities
          P-D letter:  University City septuagenarian wants Gov. Parson and state lawmakers to spend more money on veterans homes
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        Thursday, October 29, 2020
       
The Missouri Times:  #F150CampaignTour:  Scott Faughn visits with Doug Beck at AFL-CIO hall in Affton, details GOTV phone banking and more
          KC Star:  4Star Politics:  Democrat Jason Grill, Republican Annie Presley predict a Gov. Parson victory (28:00 mark);  Grill says Dems' lackluster statewide ticket lacks "juice" of years past (30:00 mark)
          KWMU:  Rolla liberals hope left-wing ideology grows in region;  Missouri S&T prof acknowledges GOP will spank Biden and Galloway in Phelps County
          SNL:  Gov. Parson, Galloway disagree over state's administration of medical marijuana program
          Missouri Independent:  Democrats criticize Gov. Parson for not wearing mask while visiting Cape Girardeau bakery
          P-D:  Galloway criticizes Gov. Parson for touting his public-school background
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Cleaner Missouri opponents hold news conference;  Comments from Democrats Sly James, Michael Wolff
          Missouri Independent:  November election preview:  Spotlight on competitive state legislative races
          Missouri Independent:  In Missouri, fewer than 70,000 criminals are forbidden from voting in 2020
          Missourinet:  Dozens of Missouri counties have purchased pens for each voter on Tuesday, because of COVID worries
          KC Star:  Legislative preview:  How Tuesday's election will affect Missouri COVID mandates
          The Missouri Times:  Spire's coronavirus assistance program accelerated with PSC approval
          Missourinet:  White House ranks Missouri 18th in new COVID cases
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          P-D:  Daily regional China virus update
          CDT:  Regional China virus update
          KC Star endorsement:  U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D)
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  NARAL Executive Director Mallory Schwarz:  Vote for Democrats Jill Schupp and Deb Lavender
          KC Star op-ed:  House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade (D-Springfield):  Rick Roeber does not meet the standards for the Missouri House
          Joplin Globe letter:  Missouri Right to Life's Susan Klein says Cleaner Missouri opponents are deceptive, urges 'Yes' vote on Amendment 3
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        Wednesday, October 28, 2020
       
SNL:  Blunt, Hawley vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court
          Missourinet:  November election preview:  U.S. Rep. Jason Smith (R) vs. Kathy Ellis (D);  Ellis came within 49 points of incumbent in 2018 nail-biter
          KC Star:  Gun-control series:  Giffords Center PAC supports Jill Schupp versus Ann Wagner
          KC Star:  Fundraising pitch:  Please join Report for America and the Missouri Foundation for Health in funding our gun-control series (italics, bottom of article)
          JCNT:  October spending jumps in gubernatorial campaigns
          P-D:  Gov. Parson, Nicole Galloway criss-cross state in final days of campaign
          SE Missourian:  Galloway, trailing in polls, insists she is "within the margin of error";  All Dem statewides except Alissia Canady attend union event
          P-D:  Gov. Parson, Galloway weigh in on lawsuits from failed marijuana license applicants
          Columbia Missourian:  Issue spotlight:  Gov. Parson and Nicole Galloway on economic development
          Columbia Missourian:  Issue spotlight:  Gov. Parson and Nicole Galloway on Medicaid expansion
          KWMU:  Profile:  Gov. Mike Parson
          The Missouri Times:  MOGOP's Jean Evans says Dem AG candidate Rich Finneran committed perjury, should be disqualified from race
          Missourinet:  November election preview:  Sen. Andrew Koenig (R-Manchester) vs. Rep. Deb Lavender (D-Kirkwood)
          Joplin Globe:  Absentee voters breaking records week before election day
          Columbia Missourian:  COVID-19 sparks call to action, challenges, concerns for poll workers
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Mid-Missouri clerks give quarantined, isolated voters chance to cast their ballots
          KWMU:  Liberal groups complain about curbside voting access
          Missourinet:  Missouri program changes lives of high school students with disabilities
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri landlords file thousands of cases against derelict renters;  Activists want state lawmakers to ban evictions
          Missouri Independent:  Initial shipment of thousands of antigen COVID tests sent to Missouri schools
          KC Star:  Regional China virus update
          Washington Missourian endorsement:  Vicki Englund (D) for state treasurer
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Regardless of who wins governor's race, leadership change needed at DHSS
          KC Star op-ed:  Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe:  Helping Missouri's working families achieve the American dream
          Missouri Independent op-ed:  Central Missouri State's Robynn Kuhlmann:  Missouri redistricting vote opens door to an experiment, regardless of outcome
          Washington Missourian letter:  Washington man says having a woman as governor would ensure "a government for all the people"
          Columbia Missourian letter:  Columbia woman urges vote for Gov. Parson based on qualifications
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        Tuesday, October 27, 2020
       
Missourinet:  November election preview:  U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner vs. Jill Schupp
          SNL:  Gov. Parson to be joined by Sarah Huckabee Sanders for 'Keep Missouri Red' rally Friday in Springfield
          The Missouri Times:  8 days before November election quarterly filing reports:  Statewide candidates
          The Missouri Times:  8 days before November election quarterly filing reports:  PACs
          The Missouri Times:  8 days before November election quarterly filing reports:  Missouri Senate
          The Missouri Times:  8 days before November election quarterly filing reports:  Missouri House
          KC Star:  November election preview:  Down-ballot statewide races
          The Missouri Times:  Bubs Hohulin says pro-Galloway ad, recycling footage from 2016 Russ Carnahan ad, is deceptive
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking:  Sean Soendker Nicholson (D) talks with Jason Rosenbaum about campaign to defeat Cleaner Missouri, Galloway's role in selecting "nonpartisan" demographer, more
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Area state rep candidates debate in virtual forum
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri Fraternal Order of Police revokes endorsement of state rep candidate Rick Roeber (R)
          Missourinet:  Missourians need to bring ID to polling stations
          SNL:  Rules about electioneering, poll watching in Missouri
          P-D:  Kirkwood Democrat flying home to vote after absentee ballot mishap
          Missouri Independent:  Schmitt calls marijuana license lawsuit "baseless"
          P-D:  Missouri veterans homes face financial reckoning as COVID-19 death toll rises to 73
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri sending 135k antigen tests to public, private schools
          Missourinet:  Initial shipment of COVID-19 tests headed to Missouri schools
          KC Star:  Regional China virus update
          P-D:  Regional China virus update
          P-D:  Video:  China virus press conference production:  Prepared remarks, emotional pleas, waterworks
          SNL:  Final score:  Missouri elk 1, hunters 0 in inaugural archery season
          St. Joseph News-Press endorsements:  Missouri House:  Bill Falkner (R), Brenda Shields (R), Dean VanSchoiack (R)
          SE Missourian editorial:  Amendments 1 and 3 explained
          SE Missourian letter:  Cape Girardeau Farm Bureau Board of Directors says Amendment 3 will right the wrongs of deceptive "Clean Missouri"
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        Monday, October 26, 2020
       
KCUR:  Infographic:  U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D) vs. Ryan Derks (R)
          Joplin Globe:  Quarterly "Pulse of the Voters" project:  Man-on-the-street interviews with six (6) voters
          Missourinet:  Hawley concerned with COVID-19 deaths at Missouri Veterans Homes, praises Gov. Parson for taking action
          SNL:  November election preview:  Gov. Mike Parson (R) vs. Nicole Galloway (D)
          Columbia Missourian:  November election preview:  Amendment 1
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst makes case for Amendment 3
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  Rep. Doug Beck (D-Affton) talks with Scott Faughn about state Senate bid;  Panel of Reps. Louis Riggs (R) and Wiley Price IV (D), Lane Koch, Planned Parenthood's Jesse Lawder talk Trump vs. Biden, Gov. Parson vs. Galloway, more
          KWMU:  Missouri's few competitive Senate races create high stakes
          KCUR:  Liberals lose lawsuit against Ashcroft and local election authorities
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Demand for firearms high, supply is low;  Sales spiked in July thanks to rioting and looting
          P-D:  Thousands of Missourians switch to federal program after exhausting regular unemployment benefits
          The Missouri Times:  A look behind the scenes of the Missouri PSC's staff
          JCNT:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report says obesity rates for some Missouri children growing
          Missourinet:  Missouri's specialized medical team continues helping communities during pandemic
          P-D:  Missouri to use social media 'influencers' to promote virus safety
          KC Star:  Regional China virus update
          KC Star endorsement:  'No' on Amendment 1
          Missouri Independent op-ed:  Jeff Smith:  The two ways Democrats can stop their decline in Missouri
          P-D letter:  Veteran GOP leader Bruce Buwalda says Ann Wagner has helped residents with West Lake Landfill issue
          P-D letter:  St. Louis woman says Cleaner Missouri would undermine children's belief in democracy
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        Sunday, October 25, 2020
       
St. Joseph News-Press:  Trump train parades around northwest Missouri
          SNL:  November election preview:  U.S. Rep. Billy Long (R) vs. Teresa Montensy (D), who quit in September
          Washington Missourian:  Gov. Parson:  Economic recovery underway in Missouri
          Columbia Missourian:  Galloway holds Zoom call with Boone County Democrats
          JCNT:  November election preview:  AG Eric Schmitt (R) vs. Rich Finneran (D)
          CDT:  November election preview:  House District 44:  Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch (R) vs. Jacque Sample (D)
          CDT:  November election preview:  House District 47:  Rep. Chuck Basye (R) vs. Adrian Plank (D)
          CDT:  November election preview:  House District 50:  Rep. Sara Walsh (R) vs. Kari Chesney (D)
          JCNT:  Walsh, Chesney offer thoughts on police tactics, no-knock warrants, other crime topics
          Columbia Missourian:  Early voting surging in Boone County and statewide
          Washington Missourian:  Franklin County reports almost 6,000 ballots already cast
          JCNT:  Mid-Missouri county clerks:  No delays expected on election night
          KC Star:  GOP groups to use poll watchers to defend ballot integrity;  Comments from St. Charles County GOP's Penny Henke, Jackson County GOP's David Lightner, liberal Brennan Center lawyer
          P-D:  Former state Rep. Courtney Curtis (D-Ferguson) reaches agreement with federal prosecutors to plead guilty to campaign finance fraud
          JCNT:  Decisions still being made in Missouri's COVID-19 vaccine plan
          P-D:  State, regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Regional China virus update
          SE Missourian:  No new COVID deaths reported Friday
          St. Joseph News-Press endorsement:  Mike Parson for governor
          Joplin Globe endorsement:  'No' on Amendment 3
          Columbia Missourian's Benjamin Brink:  U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler wrong about COVID and herd immunity
          KC Star's Jonathan Shorman:  Imagining Nicole Galloway as governor in 2021:  Finally, a statewide mask mandate, implementation of Medicaid expansion and a fight against violent crime
          Columbia Missourian's David Webber:  Vote 'No' on Amendment 3
          Joplin Globe op-ed:  Former U.S. Sen. John Danforth:  Vote 'No' on Amendment 3
          Joplin Globe op-ed:  Rep. Lane Roberts (R-Joplin):  Vote 'Yes' on Amendment 3
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  HD 16 candidate James Shackelford (D) responds to opponent's op-ed, admits to attending Black Lives Matter protest
          P-D letter:  Crestwood sexagenarian says Ann Wagner's re-election will lead to roofers falling off houses, contaminated water and clogged sewers
          P-D letter:  O'Fallon sexagenarian criticizes Missouri and St. Charles County leaders for not forcing mask mandate
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        Saturday, October 24, 2020
       
SNL:  Court:  No changes in Missouri mail-in ballot rules - mail-in ballots must be mailed in
          JCNT:  Judge sides with Missouri in liberal groups' voting rights lawsuit
          JCNT:  Jefferson City NAACP honors Cori Bush with first-ever "Trailblazer Award";  Incoming congresswoman explains thoughts on defunding Pentagon, how Michael Brown's assault on Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson affected her, more
          P-D:  State corrections officers' union explains how Galloway campaign staff has bungled potential endorsement;  Union boss open to endorse, but "we're getting down to crunch time"
          P-D:  Union boss, liberal law professor say Missouri prison officials lack transparency
          SNL:  November election preview:  Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe (R) vs. Alissia Canady (D)
          SNL:  November election preview:  State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick (R) vs. Vicki Englund (D)
          The Missouri Times:  A look at Missouri's top 3 state Senate races
          SE Missourian:  November election preview:  Wayne Wallingford (R) vs. Andy Leighton (D) for Kathy Swan's open House seat
          St. Joseph News-Press:  November election preview:  Dean VanSchoiack (R) vs. Karen Panalp (D) for Sheila Solon's open House seat
          Missourinet:  Fitzpatrick's office returns $186k in unclaimed property to unemployed Missourians
          P-D:  Missouri state government responded to flood of unemployment calls better than other states
          Missourinet:  MoDOT has had about 2,500 workers resign since 2016
          Missouri Independent:  Spire Missouri program will help derelict account holders pay what they owe
          Missourinet:  Missouri to reimburse some substitute teachers taking speedy training
          SNL:  Missouri DHSS:  Marijuana mold growth? Yes. Safety issue? No.
          Missourinet:  Missouri wraps up probe into moldy medical marijuana complaint
          SNL:  First Springfield marijuana dispensary sets opening date
          Missourinet:  Missouri flu shots are up 19 percent, from a year ago
          KWMU:  State, regional China virus update
          P-D:  State, regional China virus update
          KC Star:  KC police put down dangerous felon after he shot at officers
          KSHB (Kansas City):  Black Lives Matter crowd gives up on "occupation protest" outside City Hall;  Pack of protesters quits after zero (0) demands are met
          Washington Missourian endorsement:  Blaine Luetkemeyer (R) for U.S. Congress
          Washington Missourian editorial:  Cori Bush a naive, far-left rookie Democratic candidate who hurts other Dems like Nicole Galloway
          P-D letter:  St. Louis man says Missouri is "backwards" on mail-in voting
          P-D letter:  Washington sexagenarians say Cleaner Missouri is designed to deceive Missourians
          P-D letter:  St. Louis nonagenarian says McCloskeys should get in line behind murderers for clemency
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        Friday, October 23, 2020
       
