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        Friday, November 24
       
St. Joseph News-Press:  McCaskill, Blunt gear up for tax overhaul debate X
          Washington Missourian:  Luetkemeyer meets with women business owners, hears their call for lower taxes X
          Columbia Missourian:  Politifact rating:  McCaskill campaign criticism of Josh Hawley rated "Mostly False"
          P-D:  Even if it passes, unions' "Clean Missouri" initiative likely to face legal challenge
          Missourinet:  Southeast Missouri residents say Noranda's smelter closing has been devastating
          Missourinet:  DHSS:  Number of flu cases are beginning to climb in Missouri
          SNL:  Hawley's office successfully prosecutes Greene County fraudster X
          KSMU:  To prevent invasive species spread on waterways, Missouri Dept. of Conservation coordinating with duck hunters
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  In Missouri, veterans' suicide rate is higher than the national average X
          P-D editorial:  Greitens' failed bid to fire education chief exposes his lack of experience
          P-D op-ed:  Former leader of local Black Trade Unionists:  'Right to work' was created to keep black people poor
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        Thursday, November 23   Happy Thanksgiving!
       
CDT:  Local illegal alien profile:  Mexican muchacha, already profiled by Columbia Missourian earlier this week, tells same stories X
          JCNT:  Local American Legion post bans NFL games over players' disrespect X
          Brownfield Ag News:  Missouri Farm Bureau's Blake Hurst concerned over potential impact of NAFTA renegotiation
          Missourinet:  'Right to work' law to go before Missouri voters
          AP:  Missouri 'right to work' law headed for public vote
          The Missouri Times:  Lane J. Roberts, former Joplin Police Chief, running for Missouri House of Representatives
          Missourinet:  Hawley takes aim at Uber over data-breach coverup
          AP:  Hawley investigating Uber after breach
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Downtown development halted due to possible tax credit losses X
          SNL:  Greitens sidesteps board drama, blames anonymous bureaucrats for education problems X
          P-D:  State recommends upgrading Normandy's accreditation three years after state takeover
          P-D:  Enrollment decline has Ferguson-Florissant weighing redistricting options;  School board president says parents eschew North St. Louis County in favor of safe communities like Wentzville
          St. Joseph News-Press:  National Safety Commission gives Missouri an 'F' grade for highway safety
          P-D editorial:  Thanksgiving toasts:  McCaskill for mustard-gas work, Michael Brown's mother, sarcastic 'thanks' to Greitens for international junkets
          KBIA op-ed:  Commonwealth Foundation sponsored content:  Trump hurting rural hospitals in Missouri, other states
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        Wednesday, November 22
       
KY3 (Springfield):  Area liberals congregate on streetcorner during work day, want Blunt to flip-flop on tax cuts;  Local woman gloats over Republicans' failure to repeal Obamacare
          CDT:  GOP tax plan could help eliminate tuition wavers for state-school employees X
          Columbia Missourian:  Politifact rating:  Ann Wagner statement about Planned Parenthood/ACLU/Satanist abortion push rated "False"
          P-D:  McCaskill, others make appearance at statue dedication for centenarian civil rights activist Frankie Freeman
          KWMU:  100-year-old civil rights activist gets a statue in St. Louis City
          Drebes:  Lucas Dieckhaus, younger brother of GOP campaign mastermind Scott Dieckhaus, to run for state rep
          The Missouri Times:  Nucor to build new micro mill in Sedalia, creating more than 250 jobs
          Missourinet:  About 250 steel plant jobs headed to western Missouri
          AP:  Missouri minimum wage set to rise yet again
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Kevin Corlew (R-Kansas City) named chair of House Judiciary Committee
          KWMU:  Greitens' bid to install new education commissioner fails
          Missourinet:  Greitens signals education battle will continue
          SNL:  Top education official narrowly survives removal attempt X
          SNL:  Missouri Board of Education:  We don't know who represents Southwest Missouri X
          AP:  Vote to oust Missouri education chief falls one vote short
          KC Star:  Greitens fails to force firing of Missouri education commissioner
          The Missouri Times:  Twenty mayors plead with Missouri Housing Development Commission to not eliminate Low Income Housing Tax Credit
          The Missouri Times:  Six Missouri nursing homes suing DHSS for denied operating licenses
          Missourinet:  Lawsuit dropped as plaintiffs get Hepatitis C coverage under Medicaid in Missouri
          KWMU:  Missouri's restrictions on dicamba herbicide 'a tightrope act' for growers
          Missourinet:  Hawley steps in to prevent murderer Ricky Kidd from venue-shopping for release
          SE Missourian:  State Supreme Court sets execution date for Russell Bucklew in Cape Girardeau County murder case +
          KWMU:  State sets execution date for Russell Bucklew
          KWMU:  Protester Celebration Series:  Local authors peddle book on famous riots and protests in St. Louis history
          KC Star editorial:  Greitens loses big on foiled attempt to fire Missouri education commissioner
          Columbia Missourian's David Rosman:  McCaskill, Blunt, Hartzler should vote against tax bill
          KC Star's Jason Hancock:  Greitens not moving quickly enough to satisfy Star's Sunshine requests
          JCNT letter:  Jefferson City man expresses anger over Blaine Luetkemeyer's personal net worth X
          JCNT letter:  Jefferson City septuagenarian wants Luetkemeyer to flip-flop on Obamacare X
          P-D letter:  Eureka sexagenarian opposes Greitens on taxes, minimum wage and veterans home issue
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        Tuesday, November 21
       
KMOV:  Blunt talks tax bill, Al Franken, more in St. Charles
          Missourinet:  Blunt brings tax-overhaul message to St. Charles
          Missourinet:  Hartzler says House tax plan would provide fairer system
          Farm Journal:  McCaskill, Blunt among senators asking Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for analysis of impact to ag of leaving NAFTA
          The Hill:  Bipartisan bill from Blunt would fund five years of CHIP
          KWMU:  EPA test results of Park Avenue warehouse fire debris show no evidence of asbestos
          P-D:  No asbestos paydays for North St. Louis City residents;  Local woman unmoved by scientific data, holds out hope for more taxpayer-funded tests
          P-D:  Blunt forms Senate group to help address sexual harassment
          P-D:  Groups with Missouri ties hit with fine over fundraising violation
          Drebes:  Jane Cunningham (R) considering a bid to return to state Senate
          CDT:  Missouri minimum wage to increase yet again on Jan. 1 X
          AP:  Greitens fills vacancies on regional child-abuse boards
          The Missouri Times:  Greitens removes another school board member hours before commissioner vote
          Missourinet:  Greitens' attempt to make Missouri education chief shakeup appears to be back on track
          SNL:  Greitens removes Joplin appointee from state school board X
          AP:  Greitens removes education board appointee
          KC Star:  Greitens makes a last-minute shift to tilt vote on education commissioner
          P-D:  Another school board member gets booted by governor over commissioner spat
          Missourinet:  Nearly one-third of Missouri's charter schools score in unaccredited or provisionally-accredited zone
          SE Missourian:  Area lawmakers praise, criticize Housing commission action on tax credits +
          Missourinet:  KC Mayor Sly James calls meeting of Missouri mayors, slams cut to low-income housing tax credits
          CDT:  Sen. Bill Eigel (R-St. Charles) proposing plan to preserve state revenue X
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Retailers Association calls for compromise with energy legislation
          KWMU:  Rep. Charlie Davis (R-Webb City) to introduce payday loan legislation
          Missourinet:  Missouri state troopers will be positioned at 20-mile intervals on Thanksgiving eve
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Joshua Peters (D-St. Louis) wants legislative staff to sit through "Unconscious Racial Bias Training"
          P-D:  FBI, Justice Department investigating St. Louis police conduct during riots
          AP:  FBI, Justice Department to investigate St. Louis-area police
          KWMU:  Federal government opens civil rights investigation into St. Louis police
          P-D editorial:  Greitens needs replacement plan after killing low-income housing program
          P-D's Raasch:  Washington in a rapid (r)evolution against men behaving badly
          P-D letter:  Webster Groves septuagenarian disagrees with Ann Wagner on taxes, wants to confront her at town hall meeting
          SE Missourian letter:  Cape Girardeau septuagenarian wants legislators to raise fuel tax for road improvements +
          P-D letter:  Bellefontaine Neighbors man says limiting police tools will cause more cops to flee St. Louis City's concrete jungle
          P-D letter:  Sunset Hills woman disagrees with limiting police tools used to herd and control rioters
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        Monday, November 20
       
NBC's Meet the Press:  Blunt:  Health care or not, tax bill will pass the Senate
        St. Joseph News-Press:  Local teachers' unions activate against GOP tax-cut plan X
        Columbia Missourian:  Alien profiles:  Local Mexicans talk sneaking across the border into San Diego, anchor babies, disdain for Donald Trump, more
        Columbia Missourian:  Alien profiles:  Local Mexican woman recounts lying to get across border at Tijuana, anchor babies, DACA, more
        This Week in Missouri Politics:  Guest Blaine Luetkemeyer talks GOP tax bill, mid-Missourians' love for Trump, liberal media bias, more;  Panel of Charlie Brennan, Scott Dieckhaus, Conservation Federation's Brandon Butler, Mike Jones talk state education brouhaha, Vescovo as House Majority Floor Leader, more
        JCNT:  Local transgender rally draws nearly a dozen to Capitol;  Event celebrates transgenders and "non-binary" humanoids X
        Missouri Ruralist:  "MORE" tour takes place of governor's ag conference
        SE Missourian:  Rep. Kathy Swan (R-Cape Girardeau) opposes effort to fire education commissioner +
        Messenger:  Greitens, Crowell turn the tables in tax-credit debate
        Columbia Missourian:  Greitens' plans don't slow growing prescription drug monitoring network
        P-D:  State grant enables help for heroin addicts;  Comments from DHSS' Randall Williams
        JCNT:  Passport cards a 'REAL ID' solution for Missouri travelers X
        Missouri Ruralist:  Missouri Dept. of Ag sets dates for application of BASF herbicide
        Waters:  Why attend MU?  New administrators are dealing with minority complaints as best they can, deserve support X
        P-D letter:  Creve Coeur woman wants Clay and Wagner to support each other's women-and-children legislation
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        Sunday, November 19
       
CDT:  Blunt to talk taxes in St. Charles tomorrow;  Tribune has skipped 23 of 24 most recent Blunt conference calls X
          CDT:  Obamacare update:  Boone County residents pay steep insurance premiums for limited access X
          JCNT:  Lt. Gov. Mike Parson's report details issues at Veterans Home X
          The Missouri Times:  Jeff Roe's Axiom Strategies acquires Maryland-based opposition research firm
          Drebes:  On T.J. Berry's new gig, and why legislators should disclose when they're "feeling out" potential job opportunities
          SNL:  To save millions, Greitens targets tax credit meant to build housing for poor people X
          SNL:  Melissa Gelner urges Greitens to find 'common ground' with state board, education leaders X
          Columbia Missourian:  In-home health cuts update:  Collection of stories from the handicapped
          Columbia Missourian's Tom Warhover:  Paper's new "Greitens Gauge" series to offer regular criticism of progress made by GOP governor across 12 areas
          Columbia Missourian:  Greitens Gauge:  Support for men and women of law enforcement
          Columbia Missourian:  Greitens Gauge:  Support for school choice
          Columbia Missourian:  Greitens Gauge:  Defending Missouri farmers and ranchers against EPA overreach
          Columbia Missourian:  Greitens Gauge:  Creating jobs
          Columbia Missourian:  Greitens Gauge:  Passing 'right to work'
          Columbia Missourian:  Greitens Gauge:  Tax overhaul
          Columbia Missourian:  Greitens Gauge:  Rolling back burdensome regulations
          Columbia Missourian:  Greitens Gauge:  Term limits for statewide elected officials
          Columbia Missourian:  Greitens Gauge:  Lobbyist-gift ban
          Columbia Missourian:  Greitens Gauge:  End the 'revolving door' for legislators/lobbyists
          Columbia Missourian:  Greitens Gauge:  Improve teacher pay
          Columbia Missourian:  Greitens Gauge:  Port and highway infrastructure improvements
          Washington Missourian:  MoDOT wants to preserve Route 66, will resurface Pacific section
          JCNT:  Subgroups of minority, poor, and non-English-speaking foreigners continue to disappoint on MAP tests X
          SNL:  Sheena Greitens talks about child abuse reviews X
          SNL:  Missouri Dept. of Conservation announces new rules for duck hunters X
          P-D editorial:  St. Louis City is overdue for a comprehensive state audit
          P-D editorial:  During protests, police must allow journalists to do their jobs
          KC Star op-ed:  U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver:  Republicans' tax plan would hurt Missourians
          P-D letter:  Clayton octogenarian disagrees with Greitens on charter schools
          P-D letter:  St. Louis County octogenarian says students' poor test performance should be blamed on poverty
          P-D letter:  Carpenters' union leader calls Rep. Shamed Dogan (R-Ballwin) a "bald-faced" liar, says use of term "union bosses" constitutes hate speech
          P-D letter:  St. Louis County sexagenarian responds to letter responding to deer-disease piece
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        Saturday, November 18
       
Missourinet:  House GOP passes tax overhaul;  Comments from delegation via statements written by staff
        KC Star:  McCaskill vote on GOP tax bill could be tough sell in Trump-loving Missouri
        CDT:  Hartzler:  State lawmakers should act to prevent revenue loss from federal tax changes X
        Columbia Missourian:  Hartzler talks taxes at Columbia Chamber of Commerce event
        Columbia Missourian:  Westminster College handed $300,000 in federal taxpayer money for "sexual violence prevention"
        Drebes:  Gem from Dept. of Conservation report:  Jefferson City's KRCG-TV far and away the superior mid-MO station
        The Missouri Times:  This Week in the Governor's Office:  Week of November 13, 2017
        KWMU:  Greitens leads effort to halt Missouri's low-income housing tax breaks
        The Missouri Times:  Greitens' Missouri Housing Development Commissioners past draft motion to not fund tax credits in FY2019
        CDT:  State commission votes against tax credits for housing X
        Columbia Missourian:  Commission votes to end tax credits for low-income housing
        KC Star:  Missouri Housing Development Commission votes to not issue low-income housing tax credits;  Comments from Missouri Growth Association's Megan Werner, others
        P-D:  Greitens, appointees move to withhold controversial low-income development tax credits
        SNL:  Area superintendents take aim at Trump Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Greitens X
        CDT:  State scores drop for most Boone County districts X
        The Missouri Times:  W. Brent Powell, newest member of the Missouri Supreme Court, speaks to Missouri Bar
        The Missouri Times:  Greitens appoints 27 members to child protection boards
        AP:  Missouri Dept. of Agriculture alters use of BASF's dicamba herbicide in some areas
        Reuters:  Missouri limits use of weedkiller dicamba
        Brownfield Ag News:  Chinn says other dicamba labels coming soon
        P-D:  St. Louis police issue special order reiterating rights of journalists;  Post-Dispatch reporter was unhappy about arrest
        KWMU:  Area transgenders to gather Monday;  Group highlights stat claiming that nearly 0.04% percent of all black female transgenders are murdered each year
        Washington Missourian editorial:  Blunt's assessment on Alabama's Roy Moore is correct
        P-D editorial brief:  On Ed Martin's defense of Roy Moore
        KC Star's Melinda Henneberger:  On Al Franken, Claire McCaskill and Josh Hawley;  Minnesota senator must resign, then it's time to dump Trump
        SNL letter:  GOP U.S. Senate candidate Austin Petersen:  Hawley taking Missouri for a ride with Google investigation X
        SNL letter:  School superintendents to Greitens:  Stop listening to charter-school advocate and start listening to us X
        KC Star letters:  Race group supports Vandeven, opposes Greitens;  KC man says Star editorial board confuses charter schools with private schools
        P-D letter:  Sierra Club's John Hickey:  Ameren should do more to provide "clean" energy
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        Friday, November 17
       
KWMU:  Franken's high-profile help to Missouri Democrats now may be an embarrassment
          Missourinet:  McCaskill issues statement on Al Franken
          SNL:  McCaskill 'shocked and concerned' over Franken X
          KC Star:  McCaskill issues statement on Franken
          The Missouri Times:  Pro-life group says it will knock on 300,000 doors in opposition to McCaskill's re-election
          SNL:  Billy Long, Springfield Chamber of Commerce support House bill that cuts taxes X
          KWMU:  Wash U. researchers unhappy with Trump's paring of federal research funding
          KC Star:  Area teen speaks out against Trump;  17-year-old boy who dresses up as a girl expresses outrage at a black man's overtures, recounts startling women by walking into their restrooms, other harrowing and triumphant tales
          The Missouri Times:  How a left-wing Massachusetts company infiltrated the Dept. of Economic Development;  REMI model skews data against rural areas in favor of "social justice"
          Columbia Missourian:  Poltifact rating:  Statement from Rep. Nick Schroer (R-O'Fallon) on gun control rated "Mostly True"
          Missourinet:  Missouri transportation task force nears completion of its work
          KWMU:  Lawmakers from both parties backing Vandeven
          The Missouri Times:  Governor's office, House Democrats spar over board appointment removal
          SNL:  Greitens' spokesman says Democrats' education board claim a 'political stunt' X
          Missourinet:  House subcommittee hearing on student loans draws sparse crowd
          JCNT:  Team approach urged to fight diabetes X
          CDT:  D.C.-based animal-rights group protests MU's use of pigs for ER training X
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Becky Ruth (R-Festus) receives national award for work on newborn screening legislation
          SE Missourian:  Decisions coming soon on steel mill, smelter in New Madrid +
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in the PSC:  Week of November 16, 2017
          SE Missourian:  Galloway audit:  Bollinger County tax levies violate state law;  county commission disagrees +
          KWMU:  Protester Celebration Series:  Neighborhood Leadership Fellows program will attempt to harness energy of riots and convert into civilized action
          P-D editorial:  GOP tax cut bill has ominous implications for Missouri
          KC Star editorial:  You can't criticize dark money on the right and excuse it on the left;  Minimum-wage group evades transparency, hides donors
          Phill Brooks:  Without speed-limit enforcement, I-70 is more like an autobahn
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        Thursday, November 16
       
KWMU:  McCaskill, Blunt split on GOP tax plan
          CDT:  McCaskill slams GOP tax cuts as giveaway for businesses, wealthy X
          Missourinet:  McCaskill critical of GOP tax cuts
          JCNT:  Missouri could gain thousands of jobs under tax overhaul X
          Missourinet:  McCaskill engages in theatrical exchange with Orrin Hatch over Medicaid spending
          SNL:  Pro-life activists criticize McCaskill's support of Planned Parenthood X
          Columbia Missourian:  State Treasurer Eric Schmitt to discuss federal tax policy with Trump economic advisers
          Missourinet:  Schmitt to meet with SBA Administrator Linda McMahon, others today
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Obamacare enrollment ends Dec. 15;  Insight from Missouri Foundation for Health's Nancy Kelly
          KWMU:  Hate crimes decline in Missouri
          Drebes:  Want an endorsement in your legislative race? Don't come knocking on Jay Barnes' door.
          AP:  Missouri Democrat sues Josh Hawley over where he lives
          SNL:  Hawley:  No link between Google suit and Peter Thiel donations X
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Shamed Dogan (R-Ballwin) announces his intent to run for Assistant Majority Floor Leader
          SE Missourian:  Mileage tax topic of discussion at transportation task force meeting +
          The Missouri Times:  State lawmakers call on Board of Education to 'abandon efforts' to oust Commissioner Margie Vandeven
          SNL:  Democrats say Greitens' removal of Springfield woman from Board of Education was unlawful X
          AP:  Greitens appears to lack board votes to fire education chief
          SNL:  Charter school advocate Ken Zeff could become Missouri's next education commissioner X
          KC Star:  A year after hitting mark, KC schools again miss critical state measure
          Missourinet:  Sen. Doug Libla (R-Poplar Bluff) talks Noranda, manufacturing jobs
          The Missouri Times:  Associated Industries of Missouri, Missouri Chamber, Missouri Farm Bureau, Missouri Corn Growers lead charge against flawed classification of herbicide
          AP:  Missouri agricultural groups challenge California's herbicide classification
          KWMU:  Monsanto and grower groups sue California over classification of glyphosate
          Joplin Globe:  Feral hog populations cause extensive damage around state;  Propper trapping techniques critical to managing destructive animals
          KWMU:  Federal judge limits police techniques used to corral, subdue protesters
          AP:  Judge:  Police cannot use chemicals to subdue protesters
          P-D:  Judge limits tools police can use to get protesters under control
          AP:  Review of old court cases continues in Ferguson
          P-D:  Review of old court cases continues, officials tell residents in Ferguson
          Washington Missourian editorial:  Greitens should listen to his own State Board of Education appointees
          SE Missourian editorial:  Led by Rep. Kathy Swan (R-Cape Girardeau), statewide task force makes prudent recommendation on dyslexia ID
          KC Star editorial:  Provisional schools accreditation is unacceptable for Kansas City students
          CDT editorial:  Missouri needs protections for student journalists
          P-D editorial:  A court's stiff rebuke for St. Louis police overreach during protests
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Ag Director Chris Chinn:  With MORE tour, Dept. of Ag leaders get the show on the road
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Missouri State Teachers Association troubled by Greitens' politicization of State Board of Education
          Columbia Missourian's George Kennedy:  2015 race-agitation retrospective:  Part II:  Next steps must include white people sitting through complaint sessions, more university study on "implicit bias," etc.
          P-D letter:  St. Louis woman unhappy that paper exposed her to photos of deer hunting
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        Wednesday, November 15
       
McClatchy:  McCaskill says she may work with Republicans on tax reform;  "I could [sic] care less what the party line is. I could [sic] care less what Chuck Schumer says."
          St. Joseph News-Press:  McCaskill seeks 'level playing field' in biodiesel market X
          KWMU:  VA St. Louis Health Care System leaders respond to local veterans' concerns
          Drebes:  Eapen Thampy breaks down the differences in Missouri's marijuana initiative petitions
          JCNT:  Local Democratic Party leader sues Hawley over residency X
          Clayton Times:  Rep. Rob Vescovo (R-Arnold) selected as next House majority floor leader
          AP:  Vescovo chosen as Missouri House majority leader
          The Missouri Times:  House Budget Chair Scott Fitzpatrick (R-Shell Knob):  Tax overhaul debate making it hard to estimate revenues
          Missourinet:  Fitzpatrick:  Federal tax proposals make state budget projections more challenging
          CDT:  Fitzpatrick:  Lawmakers should act to prevent loss from federal tax changes X
          Columbia Missourian:  Fitzpatrick addresss possible impact of federal tax overhaul on Missouri
          Missourinet:  Rep. Patricia Pike (R-Adrian) convenes medical professionals in Jefferson City to brainstorm on diabetes
          Missourinet:  Rep. Don Rone (R-Portageville):  'Right to work' bill made the difference in competing for steel mill
          Missourinet:  Rep. Don Rone (R-Portageville) looks for decision on steel mill and smelter by December 31
          P-D:  Missouri Board of Education expected to vote next week on fate of state's top school leader
          P-D:  Most Missouri school districts fare well in annual report cards
          CDT:  Columbia Public School's minority and poor students disappoint with MAP scores X
          St. Joseph News-Press:  St. Joseph School District sees improvements on state's annual progress report X
          SNL:  With solar farm, Nixa joins renewable power wave X
          Missourinet:  Missouri deer harvest numbers down slightly opening weekend
          Missourinet:  Rep. Joshua Peters (D-St. Louis):  State liable for poor treatment and conditions at St. Louis City jail
          KWMU:  St. Louis City aldermen consider limiting the techniques and tools police use to corral and subdue protesters
          P-D editorial:  Roy Moore's past presents Roy Blunt and other Republicans with a values problem
          P-D editorial:  NGA, and jobs, are coming to St. Louis. Will local students be ready?
          Dunklin Democrat ex-publisher Ron Kemp:  Retiring from the newspaper business, giving thanks to God and the Rust family +
          Messenger:  Missouri Ethics Commission should keep pressing Tim Jones on contributions and Hong Kong investment
          The Missouri Times letter:  Local GOP leader Maryann Manion:  McCaskill is trying to legislate away Native American tribe rights
          JCNT letter:  Veteran liberal activist Sue Gibson mocks Luetkemeyer's support for National Adoption Awareness Month X
          JCNT letter:  Local liberal believes Luetkemeyer represents only the wealthy X
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        Tuesday, November 14
       
