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        Friday, December 9
       
P-D:  Trump to nominate former St. Louis lawyer Andy Puzder as labor secretary;  Hardee's CEO opposes unions' $15/hr. "living wage" push
          P-D's Chuck Raasch:  Looking for parallels between Trump, Greitens transitions
          P-D's Kurt Erickson:  Trump transition team includes California consultant hired by Greitens campaign;  No conversations with sources or original reporting, but quotes pulled from two tweets
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Congress sends defense bill to the president;  Comments from McCaskill, Blunt X
          KC Star:  Blunt, Kander, outside groups set Missouri record by spending $75 million on Senate race +
          SE Missourian:  Jason Smith leads effort to pass insurance bill for dialysis patients +
          KWMU:  EPA to propose nutrient pollution rules next year to settle Missouri Coalition for the Environment lawsuit
          KWMU:  "Behind the Headlines": LGBTQIA* beat reporter Nancy Fowler and 2016 Diversity Fellow Jenny Simeone to discuss their reporting on the terror that Trump's victory has brought hypothetical victims
          KWMU:  Greitens, Koster spent close to $60 million in Missouri's hard-fought contest for governor
          Drebes:  MoScout poll:  Greitens' top budget priority
          The Missouri Times:  Lawsuit filed against Amendment 2
          Drebes:  Tony Dugger may have waited too long to file as a lobbyist
          The Missouri Times:  Rob Carson:  KC native is Missouri's 'Music Man' of political satire
          Kraske:  The Chat:  Nixon on Missouri's fiscal fitness;  Speaker Todd Richardson on Dept. of Corrections complaints +
          AP:  Missouri Supreme Court strikes law denying bail to illegal immigrants;  Lawyer for alien won't say what country criminal client is from
          P-D:  Missouri Supreme Court:  State law barring bail for illegal immigrants is unconstitutional;  Faustino Lopez-Matias snuck into U.S. and forged Social Security card
          KWMU:  Nixon says he's 'ready to appoint' Missouri Supreme Court judge - if he gets the chance
          KWMU:  St. Louis asks for $40 million in state tax credits for proposed soccer stadium
          Washington Missourian:  Local legislators get head start filing bills for 2017 X
          Missourinet:  Rehder, Schaaf to go another round in battle over prescription drug monitoring program
          Missourinet:  Rep. Diane Franklin (R-Camdenton) proposing to increase tracking of fetal tissue
          Columbia Missourian:  Uncertain future of state funding looms over UM curators meeting
          P-D:  Missouri utilities gearing up for legislative fights
          SE Missourian:  Utility case prompts Wallingford to file bill to prevent future steep rate hikes +
          KWMU:  Legislators to make second push for student suicide prevention bill
          Washington Missourian:  Bills to honor slain MoDOT employee filed last week
          Missourinet:  National gun-control group unhappy about Missouri's existing and proposed pro-gun laws
          Missourinet:  Missouri welcomes 41 million visitors in FY16, shattering previous tourism record
          SNL:  Rep. Donna Lichtenegger (R-Cape Girardeau) wants tougher poaching penalties in Missouri X
          The Missouri Times:  Conservation Federation of Missouri offering new monthly podcast
          P-D editorial:  Missouri Dept. of Corrections paid out millions to abuse victims. Where's the accounting?
          Messenger:  What Missouri's blind pension can teach us about the homeless
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        Thursday, December 8
       
Bloomberg:  McCaskill among 8 incumbent Dems running in Trump states;  Senior senator says she's "open" to working with president
          Warrensburg Daily Star-Journal:  McCaskill takes aim at Pentagon waste X
          KWMU Diversity Fellow Jenny Simeone:  Trump terror tales:  "Reporter" laments campaign's "anti-immigrant rhetoric," prods immigrants to discuss feelings
          KCUR:  Trump terror tales:  Public school librarian wears diaper pin to help comfort students who might feel "vulnerable and scared" about election results
          SNL:  Profile:  Former state Sen. Roseann Bentley (R-Springfield) - a champion for children and a pioneer for women - to retire X
          Kraske:  The Chat:  Greitens wants to meet the women who spawned young stick-up kids +
          AP:  Lawsuit filed over state's campaign contribution limits
          KWMU:  Opponents file suit against Amendment 2
          P-D:  Lawsuit seeks to stop campaign contributions limits;  Comments from attorney Chuck Hatfield
          The Missouri Times:  Blake Hurst re-elected Missouri Farm Bureau president
          The Missouri Times:  Daryl Duwe's lobbying firm to merge with Blunt's Statehouse Strategies
          The Missouri Times:  Elijah Haahr prepares to assume pro tem mantle at the apex of Republican power
          The Missouri Times:  Nixon restricts further $51 million in spending
          Missourinet:  Nixon restricts another $51 million to address budget shortfall
          KWMU:  Nixon withholds $51 milion - mostly Medicaid money - from state budget
          AP:  Nixon blocks budgeted Medicaid spending
          P-D:  Nixon cuts another $51 million from budget
          CDT:  State issues $97.2 million to complete Fulton State Hospital construction X
          Missourinet:  Speaker Todd Richardson wants Dept. of Corrections investigation to make culture at Missouri prisons 'better than it is today'
          P-D:  Richardson calls for investigation into Missouri Department of Corrections
          Missourinet:  Rep. Marsha Haefner (R-Oakville) pushes bill identifying hate crimes against first responders
          KWMU:  Appeal filed in charter school funding case;  Black parents want children to attend safe, decent schools
          P-D:  Charter school parents file federal appeal in desegregation lawsuit
          CDT:  UM System releases diversity audit and response;  Photo of overfed student unnecessarily shouting into megaphone, a device which amplifies sound X
          P-D:  St. Louis Community College will force Board of Trustees members to sit through diversity training;  University of Missouri "diversity audit" recommends UMSL hire fewer Caucasoids, spend more taxpayer money on "diversity and inclusion" office, etc.
          Columbia Missourian:  UM System diversity task force issues recommendations for MU
          KWMU:  "Diversity," "equity," "inclusion":  UM task force issues recommendations for improvement
          Missourinet:  Nixon praises Missouri Christmas tree growers, helps decorate Capitol tree
          Missourinet:  Galloway:  Audit shows new, questionable actions by former Wright County Collector
          Chicago Sun-Times editorial:  McCaskill, others help Trump identify where to start cutting wasteful spending
          Waters:  In chancellor search, Mun Choi should proceed as if Hank Foley isn't already the predetermined choice X
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        Wednesday, December 7   Pearl Harbor Day
       
The Riverfront Times:  Inside the Eagle Forum internecine war:  National, local conservatives criticize Ed Martin;  Martin defends his actions, impact
          KWMU:  McCaskill sides with Boeing, for now, in dispute over Air Force One
          Politico:  McCaskill, others weigh in on Trump's approach to Air Force One
          AP:  McCaskill criticizes Pentagon for alleged cover-up of cost-cutting study
          Kraske:  The Chat:  McCaskill takes dead aim at Defense Dept;  Stephen Webber on future prospects of Missouri Democratic Party +
          KC Star:  Area federal employees express angst at rumors of federal hiring freeze
          KWMU LGBTQIA* beat reporter Nancy Fowler:  Trump terror tales:  Area lesbian claims mystery man driving truck spotted her, ascertained her sexuality, increased driving speed while simultaneously rolling down window and shouting full anti-LGBTQIA* sentence, then swerved to try to hit her;  Victim miraculously survives unscathed
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air:  NPR CEO visits KWMU studio;  Jarl Mohn talks about newsmagazines' efforts to hire more black faces to put "front and center," networks' "rigorous statistics" to ensure more non-white guests and sources, etc.
          Columbia Missourian:  Campaign workers on both sides process the outcomes, consider their futures;  Thoughts from Sara Walsh, Kander intern Jamie Seibert, Webber's Emily Waggoner, McClintic's Michael Ousley
          The Missouri Times:  Bradley Bates joins lobbying firm started by Jay Hahn and Whit O'Daniel
          The Missouri Times:  Greitens, wife preach justice, forgiveness after robbery
          Missourinet:  Greitens says he and wife will forgive young criminals who robbed incoming first lady
          P-D:  Greitens talks about wife being robbed;  McCaskill calls miscreants' behavior "disgusting";  Mugshot of criminal Marquay Beard
          AP:  Marquay Beard, 19, charged with tampering, may face other charges;  Juvenile hoodlums may be charged as adults for car theft, other crimes
          Messenger:  If Eric Greitens wants to show compassion, he can begin by pardoning prisoner;  Eric Clemmons admitted to murdering white college student by bashing his skull with a metal pipe
          SNL:  Rep. Stacey Newman (D-Richmond Heights) uses robbery for Sheena Greitens to promote gun-control stance;  Rep. Elijah Haahr (R-Springfield) fires back X
          KWMU:  Pre-filed bill would allow gun owners to sue 'gun-free' businesses
          Drebes:  Rep. Kirk Mathews (R-Pacific) on future on Missouri pro-life agenda
          SE Missourian:  MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna:  Missouri needs law to ban motorists from using handheld cell phones while driving +
          KWMU:  EducationPlus names Paul Ziegler new executive director
          The Missouri Times:  PSC prepares for hectic schedule, sets more hearings in Great Plains-Westar merger
          The Missouri Times:  PSC lays out guidelines for new legislation on Missouri utilities
          P-D:  Peach farmer sues Monsanto;  Nearby farmers chose to break law by using old, volatile herbicide formulation - not sold by Monsanto - atop Monsanto seeds
          Missourinet:  Bev Randles sues Monsanto on behalf of peach grower;  Company says responsibility for damage caused by other companies' herbicides belongs to farmers who chose to break the law
          KWMU:  Ferguson update:  Missed deadlines, but 'significant progress' made in consent decree compliance
          P-D editorial:  Missouri parole board should consider inmate's plea to die at home
          SE Missourian editorial:  Veteran Cape Chamber of Commerce CEO John Mehner to be recognized by Missouri Chamber +
          Jensen:  Will banning out-of-school suspensions for budding St. Louis miscreants help their behavior?  Unclear, but civilization process begins with decent parents +
          P-D letter:  University City man responds to editorial page editor Tod Robberson's "plaintive" column, blasts paper's hypocritical partisanship
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        Tuesday, December 6
       
The Missouri Times:  Meet Aaron Willard, the man behind Donald Trump's victory in Missouri
          Kraske:  Missouri elector on anti-Trump pressure campaign;  Stephen Webber's Knute Rocknian pep talk to defeated Dems;  Todd Richardson talks to gals about paid family leave +
          The Missouri Times:  Registration begins for Lincoln Days 2017
          Missourinet:  Stephen Webber's top priority:  Getting Claire McCaskill re-elected
          P-D:  McCaskill contractor whistleblower bill headed to Obama to become law
          KC Star:  Columbia man, calling himself an "atheist-civil rights activist-musician-trans woman (he/she)," gains fleeting attention with vulgar anti-Trump tweet +
          Drebes:  Dems' Senate counsel Chris Schappe starts PAC
          The Missouri Times:  Gov-elect Greitens' wife robbed at gunpoint in St. Louis City;  Three teenage hoodlums captured
          P-D:  Sheena Greitens robbed at gunpoint in Central West End;  Young miscreants stole a vehicle, robbed other victims before crashing car and getting captured
          KWMU:  Sheena Greitens 'safe - but shaken' after being robbed in Central West End
          Missourinet:  Details of Sheena Greitens robbery, including description of perps
          AP:  Voters' preference for GOP legislatures nationwide opens door to amending Constitution
          AP:  Increased budget costs add to state budget issues
          Missourinet:  Local union boss says "corporate Missouri" does not want 'right to work';  Rehder urges union members to study issue closely
          The Missouri Times:  House, Senate leaders prepare for action on ridesharing bills
          AP:  Richardson plans push for ride-hail legislation
          CDT:  University of Missouri System hires contractor for chancellor search;  Foley interested in job X
          Columbia Missourian:  Search for new MU chancellor announced
          AP:  University of Missouri hires search team for chancellor
          Missourinet:  State legislators weigh in on Foley as permanent chancellor;  Rep. Courtney Curtis (D-Ferguson) says Mizzou should go in different direction
          Missourinet:  Nation's top business school is in Missouri, and it's not a state school
          SNL:  Another session, another non-starter gun bill from Stacey Newman;  Seasoned liberal legislator says Missouri Republicans have been "bought and sold" by NRA X
          Missourinet:  Environmental group says Missouri DNR ignores water safety at state parks
          Columbia Missourian:  Missouri hunters harvest 6,505 wild animals in anterless portion of season
          AP:  Eyes of nation on Ferguson, lead monitor tells town hall;  City succeeds in filling slots with black employees, but police force struggling to recruit officers
          SE Missourian editorial:  Proposed 'Blue Alert' system could be useful +
          P-D letter:  Florissant octogenarian disagrees with Stacy Washington's column on abortion
          P-D letter:  Cedar Hill nonagenarian disagrees with Stacy Washington's column on abortion
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        Monday, December 5
       
SNL:  60k in Missouri have signed up for Obamacare since enrollment began X
          KWMU:  Local Obamacare recipients talk about their care, options
          Missourinet:  Wash U. law prof weighs in on effort to disrupt electoral college
          Missourinet:  Kinder receiving encouragement to join Trump administration, as non-lobbying offers pile up
          AP:  Free trade group says hypothetical retaliation from China against Trump's trade policies would hurt soybean farmers in Missouri, other states
          CDT:  Local activists weigh in on Indians' Dakota pipeline protest;  Comments from Perry Bigsoldier, area palefaces X
          Rosenbaum:  Stephen Webber aims to lead Missouri Democrats out of political oblivion;  Q&A with new party chairman
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  Panel of David Barklage, Jane Dueker, Jefferson County Exec Ken Waller (R) and attorney David Sweeney talk Trump, Greitens, future of Missouri Democratic Party
          Kraske:  The Chat:  Rep. Michael Butler (D-St. Louis) on Chris Koster;  Budget Chair Scott Fitzpatrick (R-Shell Knob) on Nixon, Greitens and budget cuts +
          KWMU:  Latest Missouri budget challenge recalls money woes when Nixon became governor
          Drebes:  Eric Schmitt seeks general counsel
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Schaaf brings ethics legislation to top of agenda X
          Columbia Missourian:  Suicide series:  Mental health professionals in Missouri not required to receive specific training
          Columbia Missourian:  Suicide series:  Mental health professionals face stigma, discrimination in workplace for personal struggles
          KWMU:  Riverview Gardens transfer parents react to district's classification upgrade
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Utility outlines stance ahead of hearings X
          KWMU:  Sierra Club:  Missouri air quality regulators need to better represent urban areas;  DHSS says blacks five times more likely than whites to visit ER for asthma "emergencies"
          P-D editorial:  Abortion restrictions will mean more children in Missouri foster care system
          Messenger:  Richard Teitelman dispensed compassion, love one note at a time
          P-D letter:  St. Louis County woman relishes voting against Post-Dispatch endorsement selections
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        Sunday, December 4
       
KWMU:  Missouri Democrats select Stephen Webber as their new leader
          The Missouri Times:  Democrats select Stephen Webber as new chairman
          CDT:  Stephen Webber elected to lead Missouri Democratic Party X
          Columbia Missourian:  Stephen Webber elected as Missouri Democratic Party chairman
          AP:  Stephen Webber elected chairman of Missouri Democratic Party
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in Missouri Politics preview:  Panel of David Barklage, Jane Dueker, Jefferson County Exec Ken Waller (R) and attorney David Sweeney talk Trump, Greitens, future of Missouri Democratic Party
          JCNT:  Sen. Mike Kehoe (R-Jefferson City), Rep. Travis Fitzwater (R-Holts Summit) preview legislative priorities X
          JCNT:  Uber, Lyft prospects driven by state legislation X
          KWMU:  Rep. Holly Rehder (R-Sikeston) pre-files needle exchange bill
          AP:  Missouri meth lab seizures down sharply in 2016
          KC Star:  Overview of major bills pre-filed for 2017 +
          JCNT:  City to exert its voice, issues to legislators X
          SNL:  MSU revises, clarifies campus firearms policy X
          P-D:  Traffic fatalities are rising in Missouri
          P-D editorial:  Legislative forecast calls for conservative with a chance of extremism;  Cutting taxes, passing 'right to work' are bad ideas
          Washington Missourian editorial:  Wishing good luck to new University of Missouri President Mun Choi X
          SE Missourian letter:  Area woman advocates for prescription drug monitoring program +
          P-D letter:  Crystal Lake Park Democrat Norman Pressman remembers Richard Teitelman
          P-D letter:  Manchester woman lays out minimum wage logic:  Donald Trump is wealthy, and other people are wealthy too;  ipso facto, fast-food workers should be paid $15/hr.
          KC Star letter:  Octogenarian who chooses to live in Kansas mocks UCM College Republicans for high guy-to-gal ratio +
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        Saturday, December 3
       
SE Missourian:  Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder weighs in on Trump's win, possibility of joining Trump administration
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          Missourinet:  U.S. Rep. Jason Smith urging Trump to overturn some Obama executive orders, including Waters of the U.S. rule
          P-D:  Former St. Louis lawyer and current Hardee's CEO Andy Puzder being considered as Trump's labor secretary
          CDT:  University of Missouri Health Care CEO Mitch Wasden:  Obamacare repeal could mean more patients pay up front X
          KTVI (St. Louis):  Anti-Trump activists wants Missouri electors to vote for Hillary Clinton
          KWMU:  Missouri Democrats meet today to select new leader;  Stephen Webber, close to McCaskill, is the current frontrunner
          The Missouri Times:  House Speaker Todd Richardson (R) speaks at gals' KC confab, promises paid family leave
          SNL:  Bill could lead to prescription drug monitoring program X
          SNL:  Bills would make attacks on law enforcement officers a hate crime X
          SNL:  Bill would allow lawsuits over gun-free zones X
          SNL:  Bill would take marriage out of government, let churches decide X
          KC Star:  UM System's new president gets grand welcome at UMKC +
          SNL:  University of Missouri president stresses safety, diversity X
          KWMU:  Riverview Gardens gets stamp of approval from state board for January upgrade
          KC Star:  Nixon to connect KC with the Katy Trail +
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Housing Development Commission re-approves $9 million in funding for 2017
          P-D editorial briefs:  Unions foolish for orchestrating rush-hour protests that divert police resources
          Kraske:  A trip home to see dad reminds us all of some valuable life lessons +
          Columbia Missourian letter:  Missouri Farm Bureau's Leslie Holloway:  Missouri should hold firm on Grain Belt Express
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        Friday, December 2
       
Washington Post:  Trump's Midwest swing could have implications for Senate races, including McCaskill's
          SNL:  Springfield elder abuse expert testifies before McCaskill committee X
          The Hill:  McCaskill leads effort to tackle retaliation against military sexual assault victims
          Missourinet:  Cleaver wants to see Nancy Pelosi go - but not just yet
          P-D:  St. Louis City hopes final round of Obama-era grant helps north side
          Kraske:  The Chat:  At Mizzou, male "gender-equality" speaker emotional about Trump's victory;  House Superminority Leader Gail McCann Beatty (D-Kansas City) says GOP is "obsessed" with 'right to work' +
          SE Missourian:  Trump terror tales:  Jackson High School "Cool Kids Against Bullying" sponsor Marissa Higuera says one student claims to have heard "go home" once, and another claimed to have been called a mean name +
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Rep. Michael Butler (D-St. Louis) chats with Mannies & Rosenbaum, says Dems "sold our soul" to support Chris Koster, talks about Missouri Dems' failure to engage rural Missourians, more
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Ethics Commission looks to provide answers about Amendment 2
          KWMU:  Politicians fatten coffers before Missouri's new campaign-donation limits kick in
          Drebes:  New state rep committees:  Sara Walsh, Damon Haymer
          KWMU:  Hundreds mourn Judge Richard Teitelman, remembered as gracious, generous, brilliant
          The Missouri Times:  Richard Teitelman celebrated at memorial service
          KWMU:  'Right to work' among bills pre-filed on the first day Missouri legislators could act
          KWMU:  'Right to work' overview:  Thoughts from Missouri Chamber's Dan Mehan, St. Louis Labor Tribune's Ed Finkelstein;  Context and analysis from Jo Mannies
          Missourinet:  House Superminority Leader Gail McCann Beatty (D-Kansas City) dislikes 'right to work' bill
          Missourinet:  Rep. Diane Franklin (R-Camdenton) hopes incoming administration will help make Missouri water patrol changes
          Missourinet:  Missouri Dept. of Conservation is conducting detailed pay study;  Comments from Rep. Craig Redmon (R-Canton)
          Missourinet:  Rep. T.J. Berry (R-Kearney) says his bill would diffuse some controversy in gay weddings resolution
          The Missouri Times:  Ameren, business leaders stress grid modernization at symposium
          CDT:  Mun Choi promises focus on student success, research during MU campus visit X
          P-D:  New UM System president's tour makes stop in Columbia
          Columbia Missourian:  Mun Choi emphasizes UM System growth, land grant mission in visit to MU
          AP:  Missouri won't be forced to reveal supplier of drug used to put down the condemned
          SE Missourian:  Mary Frances Berry to speak at MLK dinner;  Septuagenarian East Coast "social thought" prof will appear at Jan. 18 event +
          KC Star letter:  Area liberal, upset over Trump's election, mocks op-ed from Americans for Prosperity's Jeremy Cady +
          P-D letter:  St. Louis man wants Greitens to make mental-health spending a priority
          P-D letter:  Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis' Felipe Martinez:  Trump's election has led to anxiety, and school leaders must protect the feelings of legal immigrants and illegal aliens
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        Thursday, December 1
       
KC Star:  Trump's call for ban on flag-burning is the latest round of fiery debate;  Comments from UMKC history prof +
          Columbia Missourian:  At Mizzou talk, male "gender equality" activist laments Donald Trump's victory
          SE Missourian:  Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission to meet Tuesday in Cape;  Commissioner Michael Pace says he's encouraged by Trump's comments on infrastructure +
          KC Star:  Independence neighborhood deals with Syrian refugees and their offspring;  Ibraheem Alkhwaja, wife don't work or speak English +
          P-D:  St. Louis employers adjust as overtime rule now in limbo
          Columbia Missourian:  Columbia employers brace for new overtime rules but federal judge puts them in limbo
          Kraske:  The Chat:  St. Louis City Police Chief Sam Dotson (D) on nuisance created by minimum-wage protesters;  Sinquefield's Travis Brown on futility of Amendment 2 +
          Drebes:  In NY Times transcript, Trump says he helped Blunt in final days of campaign
          KC Star:  Jason Kander to speak to liberal group Progress Iowa +
          Drebes:  GOP alternative to ActBlue donation platform launched;  List of Missouri consultants on board
          CDT:  Democrats make second attempt to elect state committee members;  Protests were lodged after Nov. 11 vote X
          KDNL (St. Louis):  The Allman Report:  Follow-up to piece on Post-Dispatch editors'/reporters'/beauty-product reviewers' post-election caterwauling over "fake news"
          AP:  Missouri Supreme Court resumes work after Richard Teitelman's death
          The Missouri Times:  Nixon orders flags at half-staff to honor Richard Teitelman
          Missourinet:  Richard Teitelman's replacement likely to be picked by Eric Greitens
          SNL:  Greitens attends new-governor seminar X
          Missourinet:  Rep. Holly Rehder (R-Sikeston) to file 'right-to-work' bill today
          Missourinet:  Departing Rep. Keith English (I-Florissant) says passing 'right to work' may take Republicans more than one year
          KWMU:  Planned Parenthood sues to overturn Missouri abortion restrictions
          SNL:  Lawsuit aims to allow Springfield's first abortions since 2005 X
          AP:  Planned Parenthood sues in three states, including Missouri
          Missourinet:  Planned Parenthood sues in Missouri, other states
          P-D:  Planned Parenthood files federal lawsuit challenging Missouri's abortion restrictions
          Washington Missourian:  Rep.-elect Nathan Tate (R-St. Clair) prepares for first state legislative session X
          KWMU:  Profile:  Missouri Public School Charter Commission's Robbyn Wahby
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Public Service Commission finalizes format for Grain Belt Express hearings
          P-D editorial:  Trump will harm Missouri's working families - and the Post-Dispatch, and others, tried to warn them
          P-D editorial:  Planned Parenthood's lawsuit to expand abortion rights is gutsy move
          P-D editorial page editor Tod Robberson:  Rationalizing how zero (0) of Post-Dispatch's endorsed statewide candidates won;  three weeks after election, criticism of longtime dedicated public servant Chris Koster for failing "impromptu civics test" from editorial board
          P-D op-ed:  Former Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike Wolff:  Remembering Richard Teitelbaum
          Columbia Missourian's David Rosman:  Liberal columnist provides "advice" to Gov.-elect Greitens, works in mention of former career working for feminist Pat Schroeder, quotes favorite t-shirt slogan, etc.
          P-D letter:  Oakville man dislikes Schaaf's proposal on campaign contribution tax deductions
          SNL letter:  Springfield woman wants state legislators to cap payday loan rates X
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        Wednesday, November 30
       
