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        Monday, March 1, 2021
       
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          Columbia Missourian:  Museum leaders meet with congressional staffers, want more federal money
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  DHSS Director Randall Williams and Gov. Parson's Chief of Staff Robert Knodell join Scott Faughn to discuss vaccine rollout;  Panel of Reps. Ashley Aune (D-Kansas City), Betsy Fogle (D-Springfield), Aaron Griesheimer (R-Washington), and Jefferson City Mayor Carrie Tergin talk vaccine distribution, mask mandates, charter schools
          Missourinet:  Mass vaccination clinics scheduled for today in four Missouri towns
          SNL:  Essential workers' access to vaccine could be limited by supply constraints
          P-D:  Union capo, others complain about turnover at DSS' Children's Division
          Missourinet:  What we're watching this week in the Missouri Legislature
          SNL:  Missouri House OKs plan for private school, home school scholarships
          Missourinet:  Senate Education Committee to hear bill to close underperforming schools
          Missouri Independent:  School choice bills face both success and gridlock in Missouri
          SNL:  GOP lawmakers look to revive voter ID law
          SNL:  Sen. Eric Burlison (R-Battlefield) introduces 'right to work' legislation
          KWMU:  Fight continues over eminent domain for utility line across Missouri
          KC Star's Jeanne Kuang:  After violent riots, Missouri lawmakers seek to protect police;  Comments from Sen. Bill Eigel, "a St. Charles [sic] Republican"
          SNL:  Sen. Lincoln Hough (R-Springfield) wants tougher penalty for letting feral hogs loose
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Missouri stalking laws need to be updated
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Missouri voters deserve a chance to decide on pre-existing conditions protections
          KC Star editorial:  Missouri needs coronavirus doses where more people live
          P-D editorial:  Missouri Senate sees a one-way street for accountability for lawbreakers
          P-D's Bill McClellan:  Some Missourians love us from afar;  Rex Sinquefield, not Rush Limbaugh, deserves state's honor
          P-D letter:  St. Louis County sexagenarian expresses gratitude for state's successful mass vaccination event at UMSL
          P-D letter:  Hillsboro septuagenarian opposes GOP proposal to protect drivers who hit human roadblocks
          P-D letter:  Ballwin septuagenarian opposes charter school bill, wants to see more taxes
          P-D letter:  St. Louis County octogenarian says Rush Limbaugh accomplished nothing to warrant celebrating his life
          KC Star letters:  Greenwood septuagenarian thanks KC Star for efforts to counter Missouri's GOP legislative supermajority


        Sunday, February 28, 2021
       
KC Star:  Social justice group says KC area Proud Boys membership totals roughly forty (40) men across region;  Various liberal males share feelings and fears about massive posse's harrowing threat
          USA Today:  Gun control advocacy series:  Missouri's percentage increase of mass shootings ranks far below national average
          The Missouri Times:  Freshman profile:  Rep. Sean Pouche (R-Parkville)
          Brownfield Ag News:  FFA Week proclamation from Gov. Parson, Lt. Gov. Kehoe delivered on tractors
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson's budget proposal aims to reduce Missouri Public Defender Wait list
          KRES/KWIX:  Sen. Cindy O'Laughlin (R-Shelbina) meets with education leaders, addresses "piece of the pie" funding myth
          KRES/KWIX:  Rep. Peggy McGaugh (R-Carrollton) explains approach to unemployment overpayments
          Brownfield Ag News:  Missouri House passes bill against eminent domain use
          KRES/KWIX:  Rep. Danny Busick (R-Newtown) talks COVID liability, says every business is essential
          JCNT:  Rapid COVID-19 tests benefit mid-Missouri schools
          P-D:  Hundreds of St. Louis residents get vaccinations Saturday
          KRES/KWIX:  Rep. Louis Riggs (R-Hannibail) continues push for Hannibal bypass
          Joplin Globe:  Missouri PSC opens investigation into power interruptions during recent cold snap
          P-D editorial:  State legislators find creative new ways for taxpayers to fund private schools
          P-D letter:  St. Louis woman bashes Josh Hawley, claims to be "lifelong Republican and Catholic"
          P-D letter:  Pacific octogenarian says Missouri Republicans cannot win elections without "manipulating the voter rolls"
          Disclosure


        Saturday, February 27, 2021
       
The Hill:  Josh Hawley gets boisterous ovation at CPAC:  "I'm here today, I'm not going anywhere and I'm not backing down"
          Missouri Independent:  Judge puts off ruling in Missouri gaming machine case
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske:  Legal roundtable discusses Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch's Twitter case, Sunshine Law suits, more
          P-D:  Todd Richardson taking temporary leave of absence to spend time with family
          KC Star:  Missouri Highway Patrol investigating abuse allegations at southwest Missouri reform school
          P-D:  More than 100 being laid off at Webster Groves youth treatment facility
          Missourinet:  Next week's mass vaccination events in Missouri have been scheduled
          Missouri Independent:  State officials counter misinformation regarding southeast Missouri vaccination event
          KC Star:  KC metro's rolling average of COVID-19 cases falls again
          SE Missourian:  State moving to next coronavirus vaccine group
          KWMU:  Missouri officials find contagious coronavirus variant in 15 wastewater testing sites
          KC Star:  COVID-19 variants from UK and California detected in Missouri wastewater
          KC Star:  Young illegal with autism receives special immigration status;  Judge rules Missouri child welfare must keep custody of Mexican alien
          P-D:  Missouri ordered to pay legal fees after losing licensing case against Planned Parenthood
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri 911 Board invests $2 million in modernization
          The Missouri Times:  PSC investigates cold snap's effect on utilities
          P-D:  Spire look to 'further unify' Missouri rates
          The Missouri Times:  PSC considers response to new federal regulations
          KC Star editorial:  No, Josh Hawley, we don't hate America if we want to learn from history's mistakes
          P-D editorial briefs:  Praising pet protection bill, bashing Rush Limbaugh's "dark legacy"
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Prioritizing vaccines for Missouri teachers recognizes their role as essential workers
          KC Star's Bryan Lowry:  Josh Hawley minimizes racism's role in U.S. history
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Missouri Farm Bureau President Garrett Hawkins:  A few of the recommendations we've shared with Missouri's congressional delegation
          P-D "The Bottom Line" video series:  Semi-retired business reporters David Nicklaus and Jim Gallagher say state should let undeserving benefit recipients keep money
          P-D letter:  Ladue octogenarian theorizes that Josh Hawley had secret knowledge of Capitol rioters' plans
          P-D letter:  Clayton septuagenarian offers smorgasboard of Rush Limbaugh's funniest quotes
          P-D letter:  Frontenac octogenarian responds to Post-Dispatch editorial from five (5) weeks ago, bashes Republican state lawmakers for opposing mask mandate
          Disclosure



        Friday, February 26, 2021
       
SE Missourian:  Rush Limbaugh laid to rest
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri activating next tier of coronavirus vaccine distribution mid-March
          JCNT:  Missouri to begin next COVID-19 vaccination tier in March
          Missourinet:  Missouri vaccination update:  Get ready teachers, childcare centers, grocery workers
          Missourinet:  Missouri has now completed 68 mass vaccination clinics
          Joplin Globe:  K-12 teachers, other 'critical infrastructure' workers to be eligible for vaccine by March 15
          Columbia Missourian:  Missouri moving to next vaccination group March 15
          KWMU:  Missouri to offer COVID-19 vaccine to teachers and essential workers in March
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri teachers, childcare workers eligible for COVID vaccine by mid-March
          P-D:  Missouri to expand vaccination effort in mid-March
          KC Star:  Teachers groups praise Gov. Parson's decision on teacher vaccinations
          SNL:  Missouri teachers, 'essential workers' eligible for COVID-19 vaccine starting March 15
          KC Star:  Southeast Missouri town, lacking large retail or convenience store space, holds successful mass vaccination event at Knights of Columbus
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri Republicans look to protect election integrity through voter ID requirement
          The Missouri Times:  House narrowly passes ESA bill
          Missourinet:  Missouri House narrowly passes private schooling tax credit bill
          P-D:  In historic vote, school choice proposal wins final approval in Missouri House
          KC Star:  Missouri House passes school choice bill
          KWMU's Jaclyn Driscoll:  Missouri House OKs state-sponsored scholarships for private schools;  Comments from "Rep. Phil Christophanelli [sic]"
          KRES/KWIX:  Putnam County superintendent opposes Senate Bill 55
          The Missouri Times:  Senate passes law enforcement, protester-accountability bills
          KRES/KWIX:  Rep. Louis Riggs (R-Hannibal) pleased with progress of performance audit bill
          The Missouri Times:  Capitol Briefs:  House passes eminent domain bill
          The Missouri Times:  Derges asks Republican colleagues to help her bills
          KRES/KWIX:  Rep. Danny Busick (R-Newtown) says bill could help eliminate some telemarketing calls and e-mails
          KC Star:  ACLU sues as Missouri is set to release autistic Mexican illegal from foster care
          P-D editorial:  Josh Hawley feigns outrage as he attacks a retired black Army general
          SE Missourian editorial:  Gov. Parson is right - new behavioral hospital is a big win for patients, region
          KC Star editorial:  New Missouri Minutemen force is pointless
          SE Missourian Rush Limbaugh memorial issue op-ed:  Peter Kinder:  His dad's responsible (originally published May 25, 1993)
          Missouri Independent op-ed:  Missouri Health Care for All's Jen Bersdale:  Gov. Parson needs to show more "compassionate leadership"
          KC Star op-ed:  Local "social justice activist and political strategist" Justin Horn:  Basye's bill to ban high school boys from competing against girls in sports hurts transgenders
          P-D letter:  Oakville sexagenarian opposes honoring Rush Limbaugh, cites radio entertainer's criticism of "Barrack [sic]" Obama
          KC Star letter:  Kansas City septuagenarian says state should do more to help autistic Mexican illegal, says it's not alien's fault mother smuggled him here
          Disclosure


        Thursday, February 25, 2021
       
P-D:  Illegal alien gets free pass from Biden administration, flees Maplewood hideout
          KWMU:  Honduran illegal leaves Maplewood hideout
          JCNT:  Retired Cole County Judge Richard Callahan to prosecute McCloskeys
          KC Star:  "4 Star Politics" video:  Gov. Parson talks with Dave Helling and John Holt about COVID-19 vaccinations, reopening schools, unemployment benefits, more
          Missouri Independent:  Gov. Parson hints COVID vaccine eligibility could expand
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Rep. Jo Doll (D-Webster Groves) talks with Jason Rosenbaum about early impressions of serving in superminority, COVID vaccine distribution, reopening schools, charter school legislation, more
          The Missouri Times:  Capitol Briefs:  House passes voter ID bill
          KWMU:  Missouri House approves legislation requiring photo ID to vote
          Columbia Missourian:  COVID-19 stimulus checks would be exempt from taxes under Missouri bill
          Missourinet:  Proposal from Rep. Dave Griffith (R-Jefferson City) is aimed at helping disabled veterans
          KC Star:  Missouri House advances school choice bill
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri House passes education savings account bill
          Columbia Missourian's Caitlin King and Adam Satrya Jackson:  Lawmakers debate school choice;  Comments from "Rep. Peter Meredith [sic]", others
          Columbia Missourian:  GOP bill would protect medical marijuana recipients' anonymity - and Second Amendment rights
          KWMU:  Some undeserving recipients of unemployment benefits are appealing - and winning
          Columbia Missourian:  Committee passes bill on faith-based youth homes
          Missouri Independent:  1913 ruling seen as key to Missouri illegal gambling cases
          Columbia Missourian:  House Emerging Issues Committee entertains discussion of teacher licenses, doorstep-package thieves, more
          KRES/KWIX:  Legislation may allow Missouri restaurants to permanently sell cocktails to-go;  Thoughts from Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch (R-Hallsville)
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri Gaming Commission holds regular monthly meeting, discusses report
          KC Star:  KC's weekly average for new COVID cases dips below 200 for first time since July
          KC Star:  "It makes me so angry":  Mayor Quinton Lucas expresses frustration at large percentage of white Kansas City residents receiving vaccine
          SNL:  AG Eric Schmitt's office wins $170,000 restitution case against timeshare exit company
          P-D:  Missouri PSC launches investigation after energy rates soared in storm
          Washington Missourian editorial:  Public defenders underfunded, understaffed
          Missouri Independent op-ed:  Jeff Smith:  A look at the factors influencing Roy Blunt's 2022 re-election
          KC Star's Jeanne Kuang:  House Republicans push voter ID bill despite fact that claims of illegitimate votes have been debunked
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Leadwood, Mo. parent Julie Smith:  Fix MOCAP now and empower families through school choice
          P-D letter:  Glendale man says Rush Limbaugh does not deserve recognition from state
          KC Star letter:  Kansas City sexagenarian calls Rush Limbaugh a "blowhard," says radio star "never got what he deserved"
          Disclosure



        Wednesday, February 24, 2021
       
Missourinet:  Blunt honors officers affected by Capitol violence
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson, GOP governors call on Biden to reverse fuel order
          SE Missourian:  Gov. Parson calls new hospital "a win" for mental health in Missouri
          The Missouri Times:  Senate passes COVID liability bill
          Columbia Missourian:  Missouri Senate passes COVID-19 liability protections
          KWMU:  COVID-19 liability protection clears Missouri Senate, won't take effect until August
          The Missouri Times:  Two state reps say Vescovo threatened their bills over charter school legislation
          Missourinet:  Missouri Senate puts off vote on giant K-12 education package
          P-D:  Missouri Senate takes up sweeping education proposal that would expand charter schools
          SE Missourian:  Cape Girardeau School District Superintendent Neil Glass, technology instructional specialist create presentation to criticize charter school proposal
          Columbia Missourian:  Proposal from Rep. Dottie Bailey (R-Eureka) could strip governor of power to appoint education board members
          Columbia Missourian:  Bill from Rep. Chuck Basye (R-Rocheport) would allow recall of school board members
          KRES/KWIX:  Rep. Ed Lewis (R-Moberly) hoping for core funding increase for higher education
          The Missouri Times:  Tempers flare as House Corrections committee abruptly canceled
          P-D:  Senate gives preliminary approval to bill that creates new protections for police, increases penalties for protesters who break the law
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri Senate approves bill to hold lawbreaking protesters accountable
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Legislature considers social media censorship bills following national trend
          Columbia Missourian:  Bill from Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg) would incentivize filmmakers to shoot in Missouri
          Missourinet:  Conservation officials:  proposal to expand Conservation Commission threatens future of conservation in Missouri
          Columbia Missourian:  Grain Belt Express again the target of Missouri House
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri Gaming Commission chairman, long-time member at odds over need for Graves Garrett investigation
          Missourinet:  Several mega coronavirus vaccination events planned this week in Missouri
          P-D:  After weather delay, St. Louis County gets delivery of 6,000 vaccine doses
          SE Missourian:  COVID-19 vaccinations resume in southeast Missouri
          Missourinet:  St. Louis County Democrat wants teachers moved from tier three vaccination level to tier two
          Columbia Missourian:  Some black Missourians hesitant to get COVID vaccine;  white people's ancestors to blame
          The Missouri Times:  Capitol Briefs:  Legislative Black Caucus seeks info on COVID vaccine plan for blacks
          Columbia Missourian:  COVID-19 variants in Missouri:  Wastewater tells better story
          SNL:  Missouri extends deadlines after most medical marijuana businesses failed to open on time
          SNL:  MoDOT offers tips for dealing with potholes, how to get them fixed
          KRES/KWIX:  Conservation agent reminds fishermen to renew state permits
          KC Star:  Elad Gross, who lost 2020 Democratic primary for attorney general to unknown Rich Finneran, releases report showing national GOP AG group invited Eric Schmitt's staff to a series of regular conference calls
          Missouri Independent:  Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem rules governor's office broke no laws by redacting confidential info;  Former Democratic AG candidate Elad Gross upset
          KC Star editorial:  Allowing concealed carry on KC buses is a terrible idea
          P-D editorial:  Don't let Missouri's utility industry strangle solar energy incentives
          SE Missourian editorial:  Volunteers have played helpful role in vaccination process
          P-D op-ed:  Former state Sen. Ted House (D-St. Charles):  School vouchers would destroy public schools in Missouri
          KC Star's Laura Bauer:  As time begins to run out for autistic Mexican illegal, state could do the right thing and help
          P-D's Tony Messenger:  Lawsuit seeks to protect federal disability income from covering court fees
          P-D letter:  Webster Groves octogenarian finds Blunt's position against impeaching former president "disturbing"
          P-D letter:  National Association of Black Social Workers president calls Rush Limbaugh a "racist" and "white supremacist," wants NAACP to reinstate "travel advisory" against Missouri
          Disclosure



        Tuesday, February 23, 2021
       
This Week in Missouri Politics:  Peter Kinder talks about the loss of Rush Limbaugh;  Panel of Reps. Tom Hannegan (R-St. Charles) and Bridget Walsh Moore (D-St. Louis City), Gregg Keller, St. Louis City alderman Tom Oldenburg debate COVID orders, vaccine distribution, charter schools
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in Missouri Politics recap
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri in line for $4.5 billion from federal stimulus bill
          KWMU:  U.S. Rep. Cori Bush sponsors bill to grant permanent residency to Honduran illegal
          P-D:  Cori Bush files bill to grant residency to illegal alien
          KRES/KWIX:  Proposal from Rep. Ben Baker (R-Neosho) would move some local elections to later in the year;  Thoughts from Rep. Peggy McGaugh (R-Carrollton)
          KRES/KWIX:  Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg) expects Senate to pass some version of Senate Bill 55
          KRES/KWIX:  Rep. Chuck Basye (R-Rocheport) previews action-packed week in Education Committee, shares COVID-19 experience
          The Missouri Times:  Bill from Rep. Dale Wright (R-Farmington) would increase pharmaceutical industry transparency
          The Missouri Times:  Senate perfects bill addressing protests, investigations of law enforcement officers
          Columbia Missourian:  Under proposed law, Missouri would contribute to FBI database on police use of force
          The Missouri Times:  Capitol Briefs:  Senate bill seeks to add pets to orders of protection
          P-D:  Pets could be added to orders of protection under proposal in Missouri Senate
          P-D:  Missouri public defender calls on lawmakers to fund office
          JCNT:  Gov. Parson recognizes supermarket employees
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson thanks grocery workers while touring Hy-Vee coronavirus vaccine site
          P-D:  St. Louis area counties preparing to deliver thousands of vaccines postponed by storm
          SE Missourian:  COVID vaccinations continue
          Missouri Independent:  77-year-old Independence woman successfully navigates vaccination process
          KC Star:  KC's Cerner helping create vaccine passport - a crucial step in returning to normal
          KWMU:  Federal grant helps Missouri judges learn the science of COVID-19
          KWMU:  Missouri Department of Agriculture looks to update pesticide training
          KC Star editorial:  Missouri's broken public defender system must be fixed
          SE Missourian's Adrienne Ross:  'If you don't have anything nice to say' about Rush Limbaugh, say nothing
          Columbia Missourian's Ken Midkiff:  Vicky Hartzler not representing "sane people"
          Columbia Missourian's Adam Satrya Jackson:  Voter fraud is very rare, and Missouri lawmakers cannot provide any evidence of it
          Missouri Independent op-ed:  Renew Missouri's James Owen:  Missouri lawmakers must have facts on solar before acting
          Columbia Missourian op-ed:  Wake Forest University Law School dean:  Gov. Parson should pardon murderer Patty Prewitt
          Disclosure



        Monday, February 22, 2021
       
Webster-Kirkwood Times:  "A little crazy":  SLU professor/Dem pollster Ken Warren says Cori Bush's "defund the police" and "defund the military" rhetoric is "not smart"
          Missourinet:  Rep. Chuck Basye (R-Rocheport) back at Capitol after recovering from COVID
          KRES/KWIX:  Rep. Cindy O'Laughlin (R-Shelbina) on Senate Bill 55 and charter schools
          Missourinet:  Proposal to elect Missouri Conservation Commissioners goes before House committee today
          Missourinet:  Missouri prison system could move officer training from classroom to real-world setting
          Washington Missourian:  Franklin County's second medical marijuana shop opens
          AP:  Missouri medical marijuana lawyers worry about discipline
          KOMU:  Missouri surpasses 1 million COVID vaccinations;  Health leaders praise Gov. Parson's leadership, administration
          CDT:  Boone County health official:  COVID-19 trends in county 'encouraging'
          P-D editorial:  To rehabilitate his public image, Hawley should focus on shutting down opioid addiction rehab centers
          KC Star editorial:  Missouri has too many older, low-risk prisoners behind bars. GOP bill would help.
          KC Star's Derek Donovan:  Liberals misunderstood Rush Limbaugh, but Missouri can't honor him with a special day
          P-D's Tony Messenger:  Judge puts Missouri Legislature on alert:  Fund the public defender's office, or else
          Joplin Globe op-ed:  Rik Hafer:  Missouri's economy tied to education levels
          P-D letter:  St. Louis reader hopes Post-Dispatch editorial board's incessant barrage of "orange-man-bad" venom and anti-Republican hatred makes writers feel good
          P-D letter:  St. Louis sexagenarian offers psychoanalysis of Roy Blunt, Josh Hawley
          P-D letter:  St. Louis woman wants Gov. Parson to apologize to Alex Garza
          Disclosure


        Sunday, February 21, 2021
       
KC Star:  GOP leaders discuss grassroots support for Trump post-presidency:  Thoughts from Jean Evans, Sens. Eric Burlison and Mike Cierpiot
          P-D:  St. Louis area man arrested in connection to Capitol riot
          Brownfield Ag News:  At Missouri Farm Bureau event, Gov. Parson and Ag Director Chris Chinn discuss legislative priorities for agriculture
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg) says budget work will be more difficult next year
          Joplin Globe:  Rep. Lane Roberts (R-Joplin) seeks to tighten stalking laws
          Columbia Missourian:  Sen. Andrew Koenig (R-Manchester) seeks increase in tax credit for domestic violence shelter donations
          P-D:  Thousands get first COVID-19 shot at vaccination event at UMSL
          P-D:  Some elderly, sick in St. Louis area seize opportunity to travel and get vaccine
          KC Star:  Regional China virus update
          SNL:  AG Eric Schmitt's office cracks down on Springfield fence company accused of bilking customers
          P-D's Bill McClellan:  Plain-speaking Gov. Parson pays tribute to the suffragettes, but it could have been more clearly worded
          St. Joseph News-Press op-ed:  Platte County Prosecuting Attorney Eric Zahnd:  No gray area:  Gambling machines are illegal
          Columbia Missourian op-ed:  Missouri Association for Museums and Archives' Linda Endersby:  Remind state legislators of museums' importance
          KC Star's Laura Bauer:  Missouri about to let young man with autism become homeless
          P-D letter:  University City sexagenarian blames some Missourians' poor health on "stresses of poverty" and lack of Medicaid expansion
          P-D letter:  Central West End sexagenarian encourages Gov. Parson to be creative on vaccine distribution, suggests free vaccines to anyone who shuttles olds or the handicapped to vaccine centers
          Disclosure


