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Archive - October 2019



    

        Thursday, October 31, 2019   Happy Halloween!
       
Brownfield Ag News:  Blunt, Hartzler urge USMCA vote and passage
          Newsweek:  Blunt blocks Democratic bill that would strip power from states
          SNL:  Hawley says fentanyl is behind overdose crisis X
          The Missouri Times:  DHSS says KC Star piece on tracking Planned Parenthood's botched abortions was misleading
          KWMU:  Planned Parenthood's chief doctor claims abortions at St. Louis clinic are safe
          P-D:  Top Planned Parenthood doctor:  "Physicians make mistakes. Unfortunately, complications do occur." X
          Columbia Missourian:  Fact check:  Gov. Parson statement on small-business wage growth rated "Mostly True"
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air preview:  Reps. Karla May (D-St. Louis City), Justin Hill (R-Lake Saint Louis) talk online sales taxes
          KCUR:  State of Missouri's college economics:  Students want cheaper tuition, universities want more state funding, GOP state legislator says there's "not a pot of gold at the end of any rainbow"
          JCNT:  Missouri Public Transit Association says state needs to spend more money on public transit X
          The Missouri Times:  Cannabis trade group urges Missouri to strictly regulate marijuana vaping products
          AP:  AG Eric Schmitt sues Florida company over calls
          JCNT:  It's deer season on Missouri roads;  Dept. of Conservation warns of danger created by wild animals X
          The Missouri Times:  New Senate committee to tackle gun violence, public safety
          KWMU:  New series "Children Under Fire" will focus on victims of urban street culture
          KC Star editorial:  Missouri's spreadsheet on women's menstrual cycles is totally normal. In dystopia. X
          P-D editorial:  Tracking menstrual cycles to attack abortion rights merits investigation X
          SE Missourian editorial:  State should legislate online sales tax collection +
          P-D editorial:  Emissions tests work. That's cause to continue them here, not roll them back. X
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Missouri House should comply with Sunshine Law X
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  MoDOT correct to educate about seat belt use, texting while driving X
          Messenger:  Planned Parenthood hearing reveals Gov. Parson's Halloween Week House of Horrors X
          KC Star op-ed:  State Auditor Nicole Galloway:  Don't let state legislators dry out Missouri's budget reserves X
          KC Star's Michael Ryan:  Could school choice end poverty? This KC advocate wants a revolution in education X
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        Wednesday, October 30, 2019
       
Brownfield Ag News:  Army Corps of Engineers to release more Missouri River water late into fall
          Columbia Missourian:  New speaker series from State Historical Society of Missouri to feature retirees Claire McCaskill, Jack Danforth
          SE Missourian:  Liberal activist Angela Davis to speak at SEMO's MLK Dinner in January +
          KWMU:  Jay Ashcroft, state Rep. Jim Murphy (R-St. Louis County) seek to fight online misinformation
          SNL:  Officials urge Missourians to get REAL IDs to fly X
          KC Star:  Using patient data helped state identify Planned Parenthood's botched abortions X
          P-D:  Cannabis industry group wants Missouri health officials to issue vaping regulations X
          Missourinet:  Nicole Galloway audit:  Urban charter school exec exaggerated attendance to get extra $1.4 million in state aid
          KWMU:  Urban charter school's founder fudged attendance worth extra $1.4 million in state aid
          Columbia Missourian:  Panelists from MoDOT, other groups propose distracted-driving solutions
          SNL:  Rep. Sonya Anderson (R-Springfield) to host DNR public meeting Nov. 7 on TCE pollution X
          KC Star editorial:  KC mayor wants to take guns away from abusers. Why hasn't Missouri done this yet? X
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Rep. Brad Hudson (R-Cape Fair):  Illegal slot machines gamble on the state's future, but Missourians can still win the day
          JCNT letter:  Jefferson City woman promotes anti-Trump group's Medicaid-expansion rally X
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        Tuesday, October 29, 2019
       