Fox 2 (St. Louis):  Video:  Unions' "living wage" protesters disrupt evening commute;  McGriddle chef Bettie Douglas says she's not axing anybody for anything, asks employer for $15/hr.
          KMOV (St. Louis):  St. Louis City Police Chief Sam Dotson (D):  Minimum-wage stunts leech police time, resources that should be spend protecting law-abiding citizens
          P-D:  Minimum-wage protesters disrupt traffic;  Chief Dotson:  "Our city is one of the most progressive in the state ... so why are you trying to impact families trying to get home, to get their kids to sporting events?"
          TonysKansasCity.com:  StandUp KC claims success in getting 175 arrested for blocking the evening commute of working people
          KC Star:  Protesters sing, "We will not be moved," get moved to paddywagon;  U.S. Chamber spokesman asks why SEIU doesn't pay their own workers $15/hr. +
          McClatchy:  Trump picks Elaine Chao as Transportation Secretary;  McCaskill praises Trump's selection of women for cabinet posts
          KWMU:  Local unsigned musicians use North Dakota Indian riots to promote themselves
          KWMU:  Missouri Botanical Garden "ethnobotanist" talks about Indians, her anger over Trump's victory, more
          SE Missourian:  Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder to speak at First Friday coffee, will preview upcoming legislative session +
          KWMU:  Judge Richard Teitelbaum, liberal lion of Missouri Supreme Court, dies at 69
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Supreme Court Judge Richard Teitelman dies at 69
          AP:  Missouri Supreme Court Judge Richard Teitelman dies
          Missourinet:  Gov. Bob Holden reflects on Teitelman's service and legacy
          Missourinet:  Collection of memories of Richard Teitelman written by officials' communications staff
          P-D:  Missouri Supreme Court Judge Richard Teitelman dies at 69
          Columbia Missourian:  Missouri Supreme Court clerk Bill Thompson to retire after 40-year judicial career
          KC Star:  Missouri's struggle to pay for road and bridge repair continues +
          CDT:  Choi hears praise, hedges position on faculty unions and guns X
          P-D:  Incoming UM President Mun Choi talks priorities at UMSL visit
          KWMU:  Incoming UM president shares vision for world-class system
          KWMU:  How much did Concerned Student 1950 histrionics damage UM System's reputation?  Thoughts from MO Commissioner of Higher Ed Zora Mulligan
          KC Star:  Nixon breaks ground on Nixon Hall at MSSU +
          Missourinet:  Groundbreaking ceremony takes place for Nixon Hall
          SNL:  State audit finds $3 million worth of undeliverable, unposted income tax refund checks X
          Missourinet:  Missouri Veterans Commission Executive Director Larry Kay back to work
          JCNT editorial:  Legislature must pass Good Samaritan law and prescription drug monitoring program X
          P-D letter:  Coed who works for campus sexual assault program wants state legislators to spend more taxpayer money on sexual assault programs
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        Tuesday, November 29
       
KWMU:  McCaskill re-election push begins with bipartisan tone;  Senior senator praises Gov-elect Eric Greitens, highlights her support for Medicare and opposition to 'right to work'
          Missourinet:  McCaskill says serving as ranking member of Senate committee will expand her role in government oversight
          KC Star:  Trump's win fuels growth in the ranks of College Republicans +
          Columbia Missourian:  A majority of white women voted for Trump - why?  Interviews with Caucasoid females across age and ideological spectrums
          SE Missourian:  Anti-Trump activists hassle local presidential elector;  Jackson's Scott Clark shrugs off angry missives from belligerent bellyachers +
          SNL:  Trump meets with St. Louis businessman David Steward as part of cabinet-level interviews X
          KWMU:  Team managing Missouri's first federal opioid grant focuses on attitudes, resources during first training
          KC Star:  Unions organize "Fight for $15" fast-food protests today +
          The Missouri Times:  Mike Parson in position to be powerful lieutenant governor
          The Missouri Times:  Medical marijuana proponents cite growing support for legalization
          Missourinet:  Sen. Doug Libla (R-Poplar Bluff) wants punishment strengthened for assaulting first responders
          Missourinet:  Missouri Medal of Valor recipients save others from floods, fires, gunmen
          JCNT:  Capitol policeman gets Medal of Valor X
          KWMU:  Capitol renovations - Phase 1 - are almost finished
          Missourinet:  North Missouri woman sentenced to 90 years in prison;  AG Chris Koster says victims were molested and held under water
          KC Star's Mary Sanchez:  Liberal anti-Trump college students start "WhatNow" support group +
          KC Star's Dave Helling:  "Stuff I like" series:  State capitols, public television and fish tacos +
          KC Star letter:  Area coed disagrees with pro-campus-concealed-carry letter +
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        Monday, November 28
       
Rosenbaum:  Looking ahead at Missouri's post-election storylines
          CDT:  Sara Walsh to run for 50th District seat in 2018 X
          KC Star:  Schaaf's plan to undermine special interests:  Tax deduction, up to $100, for political contributions +
          P-D:  Gary Toelke (R), the longest-serving sheriff in Franklin County, offers lesson:  Avoid politics
          Missourinet:  Missouri Sierra Club plans to pressure Missouri lawmakers over commission
          Columbia Missourian:  With new enforcement regulations for child trafficking in place, task force considers additional measures
          Missourinet:  Mobile app created by Missouri company aims to fight sex trafficking industry
          P-D:  State seeks bids from funeral homes for burial of deceased prisoners
          AP:  1,500 fewer deer killed statewide during Missouri gun season
          KWMU:  Ferguson activists claim to take wait-and-see approach to AG-to-be Jeff Sessions
          JCNT editorial:  Galloway's audit finds dismal lack of transparency X
          Des Moines Register editorial:  Missouri handled drowning death of Brandon Ellingson irresponsibly
          SNL op-ed:  Why Missouri's millennials aren't signing up for Obamacare X
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        Sunday, November 27
       
CDT's Brittany Ruess:  Any changes to Obamacare will likely move slowly;  Comments from Missouri Hosptial Association's Dave Dillon, Americans for Prosperity's Jeremy Cady X
          KC Star's Eric Adler:  Pro-Obamacare series:  Thoughts from man who claims to have "brittle bones" and others with sad stories, no input from overhaul proponents +
          Kaiser Health News/KCUR:  Area gal worries about sick kid's fate under GOP regime
          KWMU:  Environmental group wants EPA to force Missouri, other states to monitor fertilizer runoff
          P-D:  Leader of DOJ's Ferguson probe dislikes Trump's pick for attorney general
          JCNT:  First lady Georganne Nixon to mark her last Christmas in mansion X
          Kraske:  The Chat:  Greitens inaugural;  Missouri campaigns' TV spending +
          Drebes:  Candidates begin lining up for Dan Brown's Senate seat
          St. Joseph News-Press:  GOP says state agenda will include cutting regulations, keeping government from "coming down (taxpayers') necks" X
          KC Star:  GOP agenda includes 'right to work,' cuts to unemployment benefits, more +
          AP:  Pro-life groups, legislators talk 2017 agenda
          P-D:  Effects of muni court overhaul becoming visible;  North St. Louis County woman who owes court fine:  "I'm not paying them (expletive)!"
          Gary Rust:  Sen. Wayne Wallingford (R-Cape Girardeau) remains humble about honorable military career +
          Washington Missourian editorial:  Pothead athlete, academic dishonesty add to Mizzou's woes X
          Washington Missourian's Bill Miller Sr.:  If Missouri Democrats are going to rebound, they must recognize the damage their big-government liberal philosophy has done X
          P-D op-ed:  Introducing the representation credit:  Give taxpayers $100 deduction from state taxes for contribuing to political party of their choice
          P-D letter:  Oakville man responds to McCaskill's post-election comments, say Democrats are out of touch with their "liberal, overbearing and intrusive agenda"
          P-D letter:  Sexagenarian liberal dislikes Missouri gun laws and conservative website ProfessorWatchlist.org
          P-D letter:  Bella Villa man responds to Jeremy Cady's pro-'right to work' op-ed
          P-D letter:  Son of two St. Louis City cops is tired of anti-police savagery
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        Saturday, November 26
       
Student Life (Washington University):  Anti-Trump activists push administrators to make Wash U. a "sanctuary campus" for illegal immigrants
        AP:  Greitens plans ball, tour before inauguration
        P-D:  Details on Greitens' inaugural ball
        The Missouri Times:  Former Rep. Noel Torpey (R) joins Andy Blunt's lobbying firm
        Daily Dunklin Democrat:  Libla to sponsor bill dealing with police violence X
        CDT:  Boone County school districts make preliminary preparations for state budget cuts X
        KC Star:  New University of Missouri System President Mun Choi to tour campuses next week +
        KWMU:  St. Louis City joins national initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from buildings
        SNL:  Hunters harvest more than 185,000 deer during 11-day fall firearms season X
        KWMU:  NAACP to hold second town hall meeting in Ladue;  NAACP board member John Gaskin III says he wants district to "bend over backwards to right some wrongs"
        Student Life (Washington University) op-ed:  President of "Nice Jewish Queers" talks about battle with Palestinian campus group
        P-D letter:  Glendale Democrat disagrees with Ann Wagner on financial and environmental regulations
        P-D letter:  Imperial woman wants state legislators to take action on opioid abuse
        P-D letter:  Area woman responds to conservative's criticism of family columnist/beauty-product reviewer Aisha Sultan
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        Friday, November 25   Happy Black Friday!
       
Helling:  Republicans now firmly in control;  Excuses won't help the Democrats find their way out of the wilderness +
        Hannibal Courier-Post:  Republicans' closed meeting over earmarks riles McCaskill
        KWMU:  ACLU's Mustafa Abdullah, other social justice warriors claim increased interest in their programs after Trump's victory
        KSPR:  Group of 12 travels to North Dakota to join Indian protest;  Local organizer says fellow riot participant was hit by bean bag pellets
        SNL:  Local group travels to North Dakota for riot;  Indians, paleface kemosabes throw rocks at officers and start fires;  Springfield organizer skips teepee for comfort of local hotel X
        Missourinet:  Missouri drone company executive explains FAA drone regulations
        AP:  Center for Public Integrity:  Most Missouri GOP candidates outspent their rivals on television
        SE Missourian:  Cape police chief, local lawmakers back 'Blue Alert' proposal in response to anti-police savagery +
        Missourinet:  Missouri Retailers' Association's Dave Overfelt:  Black Friday not always Missouri's busiest shopping day of the year
        Missourinet:  MoDOT says motorists should consider an alternative to I-70 on Sunday
        Washington Missourian editorial:  Cop shootings inspired by anti-white racism is a worry;  Shooters should be tried in court quickly and receive life sentences without parole X
        P-D columnist Stacy Washington:  The NAACP is on the wrong side of history on school choice
        P-D letter:  St. Louis reverend expresses pleasure that Post-Dispatch has a new conservative columnist in Stacy Washington
        P-D letter:  Maryland Heights sexagenarian expresses anger that Post-Dispatch has a new conservative columnist, says editorial board is not liberal enough
        P-D letter:  St. Louis sexagenarian disagrees with new conservative columnist Stacy Washington on guns, says city and state have too many
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        Thursday, November 24   Happy Thanksgiving!
       
Attitude Magazine (UK):  Meet the gay men who voted for Donald Trump;  26-year-old southern Missourian says he's tired of illegal aliens flooding borders, health care costs skyrocketing and the federal government strangling small businesses
          Daily Dunklin Democrat:  Dunklin County voter turnout illustrates demise of Bootheel Democrats
          CDT:  Stephen Webber's loss exposes weaknesses of Democratic Party in Boone County
          KC Star:  Trump terror tales:  Officials at small liberal arts schools want Trump to denounce "harassment" in wake of victory;  Gals at Cottey College (Nevada, Mo.) and William Jewell sign form letter saying students are "frightened"
          P-D:  Trump terror tales:  Ladue school district town hall meeting draws dozens;  St. Louis Public Schools teacher Jeanine Molloff blames Trump for "ugliness" of rhetoric
          KTVI:  Four months ago:  St. Louis Public Schools teacher Jeanine Molloff spray-paints "Trump is Nazi Scum" on her garage door
          KC Star:  Change in administrations means new faces in federal roles;  Comments from John Hancock, Obama appointee Jason Klumb
          KWMU:  Federal overtime rule set to impact 85,000 in Missouri blocked by federal judge - for now
          St. Joseph News-Press:  St. Joseph woman takes mini-vacation to North Dakota for Indian pipeline protest;  Paleface does not identify as "protester," prefers to be called "water protector"
          AP:  Former House Speaker Catherine Hanaway, former House Budget Chair Rick Stream among those advising Gov.-elect Eric Greitens
          Missourinet:  House Budget Chair Scott Fitzpatrick (R-Shell Knob) to meet with Eric Greitens to discuss finances
          Drebes:  New system for House committees may be on the way
          The Missouri Times:  Profile:  Rep.-elect Cody Smith (R-Carthage), taking over Tom Flanigan's seat
          The Missouri Times:  Sen. Doug Libla (R-Poplar Bluff) to file bill increasing punishment for those who attack law enforcement
          KWMU:  State officials recommend provisional accreditation for Riverview Gardens district
          P-D:  Riverview Gardens schools in line for state upgrade
          Missourinet:  Galloway:  We appreciate Lawrence County Prosecutor's dedication to justice
          P-D letter:  Green Park man dislikes Donald Trump and Ann Wagner
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        Wednesday, November 23
       
KWMU:  Area counselors offer advice on managing Thanksgiving-dinner political conversations;  Avoidance, shooting water guns suggested for those who can't manage social interactions like adults
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air:  Kirkwood couple disagrees on politics, manages conflict like adults;  Man of the house deals with woman's emotional reaction to Trump victory
          KWMU:  Missouri Farm Bureau says Thanksgiving dinner price tag down a bit this year
          Missourinet:  Missouri Highway Patrol boosting enforcement efforts this Thanksgiving weekend
          Missourinet:  Missouri road projects take a break for four-day Thanksgiving weekend
          Washington Post:  New overtime rule could cost Missouri taxpayers more than $5 million
          Drebes:  Lefties rushing their initiative petitions to ensure favorable language from outgoing Secretary of State Jason Kander
          The Missouri Times:  Sarah Steelman to lead State Treasurer-elect Eric Schmitt's transition team;  Team members named
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Rep. Kirk Mathews (R-Pacific) talks with Rosenbaum about Eric Greitens as governor, an Uber/Lyft bill, 'right to work,' and fixing Medicaid
          Drebes:  Parade of candidates begins lining up for Rob Schaaf's Senate seat
          AP:  Pfizer plans $200M building, consolidation in St. Louis area
          Daily Dunklin Democrat:  Silver Haired Legislature sets 2016 agenda, wants actual legislators to spend more money on state programs for olds +
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Association of Counties approves three resolutions, but votes against cannabis prohibition
          The Missouri Times:  Galloway reports more than half of local governments did not report finances this month
          Brownfield Ag News:  Ag director says 'still work to be done' on dicamba investigations;  Richard Fordyce notes that herbicide's new formulation will virtually eliminate volatilization
          KWMU:  EPA won't meet end-of-the-year deadline to propose remedy for West Lake Landfill;  Republic Services' Russ Knocke:  "Science is good. It should be the guide."
          P-D editorial:  Revamp desegregation program to continue integration of area schools
          Priddy:  Thoughts on how Eric Greitens' life will change as governor;  Reflections on seeing Bill Phelps at a shopping mall, John Ashcroft's Mustang, etc. (1,150 words)
          P-D op-ed:  Americans for Prosperity's Jeremy Cady:  Greitens victory gives Missouri workers a reason to celebrate
          KC Star letter:  Area woman wants Missouri's congressional delegation to oppose Trump's chief strategiest +
          P-D letter:  Women's Foundation of Greater St. Louis Board President Jill Nowak reacts to Trump victory, complains about "wage gap," "economic inequalities," etc.
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        Tuesday, November 22
       
KWMU Diversity Fellow Jenny Simeone:  Trump terror tales:  Illegal immigrant claims her anchor baby is scared of president-elect
          SNL's Steve Pokin:  Anti-Trump speaker confronted on stage by lone Trump supporter, cries X
          Missourinet:  Columbia College prof Terry Smith:  Missouri is a red state with two big blue urban polka dots - and a blue Columbia dot in the middle
          KC Star:  Talent name remains on short list for Trump's Secretary of State +
          Washington Post:  Talent still in the mix for defense secretary
          The Missouri Times:  Greitens promises 'Blue Alert' system in wake of police shootings, visits victim
          Missourinet:  Greitens issues statement on recent police shootings
          P-D:  Man who shot St. Louis officer was wanted;  At age 19, George P. Bush III racked up impressive resume of crimes
          KC Star:  After Gladstone shooting, officers encouraged to be vigilant +
          CDT:  Former U.S. Rep. Allen West (R) inspires anti-abortion crowd in Columbia X
          Missourinet:  Sen. Jill Schupp (D-Creve Coeur) to file measures aimed at changing Missouri's abortion clinic laws
          KTVI (St. Louis):  Cigarette smugglers taking advantage of Missouri's low tax rate
          KWMU:  Judge Rodney Sippel (D) orders cumulative voting in Ferguson-Florissant School Board elections to give black candidates better chance of winning;  ACLU cheers decision
           P-D:  Judge changes voting system to ensure more black candidates win
           KWMU:  St. Louis Public School Superintendent Kelvin Williams recommends two more schools in North St. Louis close
           P-D:  Two St. Louis City schools recommended for closure
           Missourinet:  MO Dept. of Agriculture investigations into unapproved use of approved herbicide are racking up expenses;  EPA covering some of cost
           The Missouri Times:  Missouri Association of Counties holds conference in Osage Beach
           The Missouri Times:  Warren County Assessor Wendy Nordwald elected president of Missouri Association of Counties
           P-D editorial:  Marijuana merchants could use help from a states-rights president
           SNL editorial:  Focus needed on Sunshine requests X
           St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Missouri's Sunshine Law is due respect X
           P-D letter:  Maplewood liberal responds to conservative's letter about protests, says electing Donald Trump was an injustice
           KC Star letter:  Area woman says campus open-carry would allow young women to protect themselves from would-be rapists +
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        Monday, November 21
       
KWMU:  Missouri Democratic Party postmortem:  Dems hope to recover from their crippling losses at the polls;  Comments from Roy Temple, Jason Kander, Jamilah Nasheed, John Rizzo, Gail McCann Beatty, Gina Walsh
          P-D's Kevin McDermott:  Missouri Democratic Party postmortem:  Chairman Roy Temple says party has "fewer and fewer people in the farm system;"  Comments from one-half of Post-Dispatch polisci prof pundit pool (Dave Robertson, UMSL)
          SNL:  Anti-Trump rally draws 200 to downtown Springfield;  Liberals read poems, sing X
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  Guest Jason Smith previews Trump presidency and congressional action;  Panel of Tom Dempsey, Don Gosen, Lou Hamilton, and Rep. Tracy McCreery (D-St. Louis) talk election results, Greitens administration, more
          Rosenbaum:  Greitens likely to confront tough budget situation when he enters office
          Missourinet:  Group files to collect signatures for vote on recreational marijuana in Missouri
          Missourinet:  Missouri State Parks Director Bill Bryan testifies about Amendment 1 and deferred maintenance concerns
          Drebes:  PSC Commissioner Scott Rupp (R):  Why Republicans should support renewable energy
          Washington Missourian:  Franklin County aces Galloway's test on Sunshine Law
          Missourinet:  Nation's largest Child Exploitation Task Force is located in Missouri
          P-D:  In shootout, St. Louis police put down man who shot officer in the face
          Washington Missourian editorial:  Jim Talent for Defense Secretary
          P-D editorial:  Missouri's 'castle doctrine' law doesn't grant a license to kill
          Messenger:  Nixon should pardon group of female criminals
          KC Star op-ed:  Missourians want answers when insurers deny coverage of doctor-prescribed treatments +
          SNL op-ed:  Missourians can't afford a bailout of Obamacare X
          P-D letter:  Retired union man says he'll fight 'right to work'
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        Sunday, November 20
       
JCNT:  Electoral college reps cast votes next month at Capitol X
          Student Life (Washington University):  Student-led "Vote, dammit" outreach campaign worked to increase student voter registration, turnout
          SNL:  Trump cabinet could include businessman with Missouri ties;  Forrest Lucas is pals with incoming Lt. Gov. Mike Parson, has funded pro-agriculture campaigns X
          SNL:  Four maps that explain how Greene County voted;  Most parts of the county shifted right, not left, in 2016 X
          JCNT:  Certified election results show GOP domination of Cole County;  Dem Chairwoman Susan Cook won't say it's impossible for Democrats to win, "but it seems that way" X
          JCNT:  Transgender Day of Remembrance rally draws twelve (12) to Capitol;  Former man Cathy Serino expresses "concern" about Trump, Greitens and Sen. Bob Onder (R-Lake Saint Louis) X
          Student Life (Washington University):  Israeli LGBTQIA* (asterisk now denotes "non-cisgender/genderqueer") activist speech interrupted by student protesters;  "Students for Justice in Palestine" battles "Nice Jewish Queers"
          Missouri Ruralist:  USDA Director Tom Vilsack appoints Bowling Green woman to United Soybean Board
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in Missouri Politics preview:  Guest Jason Smith;  Panel of Tom Dempsey, Don Gosen, Rep. Tracy McCreery (D-St. Louis), Lou Hamilton talk GOP tsumani, Greitens, more
          KC Star:  Greitens team recruiting job-seekers +
          JCNT:  Missouri Bar discusses legislative priorities X
          Columbia Missourian:  Mizzou handing out scholarships to minorities who express interest in teaching;  Thoughts from two Latina coeds
          P-D letter:  Area woman hopes state public defender system gets more money under Greitens than Nixon
          KC Star letter:  Liberty woman expresses fear about last session's SB 656 +
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        Saturday, November 19
       
The Missouri Times:  John Hancock steps down;  GOP guru rescued state party from debt and disarray, led Missouri Republicans to historic statewide victories
          P-D:  John Hancock to step down as party chair, shares credit with MRP Executive Director Jonathon Prouty
          KWMU:  Two-term incumbent Claire McCaskill begins re-election push by positioning herself as underdog
          Washington Missourian:  Former Sen. Jim Talent among contenders for Defense Secretary spot X
          P-D:  Longtime Clay Sr. aide Pearlie Evans dies;  Pal says her only wish was to see a woman elected president, "but as you know, that didn't happen"
          KWMU:  Pearlie Evans, former district aide to William L. Clay, dies at 84
          KODE:  Barry County Presiding Commissioner Cherry Warren (R) to cast Electoral College vote
          KBIA:  Columbia College prof Terry Smith admits to being wrong about Trump wave, says Trump "could not be more arrogant"
          KC Star:  Trump terror tales:  Arab businessman claims Caucasoid popped head into shop and yelled "White power!" +
          KWMU:  Trump terror tales:  NAACP to hold town hall in Ladue to hear students' stories
          Columbia Missourian:  Wanted:  Trump terror tales:  Authors of winning entries get their story and photo in newspaper
          P-D:  In a tumultuous election season, TV stations won big
          Missourinet:  Blunt backs expansion of military history project
          Drebes:  Help Wanted:  Empower Missouri, f/k/a Missouri Association for Social Welfare, seeks assistant director
          Missourinet:  Sedalia-based manufacturer bucks trend of sending jobs overseas
          Drebes:  About that state budget hole
          Missourinet:  Rep. Kip Kendrick (D-Columbia) wants to extend 'revolving door' law to five years
          KC Star:  Senate Republicans listen to Kansas City Mayor Sly James talk urban priorities +
          P-D:  Senate will look for new way to provide meals for staffers working late nights;  Sen. Gina Walsh (D-Bellefontaine Neighbors) on taking care of state employees working extra hours:  "The bottom line is, people gotta eat."
          Columbia Missourian:  USDA grant provides Columbia schools with locally-grown food
          KWMU:  As student transfer program wins last extension, supporters continue working for opportunity for all
          KWMU:  Riverview Gardens floats idea to help save its bottom line - and students who have transferred out
          AP:  San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of appeals rules against Missouri, other states in egg-production lawsuit
          Waters:  Caleb Rowden, Chuck Basye in positions to help University of Missouri X
          Columbia Missourian editor Tom Warhover:  Celebrating Galloway's Sunshine Law audit
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        Friday, November 18
       