Missourinet:  Blunt:  Republicans on track to approve major tax plan
          SNL:  McCaskill says Roy Moore 'not fit to serve,' Blunt says Moore 'should have better answers' X
          AP:  Josh Hawley:  Roy Moore should step aside if allegations are true
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air:  St. Louis VA reps defend their organization against allegations of abuse
          Faughn:  Rs and Ds should stop complaining - both sides used campaign laws to their advantage in Ciepiot-Shields;  KC Star editorial board becomes relevant after shedding rote writer;  Chappelle-Nadal to target Senate Dem colleagues this session;  Much more
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Rep. Joe Adams (D-University City) recounts accurately forecasting the consequences of Amendment 2 on campaign transparency, talks Greitens and state education board, more
          KWMU:  Hawley seeks information on Google's data collection practices - and search preferences
          AP:  Hawley investigating Google
          Missourinet:  Hawley subpoenas Google, says Missouri is not giving company a "free pass"
          SE Missourian:  GOP state Reps. Donna Lichtenegger and Kathy Swan:  More funding for roads, bridges may require tax increase +
          The Missouri Times:  Education officials, lawmakers firing back at Greitens' attempt to oust State Board of Education commissioner
          SNL:  Greitens appointee 'troubled' by push to oust education commissioner X
          Missourinet:  Missouri Board of Education could oust Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven and Board President Charlie Shields next week
          Columbia Missourian:  House committee sets sights on launching state work-study program
          Missourinet:  Southeast Missouri official remains hopeful about steel mill and smelter
          P-D:  New Dept. of Public Safety spokeswoman Sara Dayley still free to do contract work for West County EMS & Fire District
          P-D:  Unions turn out crowd to support elected St. Louis City Public School board;  Rep. Bruce Franks (D-St. Louis City) drops in, recounts race-protest publicity
          SE Missourian:  Missouri Supreme Court to hear arguments in Cape attorney discipline case +
          P-D:  St. Louis civic and business leader Bob Baer dead at 80
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Missouri Dept. of Conservation says over 94,000 deer harvested opening weekend
          CDT:  Black Studies group gathers to watch Spike Lee film, celebrate effects of 2015 campus protests X
          Columbia Missourian:  'Two Years Later' event celebrates university consequences of 2015 protests
          KC Star editorial:  If Trump blows up NAFTA, Missouri workers would feel the pain
          P-D editorial:  Former Speaker Tim Jones living large on Missouri's terrible campaign finance laws
          KC Star editorial:  More strong-arm tactics from Greitens. This time, education is the target
          KC Star op-ed:  Josh Hawley:  Missourians deserve to know what Google does with their information
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        Monday, November 13
       
Brownfield Ag News:  McCaskill goes to bat for biodiesel
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  MSU President Clif Smart talks university's resurgence, state funding challenges;  Panel of Joe Lakin, Jeff Roorda, Sam Gladney, Kristian Starner talk Cierpiot's victory, St. Louis riots, St. Louis City's Proposition P passage, McCaskill, top 2018 legislative issues, more
          KWMU:  Dark-money PACs among those propping up Raise Up Missouri's minimum-wage ballot effort
          Drebes:  Brief update on Democratic primary for Maria Chappelle-Nadal's state Senate seat
          P-D:  Greitens appointee balking at move to fire state school chief;  Comments from Tim Sumners, Charlie Shields, Missouri School Boards' Association's Melissa Randol, others
          Missourinet:  Missouri School Boards' Association's Melissa Randol critical of Greitens' moves on State Board of Education
          SNL:  Reps. Jered Taylor (R-Nixa), Crystal Quade (D-Springfield) to discuss campus open carry law at Missouri State forum X
          Missourinet:  Hawley to take aim at "major tech company" today
          St. Joseph News-Press:  St. Joseph prescription drug monitoring program called 'way overdue' X
          Columbia Missourian:  Two years after campus race agitation, new leadership looks to send MU on upward trajectory
          Missourinet:  Rep. Patricia Pike (R-Adrian) to outline legislative efforts to reduce diabetes among elderly Missourians
          P-D:  Empire Electric District Co. seeks to retire coal plant early as it adds wind generation
          JCNT:  Lawyer gets ready to appeal court rulings that favor Ameren on natural gas equipment X
          Missourinet:  Former Missouri Ag Director Richard Fordyce among farmers taking part in Soil Health Partnership research
          P-D:  'A crying shame:' Missouri hunters bring in deer to test for neurological disorder
          P-D:  Missouri Highway Patrol officer injured when driver slams into back of Missouri Highway Patrol car
          Columbia Missourian:  First step in sexual assault kit audit:  'Getting actual numbers,' Hawley says
          SNL:  Springfield race protest draws fewer than 25;  Signs include "Black Womyn [sic] Matter," "Black Lives Matter," etc. X
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  State legislators must help women business owners become freed from the yoke of government regulations X
          KC Star's Mara Rose Williams:  Local gun-control groups fight valiantly to show guns could potentially end up in in school
          Columbia Missourian letter:  Columbia liberal wants McCaskill, Blunt, Hartzler to oppose GOP tax cuts
          P-D letter:  Frontenac liberal disappointed in Post-Dispatch's lack of coverage in 2nd District Democratic primary and reliance upon wire stories rather than local coverage
          KC Star letter:  Man who chooses to live in Kansas questions intelligence of Missouri Senate District 8 voters
          P-D letter:  Former St. Louis City Public Schools Board of Education President David L. Jackson responds to editorial supporting state-appointed board
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        Sunday, November 12
       
SE Missourian:  Local Veterans Day events also focus on American flag +
          SE Missourian:  Jackson American Legion turning off NFL games over some players' disrespect to country +
          KC Star:  Cleaver speaks at National World War I Museum and Memorial
          Drebes:  Chris Dinkins, GOP candidate for Paul Fitzwater's seat, shares Mike Cierpiot's view of siding with law enforcement over rioters
          SNL:  Springfield loses state welfare contract to Kentucky firm with no 'regional knowledge' X
          SNL:  Missouri owes Greene County almost $1.8 million in overdue jail payments X
          CDT:  Missouri opioid deaths on track to exceed traffic fatalities X
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Plug the leak in Missouri's roads budget X
          Columbia Missourian Executive Editor Mike Jenner:  Sexagenarian says his newspaper deserves the credit for Josh Hawley's action on rape kits;  Trump-style politicians are wrong to criticize journalists
          SE Missourian letter:  Jackson American Legion Commander explains why Post 158 is banning NFL games from its TVs +
          CDT letter:  Poverty activist Rosezetta Eichelberger:  McCaskill wrong to criticize Obamaphone program X
          P-D letter:  Richmond Heights liberal wants to see Black Lives Matter tribes advocate for gun control
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        Saturday, November 11   Veterans Day
       
Dunklin Democrat:  Veterans Day profile:  World War II veteran Hersel Masterson remembers when Americans loved their country and showed respect to the flag +
          KWMU:  Lacy Clay event highlights split among DACA factions;  Illegal-alien coed says she'll stop attending urban photo-ops until more aliens are involved in rally planning
          KWMU:  VA series:  Soldiers transitioning to civilian life seek love, belonging
          Drebes:  Help Wanted:  Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis seeks government relations coordinator
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in the Governor's Office:  Week of Nov. 6, 2017
          P-D:  Greitens announces pact between Israeli cyber security firm and Missouri colleges
          Messenger:  Rep. Holly Rehder (R-Sikeston) tells her story of sexual molestation as a pre-teen
          Washington Missourian:  Pacific aldermen, municipal league worry that legislators might put St. Louis City-County merger on statewide ballot X
          KC Star:  Former elected officials Paul LeVota (D), Tim Jones (R) find success running campaign PACs
          Columbia Missourian:  Politifact rating:  Claim from Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D-University City) over West Lake Landfill theory does not warrant a rating
          Columbia Missourian:  Conservationists, legislators push for stiffer poaching laws in Missouri
          Missourinet:  Mizzou to offer ROTC scholarship
          The Missouri Times:  States still trying to find the answer to electronic vehicle charging station demands
          KWMU:  Missouri Dept. of Conservation asks hunters for help with monitoring deer disease
          P-D:  Profiles in Courage:  Rep. Bruce Franks (D-St. Louis City) will never stop fighting
          P-D editorial briefs:  Ethics appeal from "Robin Wrong-Jones" is laughable;  Mike Cierpiot should be forced to sit next to Maria Chappelle-Nadal on Senate floor
          KC Star editorial:  Tim Jones' success in navigating Missouri's campaign finance system is unfair and must be stopped
          Columbia Missourian's George Kennedy:  2015 race-agitation retrospective:  Part I:  How much harm did the protesters do?
          SNL letter:  Republic octogenerian says Josh Hawley is controlled by The Council of Foreign Relations, "the secret Shadows of Power" X
          KC Star letter:  KC septuagenarian gets knickers in a bundle over KC Star's lack of endorsement in Cierpoit race, demands paper endorse Hillary Shields in 2018
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        Friday, November 10
       
KWMU:  Rep. Bruce Franks (D-St. Louis City) asks why McCaskill, other Caucasoid Dems ignore black voters until election time
          P-D's Joe Holleman:  Fact check:  Missouri Democratic Party's claim that protest celebrity Rasheen "SheenBean" Aldridge is "youngest Democratic committeeman in St. Louis history" is false
          CDT:  McCaskill joins Hartzler effort to support VA hiring X
          KWMU:  VA series:  Some veterans feel disappointed and isolated by St. Louis VA
          The Missouri Times:  Nasheed calling for removal of Missouri Veterans Commission director
          SE Missourian:  Federal jury finds Cape Girardeau neurosurgeon guilty of Medicare and Medicaid kickback scheme +
          SE Missourian:  Cape County boy writes letter to Trump, gets courteous response from White House +
          KC Star:  Inspired by Maine, area man thinks he can get Medicaid initiative on Missouri ballot;  Missouri Hospital Association's Dave Dillon:  "Maine and Missouri are both 'M' states, but that's where the similarities end."
          The Missouri Times:  Is the Republican caucus getting too big? Victory Enterprises' Joe Lakin says no.
          KSMU:  Greitens' Deputy Counsel Justin Smith:  Nearly 6,000 comments so far on how to minimize red tape
          The Missouri Times:  First committee hearing on health care markets leaves stakeholders asking for direction
          Missourinet:  Study:  Missouri's cost of living ranks fourth in nation during third quarter
          Columbia Missourian:  Missouri State Teachers Association outlines 2018 legislative agenda
          P-D:  Raucous crowd at hearing on state-appointed St. Louis City school board jeers expert's reliance upon facts, data
          Columbia Missourian:  MU Black Studies to host event celebrating 2015 race agitation;  Thoughts from ethnomusicology associate professor Stephanie Shonekan
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Missouri American makes case for rate hike X
          SE Missourian:  VietNow scam ordered to dissolve by Hawley +
          SNL:  Missouri Department of Conservation requiring hunters to have deer tested for Chronic Wasting Disease X
          Columbia Missourian:  Hawley announces audit of unprocessed sexual assault evidence kits
          Missourinet:  Hawley vows to investigate backlog of untested rape kits
          Washington Missourian:  Bill Miller Sr. to be inducted into St. Louis Media Hall of Fame X
          KC Star editorial:  Greitens is failing Missouri on the opioid epidemic
          P-D editorial:  Missouri legislators should spend more taxpayer money on higher education
          KC Star's Jason Hancock:  Missouri's move to limit campaign donations puts elections in hands of big-money PACs
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        Thursday, November 9
       
P-D's Chuck Raasch:  Democrats extrapolate from Virginia, Oklahoma results to fuel hope for next year
          One year ago:  Post-Dispatch staff gathers to express anger over Trump victory;  Political and national editor Christopher Ave says media "as a breed are more educated than the average American" (6:30);  Family columnist/beauty-product reviewer Aisha Sultan gets emotional about Trump's "racism" (8:30), much more
          P-D:  Trump tax cuts could help slash spending in Missouri
          CDT:  Graduate assistants would take big tax hit in GOP plan X
          Missourinet:  Lacy Clay says GOP tax plan would mean $900 billion tax increase
          KWMU:  VA series:  Veterans describe "hoops and cracks" of getting care through St. Louis VA system
          KWMU:  Renovated Soldiers Memorial will reopen for Veterans Day 2018
          KWMU:  Vulnerable rural hospitals face tough decisions on profitable but questionable billing schemes
          Drebes:  Former staffer/lobbyist/Rep. Bruce Holt (D-St. Peters) retires
          Missourinet:  Missouri transportation task force discusses safety issues;  texting while driving called an 'epidemic'
          Missourinet:  Missouri House panel seeks remedies to cost spikes in state's health care markets
          Columbia Missourian:  Legislators leave hearing on insurance market plans with few answers
          Clayton Times:  St. Louis County releases report about its prescription drug monitoring program
          AP:  Missouri veterans court sees first graduate
          Columbia Missourian:  Tell us your thoughts on Mizzou's decline since fall 2015's race histrionics
          P-D:  UMSL Twitter account shames St. Louis City voters for backing 'killer cops'
          P-D's Joe Holleman:  Sara Dayley - former TV newscaster and daughter of former St. Louis Cardinals middle reliever Ken Dayley - to serve as spokeswoman for Missouri Department of Public Safety
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in the Missouri PSC:  Nov. 8, 2017
          KWMU:  Environmentalists aim to halt Spire's gas pipeline
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Film seeks to educate about GMOs;  Sen. Dan Hegeman (R-Cosby) among those viewing "Food Evolution" X
          Missourinet:  Hawley's office settles with deceptive charity
          SNL:  MoDOT deals with deer slaughter zone in Springfield X
          KC Star editorial:  Mike Cierpiot won because of dirty politics
          KC Star editorial:  To get Medicaid expansion in Missouri, a petition drive is needed
          P-D editorial:  If Greitens is so committed to fight opioid abuse, where's his program?
          Columbia Missourian's David Rosman:  College of the Ozarks wrong to offer patriotism class and wrong to stand up for the National Anthem
          KC Star letter:  Area liberal expresses anger over Mike Cierpiot's win
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        Wednesday, November 8
       
SNL:  Blunt open to granting citizenship to young illegals X
          P-D:  Blunt says DACA resolution could involve pathway to citizenship for young aliens
          The Hill:  Some Dems eye big changes after Brazile bombshell;  McCaskill:  "I refuse to look back"
          P-D:  Lacy Clay puts forth effort to get out the vote - in Virginia, not St. Louis City
          CDT:  Federal tax proposals put state revenue in danger;  Missouri Budget Project's Tom Kruckmeyer calls standard deduction "a ginormous revenue loser" for Missouri X
          The Missouri Times:  Election Night 2017:  Cierpiot surges to victory in SD 8 special
          Missourinet:  Cierpiot elected to Missouri Senate
          KC Star:  Mike Cierpiot wins seat in Missouri Senate
          TonysKansasCity:  Show-Me disappointment for progressive pixie Hillary Shields;  Missouri Democratic Party and media outrage failed to bring down Mike Cierpiot
          One week ago:  P-D online admin Beth O'Malley:  Republican Mike Cierpiot is wrong about "St. Louis riots";  Collection of tweets from angry St. Louis-area liberals
          P-D:  Former Sen. Robin Wright-Jones (D-St. Louis City), who dipped her hand in campaign fund, now wants court to erase her Missouri Ethics Commission fines
          AP:  Former St. Louis City Democratic senator fighting campaign violation costs
          Missourinet:  Missouri Supreme Court hears Robin Wright-Jones case
          P-D:  Ed Martin lands show on KXFN radio
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Rep. Shane Roden (R-Cedar Hill) on U.S. Senate race, medical marijuana, how St. Louis City rioters' behavior is counterproductive, more
          Missourinet:  Ashcroft wants to speed up payments for election authorities
          The Missouri Times:  On This Week in Missouri Politics, Rep. Kirk Mathews (R-Pacific) shares his vision of what a floor leader should be
          The Missouri Times:  Cunningham:  HCB3 replacement will be 'hopefully one of the first bills in regular session'
          KWMU:  Missouri senators still want special session for in-home health care - but time is running out
          Missourinet:  Sen. Bill Eigel (R-St. Charles) to offer tax overhaul
          Missourinet:  Rep. Greg Razer (D-Kansas City) hopes to see gas tax increase on 2018 statewide ballot
          The Missouri Times:  Capitol lighting project illuminates art, soon to be completed
          JCNT:  Judge:  Public defender system overloaded X
          SE Missourian:  Court reverses course in Ameren's appeal over assessments;  schools can't touch money +
          AP:  Ameren wins two more appeals on natural gas assessments
          KWMU:  Analysis:  Racial makeup of St. Louis City schools
          KWMU:  Future of electricity production could be closer to home
          P-D editorial:  State-appointed leadership - which teachers' union opposes - works best for St. Louis Public Schools
          SNL op-ed:  U.S. Rep. Billy Long:  Beefing up school lunches with Missouri Farm to School program X
          Jensen:  Medical marijuana may go to Missouri voters +
          P-D op-ed:  PuppySpot CEO Greg Liberman:  Missouri Legislature must overhaul animal welfare laws
          St. Joseph News-Press letter:  St. Joseph woman says Missouri power grid should include renewables X
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        Tuesday, November 7
       
P-D:  Congressional votes for the week:  Medicare cost controls, CHIP renewal, more
          Politico:  McCaskill, other red-state Dems to meet with Trump aide today on tax cuts
          The Missouri Times:  Parson calls for independent investigation into St. Louis Veterans Home, citing lack of faith in Missouri Veterans Commission
          Messenger:  Greitens inadvertently highlights sham veterans' inquiry
          SeekingAlpha.com:  Gannett, parent company of Springfield News-Leader, earnings call transcript:  Execs talk digital revenue growth, print revenue slide, plans to keep raising subscription costs to stem circulation decline, more (free subscription required)
          The Missouri Times:  New Shields mailer seeks to further split GOP votes in SD 8 special election
          The Missouri Times:  St. Louis Police Officers Association endorses Cierpiot for SD 8 bid
          Drebes:  Former Rep. Neal St. Onge (R-Ballwin), viligante firefighter, detained after springing to action and fighting fire
          The Missouri Times:  Government jobs increased under Greitens? New data says yes.
          AP:  Missouri funds from 2004 road measure don't pay debt service
          The Missouri Times:  Eigel proposes reducing income tax from 5.9% to 4.8% for small business owners
          KC Star:  British HBO host mocks Missouri-Kansas "border war" economics, gets geography wrong
          P-D:  Greitens may have to work with lawmakers on drug-monitoring effort after all
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Jack Bondon (R-Belton) appointed as Missouri Health Facilities Review Committe chair
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee approves over $40 million in new application, $143 million in new extensions
          Missourinet:  Springfield voters to enjoy ballot security of new voter ID laws
          SNL:  Missouri State security officer dismissed after video of him watching porn on the job goes viral X
          KWMU:  Philosophy vs. performance:  Who should govern St. Louis Public Schools
          P-D:  Speakers tell task force that school board is best option for St. Louis
          AP:  Judge rules against Missouri in juvenile parole case
          SE Missourian editorial:  Peter Kinder off to good start on Delta Regional Authority spending cuts +
          Columbia Missourian op-ed:  Show-Me Institute's Patrick Ishmael:  Ignore the gimmicks. Here are the reasons Amazon should come to Missouri.
          Columbia Missouran op-ed:  Rep. Martha Stevens (D-Columbia):  New law offers protection for those who report an overdose
          Waters:  Reasons for University of Missouri to not divest from fossil fuels X
          P-D letter:  University City sexagenarian agrees with protesters' economic boycott, except part about Delmar Loop
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        Monday, November 6
       
KWMU:  Truman Dinner recap:  Missouri Dems see economic issues as way out of electoral wilderness
          CDT:  Number of new refugees on the decline locally X
          AP:  Six Missouri utilities to share $120 million in federal funds
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  Guest Kirk Mathews (R-Pacific) talks Majority Floor Leader race, SD 8, Trump's popularity, more;  Panel of Rep. David Gregory (R-St. Louis), Jane Dueker, former Rep. John Mayfield, Joe Patterson talk Legislature's "social justice warriors," Greitens vs. Blunt and McCaskill on veterans home issue, McCaskill vs. Hawley, Courtland Sykes, more
          Drebes:  A look at how far medical marijuana support has come in Missouri
          The Missouri Times:  Cierpiot, Shields prepare for close SD 8 result
          Missourinet:  Rep. Deb Lavender (D-Kirkwood) still upset about in-home care cuts
          Columbia Missourian:  Critical report on Greek system ignored MU's own data on freshman academic performance
          P-D:  Elected, appointed or both? A look at St. Louis' school board options
          Missourinet:  Rep. Brandon Ellington (D-Kansas City) wants to raise minimum wage
          P-D:  After latest round of riots, St. Louis City leaders once again point to Ferguson Commission report as a way forward
          P-D editorial:  Deadbeat state is cheating 3,000 blind Missourians out of millions
          KC Star editorial:  Here's one way Greitens can shrink state government:  Combine or eliminate boards and commissions
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        Sunday, November 5
       
P-D:  At Missouri Dems' annual Truman Dinner in St. Louis City, Al Franken yuks it up while bashing Trump and praising McCaskill
          SNL:  Union's anti-'right to work' initiative may appear on August - not November - ballot;  Polisci profs weigh impact on McCaskill race X
          SNL:  Unions forced a vote on Missouri's 'right-to-work' law. History is on their side. X
          CDT:  Obamacare coverage, costs mostly unchanged from 2018 X
          AP:  McCaskill says husband home from hospital after heart attack
          Brownfield Ag News:  USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue names former Jay Nixon Ag Director Richard Fordyce (D) Farm Service Agency State Director
          SNL:  Eyeing legal medical marijuana, Missouri's NORML cannabis conference comes to Springfield X
          The Missouri Times:  Silver Hair Legislature prioritizes medical marijuana as part of 2018 agenda
          JCNT:  Gold Star memorials honor veterans' families;  Lt. Gov. Mike Parson hosts Jefferson City's first Veterans Week Kickoff X
          AP:  Cunningham reveals plan to save elderly, disabled aid
          SE Missourian:  Same MoDOT story:  Funding for maintenance, no improvements, engineer says +
          AP:  States push to keep highway inner lanes clear for passing
          P-D:  Missouri Board of Education member Joe Driskill to resign, citing work obligations
          SNL:  MSU just 20 students shy of hitting its 2021 goal for number of graduates X
          CDT:  City may beef up protections to cover pregnancy, adoption X
          KC Star:  Greitens fills two seats on KC police board
          JCNT:  Missouri Dept. of Conservation says 2,889 turkeys harvested in gun season X
          Columbia Missourian:  Liberal groups hold panel on "white supremacy," discuss white Black Lives Matter sympathizers;  Pamela Merritt of "Angry Black B!tch" blog not impressed by Caucasoid "pumpkin spice lattes and leggings" activism
          P-D editorial:  Veterans home scandal puts Greitens on the defensive
          Washington Missourian editorial:  Energy realities:  Ameren shifting to alternative energy X
          P-D letter:  Bridgeton septuagenarian notes Missouri utility name change, attempts pun
          P-D letter:  St. Louis County septuagenarian says he's boycotting St. Louis City until aldermen stop bowing to Black Lives Matter propaganda and start honoring police
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        Saturday, November 4
       