        Saturday, February 20, 2021
       
KWMU:  Census delay could mean later candidate filing and elections for Missouri
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Blunt leads Missouri congressional delegation in pressing feds to probe natural gas prices
          Missouri Independent:  DSCC still pushing Sunshine Law suit against Hawley, filed after Hawley defeated Claire McCaskill
          P-D:  Cori Bush holds second "swearing-in" for herself in St. Louis, condemns St. Louis' role in westward expansion and slavery
          P-D:  Photo gallery:  Kim Gardner performs symbolic "swearing-in" 7 weeks after real swearing-in;  youth ensemble bangs on bongos;  Human with multi-colored hair reads its poem;  More
          SNL:  Another Springfield man arrested in connection with riot at U.S. Capitol
          KC Star:  Two more Missouri men arrested Friday, charged with crimes in Jan. 6 Capitol riot
          Missourinet:  Rep. Hardy Billington (R-Poplar Bluff) proposes Rush Limbaugh Day each January 12 in Missouri
          P-D:  'Rush Limbaugh Day' could be coming to Missouri
          SNL:  Greene County GOP nominates former House Budget Chair Allen Icet (R-Wildwood) for Collector's office
          KC Star:  Indicted Missouri lawmaker brings high-profile attorney Al Watkins to her defense
          P-D:  Judge says waiting list for clients of Missouri public defenders is unconstitutional
          KC Star:  Judge rules Missouri's waiting list for public defenders violates constitution
          P-D:  Despite federal law, group says Missouri is not extending foster care
          Missouri Independent:  House Dems want access to report on Missouri Gaming Commission;  Commission says information falls under attorney-client privilege
          Missouri Independent:  For disability-rights advocate Sara Hart Weir, advising on Missouri vaccine plan is personal
          SNL:  11% of Missourians have received COVID-19 vaccine doses
          P-D:  COVID-19 rates continue to decline in Missouri and Illinois
          KC Star:  Regional China virus update
          The Missouri Times:  PSC dismisses utility acquisition request
          P-D editorial brief:  State GOP lawmakers correct to forgive unemployment overpayments
          JCNT editorial:  Less traffic, more fatalities
          SE Missourian's Lucas Presson:  Rush Limbaugh lived with enthusiasm and eternal hope
          Phill Brooks:  Punishment of legislators
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Environment Missouri's Bridget Sanderson:  Missouri bill would require John Deere, other equipment manufacturers to give away access to machines' source codes
          P-D letter:  St. Peters sexagenarian says Blunt and Hawley are responsible for people who will be "hurt, maimed or killed" in the future
          P-D letter:  Middlebury, Conn. sexagenarian wants Missourians to know she disapproves of Hawley "doodling" during Senate debate
          Disclosure



        Friday, February 19, 2021
       
CNN:  U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer asks good questions during the GameStop congressional hearing
          KC Star:  Pelosi's pick to lead investigation into Capitol unrest called Hawley a "little piece of sh!t with his Yale law degree"
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri cities, counties in line for millions from federal COVID relief bill
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri congressional delegation urges federal fuel supply review
          SNL:  Gov. Parson:  State 'will not tolerate' energy price gouging amid winter storm, blackouts
          Missourinet:  Congressional delegation, Gov. Parson offer thoughts on energy issues
          The Missouri Times:  Energy, infrastructure, broadband:  Governor, Ag Director Chris Chinn lay out agriculture priorities at Missouri Farm Bureau's annual event
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Lane Roberts (R-Joplin) touts police training reimbursement proposal to increase officers in Missouri
          Missourinet:  Missouri could soon catch up on its jail reimbursement debt
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson's budget proposal would close half of housing units within Missouri women's prison
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske:  Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch (R-Hallsville), Riverfront Times' Danny Wicentowski discuss GOP proposal to give drug offenders a chance at parole
          Missouri Independent:  After a pandemic enrollment drop, Missouri educators are trying to find 'missing' students
          Missourinet:  Nearly 1,000 people died in Missouri traffic crashes in 2020
          P-D:  Despite traffic decline, deaths on Missouri roadways soared last year, state says
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson, first lady receive coronavirus vaccine
          SNL:  Gov. Parson, first lady got first dose of COVID-19 vaccine last week
          JCNT:  Missouri continues vaccinations despite winter storms
          JCNT:  State sticking with current vaccination plan, despite some teachers' demands to be vaccinated immediately
          P-D:  Missouri health director, hospitals update St. Louis County Council on vaccine distribution
          P-D:  Breed-specific dog bans targeted by Missouri lawmakers
          JCNT:  Missouri Department of Conservation offers pond management workshop
          P-D editorial:  Rush Limbaugh changed politics for the worse, but there's no denying his influence
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Answers needed for Missouri regarding power crisis
          SE Missourian op-ed:  Jeff Long:  My unusual connection with Rush Limbaugh:  Radio program scheduling, Mary Frances Kinder's funeral, and Rush's help in getting a church back on its feet
          P-D letter:  Chesterfield septuagenarian opposes proposal to allow gun owners to protect themselves on MetroLink
          Disclosure



        Thursday, February 18, 2021
       
The Missouri Times:  'Son of Missouri" Rush Limbaugh dies from cancer complications
          SE Missourian:  Rush Limbaugh, Cape native and broadcasting pioneer, dies;  Thoughts from lifelong friend Peter Kinder, others
          SE Missourian:  Widow tells audience about Rush Limbaugh's death
          Missourinet:  Missouri native Rush Limbaugh has died
          Missourinet:  Former Missouri House Speaker Steve Tilley (R-Perryville) reflects on 2012 induction of Rush Limbaugh into Hall of Famous Missourians
          Twitter:  Gov. Parson offers prayers for Limbaugh's family;  Liberals, failed Democratic candidates reply to "celebrate" cancer, mock governor, taunt Limbaugh's family
          Columbia Missourian:  Hartzler visits vaccination site, talks federal stimulus
          KC Star:  Cleaver has big goals for housing policy under Biden
          SE Missourian:  Ameren Missouri extends energy conservation request through Friday
          The Missouri Times:  Freshman profile:  Rep. Willard Haley (R-Eldon)
          Missourinet:  Schatz says state senators may have some longer evenings to make up for missed snow week;  emphasizes safety
          KC Star:  House committee passes bill to raise standard for changing constitution
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Ed Lewis (R-Moberly) says foundation formula will be fully funded
          Missouri Independent:  Pandemic could help pave the way for school choice in Missouri
          The Missouri Times:  Bills to forgive unemployment overpayments pass House committee
          Columbia Missourian:  Bill would allow recipients to keep much of overpaid unemployment benefits
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri House committee votes to forgive unemployment debts
          P-D:  Plan to waive collection of unemployment overpayments advances in Missouri House
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri House considering solar power fees
          P-D:  Missourians with solar panels could see electric bills rise under House bill
          The Missouri Times:  Capitol Briefs:  Lawmakers advance first responder doxing bill
          The Missouri Times:  Capitol Briefs:  House perfects bill to permanently offer mixed drinks to-go
          P-D:  Pandemic-inspired take-out booze rule could become permanent in Missouri
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  House Bill 153 to help cut red tape for Missouri farmers
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Tim Taylor (R-Bunceton) says prescribed burn bill making progress
          P-D:  Proposal to limit police techniques up for debate in House
          Columbia Missourian:  Lawmakers discuss officer-involved deaths and limiting effective restraint techniques
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Missouri anglers set for opening of trout season
          KC Star:  Gun-control forum recap:  Panelists say state lawmakers should spend more taxpayer money on urban health care, "food security," etc.
          KC Star editorial:  Missouri police do a difficult job, but don't need their own 'bill of rights'
          SE Missourian op-ed:  John Brunner:  School choice is a winning issue for all Missourians to pursue the American Dream
          Bob Priddy:  Thoughts on consistency of neighborhood snow, state employee pay raises, sarcastic take on Second Amendment Preservation Act (921 words)
          Columbia Missourian op-ed:  Area woman describes feeling "exhausted, confused, disillusioned, angry" and opposes GOP efforts to rein in local health agencies
          Columbia Missourian letter:  "Sustainabile Environmental Advisory Committee" member expresses her disdain for coal and Roy Blunt
          P-D letter:  Dittmer septuagenarian calls Blunt and Hawley traitors
          Joplin Globe letter:  Joplin sexagenarian calls Hawley self-entitled and self-important
          P-D letter:  Warson Woods sexagenarian says Gov. Parson was too busy campaigning in 2020 to plan vaccine distribution
          P-D letter:  O'Fallon septuagenarian details visit to Versailles to receive vaccine, complains about locals not wearing masks
          Disclosure



        Wednesday, February 17, 2021   MoDOT Traveler Map
       
SNL:  Here's what we're watching for Missouri's 2022 U.S. Senate race
          KC Star:  Under Biden plan, Missouri would get $2.8 billion in state aid and $2.5 billion in local aid
          The Missouri Times:  What to know about rolling blackouts during winter storms
          SE Missourian:  Energy companies recommend conservation of electricity, natural gas;  rolling blackouts not expected
          P-D:  Ameren officials say rolling blackouts not expected
          JCNT:  Rolling blackouts not expected in mid-Missouri
          KC Star:  Market realities affect natural gas customers
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri enhances Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
          The Missouri Time:  Missouri reroutes vaccines after weather halts mass vaccination events
          P-D:  Mass vaccination event still on for Saturday on UMSL campus in St. Louis County
          SNL:  Some Missouri teachers complain about waiting their turn for COVID vaccine
          Missouri Independent:  Republicans seek to raise standards for changing state's constitution
          JCNT:  Rep. Sara Walsh (R-Ashland), advocates try to reach agreement on child care
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Sen. Cindy O'Laughlin (R-Shelbina) says despite misinformation from trial attorneys, COVID liability bill will pass
          Missourinet:  Sen. Greg Razer (D-Kansas City) wants more state spending on higher ed
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Louis Riggs (R-Hannibal) talks Wayfair, personal property tax, education bills
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske:  Show promo:  New season of We Live Here to focus on "environmental racism"
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Lawmakers should listen to Lane Roberts on Second Amendment Preservation Act
          SNL letters:  Springfield sexagenarian compares Hawley to Greitens;  Ferguson sexagenarian mocks Hawley's complaint about liberals showing up at his home;  Springfield sexagenarian compares Trump, Hawley and Billy Long to Hitler;  Springfield sexagenarian says Hawley does not love America;  Springfield octogenarian objects to Hawley's objection to Electoral College results
          P-D letter:  Chesterfield octogenarian disagrees with Blunt and Hawley, says democracy is about to end
          P-D letter:  Greentop sexagenarian theorizes that Gov. Parson mispronounced Garza's name in effort to send subliminal message to Trump supporters
          Joplin Globe letter:  Neosho woman opposes charter schools
          Disclosure



        Tuesday, February 16, 2021
       
KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Vicky Hartzler, ranking member of military subcommittee, explains priorities for Whiteman and Fort Leonard Wood
        The Missouri Times:  This Week in Missouri Politics recap:  Wiemann on vaccine distribution, personal property tax, Wayfair;  Barklage, Lovasco, McCreery on Second Amendment Preservation Act, vaccines, more
        KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Rep. Bill Hardwick (R-Waynesville) talks with Jason Rosenbaum about Second Amendment Preservation Act, Fort Leonard Wood, and early impressions of legislative life
        Missourinet:  All state offices closed in Missouri today
        The Missouri Times:  Missouri Senate, House pause session due to inclement weather
        Missourinet:  Missouri Senate cancels session all week due to snow and ice
        SNL:  Missouri Senate cancels session for the week amid cold temperatures, snowy roads
        The Missouri Times:  Missouri utilities ask customers to conserve energy during winter storm
        KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Ed Lewis (R-Hannibal) following school choice debate closely
        KC Star:  Remote learning renews fight for school choice in Missouri
        P-D:  Move to release older prisoners in Missouri could advance in House
        Missouri Independent:  COVID spread slows in Missouri, new cases now half national rate
        AP:  Missouri says more than 10% of state's residents get vaccine
        P-D:  Gov. Parson:  Non-Missourians should not receive state's vaccine doses
        Missourinet:  New program launches to help older Missourians access coronavirus vaccine
        CDT:  Truman VA vaccinates more than 1,400 before weather shutdown
        Missourinet:  Missouri pulls the plug on this week's mass vaccination events due to winter weather
        KWMU:  Some St. Louis area residents travel to rural Missouri to get COVID-19 vaccine
        Missourinet:  Teachers complain about waiting for vaccine, want immediate attention
        P-D:  Great Circle will shut down residential treatment in Webster Groves
        SE Missourian:  Missouri bicentennial:  Mules a good fit as state animal
        KC Star op-ed:  Show-Me Institute's David Stokes:  Connected Kansas City builders don't pay their share of taxes. Here's a partial fix
        P-D letter:  Webster Groves sexagenarian disagrees with Blunt on impeachment vote
        Disclosure


        Monday, February 15, 2021   Presidents Day
       
KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer says Trump lowered "regulatory nonsense," but Biden is turning back the clock
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  Rep. John Wiemann (R-O'Fallon) talks COVID-19, election security, COVID liability bill, personal property tax, Wayfair;  Panel of Reps. Tony Lovasco (R-O'Fallon) and Tracy McCreery (D-Olivette), David Barklage join Scott Faughn to discuss COVID distribution, Second Amendment Preservation Act, charter schools, Blunt's re-election
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Senate cancels session due to inclement weather
          Missourinet:  Snow forces Missouri House and Senate to cancel Monday sessions;  Rowden emphasizes safety
          JCNT:  MoDOT urges travelers to stay home during bitter cold, winter weather
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg) talks state budget, says this year's process likely easier than next year's
          Missourinet:  Rep. Cody Smith (R-Carthage) says Missourians shouldn't be taxed on federal stimulus checks
          Missourinet:  Missouri intercepts $78 million in stimulus money from deadbeat parents
          Missourinet:  Rep. Keri Ingle (D-Lee's Summit):  Issues with Circle of Hope and other Missouri facilities appear to be systemic
          Missouri Independent:  With urban homicides on the rise, Missouri lawmakers seek to help law-abiding citizens defend themselves
          KC Star:  KC metro's weekly average of new COVID cases continues trending downward
          KWMU:  SLU law professor takes a stand against selfishness, says Missourians should let most vulnerable populations get vaccinated first
          St. Joseph News-Press:  In St. Joseph School District, 30% of teachers fall into current tier and can get vaccinated now
          KC Star:  Some teachers complain about waiting their turn in vaccination line behind senior citizens, first responders and people with certain health conditions
          SE Missourian op-ed:  Sen. Holly Rehder (R-Scott City):  Fixing Medicaid
          Missouri Independent op-ed:  Missouri Department of Natural Resources sells out to foreign factory farms
          P-D letter:  Women's Voices Raised for Social Justice sexagenarian says Blunt wrong on impeachment
          KC Star letters:  Lowry City octogenarian calls Blunt "gutless" and "disgusting";  Columbia sexagenarian says Josh Hawley doesn't care about America
          P-D letter:  Sunset Hills sexagenarian wants Hawley to resign
          P-D letter:  St. Louis Hills septuagenarian expresses disbelief that Missourians elected Josh Hawley over Claire McCaskill
          P-D letter:  New York sexagenarian wants Missourians to know she's angry at Josh Hawley
          P-D letter:  Texas sexagenarian wants Missourians to know he's angry at Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz
          Disclosure


        Sunday, February 14, 2021   Valentine's Day
       
Missourinet:  Blunt, Hawley vote against impeaching Trump
          SNL:  Blunt, Hawley weigh in on Dems' failed impeachment effort
          The Missouri Times:  Freshman profile:  Rep. Randy Railsback (R-Hamilton)
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson hopes to see Boeing use more Missouri suppliers
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Louis Riggs (R-Hannibal) talks Second Amendment Preservation Act
          JCNT:  Firearms sales set record in 2020;  Gun shop owner says Democrats' gun-control legislation helps fuel demand
          JCNT:  Missouri's Office of Childhood to provide more streamlined approach
          SNL:  MDC:  No feral hogs for Share the Harvest despite Robert Ross' push
          Washington Missourian:  Nearly 8 percent of Franklin County vaccinated against COVID-19, area doctors hopeful for more
          KC Star editorial:  Blunt, Hawley side with Trump, making future sedition more likely
          P-D editorial:  Gov. Parson again points the finger of blame elsewhere for his own failings
          P-D letter:  University City man speculates that Blunt, Hawley had minds made up prior to Dems' impeachment trial
          P-D letter:  Chesterfield septuagenarian says she wanted to see Hawley paying closer attention during impeachment trial
          P-D letter:  Las Vegas, Nevada septuagenarian says electing Hawley shows Missourians do not love America
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        Saturday, February 13, 2021
       
SNL:  Report lists Billy Long as top congressional tweeter - but now he's quitting after Twitter's anti-conservative purge
          SNL:  Springfield brothers charged with participating in riot at U.S. Capitol
          KC Star:  FBI arrests two Springfield, Missouri men in connection to Jan. 6 riot at Missouri Capitol
          KC Star:  KC-area Proud Boys appear in court on riot charges
          The Missouri Times:  Freshman profile:  Rep. Maggie Nurrenbern (D-Kansas City)
          The Missouri Times:  Freshman profile:  Rep. Alex Riley (R-Springfield)
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri general revenue continues to rebound in new year, January report says
          Washington Missourian:  Schatz, local public and private school officials weigh in on charter schools
          The Missouri Times:  How lawmakers suggest handling the COVID-19 unemployment overpayments
          P-D:  Proposals would allow concealed-carry permit holders to protect themselves when enduring MetroLink rides
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Peggy McGaugh (R-Carrollton) expects tougher road for Second Amendment legislation in the Senate
          Joplin Globe:  Local gun sales track rest of nation, "significantly up"
          Joplin Globe:  Local lawmakers present priorities to chamber leaders, discuss Second Amendment legislation, COVID liability, more
          Missourinet:  Missouri bills would move some local issues and races to a later election
          SE Missourian:  MoDOT lifts no-travel advisory for southeast Missouri
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Prison staff, criminals complain about COVID-19 procedures
          P-D:  Missouri COVID-19 rates return to summer levels;  St. Louis County forecasts steadier vaccine shipments
          KC Star:  New cases, hospitalizations down in Kansas City metro
          Washington Missourian:  Franklin County reports new COVID cases in decline
          P-D:  Missouri to consider requests from companies seeking quicker coronavirus vaccinations
          Missourinet:  State:  Some Walmart and Sam's Club pharmacies already giving coronavirus vaccines in Missouri
          Washington Missourian:  Brinker, other leaders push state for more vaccine doses
          Missouri Independent:  Some local health officials continue to pitch list of grievances over state's vaccine distribution process
          P-D:  Officials at St. Louis-area group homes share emotional toll of putting forth effort to arrange vaccines
          The Missouri Times:  PSC approves Evergy West fee change
          P-D editorial brief:  Celebrating Gateway Pundit getting kicked off Twitter
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Missouri should renounce ugly Dred Scott moment in history
          P-D letter:  St. Louis City sexagenarian expresses anger over waiting four (4) weeks for vaccine, says Gov. Parson is ignoring the urban "technology challenged"
          P-D letter:  Kirkwood octogenarian says Sen. Andrew Koenig (R-Manchester) is wasting his time on advocating for charter schools, says local public schools are just fine
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        Friday, February 12, 2021
       
Missourinet:  Friday and Monday are both Missouri state holidays
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer sees areas for agreement in stimulus
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri could receive $1.7 billion in Medicaid funds under U.S. House plan
          SNL:  Tim Garrison, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, submits resignation
          KC Star:  KC mayor shares musings on Democrats' attempted impeachment of former president, alleges Blunt is playing to GOP primary voters
          KC Star:  Blue Springs resident Louis Enrique Colon arrested for role in Capitol riot;  Liberal activist says KC area boasts strong Proud Boys organization
          KWMU:  New federal data center will expand research opportunities across St. Louis region
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske:  Former "Angry Black Bitch" blogger Pamela Merritt declares, "Abortion is winning."
          The Missouri Times:  Freshman profile:  Rep. Ed Lewis (R-Moberly)
          The Missouri Times:  Freshman profile:  Rep. Travis Smith (R-Dora)
          SE Missourian:  Benton's Jamie Burger, fresh face in Jefferson City, introduces monuments bill
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri House tucks lawmakers cast out of caucuses into tiny offices
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson signs $324 million emergency package for rent and utility needs
          The Missouri Times:  Capitol Briefs:  Gov. Parson signs renters assistance bill
          Missouri Independent:  Gov. Parson signs bill to approve $324 million for renters assistance
          Columbia Missourian:  Effort renewed to expand Missouri's online sales tax
          The Missouri Times:  Capitol Briefs:  Gov. Parson relaxes service hour regulations for fuel trucks
          The Missouri Times:  Capitol Briefs:  House approves family farm legislation
          Columbia Missourian:  Bill would help protect Missouri agriculture facilities from biosecurity breaches
          Missourinet:  Legislative effort to crack down on Missouri boarding schools after mounting claims of abuse and neglect
          KC Star:  Lawsuit alleges former student with autism suffered abuse at Missouri boarding school
          P-D:  Missouri House approves plan to regulate kratom
          KC Star:  Average for China virus cases in KC metro drops to levels not seen since July
          Brownfield Ag New:  Missouri essential ag workers inching closer to vaccine;  Comments fro MO Ag Director Chris Chinn
          SNL:  Missouri's COVID-19 vaccine navigator tool to supplement, but not replace, local sign-ups
          SE Missourian:  State officials say COVID-19 plans evolving;  veterans to receive vaccine doses
          Missourinet:  State's mass vaccination event today in Poplar Bluff still a go despite icy conditions
          JCNT:  Gov. Parson touches on victories, histrionics during COVID-19 update
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson emphasizes importance of facts over "fear and panic" in vaccine update
          KWMU:  Gov. Parson attempts to inject facts, logic into emotional discussion over vaccines
          Columbia Missourian:  Gov. Parson says state is distributing vaccine in equitable manner
          P-D:  Gov. Parson pushes back against vaccine distribution complaints
          P-D:  Conservation officials reject plan to provide feral hog meat to poor people
          KC Star editorial:  Mayor Lucas says GOP refusal to aid cities is why police cuts are necessary
          KC Star's Michael Ryan:  Missouri schoolkids should not be force-fed anti-American bigotry of The 1619 Project
          KC Star's Jeanne Kuang:  Gov. Parson lashes out, again. This time at vaccine critics, journalists
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        Thursday, February 11, 2021
       