SE Missourian:  Jason Smith claims House GOP leadership post +
          Missourinet:  Rep. Kip Kendrick (D-Columbia) leads social-media push to make Jason Kander the next DNC chair
          KCUR:  Facing Obamacare's repeal, Missouri health care execs remain hopeful;  Comments from Missouri Hospital Association's Dave Dillon, lobbyist Chris Molendorp, Truman Medical Centers' Charlie Shields
          Missourinet:  Wash U. prof says Dems' sudden interest in abolishing Electoral College unlikely to bear fruit
          Kraske:  The Chat:  Songs, catchphrases from anti-Trump protests;  McCaskill says Dems "nailed" Republicans on earmarks +
          KWMU:  Trump backlash, day two:  Troop of angry Ladue students fights racism by skipping class, falling two days behind non-truant classmates;  Girl claims Hispanic student burned her with glue gun
          SE Missourian:  School officials:  No instances of anti-Trump parents or students spinning "harassment" yarns - yet +
          Columbia Missourian:  Wanted:  Editors seek kids' tales of "harassment" that can be tied to Trump's election
          Kraske:  Here's the most unfair thing about becoming Missouri's next governor +
          KMOX:  As planned, John Hancock steps down as Missouri Republican Party chairman
          Missouri Farmer Today:  Missourians renew soil tax;  Republicans roll in statewide and legislative races
          KY3 (Springfield):  Educators seek new funding for early childhood education after tobacco tax hike fails
          KWMU:  Dozens of initiative petitions already filed for Missouri's 2018 ballot
          The Missouri Times:  House candidates that could be back in 2018
          KWMU:  HUD numbers show homelessness on the decline in Missouri
          Missourinet:  Associated General Contractors' Len Toenjes analyzes effect of Trump, Greitens victories on road construction
          The Missouri Times:  What is the smart grid, and why doesn't Missouri have one?
          The Missouri Times:  PSC tackles 15 orders and tariffs before Thanksgiving holiday
          KC Star:  Missouri to pay millions for student's drowning in handcuffs +
          AP:  State settles in drowning case
          The Missouri Times:  City, state given the opportunity for Ballpark Village second phase
          Missourinet:  Missouri State Parks director testifies about Bass Pro Shops founder's display of state artifacts
          SNL:  Missouri House committee questions state director over artifacts loaned to Bass Pro Shops X
          P-D:  State Parks Director Bill Bryan says state artifacts more useful on display than trapped in Jefferson City closet
          P-D:  Bill transferring West Lake Landfill oversight to Corps of Engineers won't pass Congress
          KWMU:  EPA to conduct more tests for radiation;  Bridgeton couple seeks payday for claim of "radioactive dust"
          P-D editorial:  Local governments are abysmal at complying with Sunshine Law requests
          Columbia Missourian's George Kennedy:  Former Rep. Chris Kelly (D-Columbia) on Missouri Democratic Party's failure to recruit candidates, paltry GOTV effort
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        Thursday, November 17
       
The Missouri Times:  Compensated protesters oppose Trump in Columbia;  Malcontents-for-hire earn $15/hr. to hold signs, bark chants
          CDT:  Anti-Trump rally draws hundreds in Columbia;  Stephens College student hatched idea after leaving Jason Kander's election-night defeat party X
          Columbia Missourian:  Anti-Trump protesters gather to share anger and sadness, sing songs, read poems
          SNL:  Professor from Wisconsin college visits Drury, says she attributes Trump's victory to anger;  Anti-Trump group to hold protest in Springfield Sunday X
          P-D:  Blunt retains Senate leadership post;  McCaskill top Democrat on homeland security committee
          AP:  McCaskill, Blunt named to leadership positions
          KC Star:  McCaskill questions Trump's commitment to "drain the swamp," cites House GOP movement on earmarks +
          Kraske:  The Chat:  Two-term incumbent Claire McCaskill seeks "underdog" positioning for 2018 campaign;  Nicole Galloway on local governments' lack of transparency +
          Roll Call:  House Republicans elect Jason Smith to leadership team
          Missourinet:  Congressman Jason Smith says Salem VA clinic will extend hours to full time
          Missourinet:  Luetkemeyer says housing appraisal system deserves 21st century solutions
          P-D:  Lacy Clay among House Democrats unhappy about Trump's choice for chief strategist
          Drebes:  Election turnout numbers
          AP:  Missouri employment reaches all-time high
          AP:  Boeing to cut some jobs, move others, in efficiency effort
          The Missouri Times:  Budget issues could be first test for incoming Greitens administration
          P-D:  Nixon touts jobs report as Greitens plans changes in approach to economic development
          CDT:  Richardson says UM funding won't be targeted by Legislature
          Missourinet:  Missouri House committee holds oversight hearing:  Conservation agency salaries, illegal use of approved herbicide, Bass Pro founder's appreciation for state artifacts, more
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Auditor report finds low Sunshine Law compliance X
          KWMU:  Parts of 2015's municipal overhaul that differ for St. Louis County before state Supreme Court
          Missourinet:  Missouri Supreme Court considers case over traffic fines in St. Louis County
          AP:  Missouri court weighs cap on fees begun after Ferguson
          P-D:  Missouri Supreme Court to decide legality of municipal court reform law
          Missourinet:  Missouri Supreme Court considers state rule on renewable energy standards
          Columbia Missourian:  Missouri Supreme Court considers requirements cut from green energy law
          AP:  Missouri Supreme Court debates sex offender confinement
          AP:  Nearly 100,000 deer harvested during start of firearms season
          Quincy Herald-Whig:  Wandering elk photographed by trail camera in Scotland County, Mo.;  Conservation agent warns wild animals might be confused for deer and get shot
          KWMU:  Group of Ladue students complain about racism, skip class to walk the streets;  Girl compares herself to Rosa Parks, complains about Trump
          P-D:  Ladue students fight back against perceived racism by skipping class;  Youngsters attending well-funded school in state's wealthiest zip code complain about others' "privilege"
          SE Missourian editorial:  Trio of local schools earn perfect state scores;  "Subgroup" of minorities and poor kids choose to work hard, achieve success +
          P-D editorial:  Residents near Bridgeton and West Lake Landfills deserve cash payouts
          P-D letter:  St. Louis County man suggests "immature juveniles" start taking Clinton's loss like adults, stop throwing temper tantrums and accept the election results
          P-D letter:  University City woman expresses her "grief and despair" over election results;  Photo of young liberals femotional over Clinton loss
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        Wednesday, November 16
       
The Missouri Times:  Missourian Katie Walsh, 31, a potential top White House aide
          KSHB (Kansas City):  Missouri presidential electors bombarded with demands to not vote for Donald Trump;  GOP candidate won Missouri by nineteen (19) points
          KQTV (St. Joseph):  Muslim coed unhappy about Trump's victory;  Male student acknowledges consequences for illegal alien family members, says he'll support Trump anyway
          P-D:  Ladue parent shares other side of "back of the bus" hysteria, says disciplined student suggested black girl sit with her teammates
          CDT:  At Columbia Board of Education meeting, liberals express fear of bad behavior after resounding Trump victory;  Latina gal laments "profoundly negative effect on children" X
          Missourinet:  St. Louis-area liberals to discuss election results;  Webster University panel to be moderated by Sierra Club's John Hickey, will feature Rep. Jeanne Kirkton (D-Webster Groves), Webster U. coed, others
          P-D:  Two years out, Claire McCaskill already positioning herself as "underdog" in re-election race
          Columbia Missourian:  Seven (7) liberal groups draw crowd of twenty (20) to Indian protest;   Group sings "The Earth is Our Mother," marches to local Bank of America and US Bank branch offices
          KC Star:  Indians, sympathizers powwow during work day to protest pipeline +
          KWMU:  Nearly 80,000 in Missouri will be impacted by new overtime rule going into effect Dec. 1
          AP:  Missouri's minimum wage set to rise yet again in 2017
          The Missouri Times:  Galloway:  Sunshine Law doesn't glow in most local governments
          KWMU:  Galloway:  Too many Missouri local governments ignore requests for information
          Missourinet:  New audit highlights glaring noncompliance with Missouri's Sunshine Law
          AP:  Galloway audit finds poor compliance with Missouri Sunshine Law
          P-D:  Report finds Missouri local governments not so transparent
          The Missouri Times:  Speaker Todd Richardson outlines legislative agenda to Columbia Chamber of Commerce
          Columbia Missourian:  Richardson discusses legislative priorities in Columbia
          The Missouri Times:  Bill Eigel poised to become strong business advocate in the Senate
          The Missouri Times:  Elijah Haahr's Human Trafficking Task Force meets for final time
          KWMU:  Race-based student transfer program could evolve with new criteria
          KWMU:  State appeals court says defense attorneys must get some witness information
          SNL:  Missouri hunters can donate deer hides to make gloves for disabled veterans X
          P-D:  Couple near Bridgeton Landfill seeks payday after claiming to find radioactive household dust
          KWMU:  Bridgeton couple sues nine companies, seeks payout over supposed radioactive dust;  EPA says it would like to see "new, scientifically valid data" if it actually exists
          P-D editorial:  Missouri government should pay for the lives it steals;  State once wrongly incarcerated someone
          KC Star op-ed:  Koch Industries' Mark Holden:  Missouri businesses should consider 'banning the box' +
          P-D letter:  Franklin County man responds to P-D editorial about post-election spray-paint incident, notes vicious rhetoric of "tolerant" protesters
          SNL letter:  Springfield man offers modest proposal:  Charge political campaigns a dollar or two for every campaign sign still up 10 days after the election X
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        Tuesday, November 15
       
P-D:  Profile:  St. Louisan Katie Walsh, the architect of fundraising efforts that helped Trump win
          SNL:  Anti-Trump protest set for this weekend;  Millennial Caucasoid says she feels "hopeless," claims Trump - still 65 days away from inauguration - is "acting just like a president for the white man" X
          CDT:  University won't categorize anti-Trump student's threats of violence as hate crime;  University yet to receive activist tales of "harassment" or "hate speech" in wake of Trump victory X
          P-D:  Ladue students disciplined after chanting, "Trump, Trump," saying black students should move to back of bus;  Bad remarks from two teenage boys after school could mean all students will be forced to sit through more diversity lectures
          KC Star:  Jason Kander still tweeting +
          Kraske:  The Chat:  Speaker Todd Richardson on leading supermajority;  Eric Greitens on working with legislators;  Jack Cardetti on likelihood of Greitens' "overreach" +
          Missourinet:  Senate Minority Leader Gina Walsh (D-Bellefontaine Neighbors) takes realistic approach to coping with GOP victories, says she'll work with Greitens
          The Missouri Times:  Nixon reflects on his time as governor
          Missourinet:  Sen. Wayne Wallingford (R-Cape Girardeau) remembers close call with missile during Vietnam War
          Missourinet:  Auditor Nicole Galloway to release Sunshine Law report today
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Housing Development Commission tax credits help launch senior citizen affordable housing development
          Missourinet:  MoDOT urges motorists to follow Missouri's "Move Over" law
          The Missouri Times:  Students compete in state Constitution Project
          Columbia Missourian:  Deer season update:  Missourians harvest 96,000 wild animals over weekend
          KWMU:  Unaccredited Normandy, Riverview Gardens get praise from state, parents, staff
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D-University City) wants new gov and AG to care about West Lake Landfill, talks school transfer law
          CDT:  Newspaper to host "Conversation Cafe" tonight;  Readers invited to spend an evening at Tribune offices to discuss "inequity," other issues with strangers X
          P-D editorial:  What part of 'get big money out of Missouri politics' do megadonors not understand
          P-D editorial:  Local schools are smart to give up on suspensions;  Bad behavior is due to institutional racism and food/health care inequality
          P-D op-ed:  Rep. Joshua Peters (D-St. Louis):  Chiropractic therapy is key to helping patients recover from addiction
          P-D letter:  Ballwin woman notes that despite liberal bias of Post-Dispatch staff - from family columnist/beauty-product reviewer Aisha Sultan to actual journalists - Missourians chose Republicans
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        Monday, November 14
       
KWMU:  Anti-Trump protesters march downtown, stage "die-in" to block traffic;  Ferguson activist guilts Caucasoid crowd:  "Two years ago when I needed ya'll, ya'll weren't there."
          P-D:  Anti-Trump march snarls traffic in downtown St. Louis
          Missourinet:  Columbia College prof Terry Smith:  Claire McCaskill, Nicole Galloway vulnerable in 2018
          KC Star:  Will Trump succeed in implementing agenda?  McCaskill:  "Tax code reform, infrastructure ... Those are things I'm down for and want to help with." +
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  Guest Jay Nixon on Trump's victory, more;  Jack Cardetti, Jack Spooner, GOP Reps. Robert Cornejo and Marsha Haefner talk GOP domination, forecast for Legislative victories, more
          Rosenbaum:  How a Gov. Greitens presents big opportunities to GOP state lawmakers
          SNL:  What to expect from the Eric Greitens era X
          AP:  Despite vote to cap donations, Missouri donors say effort to limit money in politics failed
          KMOX:  ACLU unhappy about Missouri voters' decision to support voter photo ID
          Drebes:  Sierra Club spent its members' money to help lose voter photo ID fight
          Missourinet:  Incoming Lt. Gov. Mike Parson previews 'right to work' push, more
          Missourinet:  Speaker pro tem Elijah Haahr (R-Springfield) on 'right to work' fight, Southwest Missouri's increasing stroke within Legislature
          P-D:  Three area school districts announce no-suspension policies;  Kindergarten through third graders can run amok, terrorize well-behaved classmates with no threat of missing school
          P-D editorial:  Who's to blame for Missouri Democrats getting hammered on Tuesday?  Fingers pointed at state party, Nixon and McCaskill
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Amendment 3 postmortem:  Voters wanted specifics X
          P-D letter:  Women's Voices Raised for Social Justice President Lise Bernstein addresses the rough spanking her group took on Tuesday
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        Sunday, November 13
       
KWMU:  Why were pollsters - with the help of reporters and editors - so wrong about the election?  Thoughts from UMSL's Terry Jones, SLU communications prof Matt Carlson
          SNL:  Trump parade held in Springfield;  Zero (0) reports of windows smashed, businesses looted, or law enforcement officers attacked X
          Student Life (Wash U.):  Students react to Trump victory;  Missouri Youth for Trump co-founder takes verbal attacks in stride;  Latina coed says her "trigger points" now include Cardinals caps and the word "great"
          Student Life (Wash U.):  Two liberal students visit polling places on election day, express anger at results;  Experiences from Hazelwood School District's crown jewel (Larimore Elementary), a second black polling place, and one in Maryland Heights
          KC Star:  Protesters rally against Donald Trump, again +
          KC Star:  Video:  Protest signs:  "My P*ssy Grabs Back," "Hands Out of My Transition," etc. +
          Tony's Kansas City:  Exclusive footage:  Kansas City's anti-Trump protests growing more militant
          The Maneater:  Crying, yelling as liberals congregate to mourn Trump victory;  Black coed uses racial slur, surmises her "rapist" is happy Trump won;  Event achieves climax when strangers touch each other whilst singing Black Eyed Peas song
          The Maneater:  Trump once called Mizzou race protests "disgusting"
          P-D:  Post-election retail therapy could be unprecedented;  Photos of gals spending money
          Columbia Missourian:  Local activists vow to fight Standing Rock pipeline, regardless of Trump's win;  Comments from Indian leader Bigsoldier, paleface kemosabe
          Washington Post:  A battle for the soul of the Democratic Party;  Jason Kander considering run for DNC chairman
          Washington Missourian:  Franklin County voters see red in statewide elections;  Greitens beats Koster 55-37, while other GOP candidates spank Democrats by 2-to-1 margins
          SNL:  Envisioning an Eric Greitens administration;  Comments from GOP Reps. Kevin Austin and Elijah Haahr, Drury poli sci prof Dan Ponder, Mizzoui poli sci prof Marvin Overby, Koster's David Turner X
          Mother Jones:  Missouri becomes next state to enact a voter ID law;  Voters approve measure by 63-37 margin
          Columbia Missourian:  Pot enthusiasts:  We'll totally get our act together for the 2018 ballot, for real this time
          AP:  Nixon to travel to United Arab Emirates
          SE Missourian editorial:  After GOP's evisceration of Missouri Democrats, conservative policies will improve our state and country +
          P-D editorial:  Greitens will need new ideas to fix a broken tax structure
          Waters:  Octogenarian publisher wants to buy Blunt a drink to make up for endorsing Kander X
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        Saturday, November 12
       
P-D:  Anti-Trump gathering at Washington University features weeping, singing, emotional screeds;  30-year-old man male:  "This is not America. So I just need a hug."
          KC Star:  Anti-Trump demonstrators march from Union Station to City Hall +
          KC Star:  Video:  Millennial female explains emotional hardship of election results, says she's "not cool with Trump ... I can't do this anymore";  Crowd chants, woman shrieks at lone Trump supporter +
          Columbia Missourian:  Planned Parenthood protest draws less than two dozen;  Mizzou coed says Trump election was "an attack on my life, my identity"
          KWMU:  Wash U freshmen react to Trump victory;  Liberal student brags to professor about ripping "Make America Great Again" hat off Trump supporter's head
          Tony's Kansas City:  Missouri's post-election winners:  Cleaver, Rizzo, non-liberal Caucasoid males
          P-D:  Even in a nation with a long history of protests, anti-Trump strife is unusual;  Reporter Kevin McDermott begins expanding Post-Dispatch academic source pool, interviews Wash U history prof and Mizzou public affairs prof
          P-D:  How did Trump come to represent Flyover Country?  Reporter Chuck Raasch begins expanding Post-Dispatch academic source pool, interviews SEMO poli sci prof Jeremy Walling
          P-D:  How the Trump agenda could change the way St. Louis does business;  Comments from 1/2 of Post-Dispatch polisci prof pundit pool (Ken Warren, SLU)
          97.1FM (St. Louis):  Tim Jones responds to Christopher Ave's post-election "fake news" complaints (9:00), corrects misinformation about Travis Brown's First Rule and Rex Sinquefield
          P-D:  In wake of election, Post-Dispatch gives black conservative Stacy Washington a column
          Drebes:  Obama commutations with Missouri ties:  Three urban dope dealers
          The Missouri Times:  Republican sweep of statewide offices ushers in new era of Missouri politics;  Democrats' highest-ranking state official soon to be Nicole Galloway
          The Missouri Times:  10 People Who Made an Impact:  Asher Allman, Aaron Baker, Titus Bond, Casey Burns, Scott Charton, Jeff Layman, Jon Prouty, Abe Rakov, Jonathan Ratliff, David Turner
          The Missouri Times:  Legislative leaders optimistic about working with Greitens despite candidate's 'corruption' allegations
          KWMU:  Greitens reaches out as he prepares to take the helm of Missouri state government
          AP:  Greitens to announce transition team next week
          P-D:  Greitens and his family prepare for move to Jefferson City
          Missourinet:  Incoming Lt. Gov. Mike Parson reflects on his military service
          KC Star:  Courts will look at campaign contribution limits;  Comments from Todd Jones, James Harris, Sen. Jason Holsman (D-Kansas City) +
          P-D:  After leaving Legislature, former Rep. Tony Dugger (R-Hartville) to provide for his family by working as a lobbyist
          Missourinet:  Republicans eye 2017 as year to make Missouri a 'right to work' state
          Missourinet:  Nixon:  Missouri exports expected to reach all-time high
          KWMU:  New signs coming to Missouri highways will point the way to alternative fuel stations
          Washington Missourian:  Washington School District achieves 91.8 percent of annual state report card X
          Washington Missourian:  St. Clair R-XIII School District scores 88.2 percent on state report card X
          CDT's Waters:  Greitens should return to who he was before he ran against Koster;  Stephen Webber's loss due to complacency;  Among GOP victories, Josh Hawley's victory is most bothersome X
          KC Star letter:  KC septuagenarian disagrees with Sam Graves on gun control +
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        Friday, November 11   Veterans Day
       
Kraske:  Winding down one wacky campaign season:  Trump wins Missouri women, Carnahans finally exit stage left, much more +
          Kraske:  The Chat:  Nixon (D) expresses respect for voters' selection of Greitens;  Jason Kander (D) accepts voters' decision, expresses love of country;  NAACP's Nimrod Chapel complains about voter-approved photo ID provision +
          KWMU:  Behind the Headlines:  How were pollsters and mainstream media so wrong about the presidential election?  Thoughts from Missouri's preeminent polling expert Terry Jones, Founders Professor of Political Science and Public Policy Administration at UMSL
          KDNL (St. Louis):  The Allman Report:  Jamie Allman reacts to Post-Dispatch podcast linked here yesterday, responds to Christopher Ave's comments about "fake news" and misinformation about show ownership
          Twitter:  Post-Dispatch family columnist/beauty-product reviewer/"tolerance" crusader Aisha Sultan blocks blogger after he links to her podcast appearance yesterday
          Columbia Missourian:  Students, area liberals gather in Speakers' Circle to lament the reality of President Donald Trump
          Columbia Missourian:  Post-election femotions:  Liberal gals ages 37 to 84 lament the unreality of Clinton as "Madame President"
          The Maneater:  Campus feminists in a tizzy over Trump's victory;  College Republicans leader Francesca Boewe responds with facts about election results, gender of Trump's campaign manager
          The Missouri Times:  Greitens meets with Nixon as part of transition
          KWMU:  Bumpy road ahead for some of Missouri's new constitutional amendments
          Missourinet:  Missouri Agriculture Director Richard Fordyce wants to continue to lead department
          The Missouri Times:  Senate Majority Caucus re-elects Ron Richard as President Pro Tem
          Missourinet:  Dem legislators assign Reps. Gail McCann Beatty (D-Kansas City), Gina Mitten (D-St. Louis) responsibility of heading up House superminority
          The Missouri Times:  Caucuses elect leaders;  Rep-elect Steve Roberts (D-St. Louis) wins leadership spot in Legislative Black Caucus
          SE Missourian:  Area lawmakers push for 'right-to-work' law in Missouri +
          Washington Missourian:  Nixon highlights A+ program expansion at St. Francis Borgia Regional High School X
          Missourinet:  Missouri-based provider of home loans to veterans raising big money for injured soldiers
          Columbia Missourian:  For opening weekend, a full-court press on lethal deer disease
          P-D:  At criminal justice forum, talk about ramifications of Trump's election for Ferguson;  Comments from U.S. Rep. Lacy Clay, Ferguson Mayor James Knowles
          Columbia Missourian's George Kennedy:  Trump won - let's get rid of the electoral college
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        Thursday, November 10
       
Rosenbaum:  Answering the 12 questions asked before a red wave swept through Missouri
          KWMU:  Missouri's rural voters flocked to Trump, fueling statewide GOP victories
          Columbia Missourian:  Republican lawmakers in 'full control' following election sweep;  Student reporters build upon and expand newspaper's source pool, identify polisci prof under 60 years old
          P-D:  'What the hell happened' in Missouri? The evolution of a newly-minted red state;  Reporter Kevin McDermott digs deep, interviews 1/2 of Post-Dispatch polisci prof pundit pool (Ken Warren, SLU)
          P-D:  Even with Republicans in control of state government, Greitens faces challenges;  Reporter Kurt Erickson goes the extra mile, interviews 1/2 of Post-Dispatch polisci prof pundit pool (Dave Robertson, UMSL)
          P-D:  Audio:  Post-Dispatch reporters, editors react to Trump's victory, GOP success in Missouri;  Family columnist/beauty-product reviewer Aisha Sultan expresses "fear and anxiety" (2:40), gets emotional about Trump's "racism" (8:30), says Trump voters were angry about "8 years of a black man as President" (18:25)
          P-D:  Audio:  Political and national editor Christopher Ave says "most journalists have a sort of viewpoint that derives from being educated, largely at liberal arts universities ... we as a breed are more educated than the average American" (6:30)
          P-D:  Audio:  Christopher Ave expresses frustration with "fake news" produced by Rex Sinquefield team (12:15), specifically The Allman Report (broadcast weekdays at 5 p.m. on KDNL in St. Louis)
          P-D:  Audio:  Editor Gilbert Bailon signals paper's upcoming coverage of GOP opposition to Obamacare, focus on hard-knock "victim" tales (14:50)
          P-D:  Local Trump supporters celebrate the new president-elect
          KC Star:  Donald Trump's win is almost too good to be true for his Kansas City area supporters +
          SNL:  Area reactions:  Seasoned Caucasoid male happy;  Young black gal mad;  Church secretary happy;  Septuagenarian German frau mad X
          KC Star:  Anti-Trump protests draw hundreds in Kansas City +
          KC Star:  Video:  Throng stomps through downtown, chants "Not my president";  Rotund Caucasoid with facial accessories explains rejection of election results;  Signs include "Ashamed in AmeriKKKa," etc. +
          Tony's Kansas City:  First, original reporting on KC protests;  Compendium of area news coverage of march, protest
          SNL:  Hancock:  Missouri, U.S. have "turned around" X
          Missourinet:  Missouri turns brighter red after elections
          P-D's Chuck Raash:  Winners and losers from Election Day
          KC Star's Jason Hancock:  Winners and losers from Election Day +
          AP:  Mizzou student gets emotional about election results, threatens to kill Trump supporters;  Gregory Phipps released on $500 bond
          CDT:  23-year-old male gets emotionally triggered over Trump victory, makes violent threats on social media X
          Tony's Kansas City:  Kansas City's political "girl power" mentality to blame for demise of Missouri Democratic Party
          Tony's Kansas City:  John Rizzo emerges from GOP sweep as new KC Democratic Party stalwart;  Mayor Sly James traveled to Columbia for Stephen Webber, but couldn't bother to support Democrat in his own backyard
          KC Star:  Jim Talent's name bandied about as possible Defense secretary +
          Kraske:  The Chat:  Greitens looks at the opportunities ahead +
          P-D:  Greitens likely to make Missouri a 'right to work' state
          Missourinet:  Speaker Todd Richardson:  Missouri House Republicans will focus on labor, tort and education reform
          The Missouri Times:  Haahr, Kolkmeyer, Lynch to assume leadership roles
          SNL:  Helms joins GOP caucus in Jefferson City, where Elijah Haahr is elected to top leadership role X
          KTVI (St. Louis):  From seed to shelf:  Medical marijuana usage in Missouri
          The Missouri Times:  Hundreds of Missouri teachers gather for annual convention
          KWMU:  Time to recycle political mail and door-to-door flyers
          SE Missourian:  Firearm season for deer begins Saturday +
          P-D editorial:  Missouri Republicans:  Swamp creatures vs. Drain-the-Swamp governor;  Greitens must reconcile anti-legislator rhetoric with need to lead
          SNL editorial:  Adults should harness election emotions and do something worthwhile X
          KC Star's Mary Sanchez:  Greitens should shift positions on crime, guns +
          P-D letter:  Webster Groves man responds to Messenger's anti-GOP column, says voters are fed up with liberal agenda
          P-D letter:  Chesterfield man suggests election results should teach Post-Dispatch editors, reporters how far out of touch they are with hardworking Missourians
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        Wednesday, November 9   Missouri election results
       