P-D's Chuck Raasch:  Weekly 2018 U.S. Senate update:  McCaskill threads the needle between left wing and Missouri voters;  Conservative factions lining up behind Hawley, for now
          P-D:  Internet Association changes course, supports bipartisan legislation aimed at online sex trafficking
          The Missouri Times:  Planned Parenthood, unions among top funders of Clean Missouri campaign
          The Missouri Times:  David Linton - son of longtime GOP Rep. Bill Linton - to take on Democrat Mike Revis for John McCaherty's vacant state rep seat
          Clayton Times:  State releases 2017 general revenue report
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in the Governor's Office:  Week of October 30, 2017
          P-D:  Greitens heads to Israel
          AP:  Greitens heads to Israel for trade mission
          P-D:  With time running out, chatter about a special session in Missouri hasn't stopped
          CDT:  Federal judge denies Planned Parenthood effort to block new abortion rule X
          Columbia Missourian:  City councilman seeks support for legalizing marijuana in the state
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Community Colleges Association awards six legislators
          KWMU:  A speed bump pops up on Missouri's solar road project
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  MoDOT is ready for bad winter weather
          Missourinet:  MoDOT crews use annual drill as a dry run to prepare for winter snow and ice
          P-D:  Woman went to St. Louis Courthouse to stab Greitens appointee who ordered her car repossessed;  North St. Louis County resident planned to attack quadriplegic judge with box cutter, then punched officer in the face
          Washington Missourian:  UPS driver receives public safety award from Greitens
          KC Star editorial:  Greitens responds to complaints of abuse at Missouri veterans home by playing politics
          P-D editorial briefs:  Missouri legislators should spend more money on higher education
          CDT op-ed:  Boone County Clerk Taylor Burks:  Ensuring election integrity means updating cybersecurity X
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Columbia attorney Jennifer Bukowsky:  In retrospect, cash spent to elect Mike Cierpiot should have been saved for beating McCaskill
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        Friday, November 3
       
Washington Examiner:  Blunt on tax overhaul:  "We need to get it done this year."
          KSN/KODE:  A day on Capitol Hill with Roy Blunt
          Missourinet:  Vicky Hartzler shares thoughts on keeping radical Islamic terrorists out of the U.S.
          P-D:  Continued push to secure benefits brings coal miners union back to St. Louis
          The Missouri Times:  Greitens lambastes McCaskill, Blunt in response to veterans home investigation letter
          KWMU:  Greitens blasts McCaskill, Blunt in letter about veterans home
          Missourinet:  Greitens savages McCaskill, Blunt for their joint letter calling for VA home investigation
          AP:  Missouri Department of Public Safety investigating St. Louis Veterans Home
          Messenger:  Nurse and doctor stand up for veterans in St. Louis and get shown the door
          Drebes:  Rep. Courtney Curtis (D-Ferguson) exploring bid for Chappelle-Nadal seat
          The Missouri Times:  Where are they now?  The #thumbstoppable Gus Wagner, former chief of staff to GOP Sens. Dan Clemens and John Griesheimer
          Missourinet:  Monthly index shows stable economy, slow growth for Missouri and multi-state region
          JCNT:  Greitens pledges more foster care, adoption bills in 2018 X
          Columbia Missourian:  Politifact check:  Statement from Rep. Stacey Newman (D-Richmond Heights) on machine guns rated half-false
          Washington Missourian:  MoDOT safety upgrades to continue next spring - through design-build project X
          KC Star:  MU apologizes after "MU Info" platform compares state Legislature to Kevin Spacey's House of Cards
          Columbia Missourian:  University of Missouri Extension urges farmers to complete USDA census
          P-D:  Ferguson activist gets probation for I-70 protest incident;  Alexis Templeton targeted white woman's car, punched her in the eye
          KWMU:  Protest crowd launches economic boycott of local and national employers;  Activists aim to shut down Goldman Sachs, Burger King, Target, Schnuck's supermarkets by withholding their "purchasing power"
          AP:  Treatment of blacks in St. Louis prompts economic boycott
          P-D editorial:  Missouri among top targets in Russian cyberwar campaign
          P-D editorial:  Complaints persist at St. Louis Veterans Home despite multiple invesigations. Where's Greitens?
          P-D op-ed:  Area woman wants Congress to spend more taxpayer money on CHIP
          KC Star op-ed:  Sen. Rob Schaaf (R-St. Joseph):  'Clean Missouri' effort deserves voters' support
          Phill Brooks:  Recent governors' communications staffs have hidden their bosses from reporters, which hampers good journalism
          Waters:  University of Missouri should divest stocks of fossil-fuel companies;  Annual asset appreciation not worth price of activists' caterwauling X
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        Thursday, November 2
       
P-D:  Senators say 'cyber war' with Russia continues far beyond 2016 election;  Blunt acknowledges free-speech conundrum, while McCaskill and Wagner focus on sex trafficking
          STL Jewish Light:  Former Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) promotes her new autobiography, gushes over McCaskill
          St. Joseph News-Press' "Josephine" women's magazine:  Anti-Trump "Persisterhood" gals group gathers to gab about feminism, LGBTQIA* topics, listen to speaker from McCaskill's office and allied liberal groups, etc.
          The Missouri Times:  Kyle Aubuchon headed to work for U.S. Rep. Jason Smith after 5 1/2 years with Sen. Doug Libla (R-Poplar Bluff)
          KWMU:  Greitens orders another investigation into St. Louis Veterans Home
          KWMU:  Bill Clinton visits St. Louis to highlight healthy eating programs
          Missourinet:  Bill Clinton emphasizes healthy diet in Missouri school visit
          AP:  Gannett, owner of Springfield News-Leader, beats quarterly earnings per share estimate but misses on revenue;  Stock down 11% this year
          Drebes:  Rep. Josh Peters (D-St. Louis City) creates Push Forward PAC
          STL Jewish Light:  Greitens named to the Forward 50, joining ranks of nation's "most influential, accomplished and interesting Jews"
          KWMU:  Chris Chinn on her eventful first year as Missouri's agriculture director
          AP:  Greitens' office casts doubt on special session chatter
          The Missouri Times:  Greitens' task force calls for elimination of more than 400 gubernatorial appointments
          AP:  Panel recommends reducing Missouri gubernatorial appointees
          P-D:  New report recommends cutting gubernatorial appointments, killing some panels
          Missourinet:  Missouri legislative task force on dyslexia makes recommendations, sets tone for other states
          JCNT:  DESE:  More schools depend on more local funding
          The Missouri Times:  MoDOT's employee turnover rate hovering around 10 percent, but what does it mean for Missouri's transportation system?
          Missourinet:  MoDOT to conduct winter weather drill in Missouri today
          SE Missourian:  MoDOT engineer headlines First Friday coffee
          JCNT:  Capitol Police get new chief
          The Missour Times:  This Week in the Missouri Supreme Court:  Week of October 30, 2017
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Housing Development Commission further postpones annual meeting, raises mortgage interest rates
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in the Missouri PSC:  Week of November 1, 2017
          P-D editorial:  Moneyed interests find a way to thwart voters' will on campaign donation limits
          JCNT editorial:  Legislature should address cybersecurity issue
          P-D op-ed:  Ferguson resident Blake Ashby:  Protester complaints about "oppression" are not a believable or winning argument
          P-D letter:  St. Charles man disputes veterans' home issues outlined by Messenger and others
          The Missouri Times letter:  State Senate candidate Cindi O'Laughlin:  The idea of returning the state's rural roads to the counties is a non-starter
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        Wednesday, November 1   Native American Indian Heritage Month
       
November 2016 Missouri political news headlines
          November 2015 Missouri political news headlines
          November 2014 Missouri political news headlines
          November 2013 Missouri political news headlines
          KMOV:  Islamic terrorist responsible for NYC attack was arrested while driving through St. Charles County in 2016
          AP:  Islamic terrorist's brushes with the law included Missouri arrest, warrant
          SE Missourian:  Obamacare open enrollment begins today +
          Missourinet:  Obamacare enrollment begins in Missouri
          P-D:  What Missourians need to know about Obamacare enrollment
          Missourinet:  McCaskill, Blunt joint call for investigation into abusive treatment at St. Louis Veteran's Home
          The Missouri Times:  Lt. Gov. Mike Parson recommends independent investigation into Veteran's Home;  Missouri Veterans Commission Deputy Director Bryan Hunt says complaints are racist
          KSDK:  Abuse, neglect at Veteran's Home;  Black veteran:  "I'd rather come home and die ... than be at the (Veteran's) home."
          Messenger:  Families of veterans want help, while Deputy Director Bryan Hunt cries racism
          KWMU:  GOP Rep. Ann Wagner backs idea of tax cuts - and Mueller
          The Missouri Times:  Armstrong Teasdale attorney Brad Bakker announces HD 84 campaign for Karla May's open seat
          CDT:  Appeals court upholds discrimination award against state veterans commission;  Plaintiff Pat Rowe Kerr now running for state rep X
          The Missouri Times:  Ginger Steinmetz headed to Statehouse Strategies
          The Missouri Times:  Hawley issues Civil Investigative Demands to opioid distributers
          Missourinet:  Hawley:  Opioid crisis 'hits us in the most human of terms'
          KWMU:  Missouri expands legal battle against opioid industry
          Columbia Missourian:  Hawley expands opioid investigation to three more companies
          The Missouri Times:  Legislative Task Force on Dyslexia releases report with recommendations for educators
          SE Missourian:  Task force issues dyslexia-screening recommendations +
          Columbia Missourian:  State to develop guidelines for screening and accommodating students with dyslexia
          The Missouri Times:  Grain Belt Express files for appeal with Missouri Supreme Court
          P-D:  Protesters again make scene outside mayor's home in Central West End
          KWMU:  Protester Celebration Series:  Four black women in their 50s-70s complain about racism
          P-D editorial:  Disguised as 'grassroots,' an Astroturf tax-cut sales job comes to Missouri
          KWMU's Nancy Fowler:  Area transgenders stand tall against Trump's discriminatory military policy
          Jensen:  St. Louis City native Maxine Waters quickly becoming the new face of the national Democratic Party +
          P-D letter:  Pacific septuagenarian says Blunt wants to take health care away from olds to pay for tax cuts
          P-D letter:  Ballwin conservative laughs at Robberson's suggestion the Post-Dispatch is 'fair and balanced'
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        Tuesday, October 31   Happy Halloween!
       
The Missouri Times:  National "Tax Cut Now Tour" heads to Missouri
          AP:  Claire McCaskill's husband in intensive care
          KWMU:  Relatives claim pattern of negligence at St. Louis Veteran's Home
          P-D:  Documentary on sex-trafficking scourge draws crowd to Kirkwood High;  Comments from U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner
          KC Star:  Feds:  Racist graffiti, arson at black KC church were cover-up for theft by black employee
          AP:  "Hate crime" hoax a convenient excuse for ex-con to steal crack-cocaine money from church
          CDT:  Renee Hoagensen, seeking to fill Democratic ballot slot against Vicky Hartzler, boots campaign manager Nate Irvin after his DWI crash and arrest X
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in Missouri Politics panel talks about role of experience in race for state auditor
          The Missouri Times:  Chris Dinkins chosen as GOP nominee to replace Fitzwater
          Missourinet:  AG Josh Hawley to expand investigation into pharmaceutical companies over opioid epidemic
          SNL:  PDMP slowly spreads in Missouri;  Head of American Medical Association says it's not enough X
          Missourinet:  Rep. Holly Rehder (R-Sikeston) to introduce needle-exchange bill
          KCUR:  Planned Parenthood files second lawsuit challenging portion of new Missouri abortion law
          AP:  Ron Richard:  Special session on disabled cuts unlikely
          P-D:  Missouri lawmakers won't have special session on health care
          Columbia Missourian:  Capitol metal detectors reflect rift between lawmakers, administration
          JCNT:  DNR eyes project for Volkswagen-settlement revenue X
          Missourinet:  Lending Tree study:  St. Louis, Kansas City lag behind other urban centers for dynamic growth
          Missourinet:  4,600 Missouri motorists struck deer in 2016;  Animals meander onto roads, threaten safety of drivers
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Rep. Clem Smith (D-Velda Village) talks about serving in Democratic superminority, GOP bill to protect drivers from protesters blocking roads, the need to get rid of white St. Louis City judges, more
          P-D editorial:  Legalizing medical marijuana sales could boost Missouri's bottom line
          CDT op-ed:  Global Healthy Living Foundation's Seth Ginsberg:  Missouri's chronically-ill at risk of being denied treatment X
          P-D letter:  Washington man is pleased D.C. congressional staffers listened to his pitch on human trafficking
          P-D letter:  St. Louis County man says Greitens is using education board for personal gain
          P-D letter:  St. Louis man calls urban marijuana proposal "dumb"
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        Monday, October 30
       
NBC's Meet the Press:  Transcript:  McCaskill talks Trump's tax plan, name-checks presidential candidate Jason Kander, more
          Business Insider:  How Austin Petersen went from anti-Trump libertarian to MAGA Republican
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Local agency opposes cuts to its federal funding X
          KC Star:  Local woman's latest fundraising stunt takes aim at Betsy DeVos;  Debi Jackson's previous gimmicks have included enrolling son in Girl Scouts, etc.
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  Guest Lt. Gov. Mike Parson on 'Buy Missouri,' transportation funding;  Panel of Jo Mannies, Reps. Joe Adams (D-University City), Phil Christofanelli (R-St. Peters), Shane Roden (R-Cedar Hill) on SB43 and HUD funding, GOP state auditor primary, Cierpiot's election, Hawley misrepresenting McCaskill tweet, more
          Missourinet:  Profile:  Springfield, Mo. chapter of Missouri Faith Voices
          P-D:  Missouri groups try again to get medical marijuana on the ballot
          Columbia Missourian:  Campaign contribution limits fail to stem tide of donations
          Columbia Missourian:  Security expert visits Boone County, talks election-ballot security
          P-D:  Missouri wants ideas on how to spend money from Volkswagen settlement
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Silver Haired Legislature delegates set priorities, aim to communicate with real legislators X
          KC Star editorial:  Why the Kansas-Missouri economic border war is a waste of time and money
          CDT op-ed:  Columbia Housing Authority CEO Phil Steinhaus:  Low-income housing tax credits are crucial for Missouri X
          Riverfront Times Editor Sarah Fenske:  Post-Dispatch editorial page editor chastises paper's writers for having opinions
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        Sunday, October 29
       
SNL:  Here's the status of Obamacare in Missouri, with enrollment starting Nov. 1 X
          AP:  16 public safety officers, 2 civilians honored for valor
          JCNT:  Area state Senate and House campaign fundraising reports:  Mike Bernskoetter for state Senate, Sara Walsh vs. Michela Skelton rematch, more X
          Drebes:  Moody's Analytics study shows value of systemic tax overhaul to Missouri
          KWMU:  Missouri lawmakers surveying residents on how they want to pay for transportation needs
          JCNT:  Profile:  Patrick Baker named new state Senate administrator X
          AP:  After 3 misfires, Greitens names new school board member
          KRES/KWIX:  Missouri Veterans Commission Service Officer Arthur Nott-Hopkins talks services and benefits available to Missouri's veterans
          SNL:  Greitens appoints numerous Springfield women to political positions X
          AP:  Greitens appoints 30 women to various boards, commissions
          Joplin Globe:  State still slow to pay counties for housing prisoners
          Washington Missourian editorial:  Greitens should set his presidential campaign aside and concentrate on Missouri
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Beware rural/urban split on roads X
          Washington Missourian editorial:  The promise of Hyperloop is profound, but Missouri officials should first focus on fixing current roads and bridges X
          SNL editorial:  State must adjust community college funding X
          KC Star letter:  American Farm Bureau's Young Farmers & Ranchers Chairwoman Kalena Bruce of Stockton, Mo.:  Tax cuts would help revitalize rural communities
          SNL letter:  Willow Springs sexagenarian expresses anger over Koch brothers' business success, roots for McCaskill victory X
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        Saturday, October 28
       
Missourinet:  McCaskill issues statement on taxes, says Trump told her he won't cut taxes for "the rich"
          Missourinet:  McCaskill seeks info about Afghan trainees going AWOL in the U.S.
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air:  SLU Health Law Policy Center's Sidney Watson talks Obamacare open enrollment
          SNL:  Springfield gets $4M in HUD money to eliminate urban "slums and blight" X
          Columbia Missourian:  Boone County Democrats name office in honor of Wendy Noren
          Kraske:  Jacob Turk doesn't care if his independent Missouri Senate campaign hurts the GOP
          Drebes:  Tim Jones' Leadership for America PAC increases cash on hand through wise investments
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in the Governor's Office:  Week of October 21, 2017
          The Missouri Times:  Auditor cites fiscal note issues, but 2017 House bill from Rep. Hannah Kelly (R-Mountain Grove) could have addressed some concerns
          The Missouri Times:  On #moleg podcast, Senate Minority Caucus Chief Counsel Chris Schappe talks parliamentary tricks and serving as a bridge between Ds and Rs
          KSMU:  PDMP counties in southwest Missouri growing
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Dean Dohrman (R-La Monte) contributes to national security, electromagnetic pulse study
          SNL:  Greitens names Joplin chaplain for state Board of Education X
          SNL:  MSU Board of Governors bans masks, torches, weapons from campus protests X
          P-D:  Missouri Highway Patrol cuts hours on St. Louis interstates as pilot program ends
          The Missouri Times:  Highway Patrol wins award for customer service
          P-D:  Municipal League says more than 3 dozen cities united against statewide vote on city-county merger
          P-D editorial briefs:  On McCaskill and mustard gas;  Response to KC Star editorial board's jabs at St. Louis
          SNL editorial:  College of the Ozarks wisely requires military science course X
          McClellan:  Amiable septuagenarian's medical update:  Old cancer, new cancer
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        Friday, October 27
       
Missourinet:  Jeff Roe poll shows Josh Hawley leading Claire McCaskill 48-45;  Columbia College prof Terry Smith weighs in
          Clayton Times:  Cort VanOstran has $182k cash on hand, leads pack among Dems seeking to fill ballot slot against Ann Wagner
          AP:  New Media Investment Group, parent of Columbia Daily Tribune and other Missouri papers, reports Q3 loss
          Columbia Missourian's George Kennedy:  Columbia Daily Tribune is now run by "vulture capitalists," making the Missourian far and away the best paper in town
          KSGF:  Nick Reed Show:  Paul Curtman talks about bid for state auditor, says Nicole Galloway is a "bureaucrat" who lacks the leadership to work with Legislature (6:25)
          SNL:  Republican Paul Curtman promises Springfield crowd leadership if elected Missouri auditor X
          P-D:  State Senate races begin to take shape;  Rep. Courtney Curtis (D-Ferguson) to seek Chappelle-Nadal seat;  Sen. Jill Schupp (D-Creve Coeur) may get free pass
          The Missouri Times:  Doug Libla fundraiser rakes in more than $50k for charity
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Justin Hill (R-Lake Saint Louis) tapped to lead new committee looking into stabilizing Missouri's health insurance market
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee seat vacated ahead of Certificate of Need meeting;  Andrew Lear says interrogation into family made him uncomfortable
          Clayton Times:  Mizzou emerges as top school for online courses
          The Missouri Times:  Ozarks Technical Community College touts economic value to community
          KWMU:  Riverview Gardens principals say district is falsifying attendance records to gain state re-accreditation
          The Missouri Times:  Historical Society explores Missouri for bicentennial commemoration
          Missourinet:  St. Louis alderman will introduce bill to reduce marijuana penalties today
          JCNT:  Last of Medicaid-stunt Senate-gallery disruptors gets probation X
          AP:  Media groups complain about reporter arrests during riots, pen strongly-worded letter to mayor;  Koran Addo, former City Hall reporter and current City Hall employee, says he hasn't seen the letter
          P-D:  Protesters block traffic in Central West End, migrate to Mayor Lyda Krewson's house for "noise rally";  Troop chants, "Who's outside? We [sic] outside!"
          KWMU:  St. Louis City tries to attract decent police chief amidst strife;  Protest leader lists desirable characteristics of winner, admits group is seeking "a unicorn"
          P-D editorial:  Banking legislation shows Ann Wagner, other Republicans won't fight for the little guy
          P-D editorial:  Gov. Greitens shrugs at ethics in effort to sway school-commissioner decision
          P-D editorial page editor Tod Robberson:  Post-Dispatch reporters should stop showing their blatant political bias on social media
          Columbia Missourian's Tateanna McCaskill:  Greitens wrong about MU enrollment drop
          P-D letter:  Former state Sen. Wayne Goode (D-Normandy):  State boards meant to be independent of governor, Legislature
          P-D letter:  St. Louis man wonders why protest crowd doesn't care about most St. Louis City murders
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        Thursday, October 26
       
SE Missourian:  Trump appointee Peter Kinder seeks to make every dollar count, trims $500k in administrative fat from Delta Regional Authority +
          Columbia Missourian:  Obamacare navigators in Missouri still peddling open enrollment
          KWMU:  Hawley says he sides with Trump on tax cuts, blasts McCaskill
          AP:  Hawley says he supports tax cuts for working Missourians, criticizes McCaskill
          USA Today's Deirdre Shesgreen:  Pushback on tax-cut claim leaves Hawley flummoxed
          P-D's Kevin McDermott:  Hawley lies about McCaskill and taxes
          Drebes:  October quarter:  Top 25 for most cash on hand
          CDT:  Medical marijuana group joins in Parson veterans event, and he's groovy with it X
          SE Missourian:  Lt. Gov. Mike Parson visits Cape Girardeau to promote 'Buy Missouri' campaign +
          Missourinet:  Missouri COO Drew Erdmann says state is competing for Amazon in a practical way
          KC Star:  Kansas City's Amazon plea is making all the 'most desperate stunts' lists
          Missourinet:  Rep. Travis Fitzwater (R-Holts Summit):  Jobs will be a top theme in 2018 Missouri legislative session
          The Missouri Times:  Mizzou emerges as top school for online courses
          AP:  College of the Ozarks encourages patriotism with required class for freshmen
          P-D:  Riverview Gardens falsified attendance reports to improve chances for re-accreditation, administrators allege in lawsuits
          KC Star:  'Uber for birth control' draws fire in Missouri, other states for offering Plan B
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in the Missouri PSC:  Week of October 25, 2017
          KWMU:  St. Louis Alderman seeks to block enforcement of state, federal marijuana laws
          P-D:  New bill would allow use, sale and growth of marijuana in St. Louis City
          Hannibal Courier-Post:  Missouri Department of Conservation says fencing is an effective deterrent to feral hogs;  Wild animals' destructive rooting and wallowing costs $1.5 billion annually
          KWMU:  Protester Celebration Series:  Sexagenarian and millennial complain about law enforcement, perceived racism, etc.
          KC Star editorial:  Gov. Greitens, let's focus on Missouri. The White House can wait.
          JCNT editorial:  Supporting Missouri-made products, services X
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Black and Hispanic students consistently disappoint in Missouri schools, but the United Way is trying to help X
          KC Star op-ed:  Former NPR executive got to know Missouri evangelicals and found a way out of his liberal comfort zone
          P-D letter:  St. Louis sexagenarian responds to Eigel op-ed on West Lake Landfill, disagrees with EPA's science and facts
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        Wednesday, October 25
       