KC Star:  St. Louis area voters weigh in on Ann Wagner vs. Jill Schupp;  St. Charles County's Lynn Schmidt:  I'm a Republican, but I support Jill Schupp
          KC Star, July 2018:  Lynn Schmidt:  I'm a Republican, but I support Claire McCaskill
          July 2020:  Lynn Schmidt op-ed:  I'm a Republican, but I oppose Gov. Parson and the White House
          September 2020:  Lynn Schmidt op-ed:  I'm a Republican, but I oppose Jay Ashcroft's plan on mail-in ballots
          CDT:  November election overview:  U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R) vs. Lindsey Simmons (D)
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson responds to Cori Bush's 'defund the Pentagon' comments:  'Irresponsible and immature'
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Gov. Mike Parson talks with Jason Rosenbaum about election, COVID, implementing Medicaid expansion, urban crime, more
          P-D:  Gov. Parson stopped by Truman State Office Building for socially-distanced 'thank you' event one week before testing positive for coronavirus
          SNL:  November election overview:  Attorney general Eric Schmitt (R) vs. Rich Finneran (D)
          SNL:  Democratic attorney general candidate Rich Finneran pays delinquent personal property taxes this week, avoids disqualification from ballot
          Missourinet:  Rowden urges public to 'raise the bar' after family followed
          Columbia Missourian:  Quarterly report analysis:  Caleb Rowden vs. Judy Baker
          Columbia Missourian:  Quarterly reports analysis:  Local state rep races
          P-D:  Court:  Missouri voters must return mail-in ballots by mail
          KC Star:  Court rules with Ashcroft on mail-in ballots

          Missourinet:  Missouri county clerks focusing on PPE for November election
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air:  Missouri Independent's Jason Hancock, Rebecca Rivas promote new outlet
          P-D:  Missouri jobless claims drop as state records one of lowest unemployment rates in nation
          SNL:  Gov. Parson sets post-election special session to make budget adjustments
          The Missouri Times:  Schmitt's office receives $2 million grant for SAFE Kit Initiative
          SNL:  New funds could get rape kits to the lab
          KWMU:  Missouri medical marijuana dispensaries are open, but don't expect any bargains;  Jack Cardetti says prices are at their peak, will drift lower as supply increases
          KC Star:  A look at upcoming KC-area dispensary openings
          Missouri Independent:  Medical marijuana lawsuit:  DHSS illegally concealed documents
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri makes COVID data available to download, explains difference in positivity rate
          Missourinet:  Missouri Dept. of Mental Health reports 705 COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths
          Missouri Independent:  Nearly half of Missouri's COVID deaths occured in nursing homes
          KWMU:  Missouri prison officials transfer criminals cautiously during pandemic
          SE Missourian:  Positive trends seen in coronavirus numbers
          KC Star:  Regional China virus update
          The Missouri Times:  PSC waives incentives restriction for Ameren
          KC Star endorsement:  Nicole Galloway (D) for governor
          P-D editorial:  President Trump, Gov. Parson wrong on coronavirus
          Phill Brooks:  On Kit Bond, Mel Carnahan, Jim Talent vs. Bob Holden, and today's meaningless social media snark
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Rick Brattin:  Vote 'Yes' on Amendment 3
          P-D op-ed:  Washington University associate law professor:  Cleaner Missouri is a "xenophobic power grab," and its authors are "incompetent"
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Rep. Ingrid Burnett (D-Kansas City):  In light of pandemic, allow schools to create alternatives to in-person and virtual learning
          P-D letter:  Ladue resident disagrees with Ann Wagner on wide range of issues
          P-D letter:  Teenage gun control activist "begging everyone to vote against Ann Wagner"
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        Thursday, October 22, 2020
       
P-D:  Cori Bush causes stir with call to 'defund the Pentagon'
          KC Star:  Jack Danforth, who left U.S Senate in 1995, says President Trump's comments on debate commission "pave the way for violence in the streets"
          KWMU:  St. Louis County to publish polling place wait times on election day
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air preview:  Jason Hancock to promote Missouri Independent today
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson calls for special session to pass supplemental budget next month
          JCNT:  Gov. Parson announces second special session
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson calls special session Nov. 5 to access additional federal aid
          Missourinet:  Budget Chairman Cody Smith (R-Carthage):  Amount of supplemental budget for Missouri special session has not been determined
          KWMU:  Gov. Parson calls second special session, gives more details on coronavirus vaccine plan
          KC Star:  Special session could potentially fund witness protection program supported by KC leaders
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri's food banks receiving $5 million in CARES funds
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri health department investigating complaint of 'mold growth' on medical marijuana
          The Missouri Times:  DHSS investigating medical marijuana consumer complaint
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri Medicaid expansion:  Will it bust the budget or pay for itself?
          KCUR:  In some Missouri school districts, teachers are essential workers - so they don't have to quarantine
          KC Star:  Who gets the COVID-19 vaccine first?  Missouri reveals plans and challenges
          Missourinet:  Missouri prisons have had only 7 COVID-19 associated deaths
          Missourinet:  Missouri prison system reports 2nd staff death from COVID
          SE Missourian:  Regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Join the Giffords Law Center and others today for the first in our series of forums on gun control and "policing in communities of color"
          KCUR:  Up to Date:  Some KC newsrooms have stopped using mugshots, because showing photos of perps is racist
          KC Star endorsement:  Rich Finneran (D) for attorney general
          KC Star endorsement:  'No' on Amendment 3
          P-D editorial:  With "defund the Pentagon" tweet, Cori Bush does her part to help the Trump campaign
          JCNT editorial:  Mel Carnahan was a statesman among politicians
          Priddy:  Vote 'No' on Amendment 1
          Missouri Independent op-ed:  Aligned VP Linda Rallo:  Missouri teachers work two jobs for the price of one
          The Missouri Times letter:  Ozarks Technical Community College System Chancellor Hal Higdon on Second Chance Pell Grants
          Washington Missourian letter:  Washington sexagenarian says Gov. Parson governs with common sense
          Washington Missourian letter:  "Board of Four Rivers Progressive Coalition" opposes Cleaner Missouri
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        Wednesday, October 21, 2020
       
KWMU:  Democrats hope "Trump fatigue" causes realignment in Republican parts of St. Louis County
          The Missouri Times' Scott Faughn:  Statewide tipsheet:  October 2020
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air:  Nicole Galloway insists she can win:  "I speak with Trump/Galloway voters all of the time"
          Missouri Independent:  'Big money bat signal:'  Galloway campaign accused of sidestepping ban on coordination
          Missouri Independent:  China virus and the governor's race
          Missourinet:  Galloway visits Joplin, bashes Gov. Parson for 2018 "right to work" stance
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Jay Ashcroft talks with Jason Rosenbaum about his upcoming re-election and elections during a pandemic
          Missouri Independent:  November election overview:  AG Eric Schmitt (R) vs. Rich Finneran (D)
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air:  Amendment 3 debate:  Sean Soendker Nicholson (D) vs. Sen. Bob Onder (R-Lake Saint Louis)
          KCUR:  In Missouri's August primary, fewer than 550 ballots rejected for lack of notarization
          SNL:  USA Today "Strange Bedfellows" heartstring-tug series:  How a bipartisan group of Missouri lawmakers passed a bill to help vulnerable kids
          P-D:  Gov. Parson touts new jobs at PPE distribution center in Overland
          The Missouri Times:  Schmitt joints federal antitrust suit against Google
          St. Joseph News-Press:  AG Eric Schmitt announces statewide initiative to evict illegal massage businesses
          Missourinet:  Missouri steps up its pre-K efforts
          JCNT:  DESE launches early learning office
          The Missouri Times:  DESE removes barrier to teaching certification
          Missourinet:  Missouri Board of Education talks about ongoing challenges schools are facing during pandemic
          SNL:  DHSS investigating mold found in medical marijuana sold in St. Louis
          KC Star:  Some Missouri counties still lack federal COVID-19 aid
          Missourinet:  Fewer than 70 have died at Missouri veterans homes due to COVID since September 1
          JCNT:  Cole County health director:  High COVID-19 positivity rate from testing symptomatic people
          Missouri Independent:  Series debut:  Daily state China virus update
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Regional China virus update
          P-D editorial:  Trump Administration's Census shenanigans are designed to undercount St. Louis City and other urban areas
          KC Star editorial:  GOP candidates should stop avoiding debates arranged by objective groups like newspaper editorial boards, NPR affiliates and the League of Women Voters
          Missouri Independent op-ed:  Scott Charton:  Remembering Mel Carnahan, 20 years after plane crash
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  HD 16 GOP candidate Chris Brown:  Now more than ever, candidates should oppose efforts to defund police
          P-D letter:  Ferguson man says Hawley's opposition to Obamacare proves senator is not "pro-life"
          P-D letter:  St. Louis City sexagenarian wants 2nd Congressional District voters to choose Jill Schupp over "fear-mongering" Ann Wagner
          P-D letter:  University City octogenarian describes terror of seeing maskless diner patrons in Rolla, blames Gov. Parson
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        Tuesday, October 20, 2020
       
Missouri Independent:  Sen. Karla May (D-St. Louis City) says 2020 statewide Democratic candidates are not visible in St. Louis City;  Harris-Stowe prof says McCaskill was too concerned with "the white vote" in 2018
          The Missouri Times:  Blunt weighs in on SCOTUS confirmation:  'Barrett is extraordinary'
          P-D:  Ann Wagner, Jill Schupp take part in online debate
          The Missouri Times:  ALEC report names Gov. Parson among top 15 governors for economic policy
          JCNT:  In solo event, Galloway cites need for more housing, minimum wage hike
          Joplin Globe:  Profile:  Nicole Galloway
          Missouri Independent:  A look at social media spending in governor's race;  Comments from campaigns, academics
          The Missouri Times:  'Right leader:'  Kehoe releases first 2020 campaign ad
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  AG Eric Schmitt joins Jason Rosenbaum and Rachel Lippmann to talk urban crime, McCloskeys, much more
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air preview:  Sen. Bob Onder (R-Lake Saint Louis) vs. Sean Soendker Nicholson on Cleaner Missouri
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri State Highway Patrol investigating hoax text claiming Rowden quitting politics
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in Missouri Politics recap:  Andrew Koenig vs. Deb Lavender
          P-D:  Hollywood celebs continue parade of endorsements in Missouri:  Jon Hamm endorses Deb Lavender in state Senate race
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri budget bouncing back from COVID;  Thoughts from Jim Moody, liberal Missouri Budget Project, others
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri begins medical marijuana sales
          KC Star:  First legal marijuana sales take place in KC area;  Patient symptoms include "stress," "minor body aches," etc.
          P-D:  Regional China virus update
          SE Missourian:  No new COVID deaths reported in region Monday
          KWMU:  Local China virus task force head:  Region's hospitals likely to be overwhelmed by patients "soon"
          P-D endorsement recap:  Federal and state races:  Six (6) Democrats, zero (0) Republicans
          JCNT editorial:  Missouri Highway Patrol on right track with training, transparency
          Missouri Independent Editor in Chief Jason Hancock:  We are 'detectives for the people'
          P-D op-ed:  Former Eastern Michigan University English professor:  Josh Hawley wrong to go on the attack about "anti-Catholic bigotry"
          Columbia Missourian's Ken Midkiff:  Department of Natural Resources? More like Department of NO Resources
          KC Star letters:  St. Joseph septuagenarian would like to change his vote for secretary of state, after already voting;  KC woman threatens to "do everything in (her) power" to defeat Blunt and Hawley unless they vote "No" on Barrett
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        Monday, October 19, 2020
       
Missourinet:  Missouri program offers free help during Medicare open enrollment
          JCNT:  Free USDA meal program extended at area schools
          Missourinet:  Drowning deaths of three kayakers in southwest Missouri prompts Billy Long to file legislation
          P-D:  November election overview:  AG Eric Schmitt (R) vs. Rich Finneran (D)
          P-D:  November election overview:  State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick (R) vs. Vicki Englund (D)
          St. Joseph News-Press:  November issue overview:  Amendment 1
          SNL:  November issue overview:  Amendment 3
          This Week In Missouri Politics:  Scott Faughn hosts Sen. Andrew Koenig (R-Manchester) and Rep. Deb Lavender (D-Kirkwood) to discuss their heated race for SD 15
          CDT:  Caleb Rowden target of text message hoax;  Authorities investigating who sent fake "stepping away from politics" message
          SE Missourian:  Cape County Clerk Kara Clark Summers discusses voting rules and regulations
          KWMU/Corporation for Public Broadcasting "Sharing America" racism reporter Andrea Henderson:  How to help voters of color avoid hurdles in this election
          KWMU/Corporation for Public Broadcasting "Sharing America" racism reporter Andrea Henderson:  Common Cause's "Election Protection" recruiting volunteers to report "voter suppression"
          AP:  Long lines as Missouri medical marijuana dispensaries open
          P-D:  Medical marijuana sales begin in St. Louis County
          KC Star:  Sen. Lauren Arthur (D-Kansas City) led effort on mammography bill
          Missourinet:  Missouri National Guard's current largest effort is supporting state health department
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Missouri Public Service Commission to consider Evergy request
          Joplin Globe non-endorsement:  Weigh the pros and cons of term limits before voting on Amendment 1
          KC Star endorsement:  Yinka Faleti (D) for secretary of state
          KC Star endorsement:  Barbara Anne Washington (D) for state Senate
          KC Star endorsement video:  Barbara Anne Washington's chat with editorial board
          KC Star endorsement video:  Barbara Anne Washington imagines what a Democratic agenda for the Missouri Senate would look like
          P-D letter:  Olivette octogenarian omniscently reveals how Tom Eagleton - dead for thirteen (13) years - would feel about Amy Coney Barrett
          P-D letter:  League of Women Voters septuagenarian explains "nonpartisan" group's opposition to Cleaner Missouri
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        Sunday, October 18, 2020
       