KWMU:  Blunt defeats Kander;  Missouri Republicans set for solid control of Missouri state government
        CDT:  Police catch vandals trespassing, defacing Trump signs;  Ladavia Robinson, Imani Simmons-Elloie, Dionte Boyd, Alexxis [sic?] Means, Karalyn Kelley busted X
        KC Star:  Roy Blunt wins solid victory in Senate race +
        SNL:  Blunt wins hard-fought Senate race X
        AP:  Blunt keeps U.S. Senate seat as Kander concedes
        P-D:  Blunt beats Kander by 7
        Missourinet:  Kander says he hopes his run inspires young Missourians
        KWMU:  Republicans prevail in down-ballot races;  Incumbents win congressional races
        Columbia Missourian:  GOP sweeps statewide offices
        P-D:  GOP wins attorney general, other down-ballot races
        KC Star:  Cleaver, Graves, Hartzler prevail +
        CDT:  Hartzler wins easy victory in 4th District race X
        Columbia Missourian:  Hartzler wins fourth term in U.S. House
        SNL:  Billy Long wins fourth term as Republicans retain House majority X
        AP:  Greitens defeats Koster to win governor's race
        P-D:  Greitens elected governor
        Missourinet:  Audio:  Greitens' victory speech
        Messenger:  The tragedy of a GOP gubernatorial win:  Rage defeats reason
        Missourinet:  Republicans win big
        KWMU:  Election issues results:  Parks, campaign limits, voter photo ID pass, as do limits on sales taxes
        SNL:  Voters reject tobacco tax to fund preschool expansion X
        P-D:  Tobacco taxes fail;  Campaign limits, voter photo ID pass
        CDT:  Boone County voters choose Democrats in presidential, statewide races X
        CDT:  Rowden defeats Webber to hold 19th District Senate for GOP X
        Columbia Missourian:  Rowden edges Webber in 19th District Senate race
        CDT:  Party alignment unchanged as voters return Basye and Kendrick, elect Stevens and Reisch X
        Columbia Missourian:  Boone County House districts stick with their parties
        SNL:  Area Republicans cruise to victory in most statehouse races X
        SNL:  Austin, Helms win;  Quade's victory keeps 132 blue X
        P-D:  In Democratic committeeman election, Ferguson Twitter celebrity Rasheen "SheenBean" Aldridge defeats Rodney Hubbard Sr.
        Drebes:  Speaker Pro Tem contender Joe Don McGaugh:  Office shouldn't be a lounge for lobbyists
        KWMU:  Missouri Supreme Court hears disputed tobacco settlement case
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        Tuesday, November 8  Secretary of State Election Results:  Available after 7 p.m.
       
The Missouri Times:  List of candidates' election-night watch parties
          KWMU:  Candidates' last-minute appeals for votes wraps up in St. Louis
          The Missouri Times:  Koster and Kander lead Democratic rally on election eve
          The Missouri Times:  Blunt, Schmitt and Parson tour growing businesses in final hours of campaign
          The Missouri Times:  Greitens calls for 'clean sweep' in Tuesday's election
          CDT:  Statewide candidates kick off final election push in Columbia X
          St. Joseph News-Press:  GOP candidates make final campaign swing X
          Columbia Missourian:  Greitens holds last-minute rally in Columbia
          The Missouri Times:  Governor's race countdown:  Election eve activities
          AP:  Candidates in top Missouri races make last-minute push
          KWMU:  Mannies & Rosenbaum talk Trump coattails, Blunt vs. Kander, Greitens vs. Koster, more
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation calls out Humane Society Legislative Fund on Koster attack ads
          The Missouri Times:  Final tipsheet:  Missouri statewide offices
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Voters try to sort through competing tobacco measures
          Columbia Missourian:  Annual pre-election send-reporter-to-coffee-shop-to-talk-to-olds story
          Drebes:  SOS turnout estimate
          Missourinet:  Missouri's county clerks poised to handle record voting
          SNL:  Greene County Clerk Shane Schoeller (R) predicts 65 percent voter turnout X
          SNL:  Deputies will perform roles helping disabled voters, ensuring integrity at polling places despite flak X
          Missourinet:  Democrats, NAACP oppose plan to station deputies inside Springfield polling places
          Columbia Missourian:  Boone County braces for election day turnout
          P-D:  Live updates on St. Louis area voting
          KC Star:  Long lines form early at KC polling places +
          The Missouri Times:  Final tip sheet:  Missouri Senate races
          The Missouri Times:  Final tip sheet:  Missouri House races
          KC Star:  Star removes pageview limit restrictions for election week +
          KWMU:  St. Louis VA moves its benefits office from downtown to Overland
          Missourinet:  McCaskill calls Janet Reno a role model
          KC Star:  KC Public Schools hits the full accreditation mark for the first time in decades +
          CDT:  Loftin reflects on Wolfe, last days in office X
          KC Star:  Missouri trooper's manslaughter trial delayed in Brandon Ellingson drowning case +
          KC Star endorsements:  Recap:  Clinton and 4 Democrats, 7 Republicans +
          KC Star endorsements:  State representative races:  3 Democrats, 4 Republicans +
          P-D endorsements:  Recap:  Clinton and 6 Democrats, zero (0) Republicans
          P-D letter:  Wildwood man says Koster's experience is a positive, not a negative
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        Monday, November 7   Election Eve
       
Rosenbaum:  The 12 burning questions of Missouri's unpredictable election
          Missourinet:  General election turnout could reach an all-time high in Missouri
          Columbia Missourian:  Boone County Clerk Wendy Noren (D) says media protrayal of one presidential candidate as surefire winner has a dampening effect on turnout
          NY Times:  McCaskill:  Biggest threat to democracy is "failing business model of real journalism;"  Senior senator laments rise of "fake news"
          P-D's Chuck Raasch:  What did Americans learn about themselves in 2016 election?  Thoughts from two Mizzou profs, Missouri Democratic Party's Roy Temple
          KC Star:  Area feminists rally against Trump, Republicans +
          SNL:  Blunt, Kander make final frenzied pitch X
          Kraske:  The Chat:  McCaskill on Comey;  Missouri Budget Project on Amendment 4 +
          P-D:  Photo gallery:  2016 St. Louis Veterans Day Parade
          P-D:  New Americans talks citizenship, policy and community ahead of historic election;  Thoughts on democracy from those who chose to follow immigration laws
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  Guest Russ Carnahan;  Panel of Sarah Martin, Jane Dueker, David Steelman, and Sen. Bob Onder (R-Lake Saint Louis) discuss statewide candidates and amendments
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  Overtime edition:  Panel makes predictions on U.S. Senate race, other statewide races
          Drebes:  A look at money spent against Amendment 2
          Missourinet:  House leaders Denny Hoskins (R), Gina Mitten (D) frame expectations for tomorrow's state rep races
          KWMU:  UM System leaders say racial climate is improving
          SE Missourian:  Three area schools get perfect scores in state report +
          P-D:  Area district rankings:  Brentwood 100%;  Kirkwood 99.3%;  Francis Howell, Ft. Zumwalt and Orchard Farm (St. Charles Co.) 99.3%;  Riverview Gardens 74.6%;  Ferguson-Florissant 70.4%;  Normandy 54.6%
          KWMU:  Progress report:  Normandy test scores improve, while Riverview Gardens and St. Louis Public Schools continue to disappoint
          Missourinet:  MoDOT to winter test run this weekend
          KWMU:  Franklin County animal-rights activist sues state, feds, gravel-mining company over habitat for grey bats
          P-D editorial:  Know your rights when heading to the polls;  Donald Trump is trying to tear down our electoral system
          Priddy:  "Big money" doesn't bother fighting Amendment 2 - because it knows Amendment 2 doesn't matter
          Messenger:  State beginning to resemble HBO "Westworld" theme park;  Elderly St. Louis City man defending himself and his property from marauding hoodlums, other recent examples show Missouri has too many guns
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        Sunday, November 6
       
KWMU:  St. Louis County election officials say absentee voting similar to 2012
        Washington Missourian:  Franklin County clerk expects 75 percent turnout X
        JCNT:  Cole County clerk expects 75 percent turnout X
        Daily Dunklin Democrat:  Dunklin County clerk expects 60 percent turnout +
        KWMU:  St. Patrick Center registers fewer than 30 homeless voters, will provide free bus passes on Tuesday
        SNL:  In change, deputies at Greene County polls will now be in plain clothes X
        CDT:  State GOP Chairman John Hancock predicts GOP sweep in Missouri on Tuesday X
        LA Times:  Overview:  Missouri's U.S. Senate race
        Drebes:  KC Star editorial board takes a right turn - even endorsing Republicans - after dumping liberal greyhairs
        SE Missourian:  Overview:  Jason Smith's re-election +
        The Missouri Times:  Governor's race countdown:  3 Days Out
        The Missouri Times:  Koster emphasizes bipartisan credentials on state tour with ag leaders
        KNPN (St. Joseph):  Video:  Koster makes final campaign push at event with ag leaders
        P-D:  Overview:  Governor's race:  Eric Greitens vs. Chris Koster
        P-D:  "Black Vote Brunch" targets Amendment 6
        SE Missourian:  Highway Patrol data shows fatal crashes on the increase in region, state +
        P-D:  In the battle of Missouri hunters vs. deer, crossbows are a game-changer
        CDT:  After tumultuous fall 2015, Concerned Student 1950 fades from view X
        CDT:  Faculty reflect on fall 2015 race histrionics X
        P-D endorsements:  Jason Kander (D) for U.S. Senate;  Chris Koster (D) for governor
        St. Joseph News-Press endorsement recap:  All Republicans, except Judy Baker (D) for state treasurer X
        Washington Missourian endorsements:  Yes on Amendments 1 and 2;  No on 4 and 6;  Maybe on tobacco taxes X
        KC Star endorsements:  Missouri House:  Ken Wilson (R);  Tyler McCall (D);  Kevin Corlew (R);  Mark Ellebracht (D);  Ira Anders (D);  William Van Buskirk (R);  Donna Pfautsch (R) +
        McClellan:  Response to Tony Messenger's "I still believe her" stance:  Roberts-Walker case raises questions of "rape culture" and guilty-until-proven-innocent mindset
        SE Missourian letter:  Missouri Association of Realtors' Jeff Long urges 'Yes' vote on Amendment 4 +
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        Saturday, November 5
       
Kraske:  Numbers say a lot about election 2016:  Factoids and data points on voters, campaign spending, interest group scores, much more +
          KC Star:  'I can't wait for the election to be over;'  Voters hope for respite after Tuesday;  Comments from psychologist, reverend, poli sci 100 prof +
          CDT:  Multiple checks and security measures protect election fairness, says Boone County Clerk Wendy Noren (D) X
          KWMU:  "St. Louis on the Air":  Four days before election, Claire McCaskill gives GOTV push for Hillary Clinton, Jason Kander, Amendment 2
          SNL:  Blunt event added to state's packed political schedule ahead of Tuesday's election X
          Columbia Missourian:  Fact check:  Blunt campaign wrong about Kander manipulating elections
          KC Star:  Profile:  Roy Blunt +
          KC Star:  Profile:  Jason Kander +
          The Missouri Times:  Governor's race countdown:  4 Days Out
          P-D:  Ethics complaint against Greitens is dismissed
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Right to Life makes no endorsement in governor's race, labels Greitens and Turilli as 'pro-life'
          KC Star:  Greitens vs. Kander issue breakdown:  Medicaid expansion, minimum wage, LGBTQIA rights, more +
          The Missouri Times:  Humane Society political arm weighs in for Eric Greitens and Russ Carnahan with mailings attacking Chris Koster and Mike Parson
          P-D:  Overview:  Lieutenant governor:  Russ Carnahan vs. Mike Parson
          The Missourian:  Attorney general's race:  The week in review
          Missourinet:  Overview:  Amendment 2
          Drebes:  MOScout poll shows Amendment 4 surging
          CDT:  Profile:  Caleb Rowden X
          CDT:  Profile:  Stephen Webber X
          The Missouri Times:  New polls:  Webber-Rowden tied, Scott Sifton opening lead on Randy Jotte
          CDT:  Fact check:  Webber, Rowden attack and response ads X
          P-D:  GOP looks to defend House supermajority;  St. Francois County Dem candidate won't say if he's voting for Hillary Clinton
          Washington Missourian:  Overview:  Justin Alferman (R) vs. Tom Smith (D) X
          Washington Missourian:  Overview:  Paul Curtman vs. Green Party candidate X
          The Missouri Times:  Restraining order and tax liens make 70th District the nastiest race in the state
          Columbia Missourian:  Election news quiz:  Enter to win $25 gift card to The Heidelberg
          P-D:  Nixon heading to Germany and Israel, seeks to convince Bayer to invest more in Missouri
          CDT:  Not being a candidate is 'liberating,' Nixon says at Columbia event X
          CDT:  Nixon announces grant for MKT work during visit to Columbia X
          KC Star:  Nixon wins legal showdown with state public defender system +
          Missourinet:  Court dismisses Missouri Public Defender System director's lawsuit against Nixon
          P-D:  Medical examiner confirms body found in Ste. Genevieve County is that of Lynn Messer
          The Missouri Times:  MoDOT passes financial audit
          Washington Missourian endorsement:  Eric Schmitt (R) for state treasurer X
          P-D editorial:  Ann Wagner's unwavering ambivalence on Trump
          Columbia Missourian's Tom Warhover:  A year after race hysteria reached its peak, the solution is clear:  More talking
          KC Star letter:  Warsaw sexagenarian opposes Amendment 6, says "people of color," olds and poors will find obtaining an ID "impossible" +
          P-D letter:  Local League of Women Voters klatch:  Vote 'No' on Amendment 6
          P-D letter:  Illinois septuagenarian opposes 'right to work'
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        Friday, November 4
       
KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air:  McCaskill to appear on septuagenarian Don Marsh's show today to stump for Clinton, Amendment 2, other pet campaigns
          Kraske:  The Chat:  Ann Wagner on Trump;  Kander camp on Trump voters' crossover;  Ted Cruz on Blunt and Supreme Court;  Roy Temple on Greitens' charity/campaign blurred lines +
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Kander visits St. Joe as part of GOTV push X
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Overview:  Roy Blunt vs. Jason Kander X
          SNL:  Kander, Greitens, Koster in Springfield this weekend X
          KWMU:  Compendium of coverage on each statewide race and ballot initiative
          KWMU:  In Missouri's U.S. Senate and governor races, it's hard to follow the money
          The Missouri Times:  Ann Wagner's campaign criticizes Dem opponent for not disclosing tax liens
          The Missouri Times:  Governor's race countdown:  5 Days Out
          The Missouri Times:  Poll numbers:  How Greitens and Koster are performing in each Missouri media market
          KWMU:  Missouri leads the way in TV ad spending on state contests
          AP:  Greitens, Koster campaigns tailor ads to suit Missouri's diverse geography, demographics
          AP:  Missouri Ethics Commission subpoenas Greitens' ex-aide
          KWMU:  Overview:  Attorney general:  Josh Hawley vs. Teresa Hensley
          Missourinet:  Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst pushes for passage of Amendment 1
          The Missouri Times:  Amendment 3 supporters make final push
          The Missouri Times:  Amendment 4 campaign cites support from state GOP, Libertarian parties
          KSGF:  Yes on Amendment 4 says no to service taxes
          Missourinet:  Overview:  Amendment 4:  Scott Charton vs. Missouri Budget Project's Traci Gleason
          Columbia Missourian:  ACLU's Mustafa Abdullah campaigns against Amendment 6
          KWMU:  Overview:  Proposition A:  Ron Leone vs. Stacy Reliford
          Columbia Missourian:  District 47 profile:  Rep. Chuck Basye (R)
          Columbia Missourian:  District 47 profile:  Susan McClintic (D)
          Washington Missourian:  MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna addresses local group, says he favors "citizen/taxpayer-centric" approach to road funding X
          CDT:  University of Missouri curators set new president's pay at $530,000 X
          AP:  New University of Missouri system president to earn $530K a year
          Washington Missourian endorsement:  Blaine Luetkemeyer (R) for U.S. Congress X
          P-D editorial:  The dark forces behind Eric Greitens' gubernatorial campaign
          Columbia Missourian's Steve Spellman:  Vote 'No' on Amendments 2 and 6
          P-D op-ed:  St. Louis Labor Tribune's Ed Finklestein:  'Right to work' is a great slogan, but it's deceptive
          P-D letter:  St. Louis County man says Amendment 4 is part of conspiracy to rob the poor and middle class to benefit the wealthy
          SE Missourian letter:  Area woman summarizes ballot initiatives, urges 'Yes' vote on Amendment 6 and 'No' on everything else +
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        Thursday, November 3
       
Missourinet:  Both sides in U.S. Senate race claim advantages;  Comments from Rich Chrismer, MO Dems' Will Baskin-Gerwitz
          SE Missourian:  Clinton-Trump race to boost voter turnout, local officials say;  Comments from Cape County Clerk Kara Clark Summers (R), others +
          Kraske:  The Chat:  Pundits analyze Trump-Blunt numbers;  Parson calls Carnahan's valet-parking charge a lie;  More +
          McClatchy:  McCaskill says most GOP U.S. senators will secretly vote for Hillary Clinton
          SNL:  Ted Cruz joints Blunt, statewide GOP candidates in Springfield X
          Missourinet:  Ann Wagner won't endorse Trump, but will vote for him
          P-D:  Ann Wagner, who last month withdrew Trump endorsement, now says she will vote for GOP nominee
          P-D:  2018 U.S. Senate race to feature McCaskill vs. Wagner - maybe
          KC Star:  Libertarian VP candidate William Weld to visit Kansas City today +
          Missourinet:  U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter visits Fort Leonard Wood
          The Missouri Times:  Governor's race countdown:  6 Days Out
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Ethics Commission to take depositions in Missouri Democratic Party ethics complaint regarding Greitens donor list
          SNL:  Democrats say Greitens mailer broke federal law X
          The Missouri Times:  Less than one week out, poll shows Greitens up for the first time
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Russ Carnahan talks with Mannies & Rosenbaum about mending fences with Lacy Clay, support for low-income housing tax credit, Tour of Missouri bike race, more
          P-D:  Missouri Ethics Commission dismisses complaint against Josh Hawley
          The Examiner (Jackson County):  Making sense of dueling tobacco taxes
          NPR:  Why tobacco companies are spending millions to boost a cigarette tax
          KSHB (Kansas City):  Overview:  Amendment 3
          KWMU:  Overview:  Amendment 3:  Jane Dueker vs. Ron Leone
          SE Missourinet:  First Friday Coffee event to focus on Amendments 3 and 4 +
          KWMU:  Overview:  Amendment 4:  Scott Charton vs. Amy Blouin
          KWMU:  Overview:  Amendment 6:  Rep. Shamed Dogan (R-Ballwin) vs. veteran liberal Denise Lieberman
          Columbia Missourian:  Overview:  Amendment 6
          KWMU:  Marijuana measures are on the ballot in nine Missouri states, but not Missouri
          P-D:  Local state rep races:  Mark Milton (R) vs. Deb Lavender (D);  Byron DeLear (D) vs. Mark Matthiesen (R);  Cloria Brown (R) vs. Vicki Englund (D);  Rob Vescovo (R) vs. Bob Butler (D);  Dan Shaul (R) vs. Karen Settlemoir-Berg (D)
          Columbia Missourian:  Profile:  State rep candidate Don Waterman (R)
          Columbia Missourian:  Profile:  State rep candidate Martha Stevens (D)
          Columbia Missourian:  Profile:  State rep candidate Kip Kendrick (D)
          Columbia Missourian:  Profile:  State rep candidate William Lee (I)
          Drebes:  Campaign committee changes:  Anne Zerr, John Brunner, others
          Missourinet:  Missouri Secretary of State office offers new website for voting information
          The Missouri Times:  Skeletal remains found on Missouri lobbyist Kerry Messer's property
          The Missouri Times:  Messer's son, granddaughters located skeletal remains
          The Missouri Times:  Son calls for Messer to come clean about murder
          AP:  Sheriff says remains are likely those of Kerry Messer's wife
          P-D:  Skeletal remains found in woods 'likely' those of Kerry Messer's wife
          P-D:  After lawsuit, Sen. Paul Wieland (R-Imperial) enrolls family in contraception-free health insurance plan
          CDT:  New University of Missouri president to start March 1 X
          KWMU:  Choi, new UM system president, wants high standards and an inclusive environment
          Missourinet:  Dr. Mun Choi says he wants to repair relationship between school and Legislature, protest group
          AP:  New UM system president says open dialogue will quell disturbances from campus malcontents
          Missourinet:  Select Committee on Education Vice Chairman Rep. David Wood (R-Versailles) wants UM Board of Curators to consider Hank Foley for permanent post
          SNL endorsements:  Roy Blunt (R) for U.S. Senate;  Billy Long (R) for U.S. Congress;  Chris Koster (D) for governor X
          Washington Missourian endorsement:  Jay Ashcroft (R) for secretary of state X
          P-D op-ed:  Missouri School Boards' Association's Melissa Randol:  Amendment 3:  A choice between cheap cigarettes or kids
          P-D op-ed:  ACLU's Jeffrey Mittman:  Amendment 3:  A stealth attack on religious freedom
          KC Star letters:  Kansas sexagenarian expresses her outrage over newspaper endorsement of Roy Blunt;  Sexagenarian tobacco farmer opposes Amendment 3 +
          P-D letter:  Greitens supporter says candidate's salary is modest compared to that of other CEOs
          St. Joseph News-Press letter:  Sen. Rob Schaaf (R-St. Joseph) supports Amendment 2 X
          P-D letter:  Fenton man opposes new cigarette taxes, says worthy projects should be paid for by majority of taxpayers
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        Wednesday, November 2
       
Washington Post:  A Jason Kander win could mean Republicans losing control of the U.S. Senate;  Trump outpaces Blunt in recent polls
          P-D:  New poll confirms neck-and-neck races for U.S. Senate, governor
          Daily Dunklin Democrat:  Kander stops in Caruthersville, talks about opposition to Trans Pacific Partnership and 'right to work' X
          SNL:  North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D) stumps for Kander in Springfield X
          Kraske:  The Chat:  Blunt-Cruz vs. Kander-Warren;  Greitens on improving government agencies' performance;  Koster on bipartisan cooperation +
          SNL:  Newt Gingrich speaks at College of the Ozarks forum, praises Blunt and Billy Long X
          P-D:  St. Louis County absentees on pace with 2012;  St. Charles County seeing double the rate of absentee ballots compared to four years ago
          Drebes:  Axiom's Aaron Baker offers anecdotes suggesting high turnout among Trump supporters
          Missourinet:  Conservative environmental group holds forum at Washington University;  "Republic-EN" says it's time for an "eco-right" to challenge "eco-left" on climate-change and tax policies
          P-D:  Bankrupt Peabody Energy still paying Washington lobbyists;  Milkman's son Dick Gephardt among those representing St. Louis-based company
          The Missouri Times:  Governor's race countdown:  7 Days Out:  New poll, payday loan issue, more
          The Missouri Times:  Republicans, Koster spar over contributions from payday loan industry
          P-D:  Missouri Republican Party highlights payday-lender contributions to Koster
          KC Star:  GOP targets Koster's contributions from payday-loan industry +
          Missourinet:  At lt. gov debate, Carnahan and Parson emphasize transportation and safety, but clash on ethics
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Mike Parson talks with Mannies & Rosenbaum about low-income housing tax credits, Carnahan's liberalism, Bubs Hohulin, more
          P-D:  Overview:  Attorney general race:  Josh Hawley vs. Teresa Hensley
          CDT:  Rowden-Webber race spending approaching $4 million X
          KC Star:  Senate Republicans to continue raising money after election +
          Rosenbaum:  Upcoming election will put House supermajority to the test;  A look at key races
          Missourinet:  Special pavement planned for mid-Missouri highway could reduce crashes by 90%
          KWMU:  City school transition talks won't resume before January
          P-D:  Missouri Supreme Court to weigh in on utility surcharge in St. Louis County
          KC Star endorsements:  Emanuel Cleaver (D), Sam Graves (R) for U.S. Congress +
          P-D endorsement:  Bill Otto (D) for U.S. Congress
          CDT:  Missouri Parks Association's Susan Flader:  Vote 'Yes' on Amendment 1 to reinvest in parks, soil, water X
          P-D op-ed:  Claire McCaskill:  Vote 'Yes' on Amendment 2 to limit the influence of the rich and powerful
          P-D op-ed:  Ferguson Commission Co-Chair Rev. Starsky Wilson:  Approve Amendment 3 to spend more money on pre-K education
          KC Star letters:  Area liberal expresses anger over paper's endorsement of Roy Blunt;  Fair Grove man opposes Amendment 4 +
          SE Missourian letter:  Amendment 3 supporter seeks to counter "misinformation" and "confusion" about proposal +
          P-D letter:  Union leader opposes 'right to work'
          P-D letter:  Kirkwood man dislikes new Missouri license plate letter/number configuration
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        Tuesday, November 1
       