St. Joseph News-Press:  Blunt, GOP attempt to keep attention on tax reform X
          P-D's Chuck Raasch:  Blunt could get more attention from D.C. media if he chose to attack Trump
          AP:  McCaskill helps WWII vet get benefits for mustard gas claim
          P-D:  With McCaskill's help, WWII vet wins appeal over mustard-gas exposure
          KTVI:  Macon man receives overdue benefits from federal government
          Missourinet:  Vicky Hartzler wants to address VA hiring shortage
          The Missouri Times:  #moleg podcast:  Freewheeling discussion with Launch Code executive director and Twitstigator extraordinaire Jeff Mazur
          The Missouri Times:  Paul Curtman announces bid for state auditor
          KWMU:  Paul Curtman jumps into race for Missouri auditor
          Missourinet:  Paul Curtman to run for auditor in 2018
          The Missouri Times:  Sam Cooper elected as new executive director of Missouri GOP
          JCNT:  Dave Griffith becomes third Republican to enter race for Jay Barnes' seat X
          The Missouri Times:  Profile:  Democrats Tyler Maxwell and Rosetta Okohson of M.O. Political Consulting
          SNL:  Buy Missouri, Lt. Gov. Mike Parson encourages state's consumers X
          SNL:  Pro-life advocates rally as new laws take effect X
          CDT:  Pro-life activists start campaign as law takes effect X
          Missourinet:  House Budget Committee Chairman Scott Fitzpatrick (R-Shell Knob) says options are there to replenish money cut from nursing care
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air:  Area doctors, professors weigh in on opioid epidemic
          JCNT:  Appeals court:  Human Rights Commission must allow 2 employees to sue Office of Administration X
          Missourinet:  No more Missouri county jail payments to be made this quarter
          Missourinet:  Missouri panel prepares to make criminal justice recommendations
          Missourinet:  Council of State Governments says more community treatment, policing will lower Missouri prison population
          Missourinet:  Former sheriff's deputy Rep. Galen Higdon (R-St. Joseph) will file bills targeting driving safety
          The Missouri Times:  Renew Missouri calls on Legislature to look into grid modernization
          KC Star editorial:  The ultrafast Hyperloop from KC to St. Louis not really all that it's cracked up to be
          P-D op-ed:  U.S. Chamber's Glenn Spencer:  Fixing Obama's anti-employer NLRB policies will restore common sense to workplaces in Missouri and beyond
          KC Star op-ed:  Longtime KC Star "society pages" editor Laura Hockaday dies at 79;  Reporter focused on minorities, bragged of wearing flats to formal events instead of high heels
          JCNT letter:  Jefferson City man hopes someone checks on Maria Chappelle-Nadal to make sure she is "sane and functionally literate" X
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        Tuesday, October 24
       
P-D:  McCaskill, Blunt votes for the week:  Budget, Medicare, state and local tax deductions
          Columbia Missourian:  Politifact rating:  Hartzler statement on military crash deaths rated "Mostly True"
          The Missouri Times:  Q&A with Cort VanOstran:  Visiting lecturer at Wash U. Law School seeks to fill Democratic ballot slot in Ann Wagner's re-election
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air:  Activist Tom Schweizer peddles book on "white privilege"
          JCNT:  Members of Faith Voices for Jefferson City meet to swap horror stories of "subliminal, institutional and environmental racism" X
          KWMU:  ACLU seeks to limit police tools used to subdue protesters;  Group compares use of pepper spray to 1960s water hoses
          The Missouri Times:  On This Week in Missouri Politics, panelists talk Jacob Turk as stalking horse and impact on McCaskill's re-election
          KWMU:  New limits to campaign financing confuse Missouri's political candidates
          Drebes:  New MEC opinion on filing on personal financial statements
          The Missouri Times:  Romine says he was 'not made aware' of SB43/HUD letter
          KWMU:  Judge says new Missouri requirement does not impose 'undue burden' on abortion customers
          Columbia Missourian:  New abortion regulations take effect today
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Commission could support opiate monitoring X
          P-D:  Greitens campaign reimbursed visiting school board chief candidate;  $1,576 covered hotels, rental-car expenses and a cup of coffee
          Brownfield Ag News:  Getting more beef into Missouri schools
          St. Joseph News-Press' Ken Newton:  Broad reach to bridge gap on broadband X
          P-D op-ed:  St. Louis Regional Chamber's Joe Reagan:  Congress should pass DREAM Act
          Columbia Missourian op-ed:  MU Law prof Sandy Davidson says Judge Jeff Harris wrong to try to censor media
          P-D letter:  Ferguson man mocks Greitens' support of Hyperloop
          P-D letter:  Ladue man mocks Greitens' support of Hyperloop
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        Monday, October 23
       
Missourinet:  Greitens' speech in Iowa stirs speculation about earlier-than-expected presidential bid
          Missourinet:  Cleaver, Congressional Black Caucus focusing on race-agitating Russian Facebook ads from fall 2016
          Sacramento Business Journal:  McClatchy, parent company of Kansas City Star, reports third-quarter loss
          SeekingAlpha.com:  McClatchy conference call transcript:  Company execs discuss drop in audience revenues, including digital; "pretty nice gain" from dumping KC Star building;  benefits of cutting compensation costs;  maximizing "page views per editorial dollars spent;" much more (free registration required)
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  Guest Sen. Bill Eigel (R-St. Charles) on transportation funding plans;  Panel of Reps. Kathie Conway and Cora Walker, Matthew Lieberman and Jennifer Bukowsky talk Greitens' office keeping HUD letter from legislators, Jacob Turk as stalking horse, transportation, more
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Speaker-to-be Elijah Haahr on state tax credits, 2018 'right to work' ballot measure, funding transportation and overhauling utility regulations, much more
          Drebes:  Austin Montee, son of Susan Montee, to run for Pat Conway's open House seat
          The Missouri Times:  Q&A:  Sen. Gary Romine (R-Farmington) on SB 43, governor's office not sharing letter from feds, tendency of complainers to 'cry wolf' about imaginary discrimination, work across the aisle with Sen. Scott Sifton (D-Affton), more
          JCNT:  Profile:  New Senate Administrator Patrick Baker X
          KSMU:  Missouri State says it won't adapt to new Title IX guidelines, says its process already gives falsely-accused men a fair shake
          St. Joseph News-Press:  City Council in support of Missouri Housing Development Commission projects X
          SE Missourian:  Cape's casino flourishing as it celebrates fifth year +
          KC Star editorial:  Missouri Republicans will reneg on their promise to restore aid for the disabled
          Washington Missourian editorial:  Low tax reality:  there will be some collateral damage when keeping taxes low for working Missourians X
          Columbia Missourian's Ken Midkiff:  Missouri should not sell off Eleven Point River park
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        Sunday, October 22
       
Cedar Rapids Gazette:  Jason Kander speaks to local Dems, talks plans to open campaign offices in five states
          Joplin Globe:  Blunt, Jason Smith among those introducing legislation to help protect and support victims of domestic abuse
          Washington Post:  Claire McCaskill joins in on Twitter's "#metoo" hashtag activism, recounts horror of former Speaker of the House Bob Griffin's (D) oral sex punchline
          KWMU:  AFL-CIO locks convention doors to protect attendees from St. Louis City protesters;  Rep. Bruce Franks (D-St. Louis City) reminds union leadership of his help in failing to stop 'right to work':  "I don't see a lot of the people that was [sic] calling for me to speak on the floor."
          P-D:  Two men killed in separate shootings in St. Louis City on Saturday;  Zero protests or riots reported
          Brownfield Ag News:  Lt. Gov. Mike Parson to launch 'Buy Missouri' in fly-around
          AP:  Few hit so far by cuts to aid for elderly, handicapped
          AP:  Missouri waves birth-certificate fees for foster-care children
          KC Star:  Hyperloop:  Missouri speed route from KC to STL is top 5 contender, perhaps top 3
          Columbia Missourian:  Pharmacists say prescription drug monitoring program a big help
          AP:  Ameren making $130 million of repairs to Missouri nuclear plant
          P-D:  In Jefferson County air quality debate, Doe Run's loss will be Ameren's gain
          JCNT editorial:  Bold proposals could change state's industry, transportation X
          P-D editorial:  Missouri Republicans' hateful new discrimination law creates a deliberate $500,000 mistake
          SE Missourian editorial:  Crime data rises;  Law-abiding citizens in "rough neighborhoods" are doing their best to discourage hoodlums and support law enforcement +
          Waters:  2018 endorsement series:  "Law-and-order moderate" Claire McCaskill over Josh Hawley X
          P-D letter:  University City sexagenarian responds to letter responding to Kristen Taketa piece promoting diversity/guilt lessons in schools, spins yarns of Southern segregation
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        Saturday, October 21
       
P-D:  St. Louis native Emily Murphy faces tough task heading Trump's federal procurement, facilities office
          Missourinet:  UPDATE:  Headline:  "Liberal group stages event to criticize southwest Missouri GOP congressman"
          Missourinet:  Original headline (Friday morning):  "Liberal group stages event to pester southwest Missouri GOP congressman"
          Missourinet:  Jack Cardetti says GOP congressmen must begin delivering on conservative promises made, or face voter wrath at midterms
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air preview:  "Understanding What it Means to Be White and Privileged" author Tom Schweizer given noon hour to promote his (self-published) book
          Drebes:  Sen. Jill Schupp (D-Creve Coeur) posts strong quarter with no GOP opponent in sight
          The Missouri Times:  Carroll County Clerk Peggy McGaugh to run to replace son in HD 39 special election
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in the Governor's Office:  Week of October 16, 2017
          The Missouri Times:  Buy Missouri is 'first of many' from Lt. Gov. Mike Parson
          The Missouri Times:  Behind the Headlines:  Why did Missouri submit a separate bid for Amazon HQ2?
          SNL:  Long-term care cuts in Missouri affecting fewer than 30 people X
          KC Star:  Fewer disabled Missourians impacted by budget cuts than predicted so far
          P-D:  Lawmakers claim they have solution to health care cuts for disabled and elderly
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  AG office's Casey Lawrence to speak to area olds about Sunshine Law
          The Missouri Times:  PSC rule changes seek to add broadband to USF offering, but jurisdiction questioned by providers
          The Missouri Times:  Police officers testify that arrest warnings to troop of protesters were clear
          P-D editorial:  McCaskill doing her best to fix her statements on DEA legislation
          KC Star editorial:  KC's bid for Amazon's HQ2 is a template for the region's future
          Washington Examiner op-ed:  Does Claire McCaskill not respect intellectual property, or does she just not like Native Americans?
          Columbia Missourian's George Kennedy:  Join the Flagship Council to help educate ill-informed Greitens and legislators, put Missouri State in its place and help the PAC elect pro-Mizzou candidates
          P-D letter:  Oakville man suggests death row inmates are charged for murder due to being murderers, not due to poverty or their race
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        Friday, October 20
       
Missourinet:  Jason Smith to wrap up southern Missouri tour today
          SNL:  Billy Long brings top federal arts official to Springfield for tour of the town X
          Missourinet:  Liberal group stages event to pester Billy Long
          P-D:  Trumka talks unions' agenda as AFL-CIO convenes in St. Louis
          KWMU:  Open enrollment for Obamacare begins Nov. 1 amid 'daily confusion'
          SNL:  MSU among hundreds of colleges signing pro-DACA letter to Congress X
          KWMU:  Federal grants will help school districts dealing with non-English-speaking immigrants
          Washington Missourian:  Rep. Paul Curtman (R-Pacific) not running for U.S. Senate, sets sights on auditor race instead X
          Missourinet:  Petition seeks constitutional amendment to expand Medicaid in Missouri is approved;  Missouri Hospital Association's Dave Dillon prescribes dose of realism
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Andrew County Collector Phillip Rogers to run for Delus Johnson's state rep seat X
          The Missouri Times:  Profile:  The Kelley Group's Show Me Victories
          The Missouri Times:  Governor pitches Missouri to Amazon, touting hyperloop and the future
          KWMU:  St. Louis and Missouri submit bids for Amazon's 2nd headquarters
          Missourinet:  Missouri pitches to Amazon a three-city innovation corridor
          AP:  Missouri proposed innovation corridor for Amazon's 2nd home
          AP:  Hyperloop One:  Missouri among top 5 for high-speed track
          P-D:  Missouri banking on futuristic tube travel in bid for Amazon HQ2
          KC Star:  KC area's secret bid for Amazon HQ offers a few sites. Where could it go?
          The Missouri Times:  Greitens appoints Rep. Joe Don McGaugh (R-Carrollton) as next Associate Circuit Judge for Carroll County
          P-D:  Greitens names Joe Don McGaugh to judicial post
          SNL:  Greitens appoints Amy Dent as new Christian County auditor X
          JCNT:  Earthquake drill highlights some longtime faults in state's preparedness X
          Columbia Missourian:  Politifact rating:  Greitens' statement on Veterans Treatment Court graduation rates rated "Mostly True"
          SNL:  U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission says new discrimination law won't imperil Missouri's federal funding X
          AP:  Missouri Supreme Court rules on public defender caseloads
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Supreme Court rules against public defenders' stunt
          Drebes:  As the State Board of Education Turns:  Team Greitens could boot Margie Vandeven after all
          KWMU:  Special education teachers spread thin in St. Louis region
          CDT:  Members picked to rename Lee school;  Reference to Civil War figure deemed insensitive to certain groups X
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in the Missouri PSC:  Week of October 19, 2017
          P-D:  At public forum on West Lake Landfill, EPA officials entertain theories from amateur epidemiologists
          KWMU:  Despite overwhelming weight of scientific evidence that no radioactive material moved, EPA to conduct further testing at West Lake Landfill;  Activists celebrate "huge win"
          SNL:  As Missouri's elk herd grows, elk hunting season might be just around the corner X
          P-D:  St. Louis police say their efforts to corral herd of protesters and rioters was lawful and appropriate
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Let's apply fringe West Lake Landfill gals' group "Just Moms STL" logic to Obamacare and frolic in the absurdity
          KWMU's Durrie Bouscaren:  Trump's decisions on health care likely to hurt Missourians
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Columbia activists freaking out about Robert E. Lee school name should focus on academics instead
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        Thursday, October 19
       
Missourinet:  McCaskill criticizes GOP for not giving specifics about proposed tax changes
          CDT:  Hartzler bills seek to spur VA recruiting X
          CDT:  Few revisions expected by Congress from 2014 farm bill X
          Columbia Missourian:  Hartzler outlines plans for new farm bill
          The Missouri Times:  Anarchy in the 8th:  Democrats score big win over Republicans by placing Jacob Turk on the ballot
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Nate Walker (R-Kirksville) to run for Brian Munzlinger's state Senate seat
          Missourinet:  Republicans jockey for position in race to replace Munzlinger
          The Missouri Times:  As many as 7 candidates face off for Republican nomination for Paul Fitzwater's HD 144 seat
          Drebes:  Ryan Nonnemaker leaving Bob Onder's office
          Missourinet:  House Superminority Leader Gail McCann Beatty (D-Kansas City):  Greitens and GOP knew new law would cause loss of federal funds
          P-D:  Restoring $35 million in cuts affecting old, handicapped proving tough for Republicans
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Lawmakers, locals look at addressing opioid epidemic X
          Missourinet:  More than 500,000 Missourians prepare for annual earthquake drill today
          P-D:  FBI in St. Louis arrests four sex traffickers, rescues teenage girl
          Missourinet:  Young prostitutes, pimps captured in trafficking crackdown
          Columbia Missourian:  Forum:  MU Title IX leader needs deep understanding of range of people, systems
          KWMU:  Hawley takes dim view of attorney general reviewing police-involved killings
          Columbia Missourian:  "Race Matters, Friends" seek volunteers to sit in on local traffic case hearings, document perceived "unfair treatment"
          P-D:  Top-level EPA officials to sit through West Lake Landfill activists' "community listening session"
          KWMU:  First wave of Stockley verdict protesters and rioters might get off scot-free
          P-D:  Judge:  Testimony about St. Louis City police conduct during protests 'very, very concerning'
          JCNT editorial:  Galloway's audit shows need to improve tracking of tax breaks X
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  NARAL's Alison Dreith:  Hawley takes his anti-choice obsession to the U.S. Senate
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Campaign Life Missouri's Sam Lee:  Satan worshippers threatening Missouri values
          Columbia Missourian's David Rosman:  Blunt, Hartzler should flip-flop on health care
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        Wednesday, October 19
       
The Missouri Times:  October quarterly filings:  What we learned
          Jensen:  McCaskill unwise to kick off campaign with liberal Al Franken
          SNL:  McCaskill gets wooed by White House to join tax-overhaul effort
          P-D:  McCaskill:  'Honest, sloppy' mistake led her to blame cancer ordeal for going MIA on DEA
          SNL:  McCaskill admits 'sloppy' mistake on where she was when DEA bill was signed
          Missourinet:  McCaskill:  Trump's "sabotage" of Obamacare could be remedied by legislation
          AP:  McCaskill, Blunt pitch Kansas City and St. Louis for Amazon's second headquarters
          Missourinet:  Mizzou economist hopes Amazon does not choose Missouri for second HQ:  "Missouri would be the biggest sucker"
          KC Star:  KC wants all $40 million available from feds for Buck O'Neil bridge fix
          The Missouri Times:  Jeff Roe's consulting empire expands with acquisition of California-based Revolvis
          Hannibal Courier-Post:  Shelbina businesswoman Cindy O'Laughlin (R) enters race for state Senate
          KTVO (Kirksville):  North Missouri businesswoman Cindy O'Laughlin announces state Senate run
          Chicago Tribune:  Tax Foundation report:  Missouri ranks 16th in tax climate for business
          Missourinet:  Transportation task force debates increase in gas tax
          Missourinet:  Rep. Warren Love (R-Osceola) reacts to House Ethics Committee
          The Missouri Times:  Ron Richard:  Not considering filing St. Louis City-County merger 'at this time'
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in the Missouri Supreme Court:  Week of October 17, 2017
          Washington Missourian:  East Central College ready for accreditation visit
          JCNT:  High-tech political learning on wheels;  Students board C-SPAN bus
          SE Missourian:  Cape Girardeau's increasing homicide rate tied to drugs
          Columbia Missourian:  Politifact rating:  Fox News contributor's statement about St. Louis City and nation's highest crime rate rated "Mostly True"
          P-D:  Protesters make a scene at court hearing on Galleria arrests;  Pack circles, howls at woman who spoke in support of police
          KWMU:  Protesters' agitation has led to increased earnings for police officers;  Wash U. economics prof calls protesters' economic relevance "miniscule"
          Messenger:  Military officer snubbed by Greitens in quest for answers on violent arrest
          KC Star editorial:  What KC can learn from bidding for Amazon's HQ2
          Missourinet's Jason Taylor:  Hartzler makes herself scarce for town halls, spends time with district youth instead
          P-D letter:  Ballwin man responds to piece on Galloway audit, wants legislators to stop handing out tax breaks
          KC Star letter:  Kansas octogenarian offended by editorial on age limits for elected officials
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        Tuesday, October 17
       
The Missouri Times:  October 2017 Missouri quarterly campaign finance filings
          KWMU:  Missouri auditor candidates amass cash for 2018 election
          JCNT:  Leonard Steinman launches U.S. Senate race;  Key plank involves replacing herbicides with hoes X
          Missourinet:  McCaskill, Blunt team up to pitch Missouri for new Amazon headquarters
          SNL:  White House to host Speaker-elect Elijah Haahr (R-Springfield), others for tax talk today X
          Brownfield Ag News:  Greitens, other GOP governors plead with Trump in Renewable Fuels Standard letter
          The Missouri Times:  Hawthorne Foundation brings Greitens to Europe for second trade mission
          Missourinet:  Greitens to depart for second trade mission
          The Missouri Times:  Ethics Committee to advance to preliminary hearing after Warren Love's Facebook comment
          Missourinet:  Missouri House committee will hold hearing about lawmaker's Facebook post
          AP:  Ethics panel to review complaint against Rep. Warren Love (R-Osceola)
          KWMU:  Missouri lawmaker who made 'hang 'em' remark on Facebook will face ethics complaint
          The Missouri Times:  Kehoe on This Week in Missouri Politics:  Transportation, education, tax-credit overhaul big issues of 2018
          The Missouri Times:  Schroer on TWIMP:  Criminals impeding traffic puts law-abiding Missourians at risk
          CDT:  University of Missouri System picks top GOP aide Dustin Schnieders for staff lobbyist X
          Columbia Missourian:  University of Missouri System hires director of governmental relations to oversee day-to-day operations
          SNL:  Safer schools is mission of new group formed in Missouri X
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Rep. Sarah Unsicker (D-Webster Groves) lists Democratic superminority's dreams, including ending tax breaks for job creators, raising minimum wage, etc.
          P-D editorial:  McCaskill exposes the unholy alliance between regulators and opioid profiteers
          JCNT editorial:  Greitens needs more transparency;  Blocking woman who used "puke" emoji on Facebook was foolish X
          P-D op-ed:  Judy Baker:  Threatened Medicaid, CHIP programs are vital to our health care system
          P-D op-ed:  Sen. Bill Eigel (R-Weldon Spring):  If the EPA wants to excavate the West Lake Landfill, the truck stops here
          P-D letter:  Veteran St. Louis City protesters says urban youth need education, not woe-is-me self-pity "social justice" lessons
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        Monday, October 16
       
Missourinet:  Al Franken to visit Missouri next month to help McCaskill's re-election campaign
          Washington Missourian:  McCaskill talks re-election, voting trends
          P-D:  Profile:  GOP U.S. Senate candidate Austin Petersen
          Missourinet:  Jason Smith meets with Pence on tax overhaul, will tour southern Missouri this week
          Missourinet:  Blunt, Luetkemeyer applaud Trump's support of coal;  Comments from Sierra Club's John Hickey, others
          AP:  Joplin haggles with FEMA over tornado repairs
          JCNT:  C-SPAN to wheel into Jefferson City on rolling bus tour of state capitals X
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  Guest Mike Kehoe on transportation funding, Cierpiot's election, HUD and discrimination bill, Chappelle-Nadal;  Panel of Rep. Nick Schroer (R-O'Fallon), Mindy Mazur, David Barklage, Anne Schweitzer talk Trump's health care order and Senate Republicans' lack of testicular fortitude, McCaskill's re-election, discrimination bill and HUD money, bill to stiffen penalties for human roadblocks, more
          The Missouri Times:  Jeff Knight wins nomination for special election to replace Sandy Crawford
          Drebes:  Jamilah Nasheed's birthday bash fundraiser today
          Washington Missourian:  Sen. Dave Schatz (R-Sullivan) to run for Senate President Pro Tem X
          KC Star:  Criminals are stealing more firearms than ever - and KC gun owners are making it too easy
          P-D:  Two slain, a dozen injured in St. Louis City shootings since Saturday morning;  Shootings lead to zero (0) street protests
          KC Star editorial:  Missouri delegation should oppose NRA on guns
          CDT editorial:  Auditing tax breaks:  Galloway finds another oversight X
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        Sunday, October 15
       