KC Star:  Hawley's book on big tech companies set to be released next June
          JCNT:  County clerks offer advice to avoid voting problems
          CDT:  Caleb Rowden leads Judy Baker by wide margin in campaign fundraising
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Local GOP state legislative candidates hold cash lead over Democrats
          Columbia Missourian:  Politics in a pandemic:  Candidates adjust their strategies to deal with COVID-19 limitations
          SNL:  Missouri's unemployment rate sees big decline in September
          SNL:  Trade association says Missouri's first medical marijuana sales will be in St. Louis County
          P-D:  Medical marijuana sales begin in St. Louis County;  patients line up at two dispensaries
          KC Star:  New gun control series:  Who's to blame for gun violence in Kansas City? The police and "systemic racism."
          JCNT:  Kids Win Missouri report highlights parents' concerns during pandemic
          P-D:  State, regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          P-D editorial:  Ann Wagner, other Republicans try desperately to mask themselves from Trump political plague
          KC Star editorial:  KC residents' distrust of police sparks fear, drives violent crime
          KC Star's Jonathan Shorman:  Gov. Parson offers only scattered evidence of a forward-looking agenda, but Nicole Galloway provides Missourians a series of plans on key issues
          P-D letter:  Creve Coeur man mocks "Boy Wonder" Josh Hawley, says senator stokes bigotry
          P-D letter:  Pacific octogenarian questions whether Josh Hawley is actually a Christian
          P-D letter:  St. Louis man says Gov. Parson wrong on Medicaid expansion, mask mandate, marijuana licensing, Cleaner Missouri
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        Saturday, October 17, 2020
       
KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air:  Area lesbians call Amy Coney Barrett a threat, rush to get married;  Insights from "Lot's Wife Trans & Queer Chaplaincy"
          The Missouri Times:  October quarterly filing reports:  Statewide offices
          The Missouri Times:  October quarterly filing reports:  PACs
          The Missouri Times:  October quarterly filing reports:  Missouri Senate
          The Missouri Times:  October quarterly filing reports:  Missouri House
          The Missouri Times:  New Jersey's Democrat governor does press call touting Galloway
          SNL:  November issue overview:  Amendment 1
          The Missouri Times:  Hollywood liberal Jennifer Lawrence urges Missourians to vote 'No' on Cleaner Missouri
          CDT:  Fact check:  Caleb Rowden is right - CARES Act funds weren't paid out
          St. Joseph News-Press:  November election preview:  Rep. Bill Falkner (R) vs. Colby Murphy (D)
          KC Star:  Star names Jonathan Shorman as replacement for reporter Jason Hancock;  31-year-old covered Missouri Legislature for two sessions (2013-14)
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson says box-in strategy is being used at Missouri veterans homes
          SNL:  DHSS rolls out COVID-19 vaccine plan
          P-D:  State, regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Regional China virus update
          KWMU:  SLU poll shows nearly half of Missourians say they will not get China virus vaccine
          JCNT:  Highway Patrol data portal includes use of force, pursuits
          SE Missourian:  Several options for a Cape urban deer hunt
          SNL:  MDC wants input on black bear hunting season
          KC Star:  Why Kansas City can't stop the bloodshed in deadliest year ever;  "Structural racism" to blame
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Take note of Missouri's good news on jobs
          Washington Missourian editorial:  Coronavirus situation in Missouri is critical
          P-D letter:  Olivette septuagenarian expresses anger over writing letters to Blunt and Hawley "every week in September" and not yet receiving response
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        Friday, October 16, 2020
       
KWMU:  UMSL political science professor David Kimball:  Rural Missouri voters supported Trump overwhelmingly in 2016, and will do so again in 2020
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Ann Wagner talks with Jason Rosenbaum about Trump's numbers, Amy Coney Barrett, stimulus, Afghanistan, more
          P-D:  Ann Wagner enters home stretch with 2-1 cash-on-hand advantage over Jill Schupp
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Sarah Unsicker (D-Shrewsbury), two urban officials sign nationwide letter urging Senate to reject Barrett
          Missourinet:  AG William Barr:  Since Operation Legend, St. Louis City murder rate has declined by 49%
          KWMU:  Barr highlights success of federal law enforcement surge in St. Louis
          P-D:  Urban officials claim Census will miss thousands
          Columbia Missourian:  Fact check:  Anti-police group Indivisible urges donors to give to Galloway
          AP:  Pro-Galloway PAC raises $5 million
          The Missouri Times:  Rowden describes experiences being followed, shares Ring.com photo of prowler on doorstep
          Columbia Missourian:  A look at Rowden's ad on his vote to fully fund education
          The Missouri Times:  After Roeber abuse allegations, HD 34 not on HRCC target list
          SNL:  Greene County Clerk Shane Schoeller:  Avoid these common mistakes when voting by mail
          SE Missourian:  Curbside voting to be available in Cape County before election day
          The Missouri Times:  Tim Jones is breaking down the news in his latest endeavor - host of the Morning Line on Springfield's KWTO
          KWTO:  Station schedule, "Listen Live" link for Tim Jones' show
          Missourinet:  Roger Wilson reflects on anniversary of Mel Carnahan's death
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri submits coronavirus vaccination plan to CDC
          JCNT:  State releases COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan
          KWMU:  Missouri has a plan to administer coronavirus vaccine when available
          P-D:  Gov. Parson says he won't force vaccinations on Missourians
          Missourinet:  Missouri schools have a few days left to request rapid COVID-19 tests from the state
          SE Missourian:  State reports coronavirus cases within school district boundaries
          KC Star:  KC hospitals continue to see increase in COVID patients
          P-D:  Regional, state China virus update
          St. Joseph News-Press endorsement:  Yes on Amendment 1
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Leave political signs alone
          CDT op-ed:  Ted Farnen:  The Electoral College is an intolerable relic
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Holly Rehder:  Vote 'Yes' on Amendment 3
          KC Star op-ed:  Missouri Jobs With Justice's Patricia Jones-Macklin:  Cleaner Missouri is a "devious scheme"
          Columbia Missourian's Veronica Mohesky:  Analysis from Brennan Center shows Amendment 3 could unfairly benefit old white people
          P-D letter:  Webster Groves sexagenarian wants Blunt and Hawley to spend more taxpayer money on SNAP, other handouts
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        Thursday, October 15, 2020
       
SNL:  Billy Long asks Corps to study permit process
          AP:  McCloskeys plead not guilty to two felony charges
          The Missouri Times:  New ad from Gov. Parson's campaign highlights longtime campaign aide
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Farm Bureau endorses more statewide officials
          KWMU:  In-depth:  Policy and politics of Amendment 3
          Missourinet:  Amendment 3 debate in Springfield centers around "nonpartisan" demographer
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Democrat state Senate candidate Richard Orr on his 20-point loss to Bill Eigel in 2016, and why this time will be totally different
          Columbia Missourian:  Local state legislative candidates offer their plans on how to deal with declining state revenue
          Joplin Globe:  City officials issue reminder on campaign sign rules, thefts, vandalism
          P-D:  St. Charles County Council OKs election grant tied to Facebook founder
          CDT:  Tribune hires replacement for veteran political reporter Rudi Keller:  22-year-old Langston Newsome, who boasts "more than a year covering prep sports"
          AP:  Missouri unemployment rate drops
          The Missouri Times:  September jobs report shows decreased unemployment rates
          P-D:  Missouri reports big drop in unemployment
          KWMU:  In Missouri, fewer than 4,500 to lose federal unemployment benefits this week
          P-D:  Gov. Parson meets in St. Louis with families of officers killed in the line of duty
          The Missouri Times:  Federal official touts Missouri as example of prison reentry efforts on state tour
          SE Missourian:  Some Missouri medical marijuana dispensaries opening soon, but area outlets could take longer
          Columbia Missourian:  Missouri awards over $800,000 in second round of broadband funding
          P-D:  Shortage of staff leads Missouri to downsize women's prison in Vandalia
          KC Star:  One of last KC districts will finally allow kids back in schools - in January
          AP:  Missouri COVID database fixed
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          P-D:  Regional, state China virus update
          KC Star:  Liberal group says COVID has spurred right-wing "militia" to expand;  153 members nationwide, with some potentially located in Missouri
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri PSC opens case on Regional Transmission Organizations
          KC Star endorsement:  Chris Hager (D) for Missouri House District 34
          P-D editorial:  Hawley helps Barrett dodge big questions on abortion and religion
          Joplin Globe editorial:  AG Eric Schmitt right to fight for Eleven Point State Park
          P-D letter:  Clayton sexagenarian says Hawley has not done enough to denounce President Trump's "rallying call for white supremacy"
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        Wednesday, October 14, 2020
       
KFEQ:  Profile:  Gena Ross, the woman filling Democratic ballot slot for Sam Graves' re-election
          P-D:  Ann Wagner and Jill Schupp agree to Oct. 19 virtual forum
          Scott Faughn:  Thoughts on the Gov. Parson vs. Nicole Galloway gubernatorial debate:  Key themes and Skoal-spitting moments
          SNL:  SLU poll shows Gov. Parson leading Nicole Galloway 50-44
          KCUR:  Profile:  Alissia Canady, Democrat for lieutenant governor
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Sen. Bill Eigel (R-Weldon Spring) talks with Jason Rosenbaum about St. Charles County demographics, upcoming congressional redistricting, Conservative Caucus priorities, other 2020 state Senate contests
          Columbia Missourian:  Election overview:  House District 50:  Sara Walsh (R) vs. Kari Chesney (D)
          KWMU:  Over 100,000 Missourians in the St. Louis region have already cast ballots
          KC Star:  More than 12,000 Kansas Citians have cast ballots at Union Station
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Bill Kidd (R-Buckner) vying for Speaker Pro Tem
          P-D:  Rep. Hardy Billington (R-Poplar Bluff) says he's nearly recovered from China virus
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson awards Missouri Public Safety Medals
          P-D:  Pot sales set to start:  Missouri medical marijuana dispensaries just waiting for product
          AP:  State fire marshal, citing drought, urges no outdoor burning
          SE Missourian:  Jackson resident takes newly-created job aiming to increase diversity in Missouri Department of Conservation
          Joplin Globe:  Jasper football coach accused of leading students in prayer;  district opens investigation
          JCNT:  COVID-19 cases rise at local prisons
          KC Star:  Regional China virus update
          P-D editorial:  Snafu in Missouri's coronavirus count is a serious lapse that demands answers
          KC Star's Melinda Henneberger:  Josh Hawley would rather not talk about the GOP's 'Josh Hawley problem' on Roe v. Wade
          KC Star op-ed:  Hartzler opponent Lindsey Simmons (D):  Vicky Hartzler works for defense contractors, not for Missouri's military families
          P-D letter:  St. Louis man says national popular vote plan would force presidential candidates to visit Missouri
          P-D letter:  Former St. Louis County Gene McNary (R) says Post-Dispatch "waved the Democratic flag" by endorsing Dems over Schmitt, Ashcroft
          P-D letter:  Former Democratic state rep candidate says Cleaner Missouri would encourage political extremism
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        Tuesday, October 13, 2020
       
Missourinet:  Sen. Hawley in Barrett nomination hearing:  People of faith are welcome in high office
          P-D:  Hawley defends Barrett's faith, calls Democratic attacks "outrageous"
          KC Star:  Hawley says Democrats' attacks on nominee's Catholicism are "outrageous"
          KC Star:  Politico ranks Missouri's presidential status "likely Republican"
          Brownfield Ag News:  U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler sponsors Cattle Market Transparency Act of 2020
          Missourinet:  $10 million grant awarded to Missouri for highway/rail improvements in Webster County;  32 deaths there since 1975
          JCNT:  Federal funds to cover Jefferson City airport control tower operations
          JCNT:  Judge stays order in Missouri voting lawsuit, awaiting appeals
          KWMU:  Profile:  Nicole Galloway takes on the challenge of bringing a red state governorship back to Democrats
          Columbia Missourian:  Candidate profile:  Nicole Galloway
          KC Star:  Urban Democrat mayor endorses Galloway
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe talks with Jason Rosenbaum about upcoming election, Buy Missouri, LIHTC, more
          P-D:  Election overview:  Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe (R) vs. Alissia Canady (D)
          P-D:  Galloway, House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade (D-Springfield) complain about DHSS tracking of China virus
          SE Missourian:  The Arrow hosts debate between College Democrats, College Republicans
          Twitch.tv/stlpublicradio:  Jason Rosenbaum guest hosts "Too Much News" show;  Rosenbaum and Jason Hancock discuss Missouri Independent, donor transparency, the decline of the Columbia Daily Tribune, erosion of the state Capitol press corps, other political journalism topics
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Gov. Parson sets aside relief grants for child care providers
          KWMU:  Missouri begins testing medical marijuana, expected to hit dispensary shelves soon
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Veterans Hall of Fame to induct first class of honorees
          Missourinet:  Virgin Hyperloop still has its eye on Missouri to transport passengers in tube
          JCNT:  Missouri State Parks to host public meeting on Katy Trail, Rock Island Spur
          P-D:  Missouri S&T in Rolla receives $300 million donation, largest in state history for a university
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in Missouri Politics recap:  Mun Choi on COVID precautions, student journalism, more;  Columbia Mayor Brian Treece talks pandemic, economic development
          SE Missourian's Lucas Presson:  Will Democrats attack Amy Coney Barrett's faith again?  Ed Martin says Blunt, Hawley will play critical roles in confirmation
          Phill Brooks:  Remembering Wayne Goode
          P-D letter:  Liberal, Mo. man responds to Post-Dispatch feature on hometown, says Missouri Democratic Party ignores him and his fellow Democrats
          P-D letter:  Chesterfield sexagenarian calls Cleaner Missouri "a sad, clumsy dirty trick"
          P-D letter:  Defiance man says Cleaner Missouri would simply return redistricting back to before 2018
          JCNT letter:  Jefferson City woman calls Cleaner Missouri "pure trickery"
          Joplin Globe letter:  New Florence septuagenarian says Cleaner Missouri supporters oppose democracy
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        Monday, October 12, 2020   Columbus Day
       
P-D:  Urban activists complain about lack of access to detailed Census data
          KC Star:  Galloway campaign hopes for high urban turnout;  Analysis from Gov. Parson's campaign manager Steele Shippy, GOP consultant James Harris, Jackson County Dems' Geoff Gerling
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  University of Missouri System President Mun Choi talks with Scott Faughn about campus COVID safety, budget, free speech, much more;  Columbia Mayor Brian Treece talks COVID, Trump vs. Biden, Gov. Parson vs.  Nicole Galloway, more
          Missourinet:  Missouri's school nurses are on the front lines of COVID-19 response within classrooms
          AP:  DHSS migrating all COVID-19 testing and case data into one new consolidated system
          P-D:  DHSS explains database extraction error, fixes issue
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Missouri Department of Conservation reports decrease in deer disease
          KC Star editorial:  Gov. Parson wants to pardon gun-toting St. Louis couple. What happened to a trial?
          P-D editorial:  This would be a perfect moment for Gov. Parson to set an example about masks
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Rep. Brenda Shields (R-St. Joseph) highlights critical issue with virtual learning
          KC Star's Katie Moore:  Missouri should release more juvenile lifers
          P-D letter:  Chesterfield sexagenarian calls Ann Wagner "spineless," "pitiful" and a coward
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        Sunday, October 11, 2020
       