Jason Rosenbaum:  On the Trail column:  Nick Myers takes control of Missouri Republican Party that's riding high
          KC Star:  From gallery, Hawley hears Democrat argue he is less culpable than Trump for riot
          KC Star:  Hartzler opposes Democrats' push for handouts to "each socially disadvantaged farmer or rancher"
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske preview:  Pamela Merritt, formerly publisher of the "Angry Black Bitch" blog, promotes new job at "Medical Students for Choice"
          KC Star:  Derges case draws attention to assistant physicians licensing
          SNL:  Rep. J. Eggleston (R-Maysville) says proposal to vet initiative petitions would enable valuable "tire-kicking" from lawmakers
          Missourinet:  Proposed Missouri constitutional amendment would force insurers to cover preexisting conditions
          P-D:  Gov. Parson holds virtual meeting with mayors, talks Wayfair bill, Missouri media's bias and incessant negativity, more
          KC Star:  Event promo:  Please join Report for America and the Missouri Foundation for Health at our next gun-control event Feb. 17
          P-D:  Pneumonia diagnosis for Sen. Cindy O'Laughlin (R-Shelbina) has sidelined top priorities in Legislature
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch (R-Hallsville) explains COVID liability legislation
          The Missouri Times:  Senate bill seeks to increase tax credits to domestic violence shelters, add rape crisis centers as qualifiers
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri lawmakers eye federal funds to cover cost of undeserved payments
          KWMU:  Bills allowing unemployment benefit recipients to keep taxpayer money remain in committee
          P-D:  Proposals would allow Missourians to keep unemployment payments given in error
          The Missouri Times:  Capitol Briefs:  Senate debates bill lessening power of local officials during health emergencies
          P-D:  Missouri Senate begins debate on measures to limit the power of local officials to impose health orders
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Tim Taylor (R-Bunceton) recaps hunting and fishing protections, as well as legislation to protect law enforcement officers and first responders
          KC Star:  High emotions during hearing on alleged Missouri reform school abuse
          Missouri Independent:  Students who claim abuse at Missouri boarding schools call for action
          Columbia Missourian:  Harrowing tales of abuse told to lawmakers from youth home survivors
          SNL:  'Dateline NBC' to air report on Circle of Hope Christian home allegations
          P-D:  Suspension of admissions at Great Circle in Webster Groves followed arrest of 3 employees
          Columbia Missourian's Adam Satrya Jackson:  Legislators debate self-defense measures in churches;  Comments from "Rep. Peter Meredith [sic]"
          Columbia Missourian:  Missouri senators discuss expanding at-home health care licensing
          The Missouri Times:  Video provider fee decrease considered by Missouri Senate
          Columbia Missourian:  Missourians could share sidewalks with robot delivery vehicles under proposed law
          P-D:  Legislation could clear the way for St. Louis City firefighters pension change
          P-D:  Wildwood-based company sues Missouri over crackdown on gaming machines
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri company accused of illegal gambling has sued the state
          KC Star:  Average for COVID-19 cases in Kansas City metro falls for 12th straight day
          P-D:  Missouri adds antigen test results to its public coronavirus data
          Joplin Globe:  Vaccines bringing hope to area nursing homes
          Missourinet:  Missouri releases list of this week's mass vaccination events
          SE Missourian:  Walmart, Sam's Club locations to administer coronavirus vaccine
          Joplin Globe:  Missouri expects 'fairly significant amount' of Johnson & Johnson vaccine
          KC Star:  'Ample supply' of vaccine coming to Missouri, health officials say
          P-D:  Missouri to double vaccine doses to St. Louis region
          P-D editorial:  Hawley and Blunt deepen Missouri's embarrassment by refusing to see Trump's guilt
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Missouri needs to act on Wayfair legislation
          JCNT editorial:  Legislature rightly pursues school choice
          JCNT editorial:  Expanding telemedicine, despite concerns, has potential
          KC Star editorial:  Bill would censor slavery text in Missouri classrooms
          Columbia Missourian's David Rosman:  Missouri's pro-gun bills don't match up with Constitution
          The Missouri Times:  Brian Kaylor:  Second Amendment shouldn't trump the First Amendment
          P-D letter:  Des Peres man says moving toward the middle would help Missouri Democrats win in 2022
          Joplin Globe letter:  Nevada septuagenarian says COVID ID policy should be applied to Missouri voting
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        Wednesday, February 10, 2021
       
St. Joseph News-Press:  Blunt, Hawley vote impeachment trial unconstitutional
          Missourinet:  SOS Jay Ashcroft says presidential preference primary is a waste of money
          Missouri Independent:  Derges claims University of Missouri post in Florida filing;  MU says it has 'no record' of lawmaker as faculty or employee
          The Missouri Times:  Freshman profile:  Rep. Jamie Burger (R-Benton)
          The Missouri Times:  Capitol Briefs:  Supplemental budget bill moves on to governor's desk
          The Missouri Times:  Capitol Briefs:  Senate committee considers tax exemption protections
          Brownfield Ag News:  Missouri rebate-style gas tax bill advances
          JCNT:  DESE removes barrier to teaching certification
          KWMU:  St. Louis City school board wants state lawmakers to halt opening of charter schools
          Missourinet:  Missouri discusses plans to meet social and emotional needs of K-12 students
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Basye's IEP bill takes significant step
          Columbia Missourian:  Lawmakers reignite effort to ban seclusion, restraint in schools
          The Missouri Times:  Capitol Briefs:  House perfects agricultural bills
          Columbia Missourian:  Millions in CARES money for businesses, farms unspent
          Missourinet:  Senate committee discusses robot deliveries;  Comments from Amazon rep Tom Dempsey, KC's Shannon Cooper
          Columbia Missourian:  House considers bill on elderly inmates and 911 dispatcher support
          JCNT:  Bill from Rep. Dave Griffith (R-Jefferson City) would let National Guard drive state vehicles
          P-D:  Governor paid for post-State of the State letter to GOP lawmakers himself
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Louis Riggs (R-Hannibal) meets with Highways and Transportation Commission to push for Hannibal bypass
          KC Star:  KC continues downward trend of new COVID infections
          SE Missourian:  New coronavirus vaccine partnership announced
          KWMU:  Missouri's Walmart, Sam's Club pharmacies will start carrying coronavirus vaccines this week
          SNL:  SW Missouri's Walmart, Sam's Clubs to deliver COVID-19 vaccines
          Joplin Globe:  Walmart, Sam's Club pharmacies in area to give vaccinations
          KC Star:  Missouri launches vaccine site, adding to sign-up options
          Washington Missourian:  Franklin County presiding commissioner wants more vaccines for his region
          P-D:  Local officials want more vaccine doses
          KWMU:  Scientists are looking for coronavirus variants in Missouri's sewers
          KC Star:  Owner of Missouri reform schools faces sex abuse allegations in Washington lawsuit
          Columbia Missourian:  Resolution would denounce Missouri's role in Dred Scott decision
          Missouri Independent:  Senate resolution condemns 1852 Missouri Supreme Court decision in Dred Scott case
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Bill from Sen. Karla Eslinger (R-Wasola) on preexisting conditions offers the right diagnosis
          P-D editorial:  Unemployment beneficiaries get a heartless wake-up call from Gov. Parson
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Former Florissant Mayor Tom Schneider:  List of grievances against Hawley, Schmitt, GOP state lawmakers
          KC Star's Dave Helling:  Gov. Parson might make UMKC an educational stepchild again, and "poke an eye in the finger of every Kansas Citian"
          KC Star op-ed:  Institute of Justice's Daryl James:  Missouri police 'tax' cartels by seizing assets, but crime and drug use don't go down
          Washington Missourian letter:  Washington sexagenarian wants Blunt, Hawley, and Rep. John Simmons (R-Washington) to write a letter to the editor declaring that Joe Biden is president
          P-D letter:  Clayton sexagenarian encourages complaints to Ann Wagner's office regarding Georgia congresswoman
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        Tuesday, February 9, 2021
       
The Missouri Times:  Former Sen. Scott Sifton (D-Affton) seeks to fill Democratic ballot slot for Roy Blunt's 2022 re-election
          SNL:  2022 Senate race:  Scott Sifton announces run against Roy Blunt
          KWMU:  Sifton seeks U.S. Senate seat held by Roy Blunt, releases campaign ad targeting Hawley
          KC Star:  Sifton enters Democratic U.S. Senate primary, touts endorsement from gov runner-up Galloway
          AP:  Sifton to challenge Blunt
          SNL:  Hawley, Blunt, Long to speak at Greene County Republicans' Lincoln Day
          SE Missourian:  U.S. Rep. Jason Smith:  Biden's $1.9 trillion spending plan costs too much
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler disappointed with Democrats' removal of Greene from committees
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman (R-Arnold) running for state Senate in 2022
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Tricia Derges (R-Nixa) removed from House Republican Caucus
          SNL:  Nixa rep indicted for fraud booted from Republican caucus in Missouri House
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri House GOP boots indicted lawmaker out of caucus, though she says she won't resign
          KC Star's Jeanne Kuang:  Missouri House GOP removes indicted lawmaker;  Statement from "Rep. John Wiemann (R-St. Charles [sic])
          The Missouri Times:  Freshmen lawmakers building new caucus
          P-D:  Legislation to provide $324 million in rental aid heads to governor's desk
          Columbia Missourian:  Rental aid package worth $324 million headed to governor for approval
          Missourinet:  Missouri bill would boost gas tax but offer rebates to drivers
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Chuck Basye (R-Rocheport) explains Second Amendment Preservation Act passed by House
          The Missouri Times:  Legislation to remove tuition cap heard in committee
          Columbia Missourian:  Lawmakers considering removing tuition caps for state universities
          JCNT:  Missouri bill would allow doctors to take in patients without seeing them in person
          SNL:  Does Missouri need a 'right to hunt and fish' in the constitution? Rep. John Black (R-Marshfield) thinks so
          P-D:  Missouri child welfare officials suspend new placements at Great Circle in Webster Groves
          Missourinet:  645 MoDOT employees now have COVID;  pandemic is major theme in Missouri transportation department's annual report
          JCNT:  Missouri launches online COVID-19 vaccine navigator
          Missourinet:  State rolls out new COVID-19 vaccination registration tool
          SE Missourian:  Cape Girardeau, Scott counties in top 10 for COVID vaccinations in Missouri
          P-D:  St. Louis County wants more vaccine doses
          Missouri Independent:  St. Louis County wants more COVID vaccine doses
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Bill Hardwick:  Missouri's Second Amendment Preservation Act and a closer look at vertical federalism and the Supremacy Clause
          JCNT letter:  Jefferson City septuagenarian disagrees with Luetkemeyer over Trump's legacy, predicts zero (0) COVID "superspreader" events to occur during Biden presidency
          P-D letter:  St. Louis County septuagenarian says Ann Wagner is responsible for each of Marjorie Taylor Greene's previous statements on every political issue
          P-D letter:  University City man wants Gov. Parson to veto Second Amendment protections
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        Monday, February 8, 2021
       
KC Star:  Trail of No Cheers:  Local Indian drives 20 hours to Tampa, complains about football team honoring heritage
          Missourinet:  Cori Bush appears on comedy show, says she wants government to hand out monthly $2,000 coronavirus relief checks - retroactive to the start of the pandemic
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  Scott Faughn hosts panel of Reps. Mary Elizabeth Coleman (R-Arnold), Rasheen Aldridge (D-St. Louis City), GOP consultant Brett Dinkins, and seasoned Dem strategist Jane Dueker to discuss State of the State, COVID vaccine, Second Amendment protections
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Sen. Brian Williams (D-University City) talks with Jason Rosenbaum about police procedures legislation, KC residency, more
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Missouri Senate approves bill to benefit military projects;  Comments from Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg)
          Missourinet:  Committee to hear testimony tonight regarding self-defense in churches;  Eiken Elam Saimon walked into Neosho Christian church in 2007 and began murdering worshippers
          SE Missourian:  Missouri's "Good Samaritan" law protects individuals seeking medical assistance for overdoses
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri Gaming Commission members review confidential attorney-client work product
          Missourinet:  Missouri prison system experiences significant drop in COVID-19 cases
          KC Star:  KC metro adds fewest COVID-19 cases since October
          Joplin Globe:  Neosho gives initial approval to agreement with state for trout fishing
          P-D editorial:  Return 17-year-olds back to the juvenile justice system where they belong
          SE Missourian editorial:  Vaccine distribution success a shot in the arm for our community
          Joplin Globe editorial:  With vaccine rollout, we're on the right path to a new normal
          P-D's Bill McClellan:  How 'the girl next door' ended up holding Nancy Pelosi's nameplate
          Joplin Globe letters:  Carl Junction woman says General Assembly not nimble enough to make decisions on virus issues;  East Coast professor says she and her husband will boycott Missouri as long as Hawley is in office
          P-D letter:  St. Louis City septuagenarian says Blunt and Hawley are traitors
          P-D letter:  Hazelwood sexagenarian says "No, just no" to school choice in Missouri
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        Sunday, February 7, 2021
       
Joplin Globe:  Nick Myers elected chairman of Missouri Republican Party
          SNL:  Billy Long votes to keep embattled GOP congresswoman on committees
          P-D:  Twitter shuts down account operated by conservative Jim Hoft
          St. Joseph News-Press:  AG Eric Schmitt's office says human trafficking operation in St. Joseph rescues 6 victims, 3 arrests
          SNL:  Despite indictment, no changes at Lift Up Springfield, board members say
          JCNT:  Missouri Capitol restoration 'put the gleam back' into historic building
          Columbia Missourian:  The house on a hill:  Missouri State Capitol renovations complete after half a decade
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg) highlights issues coming before economic development committee
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Senate Education Committee Chair Cindy O'Laughlin (R-Shelbina) continues to push for in-seat classes
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri reports first UK coronavirus variant case
          Missourinet:  Northeast Missouri resident has state's first confirmed case of UK coronavirus variant
          P-D:  UK coronavirus variant found in Missouri
          P-D editorial:  Missouri Republicans again seek to supercede the federal government on guns
          P-D letter:  St. Charles man says state pension director stood up to Richard McIntosh, Sen. Bob Onder (R-Lake Saint Louis)
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        Saturday, February 6, 2021
       
Brownfield Ag News:  Missouri Farm Bureau concerned over Biden revisiting WOTUS
          KC Star:  Hawley's wife files criminal complaint against protester after Virginia demonstration
          Brownfield Ag News:  Gov. Parson says state is set for economic recovery
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Gov. Parson talks budget outlook for Medicaid expansion, K-12 funding, infrastructure, more
          CDT:  At Chamber event, Gov. Parson covers COVID liability legislation, broadband, Wayfair, vaccine, more
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri officials are betting on the Chiefs:  Here's what they're offering their Florida counterparts
          Missourinet:  Missouri Capitol dome shining red;  Govs. Parson and Desantis make bets
          The Missouri Times:  Plocher:  'I stand firmly' with Vescovo's handling of Derges situation
          P-D:  In e-mail to Speaker Vescovo, Derges declines to resign
          The Missouri Times:  Latest Missouri gas tax plan includes rebates for drivers
          SNL:  Some Missouri lawmakers push to let workers keep errant unemployment payments
          Missouri Independent:  Gov. Parson remains steadfast in seeking benefits repayments
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Truman president says Sen. Cindy O'Laughlin (R-Shelbina) is "enormously effective" in helping university
          Missouri Independent:  Competition increasing for KC-area seat on University of Missouri curators
          Columbia Missourian:  New legislation could protect Missourians from caller ID fraud
          Brownfield Ag News:  Missouri anhydrous regulation bill gaining traction
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Louis Riggs (R-Hannibal) talks foster care bills and vaccine progress in Hannibal area
          P-D:  St. Louis County hires lobbyists to fight GOP-led efforts to limit local health orders
          SNL:  About 2,600 get COVID vaccine in Springfield on Friday
          JCNT:  More than 2,000 vaccinated at mass event
          The Missouri Times:  St. Louis City mayor wants greater access to vaccines
          P-D:  Krewson asks Gov. Parson to allow CVS, Walgreens to be vaccine sites
          The Missouri Times:  Kirk Andrews selected as Evergy executive vice president
          KC Star editorial:  If Gov. Parson wants kids in schools, why don't KC teachers have vaccines?
          KC Star editorial:  Missouri's 'mass' COVID-19 vaccinations skip Kansas City, St. Louis
          P-D editorial brief:  Derges should resign
          Phill Brooks:  Thoughts on friction between Gov. Parson and Missouri House leadership
          P-D letter:  Creve Coeur sexagenarian says Sen. Hawley, Gov. Parson are "snowflakes"
          KC Star letter:  Kansas City septuagenarian wants Gov. Parson to resign
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        Friday, February 5, 2021
       
Missourinet:  Cleaver says USDA offices are staying put in KC, rumors were not true
          KC Star:  Missouri's GOP U.S. House members vote to keep embattled Georgia congresswoman on committees
          Rosenbaum:  Parson-Vescovo blowup shines light on tensions between governors and House Speakers
          Missouri Independent:  Gov. Parson's PAC moves into East High Street building;  Building once housed Greitens' non-profit
          The Missouri Times:  Freshman profile:  Rep. Bridget Walsh Moore (D-St. Louis City)
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Tricia Derges (R-Nixa) 'has no plans' to resign following Speaker Vescovo's request
          KRES/KWIX:  School choice an early priority for House;  Observations from Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch (R-Hallsville)
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri House passes Second Amendment Preservation Act
          SNL:  Missouri House OKs Ozarks lawmaker's plan to push back on federal gun laws
          KWMU:  Missouri House passes measure protecting state gun gun rights
          Missourinet:  Federal gun law nullification passes Missouri House, same bill moves through Senate
          JCNT:  Gov. Parson warns vaccinators against deviating from state plans
          The Missouri Times:  State vaccination team addresses distribution, unused supply concerns
          Missourinet:  Missouri health officials say future distribution of COVID vaccine is based on following the rules
          P-D:  Virus rates tumble across the region
          SE Missourian:  Cape County volunteers help with vaccine distribution
          KWMU:  Brookings Institute, other critics of vaccine rollout share views
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri mapping out 'vaccine deserts'
          P-D editorial:  Missourians should heed Danforth's warnings. FrankenHawley is on the loose
          JCNT editorial:  Duck boat safety measure long overdue
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Time to go after illegal gambling devices
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  MoCannTrade Executive Director Andrew Mullins:  Metrc ruling a win for Missouri cannabis industry and patients
          Joplin Globe letter:  Joplin sexagenarian says he is tired of calls for unity, wants Josh Hawley to pay a price
          Columbia Missourian letter:  Creve Coeur septuagenarian offended that Gov. Parson's bio mentions Christ, agriculture, sports before "people" in list of passions
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        Thursday, February 4, 2021
       
Missouri Independent:  Jack Danforth continues anti-Hawley campaign with appearance on SLU grad Jim Swift's "The Bulwark" podcast;  84-year-old, who left U.S. Senate 26 years ago, says he will not vote for Hawley in 2024
          The Missouri Times:  Profile:  Sen. Karla Eslinger (R-Wasola)
          SNL:  House Speaker Rob Vescovo (R-Arnold) asks Rep. Tricia Derges (R-Nixa) to resign
          The Missouri Times:  Vescovo asks Derges to resign following federal indictment
          Missourinet:  House speaker asks Derges to resign
          KC Star's Jeanne Kuang:  Vescovo asks Derges to resign;  Comments from Derges attorney "Stacie Bilyue [sic]"
          The Missouri Times:  Bill would ensure ballot initiative language stays true to General Assembly's intent
          The Missouri Times:  Low-income housing tax credit cap considered by legislators
          Missourinet:  Senate pulled all-nighter on bill to protect businesses from coronavirus-related lawsuits
          Missouri Independent:  COVID liability advances in Missouri Senate, expands to protect religious organizations
          Missourinet:  Rep. Brenda Shields (R-St. Joseph) leads effort to boost early childhood education funding
          Columbia Missourian:  Missouri lawmakers hear debates on SNAP handout bills
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Hoskins supports sportsbook legalization
          Columbia Missourian:  Bill aiming to nullify federal gun laws approved by Missouri House
          Columbia Missourian:  Missouri lawmakers to "cut out the middlemen" in security and defense
          Daily American Republic:  Rep. Hardy Billington (R-Poplar Bluff) raises free speech questions in new House bill
          The Missouri Times:  Senate considers bill to ease water, sewer rate changes
          Missourinet:  Research time is key issue in Sunshine Law case heard by Missouri Supreme Court
          JCNT:  Missouri Supreme Court hears Sunshine Law appeal
          Columbia Missourian:  State health officials answer questions from lawmakers on vaccine rollout
          P-D:  Randall Williams, Adam Crumbliss, Robert Knodell answer questions about vaccine distribution
          SE Missourian:  SoutheastHEALTH, Saint Francis to receive 2,000 vaccine doses on alternate weeks
          SNL:  Mass vaccination clinic in Springfield succeeds in filling sign-up slots
          KC Star:  National Guard to be sent in "targeted teams" to help administer vaccine in special areas of KC and St. Louis
          Missouri Independent:  St. Louis City woman who recevived vaccine shares tips on using "underlying condition" to get on "unofficial waitlist," criticizes state's handling of China virus
          KC Star:  Average of new COVID cases continues falling
          KC Star editorial:  Lawmaker against police residency rule doesn't live in city
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Armstrong Teasdale's Brandon Hall:  Brighter days ahead for rural hospitals in Missouri
          Kaiser Health News' Hannah Recht and Lauren Weber:  Fewer black people in Missouri have taken necessary steps to get COVID vaccine, compared to whites;  White people's "structural racism" and "failure to address nuanced hesitancy" to blame
          P-D letter:  Webster Groves octogenarian recounts "flat-earth" punchline in letter to Hawley's office in response to Hawley's office response to octogenarian's letter to Hawley's office
          P-D letter:  Oakland sexagenarian demonstrates ability to read minds, says Gov. Parson's State of the State positioning was about ego
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        Wednesday, February 3, 2021
       
Joplin Globe:  U.S. Rep. Billy Long hears from front-line medical workers, gives update on vaccine distribution
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Great Northwest Day goes virtual;  Gov. Parson talks economic development, return to 'normality'
          Missourinet:  Missouri Supreme Court Justice Laura Denvir Stith to retire next month
          JCNT:  Missouri's judiciary is "healthy," chief justice says in State of Judiciary
          Missourinet:  Missouri Supreme Court to hear key Sunshine Law case today involving costs for public records
          SNL:  What's next for Rep. Tricia Derges (R-Nixa)?  No more committees, for one thing
          Missouri Independent:  Indicted Missouri lawmaker stripped of committee assignments
          The Missouri Times:  Derges stripped of committee assignments after indictment
          Missouri Independent:  Former GOP lawmakers Jack Bondon, Tim Jones weigh in on Gov. Parson-Rob Vescovo friction
          JCNT:  Data show Missouri's sheltered workshops provide economic benefit
          P-D:  Move to protect businesses from COVID lawsuits is moving to Missouri Senate
          The Missouri Times:  Lawmakers want voters to protect individuals with pre-existing conditions
          Missourinet:  Lawmakers hear testimony on gas tax increase;  Thoughts from Missouri Trucking Association's Tom Crawford, others
          Columbia Missourian:  New fuel tax proposal includes option for a rebate
          Columbia Missourian:  Senators debate two sports gambling bills
          The Missouri Times:  Democrats seek to stop state from recouping payments made in error
          Missourinet:  Missouri lawmakers in both parties critical of Labor Department's reimbursement request for unemployment overpayments
          KWMU:  Missouri Democrats file legislation to block collection of state's overpayments
          Columbia Missourian:  Some lawmakers object to state seeking repayment of unemployment benefits
          KC Star:  St. Louis woman doesn't want to return money she owes state
          P-D:  Senate committee hears Onder bill on virtual schooling
          Columbia Missourian:  Criminal justice bill from Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch (R-Hallsville) addresses nonviolent offenders
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Danny Busick (R-Newtown) says legislation would help contain "overacting" county health officials who hurt businesses
          Columbia Missourian:  Measures to limit local health officials' control approved by House committee
          The Missouri Times:  Police practices, residency requirement bills combined
          Missouri Independent:  Proposal to ban chokeholds paired with Kansas City officer emancipation bill
          KC Star:  Bill from Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer (R-Parkville) would emancipate Kansas City police officers
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Louis Riggs (R-Hannibal) will discuss Hannibal bypass with Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission today
          SNL:  Missouri Department of Agriculture offering grants of up to $50k for specialty crop growers
          KWMU:  Mass vaccination site in Ferguson opens to public on Wednesday
          P-D:  St. Louis County plans to open first COVID-19 mass vaccination site
          Missourinet:  10 mass vaccination clinics planned this week in Missouri
          JCNT:  Cole County Health Department:  New COVID-19 cases continue to decrease
          KC Star:  State, regional China virus update
          KC Star editorial:  After riot, Sen. Josh Hawley hit a new fundraising high
          JCNT editorial:  Statewide PDMP still needed
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Pandemic exposes Missouri's broadband gap
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Gregg Keller:  'Cancel culture' should not be enshrined into law
          P-D's Tony Messenger:  Gov. Parson's temper tantrum reveals uncomfortable truths about Missouri's pandemic response
          P-D letter:  Ballwin septuagenarian offended by Gov. Parson's State of the State homage to women's suffrage and civil rights
          P-D letter:  St. Louis County man demands apology from lawmakers who received vaccine
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        Tuesday, February 2, 2021
       