Archive:  October 2016 Missouri political news headlines
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          KC Star:  Obamacare will be costlier in KC area in 2017 +
          Missourinet:  McCaskill blasts FBI director for timing of announcement that could hurt Clinton campaign
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Scout (Drebes) poll:  Blunt up 3 over Kander;  Koster up 1 over Greitens;  Poll taken prior to FBI-Clinton e-mail news
          Missourinet:  Columbia College prof predictions:  Blunt, Koster win
          SE Missourian:  Blunt, Kander make repeated visits to Cape in hot U.S. Senate race +
          KC Star:  Kander dumping $25,000 in donations after questions about law firm's contributions +
          AP:  Kander donates $25,000 in questionable donations to U.S. Treasury;  Cash came from Massachusetts law firm that violated federal election law
          KC Star:  Blunt took campaign contributions from for-profit colleges +
          The Missouri Times:  Spending on political ads is going down
          The Missouri Times:  Governor's race countdown:  Day 8
          KWMU:  GOP group bankrolls Greitens as he and Koster break spending record
          Missourinet:  Video:  Russ Carnahan vs. Mike Parson debate
          Missourinet:  In lieutenant governor debate, Carnahan and Parson emphasize experience and bipartisanship
          P-D:  Overview:  Secretary of state:  Jay Ashcroft vs. Robin Smith
          KWMU:  Overview:  Amendment 6
          The Missouri Times:  House Tip Sheet:  8 Days before general election
          The Missouri Times:  Profile:  Incoming state Rep. Jean Evans (R-Ballwin), taking over for Andrew Koenig
          SNL:  Area state rep candidates to appear at candidate forum X
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Gov. Jay Nixon's talks with Mannies & Rosenbaum about finishing strong, Medicaid expansion, plans for life after politics
          AP:  University of Connecticut Provost Mun Y. Choi to to lead University of Missouri
          KC Star:  University of Missouri curators to name a new system president:  UConn's Mun Choi +
          KWMU:  Missouri patients on ventilators are leaving the state for care;  Comments from Paraquad's Amy Wehmeier, Missouri Health Care Association's Harvey Tettlebaum
          Missourinet:  Rep. Bill Reiboldt (R-Neosho) will urge EPA to approve improved dicamba formulations;  Lack of agency action has keep new tools out of farmers' hands
          KWMU:  Florissant is the latest area city facing federal lawsuit over 'debtors prison' allegations
          P-D editorial:  Greitens, Hawley would mess with Missouri's judicial selection process
          CDT endorsement:  House District 44:  Martha Stevens (D) X
          SNL endorsements:  House races:  Sonya Anderson (R);  Crystal Quade (D);  Elijah Haahr (R);  Curtis Trent (R);  Randy Alberhasky (D);  Kevin Austin (R) X
          Jensen:  Blunt's election will maintain the balance of power in Capitol +
          P-D op-ed:  University of Kentucky Law School prof:  Missourians should vote 'No' on Amendment 6
          Priddy:  Missourians support Amendment 6, and that's really sad.
          St. Joseph News-Press letter:  Area man says Blunt remembers his agricultural roots X
          P-D letter:  Rep. Margo McNeil (D-Florissant):  To put an end to he-said/she-said sex battles, voters must elect more women
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        Monday, October 31   Happy Halloween!
       
KC Star:  Blunt, GOP statewides rally in KC +
        SNL:  At GOP rally, Scott Walker and statewide slate take aim at Hillary Clinton, Chris Koster X
        KWMU:  Scott Walker the latest national name to stoke Missouri partisans' GOTV fire
        Kraske:  Jason Kander on the millennial mindset +
        P-D:  Profile:  Roy Blunt
        P-D:  Profile:  Jason Kander
        Columbia Missourian:  Thomas Jefferson impersonator's latest gimmick:  Running as write-in candidate for U.S. Senate
        This Week in Missouri Politics:  Guest Mike Cierpiot;  Panel of Danny Pfeifer and Reps. Jon Carpenter (D), Jeremy LaFaver (D), Glen Kolkmeyer (R) talk Trump-Clinton, MO statewide races, KC-area legislative races
        AP:  Profile:  Eric Greitens
        Brownfield Ag News:  Gov candidate Chris Koster (D) talks ag issues, Medicaid expansion, more;  Eric Greitens (R) declines opportunity for in-depth interview with state's largest radio network
        Missourinet:  Carnahan, Parson debate to be livestreamed at 4 p.m. today;  Missourinet's Brian Hauswirth, Brownfield Ag News' Julie Harker to moderate
        AP:  Tobacco tax ballot initiatives making for strange political bedfellows
        Missourinet:  Overview:  Amendment 6
        SNL:  District 132 overview:  Crystal Quade (D) vs. Thomas Quinn (R) X
        SNL:  District 135 overview:  Randy Alberhasky (D) and Steve Helms (R) X
        SNL:  District 136 overview:  Kevin Austin (R) vs. Jeff Munzinger (D) X
        Columbia Missourian:  44th House District profile:  Tom Pauley (D)
        Columbia Missourian:  44th House District profile:  Cheri Reisch (R)
        KNPN (St. Joseph):  Halloween hijinks:  GOP goblins remove campaign signs from outside Democratic headquarters, post Republican signs in their place
        Washington Missourian:  MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna to speak at city meeting this morning X
        St. Joseph News-Press:  Corporal punishment legal in Missouri, but not St. Joseph X
        St. Joseph News-Press:  State's "Cold Weather Rules" going into effect for those who've chosen to not pay their bills X
        JCNT endorsement:  'No' on Amendment 6 X
        Messenger:  Turning 50 prompts reflections on a changing political world;  In a better era, guys used to be able to drink beer with men of the other political party
        Columbia Missourian op-ed:  New weekly columnist:  Seasoned citizen Ken Midkiff recites his resume, says readers should expect "unabashed liberal" opinions
        Quincy Herald-Whig letter:  Hannibal woman appreciates Blunt's work on Pell grants
        SNL letter:  Springfield septuagenarian mocks Billy Long, attempts punchline involving Las Vegas X
        P-D letter:  Webster Groves septuagenarian says Amendment 3 is a Trojan horse
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        Sunday, October 30
       
SNL:  Cruz, Blunt, Long to headline GOP rally in Springfield on Wednesday X
          KC Star:  Blunt campaign pokes Kander over Clinton and FBI investigation +
          KC Star:  Cleaver, at Dem GOTV rally:  News of FBI investigation was "not good, was not helpful" +
          SNL:  Fact check:  Did Blunt sneak in tobacco provision? X
          SNL:  Fact check:  Is Jason Kander as liberal as Hillary Clinton? X
          Missourinet:  Blunt says he wants more health care choices for Missourians
          SNL:  Overview:  Billy Long's re-election X
          Washington Missourian:  Franklin County Clerk Debbie Door (R) on high alert for anyone attempting to commit voter fraud X
          P-D:  What Missourians can expect when shopping on HealthCare.gov for 2017 coverage
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in Missouri Politics preview:  Guest Mike Cierpiot (R-Lee's Summit);  Panel of Danny Pfeifer and Reps. Jon Carpenter (D), Jeremy LaFaver (D) and Glen Kolkmeyer (R)
          P-D:  Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to make stops for Greitens today in St. Louis, Springfield and KC;  Blunt to take part in KC event
          SNL:  Union's GOTV push draws twelve (12) volunteers;  Koster mingles with small crowd X
          P-D:  Mason-Dixon poll:  In attorney general race, Josh Hawley leads Teresa Hensley by 10
          P-D:  Mason-Dixon poll:  Tobacco taxes failing, voter photo ID and campaign limits doing well
          Drebes:  Family tobacco business pays for anti-Amendment 3 website
          Missourinet:  Opponents of Amendment 3 say measure could end stem cell research
          SNL:  Overview:  Ballot initiatives X
          Webster-Kirkwood Times:  Overview:  Ballot initiatives;  Comments from campaign-limits activist/community college prof John Messmer
          CDT:  City spokesman says Rowden's anti-Webber "Wanted" fliers are improperly posted on city utility poles X
          P-D endorsement:  Jason Kander (D) for U.S. Senate
          KC Star endorsement:  Roy Blunt (R) for U.S. Senate +
          Washington Missourian endorsements:  Chris Koster (D) for governor
          CDT endorsement:  Teresa Hensley (D) for attorney general X
          SNL endorsements:  Yes on Amendments 1, 2 and 4;  No on both tobacco taxes and Amendment 6 X
          Washington Missourian editorial:  Greitens refuses to answer questions about dark money - and the issue won't go away X
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  To ease Missouri's opioid epidemic, prioritize treatment X
          SNL op-ed:  League of Women Voters of Southwest Missouri:  Vote 'No' on Amendment 6;  Gals say photo ID provision discriminates against olds, females, others who can't handle herculean task of obtaining a free ID X
          P-D editor Gilbert Bailon:  Come downtown on Wednesday night to hear me speak about the media and "informed voting"
          P-D letter:  Chesterfield sexagenarian is upset Post-Dispatch didn't send a reporter to her League of Women Voters forum, and that Ann Wagner didn't attend either
          KC Star letter:  Greenwood man says Missouri's lack of early voting is a form of vote suppression +
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        Saturday, October 29
       
KWMU:  Biden urges crowd at packed Pageant to get Kander to U.S. Senate
          P-D:  Biden, in St. Louis speech, touts Jason Kander as part of new 'greatest generation'
          P-D:  Ted Cruz to stump for Blunt, other statewides next week in Joplin and Springfield
          KC Star:  Overview:  Missouri's congressional incumbents vs. quixotic ballot-slot fillers +
          KC Star:  Stereotype-breaking voter profiles:  Black gal and Latina grandma for Trump, two white males for Clinton +
          KWMU:  SLU law prof analyzes Missouri's Obamacare premium increases
          Columbia Missourian:  After pressure from McCaskill, MU can keep offering health insurance to grad students
          Daily Dunklin Democrat:  Greitens makes stop in Kennett, calls Koster "a corrupt, crooked, Clinton-style career politician" +
          The Missouri Times:  New MRP mailer takes aim at Koster on Medicare cuts
          The Missouri Times:  Greitens vs. Koster:  A week in review
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Greitens claims he's the frontrunner, stops in St. Joseph X
          P-D:  Mason-Dixon poll shows Greitens tied with Koster
          SNL:  Brunner vs. Greitens conflict continues as election nears X
          The Missouri Times:  Statewide office campaigns:  A week in review:  Carnahan vs. Parson, Ashcroft vs. Smith, Baker vs. Schmitt, Hawley vs. Hensley
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Mike Huckabee speaks at Vitae Foundation event, talks up Jay Ashcroft at Buchanan County GOP headquarters X
          JCNT:  Helias High School students vote in mock election;  Trump wins with 77 percent of vote;  Other GOP statewide candidates receive 70-90 percent of vote - except Greitens, who got 61% X
          P-D:  Overview:  Amendment 2
          KCTV:  Voters to consider two tobacco tax increases
          P-D:  House Budget Chair Scott Fitzpatrick (R-Shell Knob):  Lawmakers to appropriate tobacco tax revenue if Amendment 3 passes
          AP:  Overview:  Amendment 4
          CDT:  Muleskinners group hears pros, cons of voter photo ID proposal X
          CDT:  Rowden pushes back against Webber ad on father's consulting firm X
          The Missouri Times:  Top state Senate races:  A week in review:  Rowden vs. Webber, Jotte vs. Sifton, Lasater vs. Rizzo, Bechtold vs. Silvey
          SE Missourian:  Overview:  Sen. Wayne Wallingford (R-Cape Girardeau) vs. Donnie Owens (D) +
          The Missouri Times:  Several House candidates behind in filing Missouri Ethics Commission quarterly reports
          SNL:  Voting machine testing conducted in Greene County X
          P-D:  Democratic House leaders Jake Hummel, Gail McCann Beatty say new facts brought to light by Steve Roberts' case are "concerning"
          JCNT:  Nixon closes state offices Friday after Thanksgiving, giving state employees an extra day to spend with their friends and families X
          KWMU:  Monsanto opens high-tech greenhouses in midst of acquisition;  Gov. Jay Nixon, Ann Wagner speak at ribbon-cutting
          SE Missourian:  Last public meeting on state license plate design to be held next week +
          CDT:  Local costume shop, Koster's office resolve lawsuit over cosmetic contact lenses X
          CDT:  Concerned Student 1950 celebrates one-year anniversary of Homecoming Parade disturbance, ensuing drama X
          KC Star endorsements:  Russ Carnahan (D) for lieutenant governor;  Jay Ashcroft (R) for secretary of state;  Eric Schmitt (R) for treasurer;  Josh Hawley (R) for attorney general +
          Messenger:  Why I left Cora Faith Walker's "I'm no angel" nugget out of original column
          SNL op-ed:  Discount Smokes & Beer's Jim Boeving:  Amendment 3 is another "Big Tobacco" scheme X
          P-D letter:  Show-Me Institute's Emily Runge:  Unclear whether Amendment 3 would improve education
          SE Missourian letter:  Rep. Tila Hubrecht (R-Dexter):  Vote 'No' on Amendment 3 +
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        Friday, October 28
       
P-D:  Mason-Dixon Missouri poll:  Trump leads Clinton by 5, with Blunt and Kander virtually tied;  Sample size only 625
          KWMU:  Profile:  Blunt says his past and his work reflect views and values of most Missourians
          The Missouri Times:  Fewer St. Louis City residents voting absentee so far this year than in 2012
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Ann Wagner chats with Mannies & Rosebaum about decision to withdraw support for Trump, driving GOP turnout for other races in her district, more
          The Riverfront Times:  Steve Roberts sues Cora Faith Walker for defamation, malicious prosecution and other offenses;  Evidence includes store surveillance video, receipts from couple's wine-and-pizza-fueled intercoursing tripleheader
          The Missouri Times:  After charges against him dismissed, Steve Roberts fights back with suit of his own;  Attorney says Walker's false "rape" charge undermines true victims of actual assaults
          P-D:  Roberts sues Walker over "demonstrably false allegations;"  Roberts says night before St. Louis "assault," Walker showered in his KC hotel room, engaged in picture-taking foreplay
          KMOX:  Roberts:  Cora Walker's rape lie, sympathy-fishing and paramour-besmirching done to "advance her political career;"  No comment from Walker
          P-D:  Four days ago:  Walker:  I did not have sexual relations with that man, Mr. Roberts
          Missourinet:  Overview:  Amendment 2
          P-D:  Large tobacco companies spending significant money on tobacco tax amendments
          KWMU:  Radio station to hold moderated conversation next Tuesday on tobacco taxes and Amendments 4 and 6
          Kraske:  The Chat:  Rep. Shamed Dogan (R-Ballwin) on need for Amendment 6 +
          Missourinet:  Missouri marijuana advocate Dan Viets:  Pro-pot people will totally get their stuff together by 2018
          CDT:  Fact-check:  Rowden, Webber attack ads X
          KWMU:  48 judges face retention elections in November - 47 get passing marks from the bar
          Missourinet:  Rep. Charlie Davis (R-Webb City) vows to change murky Missouri law on ballot selfies
          The Missouri Times:  Sen. Bob Dixon (R-Springfield) wins top award for Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, looks toward next legislative challenge
          The Missouri Times:  Incoming Rep. Peter Meredith (D-St. Louis City) hopes his next eight years driving to Jefferson City as part of Democratic superminority will amount to more than "a protest vote"
          P-D:  Ameren project on hold as PSC decides whether it should regulate charging stations
          KWMU:  Survey of northern Missouri's bat population in the works
          CDT endorsement:  Judy Baker (D) for state treasurer X
          P-D editorial:  Without consistent levee and flood plain management, disaster looms for many communities
          P-D op-ed:  Rev. Karen Anderson:  Black youths' bad behavior should be blamed on school suspension policies, law enforcement officers, and juvenile justice system
          P-D letter:  Missouri Chamber's Dan Mehan:  Nixon and Democrats are focused on appeasing unions, trial attorneys
          SNL letter:  Springfield octogenarian says Blunt, Long deserve the heave-ho X
          P-D letter:  Kirkwood octogenarian says that as governor, Eric Greitens would make Missourians poor and sick
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        Thursday, October 27
       
The Missouri Times:  Remington Research (R) poll:  Trump surges in Missouri;  Greitens narrows gap with Koster;  More
          P-D:  Outside groups spending heavily in Blunt-Kander race
          SNL:  Democrat, Libertarian candidates debate in 7th Congressional District;  Genevieve Williams (D), Benjamin Brixley (L) compete for silver medal X
          Kraske:  The Chat:  McCaskill defends Obamacare;  Koster on Medicaid expansion;  Greitens' Will Scharf on changing Missouri's judicial selection process +
          SE Missourian:  U.S. Rep. Jason Smith criticizes actions of EPA in dicamba probe:  "I don't believe the EPA needs to be down here" +
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Democratic Party to file SEC complaint against Greitens for alleged 'pay-to-play' activities
          AP:  Fight continues over secretive giving to Greitens' campaign
          P-D:  Missouri Dems seek SEC investigation over $2M contribution to Greitens
          Columbia Missourian:  Overview:  Amendment 2
          The Missouri Times:  Clashes over Amendment 3 continue as questions arise over appropriation of funds
          Missourinet:  Missouri NEA calls Amendment 3 'slush fund for politicians and private schools'
          CDT:  Overview:  District 47:  Chuck Basye vs. Susan McClintic X
          CDT:  Profile:  Chuck Basye (R) X
          CDT:  Profile:  Susan McClintic (D) X
          SE Missourian:  Overview:  145th District:  Rick Francis (R) vs. Ronald Pember (D) compete for Shelley Keeney Taylor's open House seat +
          CDT:  Local Dems speak at NAACP event X
          Drebes:  October quarterly reports:  Leftover cash stashes
          Missourinet:  Nixon touring Missouri touting public health response
          Missourinet:  Mizzou social work prof says new sentencing law could allow arguments for further leniency
          The Missouri Times:  Emery discusses updates on utility ratemaking and modernization
          The Missouri Times:  PSC questions jurisdiction over electric car charging stations
          Missourinet:  Missouri Highway Patrol warns motorists about deer
          TonysKansasCity.com:  Exclusive:  Kansas City Star aftermath tough times:  After dismissal from paper, Yael Abouhalkah rattles online tin cup for donations
          Washington Missourian endorsement:  Roy Blunt (R) for U.S. Senate
          CDT endorsement:  Jason Kander (D) for U.S. Senate X
          Quincy Herald-Whig endorsement:  Eric Schmitt (R) for Treasurer
          SNL op-ed:  Americans for Prosperity's Jeremy Cady:  Obamacare hinges on Missouri's U.S. Senate race X
          P-D op-ed:  Michigan man says Missouri should embrace 'right-to-work' policy to make wages higher and workers freer
          P-D letter:  Webster Groves septuagenarian wants paper to educate voters on feasibility of write-in campaigns
          Washington Missourian letter:  Webster Groves sexagenarian explains why she prefers Jason Kander over Roy Blunt X
          P-D letter:  Webster Groves sexagenarian says Amendment 3 may not be perfect but still deserves 'Yes' vote
          P-D letter:  Former St. Louis County Elections Director Karen Grace (R):  Vote 'No' on tobacco taxes, because it's time to stop subsidizing everyone else's kids
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        Wednesday, October 26
       
Missourinet:  Assistant U.S. attorney will lead election security for Missouri's western district
          KWMU:  Profile:  Heartland Democrat:  Kander hopes to keep proving his doubters wrong in race against Blunt
          KC Star:  Democrats accuse Blunt of coordinating with superPAC
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Republican Party criticizes Kander over election issues, ties to Clinton and more
          Missourinet:  McCaskill defends Obamacare;  Senior United States senator weighs in on Missouri state legislators' approach to state Medicaid issue
          P-D:  Prosecutor in Steve Roberts-Cora Faith Walker sex case says no "credible evidence" exists that couple's sex sessions "were anything but consensual;"  Roberts' attorney says he submitted evidence that "conclusively contradicts" Walker's "rape" tale
          Four weeks ago:  Messenger:  Incoming state representative claims colleague raped her;  Cora Faith Walker demands Steve Roberts be denied seat he earned in Missouri House
          Three weeks ago:  KC Star's Sanchez:  While facts are technically unknown, Steve Roberts is definitely wrong for what he's saying about his sexual relationship with Cora Faith Walker
          P-D:  Greitens wants to change how Missouri picks its judges
          SNL:  Koster and state legislative candidates weigh in on Medicaid expansion
          P-D:  Greitens friend and 'dark money' expert both involved in record-breaking donation - but still no disclosure;  Paper expands local polisci prof pundit pool to include one-time interview with STLCC's John Messmer
          The Missouri Times:  Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to campaign for Eric Greitens
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Eric Schmitt chats with journoduo about MOST program, state investments in companies who profit from terrorists, more
          Columbia Missourian:  NAACP panel draws one (1) statewide candidate, as Judy Baker stops by and leaves early;  Dem legislative candidates, plus GOP state rep candidate Don Waterman, spend hours sitting through discussion
          The Missouri Times:  Three Republicans sheriffs endorse Teresa Hensley over Josh Hawley
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Farm Bureau throws weight behind Soil and Water Tax renewal
          The Missouri Times:  Associated Industries of Missouri, Missouri Retailers Assocation support Amendment 3
          KC Star:  KC Chamber comes out against Amendment 3
          The Missouri Times:  Rowden ad challenges Stephen Webber on public safety
          The Missouri Times:  Democratic opponent for Ryan Silvey's re-election explains showing up on Republican's doorstep, other oddities
          Drebes:  October report debt listings:  Kurt Schaefer, John Brunner, Peter Kinder
          KRZG:  Rep. Charlie Davis (R-Webb City):  Taking ballot selfies is a First Amendment right, and I'll fix the killjoy state statute prohibiting them
          KWMU:  Three more school districts earn "provisionally accredited" distinction;  State will reveal names of new letdowns on Nov. 7
          Missourinet:  Missourians can vote now for bicentennial license plate design
          P-D:  Missouri Department of Conservation considers ban on unlimited turtle hunting
          CDT endorsement:  Lieutenant governor:  Vote for the same party as your preferred governor candidate
          Messenger:  Ethics spat over payday-loan industry in St. Louis takes another turn:  Alderman Cara Spencer (D) vs. superattorney Jane Dueker (D)
          KC Star letter:  Lee's Summit man encourages 'Yes' vote on Amendment 1
          P-D letter:  Clayton man says Amendment 4 will protect against neverending string of taxes
          P-D letter:  Des Peres man says editor Gilbert Bailon's arrogant view of readers meshes well with Tony Messenger's lazy and race-baiting columns
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        Tuesday, October 25
       