P-D:  David Robertson, oft-quoted UMSL political science professor, dies at 69
          Joplin Globe:  Trump supporters celebrate their candidate with parade;  Vehicle parade rolls through 3 counties
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Gov. Parson headlines Buchanan County GOP Lincoln-Reagan event
          JCNT:  November election overview:  U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R) vs. Lindsey Simmons (D)
          SNL:  No changes to Missouri mail-in ballot rules after federal judge stays own order
          KC Star:  Rules for voting mail-in, early and absentee in Missouri
          Joplin Globe:  Mail-in ballots not in demand in most area counties
          JCNT:  November election overview:  Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe (R) vs. Alissia Canady (D)
          JCNT:  November election overview:  Rep. Sara Walsh (R) vs. Kari Chesney (D)
          SNL:  Humansville cannabis-grower Flora Farms approved to operate
          Joplin Globe:  More state testing for COVID-19 scheduled in Joplin, Neosho
          Columbia Missourian:  Shifting COVID-19 hotspots create new realities in urban areas
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          P-D:  Regional China virus update
          Bob Priddy:  Remembering Wayne Goode (2,288 words)
          KC Star op-ed:  Democratic secretary of state candidate Yinka Faleti:  Missouri's statewide leadership putting up barriers to voting
          P-D letter:  Chesterfield sexagenarian claims Ann Wagner "has never given me an opportunity to hear her voice"
          KC Star letter:  Uniting Missouri's John Hancock responds to editorial, says newspaper egregiously omitted critical context about website
          Columbia Missourian letter:  Columbia sexagenarian urges vote for Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch's Democrat opponent
          Columbia Missourian:  University of California, Berkeley law school student wants Missouri to punish Webster County officials over sexual assault ruling
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        Saturday, October 10, 2020
       
SE Missourian:  U.S. Rep. Jason Smith blasts Brits Harry and Meghan for anti-Trump campaign
          KC Star:  NY Times cites "private GOP surveys" showing Biden closing gap in Missouri;  FiveThirtyEight gives Biden 11% chance of winning Missouri
          KC Star:  Port Authority lands big federal grant for major KC project along Missouri River
          P-D:  Federal court orders change to mail-in voting while Missouri's high court affirms law
          Missourinet:  Missouri Supreme Court:  There is no constitutional right to absentee or mail-in voting
          KWMU:  Missouri Supreme Court upholds notary requirement for most mail-in ballots
          KCUR:  Missouri high court upholds notarization requirement for absentee and mail-in ballots
          KC Star:  Notary requirement for mail-in ballots isn't unconstitutional, court rules
          KCUR:  Kansas Citians set records for absentee and mail-in voting
          SNL:  Gov. Parson, Nicole Galloway face off on crime, COVID in Missouri governor debate
          JCNT:  Missouri governor candidates diverge on paths, perspectives
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson, Galloway spar over coronavirus response in debate
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson and Nicole Galloway blast each other repeatedly during Missouri gubernatorial debate
          Columbia Missourian:  Fact-checking claims made my gov candidates in debate
          KCUR:  Gov. Parson, Galloway clash over China virus, riots and economy
          P-D:  Candidates clash on crime, China virus in what's likely Missouri's only meeting of governor hopefuls
          KC Star:  Gov. Parson, Galloway debate dominated by disagreements over crime and China virus
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Amendment 3 battle fuels surge of dark money
          P-D:  Abortion activist group "Reproaction" wants Missouri to lift restrictions on abortion pills
          SE Missourian:  Gov. Parson announces grants to help libraries access broadband;  Cape Public Library to install free public wifi in Cape parks
          SNL:  AG Eric Schmitt appeals order to sell Eleven Points State Park land
          SNL:  White House report:  Missouri out of top 10 for new China virus cases last week
          P-D:  Southeast Missouri, after a decade of hospital closures, sees rising COVID-19 tide
          The Missouri Times:  PSC reviewing rules on stabilization mechanisms:  What are they?
          Washington Missourian editorial:  Imagine Nicole Galloway, as governor, trying to work with GOP's 2021 supermajority
          KC Star's Jonathan Shorman and Bryan Lowry:  Missouri Republicans, including Gov. Parson and Ann Wagner, forced to confront reality of President Trump's COVID hypocrisy
          SNL op-ed:  Faith Voices of Southwest Missouri volunteer:  Thomas Jefferson would be appalled by Cleaner Missouri
          Messenger:  Missouri reduces subsidies to child care centers serving low-income families with no explanation
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        Friday, October 9, 2020
       
P-D:  Indictment claims McCloskeys altered gun, leading to evidence tampering charges
          Missourinet:  Blunt, Lacy Clay, Ann Wagner make another push for Curt Flood's Baseball Hall of Fame induction
          SNL:  Army Corps:  Landowner working in 'good faith' to restore damaged Bull Creek
          KWMU:  New podcast "Where It Hurts," produced by Kaiser Health News and KWMU, to feature complaints about health care system and hospital funding;  Series will run through November election
          KC Star:  Join our digital series on gun control as we explore "the history of policing in communities of color," "root causes" of street savagery, and other injustices
          The Missouri Times:  Exclusive:  Ashcroft responds to Galloway as investigation into misuse of auditor's state resources forges ahead
          The Missouri Times:  On press call, Democratic Governors Association says Gov. Parson's illness "has made voters lose trust in his leadership"
          Joplin Globe:  Cleaner Missouri opponents hold "virtual news conference" to criticize measure
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Sen. Andrew Koenig (R-Manchester) talks with Jason Rosenbaum about re-election campaign, mask mandates, concurrent jurisdiction, Wayfair, more
          CDT:  Claire McCaskill holds impromptu press conference at Boone County Courthouse, criticizes Caleb Rowden
          Columbia Missourian:  Rowden stands by claims alleging Judy Baker mismanaged funds
          CDT:  In state Senate candidate debate, Rowden cites power of majority leader position
          CDT:  Recap:  Missouri House candidates face off at forum
          JCNT:  Candidate forum:  Rep. Dave Griffith (R) vs. Joshua Dunne (D);  Dem says Gov. Parson, GOP legislators use "racist dogwhistles"
          JCNT:  Video:  Griffith vs. Dunne forum
          P-D:  St. Louis City, St. Louis County get big election grants from national nonprofit
          KWMU:  Gov. Parson, urban leaders celebrate emancipation of St. Louis City police officers
          SNL:  Hyperloop test track sought by Missouri heading to West Virginia instead
          KWMU:  Hyperloop test track headed to West Virginia, but Missouri could land high-speed route
          Missourinet:  Missouri not chosen for Virgin Hyperloop test track
          St. Joseph News-Press:  States, colleges aim to reduce teacher shortage
          Missourinet:  Getting meals to Missouri students learning online:  "Where there's a will there's a way"
          Missourinet:  Missouri Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline calls reach pre-pandemic rate
          KWMU:  Pandemic worsens staff shortages at St. Louis nursing homes;  Institutional racism to blame
          SNL:  Missouri Department of Conservation switches to voluntary CWD testing in 30 counties on opening weekend of deer season
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Blunt, Clay and Wagner are right - Curt Flood deserves to be in Cooperstown
          KC Star editorial:  Like President Trump, Gov. Parson learned nothing from COVID-19 diagnosis
          KC Star editorial:  Missouri's Confederate memorial skips over the evils of slavery
          Columbia Missourian's William Skipworth:  Gov. Parson wrong about high-risk areas and mask mandates
          P-D letter:  St. Louis man says he enjoys reading Post-Dispatch endorsements, then voting the opposite
          P-D letter:  Maplewood sexagenarian calls Amendment 3 "Dirty Missouri," attempts trash/garbage punchline
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        Thursday, October 8, 2020
       
KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air:  New NPR podcast "No Compromise" targets Second Amendment groups and "the culture they foster among their followers"
          SNL:  How to watch local Missouri House candidates debate;  Cleaner Missouri debate Oct. 14
          Missourinet:  On the election ballot:  53 Missouri judges who want to keep their jobs
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson releases $100 million to education
          SNL:  Gov. Parson halves cuts to state university, community college aid
          JCNT:  Some state funding restored
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson releases $133 million in funding;  says he'd pardon McCloskeys
          AP:  Gov. Parson says again he would pardon couple who defended home from protester mob
          AP:  Gov. Parson to release $133 million in funds for state services
          KWMU:  Gov. Parson touts economic recovery, frees up education funding
          Missourinet:  Missouri Board of Education discusses attendance problems with students learning remotely
          KWMU:  Missouri National Guard's Levon Cumpton pinned to rank of major general
          JCNT:  Missouri National Guard leader promoted
          SNL:  As Missouri prepares for medical marijuana sales, Cassville Dispensary makes 'dry run'
          The Missouri Times:  Updated numbers:  County-by-county tally of coronavirus cases, deaths
          The Missouri Times:  PSC approves Empire's fuel adjustment rates despite objections
          SE Missourian:  Peter Kinder to urge reconsideration of urban deer hunting in Cape
          P-D letter:  St. Louis County sexagenarian calls for "more outrage" against Blunt and Hawley over SCOTUS, wants Gov. Parson to mandate masks
          CDT letter:  Columbia LGBTQIA* activist urges vote for Judy Baker
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        Wednesday, October 7, 2020
       
P-D:  St. Louis City grand jury indicts McCloskeys on gun, tampering charges
          AP:  Indictments issued against couple who defended Central West End home
          Joplin Globe:  Neosho begins process of obtaining federal money for flooding mitigation projects
          Missourinet:  Rep. Peggy McGaugh (R-Carrollton) says northern Missouri's flooding in recent years could affect Census numbers
          KWMU:  St. Louis City trails St. Louis County in 2020 Census responses;  Institutional racism to blame
          KC Star:  NAACP complains about President Trump's executive order on anti-American scapegoating, say KC VA problems are due to "systemic racism"
          KWMU:  St. Louis area contact tracers confront a lack of trust;  Institutional racism to blame
          The Missouri Times:  Galloway's use of state resources subject of new complaint
          CDT:  State rep, state Senate candidates to debate tonight
          Twitter:  Former KC Star reporter Jason Hancock announces launch of "Missouri Independent," vows to "expose the relationships between people, politics and policy and we hold the powerful accountable"
          Columbia Missourian:  Absentee ballot numbers rise in Boone County
          JCNT:  American Women voting trial continues
          JCNT:  Missouri Supreme Court hears liberal groups' voting lawsuit
          Missourinet:  Missouri Supreme Court hears notary requirement arguments;  no word on when court will rule
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Supreme Court hears arguments on mail-in voting
          P-D:  ACLU, others make arguments against notary requirement
          AP:  Liberal groups argue against ballot-security standards
          KWMU:  Local urban activists seek to register criminals to vote
          Missourinet:  1,400 Missourians enroll in rapid substitute teacher training option
          The Missouri Times:  DESE votes to extend alternate attendance rule
          JCNT:  State school board adopts new attendance reporting rule
          St. Joseph News-Press:  New White House 'red zone' report shows improvements in Missouri
          SE Missourian:  Missouri veterans homes see spike in coronavirus cases
          AP:  Greene County passes 100 coronavirus deaths
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          SE Missourian:  MoDOT seeks comments on proposed Highway 177 work
          P-D:  Missouri board approves plan for nation's first police academy at black college
          AP:  KC Black Lives Matter activists create encampment outside City Hall, say they're not leaving until police chief is fired and police defunded by 50%
          P-D editorial:  Missourians must make sure they're registered to vote - and kick out President Trump, Gov. Parson and U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner
          KC Star editorial:  Not a dog whistle, 'a damn bullhorn':  Gov. Parson allies inject race into crime debate
          Messenger:  Gov. Parson's campaign against Nicole Galloway "a full-on racist train"
          KC Star's Jonathan Shorman:  Gov. Parson pleads ignorance on President Trump's most recent coronavirus comments
          P-D letter:  Kirkwood woman calls Hawley "arrogant" for not wearing mask at White House event
          Columbia Missourian letter:  Columbia sexagenarian says GOP Rep. Chuck Basye undermines Missouri education
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        Tuesday, October 6, 2020
       
Missourinet:  Rep. Emanuel Cleaver says college athletes should make money:  "They are used."
          Missourinet:  Flood effect:  Navigation damage threatens barge traffic on Missouri River
          KC Star:  GOP poll shows Trump leading Biden 51-46 in Missouri
          The Missouri Times:  'Defund the police':  Where do Missouri Democrats stand?
          The Missouri Times:  New York City resident Andy Cohen opposes Cleaner Missouri
          KMIZ (Columbia):  Caleb Rowden ad hits Judy Baker on work record
          KWMU:  Missouri voter registrations soar in 2020
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air:  Jason Rosenbaum explains differences between absentee and mail-in voting
          SNL:  Q&A:  Greene County Clerk Shane Schoeller (R) talks mail-in voting, the pandemic and Trump
          Missourinet:  Missouri Supreme Court to hear liberal groups' lawsuit over notary requirement
          Missourinet:  Peter Kinder describes the late Wayne Goode as "one of the real giants of the Missouri Senate"
          KWMU:  Former Missouri legislator and UMSL 'architect' Wayne Goode dies
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri general revenue continues to climb, September report says
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Unemployment locally continues decline
          P-D:  Missouri taps federal stimulus money to promote, protect tourism during pandemic
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson:  Ready to get back to work after coronavirus diagnosis
          P-D:  Gov. Parson returns to office, travels across state after COVID quarantine
          Missourinet:  Governor's office:  Four staffers who've tested positive for COVID have fully recovered
          KC Star:  Four staffers to Gov. Parson have recovered from China virus
          P-D:  China virus has infected more than 1,800 state employees in total
          CDT:  Only 1,700 people in Missouri have a MO ABLE savings account - the Columbia and Missouri chambers of commerce want to change that
          SNL:  State yet to appropriate money for expanding juvenile system
          Missourinet:  Illinois State group's annual rankings put Missouri low in state funding for higher education
          Missourinet:  Missouri hospitals, labs brace for flu, COVID-19 collision
          The Missouri Times:  POST commission approves first HBCU police academy
          Joplin Globe op-ed:  Cleaner Missouri excludes children, will hurt communities
          P-D letter:  St. Louis City man calls Blunt and Hawley cowards for supporting President Trump
          P-D letter:  Fenton septuagenarian says Amendment 3 is designed to trick voters
          P-D letter:  Eureka septuagenarian unhappy with Missouri's low corporate tax rate, wants state to pay urban areas more for prisoner reimbursement
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        Monday, October 5, 2020
       