The Missouri Times:  Charlie Dalton selected new Missouri GOP executive director
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Missouri Democratic Party holds closed meeting after election spanking
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in Missouri Politics recap:  Gov. Parson says State of the State was a message of hope for Missouri
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Rep. Peggy McGaugh (R-Carrollton) talks with Jason Rosenbaum about absentee voting, Medicaid expansion, more
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  McGaugh talks early actions on state budget, Medicaid expansion
          SNL:  Rep. Tricia Derges (R-Nixa) indicted by grand jury, accused of faking stem cell treatments
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Tricia Derges indicted for illegally distributing prescription drugs, wire fraud
          Missourinet:  Missouri lawmaker indicted in alleged $200,000 stem cell fraud scheme
          Missouri Independent:  Lawmaker indicted for fraud, illegal prescriptions
          KC Star:  Missouri lawmaker sold fake stem cells, pushed them as COVID treatment, prosecutors say
          P-D:  Profile:  House Speaker Rob Vescovo (R-Arnold)
          SNL:  Moms Demand Action annual "victims week" PR push underway:  "You can have your guns, but be responsible."
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri lawmakers to review $1.9 billion Medicaid expansion budget
          P-D:  Missouri's state parks to get more cabins, improved campsites under budget proposal
          P-D:  Budget includes funds for Missouri State Fair
          Missourinet:  House Special Committee on Government Oversight Chairman Jered Taylor (R-Nixa) wants to make sure unemployment issue is handled correctly
          Missouri Independent:  Department of Labor Director Anna Hui discusses collecting overpayments from recipients who didn't deserve them
          P-D:  Top Missouri labor official explains state's obligation to get unemployment money back from undeserving recipients
          Columbia Missourian:  House Education Committee meets to discuss transparency legislation
          Columbia Missourian:  $4 million federal grant will teach computer coding to rural Missouri students
          Missourinet:  Certain Missouri hospitals to get most of Missouri's weekly COVID-19 doses in February
          Joplin Globe:  Missouri approves new vaccine distribution plan
          KC Star:  'High volume' vaccine clinics opening around Kansas City
          SE Missourian:  Active COVID-19 cases continue downward trend
          P-D editorial:  Law-and-order Republicans like Hawley need to impose law and order on Trump
          P-D editorial:  As the virus wages, Gov. Parson whines about his speech venue being moved
          KC Star editorial:  KC police board has a chance for fresh ideas. Gov. Parson should appoint new voices
          KC Star's Jonathan Shorman:  Bitter words threaten to derail Gov. Parson's agenda
          P-D op-ed:  Show-Me Institute's Susan Pendergrass:  Pandemic underscores Missouri education's crisis of trust
          P-D letter:  Illinois resident surmises, incorrectly, that Missouri state lawmakers who received vaccine in Jefferson City also oppose mask mandates
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        Monday, February 1, 2021
       
February 2020 Missouri political news headlines
          February 2019 Missouri political news headlines
          February 2018 Missouri political news headlines
          February 2017 Missouri political news headlines
          February 2016 Missouri political news headlines
          February 2015 Missouri political news headlines
          February 2014 Missouri political news headlines
          KC Star:  National, state Republicans support efforts to protect against vote fraud;  "Action St. Louis" activist compares GOP lawmakers to white supremacists
          SNL:  Two-time Party of Socialism and Liberation presidential candidate visits Springfield for "Cancel all Rent and Mortgages" protest
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  Gov. Mike Parson joins Scott Faughn to discuss State of the State address (0:30), vaccine rollout successes and media's agenda-driven misinformation campaign (5:45), COVID liability (17:30), more
          SNL:  Gov. Parson:  House had 'disgusting scheme' to embarrass him
          Missouri Independent:  Governor says politics, not COVID-19, led to State of the State being moved to the Senate
          P-D:  Gov. Parson says 'disgusting scheme' kept him from delivering address in Missouri House
          CDT:  Libertarian Glenn Nielsen's name will appear on ballot when Dems keep Kip Kendrick's seat
          St. Joseph News-Press:  COVID lawsuit bill moving quickly in Missouri Senate
          Missourinet:  Budget Director Dan Haug to present 124-page supplemental budget request to Missouri lawmakers today
          The Missouri Times:  Ag groups encourage Legislature to extend tax incentives
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Sen. Cindy O'Laughlin (R-Shelbina) hoping for funding increase for community colleges
          Missourinet:  Missouri senators could debate K-12 education package this week
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Missouri School Boards' Association hoping for full funding of foundation formula
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Chuck Basye (R-Rocheport) expects discussion around education savings bill
          Missourinet:  Missouri Center for Public Health Excellence's Larry Jones says second COVID-19 vaccine dose might come with a stronger reaction
          KC Star:  KC metro adds 314 COVID cases, again recording fewest new cases since October
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Blunt, Hawley at the helm of duck boat legislation
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  State lawmakers must take action on gaming machines
          P-D's Tony Messenger:  GOP sheriff takes the bloom off GOP attempt to pass gun nullification law
          P-D letter:  Lake Saint Louis Democrat, who lost 2016 state rep race by nearly 40 points, taunts Gov. Parson over last summer's Medicaid expansion vote
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        Sunday, January 31, 2021
       
JCNT:  Census Bureau estimates Missouri saw small population growth over past decade
          Missourinet:  State's bicentennial celebration underway across Missouri
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Sen. Cindy O'Laughlin (R-Shelbina) predicts fate of COVID liability legislation
          Brownfield Ag News:  Gov. Parson wants more broadband dollars in budget
          JCNT:  Public defenders pleased with Gov. Parson's call for more lawyers
          KC Star:  Kansas City metro records lowest number of daily COVID-19 cases since October, again
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Pros and cons of Gov. Parson's State of the State speech
          P-D editorial:  Sen. Rick Brattin (R-Harrisonville) sends a green-light signal to vigilantes
          SNL op-ed:  Gov. Bob Holden:  The China relationship:  View from the state level
          KC Star's Humera Lodhi, Anna Spoere, Kaitlin Washburn:  "Missouri gun violence" advocacy series, sponsored by Missouri Foundation for Health and Report for America:  Missouri should drop tough-on-crime approach and focus on "structural racism," food insecurity, other crime alibis
          P-D letter:  Columbia, South Carolina man mocks Missourians for electing Josh Hawley
          P-D letter:  Sappington man says Blunt, Hawley and Wagner look the other way when government is attacked
          JCNT letter:  Jefferson City sexagenarian complains that Blaine Luetkemeyer does not reply to her frequent letters
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        Saturday, January 30, 2021
       
KC Star:  DOJ investigation of Kansas City's construction project race quotas "meant to harass," says mayor
          JCNT:  Due to pandemic, national pro-life march held virtually this year
          SE Missourian:  Disabled musician keynotes inaugural March for Life Day
          SNL:  Document shows why Springfield man was arrested following Capitol riots
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske:  Missouri Independent Editor in Chief Jason Hancock explains House Dem staffers' position on Wiley Price punishment;  House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade (D-Springfield) declines to appear on show
          The Missouri Times:  A look at Gov. Parson's recommended Medicaid expansion budget
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri publishes plan for covering expanded Medicaid enrollment
          The Missouri Times:  2021 State of Judiciary moves online this year
          SNL:  Republicans renew push to protect against vote fraud
          Missourinet:  Labor director to testify before Missouri House oversight committee about unemployment overpayments
          SNL:  Greene County sheriff:  Lawmakers' 2nd Amendment protection bills 'well-intended but misguided'
          P-D:  Are 17-year-old criminals children or adults? For St. Louis area prosecutors, it's open to interpretation
          Missouri Independent:  Senate committee to vote on police legislation next week
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri congressional delegation seeks FEMA help with coronavirus vaccine
          Missourinet:  Missouri takes Walgreens and CVS vaccine;  Nine mass vaccination clinics this week
          SE Missourian:  National Guard clinic vaccinates 2,000 against virus
          P-D:  St. Louis area counties aim to launch their own COVID-19 vaccinations
          KWMU:  Missouri governments look for as many pipelines as possible to vaccinate their first responders
          KWMU:  DHSS says people not showing up for second dose of vaccine
          Missouri Independent:  If Missouri providers aren't using vaccine properly, their future shipments may decrease
          KC Star:  Missouri building out capacity to test for virus variants
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Vaccine rollout has been rocky, and needs to get better
          SE Missourian op-ed:  Peter Kinder:  How the GOP earned state Senate majority 20 years ago
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Missouri Chamber of Commerce's Dan Mehan:  This governor puts his money where his mouth is
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Missouri Farm Bureau's Eric Bohl:  New year brings positive signs for agriculture
          KWMU op-ed:  Executive Editor Shula Neuman:  St. Louis Public Radio will become "an anti-racism news organization";  Station apologizes for whiteness, commits to hiring fewer whites
          P-D letter:  Florissant septuagenarian says Gov. Parson and GOP lawmakers to blame for impending virus deaths and starvation
          P-D letter:  St. Louis City septuagenarian says Missourians who voted for Republicans are getting the pain they deserve
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        Friday, January 29, 2021
       
Washington Times:  Josh Hawley counters partisan backlash:  'We will not bow down to the mob':  Comments from James Harris
          SNL:  Blunt, Hawley make another push for duck boat safety bill
          SNL:  FBI arrests Springfield man linked to Capitol riot
          KWMU:  Cori Bush wants Biden to direct at least 40% of environmental spending to low-income areas, says it will "fix decades of injustice"
          P-D:  Cori Bush weighs in on urban environmental challenges:  "I can't just leave home and go jog."
          The Missouri Times' Scott Faughn:  A few thoughts on behind-the-scenes histrionics before Gov. Parson's address;  Time for Ethics Committee reboot;  Why the lockdowns are ending now
          The Missouri Times' Scott Faughn:  Midweek update:  The real reason Gov. Parson gave his address in the Senate - and why Elijah Haahr must be sitting back laughing this week
          Missouri Independent:  Lawmaker can block constituent on Twitter, appeals court rules
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson credits workforce development for projects like Amazon in Republic and Chewy in Belton
          JCNT:  Gov. Parson would like lawmakers to decide on gas tax
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri officials to receive first salary increase in more than a decade
          Columbia Missourian:  State elected officials to receive first pay raises in more than a decade
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Louis Riggs (R-Hannibal) notes House urgency after last week's cancellation
          SE Missourian:  Brattin says bill would help protect drivers from violent protest mobs;  Local Black Lives Matter activists disagree
          The Missouri Times:  Former police officer presents emergency app to House committee
          P-D:  House OKs emergency aid for renters and landlords in Missouri
          Missouri Independent:  Gov. Parson says unemployment benefits paid in error must be returned
          Columbia Missourian:  Rehder again pushes for statewide prescription drug monitoring program
          Missourinet:  Missouri to combine some early childhood programs into new Office of Childhood
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg) talks school choice and consequences of virtual-only education
          KWMU:  Substitute teacher availability better, but still tenuous as more schools reopen
          Columbia Missourian:  Missouri senators discuss tobacco regulation
          Missouri Independent:  How Missouri is using COVID-19 funds to tackle Internet access
          P-D:  Missouri mobilizes National Guard, plans to vaccinate at least 18,000 on Friday
          Missouri Independent:  DHSS Director Randall Williams say he'll testify to lawmakers on vaccine rollout next week
          P-D:  State tightens access to capital city vaccine after Missouri lawmakers jumped line
          JCNT:  COVID-19 vaccination clinic planned next week
          SNL:  In two weeks, Christian County vaccinates 1,100
          CDT:  Appeals court says Metrc can't charge medical marijuana growers more for ID tags
          KC Star editorial:  COVID ravages Missouri and Gov. Parson's No. 1 priority is business protection
          P-D editorial:  The state of the state is anything but strong on its pandemic response
          Bob Priddy:  Assessing Gov. Parson's 2021 State of the State speech, and where it fits into Missouri history
          P-D letter:  St. John woman says Hawley is not a victim of cancel culture
          P-D letter:  St. Charles sexagenarian suggests big businesses will avoid Missouri because of GOP leadership
          P-D letter:  Webster Groves man uses sarcasm in attempt to mock Gov. Parson, "Attorney General Mike [sic] Schmitt"
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        Thursday, January 28, 2021
       
CDT:  Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper describes 'surreal experience' of providing Biden inauguration security
          P-D:  Photo gallery:  American Federation of Government Employees, other unions turn out five (5) members for anti-Hawley protest downtown
          KWMU:  Immigration activists wants Biden to change deportation policy for Maplewood alien and other illegals
          Columbia Missourian:  U.S. Court of Appeals rules in favor of Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch (R-Hallsville) in social media case
          P-D:  Federal court confirms that lawmakers' campaign accounts can block critics
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson emphasizes workforce development, infrastructure in annual speech
          The Missouri Times:  Who were the guests at Gov. Parson's 2021 State of the State speech?
          SNL:  Here are 3 things that stood out in Gov. Parson's State of the State
          CDT:  Photo gallery:  Gov. Parson's State of the State address
          KWMU:  Gov. Parson's State of the State heavy on jobs and roads;  Reaction from House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade (D-Springfield), others
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson pledges to move forward with Medicaid expansion;  state employee pay raise proposed
          Missourinet:  Highlights of Gov. Parson's $34.1 billion state operating budget proposal
          Missouri Independent:  Gov. Parson recaps Missouri COVID response, lays out agenda in State of the State address
          Missouri Independent:  Gov. Parson's budget funds Missouri Medicaid expansion without cuts to other needs
          Columbia Missourian:  Proposed state budget benefits from federal COVID-19 relief funding
          Columbia Missourian:  Gov. Parson emphasizes education, public health priorities in State of the State speech
          P-D:  Governor delivers annual address in Senate
          The Missouri Times:  House passes bills from Rep. Hannah Kelly (R-Mountain Grove) on foster care, adoption assistance
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Louis Riggs (R-Hannibal) talks foster care legislation, state agency performance audits
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Chuck Basye (R-Rocheport) weighs in on school board recall bill moving through Senate
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Missouri School Boards' Association expresses concern over school choice package;  Thoughts from Brent Ghan
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Ed Lewis (R-Moberly) hopes COVID liability legislation passes this session
          SE Missourian:  School officials grateful for state COVID funding extension for substitutes
          The Missouri Times:  Democratic Reps. Rasheen Aldridge, Ashley Aune receive COVID vaccinations meant for other state employees
          Missouri Independent:  After e-mail from Quade, Democratic state reps receive vaccine out of turn;  House Superminority staffer Marc Powers:  "We regret that happening ... but it was an honest misunderstanding"
          P-D:  Quade explains sending e-mail and text to her caucus promoting vaccine distribution at Capitol Plaza Hotel
          Columbia Missourian:  People in Phase 1B, Tier 2 on standby for COVID-19 vaccinations
          SE Missourian:  National Guard-supported COVID-19 vaccine clinic set Friday in Cape
          SE Missourian:  Cape County leading state in COVID-19 vaccinations
          SNL:  Former state Bureau of Immunizations chief Jennifer VanBooven took job at SSM Health in St. Louis
          The Missouri Times:  PSC extends pipeline extension waiver over coronavirus concerns
          KC Star editorial:  Missouri bill says it's OK to run over protesters with a car
          P-D editorial:  Missouri's GOP seems unsure who should be in charge of pandemic response
          Bob Priddy:  Sports wagering legislation shows casinos don't care about Missouri elementary or secondary education (2,176 words)
          Columbia Missourian's David Rosman:  Trump and Gov. Parson to blame for slow vaccine distribution
          P-D's Michele Munz:  Why is Missouri taking back vaccines from pharmacies instead of letting them vaccinate residents?
          KC Star education reporter Mara Rose Williams:  How I got current KC Star leadership to criticize the work of previous reporters and editors - and why doing my job made me cry
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        Wednesday, January 27, 2021
       
KC Star:  Blunt, Hawley vote to table Trump impeachment trial
          SNL:  Blunt, Hawley weigh in on impeachment effort
          KC Star:  Hawley votes against Biden's secretary of state
          SNL:  Morning Consult poll shows Josh Hawley gains GOP voter support nationally, despite dip in Missouri
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Graves stands by Keystone XL pipeline despite Biden's decision
          SNL:  FBI puts ads on Springfield billboards in hopes of catching Capitol 'violence' suspects
          Missourinet:  Missouri state senators and Missouri Supreme Court judges will observe tonight's State of the State from upper gallery
          Missouri Independent:  Gov. Parson set to deliver State of the State
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri budget brimming with cash as governor rolls out spending plan
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri House Budget Committee signs off on $320 million for rental assistance
          The Missouri Times:  The man with the plan:  Robert Knodell leads coronavirus vaccine rollout
          Missourinet:  State rolls out COVID-19 dashboard with Missouri-specific data
          KC Star:  Vaccine added to state's COVID-19 dashboard
          Missouri Independent:  State launches China virus dashboard
          The Missouri Times:  Bills curbing county executive power during health emergencies headline marathon House committee meeting
          Missouri Independent:  Jim Lembke tests positive for COVID;  Rizzo, Eigel in quarantine
          P-D:  Two more senators in isolation after close COVID-19 contact in Capitol
          The Missouri Times:  Coronavirus brought ability for restaurants, bars to sell mixed drinks to go;  Legislature seeks to make change permanent
          KWMU:  Missouri prison staff offered COVID vaccine soon
          P-D:  Local health officials say they want more doses of vaccine
          SE Missourian:  Virus numbers appear to be headed in good direction
          JCNT:  Capitol Complex bill considered in Senate committee hearing
          Missourinet:  MoDOT expects influx of construction workers in Rocheport for I-70 project
          KC Star's Steve Vockrodt:  MOSERS executive director says firm had lobbyist and "Rep. John Riemann [sic]" apply pressure on lawsuit;  Comments from Catalyst attorney Chuck Hatfield, others
          Missouri Independent:  Graves Garrett paid $400K to study Missouri Gaming Commission
          JCNT:  Virtual hearing held on Missouri American Water rate case
          SNL:  Medical marijuana dispensaries opening in Lebanon and Carthage
          KC Star editorial:  Missouri hasn't given half of its COVID vaccines - and it's in last place for first shots
          KC Star's Bryan Lowry:  Josh Hawley "a pariah with both parties' caucuses"
          SNL's Steve Pokin:  Musings on Missouri's vaccine rollout
          P-D letter:  Crestwood septuagenarian says Sen. Andrew Koenig (R-Manchester) is not "pro-life" due to thoughts on coronavirus regulations
          P-D letter:  O'Fallon octogenarian disagrees with Sen. Bob Onder (R-Lake Saint Louis) on coronvirus regulations
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        Tuesday, January 26, 2021
       
KC Star:  Hawley files complaint against Senate Democrats
          Missouri Independent:  FEC flags Hawley fundraising committees for lacking disclosures
          KC Star:  Cleaver announces that KC area will get over $30 million in rental assistance via COVID relief package
          The Missouri Times:  Former U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan (D) joins Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in Missouri Politics recap
          KC Star:  Gov. Parson wants Biden administration to ship vaccine more quickly
          Missouri Independent:  DHSS data shows increase in amount of Missouri vaccines administered
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Bill from Rep. Peggy McGaugh (R-Carrollton) would require photo ID with absentee balloting
          Washington Missourian:  Rep. Aaron Griesheimer (R-Washington) to lead new House Committee on Emerging Issues
          The Missouri Times:  Legislation considers adding marshals for greater security in House, Senate
          Columbia Missourian:  Missouri House seeks a fortified Capitol with two new security agencies
          The Missouri Times:  Foster care, adoption assistance bills perfected by House
          P-D:  Hundreds of millions in rental assistance on deck for debate in Missouri House
          Missourinet:  Bill from Sen. Rick Brattin (R-Harrisonville) would protect drivers who hit human roadblocks
          Columbia Missourian:  Missouri senators debate chokehold ban, drivers' liability protection
          P-D:  Police legislation moving forward, as well as protections for drivers
          The Missouri Times:  Police bill receives support from law enforcement organizations
          JCNT:  Bill targets law enforcement use of force
          Columbia Missourian:  Senate committee discusses environmental legislation
          Washington Missourian:  Despite virus, MoDOT drove 541 projects to completion
          CDT:  Medical marijuana continues its growing market in Missouri with Jefferson City dispensary opening
          JCNT:  Jefferson City's first medical marijuana dispensary opens
          P-D:  Thanks in part to the pandemic, visits to Missouri state parks rebounded in 2020
          JCNT:  Missouri Department of Conservation proposes more uses of carp
          P-D:  Sierra Club says members would "risk their lives" if they testified at Missouri Capitol
          KWMU:  Sierra Club report criticizes rate of Ameren's climate change progress
          KC Star:  State, regional China virus update
          P-D:  State, regional China virus update
          KC Star editorial:  Sen. Josh Hawley is no dummy. He's true to himself, but lying about the law
          P-D editorial:  Hawley ethics review should yield censure and recusal from Trump impeachment
          Washington Missourian editorial:  MoDOT needs more funding
          Joplin Globe editorial:  GOP state lawmakers should drop opposition to local COVID regulations
          KC Star op-ed:  Westminster College prof:  Gov. Parson should focus on fighting climate change
          Columbia Missourian op-ed:  Columbia woman says Rep. Lisa Thomas (R-Lake of the Ozarks) wrong about masks
          Joplin Globe letter:  Joplin sexagenarian wonders if Democrats consider requiring ID for vaccine to be "immune suppression"
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        Monday, January 25, 2021
       
Missouri Independent's Rebecca Rivas:  Missouri activists hope Biden administration sides with deadbeat renters over landlords;  Comments from "Rep. Emmanuel [sic] Cleaver"
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  Sen. Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia) joins Scott Faughn to discuss Capitol security, 2020 presidential election, vaccine distribution, charter schools;  Panel of Sens. Justin Brown (R-Rolla) and Barbara Washington (D-Kansas City), top GOP consultant James Harris, Tightline Strategies' Jack Cardetti talk political divide, Josh Hawley, COVID precautions, more
          Missouri Independent:  Lawmaker accused of retaliation and harassment expelled from House Democratic caucus
          Missourinet:  House Democrats kick Wiley Rep. Wiley Price (D-St. Louis City) out of caucus
          KMIZ:  House Democrats expel Wiley Price from caucus
          St. Joseph News-Press:  SOS Jay Ashcroft:  State constitution should be harder to amend
          Missourinet:  Medicaid expansion discussion to begin after State of the State address
          Missourinet:  State transportation officials set virtual open house for I-70 bridge project in Rocheport
          JCNT:  Missouri scrutinizes need for nurses;  Annual report details state effort
          P-D:  Missouri ranks higher than national average for percentage of residents receiving both doses of vaccine
          KWMU:  More contagious coronavirus variant on its way to St. Louis
          P-D editorial:  Trump is gone, but his army of truth-deniers like Josh Hawley remain strong and dangerous
          Joplin Globe editorial:  State lawmakers should support bills to help parents with foster care expenses and adoption expenses
          P-D letter:  Chesterfield septuagenarian says Josh Hawley's law school professors are probably very disappointed in him
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        Sunday, January 24, 2021
       