KC Star:  Substantial incentives in play for the new USDA jobs in Kansas City X
          AP:  Prolonged Missouri River flooding could last all winter
          SE Missourian:  Cape district accepts federal grant for school safety +
          KWMU:  West St. Louis County House race could be a political barometer
          KWMU:  State lawyers say Planned Parenthood puts patients at risk
          KC Star:  State has "grave concerns" about patient care at St. Louis abortion clinic X
          AP:  Hearing begins on fate of St. Louis abortion clinic
          P-D:  Planned Parenthood says state's move to shutter abortion clinic is overblown X
          KWMU:  Missouri officials eye test track for super-fast hyperloop transit system
          The Missouri Times:  Hyperloop could have significant impact in Missouri - if it's the first
          Missourinet:  Task force:  Hyperloop could fuel Missouri economy by billions, make 17k jobs
          Missourinet:  Haahr, Rowden say Hyperloop should happen
          AP:  Officials pitch Missouri for high-speed Hyperloop test track
          JCNT:  Missouri's Hyperloop panel issues final report X
          CDT:  Panel recommends Missouri build Hyperloop test track X
          Columbia Missourian's Judy Lucas:  Missouri looking to build Hyperloop test track;  Comments from "State Treasurer Scott Fitzgerald [sic]"
          KC Star:  Missouri races ahead to land first Hyperloop test track X
          P-D:  Hyperloop study calls for test track to be built in Missouri X
          KWMU:  Rural schools face funding cuts as timber sales agreement lapses
          P-D:  State looks to exempt Franklin and Jefferson counties from auto emissions test X
          St. Joseph News-Press:  MoDOT sponsors third annual Buckle Up Phone Down Day X
          KC Star editorial:  Wait - why is Missouri offering public incentives to bring USDA jobs to KC? X
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        Monday, October 28, 2019
       
Joplin Globe:  Area Dems hear from House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade, Hollywood TV crew boss at Eleanor Roosevelt Day;  Democrats changed event name from "Jackson Days West" after complaints about racism X
          KWMU:  President of health clinic for immigrants quits, says Trump administration "has literally tried to strike fear in the heart of immigrants"
          This Week of Missouri Politics:  Guest Deb Lavender talks to guest host Brittany Robbins about her gun control agenda, state Senate campaign, more;  Panel of MOGOP's Pat Thomas, Rep. Tracy McCreery (D-Olivette), St. Louis County Councilwoman Lisa Clancy (D), consultant Cassie Grewing talk tax credits, gaming machines compromise, Medicaid expansion, Gunby vs. Pitman, more
          KWMU:  Hearing on Planned Parenthood abortion clinic's license begins in St. Louis
          P-D:  Abortion license is on the line this week as state and Planned Parenthood lock horns X
          Missourinet:  AG Eric Schmitt close to finishing referrals in Missouri clergy abuse investigation
          P-D's David Nicklaus:  On data portability, Hawley and Big Tech may not be as close as they seem X
          P-D Nicklaus and Gallagher:  "The Bottom Line" video series:  Business columnists discuss Missouri's tax incentives for startups vs. big companies X
          KC Star letter:  Nixa sexagenarian says Gov. Mike Parson does not demonstrate Christian values X
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        Sunday, October 27, 2019
       
The Missouri Times:  Missouri UAW workers vote in favor of GM proposal with Wentzville investment on table
          Columbia Missourian:  Experts call for more research into medical marijuana at health policy summit;  Comments from Missouri Hospital Association's Jane Drummond, others
          Columbia Missourian:  Missouri State Highway Patrol looking into rolling 'Cannabus' pot peddlers;  Woman given weed in exchange for "donation";  Man gets "medical" certification, calls process "pretty easygoing"
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Harry Roberts tapped for position in Jay Ashcroft's secretary of state office X
          P-D:  Trial set for private investigator charged with lying in Greitens probe;  William Tisaby blames racism after getting caught perjuring himself
          JCNT:  Federal grant bringing improvements to JeffTran X
          Washington Missourian:  City of Union asks to be sole applicant for East-West Gateway grants, crucial for Highway 47 funding X
          Washington Missourian editorial:  State legislators should get behind Holly Rehder's PDMP proposal X
          P-D letter:  Planned Parenthood board of directors septuagenarian expresses anger at Blunt for support of Trump X
          JCNT letter:  Jefferson City man calls U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer a "coward" for position on Syria X
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        Saturday, October 26, 2019
       
Missourinet:  U.S. House passes Ann Wagner bill to help fund rape kit testing
          KC Star:  Signs point toward a downtown KC location for USDA research agencies X
          JCNT:  Corps of Engineers:  Expect spring flooding in mid-Missouri X
          P-D:  Wentzville's GM workers step off the picket line following nationwide vote to end 40-day strike X
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Weekly news-roundup series:  Jason Rosenbaum, others discuss Sen. Brian Williams' (D-University City) campaign spending and effects of Clean Missouri on transparency
          SNL:  St. Louis attorney Mark Pedroli criticizes Republicans for constituent-privacy protections X
          CDT:  In speech to local Dems, Michela Skelton promises to raise taxes, stick it to "corporations and the ultra-wealthy" X
          Columbia Missourian:  Michela Skelton speaks to Muleskinners;  Two-time Missouri House runner-up will take on veteran Judy Baker in Democratic state Senate primary
          SE Missourian:  At event arranged by former Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, Honorable Young Men club impresses state legislators +
          This Week in the Governor's Office:  Week of October 21, 2019
          Missourinet:  Gaming industry predicts sports betting will generate millions of dollars in Missouri
          SNL:  Haahr, Hough honored for boosting MSU funding X
          SNL:  Missouri Department of Conservation:  Missouri bull shark story is 'baloney'
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        Friday, October 25, 2019
       