SNL:  Mizzou economics professor Aaron Hedlund, weighing GOP Senate bid, talks to Greene County Pachyderms X
          CDT:  Josh Hawley on similar career path as John Danforth X
          KC Star:  Josh Hawley attends Americans for Prosperity seminar in New York
          P-D:  Paul Curtman could challenge David Wasinger in GOP bid for state auditor nomination
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Luetkemeyer expresses frustration with U.S. Senate's lack of action of health care, tax overhaul and immigration protections
          P-D:  Upset by players' disrespect, St. Charles VFW post stops showing NFL games
          Washington Missourian:  Local Korean War Veterans group opposes NFL players being 'disrespectful to the flag, the national anthem and veterans wo served their country"
          Columbia Missourian:  Profile:  Missouri Faith Voices on the warpath for peace, social justice
          P-D:  Missouri farmers talk challenges, opportunities enabled by decades-old weedkiller dicamba and new application regulations
          P-D:  Downtown protesters block traffic
          P-D:  Protest photo gallery:  Well-fed Caucasoid displays "EAT IT" tattoo whilst blocking traffic, more
          P-D editorial:  Galloway's review of legislative tax breaks lists 8-year cost to Missouri at $8 billion and up
          Messenger:  Protesters' disruptions earn capitulation from Mayor Lyda Krewson
          KC Star letters:  Kansas men criticize Koch brothers and tax cuts
          SNL letter:  Sen. Sonya Anderson (R-Springfield):  Teamsters, trial lawyers goad West Lake Activists to caterwaul for costly, unnecessary "excavation" X
          P-D letter:  St. Louis City man says North St. Louis City magnet school is correct to avoid suspensions, focus on teaching kids yoga and social justice
          P-D letter:  UMSL's J. Martin Rochester:  Public schools' focus on "diversity" is really social justice warrior indoctrination
          P-D letter:  St. Charles woman responds to piece on school group's slanted curriculum
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        Saturday, October 14
       
KWMU:  St. Louis illegal immigrant profile:  Mexican who snuck into America at age 2 complains about going to school with white children, other atrocities
          TonysKansasCity.com:  Historic Kansas City theatre cancels Milo Yiannapolous event, citing security concerns
          SNL:  Area Elizabeth Warren fan makes her own trading cards of famous gals, rattles online tin cup for cash X
          KWMU:  Big names, big money come through to help medical marijuana initiative;  Comments from New Approach Missouri's Jack Cardetti, others
          The Missouri Times:  Former Rep. Sheila Solon to run for Delus Johnson's open state rep seat
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in the Governor's Office:  Week of October 8, 2017
          P-D:  Greitens appoints attorney Katie Fowler as St. Louis judge
          SNL:  Lower license fees for pharmacists, podiatrists and psychologists to cost state $2 million X
          Columbia Missourian:  More than 20 states, including Missouri, remain out of compliance with REAL ID law
          Missourinet:  EPA requires 2018 safeguards for popular weedkiller dicamba
          P-D:  One of three men who assaulted police officers during Ferguson riots gets probation, 'shock time'
          KWMU:  Protesters' Ferguson stunt succeeds, ends in arrests;  Congressional candidate Cori Bush (D) to police:  "You [sic] yanking her around, you could have broke [sic] her arm!"
          P-D:  Protesters block traffic in Ferguson
          P-D:  Protest photo gallery:  Millennial Caucasoids wave desecrated American flag, sit Indian-style in middle of street
          KC Star editorial:  Campaign contribution caps mean the world may never know how much Rex Sinquefield donates to conservatives
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  David Steelman's views deserve a wider airing X
          P-D editorial:  Greitens right to consider Highway Patrol for police investigations, wrong to praise cops who corralled rioters
          Washington Missourian's Bill Miller:  McCaskill's town hall attracts mostly elderly women, features senior Senator's "frank, factual, to-the-point" answers X
          P-D letter:  Florissant man suggests Amazon remove St. Louis City from HQ consideration, look for a city whose mayor stands up to street anarchists
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        Friday, October 13
       
Bloomberg:  Under Trump, Obamacare navigators' funding teat drying up;  Comments from Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging
          SNL:  State senator who wished Trump dead links him to Hitler X
          AP:  Maria Chappelle-Nadal's latest social media post:  Comparing Trump to Hitler
          Missourinet:  Chappelle-Nadal's tweet compares Trump to Hitler
          Missourinet:  Blunt says Missouri leads the nation in mental health treatment
          Columbia Missourian:  Politifact check:  Blunt statement on length of tax code rated "True"
          KWMU:  McCaskill sets blistering fundraising pace, while rival Hawley files first report
          The Missouri Times:  McCaskill breaks record with $2.9 million raised this quarter
          SNL:  McCaskill, Hawley boast of fundraising totals as Missouri Senate race heats up X
          Missourinet's Jason Taylor:  BREAKING:  Missouri's U.S. Senate race could be expensive, competitive
          The Missouri Times:  Republicans accuse Dems of 'dirty political games' with Jacob Turk as a spoiler in SD 8
          Drebes:  Sen. Jill Schupp (D-Creve Coeur) could get free pass in re-election campaign
          The Missouri Times:  Profile:  Republican Jack Spooner
          The Missouri Times:  Hawley closer to prosecuting trafficking ring
          The Missouri Times:  Enacting discrimination law means Missouri could lose less than $500k/yr. in HUD funds
          SNL:  Missouri's new discrimination law imperils federal funding, HUD told state in July X
          KWMU:  New discrimination law puts Missouri at odds with HUD
          AP:  Missouri discrimination law change means funding loss
          KC Star:  Discrimination law could cost Missouri less than $500k in federal funds
          Missourinet:  Missouri's new discrimination law not in compliance with federal standards
          SE Missourian:  Bills addressing equal child custody to be filed, legislators say +
          Hannibal Courier-Post:  Missourians invited to MDC webcast on invasive species;  Certain plants, animals travel to areas they don't belong, cause headaches and economic damage
          P-D:  Protesters congregate in Clayton outside Greitens' fundraiser, chant "Come outside/We [sic] outside!";  Group plans agitation today in Ferguson
          P-D photo gallery:  Protester howls into the night
          KWMU:  ACLU documents students' misbehavior, punishment
          AP:  Black students more likely to be punished for bad behavior, ACLU claims
          Missourinet:  ACLU report focuses on black students' behavior, punishments
          KC Star editorial:  We may need age limits for politicians, young and old;  U.S. Senate has too many octogenarians
          CDT editorial:  AG Josh Hawley's political maneuver should come as no surprise X
          P-D editorial:  The mayor came for a dialogue. Protesters tried to see who could shout the loudest.
          Columbia Missourian's Phill Brooks:  Good state regulations demand legislative expertise
          P-D letter:  Greenway Networks' Greg Poleski:  Greitens should reopen three new state parks, support new rails-to-trails state park
          KC Star letter:  Kansas woman growing tired of Greitens' incessant "athletic" tryhard chestpuffery
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        Thursday, October 12
       
SNL:  Blunt comes to Springfield to talk mental health push X
          KC Star:  Blunt says new program will help fill treatment gap in mental health care
          KWMU:  McCaskill offers Medicare option for middle-aged people at 46th town hall
          AP:  McCaskill petitions Homeland Security for help at Busch Stadium
          Missourinet:  McCaskill helps Cardinals' anti-terrorism efforts
          St. Joseph News-Press:  McCaskill to GOP hopeful Josh Hawley:  Talk to Missourians X
          KC Star:  Blunt has kind words for Josh Hawley
          Missourinet:  Columbia woman seeks to fill Democratic ballot slot in Vicky Hartzler's re-election
          P-D:  New U.S. attorney vows increased focus on violent crime, opioids
          Quincy Herald-Whig:  Cindy O'Laughlin enters Missouri Senate race
          Kirksville Daily Express:  Cindy O'Laughlin announces run for Missouri state Senate
          The Missouri Times:  Lathrop Gage joins with Gallagher Consultants to form new consulting firm
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  National Review's David French talks to Mannies & Rosenbaum about anti-free-speech stance of college thinskins and Trump's pro-Pledge stance against NFL owners
          P-D:  National Review columnist tackles free speech, NFL protests in talk at Wash U.
          SNL:  Greitens:  'The flag brings real patriots to their feet, not their knees' X
          P-D:  In video, Greitens makes pitch for Amazon HQ to choose Missouri
          The Missouri Times:  Galloway:  Inaccurate fiscal notes worsen 'budget crisis in Missouri'
          KWMU:  Galloway audit finds Missouri not accurately tracking tax breaks
          Missourinet:  Galloway audit says tax-incentive system does not adequately show fiscal impact
          AP:  Galloway:  State lacks tracking of tax breaks
          AP:  Missouri gets 4 more months to comply with REAL ID Act
          The Missouri Times:  #moleg podcast:  Sen. Dave Schatz (R-Sullivan) talks transportation, Senate and his bid for pro tem
          Drebes:  Schatz swings for the fences, as annual golf fundraiser brings in six-figure sum
          The Missouri Times:  Transportation Task Force entertains ideas on how to best improve Missouri infrastructure
          Missourinet:  State task force discusses transportation funding options, including gas tax
          Missourinet:  Kehoe:  Plan to preserve care for handicapped Missourians to be submitted soon
          SE Missourian:  Child-custody advocate:  State law needs fix to provide parents with more equal custody +
          SNL:  MoDOT:  Open-container penalty has done some good X
          KWMU:  Activists demand state officials encroach on EPA jurisdiction and monitor radioactive waste in Bridgeton Landfill stormwater
          KWMU:  Mayor Lyda Krewson attempts to speak with protesters at forum, gets rewarded with screams and chants
          P-D:  Crowd at protester forum gets violent;  Man gets punched for suggesting Mayor Lyda Krewson be heard
          P-D photo gallery:  Angry woman screaming, grown man wearing baseball cap indoors, etc.
          KC Star editorial:  Will Greitens keep his promise to clean up state government?
          P-D editorial:  Former state lawmaker Caleb Jones and current St. Louis City alderman Sarah Wood Martin should not choose to feed their families by lobbying
          KC Star op-ed:  Americans for Prosperity's Jeremy Cady:  Will McCaskill help fix the broken tax code?
          KCUR's Frank Morris:  Blunt continues pushing for tax cuts despite harm done to middle class, budget deficit
          P-D letter:  Bella Villa octogenarian says herds of protesters on highways could block fire trucks, ambulances
          P-D letter:  Lake Saint Louis man responds to Tod Robberson column, says black community is harmed by men who abandon the children they create
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        Wednesday, October 11
       
Missourinet:  Blunt welcomes Trump Administration's support of coal
        KWMU:  On Mental Health Day, Blunt calls for truce between Trump and Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN)
        P-D:  Blunt suggests Trump and Corker should play nice
        KC Star:  McCaskill:  Brownback's Kansas should be 'cautionary tale' on taxes
        KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  In wake of Las Vegas shooting, Luetkemeyer says stories of gun owners fighting off attacks are rarely mentioned by media
        The Missouri Times:  Hawley enters 2018 Missouri Senate race
        The Missouri Times:  McCaskill, Courtland Sykes respond to Hawley's U.S. Senate announcement
        SNL:  GOP competitors lob criticisms at Josh Hawley X
        Morning Consult:  Paul Curtman says he's considering state auditor bid, speaks highly of Hawley
        AP:  Hawley must unite GOP factions in Missouri Senate race
        KWMU:  Hawley announces U.S. Senate bid, setting up possible matchup with McCaskill
        KWMU:  High crime rate earns North St. Louis County's Castle Point neighborhood a cool million of taxpayer dollars to try to improve behavior
        The Missouri Times:  Democratic candidate's husband among those signing Jacob Turk's state Senate petition
        Drebes:  Martin Rucker II seeks to fill Democratic ballot slot in race for Schaaf's seat
        KWMU:  Greitens isn't dismissing idea of changing who investigates police-involved killings
        The Missouri Times:  Rep. Bruce Franks (D-St. Louis City) answers questions about his rap lyrics glamorizing violence against fellow African-Americans, thorough intercoursing of females
        P-D:  Protest updates:  Pack marches to location where heroin dealer pulled gun on officer, got put down;  Bruce Franks to speak at panel today, then lead group on streetwalk during business hours
        Missourinet:  Greitens:  800 new National Guard jobs are coming to Missouri
        The Missouri Times:  Planned Parenthood, ACLU sue state over latest abortion law
        P-D:  Planned Parenthood sues Missouri over newest abortion law
        Missourinet:  ACLU, Planned Parenthood file lawsuit challenging new abortion regulations
        CDT:  Planned Parenthood Columbia location given green light to terminate fetuses X
        Missourinet:  Rep. Nate Walker (R-Kirksville) wants to debate use of taxpayer money on NFL teams
        KC Star:  In wake of flag protests, Walker wants to review state money used for Arrowhead
        Messenger:  On Nate Walker, NFL protests and pack of protesters who made a scene in state Senate gallery
        CDT:  University of Missouri calls off search for staff lobbyist, will stick with Andy Blunt X
        Columbia Missourian:  Mistakes of past weak leadership won't be repeated, Steelman says
        CDT:  Curator David Steelman:  University of Missouri events of 2015 "a meltdown" X
        SNL:  MSU's gun-control panel disussion draws fewer than 50 X
        KWMU:  School districts taking responsibility for cost of ACTs after state stops paying the tab
        P-D:  Who should run St. Louis City schools? Appointed and elected school boards trying to figure that out
        The Missouri Times:  Missouri Hyperloop Coalition conducting hyper loop study
        Missourinet:  Missouri state trooper accused of having sex with underage boy
        Missourinet:  Dallas Delay case highlights changes in Missouri law regarding first degree murder
        KC Star editorial:  Is it too much to ask that Claire McCaskill and Josh Hawley fight fair in U.S. Senate race?
        KC Star editorial:  Don't punish protesting NFL players by cutting state money for Arrowhead Stadium
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        Tuesday, October 10
       
AP:  Josh Hawley announces bid for U.S. Senate
          SNL:  Hawley makes Senate bid official X
          SNL:  Ex-Trump strategist Steve Bannon backs Hawley X
          P-D's Kevin McDermott:  To the surprise of no one, Hawley formally throws his hat in the ring for U.S. Senate;  Thoughts from 1/2 of P-D poli sci prof pundit pool (UMSL's Dave Robertson)
          Missourinet:  Hawley releases video announcing bid for Senate
          KC Star:  Hawley challenging McCaskill for Senate seat
          The Missouri Times:  Quarterly fundraising numbers begin to roll in;  Analysis from Jack Cardetti and Scott Dieckhaus
          P-D:  Liberal "Media Matters" group takes aim at St. Louis conservative radio host Jamie Allman
          The Missouri Times:  Buchanan County Presiding Commissioner Harry Roberts announces bid for SD 34
          AP:  Satanic Temple's abortion lawsuit headed to Missouri Supreme Court
          AP:  Judge rules Missouri owes $26.3 million to blind residents
          SNL:  Missouri's REAL ID waiver just expired, but Greitens says state has a plan X
          KWMU:  Likelihood of another special session getting slimmer
          The Missouri Times:  House Superminority Leader Gail McCann Beatty (D-Kansas City) wants Greitens to testify against Rep. Warren Love (R-Osceola)
          Missourinet:  Superminority Leader invites Greitens to appear before committee to criticize Love
          SE Missourian:  College algebra to be removed from Southeast required curriculum;  2016 Senate bill helped pave the way for flexibility +
          Missourinet:  Nasheed to file legislation regarding officer-involved deaths
          The Missouri Times:  On This Week in Missouri Politics, Rep. Bruce Franks (D-St. Louis City) and Dave Spence talk "root causes" for riots and protests
          P-D:  Two St. Louis City judges sit through hours of activist complaints involving "unfair" treatment
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Missouri State Highway Patrol must try to find elusive qualified minority applicants X
          Hannibal Courier-Post's Eric Dundon:  Public should be more impressed than they are about journalists' use of Sunshine Law X
          P-D letter:  Black man says Post-Dispatch's milquetoast Caucasoids should stop patronizing African-Americans and start holding criminals accountable for savage behavior
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        Monday, October 9   Columbus Day
       
KWMU:  At St. Charles gun show, 2nd Amendment enthusiasts add facts to 'bump stock' hysteria
        Quincy Herald-Whig:  Local group helping residents sign up for Obamacare
        JCNT:  Rural hospitals continue to struggle in Missouri X
        This Week in Missouri Politics:  Guest Jay Barnes on decision to choose family over state Senate, culture of incivility and "abnormal" people, more;  Panel of Rep. Bruce Franks (D-St. Louis City), Jack Cardetti, Jeff Mazur, Dave Spence on abortion lawsuits, rage agitation and street protests, Josh Hawley vs. Claire McCaskill, more
        Missouri Viewpoints:  Missouri Marijuana Legalization Movement's Tim Gilio talks about campaign for recreational and medical pot;  Missouri Jobs with Justice's Richard von Glahn shares details of liberals' "Clean Missouri" plan
        St. Joseph News-Press:  Buchanan County Presiding Commissioner Harry Roberts (R) to run for Schaaf's seat;  Rep. Delus Johnson (R) says he "probably will not" run X
        Drebes:  Former Rep. Jim Avery (R-Crestwood) registers as lobbyist
        Missourinet:  Columbus Day one of 12 Missouri state holidays
        Columbia Missourian:  Columbus Day now viewed through culturally-sensitive prism;  Comments from Indian coed, others
        KC Star:  Satanist wins transfer of her abortion case to the Missouri Supreme Court
        Missourinet:  Missouri Supreme Court hears argument against law barring convicted felon from having guns
        Missourinet:  Sen. Bob Dixon (R-Springfield) thinks Missouri should overhaul county jail payment system
        KMOX:  Changing demographics at street protests:  More whites than blacks showing up to disrupt traffic, cause disturbances;  Rep. Bruce Franks (D-St. Louis City) says street activation hasn't begun "for real"
        P-D:  Protesters mark 3-year anniversary of police shooting in St. Louis City;  Budding criminal VonDerrit Myers fired shots at officer, was put down
        KC Star op-ed:  Missouri Chamber's Dan Mehan:  Greitens and unified Legislature making sure Missouri isn't the 'Sue-Me State'
        KC Star letter:  Area pediatrician wants delegation to extend CHIP;  KC man says Hartzler is "mindless"
        P-D letter:  Webster Groves nonagenarian dislikes Blunt's position on guns
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        Sunday, October 8
       
CDT:  Thanks to husband's riches, McCaskill leads Missouri congressional delegation in wealth;  Luetkemeyer, Hartzler lead House delegation in assets X
          SNL:  Joplin's David Humphreys is Missouri's rising Republican mega-donor X
          JCNT:  Frenchman speaks to Missouri Catholic Conference, urges state to be kinder to immigrants X
          Drebes:  Urban shuffling:  Rep. Michael Butler (D-St. Louis City) to take on incumbent Recorder of Deeds Sharon Carpenter, while Josh Peters and Bruce Franks will battle for Nasheed's state Senate seat
          SNL:  Former Schweich treasurer Joe Passanise receives 'Lawyer of the Year' recognition X
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Nate Walker (R-Kirksville) says Legislature will work with Eric Schmitt to keep state pensions strong
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna says smartphones are causing dramatic increases in Missouri fatalities
          SE Missourian:  Missouri State Highway Patrol begins 'preliminary inquiry' into Oran timecard fraud allegations +
          Washington Missourian editorial:  Blunt is right to push for a fairer, simpler tax code X
          Washington Missourian editorial:  Patriotic stand by College of the Ozarks on National Anthem is refreshing X
          Washington Missourian editorial:  Before being judgmental about officer-involved shootings, we should imagine how we would react if faced with street savagery X
          KC Star op-ed:  UMKC's Allan Katz:  At upcoming "civility" forums, attendees will ring bells when political speakers get hysterical or dramatic
          P-D letter:  Florissant man suggests police impound highway-blocking protesters' cars
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        Saturday, October 7
       
Politico:  In advance of poor Obamacare enrollment numbers, McCaskill accuses GOP of "trying to sabotage the markets"
          P-D:  Federal, state lawmakers weigh in on Trump's new birth control coverage rules
          P-D:  Congressional votes for the week
          Missourinet:  GOP Senate candidate Austin Petersen says he feels 'singled out' for gun giveaway
          P-D:  Profile:  GOP U.S. Senate candidate Courtland Sykes;  Instigatory online ads, written Q&A take right-wing aim at "Big Media," feminist frumps and Muslim mayhem
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri PSC commissioner - and former NFL Pro Bowler - Bill Kenney talks about anti-Trump kneeling protests
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Soybean Association, other ag groups denounce Joe Maxwell's liberal "Family Farm Action" group
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in the Governor's Office:  Week of October 2, 2017
          Drebes:  GOP critic says Greitens' anti-red-tape push could be mere window dressing;  Effort likely to culminate in self-glamorizing Facebook video
          SE Missourian:  Missouri DOD Director Rob Dixon speaks at First Friday coffee, talks about need for skilled workforce +
          KWMU:  Some public defenders decline new cases after Missouri Supreme Court disciplines lawyer
          Missourinet:  Missouri Supreme Court decision means stealing convictions under state law stay in place
          The Missouri Times:  Grain Belt appeals PSC decision, asks Court of Appeals to re-establish Commission's authority
          The Missouri Times:  Threat assessment amendment depends on utilities bill
          P-D:  Protesters march in Ferguson, yell at police officers;  Congressional candidate Cori Bush delivers stump speech to throng
          KWMU:  State of the Riots series, Episode 2:  Editor Shula Neuman, reporter Willis Ryder Arnold:  Protesters' highway shutdown and arrests, Board of Aldermen proposal limiting police tools, more
          JCNT editorial:  Paying for college?  Consider MOST +
          P-D editorial briefs:  David Humphreys must pay the price for having lobbyist use a parking lot garage space
          P-D letter:  Missouri Pharmacy Association's Ron Fitzwater:  Pharmacists do their part in fight against meth
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        Friday, October 6
       