KC Star's Bryan Lowry, Jonathan Shorman and Eric Adler:  Juvenile oppo:  A deep dive into Josh Hawley's junior high school yearbook, high school political views and what it means to rivals a quarter-century later
          P-D:  Clayton police, FBI respond to threatening letter with white powder at office of Albert Watkins
          CDT:  Teachers strive for civics education amid political turmoil
          JCNT:  Common vaccine questions answered
          KC Star:  KC area teachers quit amid COVID
          P-D:  State, regional China virus update
          KC Star:  State, regional China virus update
          P-D:  Missouri American Water seeks to equalize rates across state;  Consumer advocates unhappy
          JCNT:  Missouri Department of Conservation proposing bike use on conservation area service roads
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Gov. Parson's vaccination plan is a bright spot
          P-D editorial:  Biden, state must immediately get to the bottom of vaccine distribution holdups
          SE Missourian op-ed:  Red Letter Communications VP Trent Summers:  Inaugural poem to be remembered
          P-D's Kevin McDermott:  Snubbing Hawley is a start. But Fox News should face consequences too
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        Saturday, January 23, 2021
       
P-D:  At downtown rally, pro-lifers celebrate Missouri's rapid drop in infanticide
          P-D:  Photo gallery:  Pro-life rally in St. Louis City:  "Missouri State Senate Representative [sic] Mike Moon" addresses crowd;  Peaceful crowd of 100 attendees fails to block traffic, vandalize property or loot area businesses
          SNL:  College of Ozarks leader says critics of 1776 Commission 'just don't like America'
          KC Star:  Morning Consult poll shows Hawley's popularity more than doubles with GOP respondents nationwide, slips in Missouri
          Columbia Missourian:  David Tyson Smith handed Kip Kendrick's House seat
          Missourinet:  Missouri food stamp recipients get 15% increase in handouts through June
          JCNT:  Mid-Missouri lawmakers' responsibilities grow within General Assembly
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg) says crafting the state budget will be a challenge
          The Missouri Times:  Plan to add certain military jobs to Missouri Works Program gets another try in Senate
          SE Missourian:  Sen. Holly Rehder (R-Scott City) signals support for reining in county health boards
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Bill from Rep. J. Eggleston (R-Maysville) would make masks voluntary
          Missourinet:  Sen. Andrew Koenig (R-Manchester) tests positive for COVID
          SNL:  Koenig says he is experiencing mild COVID symptoms
          Missouri Independent:  Rep. Kimberly-Ann Collins (D-St. Louis City), Koenig test positive for COVID
          Daily American Republic:  State's first mass COVID vaccination clinic is held in Poplar Bluff
          P-D:  Missouri starts mass vaccinations with daylong session in Poplar Bluff
          P-D:  Area health officials weigh in on vaccine timetables, targets
          KC Star:  State, regional China virus update
          The Missouri Times:  PSC to consider Grain Belt Express complaint case
          KC Star editorial:  Inaugural speech proved Roy Blunt loves his country
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Missouri Farm Bureau's Eric Bohl:  Farm groups cautiously eye Biden regulatory actions
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Missouri Pharmacy Association's Ron Fitzwater:  Coronavirus pandemic brings defining moment for Missouri pharmacists
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        Friday, January 22, 2021
       
KWMU:  Immigration activist groups cheer Biden's executive order to end Trump's border protections
          SNL:  Senate Dems want Hawley investigated over Electoral College objections
          KC Star:  Senate Democrats file complaint against Hawley over rioters' actions
          KC Star:  Gov. Parson says Biden is commander-in-chief, declines reporter's invitation to weigh in on election fraud claims or Hawley hubbub
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri House Democrats face criticism from staff over handling of Wiley Price case;  Staffers call statement from House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade (D-Springfield) "milquetoast"
          SNL:  List of donors to Gov. Parson's inauguration festivities;  Comments from James Harris
          The Missouri Times:  Boone County Democrats choose David Tyson Smith to fill Kip Kendrick's seat;  Committeewoman Chimene Schwach says group struck a blow against white supremacy by selecting successful black attorney to take time away from lucrative law practice and serve time in House superminority
          Missourinet:  Former House Education Committee Chairman Maynard Wallace (R-Thornfield) laid to rest;  described as statesman and champion
          Brownfield Ag News:  Missouri Farm Bureau's B.J. Tanksley outlines group's 2021 legislative priorities
          The Missouri Times:  December jobs report shows employment increase in Missouri
          P-D:  Missouri lawmakers inch closer to getting pay raises
          The Missouri Times:  Charter school bundle clears first hurdle in Senate committee
          Missouri Independent:  Lawmakers renew effort to crack down on gaming machines in Missouri
          The Missouri Times:  Schatz presents gaming machine bill in committee
          P-D:  Missouri Senate renews effort to unplug thousands of gaming machines
          KWMU:  State seeks repayment of unemployment benefits;  Ballwin woman, Olivette man complain about request to pay back what they owe
          AP:  Virus test clinic planned at Missouri Capitol
          P-D:  Mass vaccination sites to be established in Missouri, governor says
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Ed Lewis (R-Hannibal) says vaccine should not be mandated
          P-D:  SLU sociologist criticizes state's China virus reporting system
          KC Star:  Event promo:  Newspaper's current leadership to criticize the work of previous reporters and editors over 140 years, apologize for excessive whiteness
          KC Star editorial:  Missouri lawmakers want to nullify 'unconstitutional' gun laws if they come from D.C.
          P-D op-ed:  Sen. Bob Onder (R-Lake Saint Louis):  Put students first, not systems first, in online education
          P-D letter:  Chesterfield septuagenarian says Hawley always does "the craven thing"
          P-D letter:  Kirkwood sexagenarian wants Blunt, Hawley and Wagner to denounce Trump and U.S. Capitol protesters
          Columbia Missourian letter:  Retired Mizzou professor wants Vicky Hartzler "impeached"
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        Thursday, January 21, 2021
       
SNL:  Blunt:  Trump's decision to not attend presidential inauguration a 'personal mistake'
          Missourinet:  Several Missouri connections at presidential inauguration
          The Missouri Times:  Collection of inauguration statements and tweets written by Missouri elected officials and their communications staff
          KC Star:  Audio:  Rep. Emanuel Cleaver celebrates Biden inauguration
          KC Star:  Local McDonald's franchisee under attack for attending Jan. 6 Trump rally
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Rep. Barbara Phifer (D-Kirkwood) talks with Jason Rosenbaum about first few weeks in Missouri House, why she voted to expel Rep. Wiley Price (D-St. Louis City), more
          JCNT:  Gov. Parson calls on National Guard to assist in vaccination efforts
          Missourinet:  Missouri organizes 9 mass vaccination clinics
          Columbial Missourian:  Governor activates National Guard to aid vaccine distribution
          KWMU:  Gov. Parson activates National Guard to assist in coronavirus vaccine efforts
          KC Star:  National Guard helps Missouri set up 9 mass COVID vaccine sites
          Columbia Missourian:  GOP lawmakers scrutinize local COVID-19 health restrictions
          Missouri Independent:  Senate committee discusses state's role in local COVID restrictions
          P-D:  Lawmakers debate local health restrictions
          The Missouri Times:  Senate committee considers bill extending Medicaid funding mechanism
          SNL:  Burlison renews plan to push back on "draconian" federal gun-control proposals
          The Missouri Times:  House bill seeks to extend orders of protection for domestic violence victims
          P-D:  Infanticide numbers drop in Missouri;  St. Louis Planned Parenthood confirms zero abortions performed in December
          The Missouri Times:  Jefferson City receives $1.5 million to redevelop state penitentiary
          Missourinet:  UK variation of COVID-19 not found in Missouri - yet
          P-D editorial:  Even as the Missouri House is forced to pause, GOP leaders refuse mask mandate
          KC Star editorial:  GOP lawmakers in Missouri Capitol aren't wearing masks, and people are getting sick
          SE Missourian letter:  Former Democratic state House candidate, who lost to Wayne Wallingford by 26 points, mocks Trump's margin of victory in Missouri and says Hawley has "blood on his hands"
          Joplin Globe letter:  Joplin sexagenarian says Hawley has "blood on his hands"
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        Wednesday, January 20, 2021
       
Politico:  Hawley will delay swift confirmation of Biden's DHS pick
          P-D:  Franklin County woman in Capitol riot turns herself in to FBI;  Attorney describes 21-year-old Emily Hernandez as "the girl next door"
          AP:  Missouri woman seen at Capitol riot has court appearance
          SE Missourian:  Rep. Rick Francis (R-Cape Girardeau) helps lead censure action against House member accused of sex with intern
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch (R-Hallsville) disappointed that Democrat caucus - "who seems to be pushing the #MeToo movement" - won't punish member who allegedly threatened to kill his secretary for reporting alleged intern intercoursing
          SNL:  House rebukes lawmaker who lied to committee about calling and texting intern
          AP:  Rep. Kimberly-Ann Collins (D-St. Louis City) gets COVID
          The Missouri Times:  COVID liability bills heard in Senate committee
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Freshman Rep. Ed Lewis (R-Moberly) files COVID-19 liability bill
          P-D:  Senate begins debating COVID liability protections
          KWMU:  State overpaid some unemployment benefits, seeks to arrange payment plans with recipients;  Union, Mo. woman complains that she burned through cash and can't pay her debt
          P-D:  Sen. Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia) says state may have to "eat" unemployment overpayments;  Local community college theater costume designer says receiving reminder letters from state is "extremely stressful"
          Missourinet:  Missouri senators hear testimony about Second Amendment Preservation Act
          Missouri Independent:  Bill from Sen. Eric Burlison (R-Battlefield) would hold accountable officers who infringe on Second Amendment rights
          P-D:  Senate General Laws Committee could vote on Burlison legislation next time panel meets
          The Missouri Times:  Senate Education Committee considers charter school expansion in Missouri
          Brownfield Ag News:  Ag groups urge renewal of Missouri Agriculture and Small Business Development Authority (MASBDA) tax credits;  Comments from Missouri Soybean Association's Casey Wasser
          P-D:  Rex Sinquefield, Jennifer Bukowsky urge Gov. Parson to reduce clemency backlog
          Missourinet:  COVID vaccine eligibility:  What to know
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          SNL:  After NAACP complains, Springfield police chief reluctantly bans safe and effective restraint technique:  "Appearance-sake outweighed even the usefulness at this point"
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Rep. Brenda Shields (R-St. Joseph) offers hope for higher education
          P-D op-ed:  Free & Fair Markets Initiative's Robert Engel:  Rebuilding Main Street in Missouri begins with reevaluating subsidies
          P-D letter:  Sunset Hills octogenarian urges Post-Dispatch to move on from its anti-Trump and anti-Hawley hate
          P-D letter:  Ballwin woman wants Ann Wagner censured for criticizing Democrats in fundraising letter
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        Tuesday, January 19, 2021
       
Missourinet:  Conservative publisher lands Hawley book after hubbub
          AP:  Sen. Josh Hawley has new publisher for 'Big Tech' book
          SNL:  What's next for Josh Hawley? Top consultants, grassroots leaders, local academic assess junior senator's options
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Local Hawley donors weigh in on recent controversy
          KC Star:  'We will not tolerate violence,' U.S. attorney in Kansas City warns ahead of inauguration
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  Sen. Karla May (D-St. Louis City) talks riots, Wiley Price;  Reps. Jim Murphy (R-St. Louis County) and Trish Gunby (D-Manchester), Kurt Witzel and Jamey Murphy talk Legislature's coronavirus precautions, Capitol riots vs. urban riots, Wiley Price
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in Missouri Politics recap:  Sen. Karla May (D-St. Louis City):  Price 'was a scapegoat'
          Missourinet:  Legislation appointing Missouri House and Senate marshals to be heard today
          Missourinet:  Missouri K-12 community prepares for eventful legislative session;  Comments from Missouri School Boards' Association's Brent Ghan
          The Missouri Times:  What to know about "065 agreements" and accompanying legislation
          KC Star:  Missouri law raises age for adult charges, but funding for juvenile caseloads remains
          Missouri Independent:  Legislators wait for court to clarify 2018 law on trying 17-year-olds as adults;  Thoughts from Organization for Black Struggle employee who assaulted fellow high schooler
          SE Missourian:  COVID-19 vaccine clinics begin in region
          KC Star editorial:  Hawley's 'reckless disregard for truth' should cost him Missouri law license
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  NFIB's Brad Jones:  Missouri small business owners need COVID liability protection
          P-D op-ed:  Generate Health STL's Michelle Witthaus:  Gov. Parson must protect health by implementing a shut-off moratorium
          P-D letter:  St. Louis City sexagenarian says Rush Limbaugh to blame for U.S. Capitol riots, wants state lawmakers to remove bust from state Capitol
          P-D letter:  Webster Groves sexagenarian mocks state lawmakers' concerns about safety, says their comments must be "tongue and [sic] cheek"
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        Monday, January 18, 2021   Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Day
       
SE Missourian:  Cape Girardeau native Brock Murphy, confidential assistant at OMB, reflects on White House tenure
          JCNT:  Second Paycheck Protection Program round expands access to farmers, other businesses
          SNL:  Despite rumors of armed protests, peace and quiet at Missouri Capitol
          KWMU:  Missouri sends National Guard troops to D.C. for inauguration, increases security at state Capitol
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Rep. Brenda Shields (R-St. Joseph) to chair committee on higher education
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch (R-Hallsville) ready for new experience on education committee
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Ed Lewis (R-Moberly) named to House Budget Committee
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Legislation proposes ban on using phone while driving in some areas
          St. Joseph News-Press:  State launches Phase 1B Tier 2 coronavirus vaccinations
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          Joplin Globe:  Wind farms nearing completion in southwest Missouri
          Missouri Independent:  Phill Brooks:  I'm restricting my presence in the Missouri Capitol "because so many legislators refuse to wear face masks"
          Joplin Globe letter:  St. Louis attorney Elad Gross disputes Hawley's constitutional law points, encourages readers to "look me up"
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        Sunday, January 17, 2021
       
KC Star:  Loews Hotels cancels Hawley fundraiser in Orlando
          SNL:  Loews Hotels cancels Hawley fundraiser at Florida property
          KC Star:  Business PACs reconsiding approach to political contributions
          KC Star:  Man-on-the-street interviews in Lexington, Mo.:  "What do you think of Josh Hawley?"
          CDT:  Kip Kendrick shares budget outlook with Columbia Chamber, reflects on time in Legislature
          JCNT:  State, federal funds to help families, child care providers
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          P-D editorial:  Added security is a start, but Gov. Parson should address the myth of voter fraud
          Columbia Missourian's David Webber:  Republican voters will be the check on Hawley's ambitions
          P-D letter:  Kirkwood sexagenarian wants Josh Hawley and Rep. Justin Hill (R-Lake Saint Louis) to resign
          P-D letter:  Reading, Penn. sexagenarian mocks Missourians for electing Josh Hawley and supporting "clown" Donald Trump
          SNL letter:  Four letters criticizing Josh Hawley
          P-D letter:  St. Louis County man says Cori Bush is a hypocrite for supporting Ferguson rioters and looters
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        Saturday, January 16, 2021
       
Politico:  Ex-staffers from Claire McCaskill's failed 2018 re-election bid create new anti-Hawley PAC
          KC Star:  McCaskill encourages donations to ex-staffers' new startup
          Missourinet:  Cleaver wants financial companies to stop serving U.S. Capitol rioters
          KC Star:  Missouri woman seen with broken name plate from Pelosi's office faces federal charges
          P-D:  Franklin County woman was in Capitol riot, had House Speaker Pelosi's broken sign
          KC Star:  Union organizes rally at local McDonald's;  Mayor Quinton Lucas delivers "that ain't right!" pep talk on minimum wage
          St. Joseph News-Press:  New suit brought in Missouri River flooding
          P-D:  Gov. Parson reports raising $369,000 for inaugural festivities, discloses donors
          The Missouri Times:  3 Democrats vying for HD 45 seat in special election
          The Missouri Times:  Jessica Piper seeks to fill Democratic ballot slot for Allen Andrew's open seat in 2022:  "It's very uncomfortable running, especially as a Democrat in a district where the last one lost by 80 points."
          Missouri Independent:  Todd Graves, Blake Hurst vie for seat on University of Missouri curators
          SE Missourian:  With support from Gov. Parson, lawmakers proposing "Wayfair" sales tax measure
          Joplin Globe:  Rep. Lane Roberts (R-Joplin), hospice advocates seek legislation for end-of-life care homes
          SNL:  Bill from Rep. Lane Roberts (R-Joplin) would allow for lifetime protection orders in some extreme cases
          P-D:  Probe of Missouri's medical marijuana program may resume, new committee head says
          P-D:  Runaways, criminal charges challenge fast-growing Missouri child welfare firm
          JCNT:  Missouri Senate stays in session next week as House pauses amid COVID-19 cases
          P-D:  Missouri Senate plans to stay in session next week
          P-D:  DPS Director Sandy Karsten tests positive for COVID
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri map shows where you can get vaccine
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          P-D:  Daily state regional China virus update
          KWMU:  Ameren Missouri purchases second wind energy facility in northwestern Missouri
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Missouri needs to do more to administer vaccine doses at local level
          SE Missourian op-ed:  U.S. Rep. Jason Smith:  What I witnessed
          KC Star's Melinda Henneberger:  Missouri Right to Life wrong to defend U.S. Capitol invaders
          Missouri Independent op-ed:  Barbara Shelly:  How Eric Greitens and Josh Hawley soared so quickly in Missouri politics
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Missouri Limestone Producers Association's Dan Kleinsorge:  Thank you to the best boss I have had - Dave Schatz
          SE Missourian letter:  Cape Girardeau octogenarian says Josh Hawley, Jason Smith to blame for U.S. Capitol violence
          P-D letter:  Webster Groves man says Danforth concerned only with his own image
          P-D letter:  Maplewood man analogizes Hawley and Capitol riot with Ted Kennedy and Chappaquiddick
          P-D letter:  Ellisville septuagenarian wants to see Hawley and Cruz cosplaying as police officers
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        Friday, January 15, 2021
       
The Missouri Times:  Missouri National Guard deployed to DC amid security concerns
          Missourinet:  Missouri National Guard heads to D.C. to help with safety efforts
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske:  Event promo:  Urban march tomorrow
          KWMU:  A conversation about Trump and racism:  Reporter Eric Schmid and Anti-Defamation League's Karen Aroesty share their personal opinions on "clear double standard" on riots, "structural racism", other areas of agreement
          P-D:  18-year-old black man arrested in connection with "racist" graffiti at Kirkwood high, middle schools;  White 18-year-old and a juvenile also charged
          P-D:  St. Louis lawyer Al Watkins representing accused U.S. Capitol rioter
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Jamilah Nasheed reflects upon her legislative service
          SE Missourian:  GOP Reps. Wayne Wallingford, Rick Francis named to Missouri House chairmanships
          SE Missourian:  Area lawmakers get security briefing in Jeff City after D.C. unrest
          The Missouri Times:  House cancels session next week amid rising coronavirus cases
          Missourinet:  Missouri House takes coronavirus-induced break
          SNL:  COVID-19 shuts down Missouri House for a week;  Senate to decide schedule today
          Missouri Independent:  COVID cases force shutdown of Missouri House
          JCNT:  Missouri House cancels work week due to COVID-19
          P-D:  COVID-19 spread in Capitol shuts down Missouri House
          The Missouri Times:  Phase 1B of coronavirus vaccine distribution begins
          JCNT:  Local health officials hail news of vaccine expansion
          Missourinet:  Missouri's next COVID-19 vaccination phase underway
          SE Missourian:  State enters next segment of COVID-19 vaccine rollout
          Missouri Independent:  First responders, anyone over 65, those with certain conditions to start receiving COVID vaccine in Missouri
          KWMU:  Missouri emergency workers now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine, those 65 and older soon
          Missourinet:  Missouri K-12 community waits its turn to get COVID-19 vaccination
          KC Star:  Kansas City area teachers prepare for vaccines as students return to classrooms
          JCNT:  Survey finds rural towns more hesitant to get vaccine
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          Missourinet:  Rural northern Missouri county leads state in wind generation capacity, as Ameren closes on major project
          KC Star editorial:  Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman (R-Arnold) thinks now would be a good time to honor Trump. Is she serious?
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Sen. Rick Brattin (R-Harrisonville):  It's time for real school choice in Missouri
          CDT op-ed:  Jay Atkins:  School choice overhaul needed to help Columbia families
          P-D letter:  Crestwood man wants voters to "suspend" Hawley and stop his paychecks
          P-D letter:  San Francisco, Calif. octogenarian wants Missouri to declare Trump its "hereditary monarch" and secede from the union
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        Thursday, January 14, 2021
       
KWMU:  Missouri lawmakers vote along partisan lines on impeaching Trump
          Missourinet:  Missouri U.S. House members vote along party lines to impeach Trump
          Missourinet:  U.S. Rep. Jason Smith describes Capitol riot in Washington as a terror attack
          SNL:  Missouri representatives split by party on second Trump impeachment vote
          KCUR:  After recent hubbub, Hawley loyalists express love for Missouri's junior senator
          KC Star:  KC's Cerner Corp. suspends donations to Josh Hawley and others who 'incited violence'
          KC Star:  Legal experts weigh in on state AGs' election challenges;  Top Dem attorney Chuck Hatfield says amicus brief not to blame for Capitol riots
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske:  Event promo:  Urban march on Saturday
          Columbia Missourian:  Missouri House candidates to address Democratic Party groups today, tomorrow
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Wiley Price (D-St. Louis City) censured, but not expelled, after alleged inappropriate relationship with intern
          KWMU:  Missouri House votes to censure Price, effort to expel fails;  Price explains that he "panicked" and lied to committee because alleged victim was a white woman
          Missouri Independent:  House votes to censure, but not expel, Democrat accused of sex with intern
          Missourinet:  For the first time in state history, Missouri House censures a member
          SE Missourian:  Cape Chamber leader gives thumbs-up to state legislative '21 wish list
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg) outlines why sportsbook legislation should be passed
          Brownfield Ag News:  Missouri Soybean Association, Missouri Corn Growers Association support transportation tax increase
          SE Missourian:  Effort to ban "chokeholds" to have little effect on Cape PD;  Police sergeant:  "It's easy to craft ... rules for physical combat on paper while you are in a leather chair in a climate-controlled office"
          P-D:  Some Missouri lawmakers already in quarantine amid outbreak
          Missouri Independent:  Committee advises Missouri's vaccine rollout. Now the public can watch its meetings
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          The Missouri Times:  PSC denies rehearing on request to bar winter shut-offs
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Sen. Josh Hawley:  Why I objected
          KC Star letters:  U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler says Star editorial board continues to misrepresent her election objections;  Columbia woman calls David Humphreys and Rex Sinquefield "pork barrell pimps;"  Lee's Summit man says free market cost Hawley book deal
          P-D letter:  Kirkwood octogenarian says Hawley makes him feel embarrassed
          P-D letter:  Oakville septuagenarian says St. Louis radio station KMOX to blame for U.S. Capitol riot
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        Wednesday, January 13, 2021
       
KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske:  Lincoln Project founder promotes its new anti-Hawley fundraising campaign
          SNL:  Anti-Trump super PAC wants Hawley to resign
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Louis Riggs (R-Hannibal) on Hawley's lessons and critics "howling for his scalp"
          P-D:  Local companies latest to pause political donations after Capitol riot
          The Missouri Times:  Capitol beefs up security;  Highway Patrol, Natural Resources send officers
          Missourinet:  Missouri House heightens security after FBI warning of planned protests;  House discusses emergency plans
          Missouri Independent:  Lawmakers discuss improving Capitol security measures
          P-D:  Lawmakers discuss Capitol security
          The Missouri Times:  House adopts rule changes amid security talks
          The Missouri Times:  Here are the new House committee chairs
          P-D:  Financial help for foster and adoptive parents advances in Missouri House
          Missourinet:  Missouri Board of Education President Charlie Shields wants state to explore bonuses for teachers who stick around next school year
          Missourinet:  Rep. Peter Merideth (D-St. Louis City) wants Missouri House to investigate Giuliani
          SE Missourian:  Greenlight medical marijuana dispensary seeks green light from DHSS
          KC Star:  American Viewpoint/Missouri Hospital Association poll:  23% of Missourians will choose to avoid vaccine, with political conservatives most wary
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          P-D editorial:  Republicans in Congress who attacked democracy deserve censure, not removal
          JCNT editorial:  Lawmakers look to expand gambling again
          SE Missourian's Lucas Presson:  Prayers for Rush Limbaugh on his 70th birthday - plus some memories from Peter Kinder
          Joplin Globe letters:  Joplin sexagenarian says David Humphreys misinterpreted Hawley;  Carl Junction sexagenarian says Humphreys is trying to manipulate lawmakers;  Joplin octogenarian wants Hawley to apologize for his actions
          P-D letter:  Kirkwood woman calls President Trump a "monster," wants Blunt to support impeachment
          P-D letter:  Brentwood man calls Sen. Hawley a "monster," wants Danforth to apologize to McCaskill for her 2018 defeat
          P-D letter:  Chesterfield man calls Sen. Hawley a fascist, suggests Congress garnish his wages
          P-D letter:  Clayton man feels embarrassed by Gov. Parson
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        Tuesday, January 12, 2021
       
KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske preview:  Lincoln Project co-founder to promote group's anti-Hawley fundraising campaign
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske:  Local illegal cheers Biden victory;  Honduran alien Alex Garcia, an adult male, blames President Trump for making him feel "mentally not very well"
          Missouri Independent:  Hallmark wants Josh Hawley to return contributions the company's PAC made to his campaign
          KC Star:  KC's Hallmark PAC demands Hawley return contributions
          KWMU:  Cori Bush wants to kick out colleagues who raised election objections
          P-D:  Cori Bush files resolution to expel Republican lawmakers who challenged election results
          SNL:  Missouri small businesses may be eligible for second round of COVID-19 relief PPP loans
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Missouri educators eye changes by Biden nominee
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson officially sworn in as Missouri's 57th governor
          The Missouri Times:  Photo gallery:  Gov. Parson officially sworn in as Missouri's 57th governor
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson lists workforce development, infrastructure among priorities of first term
          JCNT:  Family, faith part of leaders' inaugural ceremonies
          KWMU:  Gov. Parson, GOP statewide officials officially embark on 4-year terms
          Missouri Independent:  Gov. Parson inaugurated after dominant 16-point victory
          KC Star:  Gov. Parson focuses on issues within his control, declines reporter's invitation to weigh in on D.C. political battles
          P-D:  'Sunny days are ahead':  Gov. Parson pledges to work for all Missourians as he begins full term as governor
          Missourinet:  Missouri, other states prepare for hypothetical 'uprising' at all state capitols
          Missourinet:  Remote testimony will likely be up to the discretion of Missouri House committee chairs this session
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          KC Star editorial:  Stop the lie:  Missouri Republicans must state publicly that the election wasn't stolen
          P-D editorial:  President Trump will never learn. But GOP leaders like Blunt should.
          KC Star editorial:  Gov. Parson promises 'sunny days,' doesn't spend enough time lamenting COVID
          Missourinet's Bob Priddy:  Remembering January 2017's inaugurations - and celebrating the decline of Donald Trump, Josh Hawley and Eric Greitens
          P-D's Tony Messenger:  U.S. Capitol unrest makes Missouri NAACP's Nimrod Chapel very emotional - "almost too angry to talk"
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  National Association of Truck Stop Operators Chairman of the Board Delia Moon Meier:  Why a biodiesel mandate is bad for Missouri
          P-D letter:  Albuquerque, N.M. man dislikes Josh Hawley, criticizes Missouri
          P-D letter:  Webster Groves sexagenarian feels embarrassed by Josh Hawley
          P-D letter:  Ballwin septuagenarian compares Josh Hawley to Aaron Burr and Benedict Arnold
          P-D letter:  Oakville sexagenarian criticizes editorial praising Ann Wagner
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        Monday, January 11, 2021   Watch live:  Missouri Inauguration Ceremony, 11:30 a.m.
       
SE Missourian:  Blunt among lawmakers announcing Capitol attack hearings
          CBS:  Face the Nation video and transcript:  Sen. Roy Blunt on Capitol violence, Trump, Hawley
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz (R-Sullivan) talks with Scott Faughn about D.C. unrest, Hawley, legislative priorities, motor fuel tax, more;  Panel of Rep. Wiley Price (D-St. Louis City), Lane Koch, Frank Catanzaro, Garrett Webb talk Capitol violence, Hawley, early voting, Missouri legislative session
          KWMU:  St. Charles County threw out more ballots in November than any other Missouri county
          Missouri Independent:  Number of straight white men serving in Missouri Legislature hits all-time low
          AP:  Civil rights bills show promise in Legislature;  Measures would take unemployment handouts away from rioters, protect citizens trapped in their cars during mob scenes;  Other lawmakers support anti-"chokehold" measures
          KWMU:  2020 was a banner year for Missouri's outdoor recreation areas
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          KC Star's Michael Ryan:  Hawley's political fortunes go up in flames with Trump's Capitol self-immolation
          KC Star's Dave Helling:  Josh Hawley, Eric Greitens, Eric Schmitt, Jay Ashcroft, and "a dozen lesser lights" to blame for "subculture of destruction"
          KWMU/Corporation for Public Broadcasting "Sharing America" racism reporter Andrea Henderson:  Law enforcement actions exposed 'white privilege' as mob stormed Capitol
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Rep. Ed Lewis (R-Moberly):  COVID-19 lessons:  Outbreak highlights need for education overhaul in Missouri
          P-D letter:  St. Louis City septuagenarian thinks Hawley will resign from U.S. Senate
          P-D letter:  University City sexagenarian drama professor wants Missouri Republicans to turn their back on Hawley
          P-D letter:  Hillsboro septuagenarian says liberals cannot produce a single quote from Hawley inciting rioters
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        Sunday, January 10, 2021
       
Missourinet:  Blunt says staging of inaugural sends important message to the world, says Capitol unrest detracts from President Trump's accomplishments
          KC Star:  Area activist expresses outrage that Hawley raised a fist to Trump supporters, says gesture "is an African-American expression of solidarity"
          KWMU:  Area liberals congregate downtown for anti-Trump/anti-Hawley rally
          P-D:  Photo gallery:  Woman with "All Cops Are Bastards" face mask holds sign depicting Hawley in Nazi regalia;  other rational and efficacious messages
          P-D:  Video:  Liberals chant "No Hawley, No KKK, No Facist USA!"
          The Missouri Times:  Schmitt says he had no knowledge of GOP attorneys general group's robocalls ahead of U.S. Capitol unrest
          P-D:  Schmitt had no knowledge of AG group's robocalls prior to Capitol unrest, spokesman says
          Missouri Independent:  Schmitt condemns violence at U.S. Capitol, says he had no knowledge of group's robocalls to supporters
          KC Star:  The Kansas City Star removes the name and image of its founder William Rockhill Nelson;  Prominent businessman supported developer J.C. Nichols, whose neighborhoods had restrictive covenants
          KMIZ:  Democratic Central Committee to choose between three contenders to fill Kip Kendrick's safe Dem House seat
          JCNT:  Monday's inauguration events to mark Missouri's bicentennial
          Columbia Missourian:  Gov. Parson to begin first full term tomorrow;  Guests at swearing-in will go through health and security screenings
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  COVID precautions being taken as the Missouri legislative session begins
          The Missouri Times:  New rules on remote testimony, committees move forward in House
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Thanks to Gov. Parson releasing withholds, MACC's state appropriation for fiscal year fully restored
          SNL:  Springfield Public Schools legislative platform:  More local control, no changes to board set-up
          SNL:  Missouri's medical marijuana czar Lyndall Fraker says state 'working hard' to get dispensaries, cultivators operating
          JCNT:  State nearing next vaccination phase
          JCNT:  Herd immunity will end pandemic, but not COVID-19's effects, Missouri health director says
          Columbia Missourian:  MU scientists team up with DHSS, DNR on wastewater COVID-19 project
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          Joplin Globe Editor Andy Ostmeyer:  If Josh Hawley had read the Globe's letters to the editor early this week, he would have "read the tea leaves" and avoided trouble
          P-D letter:  St. Louis County woman blames Hawley for Capitol violence
          P-D letter:  Ballwin septuagenarian offers psychoanalysis of Trump, blames Hawley for empowering "maniac"
          KC Star letters:  Lee's Summit woman hopes Capitol unrest scared Blunt and Hawley into denouncing NRA and supporting gun control;  Florida man mocks Missouri voters for choosing Hawley over McCaskill;  Kansas City man inaccurately suggests Josh Hawley will face primary challenge in 2022
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        Saturday, January 9, 2021
       
Washington Missourian:  Blunt:  'It is time to move on'
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Blunt slams Trump removal effort as Democrats say they'll file for impeachment
          KC Star:  Joe Biden compares Josh Hawley to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels
          P-D:  Hawley on defense as Republicans turn their back
          Missouri Independent:  GOP donor Sam Fox accuses Hawley of 'reckless pandering'
          KC Star:  Sam Fox disavows Hawley, calling early support 'my mistake'
          Wall Street Journal:  Hawley endures backlash from colleagues, donors
          P-D:  St. Louis City aldermen condemn Hawley;  Alderman Joe Roddy (D) reminds board that urban protest mob threw bricks and paint at Mayor Lyda Krewson's home
          KC Star:  Activists wants Rockhurst High to criticize alum Josh Hawley
          AP:  St. Louis prosecutor's appeal in McCloskey case turned away
          Brownfield Ag News:  Full flood control capacity on Missouri River reservoir system
          KC Star:  Two years after duck boat disaster, new 'unsinkable' water tours planned in Branson
          AP:  State capitols reassess safety after unrest at U.S. Capitol
          The Missouri Times:  General Revenue remained healthy through the end of 2020, December report says
          JCNT:  Latest Missouri revenue report shows growth
          The Missouri Times:  Sheila Solon named acting director of Division of Professional Registration
          P-D:  Sheila Solon named acting director of Division of Professional Registration
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske:  Statehouse reporter Jaclyn Driscoll previews the 2021 legislative session
          CDT:  Columbia Chamber outlines priorities for legislative session;  Thoughts from Gov. Parson's Deputy Chief of Staff Robert Knodell, Sen. Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia), GOP Reps. Chuck Basye and Sara Walsh
          CDT:  Video:  Robert Knodell speaks to Columbia Chamber
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg) on his budget priorities
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Tim Taylor (R-Bunceton) talks committee preferences, hopes to be "a blocking force" against any "bad legislation"
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Bill from Rep. Jerome Barnes (D-Raymore) could help protect from mail and package theft
          St. Joseph News-Press:  New Year's Eve riot damages state's Maryville Treatment Center;  Drunken jailbirds break windows, smash vending machines, cause structural damage to building
          KWMU:  Missouri officials say all health workers will get coronavirus vaccines this month
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          P-D editorial:  Trump must go - and take Hawley with him
          JCNT editorial:  Another session, another chance to fund state roads
          P-D's Tony Messenger:  With perfect staging, Hawley becomes 'The Face of Sedition'
          SNL's Steve Pokin:  Trump is like Joseph Goebbels, and Josh Hawley and Billy Long are like Joseph McCarthy
          Columbia Missourian's David Webber:  On Trump, Hawley and "white privilege"
          Columbia Missourian's William Skipworth:  Josh Hawley lying about Antifa's attack at his Virginia residence
          Bob Priddy:  Stop the Steal - Missouri, 1941:  When Democrats claimed "vote fraud" with no evidence
          Joplin Globe letter:  Joplin octogenarian wants Hawley to know she will not be voting for him if she is around in 2024
          P-D letter:  Texas septuagenarian, who left Missouri three decades ago, mocks Missouri voters for turning state into "north Arkansas"
          P-D letter:  Jennings man blames state lawmakers for St. Louis City's homicide rate
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        Friday, January 8, 2021
       
KWMU:  Reaction roundup:  Hawley faces flak from two ex-senators, one (1) GOP state rep, local state-school academic, others
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air:  Claire McCaskill, whom Hawley retired in 2018 election, criticizes man who defeated her
          KC Star:  Jack Danforth, who left the U.S. Senate in 1995, says he regrets mentoring Hawley
          Missouri Independent:  Hawley donor David Humphreys calls for senator to be censured by the U.S. Senate
          CDT:  Area liberals pile on Hawley, blame senator for Capitol riots
          Columbia Missourian:  MU law students call for Hawley's resignation
          Missourinet:  Former MOGOP Executive Director Jean Evans says Dem and GOP leaders should oppose violent behavior
          SE Missourian:  Local Dem, GOP leaders weigh in on D.C. chaos
          SE Missourian:  Liberals cancel "#ResignHawley' protest planned for Cape Girardeau
          AP:  Simon & Schuster drops book by Hawley
          St. Joseph News-Press:  St. Joseph woman took peaceful stroll through Capitol during hubbub, says she saw elderly people shuffling around with their walkers
          P-D:  President of St. Louis postal union stole $80,000;  Former treasurer Yvette Luster indicted on same charge in October after stealing $184,000
          Brownfield Ag News:  Army Corps makes Missouri River levee repair progress in mild weather
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson signs executive order expanding media use in correctional facilities, eliminating past orders
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson releases $127 million, says state is in top 10 in economic recovery efforts
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air preview:  Statehouse reporter Jaclyn Driscoll to preview 2021 legislative session
          The Missouri Times:  New year, new rules:  Missouri Senate adopts rule changes
          JCNT:  Paper or PC:  Senate debates how it should conduct its business
          P-D:  Missouri Senate decides not to scrap paper copies of legislation
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Peggy McGaugh (R-Carrollton) talks budget challenges, funding for county jails
          KCUR:  With public education resources stretched thin, Missouri charter schools ask the state for more dollars
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Louis Riggs (R-Hannibal) discusses broadband and telehealth
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri lawmakers to consider allowing dentists to administer coronavirus vaccine
          P-D:  Missouri flu numbers remain low, easing fears of 'twindemic' crowding hospitals
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Antifa's protest at Hawley's home crossed a line
          KC Star editorial:  If Hawley had a conscience, he'd resign. He'll have to be removed.
          P-D editorial:  Hawley should resign. Silent enablers must now publicly condemn Trumpism
          KC Star's Katie Bernard:  Photo of Hawley raising fist will haunt him
          P-D's Tony Mesenger:  Danforth calls his support of Hawley the 'worst mistake' of his life
          JCNT letter:  Jamestown octogenarian applauds Hawley for standing up for Missourians
          P-D letter:  St. Louis septuagenarian says he does not understand why northern Missouri flipped from Democrat to Republican
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        Thursday, January 7, 2021
       
KWMU:  Missouri's federal, state officials condemn violence at U.S. Capitol
          SNL:  Here's what Missouri officials said about violence at U.S. Capitol
          P-D:  Missouri politicians denounce violence at U.S. Capitol
          KC Star:  In floor speech, Hawley thanks law enforcement and decries violence
          KC Star:  Fundraising text from Hawley draws ire of liberals;  Reactions from retired Sen. Claire McCaskill, U.S. Senate runner-up Jason Kander, "No on Amendment 3" architect Sean Soendker Nicholson
          Missourinet:  Graves says riots are no way to solve America's disputes
          KC Star:  Cleaver, Hartzler weigh in on Capitol unrest
          P-D:  Cori Bush says she wants GOP House members expelled, wants Trump impeached
          KC Star:  Cori Bush wants Trump impeached
          Missouri Independent:  Cori Bush joins calls for Trump impeachment
          JCNT:  Area congressmen intended to object to electoral votes
          Missouri Independent:  Trump should 'absolutely not' be blamed for U.S. Capitol riots, Gov. Parson says
          The Missouri Times:  Demonstrators hold peaceful rally in Jefferson City
          JCNT:  Peaceful rally at Missouri State Capitol shows support for President Trump
          JCNT:  Missouri lawmakers pray for guidance during new General Assembly
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Rob Vescovo (R-Arnold) officially elected Speaker of the House
          Missourinet:  Missouri House chooses Vescovo as Speaker
          Missourinet:  New Missouri House Speaker Rob Vescovo focusing on education and adoption:  "I will work with any member from any party"
          The Missouri Times:  Mini-profiles:  New state senators
          SNL:  Missouri lawmakers return, outline priorities for new year
          JCNT:  Missouri General Assembly convenes
          AP:  Missouri lawmakers return to work
          P-D:  Photo gallery:  First day of Missouri Senate, House
          JCNT:  Nearly $127 million in withholds released in state budget
          Columbia Missourian:  Gov. Parson announces federal funding for higher ed, releases millions in restricted 2021 money
          AP:  Gov. Parson unblocks $127M, announces $68M for Missouri colleges
          Missourinet:  Missouri is building a COVID-19 vaccine-specific dashboard
          Missouri Independent:  COVID wastewater project could ID arrival of UK strain in Missouri
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Opinion editor Colleen Nelson quits, takes job with The Sacramento Bee
          KC Star editorial:  Sen. Josh Hawley has blood on his hands in Capitol coup attempt
          P-D editorial:  Trump, with a Hawley assist, incites supporters to insurrection
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Closed primaries are the wrong move for Missouri
          P-D's Tony Messenger:  Hawley sets the Constitution on fire, and chaos ensues
          P-D letter:  Woodson Terrace octogenarian apologizes to Walmart for company's apology for anti-Hawley tweet
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        Wednesday, January 6, 2021
       
The Missouri Times:  Here's where Missouri's congressional delegation stands on certifying election results
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer says a Biden administration would stymie economy, likely over-regulate and over-tax Americans
          SE Missourian:  Hawley's Virgina home vandalized, family terrorized by Antifa
          KC Star:  "Shutdown DC" says it did not vandalize Hawley's home during bullhorn protest
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Maria Chappelle-Nadal looks back at 16 years in the Missouri Legislature
          The Missouri Times:  Dave Berry joins Tom Dempsey's First Capitol Advisors
          P-D:  New federal aid package will give Missouri more time and money in pandemic response
          Missourinet:  Missouri's 2021 legislative session to start today;  Rob Vescovo set to become House Speaker
          Missourinet:  What the new legislative session will look like in a pandemic
          Missouri Independent:  Legislative session preview:  Budget, COVID liability, education, gas tax, marijuana, ethics
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Peggy McGaugh (R-Carrollton) talks legislative priorities, says government can't rely on "manna from above"
          KC Star:  Lawmakers to consider COVID liability, county health orders
          SNL:  Missouri State Teachers Association survey:  94% of teachers support suspending state tests this spring
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri teachers wants state standardized tests suspended for 2020-21 school year, survey says
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri unveils new coronavirus wastewater testing project
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Veterans Commission report says Cameron Veterans Home didn't immediately isolate COVID-19 patients
          JCNT:  COVID-19 pandemic, flu season look similar
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          P-D editorial:  Ann Wagner, in a welcome switch, supports the people's will over democracy defiance
          KC Star's Michael Ryan:  Hawley, other Republicans simply stating what's on the minds of tens of millions of Americans
          KC Star's Bryan Lowry:  Hawley, other Republicans' objection to election certification has long-term consequences for American democracy
          Columbia Missourian's Steve Spellman:  A tribute to Kip Kendrick
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Citizens for Modern Transit Executive Director Kimberly Cella:  Only 2 of 34 Missouri transit agencies to receive funds;  state assistance needed
          Priddy:  State legislators should give themselves a pay raise
          P-D letter:  Los Angeles, CA man mocks Missouri for electing Josh Hawley
          P-D letter:  Northwoods woman worries that Hawley is making Missourians look like "dumb hicks"
          P-D letter:  Ballwin man calls Hawley "a hack and a charlatan," says senator "should resign in shame"
          Joplin Globe letter:  Joplin octogenarian applauds Hawley for standing up for honest elections
          KC Star letter:  Kansas City septuagenarian says Danforth should have supported Claire McCaskill over Hawley in 2018 election
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        Tuesday, January 5, 2021
       
P-D:  Ann Wagner breaks with other Missouri Republicans on certifying election results
          Missouri Independent:  Ann Wagner bucks Missouri GOP colleagues on electoral vote objections
          Missourinet:  Ann Wagner says she will not object to election certification
          KC Star:  After receiving national attention, Cleaver says his "a-woman" statement was "a lighthearted pun"
          P-D:  Former Sen. Jack Danforth, who left office in 1995, criticizes Josh Hawley
          SNL:  Here's where pandemic unemployment programs, $300 boost stand in Missouri
          KWMU:  Local theaters, live music venues want federal money
          The Missouri Times:  David Jackson joins Gamble and Schlemeier leadership team
          SE Missourian:  Profile:  Wayne Wallingford ready to go back to House
          The Missouri Times:  Profile:  Sen.-elect Steven Roberts (D-St. Louis City)
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson to take part in legislative prayer service tomorrow in Jefferson City
          Joplin Globe:  Legislative session preview:  Local lawmakers expect COVID, budget to be in the spotlight
          KWMU:  Legislative session preview:  Medicaid budget burden, COVID liability, Zoom logistics, more
          P-D:  Legislative preview:  Bill from Rep. Danny Busick (R-Newtown) could allow dentists to volunteer as vaccinators during emergencies
          Joplin Globe:  List of bills pre-filed by local lawmakers for the 2021 session
          Missourinet:  Vandeven says boosting teacher pay remains at top priority
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri failing to reimburse counties for incarceration costs, audit finds
          The Missouri Times:  Legislative preview:  Bill from Rep. Rasheen Aldridge (D-St. Louis City) takes aim at "police accountability"
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          P-D editorial:  Josh Hawley shamelessly maneuvers to lure Trump supporters to his camp
          KC Star editorial:  Call the D.C. offices of Sam Graves and Vicky Hartzler and complain about stance on election certification
          KC Star editorial:  Missouri Legislature should adjourn "for a few weeks or even months until more vaccinations have been administered"
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Use Missouri Veterans Commission report as lauching point for overhaul
          Phill Brooks:  A time for setting legislative priorities
          JCNT letter:  Jefferson City man applauds Josh Hawley for standing up against election fraud
          P-D letter:  Affton man calls Hawley a "reverse Robin Hood"
          P-D letter:  Florissant sexagenarian calls Hawley a "right-wing extremist"
          KC Star letter:  Lowry City octogenarian wants news outlets to "cease publishing" Josh Hawley's photo
          P-D letter:  Dogtown man expresses displeasure with Hawley, acknowledges vote against Hawley in 2024 will have no consequence
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        Monday, January 4, 2021
       
KWMU:  Cori Bush promises to "use this voice and not back down," votes for Pelosi on first day in office
          Fox News:  Rep. Cleaver ends opening prayer for new Congress:  "Amen and awoman."
          SE Missourian:  March for Trump bus tour makes stop in Cape Girardeau
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R) addresses vaccine distribution
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  VA rate increasing, hospital bills resuming
          Missourinet:  Career retrospective:  Sen. Jamilah Nasheed (D-St. Louis City) reflects on 14 years at Capitol, emphasizes bipartisanship
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Louis Riggs (R-Hannibal) outlines budget challenges, anticipates "hard choices" for 2021 session
          P-D:  Legislative preview:  Medicaid burden, gas tax, redistricting, more
          Missouri Independent:  Legislative preview:  Party registration, closed primaries
          KWMU:  Democrats will seek to loosen absentee voting requirements
          KWMU:  Rep. Shamed Dogan (R-Ballwin) wants recreational cannabis program, no caps on dispensaries
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson says Vizient partnership is expanding Missouri's hospital capacity
          KC Star:  Missouri prisoners complain about COVID, share tall tales:  "The nurse don't [sic] check on you for 14 days!"
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          KC Star letter:  Kansas City woman unhappy with Hawley over election certification stance, threatens to vote against him in 2024
          Joplin Globe letter:  Webb City octogenarian unhappy with Hawley over election certification stance, threatens to vote against him in 2024
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        Sunday, January 3, 2020
       
USA Today:  11 GOP senators to join Hawley in objecting to election certification
          JCNT:  Mid-Missouri lawmakers prepare for start of General Assembly
          Washington Missourian:  State's minimum wage increases to $10.30
          JCNT:  Missouri employers project job growth in food service, hospitals
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Medical marijuana here - finally
          KC Star's Humera Lodhi and Kaitlin Washburn:  "Missouri Gun Violence" advocacy series, sponsored by Missouri Foundation for Health and Report for America:  Missouri saw deadliest year ever;  State gun laws, racism to blame
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        Saturday, January 2, 2021
       
AP:  New U.S. attorney takes over in eastern Missouri;  Sayler Fleming replaces Jeff Jensen
          SNL:  Missouri's minimum wage hits $10.30/hr on the way to $12 in 2023
          Missourinet:  Missouri social services workers develop plan to help more youth aging out of foster care system
          KC Star:  Kansas City dispensaries finally got marijuana gummies. But they're already all gone
          P-D:  Report provides detailed timeline of state's response to COVID in veterans homes
          SE Missourian:  Community COVID-19 testing events will continue throughout Missouri for next two weeks
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          CNN's Gregory Krieg:  Trump and Hawley set off Republican meltdown with Georgia elections looming
          Columbia Missourian op-ed:  Missouri NAACP President Nimrod Chapel:  Missouri Department of Corrections must act now to control virus, offer inmates better care
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        Friday, January 1, 2021   Happy New Year!
       