KWMU's Rachel Lippmann:  "<X things>" journomeme:  Seven (7!) things that worry elections officials 2 weeks before presidential election
          Missourinet:  Nixon says election will be fair despite urban vote fraud uncovered by Post-Dispatch
          Missourinet:  Billy Long expresses disappointment in GOP colleagues abandoning Trump
          KC Star:  Kander launches closing argument with military testimonial;  Blunt focuses on Obamacare +
          SNL:  Outside groups spend big money on Blunt-Kander race X
          Missourinet:  Missouri Farm Bureau presents Blaine Luetkemeyer with "Friend of Farm Bureau" award
          Missourinet:  Greitens mum on Amendment 2
          KC Star:  Greitens, Koster plan KC-area events +
          The Missouri Times' Scott Faughn:  Backstory on Humane Society's Joe Maxwell endorsing Eric Greitens
          Kraske:  The Chat:  Koster on Greitens "fighting everybody," including GOP;  Missouri Office of Administration's Ryan Burns on Capitol steps timeline +
          KWMU:  Overview:  Russ Carnahan vs. Mike Parson
          The Missouri Times:  Brent Lasater (R) receives $250k more cash in state Senate battle against John Rizzo (D)
          Rosenbaum:  How South County legislative races could matter in the 'right to work' fight:  Scott Sifton vs. Randy Jotte and Cloria Brown vs. Vicki Englund
          SE Missourian:  147th District overview:  Rep. Kathy Swan (R) vs. Greg Tlapek (Libertarian) +
          The Missouri Times:  Speaker pro tem candidates raise funds for party
          P-D:  Advocates for the mentally and physically disabled want candidates to spend more time talking access issues;  Comments from St. Louis Association for Retarded Children's Sharon Spurlock, Paraquad's Cathy Brown
          SNL:  Legalities of Missouri ballot selfies is unclear X
          The Missouri Times:  Bob Holden releases first gubernatorial wine
          KWMU:  Environment Missouri wants more government spending on "carbon-free transportation"
          CDT:  Morehouse College black studies prof to speak at Mizzou event celebrating last year's race disturbances X
          Missourinet:  Eleven Missouri schools in suburban and rural areas earn awards from U.S. Department of Education
          The Missouri Times:  Questions arise if Office of Public Counsel complaint was politically motivated
          Daily Dunklin Democrat:  EPA probes off-label use of approved herbicide +
          AP:  State says Buzzfeed reporter doesn't have right to watch executions
          St. Joseph News-Press endorsements:  Mike Parson (R) for lieutenant governor;  Jay Ashcroft (R) for secretary of state;  Judy Baker (D) for treasurer;  Josh Hawley (R) for attorney general X
          P-D endorsement:  Judy Baker (D) for state treasurer
          P-D endorsement:  Teresa Hensley (D) for attorney general
          CDT's Waters:  Endorsements:  Yes on 1;  Yes on 2;  No on 3 and Proposition A;  Yes, or maybe No, on 4;  No on 6 X
          KC Star op-ed:  Columbia business owner:  Updating federal regulatory process would benefit Missouri +
          KWMU Diversity Fellow Jenny Simeone:  National "Black & Engaged" group calls for civic engagement in St. Louis beyond Election Day;  Tara Tee:  "If you're not going to be voting, I expect your community garden to be poppin'"
          P-D letter:  Richmond Heights man says Amendment 2 contains gaping loopholes
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        Monday, October 24
       
P-D:  Prosecutors, FBI investigating vote fraud in Berkeley
          Student Life (Wash U.):  Gephardt Institute completes voter registration push, continues election-related programs
          P-D:  Joe Biden will campaign for Kander in St. Louis on Friday
          Kraske:  The Chat:  Columbia College prof on Blunt's need for Trump voters;  Hawley and Hensley criticize each other's experience and donors, respectively +
          Missourinet:  Blunt holds law-enforcement roundtable;  Officials discuss opioid epidemic, describe havoc wreaked by Colorado's marijuana legalization
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  Guest Chris Koster;  Panel of Becky Lohmann, Jennifer Bird, Richard McIntosh, Barry Aycock talk Koster vs. Greitens, Schmitt vs. Baker, Amendments 3 and 4, more
          This Week in Missouri Politics - Overtime:  Panel analyzes and picks winners in other statewide contests
          KWMU:  Koster, Greitens oppose Amendment 3, split on other ballot measures
          KMIZ:  Greitens talks about $1.9M donation, provides backstory for his relationship with SEALs for Truth treasurer Nick Britt
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Democrat Judy Baker talks with Rosenbaum about her vision of the state treasurer's office, Schmitt's position on Boeing's state tax credits, more
          AP:  Overview:  Amendment 2
          KRCG:  Video:  Rival tobacco tax initiatives to appear on same ballot;  Comments from Linda Rallo, Ron Leone
          P-D:  Amendment 4 opponents say measure could result in higher property taxes
          Columbia Missourian:  Profile:  Stephen Webber (D)
          Columbia Missourian:  Profile:  Caleb Rowden (R)
          Missourinet:  Sen. Mike Kehoe (R-Jefferson City) talks road-funding needs
          P-D endorsements:  Yes on 1; Yes on 2;  Yes on 3;  No on 4;  No on 6;  Yes on Prop A
          Messenger:  An open letter to Eric Greitens on ethics:  Criticizing Steve Tilley and Tim Jones - while hiding the identity of your own donors - is disingenuous
          Priddy:  A plainer-explainer summary of November ballot issues
          Student Life (Wash U.) letter:  Law school student supports Amendment 3
          P-D letter:  St. Charles man says Amendment 3 will help prevent next generation of Ferguson youths from causing problems
          P-D letter:  Shrewsbury man says Amendment 6 will help keep non-Republicans from voting
          P-D letter:  Woman who works at Wash U. med school's "Contraceptive Choice Center" wants lawmakers to spend more taxpayer money providing birth control
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        Sunday, October 23
       
SNL:  Blunt, Kander differ on key national security and terrorism issues X
          AP:  Blunt-Kander race one of several that could determine Senate control
          KC Star:  Blunt campaign paying Andy Blunt $10k/month +
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Area high school teacher, local university prof offer criticisms of Trump X
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in Missouri Politics preview:  Guest Chris Koster;  Panel of Becky Lohmann, Jennifer Bird, Richard McIntosh, and Barry Aycock talk Koster vs. Greitens, Schmitt vs. Baker, Amendments 3 and 4, more
          Kraske:  The stands of Chris Koster, Eric Greitens on highway issues reveals a lot +
          The Missouri Times:  Greitens defends campaign donation from SEALS for Truth
          SNL:  Greitens will 'absolutely' accept outcome of election X
          P-D:  Profile:  Eric Greitens
          P-D:  Profile:  Chris Koster
          SE Missourian:  Overview:  Missouri ballot measures +
          CDT:  Politicians populate parade as MU Homecoming passes without disruption X
          Columbia Missourian:  Candidates flock to MU Homecoming parade
          Columbia Missourian:  MU Homecoming parade draws demonstrators, but no interruptions
          CDT:  Martha Stevens, Don Waterman commit to university funding, but differ on most issues X
          CDT:  Profile:  Martha Stevens (D) X
          CDT:  Profile:  Don Waterman (R) X
          Daily Dunklin Democrat:  Profile:  Lena Samford (D) +
          Daily Dunklin Democrat:  Profile:  Rep. Andrew McDaniel (R) +
          Washington Missourian:  Nixon:  Economic development to remain a priority in final months of term X
          CDT:  Nixon releases funds to support Missouri Task Force 1 X
          Monett Times:  Woman challenging Rep. Mike Moon (R-Ash Grove) seeks to change state handout programs;  Stephanie Davis (I) talks of seeing welfare recipients buying steaks and lobster
          JCNT:  Steps to Capitol building almost finished X
          St. Joseph News-Press endorsement:  Eric Greitens (R) for governor X
          P-D endorsement:  Chris Koster (D) for governor
          KC Star endorsement:  Chris Koster (D) for governor +
          Washington Missourian endorsement:  Yes on Amendment 1 X
          Washington Missourian non-endorsement:  Yes, or maybe no, on Amendment 2 X
          SE Missourian's Gary Rust:  Why Roy Blunt deserves re-election +
          P-D op-ed:  Dena Ladd:  Why medical research advocates are so concerned about Amendment 3
          P-D editor Gilbert Bailon:  Tony Messenger wins Mizzou award for 'courageous editorial voice'
          Columbia Missourian letter:  NRA-ILA's Jennifer Baker responds to PolitiFact piece, says Kander's record is anti-gun
          P-D letter:  St. Louis man says paper's coverage of SEALS for Truth donation shows anti-Greitens bias
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        Saturday, October 22
       
KC Star:  Outside spending sets Missouri record for U.S. Senate race +
          KCUR:  Up to Date:  Kander talks with Kraske about "common-sense" overhaul of immigration, background checks, more
          Lebanon Daily Record:  Blunt visits local GOP headquarters, talks Supreme Court and Obamacare
          KOLR:  Blunt visits Springfield, discusses job growth
          P-D:  Blunt meets with Post-Dispatch editorial board, talks Trump's hypothetical Supreme Court picks - including Missouri's Ray Gruender
          P-D:  Judge orders shakeup of Eagle Forum
          The Missouri Times:  October tip sheet:  Statewide races
          The Missouri Times:  HSUS' Joe Maxwell (D) endorses Eric Greitens;  Former lt. gov says Greitens respects what 2010's Proposition B did for "those female dogs"
          SNL:  Dueling tobacco tax initiatives cause confusion X
          The Missouri Times:  October tip sheet:  Missouri Senate races
          The Missouri Times:  October tip sheet:  Missouri House races
          SNL:  Area legislative candidates learn about Springfield-area child abuse X
          The Missouri Times:  NAACP hosts job fair and political luncheon honors;  Scott Faughn honored with "Media Partner of the Year" award
          Missourinet:  Nixon releases $8.7 million, following Volkswagen's settlement
          The Missouri Times:  Nixon releases $8.7 million;  Soybean farmers applaud restoration of biodiesel funds
          Missourinet:  State recovers $1.6 million from delinquent Medicaid contractor
          Missourinet:  Dedication planned to honor mid-Missouri soldiers caught in middle of monument controversy
          CDT:  University of Missouri curators meet without naming presidential selection X
          KC Star:  In wake of Trump "Access Hollywood" video, paper solicits - and publishes - readers' tales of drunken intercoursing, sexual force and domination;  Paper promotes anti-Trump hashtag +
          KOLR:  Missouri, Arkansas offer different solutions for feral hogs;  MO Dept. of Conservation says trapping wild, destructive animals more effective than simply shooting them
          P-D:  Man who shot police officer in arm captured, charged;  Officers were serving Jo'Von Mitchell with warrant for previous crime when he opened fire
          KC Star endorsements:  Missouri Senate:  Jason Holsman (D), Brent Lasater (R), Ryan Silvey (R) +
          KC Star letter:  Area man dislikes Blunt TV ad playing Kander's comments regarding "pinkos, Commies and leftists" +
          P-D letter:  Kirkwood man believes he has found loophole in Amendment 2
          P-D letter:  Wentzville sexagenarian tells 1960s harassment tale, wants McCaskill to investigate female Missouri National Guard employee for not sounding sympathetic enough
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        Friday, October 21
       
Kraske:  The Chat:  Kander on VA services;  MU prof Peverill Squire on Missouri Dem candidates clinging to their guns;  Teresa Hensley on Koster's performance as Cass County Prosecutor +
          KMOX:  Global election expert Paul DeGregorio (R) says Trump's talk about "rigged" elections is irresponsible (note:  party ID corrected)
          KC Star:  Election officials, academics weigh in on voter fraud;  Man, woman pleaded guilty to voter fraud in Kansas City in 2013 +
          SNL:  Blunt:  'Of course' I'll accept election results X
          Missourinet:  Columbia College prof Terry Smith talks Trump's impact on Blunt's re-election
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Rep. Bill Otto (D-Maryland Heights) explains to Mannies & Rosenbaum his rationale for giving up state rep seat to take November loss against Ann Wagner
          KWMU:  With party switch in his past, Koster hopes to blaze a new trail as governor
          Columbia Missourian:  PolitiFact analysis:  Greitens' claim about Koster and Backpage.com rated "Mostly False"
          KWMU:  Overview:  Secretary of state:  Jay Ashcroft (R) vs. Robin Smith (D)
          KWMU:  "On the Air" podcast:  Host Don Marsh talks with GOP SOS candidate Jay Ashcroft
          Missourinet:  Eric Schmitt forms special needs coalition
          SNL:  Hawley, Hensley debate in Springfield X
          Brownfield Ag News:  Dept. of Ag Director Richard Fordyce talks budget cuts to Dairy Revitalization Act, previews upcoming Governor's Conference on Agriculture, more
          Columbia Missourian:  MU students told to expect smaller Bright Flight awards
          Columbia Missourian:  Before MU Homecoming, another closed session for curators
          Missourinet:  Legislative task force organizes to tackle dyslexia in public schools
          KWMU:  St. Louis Public Schools still fixing water fountains, pipes
          P-D:  After years near the bottom, Missouri is finally doing more to boost energy efficiency  
          AP:  Missouri gets $8.7M from Volkswagen after emissions scandal
          KWMU:  MO DNR wants Republic Services to study groundwater flow, install additional wells;  Amateur epidemiologist Dawn Chapman shares her theory on geological physics
          P-D:  Republic Services will continue monitoring landfill's environmental impacts
          CDT endorsement:  Stephen Webber (D) for state Senate X
          Columbia Missourian's George Kennedy:  Vote 'No' on tobacco taxes and Amendment 6;  Vote 'Yes' on Amendments 1 and 2
          KC Star letter:  Blue Springs man finds Kander more believable than Blunt on veterans' issues +
          SE Missourian letter:  Rep. Donna Lichtenegger (R-Jackson):  Vote 'No' on Amendment 3 +
          SE Missourian letter:  Area sexagenarian references his previous anti-tax letters to the editor, delivers plot twist with support for Amendment 3 +
          Columbia Missourian:  Liberal activist criticizes Rowden's claim that government doesn't create jobs, points to thousands of Columbians employed by public university system
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        Thursday, October 20
       
Kraske:  The Chat:  St. Louis County Dem election official predicts voter intimidation at polls;  Rep. Nate Walker (R-Kirksville) suggests lobbyists are human +
          KMOX:  Global election expert Paul DeGregorio (R) says Trump's talk about "rigged" elections is irresponsible;  Kander:  "There's no Democratic or Republican way to run an election"
          KWMU:  Blunt, Kander vie to show who cares the most about veterans
          SE Missourian:  Kander calls for VA changes during Cape campaign stop +
          P-D:  Campaign fundraising report roundup:  Clay, Wagner, Luetkemeyer, Smith
          CDT:  Obamacare options limited in Missouri X
          Missourinet:  FBI:  Largest prostitution and sex trade sting shows Missouri is not immune to these crimes
          KWMU:  New Mississippi River website is expected to boost tourism
          Columbia Missourian:  Missouri Democrats, Republicans embrace guns in campaign ads;  Koster, Kander, Webber join GOP candidates in using firearm imagery
          KWMU:  Man on a mission:  Eric Greitens embarks on quest to become Missouri's governor
          The Missouri Times:  Greitens aims to tie Koster to Clinton
          SNL:  Greitens gets another $1 million of Humphreys money, gets hit with ethics complaint X
          P-D:  John Brunner files subpoena to get Greitens to talk about controversial California contributor Michael Goguen
          AP:  Video shows Teresa Hensley slamming Chris Koster's work as prosecutor;  Comments were made at 2006 debate
          P-D:  Teresa Hensley walks back 2006 criticism of Chris Koster
          The Missouri Times:  Poll:  Koster maintains lead, but downballot races look good for Republicans
          KMOX:  Missouri Times publisher Scott Faughn discusses new poll, says Greitens "may have found a message that sticks"
          The Missouri Times:  Next governor will be forced to make tough choices on transportation funding
          CDT:  Hawley leads Hensley in money chase, while other area hopefuls lag behind rivals X
          Columbia Missourian:  League of Women Voters hosts forum on November ballot measures
          KMOX:  Overview:  Amendment 4, stopping new sales taxes on services
          Missourinet:  Overview:  Amendment 6, voter photo ID
          The Missouri Times:  Speaker Todd Richardson assisting battleground districts across state
          KMIZ:  Columbia-area state Senate, state rep candidates attend forum:  Transcript of Webber, Rowden, Reisch, Pauley, Stevens, Waterman, Basye, McClintic talking road funding, MU appropriations, much more
          CDT:  State rep candidate Cheri Reisch to pay $100 fine over missing language in Boone County Fair program book X
          Liberty Tribune:  Overview:  Rep. T.J. Berry (R) vs. Brian Lautenschlager (L) in 38th House District
          The Standard (Missouri State University):  MSU grad Daniel Bogle (R) running for Genise Montecillo's state rep seat
          Drebes:  New campaign committees:  Mike Allen and member of the Gates BBQ empire
          CDT:  Boone County poll workers train for Nov. 8 election X
          The Missouri Times:  Agriculture's storyteller-in-chief:  Dept. of Ag's Richard Fordyce earns bipartisan praise for commitment to Missouri's farmers, ranchers and consumers
          Missourinet:  Missouri's unemployment rate continues to climb
          CDT:  Spokesman:  University of Missouri curators unlikely to complete presidential search this week X
          KC Star:  University of Missouri curators reportedly close to choosing new system president +
          KWMU:  Ferguson-Florissant School District opposes NAACP plans to alter elections
          The Missouri Times:  PSC approves dates for local hearings on Grain Belt Express lines
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Housing Trust Fund Advisory Committee meets to discuss legislative issues, potential recapture of funds
          CDT endorsement:  Tom Pauley (D) for 44th District state rep X
          P-D editorial:  Term limits have had deleterious effect on Missouri Legislature
          Columbia Missourian:  C.W. Wilson fills paper's black-columnist slot after departure of Carl Kenney, pens column opposing Amendment 6
          Columbia Missourian:  Two months ago:  Carl Kenney abdicates black-columnist slot, says he's skipping town because he failed to earn more than $30k/yr. and Columbia has too much "white privilege"
          P-D op-ed:  Vision for Children at Risk's Richard Patton:  Yes on Amendment 3;  Opponents are entirely self-interested
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        Wednesday, October 19
       
P-D:  Missouri GOP women weigh in on Trump;  St. Louis newspaper expands local source pool to include professor that is not a seasoned-citizen Caucasoid male
          P-D:  St. Louis County election officials anticipate polling-place problems, ask police for help;  Commission Chair Richard Kellett (D):  "There are a lot of nuts out there."
          KC Star:  McCaskill's name mentioned in Wikileaks emails;  Dems' brainstorm identified passable VP options among subgroups of women, blacks and Latinos +
          KWMU:  St. Louis agency approves issuing bonds for NGA project
          P-D:  Getting ready for new NGA, St. Louis approves up to $120 million in bonds
          Kraske:  The Chat:  Chris Koster on national Dems ignoring Missouri;  Josh Hawley on Jefferson City politicians +
          KC Star:  Debates becoming less important in statewide contests +
          P-D:  With exception of governor race, Republicans outraising Dems in statewide contests
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Teresa Hensley talks with Mannies & Rosenbaum about her experience, Second Amendment and urban criminals, more
          The Missouri Times:  Latest criticisms of Amendment 3 revolve around abortion
          KWMU:  Jennings School District welcomes anti-voter-ID campaign;  Denise Lieberman of "Missouri Voter Protection Coalition" given speaking time at junior high assembly to  campaign against Amendment 6
          CDT:  Political party, union funds pour into Boone County state legislative races X
          P-D:  Fight over residency of Rep. Keith English (I-Florissant) back in court
          The Missouri Times:  Samuel Diehl visitation, funeral arrangements
          Missourinet:  Federal overtime rule will have $2 million impact on Missouri state budget
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Housing Development Commission holds first hearing in road to funding new housing projects
          Missourinet:  Prisoner work-release labor helps save MoDOT millions
          P-D:  Centene subsidiary awarded expanded Medicaid contract in Missouri
          The Missouri Times:  Deadline announced for construction of Capitol steps project
          The Missouri Times:  Clean Line closing in on final order from PSC
          Missourinet:  Koster's office sues Volkswagen for violating state environmental laws
          Missourinet:  Missouri Dept. of Conservation says 4,300 feral hogs have been killed this year
          St. Joseph News-Press endorsement:  Donald Trump for President X
          CDT endorsement:  Chris Koster (D) for governor X
          KC Star editorial:  Republican senators' obstruction of justice continues, and Missourians should vote against Blunt +
          P-D editorial:  Missouri's graduation rate is great, but students might not be prepared for life after high school
          Columbia Missourian's David Rosman:  Personal endorsements:  Vote for all Democrats for statewide offices, and the Democrat running against Hartzler;  Also, vote to limit campaign contributions
          KC Star op-ed:  Popeye's worker skips opportunity to pick up extra shifts, takes free bus trip to St. Louis for debate protest +
          CDT op-ed:  Missouri Press Association's Jean Maneke:  Missouri Legislature should take Sunshine Law more seriously X
          P-D letter:  Kirkwood sexagenarian reacts to Messenger column on artifacts, expresses outrage that successful businessman negotiated lending agreement with state
          Columbia Missourian letter:  Area social worker says Medicaid recipients should not be held accountable for flaking on appointments
          P-D letter:  Kirkwood man says that in the face of savage attacks on police officers, decent people should contribute to BackStoppers
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        Tuesday, October 18
       
KWMU:  Hillary Clinton campaign sending money to Missouri to help elect Jason Kander and other Democrats
          KC Star:  Republicans pounce as Hillary Clinton sends money to Missouri +
          USA Today:  Clinton campaign sending money to Missouri to help turn out vote
          Drebes:  Hillary Clinton's transition team hires Cleaver aide
          KC Star:  DNC bus tour focuses on GOTV effort;  Headliners Emanuel Cleaver, Sly James draw 30 to downtown rally +
          KC Star:  "It Happened to Me" promo:  In wake of Trump controversy, newspaper invites readers to share their own experiences;  Top storytellers may be contacted by reporters, see their tales in print +
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Kander hears about education in St. Joseph visit X
          Rosenbaum:  Why Kander's rise in the polls shouldn't be that shocking
          KWMU:  Statewide candidates show bank balances headed into the home stretch
          The Missouri Times:  October quarterly reports:  Governor:  Eric Greitens, Chris Koster
          The Missouri Times:  Greitens' donor's donor still a mystery
          AP:  Donors behind $2M check to Greitens remain a secret
          SNL:  Greitens donor stays secret as local legislative hopefuls report their cash X
          The Missouri Times:  Koster, some Joplin first responders say Greitens wrong to politicize 2011 tornado
          Kraske:  The Chat:  Greitens on decision to quit Navy Reserves;  Mike Parson on getting more young people into agriculture +
          The Missouri Times:  October quarterly reports:  Lieutenant Governor:  Russ Carnahan, Mike Parson
          The Missouri Times:  October quarterly reports:  Secretary of State:  Jay Ashcroft, Robin Smith
          The Missouri Times:  October quarterly reports:  State Treasurer:  Judy Baker, Eric Schmitt
          The Missouri Times:  October quarterly reports:  Attorney General:  Josh Hawley, Teresa Hensley
          KOLR:  Tobacco tax campaigns take to the TV;  Comments from Linda Rallo, Ron Leone
          The Missouri Times:  October quarterly reports:  Missouri Senate candidates
          The Missouri Times:  October quarterly reports:  Missouri House of Representatives candidates
          Missourinet:  Donors break contribution records in governor's race;  Nixon urges voters to pass contribution limits
          Missourinet:  Missouri's strategic highway safety plan to be unveiled Tuesday in Columbia
          St. Joseph News-Press:  McKenna details MoDOT challenges X
          Missourinet:  Dent County, city of Salem receive Workforce Ready Certifications
          SE Missourian:  CNN pundits disagree civilly in debate at Southeast Speaker Series +
          Missourinet:  Missouri legislative task force on dyslexia to hold first meeting
          SE Missourian:  City of Jackson to ask area lawmakers to draft law allowing public-safety tax +
          CDT:  Trib Talks event to be held tonight;  Newspaper facilitates opportunity for readers to discuss community "inequities" with strangers X
          CDT endorsement:  Robin Smith (D) for Secretary of State X
          P-D editorial:  Female who leads Missouri National Guard's sexual assault response program wrong to make Facebook comment regarding Trump and the media's fixation on supposed-victim tales
          Messenger:  State employee wrong to express opinions critical of news media on her personal Facebook page
          P-D letter:  Peabody SVP Vic Svec responds to Tony Messenger column on Ken Bone and energy
          P-D letter:  Septuagenarian says Blunt's voting record shows antipathy toward olds
          SE Missourian letter:  Septuagenarian explains why her League of Women Voters klatch opposes voter photo ID +
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        Monday, October 17
       
Kraske:  The Chat:  Blunt on Trump;  Koster on campaign-contribution limits
          Missourinet:  McCaskill, Blunt disagree on Trump
          KZRG:  Blunt campaigns in Carthage
          Brownfield Ag News:  Missouri pork producers say Trans Pacific Partnership needed
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  Panel of Dems David Turner and Jeff Roorda, along with Republicans Gregg Keller and Jim Gwinner, discuss Trump-Clinton, Koster-Greitens, other statewide races
          P-D:  Iran-Boeing passenger plane deal plays a role in Missouri state treasurer's race
          KWMU:  Missouri journodo tag-team champions Mannies & Rosenbaum offer Politically Speaking trivia contest;  Quiz here, entry details and prize info in Sifton link below
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Sen. Scott Sifton (D-Affton) talks with Mannies and Rosenbaum about what unsuccessful bid for House in 2002 taught him, why Senate Dems should stop the futile filibustering, tight race with Jotte, more
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Randy Jotte talks with Mannies & Rosenbaum about Medicaid, 'right to work,' more
          Webster-Kirkwood Times:  Overview:  Scott Sifton vs. Randy Jotte
          Monett Times:  Rep. Mike Moon (R-Ash Grove), woman running as independent share views on Medicaid expansion
          Missourinet:  Nixon to travel to Germany, seeks to ensure Bayer keeps its commitment to Missouri residents and Monsanto employees
          AP:  St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce says SB 656 will lead to more accidental shootings
          Moberly Monitor-Index:  Area school districts bracing for transportation funding cut
          Daily American Republic:  In Poplar Bluff, black students make up only 10 percent of student body - but achieve 25% of suspensions
          The Progressive Farmer:  Rep. Don Rone (R-Portageville) will fast-track Missouri bill to raise fines on pesticide applicators who knowingly breaking the law
          St. Joseph News-Press endorsement:  Sam Graves for U.S. Congress
          Hannibal Courier-Post endorsements:  Yes on Amendments 1, 2 and 4;  No on Amendments 3 and 6;  No on Proposition A
          St. Joseph News-Press letter:  Area sexagenarian unhappy about paper's endorsement of Roy Blunt
          SNL letter:  Illinois man defends Billy Long's support for school choice
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        Sunday, October 16
       