Washington Post:  The Axe Files:  David Axelrod talks to Jason Kander about 2020 presidential campaign, guns
          SNL:  A look at NRA activity in Missouri:  Endorsing Chris Koster (D) over Eric Greitens (R), supporting Blunt, opposing McCaskill, more X
          P-D:  List of NRA, gun-control groups' activity in Missouri
          Helling:  Blunt's support of 2nd Amendment in 2016 re-election was "a cutural signal" to voters
          Reuters:  McCaskill drafts bill in response to Allergan patent maneuver
          Politico:  Josh Hawley has a phone chat with Steve Bannon;  Comments from James Harris, Jane Cunningham
          KC Star:  Josh Hawley chats with Steve Bannon about U.S. Senate run;  Ed Martin has not ruled out a primary bid
          Missourinet:  Missouri Hospital Association's Dave Dillon, Truman Medical Centers' Charlie Shields talk CHIP renewal
          P-D:  Nick Pistor discusses new book 'Shooting Lincoln,' detailing photography during the Civil War
          SE Missourian:  Missouri Democratic Party Chairman Stephen Webber holds meeting in Cape Girardeau, talks Medicaid +
          JCNT:  Barnes says no to state Senate race X
          Missourinet:  Rep. Jay Barnes (R-Jefferson City) decides against state Senate run
          Dunklin Democrat:  Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft holds meeting in Kennett +
          The Missouri Times:  Eric Schmitt named Rodel Fellow by Aspen Institute
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Rep. Justin Alferman (R-Hermann) chats with Mannies & Rosenbaum about campaign-contribution limits, possible special session for in-home cuts, and suggests street-riot crowd attempt to articulate what they want
          KWMU:  Missouri Highway Patrol struggling to find qualified minority and lady applicants;  Both groups more likely than white men to throw in the towel during training
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Supreme Court denies transfer of 'right to work' cases
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in the Missouri Supreme Court:  Week of October 2, 2017
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Housing Development Commission committee, annual commission meeting postponed
          Drebes:  Bumps lie ahead for Greitens' Board of Education takeover plan;  Holsman could hinder gov's plans to stack the deck
          SE Missourian:  Southeast president addresses budget challenges, opportunities during state of university address +
          P-D:  Missouri highway signs have jokes;  A look behind the sometimes-lippy humor
          Missourinet:  Study:  Missouri a "high-risk" state for drivers hitting deer;  Feeble-minded animals tend to get in way of traffic, cause damage
          P-D:  Traffic-blocking protesters begin encountering citizen opposition;  Counterprotesters gather to show support for police;  One driver doesn't let pack of protesters stop vehicle's progress
          Washington Post:  Limelight from riots, street stunts help raise urban politicians' profiles:  Mini-profiles of congressional candidate Cori Bush, Rep. Bruce Franks (D-St. Louis City)
          P-D editorial:  Street and mall riots less effective than civilized voting activities
          P-D editorial:  Yes to outside police investigations. No to St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner's poor money management and sense of entitlement.
          P-D letter:  St. Louis County man wonders why anti-police editorial left out the "savagery and brutality" of protesters
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        Thursday, October 5
       
Politico:  Blunt, others unveil bipartisan criminal justice overhaul package
          Washington Post:  Blunt, bipartisan group unveil latest attempt at sentencing overhaul
          SE Missourian:  Local Moms Demand Action leader says Las Vegas shooting ruined her event:  "This was supposed to be a big party, rah-rah" +
          Missourinet:  Americans for Prosperity to run ads targeting McCaskill on taxes
          P-D:  Missouri U.S. Senate campaign bits:  Former Kander spokeswoman Anne Feldman to Dems' superPAC;  Other Kander staffers move to Iowa to lay groundwork for presidential campaign
          AP:  Jeff Jensen confirmed as U.S. attorney for eastern Missouri
          Dunklin Democrat:  MDP Chairman Stephen Webber to hold town hall meeting tonight at Dunklin County Courthouse
          AP:  Greitens hits campaign trail for other GOP governors
          The Missouri Times:  Greitens calls for special election in HD 97, 129, 144
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Mike Bernskoetter (R-Jefferson City) kicks off Senate District 6 campaign
          CDT:  Caleb Jones leaving Greitens office for electric co-op post X
          The Missouri Times:  Caleb Jones leaving governor's office, takes VP job with Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives
          Missourinet:  Caleb Jones heading to Association of Electric Cooperatives
          AP:  Caleb Jones leaves governor's office for Missouri electric co-op job
          The Missouri Times:  To honor gals' group 25-year anniversary, Greitens to hand out 25 appointments to 25 women in 25 days;  Sheena Greitens delivers the news
          Columbia Missourian:  New health care funding proposals would cut from senior tax credits
          The Missouri Times:  UM System looks to hire new in-house lobbyist, but rules could prevent some from taking the job;  Top contenders include Kelly Gillespie, Jeff Davis, David Pearce
          SNL:  Anti-Trump feminist speaks at MSU, makes dire predictions of impending American autocracy X
          Columbia Missourian:  Politifact rating:  Statement from Sen. Andrew Koenig (R-Manchester) on Planned Parenthood founder and eugenics rated "Mostly False"
          Drebes:  State bids out security guard services
          Missourinet:  Rep. Nick Schroer (R-O'Fallon) wants to increase penalties for those who block interstates without permits;  Rioters damaged cars in St. Charles last month
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in the Missouri PSC:  October 4, 2017
          AP:  Missouri court rules in favor of lesbian seeking custody
          P-D editorial:  Alderman's bill goes overboard to protect protesters, constrain police
          P-D letter:  Perryville sexagenarian says sometimes-columnist Bill McClellan is no longer liberal enough
          P-D letter:  Clayton septuagenarian wants state legislators to pass tighter gun laws
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        Wednesday, October 4
       
Bloomberg:  McCaskill blasts Trump for saying tax plan won't benefit him
          St. Joseph News-Press:  McCaskill continues push for contractor oversight X
          SNL:  Federal CHIP funding could run out in Missouri by March X
          SE Missourian:  Delta Regional Authority to invest $2.4 million to aid economic development in region;  Comments from Peter Kinder, Jason Smith, Eric Greitens +
          Missourinet:  Missouri's Stephen Censky to serve as USDA's second in command
          The Missouri Times:  AFL-CIO announces national convention in St. Louis
          P-D:  GOP looks to hold legislative seats in special elections
          SNL:  Greitens' team creates new official social media accounts X
          Missourinet:  Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt:  student loan debt has surpassed mortgage debt
          Missourinet:  State of Missouri sending out latest wave of county jail reimbursements
          P-D:  Satanic Temple and Planned Parenthood score initial win in abortion fight
          The Missouri Times:  Legal victory paves the way for three pregnancy-termination clinics
          Missourinet:  Abortion provider moving quickly to expand termination services after 8th Circuit Court decision
          AP:  New study examines how far women in each state must travel to terminate unborn babies
          SNL:  DHSS memo:  Missouri plans to require abortion providers to have a physician on-call 24/7 X
          Missourinet:  Missouri Supreme Court to hear challenge to 2008 law banning convicted felons from having guns
          The Missouri Times:  Annual conference discusses ways Missouri can move forward with energy consumption
          KC Star:  Charges dropped against illegal alien accused of on-campus rape of UMKC student;  February incident created hysteria among campus rape activists
          SE Missourian:  State declares test results for schools invalid +
          SNL:  Man nabbed after digging ginseng root on Missouri Dept. of Conservation land X
          KWMU:  Missouri conservation officials propose ban on commercial wild turtle trapping
          Missourinet:  Missouri Dept. of Conservation says fall turkey hunting could be challenging
          JCNT:  Hundreds of mid-Missouri students pray together;  "See You at the Pole" events lead to zero broken windows or assaults on law enforcement officers X
          KWMU:  Rep. Bruce Franks (D-St. Louis City), others participate in highway-blocking stunt;  Woman who assaulted police officer during Galleria riot addresses pack of protesters outside jail
          P-D:  Protests block highway;  Police succeed in corralling herd onto side streets
          P-D:  Alderman's proposal would limit police tools used to control rioters
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        Tuesday, October 3
       
Missourinet:  Elected officials, candidates and staff pen statements on Las Vegas
          KY3 (Springfield):  Blunt aims to give more protection to victims of domestic violence
          CNBC:  More scrutiny for Allergan over Indian tribe deal;  McCaskill calls patent partnership an "absurd loophole"
          Missourinet:  NAFTA negotiation critical for Missouri railroad company
          AP:  McCaskill unhappy with DeVos' stance on rights of those accused of campus sex assaults, wants to talk to Trump about it
          AP:  Community college sociology prof peddles book claiming citizens were harmed by mysterious government airplanes spraying chemicals;  Government study shows no evidence, but Lacy Clay wants investigation anyway
          P-D:  New campaign limits spur growth of PACs
          The Missouri Times:  Pat Rowe Kerr (R) to run for Jay Barnes' open state rep seat
          Drebes:  Help Wanted:  Missouri House seeks Publications Specialist
          AP:  Monthly survey indicates more economic growth ahead for Midwest
          The Missouri Times:  Dose of legislative reality serves as antidote for Democratic superminority's health care plan
          SNL:  Court ruling could speed up pregnancy terminations in Springfield X
          Missourinet:  Planned Parenthood wins fight to expand abortion in Missouri
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Holly Rehder (R-Sikeston) talks needle-exchange bill
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri American Water case could change how Missouri decides rates
          Missourinet:  Green lender in Missouri cooperating with FBI investigation into contractor
          KWMU:  Union leader Jeff Roorda (D) to run for Jefferson County county executive
          P-D:  Pepper spray deployed effectively during Friday protest;  Black clergy hold press conference to complain
          KWMU:  Small sect of protest crowd attempts to register voters in St. Louis City
          P-D editorial:  To quell riots, St. Louis deploys a commando.
          Waters:  Race at MU:  Cartwright joins the fray X
          P-D letter:  Sierra Club rep opposes Greitens' environmental moves
          P-D letter:  Wildwood man responds to protester caterwauling, says people of his Jewish faith have faced discrimination and still manage to thrive whilst loving America
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        Monday, October 2
       
P-D's Raasch:  McCaskill, Blunt typify how Washington is adjusting to the spontaneity of Donald Trump
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  Panel of Rep. Tracy McCreery (D-Olivette), Jim Avery, Judy Baker, Brianna Lennon talk Jacob Turk playing spoiler in state Senate race, Nicole Galloway's first statewide election, Democratic superminority's health care plan, St. Louis riots, more
          Drebes:  Melissa Etheridge lends name to medical marijuana group's fundraising e-mail
          Brownfield Ag News:  Josh Hawley, others attorneys general urge EPA to abolish Obama's "Waters of the U.S." rule
          P-D:  Gov. Jay Nixon reflects:  On legislators' complaints of his "aloof" approach, Ferguson riots, Rams, state parks, more
          SNL:  Restoring care for 8,000 Missourians likely means cutting tax credits for seniors X
          Washington Missourian:  Rep. Nate Tate (R-St. Clair) talks transportation at St. Clair Chamber of Commerce meeting X
          Missourinet:  Missouri falls six months behind in paying county jail bills
          Missourinet:  National Chamber group, MATA weigh in on new GOP-backed lawsuit laws
          Columbia Missourian:  Missouri Press Association awareds:  Columbia Missourian wins Best Online Newspaper or Website
          P-D:  Success of St. Louis police sergeant in outsmarting rioters irks protesters
          P-D editorial:  Congress should change law hindering Missouri's Western Governors University
          P-D editorial:  Target stores right to raise minimum wage, while Missouri GOP legislators are still wrong;  Greitens lacked the courage to actually sign GOP bill
          Washington Missourian editorial:  National Newspaper Week a good time to highlight the value of small newspapers X
          KC Star letter:  Jefferson City man wants state Dept. of Conservation to treat deer the same way they treat mountain lions
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        Sunday, October 1
       
October 2016 Missouri political news headlines
          October 2015 Missouri political news headlines
          CDT:  Rural hospitals on life support in Missouri X
          Columbia Business Times:  Former journalists find life beyond the news cycle:  A look at Scott Charton, John Fougere
          Drebes:  Help Wanted:  St. Louis Realtors seeks assistant director of government affairs
          CDT:  Local activists, experts say "ban the box" law is not doing minorities any favors X
          CDT:  State-school minority data:  MU sees decrease in black students since Fall 2015 race agitation;  UMSL Chancellor Tom George addresses high level of minority enrollment X
          SNL:  Drury University speaking series to host Rhode Island conservative;  Tom Nichols has a sense of humor, says many Americans act like "Cheers" know-it-all Cliff Clavin X
          SNL:  Drury University speaking series to host St. Louis liberal;  Sarah Kendzior is a feminist, bemoans Trump's "atrocities" X
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Despite street-protester logic, market is best at setting wages X
          SNL editorial:  Missouri State grows, thrives despite cuts X
          Washington Missourian editorial:  Ameren Missouri is right on renewables X
          P-D editorial:  Union employee who wrote pro-police tweet should get their "butt" kicked out of the job
          KWMU's David Cazeres:  Heroic protesters won't be deterred as they stomp around Galleria mall, impede traffic in Richmond Heights
          P-D letter:  St. Charles man says Rep. Bruce Franks (D-St. Louis City), other protesters should stop blaming white people for their problems and try marching around their own violent neighborhoods
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        Saturday, September 30
       
Missourinet:  McCaskill, Blunt, Jason Smith, Jay Ashcroft work to further protect domestic violence victims
          P-D:  Blunt says he's more concerned with election-hacking attempts than Ruskies' Facebook ads
          The Missouri Times:  GOP U.S. Senate candidate Austin Petersen banned from Facebook for AR-15 giveaway
          The Missouri Times:  New PAC signals a leadership bid for Gary Romine
          The Missouri Times:  Judge hears evidence in Missouri Alliance for Freedom vs. Galloway case
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in the Governor's Office:  Week of Sept. 25, 2017
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Holly Rehder (R-Sikeston) forecasts PDMP prospects for next session
          CDT:  University of Missouri System to announce Jefferson City lobbyists next week
          KC Star:  National search for new UMKC chancellor begins
          Columbia Missourian:  UMSL, MU handed grants to train social workers to work with 'vulnerable populations';  Taxpayers spring for $1.8 million to each school
          SNL:  College of the Ozarks takes a stand for the National Anthem;  Private Christian college won't allow athletic opponents to show signs of disrespect
          AP:  D.C.-based LGBTQIA* group wants Hawley to investigate death of Joseph Matthew "Ally Lee" Steinfeld
          The Missouri Times:  Hawley hires Bryan Cave attorney to investigate alleged wrongdoings in Stockley case
          P-D:  BREAKING:  Bryan Cave among dozens of Missouri law firms contributing to Missouri political candidates
          KWMU:  After Board of Aldermen honor dope peddler who pulled gun on officer, Aldermen Joe Vaccaro and Jack Coatar ask board to honor police department
          P-D:  Aldermen Joe Vaccaro, John [sic] Coatar want board to honor police who endure street riots
          KWMU:  Taser, chemical sprays effective in subduing race agitators outside Cardinals game;  Congressional candidate Cori Bush taunts black police officers, more
          P-D:  Protesters chant "No justice, no baseball!" as baseball game goes on undisturbed
          KWMU:  State of the Riots series:  Editor Shula Neuman, reporter Willis Ryder Arnold share thoughts on agitation and news coverage
          Washington Missourian editorial:  Big Media refuses to state the facts:  Anthony Lamar Smith was a common dope dealer
          Messenger:  White woman thinks her artwork will fix St. Louis' racial divide
          P-D letter:  Brentwood sexagenarian says anti-opioid efforts are too fragmented
          P-D letter:  Fenton sexagenarian has seen five (5) people texting while driving despite MoDOT ads, and he's not happy about it
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        Friday, September 29
       
P-D:  Roy Blunt, Jason Smith join in bipartisan federal push to grant address anonymity for victims of domestic abuse
          AP:  Missouri officials push to expand address-secrecy program
          The Missouri Times:  Court to hear Missouri Alliance for Freedom v. Galloway suit over Sunshine Law today
          The Missouri Times:  D.C.-based group calls for criminal investigation into Humphreys' Paul Mouton
          Kraske:  Birthday wish list:  On today's milestone birthday, columnist hopes for Missouri campaign ethics overhaul, an end to petition-initiative nonsense, and other reasonable asks
          Drebes:  Greitens makes State Highways and Transportation appointments
          The Missouri Times:  Parson's 'Buy Missouri' plan puts focus on local goods and services
          Missourinet:  Missouri officials want to eliminate all traffic deaths;  Pedestrian deaths on North St. Louis County road an issue
          SE Missourian:  'Epidemic' of addicted, negligent parents puts pressure on Missouri's juvenile courts +
          P-D:  Missouri auctions off three more planes for nearly $200,000
          CDT:  University of Missouri curators are not counting on state support for funding X
          Columbia Missourian:  UM System Board of Curators approves culture-shifting plans
         
P-D:  University of Missouri curators plan an overhaul of governing rules
          The Missouri Times:  Renovate America's business practices being looked at by FBI, SEC
          Missourinet:  Green lender that recently expanded in Missouri under investigation by FBI and SEC
          KWMU:  Protesters congregate, add to list of demands:  Firing of union leader, resignation of mayor, etc.
          P-D:  Rep. Bruce Franks (D-St. Louis City) says protesters have caused city $11 million in economic losses, celebrates damage:  "That sounds effective to me."
          P-D:  Apple cider vinegar, milk of magnesia among projectiles thrown at police during riots
          KWMU:  Protester profile series:  Percy Green and Cori Bush;  Octogenarian, Lacy Clay primary opponent reflect on 1960s glory and current campaign, respectively
          KWMU:  Hawley wants independent counsel to investigate dope peddler's death
          Missourinet:  Hawley's outside counsel to review allegations involving drug dealer who pulled gun on cop
          KWMU:  Discretion, interpretation at heart of St. Louis police use of force policy for protests
          Washington Missourian editorial:  Mea culpa:  We were wrong about term limits - they're terrible
          P-D editorial:  Independent probe is justified when police fail to draw the line on abuses
          Columbia Missourian's Tessa Weinberg:  Greitens among elected officials using Twitter's "block" tool to help avoid harassment on personal accounts
          P-D letter:  Clayton woman suggests urban protesters focus on improving their own community, not disrupting traffic in Clayton
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        Thursday, September 28
       
SNL:  McCaskill, Blunt, Long team up to send Riverside Bridge bill to President Trump X
          Missourinet:  McCaskill, Blunt prepare for work on GOP tax plan
          Missourinet:  McCaskill requests answers about drastic increases in ER billing rates
          KCUR:  McCaskill questions billing practices of company that staffs area hospital ERs
          Columbia Missourian:  Politifact rating:  McCaskill statement on paid maternity leave rated "True"
          P-D's Chuck Raasch:  Thoughts on McCaskill's re-election and GOP's U.S. Senate primary field
          SNL:  Trump's August visit to Springfield cost taxpayers less than $7,500 X
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Chamber sues for right to contribute to its own PAC
          The Missouri Times:  Federalist Society holds its first meeting in Jefferson City
          Drebes:  Shantel Smith to become new Legislative and Policy Director for Missouri Dental Association;  Katie Reichard to Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Health
          KWMU:  Honoring Rev. Barry Lynn, the outgoing executive director for Americans United for Separation of Church and State:  St. Louis Public Radio interview today, ceremony at Wash U. Oct. 1
          The Missouri Times:  Income tax cut starts first phase Jan. 1
          SNL:  Banning passengers from drinking booze could free up money for Missouri roads and bridges X
          Missourinet:  Missouri transportation conference focuses on zero traffic deaths
          The Missouri Times:  Military veteran hopes state officials will consider marijuana for PTSD symptoms, physical ailments
          P-D:  UMSL is 'alive and well' despite budget challenges, chancellor says
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in the Missouri PSC:  Sept. 27, 2017
          KWMU:  MacArthur Justice Center files suit against Missouri Dept. of Corrections
          Missourinet:  Missouri Supreme Court hears arguments over law allowing prior sex crimes to be used in new cases
          Missourinet:  Tyson Poultry pleads guilty to violating Clean Water Act;  2014 incident killed 108,000 fish in southwest Missouri
          SNL:  Tyson pleads guilty to Clean Water Act violations X
          AP:  LGBTQIA* groups use transgender's death to rekindle hate-crime debate
          AP:  St. Louis City asks for outside investigation of protest response
          KWMU:  Second suit filed over St. Louis police tactics in protests;  city asks feds to help investigate
          KC Star editorial:  Why KC's push to raise wages is a better strategy than Trump's tax cut for businesses
          P-D editorial:  Economic inequality is the undercurrent for the region's unrest;  If handed higher wages, rioters would surely act civilized
          KC Star's Bryan Lowry:  GOP Senate candidate Courtland Sykes stokes anti-immigrant sentiment, promotes baseless conspiracy theories
          P-D letter:  Natural Resources Defense Council's Ashok Gupta says Ameren, other major utilities see the path forward on renewable energy
          P-D letter:  Chesterfield man disagrees with Board of Aldermen's decision to honor heroin dealer
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        Wednesday, September 27
       
Missourinet:  Blunt warns of growing opioid epidemic
          SNL:  Congressional staffer, Navy vet Courtland Sykes announces GOP Missouri Senate run as 'political outsider' X
          SNL:  Austin Petersen says complaints about 'fascist' Trump have receded X
          KWMU:  Convoy of old military vehicles is traveling Route 66 to pay tribute to veterans
          Drebes:  Greitens supporters should be disappointed in governor's lack of follow-through
          The Missouri Times:  #moleg podcast:  Chuck Hatfield explains how campaign-contribution restrictions are making candidates creative, pension crisis and state lawsuit audits
          The Missouri Times:  Humphreys consultant Paul Mouton fined for acting as lobbyist without registering
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Joe Adams (D-University City) announces 2018 bid for Chappelle-Nadal's open Senate seat
          The Missouri Times:  Hawley announces campaign to fight human trafficking in local businesses
          JCNT:  Businesses join Hawley's fight on trafficking;  Comments from Missouri Chamber's Dan Mehan, Missouri American Water's Cheryl Norton X
          Missourinet:  Hawley calls trafficking an epidemic, launches anti-trafficking business coalition
          Columbia Missourian:  Politifact rating:  Feministing.com columnist's claim about abortion law given worst possible rating:  "Pants on Fire"
          Missourinet:  Fitzpatrick optimistic about plan to preserve care for 8,000 disabled Missourians
          Columbia Missourian:  Mother of "accident-prone" preteen girl enjoys CHIP coverage, hopes the ride doesn't end in March
          AP:  Missouri Democrats unveil health care proposals
          Missouri Viewpoints:  Education episode:  Robbyn Wahby on the charter school debate;  Missouri Online Summer Institute's Mike Brown talks online-classes expansion, policy
          CDT:  University of Missouri office, dedicated to keeping minority students from flunking out, changes its name X
          Missourinet:  Missouri Supreme Court issues quick decision to suspend attorney over his own felony plea
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Missouri Department of Conservation seeks input at forum X
          P-D:  Protesters block traffic downtown, again
          KWMU:  Out-of-town "documentary filmmakers" file suit against St. Louis police after being detained during street riot
          Clayton Times:  Video:  Agitators disrupt St. Louis County Council meeting, complain about police success in shutting down mall riot
          KWMU:  County Council calls for investigation into police conduct during mall riot
          P-D:  Agitators attend County Council meeting, yell catchphrases
          KWMU:  Deciphering protesters' demands, and what's realistic
          KC Star editorial:  The state of Missouri owes Jackson County more than $800,000. Please pay up.
          P-D editorial:  Ameren Missouri makes a timely, welcome commitment to renewable energy
          Helling:  Cleaver, others trying to have it both ways on hurricane relief and other horse-trading votes
          Columbia Missourian op-ed:  Citizens' Climate Lobby's Robert Overmann:  Left unaddressed, climate change will come for Missouri
          KWMU's Durrie Bouscaren:  Area doctor wants Republicans to expand Medicaid
          P-D letter:  St. Louis man says Post-Dispatch is too hard on protesters
          P-D letter:  Washington man suggests that instead of blocking streets and chanting catchphrases, protesters should try volunteering to help children
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        Tuesday, September 26
       