January 2020 Missouri political news headlines
          January 2019 Missouri political news headlines
          January 2018 Missouri political news headlines
          January 2017 Missouri political news headlines
          January 2016 Missouri political news headlines
          January 2015 Missouri political news headlines
          January 2014 Missouri political news headlines
          The Missouri Times:  Jean Evans finishes her successful tenure as executive director of the Missouri Republican Party
          SE Missourian:  U.S. Rep. Jason Smith (R) will object to electoral vote certification
          Missourinet:  Four U.S. House members join Hawley in objecting to certification of Electoral College results
          SE Missourian's Lucas Presson:  Kathy Swan reflects on her eight years in the General Assembly
          Missouri Independent:  Profile:  House Majority Leader Dean Plocher (R-Town and Country)
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Bill Owen (R-Springfield) returns to the Missouri Capitol after 40 years
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Missouri's minimum wage set to increase yet again
          Missourinet:  Missouri Veterans Commission releases detailed report on COVID-19 outbreak in 7 veterans homes
          Missourinet:  Missouri Veterans Commission chairman resigns
          P-D:  Missouri Veterans Commission releases full virus report, chairman resigns
          KWMU:  COVID-19 vaccinations begin at rural Missouri hospitals
          SNL:  Edible marijuana products go on sale in Springfield, statewide
          Joplin Globe:  Neosho's first medical marijuana dispensary draws big turnout on opening day
          P-D:  St. Louis City homicide rate in 2020 highest in 50 years with 262 killings
          KC Star:  Kansas City achieves deadliest year ever with 180 killings, 625 nonfatal shootings
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Blunt and Graves right, Hawley wrong on defense spending vote
          Washington Missourian editorial:  St. Louis City's 'historically awful' violent crime rate caps unprecedented year
          SE Missourian op-ed:  U.S. Reps. Jason Smith, Vicky Hartzler, Sam Graves and Billy Long:  We will object to election certification
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Sen. Bill Eigel (R-Weldon Spring):  It's time to overhaul and improve Missouri's Medicaid program
          P-D's Tony Messenger:  Release of investigative report is a win for veterans and government transparency
          KC Star letter:  Man who chooses to live in Kansas calls Missouri's Josh Hawley "GOP's champion grandstander"
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        Thursday, December 31, 2020
       
Rosenbaum:  How 2020 completely reshaped Missouri and St. Louis' politics:  Cleaner Missouri, GOP statewide romp, Medicaid expansion, Cori Bush, much more
          SE Missourian:  Hawley says he will object to electoral votes during certification process
          Missouri Independent:  Josh Hawley to object to election certification
          KWMU:  Hawley to object to electoral college results
          KC Star:  Hawley becomes first senator to say he'll object to election certification
          Joplin Globe:  Local GOP leaders weigh in on Hawley's statement regarding election certification
          KC Star:  Walmart apologizes to Hawley after company's social media account mocks him
          Columbia Missourian:  Walmart apologizes for tweet calling Sen. Hawley 'sore loser'
          The Missouri Times:  David Chayer named Missouri KidsFirst executive director
          P-D:  Bipartisan success:  Jason Kander (D), Sen. Jamilah Nasheed (D-St. Louis City), former House Speaker Steve Tilley (R) team up to secure funding for Veterans Community Project
          JCNT:  Missouri extends CARES spending deadline
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson pleased with progress on Missouri COVID vaccinations;  emphasizes importance of second dose
          JCNT:  Gov. Parson pleased with vaccine progress despite lag
          JCNT:  Mid-Missouri long-term care residents begin receiving COVID-19 vaccine
          Columbia Missourian:  Gov. Parson applauds continued COVID-19 vaccine rollout, child care funding
          CDT:  Gov. Parson:  Missouri vaccine rollout "going well"
          Missourinet:  Governor orders flags in Laclede County at half-staff to honor Lebanon police officer who died of COVID
          KWMU:  Fort Leonard Wood soldiers are on the same timeline as civilians to receive COVID-19 vaccine
          Missourinet:  Sen. Jill Schupp (D-Creve Coeur) wants Veterans Commission to release full Armstrong Teasdale report
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          JCNT:  Cole County judge rules in state Sunshine Law cases
          The Missouri Times:  PSC waives in-person hearing requirements for Ameren Transmission
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Grain Belt Express to open office in St. Joseph
          KC Star editorial:  Hawley's plan to challege Biden's victory desperate - and dangerous
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Josh Hawley fails to make the case for his action
          P-D's Kevin McDermott:  Hawley's anti-democracy stunt will force GOP to vote on Trump's lies
          P-D op-ed:  Shane Schoeller (R) and Brianna Lennon (D):  2020 shows need for change in Missouri election laws
          KC Star letter:  Three letters opposing Hawley's stand on presidential election
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        Wednesday, December 30, 2020
       
St. Joseph News-Press:  Blunt, Hawley split on veto override, $2,000 stimulus
          KC Star:  Blunt, Hawley offer differing views on COVID-19 payments
          Missourinet:  U.S. Rep. Billy Long to file Corps bill again;  three kayakers have died in same spot in past 17 months
          KWMU:  New Missouri Democratic Party leaders weigh in on rebuilding after disastrous 2020, unionized staff battle, more
          P-D:  Former GOP Sen. John Lamping says media just can't quit Eric Greitens:  "Everybody loves to talk about him - especially the Democrats. The media loves to talk about him."
          Missourinet:  Missouri's virtual job fairs yield thousands of job seekers, hundreds of employers
          Columbia Missourian:  MoDOT 'back on track' despite COVID-19, but a long road lies ahead
          AP:  State lawmakers in Missouri, other states face showdown over COVID powers and spending
          The Missouri Times:  Legislative preview series:  Rep.-elect Alex Riley (R-Springfield) hopes to ease business regulations this session
          The Missouri Times:  Legislative preview series:  Sen. Justin Brown (R-Rolla) seeks to extend expired tax credit to help businesses clear waste
          P-D:  Rep. Shamed Dogan (R-Ballwin) files marijuana legalization bill
          The Missouri Times:  Dogan files bill to legalize marijuana
          Missourinet:  Missouri experiences mild flu season so far
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Keep increased voter access
          SE Missourian op-ed:  Sen. Roy Blunt:  Ste. Genevieve:  The rich history of America's newest National Park
          P-D's Tony Messenger:  Head of Missouri Veterans Commission won't release full report on COVID-19 deaths
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        Tuesday, December 29, 2020
       
KC Star:  How Missouri's congressional delegation voted on relief payments, veto override
          Missourinet:  Career retrospective:  Sen. Gina Walsh (D-Bellefontaine Neighbors) on 16 years in Legislature fighting for Bellefontaine Habilitation Center, labor unions, more
          The Missouri Times:  Legislative preview series:  Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg) ignites talk for biodiesel minimum with new bill
          The Missouri Times:  Legislative preview series:  Sen. Mike Cierpiot (R-Lee's Summit) tackles rural broadband in new bill
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Sen. Cindy O'Laughlin (R-Shelbina) talks about areas of agreement with Holly Rehder on PDMP legislation
          Missouri Independent:  Bills would empower citizens to recall school board members, alongside officials in fire districts and ambulance districts
          KWMU:  Public colleges and universities face budget realities
          SE Missourian:  National Hero Day - who deserves that title?  Thoughts from Cape Girardeau GOP Reps. Barry Hovis and Kathy Swan
          P-D:  In first Missouri elk hunt in modern history, Winfield resident takes one
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update with nursing home vaccine rollout details
          KC Star editorial:  Hawley should be commended for reaching across the aisle on COVID relief checks
          P-D letter:  Velda Village Hills parents support new Normandy charter school
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        Monday, December 28, 2020
       
P-D:  From dumplings to drumsticks, federal aid boosts Missouri's meat processors
          KWMU:  Additional $10 million to go to Missouri's A+ scholarship program
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Moberly Area Community College President Dr. Jeff Lashley talks legislative priorities
          Missourinet:  DESE wants extra $200k in budget for "Grow Your Own" teacher recruitment program in black and poor school districts
          JCNT:  Restorative justice program helps inmates make amends
          Missouri Independent:  Recertification interviews suspended for those receiving SNAP handouts
          SE Missourian:  Coronavirus causes Cape airport's drastic cut in state promotion funding
          KWMU:  Creighton University study shows pandemic hurting rural economies more than big cities
          SNL:  Missouri colleges, universities receive 77k+ rapid-result COVID-19 antigen tests
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          P-D editorial:  Missouri Republicans dominated 2020 thanks to "coordinated campaign of ignorance-exploitation"
          P-D letter:  Lake Saint Louis septuagenarian "incensed" by Justin Hill's election resolution
          P-D letter:  St. Louis City man mocks Post-Dispatch editorial board's desire to punish success and legalize recreational marijuana
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        Sunday, December 27, 2020
       
SNL:  Rep. B.J. Marsh (R-Springfield) gave cross-country bus tours and renamed Missouri State
          KC Star:  Legislative advocacy series:  Religious boarding schools find favorable regulatory environment in Missouri;  Former Sen. Pat Dougherty (D-St. Louis City) explains Democratic majority's failure to pass licensing laws
          KC Star:  Legislative advocacy series:  Ex-Alabama cop on a crusade to pass religous boarding school legislation in Missouri
          KC Star:  Legislative advocacy series:  Girls reform school left three states before settling in Missouri;  Assorted tales of forced jumping jacks, spankings, etc.
          JCNT:  Pharmacies prepare for roles in COVID-19 vaccination distribution;  Insights from Missouri Pharmacy Association CEO Ron Fitzwater
          Joplin Globe:  State, local officials lay out vaccination plan
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          P-D editorial:  2020 in review:  Criticizing McCloskeys and Cori Bush
          SNL op-ed:  League of Women Voters:  Please sign our petition urging Gov. Parson to relax voting laws
          P-D letter:  St. Louis City septuagenarian mocks Hawley's interest in vote fraud, says she wants Claire McCaskill back
          P-D:  Maplewood sexagenarian mocks Hawley's interest in vote fraud, suggests constitutional law professor "look up" the Constitution
          KC Star letter:  Warrensburg woman accuses U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler of "throwing shade" on liberal states California and New York
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        Saturday, December 26, 2020
       
KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Sara Walsh (R-Ashland) explains new role as majority caucus chair
          P-D:  Top local stories of 2020:  China virus, race agitation, Medicaid expansion, "Black Girl Magic" in 3 urban elections, soaring homicide count
          P-D:  Christmas Eve killings bring St. Louis City homicide total to at least 257;  Homicides per 100k residents sets modern-era record
          SE Missourian:  B Magazine:  Why are people fleeing urban areas and moving to Cape Girardeau? Four residents discuss embracing Cape's strong schools, safe environments, cultural diversity
          St. Joseph News-Press:  PSC says consumer group fails to show "immediate danger" of utilities collecting payments from derelict customers
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          P-D editorial brief:  Credit to Missouri AG Eric Schmitt for shutting down massage-parlor prostitution rings
          P-D letter:  Kirkwood septuagenarian says Hawley thinks constituents are "stupid"
          P-D letter:  NORML wants Missouri to legalize recreational marijuana
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        Friday, December 25, 2020   Merry Christmas!
       
The Missouri Times:  'Tis the season:  Missouri officials' favorite Christmas traditions
          Missourinet:  Former state Rep. B.J. Marsh (R-Springfield) passes away at age 80;  Memories from U.S. Rep. Billy Long
          Missourinet:  Rep. Warren Love (R-Osceola) announces that Missouri Prime Beef Packers to open beef processing plant in southwest Missouri
          CDT:  First Columbia medical marijuana dispensary opens
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          JCNT editorial:  Valued A+ program gets needed boost
          P-D letter:  Chesterfield octogenarian says Ann Wagner and Eric Schmitt officially killed the Republican Party
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        Thursday, December 24, 2020   Christmas Eve
       
SE Missourian:  U.S. Rep. Jason Smith calls for special counsel to investigate allegations of voter fraud
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Area farmer awarded more than $3 million from flooding damages
          Missourinet:  DOJ releases Missouri's "Operation Legend" results
          The Missouri Times:  Dan Kleinsorge named Missouri Limestone Producers executive director
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske:  Legal Roundtable recap:  Panel says attorney for Rep. Wiley Price (D-St. Louis City) could face potential criminal charges for "underhanded" tactic of recording committee's closed-door discussion;  Thoughts on duck boat case, medical marijuana and state residency, more
          Missourinet:  Missouri state offices to be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
          Missourinet:  Names released of 24 people pardoned, 4 others getting sentences commuted in Missouri
          KWMU:  Gov. Parson releases the names of 24 inmates pardoned
          JCNT:  Missouri Highway Patrol opens new shooting range, training center
          P-D:  Missouri disaster agency head gets full-time appointment
          Missourinet:  Rep. Donna Baringer (D-St. Louis City) wants Gov. Parson to extend relaxed voting procedures
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri issues new rule allowing pharmacy technicians to administer coronavirus vaccine
          P-D:  Missouri eases pharmacy rule in bid to boost capacity for vaccinations
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri pharmacies prep for COVID vaccine
          SNL:  Three things to know about vaccine distribution in Missouri
          Missouri Independent:  DHSS' Adam Crumbliss explains the ins and outs of vaccine distribution
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          The Missouri Times:  Ameren Missouri purchases first wind energy facility
          P-D:  Ameren takes ownership of newly built wind farm in northern Missouri - the state's largest
          Washington Missourian editorial:  State of Missouri website helps refute vaccine myths
          P-D op-ed:  Ladue octogenarian believes her local Zoom calls helped elect Joe Biden president, says she regrets praising Ann Wagner in a letter to the editor
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Gabriella Hoffman:  Science prevails in Missouri black bear saga, triumphs over HSUS smear campaign
          P-D letter:  Clayton sexagenarian opposes vote fraud lawsuit, says Ann Wagner and Eric Schmitt should "go back to the first grade"
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        Wednesday, December 23, 2020
       
The Missouri Times:  White House taps College of the Ozarks president for 1776 Commission
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske:  Legal Roundtable preview:  McCloskey case, medical marijuana lawsuits, duck boat criminal charges
          Missourinet:  Sen. Cindy O'Laughlin (R-Shelbina) proposes to close some underperforming K-12 schools
          The Missouri Times:  Legislative preview series;  Sen. Wayne Wallingford (R-Cape Girardeau) advocates for equal custody arrangements in new bill
          P-D:  Missouri Senate embracing technology, installing audio systems in committee hearing rooms so public can listen in
          SNL:  Judge rejects key challenge to Missouri's medical marijuana system;  Callicoats to appeal
          JCNT:  Judge:  Parts of new state sexual assault law unconstitutional
          SE Missourian:  Missouri Housing Development Corporation OKs affordable housing proposal for Cape
          KWMU:  New semester means more in-person learning options for St. Louis area schools
          Missouri Independent:  State China virus update
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          KC Star editorial:  Spire should let derelict customers keep getting energy without paying, at least until March
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        Tuesday, December 22, 2020
       
Politico:  How the stimulus bill got done;  Missouri's Josh Hawley teamed with Bernie Sanders, spoke to President Trump frequently
          The Missouri Times:  Coronavirus response:  Missourians receive about $4.8B in unemployment aid
          The Missouri Times:  Empower Missouri activist Kendall Martinez-Wright seeks to fill Democratic ballot slot for Rep. Louis Riggs' (R-Hannibal) 2022 re-election
          Missourinet:  Rowden expects 2022 state budget to be tough, but not as tough as 2023
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Sen. Cindy O'Laughlin (R-Shelbina) files bill dealing with struggling schools
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg) refiles sportsbook legislation
          Missouri Independent:  Judge tosses lawsuit challenging Missouri medical marijuana license caps
          P-D:  Missouri judge rejects lawsuit questioning state's medical marijuana laws
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson grants 24 pardons
          P-D:  Gov. Parson pardons 24, commutes the sentences of 4 offenders
          The Missouri Times:  Galloway's office receives "pass" rating from national auditors association group
          KC Star:  Urban Outfitters chooses Kansas location over KC urban site;  Mayor Quinton Lucas says racism to blame
          JCNT:  Missouri dips below national average for new COVID-19 cases
          KWMU:  CVS to begin vaccinations at Missouri long-term care facilities next week
          Missouri Independent:  State China virus update
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Rep. Sarah Unsicker (D-Shrewsbury):  Managed care for Medicaid recipients
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        Monday, December 21, 2020
       
Brownfield Ag News:  Blunt says Missouri River management plan in need of adjustment
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Rep. Peter Merideth (D-St. Louis City) talks with Jason Rosenbaum about presidential election resolution, state budget realities, bill to legalize recreational marijuana, more
          KCUR:  Rep. Andrew McDaniel (R-Deering) experiments with TikTok, says he enjoys conservative humor
          Missourinet:  Sen. Greg Razer (D-Kansas City) files bill to improve access to mental health services
          KRES/KWIX:  Rep. Chuck Basye (R-Rocheport) to refile IEP bill this session
          St. Joseph News-Press:  New bills target texting while driving
          KWMU:  Additional hospital staff to begin working today in Missouri
          KMIZ:  DHSS' Williams authorizes medical professionals to give Moderna vaccine
          KC Star:  Missouri using 'honor system' to stop people from cutting in line for vaccine
          KC Star:  Here's when nursing homes in Missouri will get COVID vaccine
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Army Corps should settle flood claims
          P-D editorial:  Legalized pot is becoming the norm in America. Missouri should get on board.
          P-D editorial:  State and local officials should enforce Missouri gaming laws
          Missouri Independent op-ed:  Jeff Smith:  Summarizing the most annoying post-election phone calls:  Delusional Dems thinking they'll open a Jeff City lobbying shop or work for Biden, statewide silver medalists tilting at U.S. Senate windmills, solipsism, more
          SNL letter:  Springfield septuagenarian opposes House bill to protect drivers from protest mobs
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        Sunday, December 20, 2020
       
KC Star editor Mike Fannin:  Newspaper offers official apology for 140 years of excessive whiteness;  Paper debuts "advisory board," promotes white-guilt series, will make online access to victimhood-themed stories free for minority zip codes
          KC Star:  Whiteness confessions:  KC Star founder - who died 105 years ago - helped build upscale neighborhoods with restrictive covenants
          KC Star:  Whiteness confessions:  1920s KC Star reporters did not cover officer-involved shooting fairly
          KC Star:  Whiteness confessions:  1940s KC Star reporters should have dedicated more coverage to Jackie Robinson, saxophonist Charlie Parker
          KC Star:  Whiteness confessions:  1950s KC Star reporters should have helped promote race protests, boycotts
          KC Star:  Whiteness confessions:  1960s KC Star reporters should have fought harder against KC Schools during desegregation debate
          KC Star:  Whiteness confessions:  1970s KC Star reporters focused flood coverage on property damage, should have profiled black victims
          JCNT:  A+ program funding boost helps more than 800 State Tech students
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Legislative preview:  Rep. Sara Walsh (R-Ashland) on penalties for yard sign and property damage
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          KC Star editorial:  Whiteness confesssions:  Too often, Kansas City Star editorial board has been silent on race
          P-D's Kevin McDermott:  By talking about vote fraud, Hawley chips away at public's faith in democracy
          P-D letter:  O'Fallon septuagenarian questions Rep. Justin Hill (R-Lake Saint Louis) logic on voter fraud
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        Saturday, December 19, 2020
       
KC Star:  Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) blocks Hawley's proposal for direct aid to individuals, families
          AP:  Federal government ordered to pay landowners on lower Missouri River
          JCNT:  NAACP, ACLU, League of Women Voters, et al. want Missouri to permanently lower voting standards
          AP:  "Missouri Voter Protection Coalition" wants Missouri to relax voting laws
          P-D:  Gov. Parson marks 100th bridge replacement since launching loan plan
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer (R-Parkville) to carry liability legislation
          The Missouri Times:  Legislative preview series:  Sen. Lauren Arthur (D-Kansas City) wants alternative path to graduation for some students
          KC Star:  Bipartisan bills would crack down on unlicensed boarding schools
          KC Star:  KC company that threatened to leave Missouri without more incentives decides to stay put
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri utility companies offer coronavirus, winter relief programs
          SE Missourian:  Coronavirus vaccine developments coming fast in recent days
          JCNT:  Anticipation rises as mid-Missouri nursing facilities await arrival of COVID-19 vaccine
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          P-D:  Maryland Heights septuagenarian says Gov. Parson's support for in-person schooling "outrageous" and "irresponsible"
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        Friday, December 18, 2020
       