KC Star:  U.S. Senate race overview:  Roy Blunt profile +
        KC Star:  U.S. Senate race overview:  Jason Kander profile +
        P-D's Chuck Raasch:  Democrats highlight Blunt's family, former staffers' livelihood of lobbying;  Comments from one-half of area polisci prof pundit pool (UMSL's Dave Robertson)
        AP's Jim Salter:  U.S. Senate race overview;  Reporter avoids rote formulaic approach of peers, interviews St. Louis area polisci prof not named Robertson or Warren (UMSL's David Kimball)
        St. Joseph News-Press:  Mini-profiles;  Third-party candidates compete for bronze medals in Senate, gov races X
        Kraske:  Who wins Missouri, today:  Trump, Koster, Schmitt, Ashcroft;  U.S. Senate race and gov lite are toss-ups +
        The Missouri Times:  This Week in Missouri Politics preview:  Dems David Turner and Jeff Roorda, along with Republicans Gregg Keller and Jim Gwinner, talk Trump-Clinton in MO, Koster-Greitens, others statewide races
        P-D:  Video: Editorial page editor Tod Robberson interviews Eric Greitens
        AP:  Eric Greitens dropped out of Navy Reserve drills
        Daily Dunklin Democrat:  Mike Parson speaks in Kennett;  GOP lt. gov candidate says he favors right to work, opposes federal mandate to allow teenage boys in girls' restrooms, more +
        Daily Dunklin Democrat:  Overview:  Constitutional amendments on November ballot +
        KWMU:  Liberals congregate to rally against Amendment 6:  AFL-CIO, Organization for Black Struggle, Missouri Faith Voices, et al.
        CDT:  Overview:  44th District House race:  Tom Pauley (D) vs. Cheri Reisch (R) X
        CDT:  Profile:  Tom Pauley (D) X
        CDT:  Profile:  Cheri Reisch (R) X
        Columbia Missourian:  Profile:  Jeremy Wiggins, Missouri's youngest GOP delegate at the 2016 Republican National Convention
        SNL:  City of Springfield already identifying lobbying priorities for 2017 Missouri legislative session X
        SE Missourian:  Gun grabbing:  More than 270 firearms stolen in Cape since 2011 +
        Columbia Missourian:  Crossbows in the crosshairs as state opens use of weapon to all archery hunters
        P-D:  Tensions rise in Bootheel over off-label use of approved herbicide;  Law-abiding farmer places responsibility on EPA for regulatory/bureaucratic sloth, and on farmers who chose to break the law
        St. Joseph News-Press endorsement:  Roy Blunt for U.S. Senate X
        P-D editorial:  Appeals court flip-flops on anonymity for 'M7,' Missouri's lethal drug provider
        CDT's Waters:  No on Amendment 3 X
        CDT op-ed:  UMSL's David Kimball:  Vote 'No' on Amendment 6, the voter photo ID amendment X
        CDT op-ed:  Terry Schlemeier:  Reaction to Missouri Legislature's veto session five (5) weeks later X
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        Saturday, October 15
       
KC Star:  Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) cheers Kander, slams Blunt and big business in Kansas City +
          KCUR:  Nearly 1,000 turn out to see Native American Sen. Elizabeth Warren visit home of the Chiefs
          KSHB:  Kander gets help from nationally-renowned liberal Elizabeth Warren in tight race against Roy Blunt
          Politico:  Blunt stands by Trump
          P-D:  FEC sends Blunt campaign routine queries about contributions;  Blunt Deputy Campaign Manager Burson Snyder says fixing reports will require minor bookkeeping or data entry corrections
          USA Today:  Mailing address overview:  Blunt owns residences in Springfield, Mo. and Washington, D.C.
          CDT:  Blunt makes non-campaign stop at MU engineering building X
          KC Star:  Now running for vice president, Tim Kaine makes time for Rockhurst high school reunion;  Virginia senator spends 15 minutes at football game +
          CDT:  Muleskinners meeting features man filling Democratic ballot slot for Vicky Hartzler's re-election X
          Missourinet:  VA official:  homelessness among veterans declining in Columbia area
          P-D:  Ken Bone deals with challenging aspect of heightened public profile;  Critics disagree with previous online posts about George Zimmerman's self-defense takedown of Trayvon Martin, appreciation for pregnant women's proper curves, other opinions
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in Missouri Politics to debut in Kansas City market
          Missourinet:  Koster supports prescription drug monitoring program legislation
          The Missouri Times:  Koster responds to new line of attack from Greitens about Joplin
          KC Star:  Dem statewide candidates lose day from campaign trail, sit through Sly James meeting of mayors +
          KWMU:  Overview:  Amendment 2, the campaign contribution-limit proposal
          The Missouri Times:  A look at the race for departing Rep. Jeanne Kirkton (D-Webster Groves) seat:  Democrat Sarah Unsicker vs. Republican Greg Mueller
          The Missouri Times:  Four-way dance for GOP House Caucus Chair:  Elaine Gannon vs. Mike Kelley vs. Glen Kolkmeyer vs. Becky Ruth
          Columbia Missourian:  New Missouri law holds Medicaid recipients accountable for flaking on appointments, but may clash with federal law
          Missourinet:  Portions of SB 656 now in effect
          P-D:  State law lays out guidelines to keep student data secure in Missouri schools
          Missourinet:  Rep. Craig Redmon (R-Canton) wants to make sure starting pay is competitive for Missouri Conservation agents
          The Missouri Times:  PSC staff won't get in the way of Westar acquisition
          Hannibal Courier-Post:  Hannibal's going batty for official opening of Sodalis;  Missouri Dept. of Conservation, U.S. Forest Service to provide updates as harmless bats get fleeting moments of attention
          KWMU:  Rep. Stacey Newman (D-Richmond Heights) to introduce another gun bill next year, starts another gun-safety klatch
          KC Star endorsement:  Hillary Clinton for President +
          P-D editorial briefs:  Missouri's "Right to Farm" amendment was built on paranoia
          P-D op-ed:  U.S. Green Building Council's Emily Andrews wants McCaskill, Blunt to support Obama's Clean Power Plan
          Messenger:  Missouri State Museum lends artifacts to Bass Pro Founder's private museum in exchange for $50k contribution;  Indian-artifact givers want items back six month earlier than lending agreement stipulates
          Columbia Missourian Managing Editor Tom Warhover:  We spent a lot of time writing voter guide, so you should spend time reading it
          KC Star letter:  KC man says Missouri leans Republican because a majority of the state is racist +
          P-D letter:  Feminist Sarah Felts responds to P-D editorial on Cora Faith Walker-Steve Roberts sex story, says paper should stop engaging in "victim-blaming"
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        Friday, October 14   Samuel Diehl, son of John Diehl, passes away while at flight school
       
Kraske:  The Chat:  Blunt on media's obsession with Trump accusers;  Progress Missouri's Laura Swinford on voter photo ID amendment +
          Kraske & Helling's "Deep Background" audio:  How should Roy Blunt handle media's attempt to make Donald Trump a focus of U.S. Senate race? +
          Kraske:  Jason Kander enjoying an astonishing ride;  Even with a loss next month, candidate will be a rising Democratic star +
          P-D:  Blunt says he wants to focus on Missouri issues, not alleged assaults by Bill Clinton or Donald Trump
          NY Times:  Missouri's David Humphreys among GOP donors urging RNC to cut ties to Trump
          The Missouri Times:  Ann Wagner calls for Clinton aide to step down over comments about Catholics
          The Missouri Times:  Debate scene-stealer Ken Bone makes his first product/policy endorsement:  uberSELECT
          AP:  Missouri leads nation in TV ad spending for governor's race;  Thoughts from one-half of St. Louis polisci prof pundit pool (Dave Robertson, UMSL)
          SNL:  Greitens planning Southwest Missouri bus tour X
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Josh Hawley talks with Mannies & Rosenbaum about qualifications, Teresa Hensley, Trump, more
          SE Missourian:  Complex politics behind two Missouri tobacco tax issues +
          KWMU:  Amendment 4 overview:  Realtors lead pre-emptive strike against expanding sales taxes to include services
          The Missouri Times:  Sen. Scott Sifton (D-Affton) faces tough challenge in fending off Randy Jotte
          CDT:  Webber, Rowden ads trade blows over taxes, sex offenders X
          Columbia Missourian:  State, county election officials discuss protecting the vote from hackers, other threats
          Drebes:  Steve Tilley to lobby for Missouri Energy Development Association (MEDA)
          KWMU:  Boeing opens new facility to build commercial airplane parts;  Nixon attends ribbon-cutting
          Missourinet:  Missouri Transportation Department Director Patrick McKenna:  We need big money
          Columbia Missourian:  UM System presidential search committee may have found their qualified black candidate:  Ohio University's Roderick McDavis
          KWMU:  Audit details cybersecurity concerns in Missouri schools
          Missourinet:  DNR testifies about maintenance needs in Missouri state park system
          KWMU:  Committee hears complaints about off-label use of approved herbicide
          Missourinet:  Court reverses decision about Missouri's lethal injection drug supplier
          AP:  Court:  Missouri does not have to disclose pentobarbital supplier
          P-D endorsement:  Yes on Amendment 2
          Waters:  Blunt, Hartzler stick by Trump;  Blunt needs support from "Trump-infested voters" X
          Priddy:  Vote against any candidate who sent you negative mail, or is advocating for what their largest donor wants
          Columbia Missourian letter:  Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center's Jack Schultz:  Amendment 3 seeks to block research
          KC Star letter:  Nevada, Mo. man wants legislators to stop accepting meals from lobbyists +
          St. Joseph News-Press letter: Chillicothe woman wants legislators to expand Medicaid to cover former prison inmates X
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        Thursday, October 13
       
The Missouri Times:  Remington Research (Axiom) poll of 2,000+ likely MO voters:  Trump, Koster lead in Missouri;  Parson vs. Carnahan too close to call
          The Missouri Times:  Trump comments deterring few in Missouri
          SNL:  Long talks about his decision to maintain support for Donald Trump X
          Kraske:  The Chat:  Wagner vs. Hartzler 2018 U.S. Senate primary takes shape with disagreement over Trump;  Kander says Blunt puts party before principle;  McCaskill admits to twitstigating without proofreading +
          KC Star:  Monmouth poll of less than 500 voters shows Blunt with two-point advantage over Kander +
          KWMU:  In latest reports, Kander raises more, while Blunt spends more
          P-D:  Kander outraises Blunt in third quarter, but incumbent has more cash to spend
          AP:  Kander raises $3 million for bid for U.S. Senate
          Washington Missourian:  At area visit, Blunt talks business, Obamacare issues
          KC Star:  Missouri employee claims bias in lost promotion, names Jason Kander as defendant;  Bulgarian immigrant says job he deserved was handed to black woman in the spirit of symbolic diversity +
          Missourinet:  McCaskill wants Missouri veterans clinic to expand business hours
          AP:  Fact-checking Koster, Greitens campaign claims
          SNL:  Latest polls show governor race tightening X
          The Missouri Times:  MOGOP takes aim at Koster with new website
          Missourinet:  New Republican website targets donations to Koster
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air:  Don Marsh has a chat with former fellow TV news personality Robin Smith;  Candidate explains her name ID advantage, shares thoughts on voter photo ID, quotes Martin Luther King, more
          CDT:  Local liberal, conservative debate voter photo ID proposal at League of Women Voters forum X
          The Missouri Times:  House tip sheet:  October;  A look at each competitive House district, and where momentum has shifted in the last month
          CDT:  State legislative candidates clash over ethics proposals X
          The Missouri Times:  Profile:  Incoming state Rep. Fred Wessels (D-St. Louis City)
          Missourinet:  Missouri state agencies requesting additonal $54 million in state budget
          P-D:  Nixon rejects tiny road project that could help a Kroenke development
          Missourinet:  House Select Committee on Ag Chair Bill Reiboldt (R-Neosho) says Legislature will fast-track bill to increase penalties for pesticide applicators who choose to violate federal, state laws
          CDT:  Ohio University president being considered for University of Missouri president X
          Columbia Missourian:  Audit suggests changes to UM System's diversity, equity practices
          KWMU:  Missouri Supreme Court sets execution date for Mark Christeson
          St. Joseph News-Press endorsement:  Yes on Amendment 4 X
          St. Joseph News-Press endorsement:  Yes on Amendment 8 (voter ID) X
          St. Joseph News-Press' Alonzo Weston:  People who claim election fraud exists probably believe in the boogeyman X
          CDT's Waters:  Ed Emery's valuable contribution to discussion about gender confusion;  State senator "makes us think, even if we end up in disagreement" X
          P-D op-ed:  Area liberal says refusal to expand Medicaid, increase welfare handouts and raise the minimum wage shows Missouri Republicans are heartless
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        Wednesday, October 12   Missouri voter registration
       
CDT:  Hartzler stands by Trump as some Republicans turn away from nominee X
          Missourinet:  Billy Long calls out establishment Republicans for abandoning Trump
          Roll Call:  Rating the U.S. Senate challengers:  Jason Kander moves to #1
          P-D:  In fundraising letter for Blunt, Speaker Paul Ryan says losing Missouri could mean GOP losing Senate
          SNL:  Jason Kander talks student debt, Senate race at MSU roundtable;  Non-binary millennial chooses to wear hat - backwards - indoors X
          KODE:  Jason Kander visits Joplin to speak with veterans
          The Missouri Times:  AFL-CIO, Americans for Prosperity campaigns target Blunt, Kander
          CDT:  McCaskill talks veterans assistance, disgust with Trump X
          St. Joseph News-Press:  McCaskill stands up for Missouri farmers, urges EPA consider sound science in review of safe, effective Syngenta herbicide X
          KOMU:  McCaskill visits Patriot Place apartments for veterans
          KRCG:  Homeless veterans find shelter at Patriot Place apartments
          P-D:  Jason Smith says McCaskill offered him a hug, apology after slapdash tweet labeled him "Justin"
          AP:  Gov candidate Q&A series:  Koster, Greitens on marijuana, abortion, LGBTQIA rights in the workplace, SJR 39
          Kraske:  The Chat:  Greitens on charity-political donor overlap;  Hawley on his AG priorities +
          The Missouri Times:  Greitens submits Missouri Right to Life survey
          SNL:  Mike Parson to rally in Springfield with agricultural, business leaders X
          The Missouri Times:  Eric Schmitt releases first TV ad;  "Inspiration" focuses on his son
          Messenger:  Why is David Humphreys investing in Josh Hawley? Because he wants to bribe incoming AG and influence a class-action lawsuit.
          The Missouri Times:  New anti-Amendment 3 ad features camel mascot
          P-D:  Challengers to tobacco tax hike take fight out of courtroom and onto the airwaves
          CDT:  State Senate race heats up during debate between Caleb Rowden, Stephen Webber X
          CDT:  Caleb Rowden, Cheri Reisch decline to pass judgment on Sen. Ed Emery (R-Lamar) comments regarding "gender confusion" X
          Columbia Missourian:  At League of Women Voters forum, state legislative candidates focus on important state issues, as well as Ed Emery's opinion of homosexuality
          Columbia Missourian:  State legislative candidates appear at disability forum
          CDT:  New registrations, overall voter numbers down in Boone County as deadline nears X
          P-D:  St. Louis City election board failures result in another do-over election;  Ferguson Twitter celeb Rasheen "SheenBean" Aldridge gets another shot at Rodney Hubbard, Sr. in Dem committeeman race
          The Missouri Times:  Some in agriculture industry fear budget withholds could taint Nixon's legacy
          Missourinet:  Construction industry and state team up for Build Missouri Week
          Columbia Missourian:  Reps. Sue Allen (R-Town and Country), Kathy Swan (R-Cape Girardeau) pass cyberbullying bill after six-year effort
          Missourinet:  Missouri House committee to address off-label use of approved herbicide, State Fair RV parking, park systems upkeep
          Daily Dunklin Democrat:  Area special ed teacher, local officer help black students overcome unwarranted fear of police +
          KC Star letter:  Lee's Summit firearms enthusiast says he is skeptical of Kander's pro-gun posturing +
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        Tuesday, October 11
       
KWMU:  Blunt maintains support for Trump over Clinton;  Both sides expect more national Dem money to be spend helping Kander
          P-D:  Experts speculate on Trump's impact on Blunt campaign;  Comments from Gregg Keller, John Hancock
          Rosenbaum:  Ferguson notably absent from St. Louis' presidential debate
          P-D:  Red sweater guy Kenneth Bone is Internet sensation after debate;  Rotund Shiloh, Ill. man chose Izod cable-knit number after he split the rear end of his suit
          SNL:  After savage debate, Trump and Clinton supporters find reasons for optimism X
          Student Life (Wash U.):  First-hand experiences from inside the debate hall:  Thoughts from two Clinton supporters
          Student Life (Wash U.):  Campus "Liberation Collective" protest fails;  Liberal coed says she left protest early after "Transsexual people of color"/West Lake Landfill/pro-Palestine activists were "advertising their own grievances"
          Columbia Missourian:  McCaskill admires veteran housing at Patriot Place
          AP:  Greitens taps charity donors for gubernatorial bid
          KWMU:  Overview:  Amendment 1, state parks and soils tax
          The Missouri Times:  Health care organizations line up on both sides of Amendment 3
          Missourinet:  Amendment 4 - the ban on service sales taxes - has limited but vocal opposition
          CDT:  Sen. Ed Emery (R-Lamar) clarifies remarks about 'gender confusion' X
          Missourinet:  Another clash expected in Missouri Legislature over prescription drug monitoring program
          SE Missourian:  City of Jackson may need help from state lawmakers to fund fire, police projects +
          P-D:  Missouri's 'right-to-farm' amendment doesn't apply to marijuana growers, St. Louis judge says
          The Missouri Times:  Office of Public Counsel complaint against Laclede stayed
          P-D:  Three injured as gunfire breaks out at St. Louis vigil for Vonderrit Myers Jr.;  Event marked the two-year anniversary of officer defending himself against gunfire from career criminal
        St. Joseph News-Press endorsement:  No on Amendment 3 and Proposition A X
        CDT op-ed:  First Chance for Children former director Jack Jensen:  Support Amendment 3 for Missouri's children and future X
        Columbia Missourian's op-ed:  NORML's Dan Viets:  Marijuana editorial ignores medical research
          Priddy:  The case against state legislative term limits
          Columbia Missourian op-ed:  Area woman says money spent on crisis pregnancy centers would be better spent on welfare programs
          KC Star letter:  Parents of overseas teacher whose identity was stolen in United Arab Emirates thanks Blunt's office for helping them through ordeal +
          P-D letter:  Florissant man dislikes newspaper's glee in reporting that most recent cop-murderer was white
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        Monday, October 10
       
KWMU:  The Wash U debate:  'Free expression' zone, tape talk, down-ballot concerns
          KWMU:  After the debate:  Reaction from Clay, Cleaver, Jason Smith, Jack Danforth, students
          The Missouri Times:  Debate recap, reaction
          P-D:  Debate recap, reaction
          SNL:  Debate recap, reaction X
          Missourinet:  Post-debate reaction from students
          Columbia Missourian:  St. Louis City Alderman Cara Spencer (D) among those battering Trump pinata outside restaurant
          Columbia Missourian:  Protest scenes:  Buses transport herds of minimum wage protesters;  Woman complains about West Lake Landfill;  etc.
          Messenger:  Debate analysis:  Clinton overcomes Trump's misogyny and bigotry, proves she is a fighter and a diplomat who will represent the entire nation
          Kraske:  Debate analysis:  America lost. We all lost. +
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Area gun salesmen expect spike in sales after the election;  Override of Nixon's veto also provided bump X
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  Guest Lester Turilli;  Panel of Jeff Mazur, St. Louis Mayor Candidate Lyda Krewson (D), Missouri Right to Life's Susan Klein, and Tim Jones talk presidential race, Koster-Greitens and tax returns, more
          KY3:  Public health organizations oppose both tobacco tax increase ballot measures
          This Week in Missouri Politics overtime:  Bonus discussion on Amendment 3, Amendment 4
          Sedalia Democrat:  Local realtors voice support for Amendment 4
          KSIS:  Realtors urge voters to vote 'Yes' on Amendment 4
          CDT:  Emery comments on homosexuality spark backlash X
          Columbia Missourian:  Democrats call on GOP candidates to rebuke Emery's statements on gay rights;  State senator said "unnatural behavior - formerly protrayed as mental illnesses" are now "privileged by government mandates"
          Missourinet:  Missouri Chamber debutes website tool to track spending by trial lawyers, unions
          KWMU:  Missouri voter registration deadline is Oct. 12
          Drebes:  Paul Snider to lead government affairs at Kansas City Area Transportation Authority
          Missourinet:  Missouri FBI official urges college seniors to apply for bureau jobs before graduating
          SE Missourian:  Number of students eligible for free, lower-priced lunches inch higher in region;  Taxpayers may subsidize up to 64.8% of student meals in Cape district +
          CDT:  County argues city misinterprets state law in appeal of TIF ruling X
          Daily Dunklin Democrat:  Galloway's report shows improvements in Dunklin County Public Administrator's office +
          P-D endorsement:  Russ Carnahan (D) for lieutenant governor
          P-D endorsement:  Robin Smith (D) for secretary of state
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Amendment 2 will muddy the campaign-finance waters X
          KC Star op-ed:  Missouri AARP's Sidney McCarther opposes voter photo ID amendment +
          Columbia Missourian editor Tom Warhover:  Meet the 13 members of 2016-17 Readers Board:  7 seasoned citizens, one black male, one Asian male
          KC Star letter:  Retired doc urges Sen. Rob Schaaf (R-St. Joseph) to support a state prescription drug monitoring program +
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        Sunday, October 9
       
Student Life (Wash U.):  Over 200 students, faculty, staff to volunteer for debate
          KWMU:  With debate looming, Ann Wagner withdraws support for Trump;  Other Republicans holding on
          Missourinet:  Wagner calls on Trump to end White House bid
          P-D:  Ann Wagner withdraws Trump support;  McCaskill attempts to twitstigate GOP delegation, replete with misspelling Wagner's name and calling Jason Smith "Justin"
          Washington Post:  At Mount Vernon Apple Butter Makin' Days parade, Blunt - and supporters - keep the focus on Missouri issues and defeating Hillary Clinton
          SNL:  Blunt:  Trump's remarks 'inappropriate,' still voting for him X
          KC Star:  Pressure on Blunt expected to grow +
          KC Star:  Republican statewide candidates criticize Trump's comments, but will still vote for him +
          Columbia Missourian:  Local voices story;  Wash U. student who started Missouri Youth for Trump;  Black man who prefers Trump over Clinton, and two galpals who disagree;  More
          Student Life (Wash U.):  Inconveniences, political tensions lead to student ambivalence over debate
          P-D:  Retrospective:  Big moments from previous Wash U. debates
          Student Life (Wash U.):  Students, St. Louis community gear up for debate-day protests, disturbances
          Student Life (Wash U.):  Group of 30 white Black Lives Matter sympathizers gather on Loop for protest;  Comments from septuagenarian Dorothy Johnson of U. City Action Network
          KMOX:  Group of Black Lives Matter sympathizers urge consumers to avoid spending money on "Black Out Friday" October 21
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in Missouri Politics preview:  Guest Lester Turilli;  Panel of Jeff Mazur, St. Louis Mayoral Candidate Lyda Krewson (D), Missouri Right to Life's Susan Klein, and Tim Jones on presidential race, Koster vs. Greitens and tax returns, more
          SNL:  Koster, Greitens trade volleys amid escalating battle for Governor's Mansion X
          AP:  Gov candidate Q&A series:  Koster and Greitens on 'right to work,' minimum wage, unemployment benefits
          P-D:  Panel reviewing University of Missouri takes a look at diversity programs, Title IX compliance
          SE Missourian:  SEMO president enters second year;  Carlos Vargas-Aburto talks about improving graduation rate, trying to find qualified minority students and faculty, more +
          Drebes:  Missouri Public Service Commission's Scott Rupp explains dynamic pricing and how it could help Missouri's utility industry
          Student Life (Wash U.) editor Katie Marcus:  Thoughts on serving as paper's credentialed reporter in media filing center
          SE Missourian op-ed:  Remarks from Jon Rust on his father, Gary Rust, at the opening of the Rust Center for Media +
          CDT op-ed:  Ron Leone:  Amendment 3 is a scam X
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        Saturday, October 8
       