Missourinet:  Hawley wants to move 10 federal agencies out of D.C., including one to Missouri
          SNL:  Hawley wants federal agencies in Missouri, other states X
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Blunt, Hawley question Democrats' impeachment processes X
          Missourinet:  Hartzler weighs in on House Dems' impeachment efforts
          CDT:  Woman running in 4th Congressional Democratic primary distributes "news release" about Hartzler and impeachment X
          P-D:  Wentzville GM workers strongly approve contract proposal;  Hazelwood woman laments inability to pay household bills after three (3) light paychecks;  Husband relaxes at home in recliner, on "medical leave" with depression X
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Ashcroft rallies poll workers ahead of election X
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri House special elections 2019:  What to know about the races
          Columbia Missourian:  Lt. Gov Mike Kehoe, Ag Director Chris Chinn, Dept. of Higher Ed's Zora Mulligan speak at MU session on rural broadband
          P-D:  As Missouri lawmakers consider sports gambling, revenue estimates jump X
          SE Missourian:  Schmitt warns of scams, discusses Facebook inquiry +
          Brownfield Ag News:  Missouri Cattlemen's Association confident Missouri's meat-labeling law will prevail
          JCNT:  It's deer season on Missouri roads X
          Joplin Globe editorial:  For better school comparisons, bring consistency to state assessments X
          P-D op-ed:  Lacy Clay:  Seeking solutions to student loan crisis X
          KC Star's Melinda Henneberger:  Hartzler wrong to join mostly-male group of impeachment objectors X
          P-D letter:  Chesterfield woman thanks Blunt for support of bone marrow program X
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        Thursday, October 24, 2019
       
KC Star's Bryan Lowry:  Republicans storm impeachment inquiry;  Rep. Vicky Hartzler - re-elected in 2018 by 32 percentage points - faces "competitive race" X
          KC Star:  Sen. Josh Hawley calls for moving 10 federal agencies into heartland X
          The Missouri Times:  U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner praises House reauthorizing rape kit legislation, slames 'politicization'
          SNL:  Mexican alien nabbed in Marshfield likely to be deported;  Jose Vargas-Leon, five other illegals were captured by ICE at Mexican restaurant last year X
          Columbia Missourian:  Politifact fact check:  Local union boss' quote in The Missouri Times regarding General Motors' profits rated "Half True"
          P-D:  University City man seeking Democratic nomination for attorney general defends Obamacare X
          The Missouri Times:  Education initiative petitions OK'd to gather signatures
          JCNT:  Missouri House sued over response to open records request X
          Missourinet:  Rep. Holly Rehder (R-Scott City) to prefile Missouri PDMP legislation in December
          JCNT:  AG Eric Schmitt talks to local seniors about avoiding scams X
          Missourinet:  Schmitt warns seniors of increasing number of scam calls
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri roadway project earns national recognition
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in the Missouri PSC:  October 23, 2019
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Missouri government should stop use of "burner" apps X
          JCNT editorial:  No place in government for self-deleting apps X
          P-D op-ed:  BJC CEO Rich Liekweg and Wash U. Chancellor Andrew Martin:  Missouri needs more gun-control laws X
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        Wednesday, October 23, 2019
       