P-D:  Election overview:  Ann Wagner vs. Jill Schupp
          SE Missourian:  'Pro-life witness' held Sunday in Cape to mark National Life Chain
          Missourinet:  Census wrap-up:  Missouri 2020 Complete Count Committee aims to submit final report by November 30
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  Gov. Parson talks with Scott Faughn about COVID diagnosis, state's handling of pandemic, and 2020 elections;  Panel of Rep. Brad Pollitt (R-Sedalia), reporter Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Missouri Farm Bureau's Eric Bohl, Brian Grace discuss presidential debate, school and sports restrictions, Gov. Parson vs. Nicole Galloway, more
          P-D:  Missouri Democrats, Republicans make last-minute push to register voters
          SE Missourian:  Ballot question overview:  Amendment 3
          P-D:  Longtime Democratic state legislator Wayne Goode dies at 83
          SNL:  Gov. Parson, first lady finish COVID-19 isolation, back to normal Monday
          AP:  Gov. Parson returns to office after battling COVID-19
          Joplin Globe:  Number of COVID-19 testing sites increases in Joplin area
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          KC Star editorial:  With COVID-19 cases increasing, why isn't Missouri spending millions in relief funds?
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Missouri Public Utility Alliance CEO John Twitty:  Missouri's power and gas utilities deserve our thanks this week
          P-D letter:  St. Louis County man says Ann Wagner does not meet with the public
          P-D letter:  Webster Groves man celebrates Gov. Parson's July comment that students will "get over" COVID-19
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        Sunday, October 4, 2020
       
SNL:  Hawley says he's negative for coronavirus as President Trump, colleagues test positive
          KC Star:  Hawley tests negative for China virus a week after White House event
          SNL:  Fate of Obamacare, Missouri Medicaid expansion up to SCOTUS
          JCNT:  MAGA rally held in Jefferson City
          Washington Missourian:  Absentee ballots up over 2016 election
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Among recent governors, Jay Nixon "takes the cake" with plane travel;  Comments from senior Democratic consultant Jane Dueker
          JCNT:  Violent crime down, homicides up in Missouri
          SE Missourian:  No coronavirus deaths reported Friday
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          P-D endorsement:  Nicole Galloway (D) for governor
          P-D endorsements:  Yes on Amendment 1, No on Amendment 3
          JCNT editorial:  A call for civility in the final weeks of election
          CDT:  Rudi Keller's farewell column
          KC Star letter:  New Florence septuagenarian says Amendment 3 is designed to trick voters
          Joplin Globe letter:  Joplin septuagenarian says Amendment 3 is designed to trick voters
          SNL letter:  Rogersville septuagenarian claims Cleaner Missouri and SCOTUS nomination turned him into a Democrat
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        Saturday, October 3, 2020
       
Missourinet:  Missing rural Missouri absentee ballots discovered in St. Louis City USPS facility;  Postal Service says incident "is currently under internal review"
          Sedalia Democrat:  USPS locates missing Pettis County ballots - in St. Louis City
          P-D:  Cultural anthropology series:  Reporter Jess Bogan ventures to rural Missouri to observe people who support President Trump
          Joplin Globe:  Ozark Mountain Proud Boys to have booth at today's Neosho Fall Festival, will sell "anti-racist, anti-racial guilt" t-shirts and hats
          Missourinet:  Candidates for Missouri governor prepare for Oct. 9 debate
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Nicole Galloway talks with Rosenbaum about COVID-19, schools, violent crime, race, more
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Political signs a target for vandals, thieves
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson orders review of COVID-19 procedures within Missouri nursing homes
          JCNT:  DHSS receiving $19M+ in federal pandemic aid
          P-D:  Gov. Parson's office to maintain privacy of staffers who took coronavirus tests
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          The Missouri Times:  A look at Missouri's TIF program
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Missouri Department of Conservation reports hemorrhagic disease in Missouri deer
          KWMU:  Minority groups file complaint with EPA over DNR permits;  Comments from "community empowerment organizer," others
          KC Star:  Black Lives Matter protesters begin occupying area outside City Hall, harass diners at Power & Light District
          KSHB:  Video:  Black Lives Matter protesters storm Power & Light District restaurants, scream at diners
          P-D letter:  University City septuagenarian explains why Gov. Parson's illness means he's unfit to lead Missouri
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        Friday, October 2, 2020
       
St. Joseph News-Press:  Hawley meets with Trump's Supreme Court nominee
          KC Star:  Hawley meets with Barrett
          Missourinet:  Hawley ready to go to Senate floor to demand unanimous consent on duck boat bill
          Columbia Missourian:  New date set for gubernatorial debate
          JCNT:  NAACP, others hold Zoom call to criticize Cleaner Missouri
          KWMU:  Tim Eby lands consulting contract after taking the fall at St. Louis Public Radio
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson hopes to bring stability to Missouri Children's Division
          P-D:  Missouri lawmakers may be returning to Capitol for more work on pandemic spending
          The Missouri Times:  Rapid coronavirus tests going to HBCUs, health care facilities
          Washington Missourian:  State provides vaccine plans to local health authorities
          P-D:  White House task force report keeps Missouri in "red zone" for China virus
          KC Star:  Governor's office will protect privacy of staffers who took coronavirus tests
          P-D:  Stark differences in COVID-19 case numbers noted in Missouri prisons
          Missourinet:  Rep. Brenda Shields (R-St. Joseph) focuses on teachers struggling to reach students learning remotely
          SE Missourian:  Cape School District works to keep non-wired kids connected
          SNL:  A record 105 Missouri school districts - 20 percent - embrace four-day weeks
          P-D endorsement:  Deb Lavender (D) for Senate District 15
          SE Missourian editorial:  What you need to know about voting in the upcoming election
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Across all levels of government, leaders should focus on saving lives - not politics
          SNL op-ed:  Gov. Jay Nixon and former Parks Director Bill Bryan:  Protect our Eleven Point State Park
          KWMU's Becca Clark-Callender:  Forward Through Ferguson's report on the systemic racism of property taxes and education funding is sobering and jarring
          Columbia Missourian letter:  Columbia octogenarian wants Gov. Parson to force mask mandate
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        Thursday, October 1, 2020
       
October 2019 Missouri political news headlines
        October 2018 Missouri political news headlines
        October 2017 Missouri political news headlines
        October 2016 Missouri political news headlines
        October 2015 Missouri political news headlines
        Missourinet:  Pettis County clerk:  1,200 ballots remain missing in the mail
        KC Star:  4Star Politics show:  Nicole Galloway criticizes Gov. Parson over COVID response
        P-D:  Ashcroft announces probe of complaint against Galloway
        KCUR:  Profiles:  Candidates for attorney general, secretary of state, treasurer
        KCUR:  Up to Date podcast:  Q&A with AG candidate Rich Finneran (D)
        KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  GOP state Senate candidate David Lenihan talks with Jason Rosenbaum about campaign for Scott Sifton's open seat, Medicaid expansion, charter schools, more
        JCNT:  Political sign vandalism, theft reported locally
        The Missouri Times:  KC-based Women's Foundation rebrands to "United Women's Empowerment";  Comments from Gov. Mike Parson
        KC Star:  Kansas City poll workers will earn higher stipend this year
        JCNT:  Missouri state employees' efforts, service saluted
        Missourinet:  Gov. Parson and first lady will continue to isolate this week;  Governor praises COVID dashboard expansion
        JCNT:  Gov. Parson:  New, more COVID-19 tests coming to state
        The Missouri Times:  Missouri to receive more than 100,000 rapid coronavirus tests from the federal government
        Missourinet:  Missouri to receive 120,000 rapid COVID-19 tests this week
        SE Missourian:  State tracking coronavirus data among school-aged people
        SNL:  Fewer calls means reduced hours for COVID-19 hotline;  Line still open from 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. seven days a week
        KCUR:  DHSS to focus data-posting efforts on new dashboard, will rely less upon social media
        P-D:  Daily regional, state China virus update
        The Missouri Times:  Missouri PSC amends in-person education requirement amid coronavirus concerns
        Missourinet:  Missouri Chamber to host annual Manufacturing Day event
        SE Missourian:  Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft presents bicentennial flag to Cape County officials
        P-D op-ed:  Former Idaho Supreme Court justice:  Hawley wrong on Barrett, Obamacare
        SE Missourian's Jeff Long:  The education of a November absentee voter
        P-D letter:  Olivette sexagenarian expresses outrage over Blunt's support of Barrett
        P-D letter:  St. Louis sexagenarian says President Trump, Sens. Blunt and Hawley, Gov. Parson are to blame for Missouri COVID deaths
        P-D letter:  University City sexagenarian says Amendment 3 is designed to trick voters
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        Wednesday, September 30, 2020
       
SE Missourian:  Presidential debate reaction:  Thoughts from Peter Kinder, local Dem and GOP party officers
          KWMU's Marissanne Lewis-Thompson:  Black teens weigh in on their first presidential election, bash "systemic racism" and President Trump
          P-D:  St. Louis City won't prosecute trespassers who invaded McCloskeys' private neighborhood
          JCNT:  Missouri's congressional delegation urges better river navigation
          The Missouri Times:  Ann Wagner, Jill Schupp trade barbs over debate schedule
          KC Star:  Aside from Wagner-Schupp, no Missouri congressional races will be competitive this year
          The Missouri Times:  Election overview:  Missouri ballot measures
          The Missouri Times:  Cleaner Missouri opponents call proposal a "circus"
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Rep. Doug Beck (D-Affton) talks with Jason Rosenbaum about state Senate bid, Cleaner Missouri, "right to work," winning in a GOP district, more
          The Missouri Times:  Sheila Solon, GOP chair of Children & Families, calls on Rick Roeber to drop out of race following abuse allegations
          SE Missourian:  State says county jobless number down as employers look for workers
          Missourinet:  Missouri agency responsible for child welfare services has now had six directors in seven years
          KWMU:  Legal Roundtable:  Three area attorneys discuss concurrent jurisdiction, other topics
          P-D:  Probe over Missouri's medical marijuana program ends
          P-D:  With marijuana testing soon underway, medical pot expected to hit Missouri shelves this fall
          JCNT:  Medical marijuana to be available to patients soon in Missouri
          P-D:  Gov. Parson's office doesn't believe governor caught virus at veterans home facing outbreak
          SNL:  Missouri's first lady completes COVID-19 isolation, remains in Bolivar
          KC Star:  Governor, first lady postpone Fall Festival
          SNL:  Latest White House report assesses infection rates and death rates, offers recommendations
          AP:  In Missouri, average coronavirus hospital stays are shorter than at beginning of pandemic
          KC Star:  State's new China virus dashboard uses test result data, rather than case investigation data
          The Missouri Times:  Updated number:  County-by-county tally of coronavirus cases, deaths
          The Missouri Times:  Updated number:  Positive coronavirus cases among Missouri prisoners, staff
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          P-D endorsement:  Rich Finneran (D) for attorney general
          P-D letter:  Ballwin septuagenarian mocks Post-Dispatch's claim that its endorsements don't favor Democrats over Republicans
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        Tuesday, September 29, 2020
       
SNL:  Blunt, Hawley back Amy Coney Barrett, Trump's SCOTUS nominee
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  2nd Congressional candidate Jill Schupp (D) on Obamacare, Trump impeachment vote, more
          KC Star:  2016, 2018 U.S. Senate runners-up Jason Kander, Claire McCaskill take Trump to task on Twitter over taxes
          KCUR:  Federal agents have left Kansas City, but officials say anti-crime Operation LeGend continues
          KWMU:  Illegal alien still holed up in Maplewood;  Activist group promotes "week of action" to complain about illegal's status
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in Missouri Politics recap:  Mask mandates, Gov. Parson vs. Nicole Galloway, more
          P-D:  Audio:  Editorial page editor Tod Robberson, editorial page writer Kevin McDermott interview Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft (R)
          P-D:  Audio:  Editorial page editor Tod Robberson, editorial page writer Kevin McDermott interview with Yinka Faleti (D)
          Missourinet:  November ballot measure would impose two-term restriction on all Missouri statewide elected officials
          KCUR:  Missouri voters will decide whether to expand statewide office term limits
          P-D:  Gov. Parson, in isolation, says he's doing well
          P-D:  Former Rep. David Wood (R-Versailles) leaves Division of Children's Services post after three months
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri reboots low income housing tax credit:  What to know
          Missourinet:  Missouri's Fast Track financial aid program is accepting new applications
          SNL:  Missouri medical marijuana sales predicted 'early- to mid-October' as testing, transport approved
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Education leaders say substitute teacher shortage in Missouri made worse by COVID-19
          JCNT:  Missouri expands online COVID-19 dashboards
          Missourinet:  Missouri revamps COVID-19 dashboard features
          P-D:  Missouri unveils new COVID-19 dashboard;  total reported coronavirus cases decreases
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          KWMU:  Regional, state China virus update
          The Missouri Times:  Ameren to invest $8B in clean energy
          JCNT:  Ameren commits to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050
          KWMU:  Ameren invests in wind and solar energy, aims for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050
          P-D:  Ameren announces plans to reach 'net-zero' carbon emissions by 2050, and spend billions on renewable energy;  Sierra Club still not happy
          P-D endorsement:  Yinka Faleti (D) for secretary of state
          KC Star endorsement:  Vote against Rick Roeber (R) for state rep, based on comments from ex-wife and adopted children
          Joplin Globe editorial:  State must appeal Eleven Point ruling
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Former Florissant Mayor Tom Schneider:  GOP state lawmakers have cataclysmic effects on Missouri's economy
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        Monday, September 28, 2020
       