SNL:  GOP Senate candidate Austin Petersen says AR-15 giveaway got him banned from Facebook X
          Morning Consult's Eli Yokley:  Sam Fox hosting fundraiser for Josh Hawley, says AG will run for U.S. Senate
          SNL:  Sam Fox hosting fundraiser for Hawley X
          KWMU:  Mississippi River islands added to Great Rivers National Wildlife Refuge
          Drebes:  State auditor poll:  A look at how Paul Curtman, Marsha Haefner, Denny Hoskins, Kurt Schaefer, David Wasinger stack up against each other
          The Missouri Times:  Jacob Turk has enough signatures to make 8th District Senate ballot
          The Missouri Times:  Top medicinal cannabis researcher visits Jefferson City
          Columbia Missourian:  Politifact fact check:  Statement from Sen. Andrew Koenig (R-Manchester) on "first income tax cut in 100 years" rated Mostly True
          KWMU:  Riverview Gardens school transfer program dwindles
          The Missouri Times:  On TWIMP, House members question KCI bid process
          P-D:  Ameren Missouri to spend $1 million on wind generation projects
          Missourinet:  Ameren Missouri announces major move toward renewable energy resources
          KWMU:  Ameren to generate more wind and solar power;  Sierra Club still not happy
          CDT:  Bruce Cole denied hearing in effort to overturn Mamtek conviction X
          KWMU:  Hawley wants independent counsel to review Anthony Smith civil suit
          P-D:  Protesters congregate outside Busch Stadium, block traffic;  Police stymie herd attempting to block highway
          KWMU:  Rep. Bruce Franks (D-St. Louis City) promises more headaches for area working people:  "We will continue to disturb your peace."
          P-D:  Protesters hold press conference to complain about police tactics at Galleria mall riot
          AP:  Urban leaders unhappy with fallout from weekend mall riot;  Protesters push "police riot" as alternative narrative for mob behavior
          Missourinet:  Rep. Stacey Newman (D-Richmond Heights), others express anger over police success tamping down mall riot
          The Missouri Times:  Union leader Jeff Roorda says urban pols are responsible for riots, street agitation
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Urban pols weigh in on dope dealer death, ensuing riots
          KWMU:  Protesters' new demand:  St. Louis City interim police chief must go
          SNL editorial:  Federal lawmakers should follow state example, protect domestic violence victims by protecting information X
          P-D editorial:  Police badge is not a license to administer street justice
          Columbia Missourian op-ed:  MU ethnomusicology and black studies prof Stephanie Shonekan:  Caucasoids' racist icebergs put black folks up against "a cold hard place";  Two local black girls pulled over by officers, other bone-chilling atrocities
          The Missouri Times letter:  Professional protesters are asking Trump's EPA to dig up an entire landfill and haul it through rural Missouri
          P-D letter:  Dellwood man says Board of Aldermen resolution is a slap in the face to families affected by heroin
          P-D letter:  O'Fallon man scoffs at Board of Aldermen honoring heroin peddler, wonders if city will create drug dealer hall of fame
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        Monday, September 25
       
KWMU:  At St. Louis event, Bannon says Trump's biggest enemy is GOP establishment
          AP:  In St. Louis, Bannon takes aim at 'corrupt' GOP establishment
          P-D:  Bannon takes aim at 'liberal' GOP establishment
          Missourinet:  Congress under gun to renew four key health programs that impact Missouri hospitals
          CDT:  Anti-Trump climate march draws nearly 30 in Columbia
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  Union leader Jeff Roorda talks about police officers' efforts to control riot mobs, questions "colossal failure" Krewson and other pols who disregard rule of law, more;  Panel of Reps. Kathie Conway, Marsha Haefner, Peter Merideth, Steve Roberts discuss dope dealer's death, Josh Hawley's appetite for U.S. Senate race, KCI brouhaha, more
          Drebes:  Willis Jones opens Capitol City Research office in Jefferson City
          SNL:  SOS Jay Ashcroft visits Harmony House, touts state law to protect victims
          Missourinet:  State owes counties $19 million in jail payments;  Missouri sheriff feels the pain
          P-D:  Football fans fill dorms left empty at Mizzou after enrollment drop
          AP:  7 charged with rioting after protest in St. Louis County
          KWMU:  Day 9 after Stockley verdict:  Protesters show solidarity for those arrested
          Columbia Missourian's Ken Midkiff:  Citizens must be vigilant over state boards, commissions
          Columbia Missourian op-ed:  MU romance language prof Michael Ugarte:  UM System should not have hired PR firm Edelman after race agitation
          Messenger:  Letters from readers responding to police chief 'help wanted' column
          P-D letter:  Wentzville man says Greitens should have taken a harder line on rioters
          KC Star letter:  KC woman says state should ban dicamba herbicide
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        Sunday, September 24
       
Communist Party USA's People's World:  Missouri's Blaine Luetkemeyer, GOP colleagues kill payday loan bills
          Drebes:  Sen. Gary Romine (R-Farmington) sets up leadership PAC
          AP:  Savings from four-day school week not as great as expected
          Reuters:  Riots could derail St. Louis' bid for second Amazon hub
          P-D:  Fighting for the narrative:  St. Louis area police use social media to set the record straight, correct protesters' tales
          Washington Missourian:  Blood samples collected from state park workers to check for tick disease;  Bloodsucking parasites cause untold damage to humans X
          P-D:  Rioters assault police officer, throw trash cans at Galleria protest
          P-D:  Photo gallery:  Rioters assault police officers;  Civilized patrons pick up trash cans thrown by rioters;  More
          P-D:  Video:  Rep. Bruce Franks (D-St. Louis City) delivers stump speech to protesters downtown, reads his professional resume;  Member of Democratic superminority claims he "makes laws"
          KWMU:  Police arrest 22 after riots at Galleria mall
          SNL:  State NAACP meeting features police chief, woman who runs reading program for poor kids X
          JCNT editorial:  Greitens' handling of rioters much better than Nixon's X
          SNL op-ed:  Before Maria Chappelle-Nadal and Warren Love, there was Democrat Danny Staples - who suggested Lacy Clay's tardiness was due to "stealing hubcaps" X
          Columbia Missourian op-ed:  Journalism students take pictures of rioters destroying property, get detained by police for several minutes - and live to tell the tale
          P-D letter:  University City septuagenarian applauds Bernie Sanders' call for Medicare expansion
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        Saturday, September 23
       
Branson News:  Blunt wants Army Corps of Engineers to suspend Table Rock Lake Shoreline Management Plan
          Missourinet:  McCaskill:  More than 2.5 million Missourians affected by Equifax hack
          JCNT:  Luetkemeyer visiting mid-Missouri next week X
          KWMU:  Join St. Louis on the Air for a live recording:  Nick Pistor discusses "Shooting Lincoln" on Sept. 27
          Columbia Missourian:  MU evaluating new Title IX guidelines but no immediate changes expected
          KC Star:  McCaskill says DeVos' action makes coeds less safe on campus
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in the Governor's Office:  Week of Sept. 17, 2017
          Missourinet:  Greitens headed on trade mission to the Orient
          KWMU:  Galloway's K-12 cybersecurity initiative, two years later
          Columbia Missourian:  House committee irked by governor's funding method for drug monitoring program
          CDT:  Inching forward:  More Missouri cities, counties monitoring painkillers X
          P-D:  Planned Parenthood asks Supreme Court to intervene in effort to expand abortion access in Missouri
          Drebes:  State issues RFP for annual external quality review of Managed Care Programs
          Brownfield Ag News:  Taiwan letters of intent signed with Missouri ag department
          KC Star:  Missouri prisons to go smoke-free as double-murderer wins in court
          SNL:  MO Dept. of Conservation says black bears are preparing for period of dormancy;  Humans must avoid dispensing free food, as wild
animals will become reliant upon handouts X
          KWMU:  Agitators attempt disruption at St. Charles' Oktoberfest, smash car windows with black-liberation flag;  St. Charles residents stand up to rioters, jeer "moment of silence"
          P-D:  Photo gallery:  Mob attacks cars driven by white people, breaks windshields
          P-D:  Video:  Woman with bullhorn vows to not let Oktoberfest attendees have fun
          KWMU:  New round of race riots means more political competition for limelight
          KWMU:  St. Louis Board of Aldermen honor heroin dealer
          Missourinet:  ACLU sues City of St. Louis, claims protesters were mistreated
          KWMU:  ACLU of Missouri sues St. Louis police over protest tactics
          P-D:  Several people swept up in protest crowd Sunday night complain about police tactics
          P-D editorial:  Hawley residency hubbub is silly;  Legislators should broaden law
          Washington Missourian editorial:  Hardly doom and gloom at Mizzou X
          Fulton Sun op-ed:  State Treasurer Eric Schmitt:  Sanders, Churchill and the battle for economic freedom
          KWMU's Durrie Bouscaren:  GOP health care bill would gut funding for those in need
          West Plains Daily Quill op-ed:  Missouri Farm Bureau's Dan Cassidy:  Rural broadband poised for success
          CDT Editor Charles Westmoreland:  Trib Talk is repugnant, but I can't kill it yet - so here are some new rules X
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        Friday, September 22
       
Missourinet:  McCaskill, Blunt prepare for vote on GOP health care plan
          SNL:  Bernie Sanders talks war on terror, climate change and inequality during Missouri speech X
          Missourinet:  Sanders emphasizes diplomacy during Missouri lecture
          Missourinet:  Full audio:  Bernie Sanders at Westminster College
          CDT:  Sanders stresses diplomacy, cooperation over military might X
          CDT:  Photo gallery:  Bernie Sanders speech:  Young man wears "Make America Great Again" hat and Trump jersey, more X
          KWMU:  St. Charles County businesses, property owners enjoy population boom;  Area features state's second-largest GOP voting block, 88% white population, no MetroLink
          The Missouri Times:  Assessing Jacob Turk's chances in 8th Senate district special election;  Thoughts from Palm Strategic's Jonathan Ratliff
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Monroe City Mayor Neal Minor running for Lindell Shumake's House seat
          SE Missourian:  Anne Limbaugh, wife of former Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, dies;  Reflections from Peter Kinder, former state Rep. Mary Kasten +
          CDT:  Aging election equipment comes with estimated $1 million replacement price tag X
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri's unique Corporate Apportionment laws may help provide the 'stable, business-friendly environment' Amazon wants
          SNL:  'Let's work together,' state school board member Peter Herschend says to Greitens X
          Columbia Missourian:  UM System hired top-tier PR firm Edelman after race agitation of 2015
          The Missouri Times:  Commissioners say Missouri is falling behind in reimbursing counties for jail per diems
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri, Alabama natural gas companies become Spire
          Missourinet:  Despite bipartisan agreement among group of state lawmakers, KC City Council OKs airport plan
          CDT:  Columbia School Board members will be required to sit through "equity" and "inclusion" lectures X
          P-D:  Local students earn Missouri AP award for 2017;  Minority students Haran Kumar, Lucy Zhu choose to work hard, achieve success
          KWMU:  HUD Secretary Ben Carson calls for peaceful resolution of protests
          KWMU:  'White allies' hold separate-but-equal rally;  Caucasoids unironically chant "No justice, no concerts!" whilst concert takes place
          AP:  'White allies' rally outside Billy Joel concert;  Zero broken windows or assaults on police reported
          P-D:  Protesters fail to shut down Billy Joel concert;  Separate group marches through Cheshire Hotel during work day, bangs on guests' doors
          KWMU:  Civil rights leaders gather at forums, complain about police and Krewson
          P-D editorial:  State agencies spend twice what was reported to settle legal disputes. What are they hiding?
          SE Missourian editorial:  Cape, Jackson make right decision to pay for ACT +
          KC Star's Melinda Henneberger:  'Shouty old man' Bernie Sanders still stokes Missouri students' passions
          Messenger:  From the streets to the pulpit:  There can be no peace without justice
          KC Star's Jason Hancock:  How has Greitens' handling of St. Louis riots matched campaign rhetoric? Follow-up to theme explored earlier in week by The Missouri Times, KWMU, AP, P-D
          KC Star letter:  Kansas sexagenarian dislikes how Greitens talks about rioters
          P-D letter:  St. Louis man mocks urban legislators who play protest superhero for TV and social media fame
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        Thursday, September 21
       
Missourinet:  No tickets left for today's Bernie Sanders lecture in Fulton
          SNL:  Blunt, Greitens support new Obamacare repeal
          Talking Points Memo:  McCaskill's path to re-election more complicated thanks to race riots;  Liberals want senior senator to more visibly side with protesters over police
          SNL:  Aaron Hedlund eyes Senate race even as D.C. conservatives warn him to go easy on Josh Hawley
          CDT:  Hawley vote was legal in August special election
          P-D:  Hawley cleared over residency questions
          SNL:  FCC chair, Billy Long talk Internet in Ozark
          SNL:  Billy Long protects Springfield district staff by using locks on office doors
          SNL:  Springfield veterans cemetery gets millions in grant money to expand;  Comments from McCaskill
          CDT:  Local groups afraid they'll get less money for utility-assistance programs under Trump
          Daily American Repubic:  Carter County says FEMA will cover only 50 percent of flood repairs
          Drebes:  Democrat Sam Gladney to run for Stacey Newman's safe Dem seat
          Missourinet:  Rep. Paul Fitzwater (R-Potosi) to resign to take patrol board post
          Missourinet:  Transportation task force meets in Kirksville;  Comments from Chairman Kevin Corlew (R-Kansas City), MoDOT's Patrick McKenna
          SNL:  Missouri school board not in 'any rush' to replace commissioner
          CDT:  University of Missouri enrollment figures show decline
          Columbia Missourian:  Mizzou to hand out college credit hour for students who sit through racism lectures
          SNL:  MSU boasts largest freshman class since mid-1990s
          P-D:  St. Louis City circuit attorney asks state's help prosecuting traffic tickets in legal limbo
          Missourinet:  Missouri state park workers being tested for tick-borne virus;  Blood-sucking parasites cause headaches and fatigue
          KWMU:  Protesters say they used Clayton as "decoy," move disruption to Galleria mall
          P-D:  Protesters block Brentwood Boulevard near Galleria during rush hour, disrupt commute of working people
          AP:  Galleria escapes violence, vandalism at mall protest
          AP:  Analysis:  Greitens' handling of St. Louis riots
          P-D:  Pi Pizzeria owner takes on police union and "Blue Lives Matter fanboy(s)"
          P-D:  Reporter-support series:  Post-Dispatch demands charges be dropped against reporter covering protest
          KWMU:  Protester-support series:  ACLU's Jeffery Mittman offers tips on how to disturb the peace while avoiding arrest
          Missourinet:  More Missouri school districts going to four-day weeks
          KC Star editorial:  Missouri spends millions of taxpayer dollars on legal expenses with no system to track the payments
          SNL editorial:  Greitens must answer on education board moves
          P-D editorial:  Greitens stumbles in bid to politicize the state education board
          KC Star letter:  KC man offended by St. Louis police chief comments, want department control returned to state
          P-D letter:  St. Louis man responds to Messenger piece, asks why columnist lives in safe municipality with 2% black population
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        Wednesday, September 20
       
P-D:  GOP seeks to influence McCaskill, other Dems on Graham-Cassidy health care proposal
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Blunt, GOP leaders back new health bill
          P-D:  Mayor Lyda Krewson calls interim police chief's anti-riot remarks "inflammatory" but stands by him
          KWMU:  Krewson postpones town hall meeting
          Clayton Times:  Clayton Police Department ready in case rioters attack city taxpayers, businesses
          KWMU:  Protesters set up encampment outside of St. Louis City jail
          KWMU:  Business leaders assess riots' economic damage to St. Louis
          P-D:  Black Lives Matter stickers used to agitate restaurant owners through "Whites Only" message
          P-D:  Pi Pizzeria owner mocks police tactical gear, calls officers "dimwits" - then deletes his Twitter account
          KWMU editor Shula Neuman:  Newsroom rules:  Reporters should avoid using words favored by police and taxpayers (e.g. "agitators," "riots," "looting," "thugs") to avoid offending thuggish looting and rioting agitators
          Jensen:  Reimagining Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass" as "All About The Race";  Perpetually-offended crowd ignores facts surrounding dope-dealer death, would rather cry racism
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri AFL-CIO's Mike Louis:  Submitting petitions "best day I ever had"
          Missourinet:  Hawley's office to investigate Equifax data breach
          AP:  Third Greitens appointee to board of education withdraws
          Missourinet:  Missouri Board of Education proposes $6.1 billion for next fiscal year
          KWMU:  DESE requests nearly $100M more for school next year
          Columbia Missourian:  Minorities potentially discriminated against in Title IX processes
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Moberly Area Community College and and Missouri Dept. of Higher Education reach memorandum of understanding
          Missourinet:  Transportation task force gathers in Kirksville today
          Missourinet:  Missouri state trooper sentenced for 2014 drowning case at Lake of the Ozarks
          KC Star:  Trooper gets 10 days 'shock time' in Brandon Ellingson drowning
          P-D:  Missouri trooper gets 10 days 'shock time' plus two years probation in handcuffed drowning death
          JCNT:  Dept. of Corrections employee gets $1.97M in harassment case
          The Missouri Times:  Agenda items from canceled Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee near automatic approval
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in the Missouri PSC:  September 19, 2017
          The Missouri Times:  Bipartisan group of lawmakers question KCI bid handling
          P-D editorial:  The protests are about police abuse. The response must not be more abuse.
         KC Star editorial:  "Whose streets? Our streets" chant okay for protesters, must not be spoken by law enforcement
         St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Missouri utilities require scrutiny
         KC Star letter:  KC woman mocks faux-diversity posturing of anti-DeVos employees at KC school
          P-D letter:  St. Louis man hopes for more riots, says peace is too much to ask from the oppressed
          P-D letter:  St. Charles man wonders why black pastors don't focus on daily black-on-black murder
          P-D letter:  Kirkwood woman tired of Post-Dispatch's cheerleading of rioters
          P-D letter:  Creve Coeur man suggests criminals stop running from police
          P-D letter:  Webster Groves woman dislikes Post-Dispatch's promotion of street savagery
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        Tuesday, September 19
       
The Missouri Times:  Ferguson vs. Stockley riots:  How Greitens' campaign promises are holding up
        The Missouri Times:  Police vs. rioters:  Whose side are legislators on?  Thoughts from union leader Jeff Roorda, St. Louis City Dem Reps. Bruce Franks and Peter Merideth
        P-D:  Protesters unhappy with police tactics used to herd, corral criminals
        P-D:  Protesters, sympathizers outraged by police officers' trolling chant:  "Whose streets? Our streets!"
        Messenger:  St. Louis City needs a new police chief;  Some chanting required
        P-D:  Weekend of riots takes economic toll on St. Louis
        KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air:  Black police group complains about Stockley verdict
        KWMU:  Day 4:  Business clean up after rioters' destruction, students seize opportunity to skip class
        KWMU:  Rainfall keeps rioters at bay Monday night
        P-D:  Monday pics:  Protesters block streets to keep working people from getting to their jobs;  Rainfall keeps nighttime rioters at bay;  More
        Missourinet:  AG Josh Hawley:  "Violence is not protected by the First Amendment"
        Columbia Missourian:  Minority students sound off on DACA at forum;  Latina coed complains about dearth of Latina "authority figures," other travesties
        JCNT:  McCaskill seeks postal service answers X
        KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Rep. Rob Vescovo (R-Jefferson County) talks to Mannies & Rosenbaum about urban riots and legislative response, 'right to work' and other anti-union/worker-freedom laws, more
        Drebes:  Jacob Turk could play spoiler in Mike Cierpiot's Senate election
        SNL:  Greitens swaps out appointees on education board X
        CDT:  Race was most talked-about concern in MU 2016 campus climate survey;  Some white students provide counter-argument to "diversity" dogma X
        Missourinet:  Galloway:  Lawsuits, settlements against state have cost $115 million
        JCNT:  Galloway:  State's legal expense fund fails to ID costs X
        The Missouri Times:  Clean Line asks for rehearing from Missouri PSC
        KWMU:  As harvest season begins, farmers worry how dicamba herbicide could affect next year's crop
        P-D editorial:  Mayhem is not a plan. Protesters need to outline their goals.
        SNL editorial:  Greitens must answer on education board moves X
        KC Star op-ed:  Lessons from DeVos' visit to a KC school with gender-bender bathrooms, farm-to-table lunches
        SNL letter:  Mountain View sexagenarian couple dislikes Jason Smith's fiscal ideology, says incumbent - re-elected by fifty-one (51) point margin - should be booted next year X
        St. Joseph News-Press letter:  St. Joseph man wants legislators to raise taxes to pay for smorgasboard of programs X
        KC Star letter:  Independence man perturbed by St. Louis urbanites rioting over dope-dealer death
        P-D letter:  Ballwin man wonders why angry black pastor doesn't encourage constructive behavior
        P-D letter:  St. Louis man wonders why protesters don't stop tantruming
        P-D letter:  Florissant man suggests that illegal protest actions be treated like the crimes they are
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        Monday, September 18
       
P-D:  St. Louis Riots of 2017, Day 3:  Urban terrorists continue property-destruction spree;  More than 80 arrested
          KWMU:  Riot coverage, Day 3:  Mob trespasses on SLU's campus, destroys property downtown
          AP:  Rioters engage in third day of destruction
          Belleville News-Democrat:  Headed to downtown St. Louis today? Expect to deal with protesters disrupting people who work for a living.
          KMOV:  Police chief:  "We're in control, this is our city and we will protect it."
          KMOV:  Rioters throw chemicals on police officers
          KMOV:  Mob surrounds police vehicle after arrests
          Rosenbaum:  For Greitens and Krewson, riots put campaign promises to the test
          P-D:  St. Louis City pastor celebrates impact of mayhem with catchphrases:  "You kill our kids, we'll kill your economy" and "Resistance closes businesses, closes streets, closes malls."
          KWMU:  Delmar Loop businesses clean up after riot mob's destruction
          P-D:  Greitens:  'You break a window, you're going to be behind bars.'
          P-D:  Legal experts:  Stockley verdict not a surprise
          P-D:  Dept. of Justice won't prosecute Stockley for civil rights violation
          KC Star:  As McCaskill touts record on seniors, donor and family friend runs troubled homes
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  AFL-CIO's Mike Louis;  Panel of Rep. Kirk Mathews (R-Pacific), Jim Lembke, JP Johnson, and NAACP's Jimmy Loomis talk Chappelle-Nadal and Warren Love, Stockley verdict (pre-riots), 'right to work,' more
          Columbia Missourian:  Retired MU political science prof David Webber debuts play to encourage citizens to 'Practice Democracy'
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Locals walk state of Missouri to raise money for veterans X
          P-D:  Missouri schools may be losing out in flawed Lottery contract
          St. Joseph News-Press:  MoDOT encourages Missourians to complete 10-minute online survey X
          CDT:  Changes proposed to improve water quality of Missouri lakes X
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers to carry Narcan X
          Columbia Missourian:  Politifact check:  NAACP complaint about traffic stops rated "Half True"
          P-D editorial:  Greitens' task force overlooks immigrant entrepreneurs at its own peril
          P-D letter:  Ian Mackey, Democratic candidate for Stacey Newman's seat, criticizes Republicans for in-home care cuts
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        Sunday, September 17
       