St. Joseph News-Press:  Missouri flood recovery gets attention at Capitol Hill hearing X
          KC Star:  Cleaver to Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook cryptocurrency plan:  'This stuff scares me' X
          JCNT:  U.S. Dept. of Justice gives $1 million to Missouri state agency for school safety X
          The Missouri Times:  Nicole Galloway chooses out-of-state consultant Chris Sloan to manage gov campaign
          P-D:  Court rejects lawsuit filed by Democratic attorney general primary candidate X
          The Missouri Times:  Rich Finneran enters attorney general race, sets up Democratic primary
          P-D:  Second candidate enters Democratic attorney general primary X
          Joplin Globe:  Local political groups to hold fundraising events:  U.S. Rep. Billy Long to speak at annual Newton County GOP Bean Feed;  Missouri House Superminority Leader "Crystal Quad [sic]" to speak at Dems' Eleanor Roosevelt banquet X
          Missourinet:  Missouri's unemployment rate remains near 3 percent, shows stronger growth than U.S. in some sectors
          The Missouri Times:  'Small yet mighty' tax credit program lauded before Senate committee
          Columbia Missourian:  AG Eric Schmitt visits senior center, warns elderly about financial scams
          CDT:  Attorney general puts focus on senior scams X
          Columbia Missourian:  Missouri joins 47 states in investigation into Facebook
          Missourinet:  Rep. Hannah Kelly (R-Mountain Grove) wants to fast-track foster parent training
          SE Missourian:  Former Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder (R) helps promote mentorship program for black youth;  Legislative Black Caucus among groups making stop in Cape Girardeau to learn more +
          KWMU:  State education board wants more counselors in public schools
          Missourinet:  Missouri Children's Division continues to grapple with 80% turnover rate
          Missourinet:  Rep. Dan Shaul (R-Imperial) says gaming machine controversy "is going to be the next feral hog issue in the state"
          Missourinet:  DHSS' Williams:  Despite cooler temps, continue to protect against mosquitoes
          Brownfield Ag News:  Missouri Department of Agriculture taking hemp rule comments in November
          P-D:  Gov. Parson names attorney Joseph Blanner to regional "Board of Freeholders" X
          KC Star editorial:  Missouri agency screwed up when it erased 'Trump 2020' from 13-year-old boy's photo X
          Columbia Missourian op-ed:  Mizzou's Marshall Stewart:  It's time to step up and improve broadband access in Missouri
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        Tuesday, October 22, 2019
       
Missourinet:  Feds give Missouri $2 million to bolster school security measures
          KWMU:  Federal grant funds Mizzou internships to treat addiction in underserved areas
          AP:  Proposal to change Missouri voting rules goes to court
          KSDK:  MoDOT apologizes for editing photo that showed boy wearing 'Trump 2020' shirt, hat
          P-D:  Citing new Clean Missouri restrictions, Sen. Brian Williams (D-University City) spends $10,975 on "outings";  Vague descriptions en vogue after Amendment 1 passage X
          SE Missourian:  Gov. Parson talks workforce development, Internet sales tax during Cape visit +
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson emphasizes importance of protecting crime witnesses
          Columbia Missourian:  Nicole Galloway urges ban on self-deleting messaging apps
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Rep. Shamed Dogan (R-Ballwin) talks with Rosenbaum about criminal justice legislation, special election for Jean Evans' open House seat, more
          KC Star editorial:  Gov. Parson in KC to discuss violent crime crisis. But talk isn't enough X
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Jim Talent:  Trump used the options he had in Syria
          Washington Post's Greg Sargent:  Josh Hawley criticized my opinion on Twitter, so let me tell you my whole life story X
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        Monday, October 21, 2019
       
This Week in Missouri Politics:  Jim Talent talks with Scott Faughn about Syria, Hong Kong, more;  Panel of Brittany Robbins, Joe Lakin, Gregg Keller, John Gaskin talk NBA and Hong Kong, Gov. Parson vs. Nicole Galloway, U.S. House Dems' impeachment effort, more
          KWMU:  Dept. of Defense funds new search-and-rescue tech review at Fort Leonard Wood
          P-D:  Gov. Parson's administration blocks at least $2 million in payments to Medicaid scammers X
          Missourinet:  Asians students continue to dominate whites, others in Missouri school testing
          P-D:  St. Louis-based Parents as Teachers, created by Gov. Kit Bond, celebrates 35 years;  CEO wants more money from state X
          KC Star:  Missouri sued over law protecting authenticity of Indian-made goods;  California paleface claims she is member of "Patawomeck," a "tribe" not recognized by federal government X
          P-D editorial:  It's up to consumers and investors to halt Ameren's corporate greed, save the planet X
          SE Missourian editorial:  Newspaper celebrates 115 years and 41 awards +
          Messenger:  Rep. Peter Merideth (D-St. Louis City) has Sunshine Law question for AG Eric Schmitt:  What are you afraid of? X
          P-D letter:  St. Louis City man wants police to seize all gaming machines X
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        Sunday, October 20, 2019
       