This Week in Missouri Politics:  Kevin Engler and Tishaura Jones talk mask mandates;  Panel of state Reps. Donna Baringer (D), Jim Murphy (R), Carpeneters' Mark Dalton, Dem Braxton Payne talk Gov. Parson vs. Galloway, mask mandates, more
          St. Joseph News-Press:  MWSU students get ready to vote
          KC Star:  Missouri's low-income housing tax credit, zeroed out by Eric Greitens in 2017, is back
          Missourinet:  Missouri lawmakers to discuss education supplemental budget request and COVID dollars
          Missourinet:  Missouri libraries go the distance to reach communities during COVID-19 era
          P-D:  Regional, state China virus update
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update:  No new deaths
          AP:  State confirms no new COVID-19 deaths
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Nearly 500 active missing children cases in Missouri
          SE Missourian:  Local sexual assault and victim advocacy organization receives federal, community grant funding
          Columbia Missourian:  State Capitol dome lit red to observe National Fire Prevention Week
          P-D endorsement:  Jill Schupp (D) for 2nd Congressional District
          P-D editorial:  Newspaper's campaign endorsements "reflect our informed assessment of the candidates"
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Letter from Blunt, Graves to Army Corps of Engineers regarding Missouri River a step in the right direction
          Joplin Globe op-ed:  Phill Brooks:  Veto sessions offer drama, political opportunity
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        Sunday, September 27, 2020
       
KC Star:  'This is what America's about.' Hundreds turn out for Trump car parade in Kansas City
          JCNT:  Amendment 3 would change redistricting process
          Columbia Missourian:  Local Democratic political figure Mark Farnen passes away
          P-D:  KWMU general manager Tim Eby, ousted after 'racism' complaints, is staying on as consultant
          Washington Missourian:  State reps address special session successes;  Thoughts from Reps. Dottie Bailey, Aaron Griesheimer, John Simmons
          KC Star:  Carrollton expects to thrive from medical marijuana
          JCNT:  State leaders tout collaborative response to pandemic
          JCNT:  Counties, schools working together for COVID-19 contact tracing
          Joplin Globe:  Area school superintendents say innovative approach to quarantine policy working for them
          KC Star:  COVID-19 or the flu?  Missouri prepares for confusion, testing demand this winter
          SNL:  Health Department announces 8 more COVID deaths:  3 in their 70s, 3 in their 80s, 2 in their 90s
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Gaming machines under scrutiny:  If it looks like a slot machine, maybe it is
          Washington Missourian editorial:  Gov. Parson's classless critics go ballistic over COVID diagnosis:  "Serves you right, you got what you deserve, I hope you die."
          KC Star editorial:  Two years later, still no medical marijuana sales in Missouri. What's the holdup?
          JCNT editorial:  Kudos to Sarah Steelman, Ken Zellers, state agencies and individuals for StateScoop awards
          CDT Executive Editor Jim Van Nostrand:  Bidding farewall to Tribune icon Rudi Keller
          Columbia Missourian letter:  Columbia sexagenarian says Cleaner Missouri is deceptive
          P-D letter:  Kirwood sexagenarian says Cleaner Missouri is disrespectful to voters
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        Saturday, September 26, 2020
       
The Missouri Times:  Obama endorses Jill Schupp, Nicole Galloway
          SNL:  Barack Obama endorses Nicole Galloway for governor
          P-D:  Galloway, Gov. Parson camps disagree over ad centered on Jon Galloway's lobbying
          KC Star:  Blunt expresses confidence in security of U.S. elections
          Columbia Missourian:  National Facebook campaign pushes Missourians to register to vote
          P-D:  Missouri's first lady moves ahead with fall festival at end of COVID-19 isolation period
          NPR:  Gov. Parson, first lady won't let illness affect annual fall festival
          The Missouri Times:  Isolation and quarantine - what's the difference?
          JCNT:  DHSS' Randall Williams:  Flu shots have added importance this year
          Missourinet:  State releases guidance for Missouri long-term care sites to offer visits again
          SNL:  State implementing new data tracking system for COVID cases
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          P-D:  Regional, state China virus update
          The Missouri Times:  As EPA reviews dicamba regulations, Missouri Farm Bureau hopes for a quick decision
          KWMU:  Ameren Missouri joins Midwest plan for electric charging stations along interstates
          KWMU:  St. Louis area utility companies prepare for increase in customers choosing not to pay bills this winter
          CDT op-ed:  U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler:  Supreme Court nominee must be confirmed without delay
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  MATA's Brett Emison:  Tort bills protect wrongdoers at the expense of Missouri families
          P-D letter:  Ladue man calls Blunt a hypocrite on SCOTUS vote
          Washington Missourian letter:  Washington woman says "hundreds of groups" oppose Cleaner Missouri
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        Friday, September 25, 2020
       
SNL:  What would overturning Roe v. Wade mean in Missouri? Thoughts from Campaign Life Missouri's Sam Lee, others
        St. Joseph News-Press:  Hawley talks COVID relief from Washington
        KMOV:  Two charged after Black Lives Matter riot leads to fires, attacks on officers at St. Louis police headquarters
        P-D:  Two charged in arson attack;  "ExpectUs" leader defends arson, says "burning buildings is less violent" than police behavior
        KC Star:  Five arrested in connection with Black Lives Matter agitation in KC Wednesday night
        The Missouri Times:  Amid riots, Gov. Parson activates National Guard as 'precautionary measure'
        JCNT:  Gov. Parson activates National Guard for possible riots
        Missourinet:  Governor activates Missouri National Guard in response to riots
        KC Star:  Gov. Parson activates National Guard as 'precautionary measure' in face of riots
        SE Missourian:  Cape County GOP Chair Matt Henson details political sign-stealing cases
        KWMU:  Tim Eby fired as St. Louis Public Radio GM after tales of "systemic racism" at station
        KWMU/Corporation for Public Broadcasting "Sharing America" racism reporter Andrea Henderson:  Black seniors in St. Louis fear coronavirus, long lines could keep people from voting
        SE Missourian:  Ashcroft encourages in-person voting, details multiple methods available to cast ballots
        KWMU:  Ashcroft continues statewide tour to educate voters on mail-in, absentee options
        P-D:  Judge dismisses lawsuit from NAACP, League of Women Voters over voting standards
        SNL:  Voters see 'unfair' ballot language on Cleaner Missouri in two counties
        Missourinet:  Missouri counties mailing new ballots after Amendment 3 language goof
        P-D:  Gov. Parson 'feels healthy' as COVID-19 quarantine begins
        KC Star:  Gov. Parson's COVID case highlights value of rapid tests
        Missourinet:  Decline in overnight call volume prompts Missouri to adjust hours on COVID-19 hotline
        KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
        The Missouri Times:  PSC denies Evergy's request for further testimony in coronavirus case
        P-D:  Galloway sharply criticizes St. Louis' use of tax-increment financing incentives
        KWMU:  Galloway audit calls for better oversight, transparency on St. Louis City TIFs
        P-D editorial:  Trump, Hawley, Schmitt seek to punish social media companies that fact-check the president
        P-D editorial:  Gov. Parson's illness proves his policy is a failure
        The Missouri Times op-ed:  Missouri Farm Bureau's Eric Bohl:  Revamped biotechnology oversight good for Missouri
        P-D op-ed:  Missouri NAACP's Nimrod Chapel:  List of grievances against Missouri's justice system and "racist framework of law enforcement"
        P-D letter:  Webster Groves septuagenarian wants Missouri PSC to shut down Ameren's coal plants immediately
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        Thursday, September 24, 2020
       
JCNT:  Missouri governor, first lady test positive for COVID-19
          SNL:  Gov. Parson, first lady test positive for COVID-19
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson, first lady test positive for coronavirus
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri's statewide officials test negative for COVID-19 after Gov. Parson contracts it
          AP:  Missouri governor has COVID-19
          KWMU:  Gov. Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson test positive for coronavirus
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson and first lady test positive for COVID-19
          P-D:  Gov. Parson, wife test positive for COVID-19;  governor postpones travel, debate
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air:  Former Wash U. provost says Trump's comments on coronavirus are 'psychically devastating'
          AP:  All federal agents from Operation Legend leave Kansas City
          P-D:  St. Louis children's hospitals see record-breaking number of gunshot victims
          The Missouri Times:  Amendment 3 language wrong on ballots issued in 2 counties
          KC Star "4Star Politics" show:  Former KC Star reporter Jason Hancock, St. Louis Democrat consultant Rosetta Okohson Gov. Parson's illness, governor's race;  Okohson claims "no bills were passed" in special session
          The Missouri Times:  Hawley:  Galloway under investigation by the Board of Accountancy
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Dem AG candidate Rich Finneran talks support for Obamacare, shares thoughts on concurrent jurisdiction, more
          P-D:  St. Charles County judge hears arguments in residency case;  Democrat woman running for state rep wants Rep. Nick Schroer (R-O'Fallon) off ballot
          P-D:  With early voting underway, Missouri facing a trio of lawsuits from liberal groups
          AP:  Former NFL player holds GOTV event at Black Archives of Mid-America in Kansas City
          Missourinet:  Rep. Ron Hicks (R-Dardenne Prairie) says Speaker Haahr deserves credit for helping pass St. Louis City police emancipation bill
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Witness protection bill aimed at fighting violent crime
          Missourinet:  DESE wants to launch high school program to recruit future teachers
          KWMU:  Citing low coronavirus risks, St. Louis County schools welcome back young students
          The Missouri Times:  Updated county-by-county tally of coronavirus cases, deaths
          P-D:  Missouri details delays in death certificate data
          P-D editorial:  GOP state lawmakers to blame for St. Louis City's homicide rate
          P-D letter:  St. Charles sexagenarian wants Blunt and Hawley to fight Trump on SCOTUS approach
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        Wednesday, September 23, 2020
       
The Missouri Times:  President Trump weighs in on Missouri campaigns again, tweets support for Gov. Parson and AG Eric Schmitt
          KC Star:  Supreme Court could toss Obamacare next month;  Schmitt among AGs supporting lawsuit
          KWMU:   St. Louis on the Air preview:  Wash U.'s former provost, now editor of Science magazine, bashes President Trump
          Brownfield Ag News:  U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue, Missouri Ag Director Chris Chinn attend grand opening of Benson Hill headquarters
          P-D:  In St. Louis visit, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue talks climate change, dicamba, and more
          The Missouri Times:  Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty rally in Jefferson City draws five (5) to protest Indiana execution
          Missourinet:  Phone scammers impersonating FBI agents from Jefferson City;  Missouri mark swindled out of life savings
          Missourinet:  Absentee voting begins in Missouri for November election
          SE Missourian:  Early voting begins in Cape County;  ballots in the mail
          P-D:  In-person absentee voters surge at St. Louis area election offices
          Joplin Globe:  Jay Ashcroft visits Joplin to note voting procedures, options
          SE Missourian:  SOS Jay Ashcroft to visit Cape as part of mail-in/absentee ballot education push
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Ashcroft's opponent criticizes SOS chief of staff Trish Vincent for meeting with Heritage Foundation employee
          KC Star:  Gov. Parson's ad touting COVID-19 success features wife of Rep. Jeff Shawan (R-Poplar Bluff)
          SE Missourian:  Kathy Swan never requested recount in closely decided state Senate primary
          P-D:  New York based Brennan Center for Justice, a liberal advocacy group, criticizes Cleaner Missouri
          SNL:  Gov. Parson signs crime bills signed in special session
          SE Missourian:  Local law enforcement officers join Gov. Parson in Jackson for witness protection fund bill signing
          P-D:  St. Louis City police chief hopes ending residency rule will mean 100 new officers over next year
          Missourinet:  Missouri House Ethics Committee meets in closed session for 50 minutes
          JCNT:  Public entrance to Missouri State Capitol to be temporarily moved
          P-D:  State employs Deloitte Consulting to design employee-recognition program
          JCNT:  New White House data shows improvement in Columbia, Boone County numbers compared to Jefferson City, Cole County
          P-D:  Hospitals in Missouri's smaller towns brace for colder months as COVID-19 numbers rise
          KC Star:  Missouri Christian reform school, under investigation, is put up for sale
          KWMU:  New owners of Webster-Kirkwood Times, which suspended print operations in March, insist paper can be successful
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  On mental health, Hawley provides a voice of reason that's sometimes lacking in coronavirus debate
          KC Star editorial:  Gov. Parson usually isn't a mask supporter, but he plays one on TV
          P-D editorial:  Rep. Nick Schroer has disengaged from his district and needs to step aside
          P-D letter:  Frontenac sexagenarian disagrees with Blunt on SCOTUS vacancy
          Columbia Missourian letter:  Columbia septuagenarian criticizes Trump and Blunt for SCOTUS approach, attempts "blunt" punchline
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        Tuesday, September 22, 2020
       
Missourinet:  Hawley says Democrats have threatened to 'burn down the Constitution' on SCOTUS confirmation
          KC Star:  Hawley says he wants SCOTUS nominee who "understands that Roe, for instance, was wrongly decided"
          Reuters:  Trump will meet with AG Eric Schmitt, other AGs to discuss key U.S. tech liability shield
          P-D:  USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue, MO Ag Director Chris Chinn attend Creve Coeur ribbon-cutting for ag tech company Benson Hill
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson. Lt. Gov. Kehoe endorsed by Fraternal Order of Police
          The Missouri Times:  Former Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey opens new lobbying firm
          JCNT:  Ashcroft begins voting information tour in Jefferson City;  Effort seeks to help all Missouri voters understand ballot options
          KWMU:  Organization for Black Struggle, other liberal groups continue legal fight against Missouri's voting safeguards
          P-D:  Democratic challenger to Rep. Nick Schroer (R-O'Fallon) still pushing to remove incumbent from ballot
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson signs off on violent crime bills
          Joplin Globe:  State program to provide protection for crime witnesses
          P-D:  Gov. Parson signs bill emancipating police officers from St. Louis City limits
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson signs witness protection and St. Louis Police Department residency bills into law
          KCUR:  Gov. Parson reiterates opposition to forcing statewide mask mandate
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Columbia moves out of 'red zone' in White House report;  Missouri improves national rank
          CDT:  Boone County COVID case numbers continue decline
          Columbia Missourian:  Health Department catches up as COVID-19 cases decline
          Columbia Missourian:  Active COVID-19 cases decline in Boone County by 41.5%
          Missourinet:  COVID-19 workforce issues could put MoDOT, travelers in a major bind this winter
          P-D:  Hospitalizations from China virus hit record numbers;  Comments from Missouri Hospital Association's Dave Dillon
          KC Star:  Southwest Missouri schools try innovative approach to student quarantines;  Rep. Ben Baker (R-Neosho) says superintendents should make decisions for their districts
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  All special session topics have merit and deserve consideration in regular session
          JCNT editorial:  Make Missouri railroad safety a top priority
          Priddy:  Thoughts on Uniting Missouri's helpful vote-by-mail toolkit
          P-D letter:  Dittmer septuagenarian says Gov. Parson thinks too much like Trump, and will lose in November
          P-D letter:  St. Louis City octogenarian opposes Cleaner Missouri
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        Monday, September 21, 2020
       