SNL:  79,000 Missourians could see jobless payments cut off without new stimulus
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Hawley pushes for further stimulus dollars as Congress strikes deal
          KWMU:  St. Louis-area illegal aliens celebrate federal court program reinstating DACA
          P-D:  U.S. Attorney Jeff Jensen announces he's resigning post
          P-D:  LaunchCode, others approved for federal tax credits
          P-D:  Rep. Wiley Price (D-St. Louis City) won't resign
          SNL:  Rep. Wiley Price (D-St. Louis City) maintains his innocence in intern intercoursing/snitch-shaming case, says he won't resign
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg) talks budget consequences of Medicaid expansion
          P-D:  Missouri awards millions in state low-income housing tax credits
          Missourinet:  Thanks to Missouri Works program, Missouri recreational equipment maker to expand and create 82 new jobs
          P-D:  First charter school in St. Louis County to open in Normandy next fall
          The Missouri Times:  DESE approves first charter school outside of major city
          KWMU:  St. Louis County's first charter school wins state approval
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson touts safety of COVID vaccine, says changes must be made at Missouri veterans homes
          SE Missourian:  Area VA facility expecting COVID vaccine soon
          Missourinet:  Williams says Missouri will receive "a little bit less" in next vaccine shipment
          KC Star:  Vaccine supply expected to be dynamic, DHSS' Williams says
          Missouri Independent:  A look at COVID response at mental health centers;  Comments from Missouri Department of Mental Health's chief medical director, AFSCME boss and capo, others
          P-D:  Missouri Lottery moves to ban bulk ticket purchases
          P-D:  St. Louis area utilities voluntarily suspend shutoffs through holidays
          The Missouri Times:  Ashcroft returns Missouri emancipation ordinance after cleaning
          P-D editorial:  Disgraced Rep. Wiley Price (D-St. Louis City) should resign
          Columbia Missourian's Simone Esters:  Gov. Parson's statement on COVID data and safety in schools rated "Mostly True"
          P-D's Tony Messenger:  Area woman who complained about technical difficulties with food stamp hotline finally gets through - and finds out she makes too much money to get handouts anyway
          P-D's David Nicklaus:  Acquisitive Des Peres firm sees opportunity in troubled water utilities;  Thoughts from Missouri Office of Public Counsel, Consumers Council of Missouri
          JCNT letter:  Jefferson City sexagenarian unhappy that Blunt did not refer to Biden as "president-elect" sooner
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        Thursday, December 17, 2020
       
P-D:  2020:  The year in pictures:  Rep. Rasheen Aldridge (D-St. Louis City) "delights House members" (#4);  Black Lives Matter agitators vandalize St. Louis City streets (#41), trespass in neighborhood of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson (#42);  Shorthair Caucasoid BLM vandal resists arrest by Florissant police (#43);  Firefighters extinguish fire at BLM looting/arson scene (#44);  City police officer catches looter in the act (#45);  BLM agitators shoot fireworks at Ferguson police (#46);  BLM agitators throw paint on Catholics (#53), sucker-punch prayer rally attendee (#54);  Cori Bush celebrates primary victory (#84)
          SNL:  St. Louis official, Neosho organizer will lead Missouri Democratic Party
          SNL:  Gov. Parson announces inauguration plans, will start with prayer at Southern Baptist University in Bolivar
          JCNT:  Missouri's jobless rate dips again
          Columbia Missourian:  Gov. Parson celebrates first vaccine shipments, rollout plan
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri may get less of its second dose of Pfizer's COVID vaccine
          JCNT:  Gov. Parson:  SSM Health to get staffing assistance
          Columbia Missourian:  GOP activist Jennifer Bukowsky donates $300,000 to help with public defender case overload
          The Missouri Times:  House pursuing censure of Rep. Wiley Price (D-St. Louis City) for allegedly having sex with a House intern, threatening staff member for snitching
          Missouri Independent:  Bipartisan House panel votes unanimously to seek censure of Missouri Democrat accused of having sex with House intern
          KWMU:  Rep. Wiley Price (D-St. Louis City) accused of having sex with House intern
          Missourinet:  Missouri House committee investigates Rep. Wiley Price (D-St. Louis City) for allegedly having sex with a House intern
          P-D:  Ethics panel rebukes St. Louis lawmaker accused of having sex with intern
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Sen. Cindy O'Laughlin (R-Shelbina) files bill dealing with superintendent salaries
          KC Star:  Hearing held in MOSERS lawsuit against Canadian private equity fund
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri PSC will not order a moratorium on utility shutoffs for derelict customers
          The Missouri Times:  PSC denies liberal groups' request to bar shut-offs
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          The Missouri Times:  POST commission adds minority policing history to academy curriculum
          Missouri Indpendent:  Missouri police recruits will be forced to sit through lectures on minority-policing history
          P-D editorial:  Missouri GOP's resolution to overturn the election is worse than baseless
          KC Star editorial:  Sen. Josh Hawley was right to push for second stimulus check
          P-D letter:  St. Louis sexagenarian expresses anger at Hawley, Wagner and Schmitt over their desire to investigate vote fraud claims
          P-D letter:  Kirkwood man "disturbed" by Schmitt's support for vote fraud lawsuit, concedes Schmitt will earn re-election in 2024
          P-D letter:  Octogenarian former Post-Dispatch liberal columnist supports Spire's request for rate hike
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        Wednesday, December 16, 2020
       
Missourinet:  Hartzler wants President Trump to sign defense bill, citing importance to Missouri
          The Hill:  Josh Hawley, Bernie Sanders embrace odd couple status in push for stimulus checks
          SE Missourian:  Area man votes in the Electoral College
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Local reps:  Swing states classified as Biden victories should be investigated
          KWMU:  Missouri liberals unhappy with Biden's selection of Tom Vilsack for USDA chief
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson, DPS Director Sandy Karsten launch state - and nation's - first HBCU-based police academy
          P-D:  Missouri police leaders push to curb 'muni shuffle';  Comments from DPS' Sandy Karsten
          Columbia Missourian:  Rep. Hannah Kelly (R-Mountain Grove) seeks to improve Missouri's child abuse hotline
          The Missouri Times:  Committee questions slow implementation of child protection law
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Chuck Basye (R-Rocheport) previews budget cuts, foundation formula, seeks to allow parents to reord IEP meetings with school districts
          P-D:  Bill from Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg) would make take-home cocktails permanently legal in Missouri
          Missouri Independent:  Lawsuit targets residency requirement for Missouri medical marijuana licenses
          The Missouri Times:  DSS team wins this year's 'Show Me Challenge'
          Columbia Missourian:  Missouri state departments compete in 'Show Me Challenge'
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske:  How Missouri became 'Bear Country' again after near depletion
          P-D:  Gov. Parson prepared to make announcements on prisoner clemency cases;  Activist wants preference given to females, including murderer Patty Prewitt
          Columbia Missourian:  DHSS answers common COVID-19 vaccine questions
          SE Missourian:  State receives first COVID-19 vaccine doses
          CDT:  Truman VA begins coronavirus vaccinations
          SE Missourian:  Local long-term care facilities expect COVID vaccine soon
          Missourinet:  Missouri Veterans Commission says homes need transformation
          JCNT:  Jefferson City hospitals report no post-Thanksgiving surge
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          Joplin Globe editorial:  The presidential election is over, Missouri, so let's move on
          CDT:  Missouri Rural Crisis Center's Roger Allison:  Biden's selection of Vilsack for ag secretary is wrong
          SE Missourian op-ed:  Commitee for Affordable Technical Education Chairman Rich Payne:  The proposal to develop Missouri's 13th community college
          Bob Priddy:  What President Trump could learn from an old Sen. Danny Staples (D-Eminence) tale
          P-D letter:  St. Louis sexagenarian calls Missouri GOP congressional delegation and AG Eric Schmitt cowards
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        Tuesday, December 15, 2020
       
P-D:  St. Louis City Recorder of Deeds Michael Butler elected to lead Missouri Democrats
        KC Business Journal:  Former Missouri Republican Party Chairman Todd Graves to lead new Stanley M. Herzog Foundation in Smithville
        KC Star:  As chair of bipartisan inauguration committee, Blunt says he'll work with Biden's team on ceremony
        JCNT:  Missouri electors cast votes for president, vice president
        The Missouri Times:  Missouri electoral college members cast votes for Trump
        AP:  Missouri presidential electors formally cast votes for Trump
        SNL:  Missouri electors cast 10 votes for Trump as GOP calls for inquiries in other states
        The Missouri Times:  House resolution passes committee, but Rep. Rocky Miller (R-Lake Ozark) won't call a meeting to send to full House
        Missouri Independent:  After testy debate, Missouri GOP bill on presidential election likely dead
        Missourinet:  Missouri House committee approves resolution;  Democrats criticize Giuliani
        P-D:  Missouri committee approves resolution calling on six states to investigate voter fraud
        The Missouri Times:  Rep. Rick Roeber (R-Lee's Summit) barred from House Republican Caucus
        SNL:  Missouri House Republicans bar incoming lawmaker accused of abuse from caucus
        Missouri Independent:  Roeber denied membership in House GOP caucus
        AP:  Missouri House to investigate abuse claims against lawmaker
        KC Star:  Republicans bar Roeber from party caucus
        The Missouri Times:  First shipments of coronavirus vaccine arrive in Missouri
        Missouri Independent:  Missouri's health care workers receive first doses of COVID vaccine
        AP:  Health care workers in Missouri get coronavirus vaccine
        KWMU:  First workers in St. Louis receive coronavirus vaccine
        P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
        KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
        The Missouri Times:  Evergy pauses disconnections, promotes winter assistance programs
        KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air:  How black bears became a 'huge conservation success story' in Missouri
        P-D editorial:  Blunt must demand that Trump acknowledge defeat
        Columbia Missourian's David Webber:  Blunt, Hawley and Schmitt should acknowledge Biden as president-elect
        P-D letter:  Webster Groves man says Hawley battles Facebook because it doesn't spread lies
        P-D letter:  Kirkwood couple says Schmitt's support of fraud investigations makes him "an embarrassment to Kirkwood"
        JCNT letter:  Jefferson City man expresses anger over GOP attempts to investigate voter fraud
        P-D letter:  Chesterfield septuagenarian says Ann Wagner's support of Texas lawsuit proves she doesn't believe in bipartisanship
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        Monday, December 14, 2020
       
This Week in Missouri Politics:  Eric Schmitt talks with Scott Faughn about presidential election lawsuits, cold case unit, more;  Panel of Reps. Gretchen Bangert (D-Florissant) and Mary Elizabeth Coleman (R-Arnold), STL County NAACP's John Bowman, Galloway for Governor campaign architect/Steve Stenger consigliere Patrick Lynn talk local shutdown laws, 2020 reflections, 2021 predictions
          KC Star:  Missouri farmers went for Trump, but Biden spurs hope for increased trade;  Thoughts from Blake Hurst, U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D)
          SNL:  Q&A:  What's next for Missouri House Speaker Elijah Haahr?
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Rep.-elect Chad Perkins (R-Bowling Green) talks GOP's ascendance in northeast Missouri, criminal justice overhaul, COVID, rural broadband
          P-D:  State affordable housing tax credit returns
          P-D:  Wannabe marijuana peddlers who failed to earn license still complaining about process
          KWMU:  What you need to know about coronavirus vaccine shipping to Missouri this week
          Missouri Independent:  State seeks to bust myths about China virus vaccine
          P-D:  Federal data showed increase in China virus cases and deaths in Missouri nursing homes in November
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          P-D editorial:  Another court calls out Missouri's stifling of abortion-rights efforts
          P-D letter:  Ballwin woman expresses anger at AG Eric Schmitt for election lawsuit and Gov. Parson for not forcing statewide mask mandate
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        Sunday, December 13, 2020
       
The Missouri Times:  Michael Butler elected Missouri Democratic Party chair
          KRES/KWIX:  U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer plans to run again in 2022
          P-D:  Rep. Dottie Bailey (R-Eureka) mum on FBI probe of tracking devices
          JCNT:  Profile:  Former casino worker Chenae Marble helps lead Missouri anti-fraud bureau
          KRES/KWIX:  Gov. Parson praises health care workers, says he has confidence in them
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          Columbia Missourian:  Missouri Conservation Commission approves black bear hunting season
          P-D:  Homicides fell in St. Louis City after Operation LeGend;  Liberal UMSL professor says drop is due to seasonal nature of criminal behavior
          P-D editorial:  Ann Wagner seeks to overturn the will of voters in presidential election
          KC Star editorial:  Missouri House must overturn the will of District 34 voters and deny Rick Roeber the seat he earned
          KC Star's Jonathan Shorman:  In CAFO debate, state sides with big ag
          P-D letter:  Webster Groves sexagenarian says Schmitt's lawsuit will define career
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        Saturday, December 12, 2020
       
P-D:  Trump chalked up big gains in rural Missouri;  Two SE Missouri Dems say Trump supporters have "systemic racism down in them," are "brainwashed"
          Washington Missourian:  John Kiehne seeking Missouri Democratic Party vice chair post;  Dems' quota rules require a woman to serve as either chair or vice chair
          KWMU:  Elijah Haahr reflects on an eventful eight years in the Missouri House
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson OKs supplemental budget bill
          Columbia Missourian:  Proposal from Rep. Justin Hill (R-Lake Saint Louis) calls for "full and fair investigation" of election procedures in battleground states
          Columbia Missourian:  Clearing crime scenes more quickly the goal of Walsh's legislation
          P-D:  Missouri officials predict significant drop in revenue
          Missouri Independent:  State economic update:  Unemployment insurance, unemployment rate, hard-luck stories
          JCNT:  Pfizer vaccine could begin arriving in Missouri as early as Monday
          SE Missourian:  DHSS:  COVID-19 vaccine arrives next week
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Missouri's phased COVID vaccinations could start next week
          KWMU:  Missouri health workers expected to receive coronavirus vaccine next week
          KC Star:  Missouri's first COVID-19 vaccination expected on Thursday
          Missourinet:  These are the Missouri K-12 schools participating in the first-ever COVID-19 study
          Missouri Independent:  State, regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          P-D:  State China virus update
          The Missouri Times:  Spire seeks to invest in Missouri infrastructure in PSC filing
          KC Star:  Spire asks regulators for permission to increase rates in 2021
          P-D:  Spire asks state to approve an increase in natural gas rates
          P-D:  First-ever bear hunt in Missouri moves forward with Friday's vote
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Eric Schmitt's Hail Mary
          JCNT editorial:  A Christmas miracle - Gov. gives state off for Christmas Eve
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Sen. Cindy O'Laughlin (R-Shelbina):  Fix Medicaid now before it sinks Missouri
          P-D family columnist/beauty-product reviewer Aisha Sultan:  Lincoln County woman says she regrets voting for Gov. Parson after her husband got COVID
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        Friday, December 11, 2020
       
St. Joseph News-Press:  As vaccine looms, Hawley introduces stimulus bill
          Missourinet:  U.S. Senate unanimously approves Hawley's duck boat bill
          P-D:  St. Louis judge disqualifies Gardner, her office from prosecuting McCloskey case
          The Missouri Times:  Representatives to take up resolution on presidential election results next week
          JCNT:  3 mid-Missouri state reps backing election resolution
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri GOP lawmakers call on battleground states to investigate 2020 election results
          SNL:  Resolution from Rep. Justin Hill (R-Lake Saint Louis) calls for "full and fair investigation" into fraud claims
          P-D:  Missouri House may return to Capitol next week to address resolution
          The Missouri Times:  Montgomery City receives $1.7 million federal broadband infrastructure grant
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson and legislative leaders announce consensus revenue estimates
          JCNT:  Missouri expects $418M less revenue in next year's state budget
          KCUR:  Up to Date podcast:  Legislative preview:  Rep. Ashley Bland Manlove (D-Kansas City) says Kansas City needs local control of police
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske:  Missouri Veterans Commission Chairman Tim Noonan talks next steps after critical report
          KCUR:  Some Kansas City-area hospitals decline to participate in state plan to provide more workers
          KCUR:  Missouri hospitals failed to follow coronavirus reporting guidelines
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri rental aid program begins in January
          P-D:  Liberal groups file for new utility disconnection moratorium;  Hazelwood woman rationalizes failure to pay Ameren bill
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske:  Local legal nonprofit explains racist-pollution lawsuit;  Comments from Missouri DNR
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  A voice for rural Missouri:  Blake Hurst's success was to the benefit of all of us
          P-D op-ed:  "Stand Up Republic" rep Lynn Schmidt:  Missouri Republicans should have done more to criticize President Trump
          KC Star's Bryan Lowry:  GOP members of Missouri's congressional delegation seek to subvert the will of voters in four swing states
          P-D letter:  Ladue octogenarian praises Ann Wagner for work on human trafficking and recent comments on election integrity
          KC Star letter:  Kansas City woman wants Gov. Parson and state lawmakers to stop Schmitt's support of election lawsuit
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        Thursday, December 10, 2020
       
The Missouri Times:  Missouri Republicans dive into presidential election challenges
          Missouri Independent:  Schmitt joins lawsuit challenging presidential election procedures in four states
          P-D:  Schmitt joins Texas suit over presidential election
          KWMU:  No excuse? No problem - that's where some want to move Missouri's absentee ballot system
          KC Star:  Hawley bill would enable victims to sue porn sites for hosting their images
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson's inauguration to celebrate Missouri's rich history
          P-D:  Pandemic alters swearing-in ceremonies for top Missouri officials
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri general revenue continues to outperform last year, November report says
          JCNT:  Legislative preview:  Rep. Cody Smith (R-Carthage) hopes for cost-saving Medicaid changes, expects tough budget year
          Missourinet:  Legislative preview:  Rep. Sara Walsh (R-Ashland) files bill aimed at helping forensic investigators at crime and crash scenes
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Legislative preview:  Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer (R-Parkville) would protect law enforcement and their families from doxxing
          Missouri Independent:  Legislative preview:  GOP bills would protect drivers trying to flee riots and mob attacks
          The Missouri Times:  Legislative preview series:  Sen.-elect Greg Razer (D-Kansas City) hopes to tackle mental health parity among insurance coverage
          Missourinet:  CDC, Missouri officials begin work on first-ever COVID-19 study within K-12 schools
          SE Missourian:  State-mandated report addresses coronavirus issues at veterans homes
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske preview:  Missouri Veterans Commission Chairman Tim Noonan to discuss results of investigation
          JCNT:  White House Coronavirus Task Force report shows fewer counties in Missouri in red zone
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          Missouri Independent:  Briefs:  State China virus update; derelict utility customers
          The Missouri Times:  Liberal group wants PSC to bar utilities from taking action against derelict customers this winter
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri PSC moves forward with Grain Belt Express complaint case
          P-D:  Missouri stops printing income tax forms in bid to go online-only
          KC Star editorial:  Missouri AG Eric Schmitt joins stunt to throw away presidential votes - and wreck democracy
          KC Star's Bryan Lowry:  Missouri AG Eric Schmitt signs on to baseless lawsuit over presidential election
          SE Missourian op-ed:  Missouri State Historical Society's Gary Kremer:  As state celebrates bicentennial, ask yourself:  What does it mean to be a Missourian?
          P-D letter:  St. Louis septuagenarian calls Sen. Roy Blunt a coward, says 74 million Americans who voted for Trump deserve "slap upside the head"
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        Wednesday, December 9, 2020
       
The Missouri Times:  Blunt, Hawley ask U.S. Customs and Immigration Services to restore 800+ jobs in Kansas City
          JCNT:  Blunt announces FCC awarding more than $346 million to high-speed Internet expansion in Missouri
          Brownfield Ag News:  Blunt talks COVID-19 vaccine availability
          AP:  Missouri officially certifying election showing Trump win;  Gov race certified, with Mike Parson defeating Nicole Galloway by 17 points
          KC Star:  Gun-control series event recap:  Panelists says income inequality, racism to blame for criminals' behavior;  Defunding police will help reduce crime
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske preview:  ACLU's Tony Rothert to celebrate victory in ballot proposal case
          KMIZ (Columbia):  Missouri Ethics Commission fines "Jefferson City Area Indivisible" for failing to report pro-Medicaid-expansion mailing
          Missourinet:  Rep. Deb Lavender (D-Kirkwood) reflects on time served in superminority, takes credit for "educating (her) district" on Medicaid expansion
          The Missouri Times:  Legislative preview series:  State gambling regulations
          KWMU:  Missouri's medical marijuana program sees 67k eager customers wanting more
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Firearms become illegal with medical marijuana possession
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri students will take standardized tests, but results won't factor into accountability measures
          The Missouri Times:  DESE alters rules on state exams amid coronavirus shakeups
          Missourinet:  Missouri K-12 statewide testing to move forward, but results won't be used for accountability purposes
          Joplin Globe:  Missouri board waives school accountability piece of spring testing
          KCUR:  Newly-formed "Music Entertainment Alliance" asks Gov. Parson and lawmakers for CARES Act money
          JCNT:  Missouri commission announces rent payment program to prevent evictions
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Gov. Parson remains consistent, says he won't force statewide mask mandate or shut down businesses
          P-D:  Missouri prisons install air purifiers, disinfectant machines
          JCNT:  Missouri Department of Corrections deploys coronavirus-killing technologies
          P-D:  State reports 14 China virus deaths among St. Louis Veterans Home residents
          P-D:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          KC Star:  Daily state, regional China virus update
          P-D editorial:  Hawley must adopt McCaskill's commitment to tackle child sexual exploitation
          Washington Missourian editorial:  Missouri Veterans Commission has let our veterans down
          Washington Missourian editorial:  Local decisions shouldn't be second-guessed by state legislators
          KCUR intern Lucas Cuni-Mertz:  Sen. Hawley, Gov. Parson follow Trump's rhetorical lead in attacking Missouri media
          Columbia Missourian's Simone Esters:  Blunt quote about President Trump's percentage of minority vote off by 2%
          P-D's Jack Suntrup:  Gov. Parson continues to ignore White House virus-fighting recommendations
          KC Star letter:  Kansas City sexagenarian says she is "ashamed" Blunt won't criticize President Trump
          Joplin Globe letter:  Town and Country woman wants Blunt and Hawley to support spending for "rental assistance," global food handouts to third-world countries
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        Tuesday, December 8, 2020
       
KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Luetkemeyer says Dems are "scared to death" of Pennsylvania case, predicts 80% chance Biden is president in January
          Missourinet:  Missouri's congressional delegation votes along party lines to decriminalize marijuana
          The Missouri Times:  FCC approves $340M for rural broadband in Missouri
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe talks with Scott Faughn about COVID vaccine, liability legislation and highway funding;  Panel of Sens. Lincoln Hough (R-Springfield), Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg), John Rizzo (D-Independence), Brian Williams (D-St. Louis) talk mask mandates, shutdowns and local control
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in Missouri Politics recap
          AP:  Missouri's referendum petition laws ruled unconstitutional
          P-D:  Court rules ACLU should have had more time to circulate proposed ballot initiative
          KC Star:  Event promo:  RSVP now for third lecture in newspaper's gun-control series;  Learn why "poverty, inequality and housing insecurity" are to blame for criminal behavior
          Missourinet:  Legislative preview:  Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg) on sports betting
          Missourinet:  Legislative preview:  Sen.-elect Greg Razer (D-Kansas City) on HIV morning-after medication
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Department of Corrections installing air purifiers, mist cleaners
          SNL:  Report details multiple failures in COVID-19 responses at Missouri veterans homes
          P-D:  Office of Administration offers state employees guidance on personal contact tracing
          Missourinet:  White House coronavirus task force issues new report
          KWMU:  Missouri hospitals could see a Thanksgiving-fueled corona surge, or not
          KC Star:  State, regional China virus update
          P-D:  State, regional China virus update
          Missouri Independent:  Regional China virus update
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Missouri's federal and state lawmakers need to spend more money to help economy