Mannies:  Wash U.'s latest debate reflects the future, and recalls the past;  A look at Sunday's format, and first-hand behind-the-scenes accounts from each of previous St. Louis debates
          Rosenbaum:  St. Louis' struggles and opportunities should inform Clinton and Trump
          P-D:  Debate preview:  Analysis from one-half of local polisci prof pundit pool (Dave Robertson, UMSL)
          KC Star:  Trump's 2005 banter regarding women's openness to being physically dominated by famous men draws reaction from Blunt, Greitens, Hawley +
          SNL:  Ben Carson speaks at College of the Ozarks;  Former presidential candidate lauds Trump and Greitens, mocks "silliness" of colleges' posturing around "transgender stuff" X
          Kirksville Daily Express:  Kander's Kirksville stop focuses on small business issues X
          CDT:  In Columbia, Kander emphasizes campaign finance, ethics proposals X
          P-D:  McCaskill says congressional investigation of Backpage.com continues even after CEO's arrest
          SNL:  Blunt announces that MSU Chorale will perform at 2017 presidential inauguration X
          The Missouri Times:  Ann Wagner, Nicole Galloway to speak at RGA event for women later this month
          The Missouri Times:  Former Rep. Ron Hicks (R-St. Peters) crosses party lines to support Chris Koster
          The Missouri Times:  Leaders credit Koster for filling leadership void during Ferguson, but some accounts differ
          Drebes:  Potential reasons why Eric Greitens won't release tax returns
          P-D:  Votes against 'right to work' earn some GOP state reps union support
          The Missouri Times:  Profile:  Incoming state Rep. Hannah Kelly (R-Mountain Grove)
          Daily Dunklin Democrat:  Rep. Andrew McDaniel (R-Deering), opponent discuss 'right to work,' other topics at forum;  Idealistic millennial Lena Samford (D) voices opposition to voter photo ID laws, supports Medicaid expansion
          Missourinet:  Nixon:  Rebirth of Missouri's auto industry has been a cornerstone of his administration
          KWMU:  UM presidential search 'going well' but no name yet
          CDT:  University of Missouri curators chairwoman defends secrecy of presidential search X
          Columbia Missourian:  UM curators close annual review without presidential announcement
          CDT:  Foley optimistic after late gain in University of Missouri enrollment;  Number is down from past years X
          SE Missourian:  SEMO's Rust Center for Media holds dedication, open house +
          The Missouri Times:  Office of Administration Commissioner Doug Nelson honored with national award
          P-D endorsement:  Hillary Clinton for President
          P-D editorial briefs:  McCaskill right to go after Backpage.com CEO;  Bad parenting to blame for marauding packs of violent young savages;  Missouri Supreme Court takes positive step for court consolidation
          KC Star editorial:  Murder rate is a big black eye to Kansas City;  Missouri legislators wrong to pass gun bill +
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Missouri Western dancers who chose to kneel - and other disrespectful limelight-seekers - are not owed an apology by university;  Glory hounds should step away from their role in public events before acting out X
          Waters:  On UM president search and secrecy X
          P-D's Aisha Sultan:  SLU Muslims prove a point by showing up to College Republicans event and then walking out
          P-D letter:  Paper provides news coverage to lynchings, but numbers pale in comparison to modern black-on-black murders
          P-D letter:  American Association of University Women - Missouri chapter:  Women's voices are rarely heard, candidates should care about "pay equity," etc.
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        Friday, October 7
       
KWMU:  What you need to know about the Oct. 9 presidential debate at Washington University
          KWMU:  KWMU to host live pre-debate show from Wash U. campus;  Septuagenarian Don Marsh will showcase sexagenarian analysis:  one half of local polisci prof pundit pool (UMSL's Dave Robertson) and a retired SLU communications prof, utilizing zero (0) faculty from Washington University
          KMOX:  Wash U. puts finishing touches on campus ahead of debate
          KTVI:  Final preparations ongoing ahead of debate;  Candidates, audience will endure questions read by voters who can't decide between Trump and Clinton
          KWMU:  Ferguson officials want Trump, Clinton to visit prior to debate;  Comments from Mayor James Knowles, others
          KWMU:  Wash U. Dems, Republicans debate issues
          BuzzFeed:  SEIU's "Fight for 15" member-recruitment campaign plans to make a scene outside debate on Sunday
          Missourinet:  Former GOP congressmen Tom Coleman, Jack Buechner lend name to anti-Trump letter;  Bad-mouthing GOP standard-bearer garners septuagenarians long-lost media attention
          P-D:  Imo's franchisee in St. Louis City displays Trump sign;  Neighborhood liberals take to Facebook to share emotional freakout
          SNL:  Blunt to make several stops in and around Springfield this weekend X
          SNL:  Self-proclaimed bin Laden slayer stumps for Greitens, who says Koster is 'afraid to debate' X
          The Missouri Times:  Koster, Greitens react to St. Louis County police officer's murder
          The Missouri Times:  Hawley vs. Hensley heats up;  Dem's new ad mocks Hawley's lack of experience, while Hawley spox Kristen Blanchard Ansley labels Hensley a "soft-on-crime" plea-bargain enthusiast
          Columbia Missourian:  Legislative candidates speak at Pachyderm rally
          Missourinet:  Missouri parks and soil tax extension has broad support
          Daily Dunklin Democrat:  Rep. Andrew McDaniel (R-Deering), opponent speak at local Farm Bureau forum +
          Drebes:  Democratic Attorneys General Association Missouri gets new treasurer
          Drebes:  Details on new David Humphreys ad buy
          Columbia Missourian:  MU student enrollment at lowest since 2010 academic year
          KC Star:  Enrollment declines at University of Missouri +
          KWMU:  Challenges to minimum wage restrictions before Missouri Supreme Court
          Missourinet:  State Supreme Court considers Kansas City, St. Louis minimum wage cases
          The Missouri Times:  Sen. Will Kraus (R-Lee's Summit) plans enactment ceremonies for SB 1025
          P-D:  Questions raised over Missouri's new tax deduction for stillborn babies
          CDT:  Outgoing DNR Director Sara Parker Pauley reflects on tenure X
          Truman Index:  Richard Fordyce speaks at University Farm;  MO ag director joined by Sen. Brian Munzlinger (R-Williamstown), Rep. Nate Walker (R-Kirksville)
          The Missouri Times:  KCP&L acquisition to give Missouri another Fortune 500 company
          Missourinet:  Sen. Jill Schupp (D-Creve Coeur) leads bipartisan group of legislators promoting area health fair
          KWMU:  State wildlife officials hope to raise Missouri's endangered lake sturgeon population
          KC Star endorsements:  Yes on Amendment 1 (soil and water conservation), Yes on Amendment 2 (campaign contribution limits), No on both tobacco taxes, No on Amendment 4 (sales tax prohibition), No on Amendment 6 (voter photo ID) +
          Washington Missourian's Bill Miller:  The governor says goodbye;  In speech to Missouri Press Association, Nixon says "new media people" do not have same kind of standards as old-line MPA members X
          Messenger:  Rape allegation inspires previous Roberts accuser to speak up;  Twentysomething who claims Steve Roberts touched her at a bar last year meets with columnist, cries
          The Current (UMSL) op-ed:  It's on us to combat ageism in college;  Millennials should try to be nicer to olds
          P-D letter:  Washington, D.C. woman feels Post-Dispatch editorial wasn't hard enough on Steve Roberts
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        Thursday, October 6
       
Student Life (Washington University):  University says it attempts political neutrality amidst debate fervor
          Student Life (Washington University):  University organizes discussion panel of "marginalized groups";  Liberals of various ethnicities, "identities" congregate to criticize Trump and his supporters
          Roll Call:  Trump's large Missouri lead - and Kander staying within striking range of Blunt - suggests incumbent is "badly trailing" Trump's level of support
          GQ:  Q&A with Jason Kander on gun ad, being the country's first millennial elected to statewide office, Blunt and Trump, more
          Columbia Missourian:  Politifact analysis:  Kander's voting record on guns is "nuanced"
          KY3 (Springfield):  McCaskill secures $72 million in earmarks for Missouri highway projects
          Hannibal Courier-Post:  McCaskill sees to it that decade-old earmarked funds are repurposed for U.S. 61 improvements
          Missourinet:  Hartzler talks 9-11 vote, defense spending bill
          The Missouri Times:  Hartzler attends opening of manufacturing plant in Harrisonville
          KC Star:  When pressed, Chris Koster says he's supporting Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump +
          P-D:  St. Louis City alderman files complaint about Josh Hawley contributions;  Republican Attorneys General Association calls move "a politically motivated, frivolous complaint"
          P-D:  Overview of six ballot questions;  Parks, soil and water sales tax, limiting campaign contributions, cigarette taxes, prohibition on new sales and use taxes, voter photo ID
          The Missouri Times:  Amendment 4 takes spotlight with polling, new opposition
          Columbia Missourian:  Candidate forum at Mizzou draws 40 students;  Eight state legislative candidates and their staff lose an evening to sparsely-attended event
          P-D:  Another battle over absentee votes in St. Louis heads to court next week;  Ferguson celebrity Rasheen "SheenBean" Aldridge and his mother have both been handed losses by Hubbard family
          The Missouri Times:  Judge rules Ron Calzone will not have to register as a lobbyist
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Rocky Miller (R-Lake Ozark) critical of Speaker pro tem candidate's letter to caucus;  Rep. Joe Don McGaugh (R-Carrollton) uses St. Louis City's Walker-Roberts alleged incident to criticize Jefferson City "culture"
          AP:  Nixon reverses $12 million of budget cuts
          P-D:  Missouri schools, health centers to receive part of money cut by Nixon
          CDT:  Committee leaders mum on status of University of Missouri presidential search X
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Energy Initiative hosts conference in St. Louis
          The Missouri Times:  New leadership at Missouri Municipal League
          P-D editorial:  Crime is a problem of poverty, not skin color;  Spending more taxpayer money on "eliminating poverty" will change the mindset of budding criminals
          KC Star editorial:  Low test scores show KC, Hickman Mills school districts falling far short of goals +
          SE Missourian editorial:  Rust Center for Media will serve students at Southeast Missouri State +
          P-D op-ed:  U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Glenn Spencer:  SEIU's "Fight for 15" St. Louis street theatre is a transparent plot to skim fast-food workers' income
          KC Star's Jason Hancock:  A 'yes' vote on Amendment 2 will help end the horror of large campaign contributions in Missouri +
          P-D letter:  Illinois man criticizes Blunt, praises Jason Kander for supporting Obamacare
          Quincy Herald-Whig letter:  Area man supports Roy Blunt for re-election
          KC Star letters:  Man older than Roy Blunt calls senator an "old mossback";  Male domestic violence victim says Missouri should offer more services to men +
          P-D letter:  Woman who is friends with man in Greitens commercial critical of Post-Dispatch editorial and news coverage
          P-D letter:  Kirkwood man wonders when St. Louis City youths' savage attacks will be labeled what they are:  hate crimes against whites
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        Wednesday, October 5
       
P-D:  Labor rally draws 1,000 to St. Charles arena;  Kander, Koster, Sen. Scott Sifton (D-Affton), others speak
          KC Star:  Tim Kaine spurs excitement among fifteen (15) area residents who claim to have befriended him in high school +
          Missourinet:  Third-party U.S. Senate candidates on immigration, "free" college tuition
          AP:  New federal regulations will give area public employees a pay raise
          NPR:  Sexual assault numbers vary by who is tracking it;  Interview with McCaskill
          KWMU:  DEA announces big meth bust in St. Louis
          P-D:  DEA announces major meth seizures, arrests in St. Louis area
          KC Star:  Koster, Greitens debate over debates +
          The Missouri Times:  Koster suspends debate negotiations over lack of tax info from Greitens
          KWMU:  Koster pulls plug on more debates until Greitens produces his tax returns
          Missourinet:  Koster, Greitens squabble over debates and tax returns
          P-D:  Koster threatens to cancel second debate if Greitens doesn't release tax information
          AP:  Tax returns could halt talks for Missouri governor debates
          Missourinet:  Third-party gov candidates on Medicaid expansion, 'right to work'
          Kraske:  The Chat:  Third-party gov candidate justifies existence on ballot +
          The Missouri Times:  Robin Smith's former campaign consultant files MEC complaints against candidate;  Democratic veteran Glenn Campbell says Smith stiffed him on salary, wanted her health care paid for by donor dollars, demanded her husband be paid for doing little to no actual work, more
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  SOS candidate Jay Ashcroft on voter ID, more
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  SOS candidate Robin Smith on voter ID, more
          The Missouri Times:  Outgoing Rep. Jeremy LaFaver (D-Kansas City) criticizes American Cancer Society for Amendment 3 opposition
          SE Missourian:  Local realtors push for taxpayer-protection amendment +
          KCTV:  Video:  Grassroots effort underway to approve Missouri taxpayer protection amendment
          KCUR:  Activists urge voters in Kansas City to vote 'yes' on service tax ban
          CDT:  Webber, Rowden stress support for MU at retirees forum X
          Columbia Missourian:  State legislative candidates speak to MU retirees
          Drebes:  David Humphreys plans to make KC Dem spend cash
          KWMU:  New absentee ballot restrictions could slow vote-counting in St. Louis County
          P-D:  Columnist Tony Messenger on KTRS:  Steven Roberts' self-defense against rape allegations is "slut-shaming"
          AP:  Missouri revenue up 3.6 percent but still short of budget
          Missourinet:  Missouri lawmakers could revisit gas tax hike in 2017
          CDT:  Committee interviews University of Missouri presidential finalists;  Transport vehicles park under tent to hide identity of candidates X
          KWMU:  Sen. Jill Schupp (D-Creve Coeur) organizes health care fair Saturday in Overland
          P-D:  Missouri Supreme Court:  Airplane meals can't be taxed at the same rate as frozen dinners
          Columbia Missourian:  Large hog farm in Callaway County back before Missouri Clean Water Commission
          AP:  Missouri DNR identifies source of white color in St. Louis County creek;  Paving company reported truck accident last week, when low-toxicity additive was spilled
          P-D:  Several municipal courts in St. Louis County to consolidate
          AP:  Some municipal courts in St. Louis County are consolidating
          Missourinet:  Sen. David Pearce (R-Warrensburg) presents Senate resolution to western Missouri radio personality for 50 years of service
          P-D editorial:  Give nonprofits an edge in bids to run state license offices
          P-D letter:  St. Louis woman says it's time to crack down on violent youths' animalistic behavior
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        Tuesday, October 4
       
KC Star:  Undecided?  We want you;  Paper will provide pizza, cash stipend to hear from those who can't seem to decide between Trump and Clinton
          KC Star:  VP debate local angle:  Tim Kaine went to high school in KC;  Anecdotes, embellished memories from people who now claim to have been close to speech/debate enthusiast
          Roll Call:  As Dem candidates in Ohio and Florida falter, Kander gets more national resources
          KOLR:  Fact check:  Blunt vs. Kander on student loans
          The Missouri Times:  Al Franken lends name to Kander fundraising e-mail
          KWMU:  Federal water spending bill could improve Missouri water quality and flood protection
          Missourinet:  Two Afghan military students in Missouri are reported to be AWOL
          KWMU:  Census data shows St. Louis area dealing with nation's largest percentage increase of immigrants
          AP:  Gov candidate Q&A series:  Koster, Greitens on education funding
          The Missouri Times:  Koster campaign provided reporters real-time fact-check info during Missouri Press Association debate
          The Missouri Times:  AFL-CIO begins mail campaign to support Koster
          SNL:  After bid for Speaker pro tem, Rep. Elijah Haahr (R-Springfield) won't be running for state Senate in 2018
          Columbia Missourian:  State senate candidate profile:  Caleb Rowden on ethics proposal
          The Missouri Times:  Steve Roberts responds to Walker's rape accusation, suggests she's been a long-term paramour
          P-D:  Roberts denies rape allegation, says he and accuser had long-term intimate relationship;  Walker declines to "dignify (Roberts') statement with a response"
          AP:  Candidate accused of rape says relationship was consensual
          SE Missourian:  Rep. Holly Rehder (R-Sikeston) to file 'right to work' legislation next year
          CDT:  University of Missouri presidential search meetings to be held in Kansas City
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Association of School Administrators names Springfield supe "Superintendent of the Year"
          KWMU:  State testing Coldwater Creek samples after water turned white this weekend;  Metropolitan Sewer District says color could be due to paint or a number of other factors
          AP:  Tests underway on North St. Louis County creek that turned white
          The Missouri Times:  Feral hog hunting ban in conservation areas goes into effect
          Missourinet:  Missouri's feral hog hunting ban on public land takes effect
          P-D:  Federal judge dismisses Ferguson protesters' $41.5 million lawsuit against police;  Judge says payday-seeking plaintiffs "have completely failed to present any credible evidence"
          AP:  Judge tosses suit over police tactics in Ferguson protests
          KC Star editorial:  Feds finally crack down on payday loan operators;  Missouri legislators should enact tougher laws
          P-D editorial:  Rape allegation takes courage;  Not rushing to judgment takes patience
          KC Star's Mary Sanchez:  Team Cora:  While facts are technically unknown, Steve Roberts is definitely wrong for what he's saying about his sexual relationship with Cora Faith Walker
          P-D letter:  Maryland Heights man says Second Amendment, Obama/Muslim memes are not funny, and Greitens should apologize for what a man in TV commercial reposted on Facebook
          P-D letter:  St. Louis County woman offers sarcastic take on tobacco tax, suggests government add sin tax to pizza, french fries and alcohol too
          SE Missourian letter:  Area sexagenarian suggests teachers arm themselves against student attacks - not with guns, but with magnesium flares and "flash bang" noisemakers
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        Monday, October 3
       
Politico:  Paul Ryan to stump for Senate Republicans, including Roy Blunt
          Kraske:  The Chat:  Kander's debate punchline;  Greitens camp on releasing personal financial information +
          Drebes:  2018 watch:  Rep. Marsha Haefner (R-St. Louis County) among those mulling bid for Congress
          SE Missourian:  Nearly 50 participate in local pro-life demonstration +
          SE Missourian:  Area groups promote open enrollment for Medicare Parts C and D;  Stock photo of bespectacled Caucasoids sipping coffee in kitchen while perusing policy paperwork +
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  Guest Bruce Franks;  Panel of Crystal Brinkley, Jeff Rainford, David Barklage, Ron Hicks discuss Trump-Clinton, Koster-Greitens
          AP:  Gov candidate Q&A series:  Koster, Greitens answer questions on highway funding, proposed tobacco taxes, Medicaid expansion
          Columbia Missourian:  Politifact series:  Koster leaves out facts in Medicaid statement
          P-D:  A look at third-party gov candidate also-rans
          Drebes:  Polling results for November's ballot initiatives
          AP:  More on incoming Rep. Cora Faith Walker's (D-Ferguson) rape allegations:  Incoming Rep. Steve Roberts' (D-St. Louis City) criminal defense attorney says he has "objective evidence" that sex was consensual
          Missourinet:  Nixon to appoint Harry Bozoian as new director of Missouri Dept. of Natural Resources
          Missourinet:  State task force seeks better conditions for Missouri's dyslexic school kids;  Comments from Sen. Bob Onder (R-Lake Saint Louis)
          P-D:  Increased security around some St. Louis County schools amid creepy-clown concerns
          KTVI:  Missouri Dept. of Conservation:  Challenging season ahead for turkey hunters
          KWMU:  Overview:  Dealing with Missouri's juvenile delinquents
          P-D:  St. Louis City officers successfully defend themselves after 14-year-old opens fire;  Cops display expert marksmanship, critically injuring 6-foot-tall offender without killing him
          P-D:  Ballwin officer Michael Flamion able to drive wheelchair, eat normal food;  Cop was ambushed in July by career criminal and St. Louis City resident Antonio Taylor
          P-D editorial:  Time for Missouri to crack down on those who text or check social media while driving
          Priddy:  Veterans Jason Kander and Eric Greitens fought for the right of Colin Kaepernick to disrespect our country
          KC Star op-ed:  Former PSC member Terry Jarrett:  Missouri should brace for potential rise in power costs with implementation of Stream Protection Rule +
          KC Star letter:  Independence octogenarian disagrees with pro-gun legislators, says citizens should be required to take "an approved mental exam" before getting a gun +
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        Sunday, October 2
       
P-D:  Nixon talks about future in a Hillary Clinton administration, pride in having state host presidential debate at Wash U., more
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in Missouri Politics preview:  Guest Bruce Franks;  Panel of Crystal Brinkley, Jeff Rainford, David Barklage, Ron Hicks discuss Trump-Clinton, Koster-Greitens
          SNL:  In Ozark, Greitens calls for broad transportation study, says Missouri needs a Chief Operating Officer;  Thursday event will feature man who claims to have killed Osama bin Laden X
          JCNT:  Home-stretch preview:  A look at Chris Koster and Eric Greitens positions on key issues, fundraising numbers, more X
          KWMU:  Missouri Capitol in uproar over rape allegations by incoming Rep. Cora Faith Walker (D-Ferguson) against fellow incoming freshman Rep. Steve Roberts (D-St. Louis City)
          Student Life (Wash U.):  SB 656 review:  Comments from two gun-control advocates, no input from pro-gun sources;  Chancellor's wife/employee advises that "America is a scary place," while law-school prof says self-defense provision is racist
          P-D's "Bottom Line" video series:  Business reporters discuss how North St. Louis County residents - and scofflaws all across the state - choose to violate Missouri law by driving without insurance;  Lawmakers choose to ignore problem
          KWMU:  How St. Louis City Public Schools are dealing with no-suspension policy for badly-behaved youngsters
          P-D editorial:  Before the next debate, Donald Trump should hear the sad stories from shuttered Festus old-folks home
          P-D editorial:  Greitens finds himself in another campaign ditch, thanks to his aides;  Vet who appeared in gov ads reposted Second Amendment, Muslim/Obama memes
          P-D's Aisha Sultan:  Profile:  West County Community Action Network;  Small group of white Black Lives Matter sympathizers fights racism by holding signs at intersection, then returning to their safe suburban neighborhoods
          CDT's Doug Pugh:  Tribune's new-publisher nightmare has a happy ending X
          P-D letter:  SLU student:  Nixon, others should support Obama's Clean Power Plan
          P-D letter:  Member of Community Health-in-Partnership Services (CHIPS) applauds herself and her group for caring about the poor, says Missouri legislators not nearly compassionate enough
          SNL letter:  Springfield letter alleges that pro-gun Republicans sold the state to the NRA for a discounted price of "30 pieces of silver" X
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        Saturday, October 1   Messenger:  Incoming Rep. Cora Faith Walker (D-Ferguson) accuses incoming Rep. Steve Roberts (D-St. Louis City) of rape
       
KWMU:  Blunt, Kander break no new ground in their first faceoff
          CDT:  Blunt, Kander debate guns, experience and the Supreme Court
          KC Star:  Blunt, Kander meet in what may be their only debate
          Missourinet:  Both Blunt, Kander oppose "free" college tuition
          SNL:  Blunt and Kander strike contrasts in debate
          SNL:  Fibs and facts from Blunt-Kander debate
          AP:  Kander, Blunt go face-to-face
          P-D:  In first debate, Blunt and Kander spar over guns, college funding and the U.S. Supreme Court
          SNL:  Democrat plans "Retire Billy Long" rally today outside area GOP headquarters
          P-D:  Thanks to change pushed by McCaskill, unused 'earmarks' being re-directed into St. Louis area roads project
          KWMU:  Koster, Greitens highlight their differences in first forum
          CDT:  Governor candidates debate experience, qualifications
          The Missouri Times:  Amid contentious week, Koster and Greitens attend first head-to-head forum
          KC Star:  Greitens goes on the attack in first Missouri governor debate with Chris Koster
          Missourinet:  Koster, Greitens spar over Medicaid expansion and education during Missouri governor debate
          P-D:  Missouri governor candidates tout experience versus need for outsider
          SNL:  Greitens campaign says candidate not ready to release tax returns
          Missourinet:  Sen. Kurt Schaefer (R-Columbia) thinks Trump's strong performance in Missouri will help downballot Republicans
          CDT:  State rep candidates Martha Stevens, Don Waterman speak at Muleskinners meeting
          The Missouri Times:  Jay Mosley hopes to oust party-switching Keith English;  Challenger says he's counting on black voters to give Caucasoid incumbent the boot
          SE Missourinet:  Cape County Clerk Kara Clark Summers:  Security tight for counting votes in November election
          The Missouri Times:  Talk-radio station based in Quincy, Ill. focuses on Missouri politics;  Missouri Times' Scott Faughn, Axiom Strategies' Aaron Baker do weekly hits
          Columbia Missourian:  UM System presidential finalists might meet with campus chancellors, but not faculty
          Columbia Missourian:  Some Columbia middle-school students outpace statewide peers;  District notes that poor students continue to drag numbers down
          The Missouri Times:  Human trafficking task force meets in Columbia
          SE Missourian:  Noranda plant bought by Swiss company
          P-D letter:  St. Peters man responds to gun-control editorial
          P-D letter:  St. Louis woman says appointee to St. Louis Public Schools Special Administrative Board showed her incompetence years ago
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