P-D:  St. Louis Riots of 2017, Day 2:  Urban terrorists break windows, assault police in Delmar Loop
        P-D:  Photo gallery:  Protesters throw paint on police;  Squat woman throws trash can through window, gets tear-gassed;  Adults take out anger on Delmar trash cans, storefront windows;  More
        P-D:  Video:  Police attempt to corral pack of protesters;  Pastor tries using logic to convince rioters to stop destroying property;  View of vandalized storefronts
        P-D:  Metro shuts down service to Delmar Loop after riots
        KTVI:  Rioters breaks windows, throw paint at police officers
        KTVI:  Protesters to reconvene today for another round of "peaceful" demonstrations
        KMOV:  Mob of protesters vandalize businesses, assault police in Delmar Loop
        KMOV:  Photos:  Stores heavily damaged after protesters clash with police in Delmar Loop
        KSDK:  Rioters damage 23 businesses in Delmar Loop
        AP:  Rioters enjoy second night of destroying others' property, assaulting police
        KWMU:  Second day of riots brings more assaults on police officers, more businesses damaged
        KWMU:  Rioters convince U2, Ed Sheeran and St. Louis Symphony to cancel shows
        P-D:  Analysis:  A breakdown of the judge's ruling in Jason Stockley murder case
        KC Star:  Celebration of life for longtime Democratic consultant Steve Glorioso set for Sept. 20
        The Missouri Times:  Rep. John McCaherty (R-High Ridge) resigns his seat, shifts focus to Jefferson County exec race
        P-D:  McCaherty resigns, focuses on county exec race
        SNL:  'Abortion is violence' display coming to MSU
        Columbia Missourian:  Q&A with Ken Burton:  Columbia police chief talks AG's "profiling" numbers, futility of attempting to reason with race agitators, more
        P-D editorial:  Destroying public libraries, other uncivilized behavior undermines protesters' objectives
        Washington Missourian editorial:  Legislators should prioritize the funding of in-home care next session
        P-D editorial briefs:  Chappelle-Nadal's well-deserved punishment;  Rappelling stunt is classic Greitens grandstanding and hotdogging
        P-D letter:  Festus man appreciates Post-Dispatch's criticism of black clergy agitation
        SNL letter:  Area sexagenarian dislikes the way Trump talks about liberal media
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        Saturday, September 16
       
P-D:  Rioters terrorize St. Louis City after Stockley ruling;  Photo of mob burning American flag, more
          P-D:  Rioters injure 9 police officers, break windows at mayor's home
          KWMU:  Riot updates:  Mob breaks windows at city public library, restaurants
          KSDK's Casey Nolen:  Rioters take aim at St. Louis City public library
          P-D:  Video:  Mob surrounds TV reporter, throws water on him;  Vociferous mob member unironically eschews media coverage:  "Get da f@ck out of my movement, mothaf@cker! And I'm <unintelligible> in yo mothaf@ckin' face!" (0:50)
          KTVI:  Mob threatens Caucasoid male reporter, female videographer
          KMOV:  Video:  Mob surrounds Krewson's home, throws rocks and red paint
          P-D:  Judge's ruling in Stockley case (pdf)
          P-D:  A breakdown of the judge's ruling in the Stockley case
          P-D:  Acquitted officer Stockley:  "Everyone wants someone to blame, but I'm just not the guy"
          The Missouri Times:  Elected officials' communications staffers pen statements on Stockley case
          KWMU:  Collection of elected officials' Stockley/riot statements written by communications staffers
          Missourinet:  Father of police assailant Michael Brown weighs in on Stockley ruling
          Columbia Missourian:  Black students congregate to complain about justice system;  "Social inequalities" prof, others unhappy that administration didn't protest verdict
          JCNT:  Area law enforcement don't anticipate Stockley riots locally
          KC Star:  At Betsy DeVos visit, school offered students "safe room" to hide in if they felt intimidated by Republican woman's presence
          SNL:  Greitens' Board of Education nominee Missy Gelner says governor no longer wanted her to serve, says she was pressured to make "rash leadership decisions"
          The Missouri Times:  Kehoe, Hoskins lead effort to ask for Chappelle-Nadal resignation
          CDT:  Federal appeals court blocks order to license Missouri abortion clinics
          The Missouri Times:  Office of Public Counsel alleges Empire Electric lost $100 million due to risky practices
          The Missouri Times:  Judge blocks activists from returning to West Lake Landfill
          P-D editorial:  Reasonable doubt set Stockley free. Reasonable outrage is the result.
          KC Star editorial:  Is your doctor struggling with addiction? Missouri should do more to answer that question
          Helling:  Political consultant Steve Glorioso was the essential Kansas Citian
          Phill Brooks:  An unusual summer for the Missouri Legislature
          KC Star's Mary Sanchez:  At DeVos visit, students' passive-aggressive signs make a big difference
          P-D letter:  Peace Economy Project's Jason Sibert:  Missouri GOP congressional delegation should stop supporting defense spending
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        Friday, September 15  Stockley verdict in:  Not guilty
       
KC Star:  Longtime political consultant Steve Glorioso dies at 70
          TonysKansasCity.com:  Local pols remember Steve Glorioso;  Collection of local media coverage, reflections
          TonysKansasCity.com:  Top contenders to 'take the crown' of Steve Glorioso
          Kraske:  Ethics complaint could derail Platte County Prosecutor Eric Zahnd's career - and potential appointment as U.S. Attorney
          Reuters:  McCaskill, other senators criticize fraud in 'Obamaphone' program
          Columbia Missourian:  Politifact rating:  Blunt's statements on rural broadband rated "True"
          Columbia Missourian:  Politifact rating:  Lacy Clay's legal assessment of Maria Chappelle-Nadal's assassination comment rated "Half True"
          KC Star:  Antifa vs. pro-America activists:  A look at open-carry laws and enforcement at protests
          P-D:  Judge decries 'gamesmanship' among Phyllis Schlafly's warring children, denies restraining order
          Drebes:  Lobbyists hold annual meeting, elect AT Strategies' Shannon Hawk as president
          Missourinet:  Hawley:  Missouri recovers more than $2.6 million in Medicaid fraud payments
          JCNT:  State retirement package faces changes X
          The Missouri Times:  Security measures and governor's PDMP called into question in House Budget Committee
          AP:  Greitens, lawmakers clash on money for prescription program
          P-D:  Lawmakers urge Greitens to rein in budget changes
          Missourinet:  Fitzpatrick:  Lawmakers to seek solution to in-home care funding
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Tim Remole (R-Excello) talks House effort to restore in-home care funding
          P-D:  State audit of effort to keep Rams in St. Louis in limbo;  Fitzpatrick says Galloway dropped the ball
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Bruce Franks (D-St. Louis City) critical of Greitens' riot prep, claims governor got handsy at clergy-placation meeting
          KWMU:  St. Louis City prepares for riots in wake of Stockley verdict;  Greitens activates National Guard, widow urges protesters to behave in civilized manner
          P-D:  St. Louis region braces for rioters' behavior after court ruling
          P-D:  Catholic schools in St. Louis City cancel classes today to protect children from possible street savagery
          Missourinet:  Greitens moves to protect property, law-abiding Missourians from potential hooliganism
          KSDK:  Station's coverage pledge:  Cover trial fallout while keeping its employees safe from rioters' violence
          The Missouri Times:  U.S. Chamber ratings give Missouri low marks for legal climate;  Assessment does not include new laws
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in the Missouri Supreme Court:  Week of September 11, 2017
          Washington Missourian:  Washington High School students top Missouri ACT average;  Principal commends kids, teachers for working hard X
          SNL:  MSU overtakes Mizzou as No. 1 choice among Missouri ACT test-takers X
          P-D:  Northwest Missouri State University hops on free-tuition-for-poor-kids bandwagon
          SE Missourian:  Missouri Dept. of Conservation agents help fight fires in western U.S. +
          SNL editorial:  Roy Blunt is right:  National Guard spending is wise investment X
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  State Treasurer Eric Schmitt is correct to warn about state pension crisis X
          KC Star editorial:  Mizzou's struggles could spell opportunity for UMKC
          P-D editorial:  Black clergy who tacitly encourage violence are not true leaders
          Washington Missourian's Bill Miller:  Hazardous waste storage;  Feds, state demand notification of potential issues but don't offer same courtesy to local governments X
          Waters:  Finally, more abortion-shopping choices in Missouri;  Voters should start terminating pro-life legislators at the ballot box X
          Columbia Missourian's George Kennedy:  MU's climate is challenged, but changing
          SE Missourian letter:  Cape Girardeau septuagenarian uphappy with Jason Smith's vote on Harvey disaster aid +
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        Thursday, September 14
       
Columbia Missourian:  Graduate students hold DACA protest
          Columbia Missourian:  Photo:  Man with college degree calls GOP congressional offices to complain about DACA, thinks it matters
          KC Star:  Unions, anti-Trump groups to protest Betsy DeVos appearance in KC
          The Missouri Times:  Dan Wibracht, who ran in Democratic primary against Courtney Curtis, to run again in different district
          JCNT:  Rep. Sara Walsh (R-Ashland) takes House oath X
          The Missouri Times:  Senate censures Chappelle-Nadal, but leaves door open for later expulsion
          SNL:  Chappele-Nadal, Love dodge explusion for Facebook posts, but will face more scrutiny X
          KWMU:  Chappelle-Nadal's punishment:  A written reprimand
          AP:  Chappelle-Nadal censured over Trump assassination post
          Missourinet:  Additional attempts expected to oust Chappelle-Nadal, restore elderly budget cuts
          Missourinet:  Matter of Warren Love's Facebook post referred to House Ethics Committee;  Comments from House Superminority Leader Gail McCann Beatty (D-Kansas City)
          P-D:  Veto session:  Chappelle-Nadal censure vote, in-home care cuts debate
          The Missouri Times:  House votes to not override HCB3 veto
          The Missouri Times:  Republican leadership to look for solution to in-home care cuts
          Missourinet:  Another attempt underway to restore cuts to Missouri's seniors and disabled
          AP:  GOP lawmakers pledge to find way to restore in-home care cuts
          SNL:  Legislators allow nursing-care cuts to stand X
          SNL:  Video:  Dem, GOP legislators talk in-home care cuts X
          SNL:  Rep. Crystal Quade (D-Springfield) given "vice chair" title in Democratic superminority caucus X
          Columbia Missourian:  Lawmakers back to drawing board in funding in-home health care
          The Missouri Times:  Committee approves application to name bridge, 3 roadways
          Missourinet:  Schmitt:  State pension system fails to meet funding estimates by $5.2 billion
          AP:  Schmitt says pensions underfunded by $5 billion
          KC Star:  Satanists lead the fight on behalf of Planned Parenthood in Missouri
          Missourinet:  Clean energy industry says jobs are on the rise in Missouri;  Comments from Environment Entrepreneurs' spokesman Tony Wyche
          KC Star:  #1 college choice for Missouri high school grads? Missouri State, not Mizzou
          KC Star editorial:  State should hold more panel meetings, spend more money on olds
          KC Star editorial:  Have you paid a traffic ticket in Missouri?  The state could end up owing you money
          P-D letter:  Florissant man says state, MoDOT are always begging for more taxpayer money
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        Wednesday, September 13
       
The Missouri Times:  Al Franken to headline Missouri Democrats' annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, rebranded "Truman Dinner"
          KWMU:  Area liberals unhappy with Trump's focus on voter fraud;  Comments from Denise Lieberman, et al.
          Missourinet:  State Treasurer Eric Schmitt pens piece in support of Trump tax cuts
          The Missouri Times:  New poll sees Greitens' approval rate slip from 53 percent to 49 percent
          SNL:  Unions pour big bucks into "CLEAN Missouri" ballot initiative campaign X
          The Missouri Times:  Caleb Arthur pulls out of GOP primary for Bob Dixon's Senate seat
          The Missouri Times:  Lincoln Hough jumps into GOP primary for Bob Dixon's Senate seat
          SNL:  Hough shifts focus to different Senate race X
          The Missouri Times:  Republicans pick Rep. Elijah Haahr (R-Springfield) to be next Speaker of the House
          SNL:  Elijah Haahr is GOP colleagues' pick to be next Speaker of the House X
          P-D:  Republicans select Elijah Haahr as next Speaker of the House
          AP:  Missouri Republicans choose Haahr to be next House Speaker
          KWMU:  Elijah Haahr to be Speaker of the House beginning in 2019
          KWMU:  House Democratic superminority members Joe Adams (D-University City) and Stacey Newman (D-Richmond Heights) say GOP won't call special session or override any of Greitens' vetoes
          The Missouri Times:  Galloway's office announces audit of Rams after two-year wait
          SNL:  MOSERS buyout plan calls for half of eligible members to take offer, saving $100 million X
          The Missouri Times:  Planned Parenthood expansion efforts face opposition after court ruling
          AP:  Planned Parenthood to begin terminating pregnancies in Kansas City, Columbia
          SE Missourian:  Summit at Show-Me Center focuses on opioid crisis;  Comments from DHSS' Randall Williams, others +
          Missourinet:  Senate Economic Development Committee Chair Jay Wasson (R-Nixa) bullish on Amazon
          KC Star:  Pros and cons for Amazon choosing Kansas City, and why the dream could backfire
          CDT:  Survey:  University of Missouri staff do not feel valued X
          Columbia Missourian:  Campus climate survey shows MU community isn't as comfortable as national average
          KC Star:  UMKC to host "Know Your Rights Day" for youth;  Organizer says, "We don't want there to be a Ferguson in KC;"  Lessons to include how to not assault police officers
          SNL:  Lawmakers mull statewide charter school expansion X
          Drebes:  St. Louis Regional Chamber event champions early education;  Speakers include former reporter Nancy Cambria, whose job was eliminated by Post-Dispatch this year
          Missourinet:  Missouri Supreme Court reverses awards given in Workers' Compensation case over grisly experiences
          Missourinet:  Bill from Rep. Nick Schroer (R-O'Fallon) would raise age of juvenile court jurisdiction
          JCNT:  Advocates push raising age of juveniles in court system X
          AP:  Missouri public defender disciplined for neglecting clients;  Columbia's Karl Hinkebein blamed heavy workload, unnamed illness for his choices
          KWMU:  Greitens names panel to examine new DNA evidence in Marcellus Williams' stabbing/throat-slashing murder case
          SNL:  Veteran blogger Randy Turner says man knocked on his door, then punched him in the face X
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Clean Line Energy's limited options X
          SNL letter:  Springfield man responds to SNL's DACA coverage, says McCaskill and Blunt should support real Americans and not illegals X
          KC Star letter:  Raytown woman with handicapped mom opposes cuts to in-home care
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        Tuesday, September 12
       
KMOX:  McCaskill, Blunt communications staff pen bosses' emotional reflections on 9/11
          KWMU:  DACA advocacy/illegal-immigrant profile:  St. Louis City high school girl who snuck into the U.S. from Honduras
          Missourinet:  Federal agency holding conference in Kansas City on homelessness in region
          Missourinet:  Former state Rep. Mike "Coach" Lair's funeral is today in Jefferson City
          Faughn:  Rocky Miller chose his business over politics, and we should all thank him;  Thoughts on how keeping Chappelle-Nadal around helps Republicans, and more
          The Missouri Times:  If Todd Richardson isn't taking on Nicole Galloway for state auditor, then which Republican will?
          The Missouri Times:  St. Louis, Kansas City expected to be among cities competing for Amazon headquarters project
          KWMU:  Greitens meets with clergy as St. Louis region awaits Stockley verdict
          P-D:  Greitens meets with clergy as wait for Stockley verdict continues
          AP:  Greitens:  Rights of peaceful protesters will be protected
          KC Star:  Video:  Greitens attends PBR event in Springfield, basks in spotlight whilst rappelling onto arena floor
          SNL:  Veto session preview:  Activists gather to complain about in-home cuts, swap tales of woe;  legislators contemplate Chappelle-Nadal and Warren Love;  More X
          P-D:  Lawmakers set to meet for first time since social media controversies, health care cuts
          SE Missourian:  Wallingford:  Expulsion unlikely for Chappelle-Nadal +
          P-D:  If Chappelle-Nadal resigns, she would keep her state pension;  if not, she may lose it
          The Missouri Times:  Questions about Capitol security appropriation could be answered in upcoming Budget Committee hearing
          KWMU:  Greitens' 'NoMoRedTape.com" crowdsources policy ideas
          KWMU:  State, federal agencies can help stem gun violence, but St. Louis City bears responsibility
          KWMU:  Planned Parenthood to offer abortions in KC, Columbia
          Drebes:  Eddy Justice jumping in with both feet to his new role on State Board of Education
          Missourinet:  Charter school expansion arguments to return to Missouri Capitol today
          P-D:  Wash U., SLU move up in U.S. News rankings, while state schools drop down
          KC Star:  UMKC gets poor marks in diversity study;  Employees unhappy about low salary, perceived discrimination, etc.
          CDT:  Committee will consider renaming Columbia's Lee Elementary;  Diversity Awareness Partnership regional manager says she tries to "protect" daughter from U.S. X
          KWMU:  Federal grant to help 3 St. Louis-area districts try to teach Engligh to foreigners;  Ritenour School District has highest percentage of non-English-speaking students
          SE Missourian:  Ameren Missouri workers sent to Florida to help ease power outages +
          KC Star editorial:  Shame on Missouri Republicans for voting against Harvey relief bill
          Washington Missourian editorial:  Greitens should call for a special session X
          P-D letter:  Sen. Jill Schupp (D-Creve Coeur):  Best path to restore in-home cuts is to override Greitens' veto
          P-D letter:  Rock Hill man says black clergy's threats of violence are reprehensible
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        Monday, September 11
       
Missourinet:  McCaskill emphasizes importance of Fort Leonard Wood hospital and airline service
          CDT:  DACA supporters rally against Trump's "racist ideology;"  Thoughts from Mexican woman who snuck across the border as a young chica X
          Columbial Missourian:  Illegal aliens, supporters rally at courthouse;  Leaders tell crowd that contacting state and local elected officials will influence federal immigration policy
          The Missouri Times:  #moleg Podcast:  Scott Charton talks with hosts Scott Faughn and Becky Lohmann about media vs. Trump and how social media has changed political interactions
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  Reps. Alan Green, Crystal Quade, Becky Ruth, John Wiemann talk state auditor's race, veto session, Maria Chappelle-Nadal and Warren Love, more
          Drebes:  Missouri Chamber of Commerce hires Justin Arnold as new general counsel
          Missourinet:  Perpetual Medicaid debate to continue into 2018 legislative session
          KWMU:  Satanic Temple challenges 72-hour abortion waiting period
          KC Star:  Planned Parenthood to resume abortion services at midtown Kansas City clinic
          Sikeston Standard Democrat:  Infant death rate in Bootheel is cause for concern;  September declared Infant Mortality Awareness Month +
          P-D:  MoDOT:  Getting better gas mileage could result in paying more for license plates
          Missourinet:  State agency wants public defender disciplined;  Man blames poor performance on caseload, unnamed illness
          P-D editorial:  State legislators - from the mid-1990s to the present - to blame for black students' poor peformance;  Spending more money on in-school health care will totally make a difference
          Messenger:  Missouri should enact former State Treasurer Clint Zweifel's "Missouri Promise" for free college
          P-D letter:  Obamacare recipient unhappy about Anthem's decision to withdraw from marketplace
          P-D letter:  Mid-East Area Agency on Aging's Mary Schaefer:  State can preserve vital services for senior citizens
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        Sunday, September 10
       
KC Star:  KC police disarm Antifa, other groups at Washington Square rally
          Tony's Kansas City:  KC socialists outnumbered by police at protest
          Tony's Kansas City:  Roundup of KC alt-left socialist protest photos, news coverage
          SNL:  DACA supporters hold signs near Battlefield Mall X
          St. Joseph News-Press:  DACA decision could have consequences for local aliens
          Drebes:  Mizzou prof Aaron Hedlund, contemplating bid for GOP U.S. Senate primary bid, pens tax-overhaul piece for National Review
          P-D:  Greitens touts job training, larger innovation fund as economic strategy comes into focus
          P-D:  Report:  Missouri sees strong growth in 'clean energy' jobs
          CDT:  Planned Parenthood could soon perform abortions in Columbia, Kansas City X
          SNL editorial:  McCaskill, Blunt must stand up for local aliens who want DACA X
          KC Star editorial:  McCaskill correct to try to stop Betsy DeVos's Title IX efforts
          Washington Missourian editorial:  Greitens is right - illegal aliens who served in the U.S. military should be given citizenship X
          KC Star's Mary Sanchez:  McCaskill trying to stem the opioid epidemic
          P-D's David Nicklaus:  Missouri innovation fund would be big, bold bet on entrepreneurs
          P-D's Kevin Horrigan:  In the age of Unenlightenment, most Republicans think colleges - including Mizzou - are bad for the country
          Joplin Globe's Crystal Thomas:  State health care cuts hammer area residents, businesses X
          CDT Managing Editor Charles Westmoreland:  For regional newspapers, local content is all that matters;  Paid subscribers who complain about lack of comic strips or other old-timey features are do-nothing dunderheads X
          SNL letter:  Ozark sexagenarian applauds McCaskill's opposition to gun proposal X
          P-D letter:  St. Ann woman responds to Dave Roland's op-ed, wants both Maria Chappelle-Nadal and Warren Love gone
          P-D letter:  St. Louis County woman suggests urban protesters turn their attention to drug dealers
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        Saturday, September 9
       
KC Star:  Several streets near park to close today;  rally "slated to involve numerous groups and hundreds of people from across the political and ideological spectrum"
          Tonys Kansas City:  KCPD top cop:  Police prepared to keep the peace between Antifa and Trump supporters today
          SNL:  MSU students send message to Trump by skipping class;  MSU spokesman says school has fewer than ten (10) illegal aliens X
          KC Star:  Trump's influence figures in potential McCaskill-Hawley matchup;  Comments from James Harris, others
          Dunklin Democrat:  Delta Center Field Day draws top state, federal speakers:  Blunt, Jason Smith, Greitens, MO Dept of Ag's Garrett Hawkins;  McCaskill speaks after late arrival +
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Legislature mourns loss of Mike Lair:  educator, reader, friend
          Drebes:  Gov. Jay Nixon re-emerges on Twitter
          The Missouri Times:  W. Brent Powell formally joins the Missouri Supreme Court
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in the Missouri Senate:  Week of September 2, 2017
          KWMU:  Despite calls for expulsion, Chappelle-Nadal may stay in the Missouri Senate after all
          KWMU:  Behind the Headlines:  Rosenbaum previews upcoming chapters in the Chappelle-Nadal and Warren Love sagas
          Columbia Missourian:  Fact check:  Dem superminority members' claim about in-home care cuts rated "Mostly False"
          Columbia Missourian:  Fact check:  Greitens' claim of improving business climate rated "Half True"
          KWMU:  Regional leaders discuss what it would take to bring Amazon's 2nd headquarters to St. Louis
          Lake Expo:  Mountain lions in Missouri:  Dept. of Conservation webcast will help sort fact from fiction about black panthers, other wild animals
          P-D:  Black clergy to judge:  'The blood will be on your hands' if activists riot, loot, kill after court verdict
          KC Star editorial:  Missouri lawmakers should help the disabled - and punish two misguided colleagues
          KC Star's Mary Sanchez:  KC school brainstorms ways to make Betsy DeVos uncomfortable, mock her during visit next week
          KWMU's Willis Ryder Arnold:  Black transsexual's death shows police disregard for trans/people of color/gender non-conforming people
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