CBS News:  "Face the Nation" video:  Blunt on President Trump filling Supreme Court vacancy
          SNL:  Sen. Blunt backs plan to fill Supreme Court vacancy this year
          Missourinet:  Blunt says vote on SCOTUS nominee different than 2016
          CDT:  Climate rally draws 50;  Environmentalists march around town, chant anti-coal ditties
          AP:  Ann Wagner vs. Jill Schupp typifies partisan battles over suburban districts
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  Rep. Barbara Washington (D-Kansas City) talks with Scott Faughn about state Senate bid, violent crime;  Reps. Bill Kidd and Ashley Manlove discuss special session, urban crime;  Danny Pfeifer and Home Builders Association's Will Ruder talk COVID-19 and KC area's resilience
          KC Star:  Some area Democrats, along with Organization for Black Struggle and other liberal groups, complain about Missouri's voting safeguards
          P-D:  St. Louis homicide rate reaches historic levels
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson to sign witness protection bill today
          JCNT:  Missouri public retirement funds recover some of what was lost earlier in year
          Missourinet:  Missouri Board of Education has lengthy discussion about the state of charter schools
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          SNL:  California thermometer company predicts Greene County could soon have COVID-19 'surge'
          KC Star editorial:  Blunt calls GOP position on replacing Ginsburg 'tradition.' It's not.
          Joplin Globe's Andy Ostmeyer:  Newspaper makes a concerted an effort to print both liberal and conservative views
          P-D letter:  Ladue octogenarian demands Sens. Jack Danforth and Kit Bond speak out against President Trump
          P-D letter:  Ballwin sexagenarian disagrees with Ann Wagner on health care, calls her Trump's "loyal little toady"
          P-D letter:  University City sexagenarian unhappy with how St. Charles County conducts elections
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        Sunday, September 20, 2020
       
SNL:  Elected officials/comms staffers tweet heartfelt statements on RBG
          Joplin Globe:  Billy Long's Democratic opponent quits race
          KC Star:  Profile:  Nicole Galloway
          JCNT:  After sliding down national health rankings for decades, signs for Missouri point upward
          SNL:  Missouri Department of Conservation Director Sara Parker Pauley to lead Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
          Columbia Missourian:  Cultivating a cannabis crop:  Missouri grow site gets ready to harvest medical marijuana
          KC Star:  Business booming at Lake of the Ozarks
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Special session recap
          SNL:  Advocates want rapid testing in nursing homes
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          P-D:  Regional, state China virus update
          Washington Missourian editorial:  Roy Blunt's leadership in health care is impressive
          JCNT editorial:  Less-than-ambitious special session brings less-than-spectacular results
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        Saturday, September 19, 2020
       
Missourinet:  Ruth Bader Ginsburg passes away;  Elected officials tweet statements
          KC Star:  FiveThirtyEight says Biden has lost ground in Missouri as Trump's lead widens
          SNL:  Woman filling Democratic ballot slot against Billy Long throws in the towel, quits campaign
          Columbia Missourian:  Fact check:  Hawley's statement about USPS cash on hand rated "Mostly True"
          SNL:  Liberal D.C. group's election mailers mislead some voters about registration status
          SE Missourian:  Election season set for Tuesday;  Cape County clerk to mail ballots this week
          Columbia Missourian:  Boone County voters have options as general election approaches
          Missourinet:  ACLU, Organization for Black Struggle, et al. file lawsuit complaining about mail-in ballot standards
          Columbia Missourian:  Fact check:  Sen. Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia) correct about CARES Act funds not being paid out
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri takes home most StateScoop Awards honoring state, private workers
          The Missouri Times:  "Next Steps" legislative preview series:  Nonpartisan court plan expansion
          JCNT:  DHSS seeks to fund counties' anti-flu efforts
          SNL:  White House COVID group urged Texas-style mask mandate for Missouri
          KWMU:  Bikefest draws thousands, stimulates mid-Missouri economy;  St. Louis coronavirus czar scolds rural Missouri officials, attendees
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          P-D editorial brief:  Gov. Parson correct to reject payroll tax deferral
          JCNT editorial:  Missouri not over the hump yet on coronavirus
          SE Missourian op-ed:  Peter Kinder:  'Blessed are the peacemakers'
          SE Missourian's Lucas Presson:  Stephen Limbaugh Sr. delivers talk on Constitution
          SNL's Christopher Dixon:  Mocking Galloway and Gov. Parson campaign commercials
          Messenger:  What's that burning in the oven? It's Missouri's medical marijuana license process
          KC Star's Laura Bauer and Kevin Hardy:  Impending doom in mid-Missouri:  Maskless humans listen to classic rock, eat hot dogs and drink Busch Light
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        Friday, September 18, 2020
       
Missourinet:  Hawley:  Increases in social isolation from pandemic may be contributing to surges in drug addiction
          P-D:  Photo gallery:  "Expect Us" rally visits St. Charles, gets greeted by Trump supporters;  Morbidly obese woman takes off mask to scream at police;  Man with "F-ck the Police" mask taunts officer;  more
          The Missouri Times:  Sen. Blunt awarded American Farm Bureau Federation's highest honor
          SNL:  Army Corps orders landowner to restore dredged and damaged Bull Creek
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Vicki Englund talks about state treasurer bid, LIHTC, more
          CDT:  Facebook shuts down page for liberal Columbia gun group;  Company cites "Dangerous Individuals and Organizations" policy
          KC Star:  Missouri Secretary of State's Maura Browning talks ballot security, mail-in ballots, drop boxes, more
          Missourinet:  Missouri study projects 13,000 annual job openings in agriculture over the next decade
          AP:  Monthly bankers survey:  Economy seeks improvement in rural parts of 10 Midwest states
          P-D:  Missouri jobs fall, unemployment rises, signs of economic recovery stalling
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson plans to call Missouri Legislature back soon for another special session
          The Missouri Times:  Anti-crime special session comes to a close. What bills made it through?
          SNL:  Missouri adds virtual, hybrid options as COVID-19 cases mount
          Missourinet:  Missouri extends child care subsidies for some school-aged kids getting remote education
          P-D:  Former St. Louis City health director wants Gov. Parson to shut down gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts at Lake of the Ozarks
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          P-D:  Regional, state China virus update
          The Missouri Times:  PSC approves Spire gas line project
          JCNT:  Missouri Chief Justice George Draper wants more diversity in courts
          P-D:  State investigation stalls sale of south St. Louis' St. Alexius Hospital
          Columbia Missourian:  State warns Potterfield contractors about polluted stream
          P-D:  Scathing audit from Galloway's office gives north St. Louis County town lowest possible rating;  Bel-Ridge sits within Normandy School District
          SE Missourian editorial:  Business visionary Charles Drury left an inspiring legacy
          JCNT editorial:  DESE should determine COVID reporting plan, quickly
          P-D editorial:  State should mandate and pay for police body cameras
          P-D editorial:  'Act surprised' if asked about mask-wearing, St. Charles County tells poll workers
          P-D letter:  Creve Coeur sexagenarian says she gathered signatures for Clean Missouri, expresses anger over Cleaner Missouri
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        Thursday, September 17, 2020
       
KWMU:  EPA enables golf range for North St. Louis City Boys & Girls Club
          P-D:  EPA administrator says West Lake Landfill cleanup on schedule
          KC Star:  4Star Politics show:  Sean Soendker Nicholson opposes Cleaner Missouri
          KC Star's Bryan Lowry:  Fact check:  Galloway ad claims auditor "recovered" taxpayer money. But that's not the case in most instances
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick talks highlights of term, LIHTC, Medicaid expansion, more
          SNL:  Campaign spotlight:  Rep. Steve Helms (R) vs. Betsy Fogle (D) in Springfield
          SNL:  Photo gallery:  Rep. Steve Helms and Betsy Fogle campaign in 135th District
          KWMU:  St. Charles County elections officials won't force voters or judges to wear masks
          P-D:  St. Charles County election officials say critics misinterpreting instructions to poll workers
          P-D:  William Danforth dies at 94
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson extends timeframe of Missouri National Guard help with COVID
          JCNT:  Missouri pandemic seems to be 'turning a corner,' Gov. Parson says
          AP:  Gov. Parson lauds declining rate of deaths from COVID-19
          Columbia Missourian: Gov. Parson says state to distribute faster COVID-19 tests
          Missourinet:  Video:  Gov. Parson's COVID-19 and legislative briefing
          SNL:  Special session on crime comes to a close;  Thoughts from Gov. Parson, GOP leadership, House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade (D-Springfield), academics
          JCNT:  Missouri special session ends with most of Gov. Parson's agenda not passed
          KWMU:  Gov. Parson says he's "very content" with bills passed in special session
          Columbia Missourian:  Special legislative session ends
          AP:  Special session recap
          P-D:  Lawmakers make quick work of veto session
          KC Star:  Legislature passes two bills in special session
          Columbia Missourian:  MoDOT director:  State has best construction year in a decade
          SE Missourian:  Area schools see decline in substitute teachers because of coronavirus concerns
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          SE Missourian:  30 more coronavirus cases in Cape County
          KC Star editorial:  The losers in failed anti-crime special session:  Gov. Parson, KC and all Missourians
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Processing rape kit backlog a good step
          P-D letter:  Former Missouri Gaming Commission employee opposes video gaming machines
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        Wednesday, September 16, 2020
       
P-D:  EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to visit former Carter Carburetor site, dedicate new Boys & Girls Club golf course
          SE Missourian:  Southeast prof says Eisenhower memorial in Washington 'long overdue'
          Brownfield Ag News:  Missouri Corn CEO Gary Marshall to retire in April 2021
          The Missouri Times:  Gary Marshall retiring from Missouri Corn after 34 years
          KC Star's Allison Kite:  Mayor Quinton Lucas attends The Missouri Times' "30 Under 30" bipartisan event, wears a mask - but not everyone else did;  Comments from "simple hillbilly" Scott Faughn
          The Missouri Times:  Full 30 Under 30 list
          P-D:  New ad from Gov. Parson highlights state's economy, Missourians' return to work during crisis
          KC Star:  East Coast university professors claim China virus is hurting Gov. Parson's popularity
          KC Star:  Gov. Parson calls House Dems' marijuana salvo "ridiculous"
          JCNT:  Liberal group's voting lawsuit against Missouri to go to trial;  Comments from "American Women" attorney Uzoma Nkwonta
          Columbia Missourian:  Planning underway for legislation focused on Missouri's agriculture industry
          Missourinet:  Missouri Board of Education proposes $8.5 billion FY2022 budget
          JCNT:  DESE determining how to report virus cases in schools
          Missourinet:  Missouri to get rapid COVID-19 tests for long term care centers and schools
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri will pivot to remote learning if advised to, president tells lawmakers
          Missourinet:  President Mun Choi to lawmakers:  mask rules are working at Mizzou, and egregious violations result in expulsions
          Columbia Missourian:  Choi defends UM system's COVID-19 response
          SE Missourian:  NY Times says Cape coronavirus rate among nation's fastest growing
          JCNT:  PSC's Maida Coleman among those seeking Lifeline freeze
          KC Star:  Owner of Missouri Christian boarding school says girls' 'abuse' tales are lies
          Missourinet:  Court settlement to bring debt relief to Missouri's former ITT Tech students
          KC Star editorial:  Missouri faces 'drastic' COVID budget threat if Washington doesn't step in
          Cook Political Report's Jessica Taylor:  Missouri's governor race:  Lean Republican
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Sen. Bob Onder (R-Lake Saint Louis):  338 medical marijuana facilities are plenty for Missouri
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        Tuesday, September 15, 2020
       
The Missouri Times:  Joe Biden endorses Nicole Galloway
          Columbia Missourian:  Biden backs Galloway for Missouri governor
          SNL:  Galloway's health care tour makes stop in Springfield
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Luetkemeyer talks value of in-person learning, applauds teacher efforts
          P-D:  Missouri rejects Trump's payroll tax deferral offer
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Rep. Deb Lavender (D-Kirkwood) talks with Jason Rosenbaum about state Senate campaign, Medicaid expansion, opposition to Sen. Koenig's pro-life legislation, more
          CDT:  Judy Baker proposes plan to combat China virus in bid for state Senate seat
          The Missouri Times:  Strategic Capitol expanding to DC, adds Travis Brown, Tracy King to team
          SE Missourian:  Cape County website will track absentee ballots
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Election authorities prepare for record turnout with safety measures
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson pleased with special session on crime, wants House to approve concurrent jurisdiction legislation
          Missourinet:  Hundreds seek to become Missouri substitute teachers through speedy online training path
          Missourinet:  Missouri Board of Education to decide whether to accelerate MOCAP enrollment decisions
          KC Star:  House Dems' memo criticizes state's medical marijuana rollout, DHSS, Gov. Parson, others
          P-D:  Dem report alleges Gov. Parson's administration conspired on pot probe
          JCNT:  Testing, temporary closure at Truman Building after COVID-19 cases
          KWMU:  As region surpasses 1,500 China virus deaths, St. Louis doctors predict pandemic will last through 2021
          Columbia Missourian:  Boone County total active COVID cases down by nearly 400
          CDT:  State, Boone County disagree over COVID-19 counts
          SE Missourian:  Nearly 100 COVID cases reported over three-day period
          KWMU:  UMSL criminologist says Black Lives Matter agitations "have not been particularly violent or involved substantial looting"
          P-D editorial:  Gov. Parson's rollout of medical marijuana industry has been an expensive debacle
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Missouri's deal with McChrystal Group smells bad
          P-D letter:  St. Louis City sexagenarian expresses indignation toward Josh Hawley for responding to her letters in a "dismissive, demeaning tone"
          P-D letter:  Ballwin septuagenarian befuddled by Cleaner Missouri language, surmises he'll "get screwed"
          P-D letter:  St. Peters sexagenarian says Gov. Parson and Republican lawmakers are the ones defunding police by opposing new taxes
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        Monday, September 14, 2020
       
This Week in Missouri Politics:  Panel of Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman (R-Arnold), Jeff Roorda, Gregg Keller talk with Scott Faughn about presidential race, special session, China virus, more
          Missourinet:  Ann Wagner:  St. Louis County has not distributed $100 million in CARES Act funding
          JCNT:  USDA extends waiver for free meals to students
          SNL:  Army Corps of Engineers:  Several violations in dredging at controversial Bull Creek crossing
          P-D:  St. Louis area election authorities prepare for another surge in absentee voting ahead of Nov. 3
          SNL:  As Gov. Parson's anti-crime session comes to a close, here's what you need to know
          P-D:  As the geography of the pandemic shifts, virus rates slow in St. Louis, rise in outlying counties
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Lawmakers should shut down bill to intervene in local prosecutions
          KC Star's Melinda Henneberger:  KC neighbors do battle over Trump, Biden in 'sign war.' How do they keep it friendly?
          P-D letter:  Chesterfield septuagenarian says Cleaner Missouri language is deceptive
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        Sunday, September 13, 2020
       
KC Star:  KC suffers its deadliest summer in at least 10 years as feds shine national spotlight
          KC Star:  'Back the Blue" rally features Ann Dorn, KC City Councilwoman Heather Hall, Missouri Fraternal Order of Police President Rick Inglima
          KC Star:  Sen. Josh Hawley defends KC Chiefs fans;  Former U.S. Senate candidate Jason Kander responds with GIF from 2004 movie
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Election officials gearing up for a high turnout
          JCNT:  Mailings from liberal D.C. group cause confusion for local voters;  "Voter Protection Center" pieces suggest voters have been dropped from registration lists
          JCNT:  Residents pray for end to abortion on national remembrance day
          P-D:  Last $300 federal unemployment payments to be paid next week in Missouri
          Joplin Globe:  Opioid overdose deaths drop in Missouri, but experts say pandemic could erase that
          P-D:  Lawsuits from failed medical marijuana applicants cost state $1.3 million
          Joplin Globe:  Testing of rape kits from southwest Missouri produces first DNA 'hits'
          Columbia Missourian's Katrina Troy:  Law creating 'Sexual Assault Survivors' Bill of Rights' faces lawsuit;  "Bill passed nearly unanimously in Missouri Senate 150-3 [sic]"
          KC Star:  Rep. Keri Ingle (D-Lee's Summit) wants hearing on Christian boarding school;  Rep. Mike Stephens (R-Bolivar) says operators insist they're being falsely accused of abuse
          SNL:  National and local results both show obesity brings higher risk to COVID patients;  35% of Missourians are fat
          Columbia Missourian:  Data transmission error resulted in lack of reported COVID-19 positivity rate
          P-D:  Daily China virus update:  Three (3) new deaths statewide
          KC Star editorial:  Gov. Parson, like Trump, bets campaign against 'lawlessness' will win votes
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        Saturday, September 12, 2020
       
AP:  Citations issued for 9 trespassers who invaded Central West End neighborhood
          P-D:  Ann Wagner to debate Jill Schupp
          The Missouri Times:  Nicole Galloway misused tax dollars for her gubernatorial campaign, complaint alleges
          P-D:  Missouri meat processors line up for slice of federal pandemic aid
          CDT:  Coronavirus unemployment supplement ends early;  funds exhausted
          SNL:  Springfield could get Missouri's first marijuana dispensary
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson pleased with start of school year for K-12 and higher education
          SNL:  White House COVID group:  Missouri still in 'red zone,' masking needed where cases are in schools
          KC Star:  White House groups' recommendations involve closing some bars, restricting restaurant seating
          AP:  Missouri health department:  99,000 sickened by China virus
          P-D:  COVID-19 infections at St. Louis County nursing homes down since pandemic's start, report says
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          SE Missourian:  Two coronavirus deaths reported in Cape County
          KWMU:  "We wasn't [sic] sentenced to die":  Prisoners, activists complain about COVID
          Columbia Missourian Senior News Editor Laura Johnston:  By popular demand, we'll reprint fewer editorials from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Kansas City Star;  Also, no more comments allowed on news stories or editorials
          NPR's Vanessa Romo:  Black Lives Matter champions face persecution after being victimized by white couple "on the beautifully manicured lawn of (McCloskeys') mansion"
          P-D letter:  St. Peters woman says Amendment 3 is intentionally deceptive
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        Friday, September 11, 2020
       
SNL:  President Trump put Josh Hawley on his Supreme Court list. Hawley's a hard no.
          Missourinet:  Hawley rules out U.S. Supreme Court appointment
          KC Star:  President Trump's Supreme Court list includes Hawley, Sarah Pitlyk
          P-D:  Ann Wagner rips St. Louis County for holding onto federal coronavirus aid
          SE Missourian:  U.S. Department of Ag program will provide free breakfast and lunch for children in Cape
          P-D:  Ads for Ann Wagner, Gov. Parson highlight Democrats' "defund the police" push
          JCNT:  Newspaper to hold voter registration drive-thru event
          St. Joseph News-Press:  During local visit, Gov. Parson talks state's success in handling coronavirus
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          P-D:  Sierra Club, Cori Bush, others want Ameren to retire coal plants by 2030 - up to 15 years before planned
          JCNT editorial:  State wisely bans kid-friendly marijuana edibles
          P-D editorial:  For not forcing mask mandate, Gov. Parson deserves brutal judgment in November
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Statewide mandate or not, Missourians should wear a mask
          KC Star editorial:  KC area schools should make virus data public
          Phill Brooks:  A special session legislative whale
          Columbia Missourian op-ed:  Vote no on Cleaner Missouri
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        Thursday, September 10, 2020
       
KC Star:  Hawley has 'no interest' in serving on Supreme Court after President Trump adds him to list
          KC Star:  Hawley mocks Disney's "woke capital" praise of Chinese government
          KC Star:  Former Sen. Claire McCaskill goes on Twitter tirade:  President Trump "stupid" and "sicko";  McConnell a "big ass coward"
          CDT:  Gov. Parson, Nicole Galloway to debate in Columbia
          Columbia Missourian:  Gov. Parson, Galloway set to debate in Columbia
          AP:  Galloway unveils health care agenda
          KC Star:  4Star Politics show:  Jeff Roe talks about Gov. Parson's margin of victory:  "Nicole Galloway is no Jay Nixon" (starts at 13:30)
          The Missouri Times:  Updated list:  The Missouri Times 2020 30 Under 30
          Missourinet:  Survey showing economy improving in Missouri and Midwest
          Missourinet:  DSS stats show number of food stamp recipients increased after COVID pandemic
          Missourinet:  State offers free training to 1,000 Missourians unemployed by COVID-19
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson announces $1 million federal grant to combat violent crime in St. Louis City
          KWMU:  Urban League VP praises Gov. Parson's commitment to fighting violent crime in St. Louis City
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson announces $1 million grant to Urban League to help prevent violent crime
          P-D:  Gov. Parson announces grant to fight St. Louis City violence
          The Missouri Times:  First batch of SAFE Kits results in numerous DNA hits
          Columbia Missourian:  Gov. Parson says he'll stay in close communication with university leaders on COVID
          Missourinet:  Missouri health department to resume COVID-19 community testing next week
          P-D:  Missouri resumes free COVID-19 testing events in counties seeing biggest increase in cases
          SE Missourian:  Four dozen new coronavirus cases reported in area
          The Missouri Times:  PSC allows remote testimony in Evergy case
          Joplin Globe:  PSC denies nearly the entirety of Liberty's request for electric rate increase
          Scott Faughn:  How the Senate failed:  Behind the scenes of special session machinations and the PQ
          Joplin Globe op-ed:  Show-Me Institute's Susan Pendergrass:  Legislature, DESE should make it easier for parents to access MOCAP
          P-D letter:  St. Louis County woman mocks letter suggesting McCloskeys could tame protester mob with bottled water
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        Wednesday, September 9, 2020
       
SNL:  AG Eric Schmitt backs Trump administration crackdown on Facebook, Twitter
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Sam Graves focusing on navigation and flood control
          Brownfield Ag News:  NRSC offers emergency funds to restore flood-prone lands;  83 counties in Missouri are eligible
          P-D:  Gov. Parson still evaluating President Trump's payroll tax deferral
          The Missouri Times:  We Ask America (R) poll shows Gov. Parson expanding lead over Galloway
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Democrat Alissia Canady talks about campaign for lieutenant governor
          P-D:  Rex Sinquefield cuts ties with Travis Brown, Pelopidas
          SE Missourian:  SEMO Votes prepares students for election season
          SE Missourian:  Charles Drury Sr. - businessman, entrepreneur - dies at 92
          The Missouri Times:  "Next Steps" legislative preview series:  Wayfair sales tax
          AP:  Three-quarters of Missouri public school students have in-person option
          Missourinet:  Missouri NEA wants database of COVID-19 exposures in schools
          St. Joseph News-Press:  County COVID-19 numbers vary from state dashboard
          SE Missourian:  Saliva test for coronavirus not available for SEMO
          P-D:  Photo gallery:  Black Lives Matter protesters paint "Defund the Police" on city streets, shine bright lights in officers' eyes
          P-D letter:  St. Charles septuagenarian says Mizzou shows double standard by sanctioning protest marches
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        Tuesday, September 8, 2020
       
P-D:  Government workers' union Labor Day rally draws 50;  Cori Bush, Kim Gardner speak, pose for pictures
          Columbia Missourian:  State Senate candidate Judy Baker speaks at Black Lives Matter protest
          KWMU:  Urban "Voter Empowerment Committee" to offer online instructions for filling out ballots
          St. Joseph News-Press:  New crime and traffic laws now in effect in Missouri
          Columbia Missourian:  Missouri scales back motorcycle helmet law
          KWMU:  Delayed dispensaries give some weed entrepreneurs a chance to catch up
          Missourinet:  State of Missouri partners with Washington University for rollout of new COVID-19 saliva tests
          SE Missourian:  Rapid test for coronavirus now available in Cape
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update:  No deaths
          P-D:  Regional China virus update
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Don't fool yourself - Kenosha-style rioting could happen in St. Joseph
          P-D op-ed:  UFCW's David Cook:  Grocery workers still on the pandemic frontlines but without hazard pay
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        Monday, September 7, 2020   Labor Day
       
KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler doesn't expect another stimulus bill soon
          SNL:  Ballot language set for Cleaner Missouri. Here's what you'll see Nov. 3
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Senate approves five crime measures, two head to governor's desk
          Missourinet:  Missouri unveils new statewide apprenticeship matching service
          SNL:  Gov. Parson says outside resources have been helpful in tackling COVID-19
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson says he's proud of work done to establish statewide tracking dashboard
          CDT:  August a sign of 'long haul' ahead in Missouri's virus battle
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
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        Sunday, September 6, 2020
       
Joplin Globe:  Federal report criticizes lack of FEMA, SEMA oversight when Joplin schools rebuilt from tornado
          KCUR:  Judge recommends criminal count dismissal in Branson duck boat case
          JCNT:  Availability of medical marijuana in Missouri expected soon
          AP:  Missouri adds 77 COVID-19 deaths;  most aren't recent
          P-D:  Missouri adds 77 uncounted China virus deaths to total after data glitch discovered
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update
          Washington Missourian:  St. Clair License Office offers walk-in service again
          KWMU:  Black bear hunting is coming to Missouri in fall 2021
          P-D:  Black Lives Matter activists march downtown;  Speakers criticize Missouri Republicans, attendees vandalize City Hall
          P-D editorial:  Missouri AG Eric Schmitt goes to the mat for Trump's right to lie
          JCNT editorial:  Cleaner Missouri ballot language should have been clear
          Joplin Globe editorial:  More COVID-19 dashboards are needed among schools, government agencies
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Remembering Ken Newton and Alonzo Weston as they retire from reporting
          KC Star op-ed:  Former U.S. Senate candidate Jason Kander (D):  Men and women of the military do not support President Trump
          KC Star's Jonathan Shorman:  Missouri Republicans fail to walk the talk on local control
          SNL letter:  Sexagenarian MSU women's studies professor Holly Baggett urges vote against Rep. Curtis Trent (R-Springfield)
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        Saturday, September 5, 2020
       
Columbia Missourian:  Counties provide input on solutions to Missouri River flooding
          P-D:  Clay, local officials celebrate $30 million rehab plan for public housing complex
          The Missouri Times:  30 days after 2020 primary elections filing reports:  PACs
          The Missouri Times:  30 days after 2020 primary elections filing reports:  Statewide offices
          The Missouri Times:  30 days after 2020 primary elections filing reports:  Missouri Senate campaigns
          The Missouri Times:  30 days after 2020 primary elections filing reports:  Missouri House campaigns
          Twitter:  Rudi Keller leaves Columbia Daily Tribune, will work for States Newsroom, a national nonprofit
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri general revenue up from last year, August report says
          Brownfield Ag News:  Gov. Parson, Ag Director Chris Chinn, ag leaders talk success of pork donation program at St. Louis Area Foodbank
          The Missouri Times:  General Assembly approves Pretrial Witness Protection Fund
          Columbia Missourian:  Sen. Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia) says county leaders must distribute COVID-19 relief funds immediately
          SE Missourian:  Gov. Parson, Jackson school officials tout smooth reopening of classes
          KC Star:  Daily regional China virus update:  Daily average sees decline
          Missourinet:  7,000 college-age people in Missouri test positive for COVID-19 in August
          SE Missourian:  27 new coronavirus cases reported in Cape County
          The Missouri Times:  PSC alters farm tap inspection requirements for Spire
          SNL:  Missouri sets proposed black bear hunting framework for future seasons
          SNL:  Hartville men arrested after traveling to Kenosha to view riots
          KC Star:  Missouri men face gun charges after traveling to Kenosha to see Trump, witness riots
          KC Star:  Black Lives Matter activists march downtown
          P-D editorial brief:  On David Humphreys sitting out 2020 elections
          SE Missourian's Lucas Presson:  Jason Smith talks farm tour, impact of COVID on agriculture
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Sen. Bill Eigel (R-Weldon Spring):  Governor, Senate choose defense of rights over politics as usual in St. Louis City