P-D:  After Missouri corrections officers win millions from state, prison nurses seek their own jackpot X
          SNL:  On Missouri school exams, Asians dominate whites in English proficiency 64% to 55%;  Black students outpace special education students 25% to 18% in English, 18% to 14% in math X
          St. Joseph News-Press:  As vaping rises, tobacco tax receipts plummet X
          P-D:  State still working out details of marijuana production, sales;  Local pot paraphenalia peddler offers advice for scoring and storing dope X
          Washington Missourian:  City to seek MoDOT approval for Highway 47 expressway X
          P-D:  Ameren invites schools, businesses and nonprofits to host solar projects X
          Columbia Missourian:  Missouri elk hunting rules in place
          JCNT:  Missouri Department of Conservation seeks public help for plan addressing declining number of birds X
          Joplin Globe editorial:  State should rethink delivery of school data X
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Confusion and mixed messages on vaping laws X
          St. Joseph News-Press op-ed:  Missouri Medicaid expansion is fiscally responsible X
          P-D letter:  Florissant woman thanks Clay, Wagner for adding their name to House women-and-children hunger resolution X
          JCNT letter:  Jefferson City man thanks Luetkemeyer for adding his name to House women-and-children hunger resolution X
          P-D letter:  University City man triggered by Gov. Parson's declaration of "Pork Month," says Missourians should swear off bacon, ham and pork chops X
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        Saturday, October 19, 2019
       
JCNT:  Flood advisory panel learns more about what flood recovery will cost X
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  New weekly news-roundup series:  St. Louis Blues visit with President Donald Trump;  Hawley and Hong Kong; Planned Parenthood targets Gov. Parson's campaign manager;  more
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air:  Singapore native explains the hardships faced by "pansexual transmasculine queers" in St. Louis
          P-D:  Anticipating uncivilized behavior, Missouri officials ask St. Louis City police for help at upcoming abortion hearing X
          SE Missourian:  State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick says Nicole Galloway's attacks on Gov. Parson over state's reserve fund are "dishonest" +
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in the Governor's Office:  Week of October 14, 2019
          SNL:  Missouri violent crime:  Gov. Parson holds meeting with mayors of state's four largest cities X
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson names former state Rep. Mike Colona (D-St. Louis City) associate judge in St. Louis City
          The Missouri Times:  How Missouri contributes to Walgreens' massive drug collection program;  Gov. Parson joins Rep. Donna Baringer (D-St. Louis City), Mayor Lyda Krewson (D) at drop-off site
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Gov. Parson's Fast Track grant program aims to contribute to Missouri workforce X
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Rep. Tony Luetkemeyer (R-Parkville) lays out legislative priorities X
          KCUR:  McClatchy, parent company of Kansas City Star, faces NYSE delisting;  VP of operations walks away;  KC Star Publisher Tony Berg moves to Wichita Eagle:  Mike Fannin will attempt to oversee news operations at Star and six other newspapers
          KC Star:  Editor Mike Fannin named president of The Kansas City Star X
          Washington Missourian:  The Missourian Publishing Company sells Warren County Record to former editor X
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  With new format for school report cards, state earns an 'A' in confusion X
          P-D letter:  Bourbon sexagenarian expresses anger at state lawmakers over various transgressions X
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        Friday, October 18, 2019
       
Missourinet:  U.S. Reps. Graves, Hartzler, Wagner disagree with President Trump on Syrian troop withdrawal
          Brownfield Ag News:  USDA tells lawmakers that agencies will thrive in Kansas City
          KWMU's Kae Petrin:  Area transgender spooked by upcoming Supreme Court ruling;  "Genderqueer" says "they/them" is "terrified" by potential effects on LGBTQIA* humanoids;  Comments from MO AG "Schmid [sic]"
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson garners Missouri Chamber PAC endorsement
          P-D:  GOP ads in Missouri House special election focus on Democrat Trish Gunby's early support of St. Louis City-County merger;  Gunby labels ads "falsehoods and lies" X
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  St. Louis City Alderwoman Sarah Martin talks with Rosenbaum and crew about Missouri House special election, urban crime, more
          Columbia Missourian:  Gov. Parson meets with Mayor Treece, talks violent crime
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson to meet with St. Louis City, Kansas City, Columbia, Springfield mayors today to discuss urban criminal behavior
          P-D:  St. Louis City alderman wants St. Louis City parks to be covered by state ban on guns at child care facilities;  Comments from Sen. Eric Burlison (R-Battlefield) X
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri's unemployment rate continued inching down in September
          AP:  Survey of bankers in Missouri, other states shows improved rural economy in October
          JCNT:  Prayer, worship event set up on Capitol grounds X
          Missourinet:  MO ABLE aims to help disabled Missourians save without fear of losing federal benefits;  Comments from State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick
          SNL:  Missouri removes scores from state's school report cards X
          Columbia Missourian:  Missouri farmers harvest hemp for first time in 82 years;  Missouri Dept. of Ag to release its permit system in coming months
          SNL:  MO AG Eric Schmitt:  Dallas County dog breeder 'inhumane' X
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Air Conservation Commission backs repealing prohibition on cost recovery during construction
          KWMU:  Missouri Air Conservation Commission wants legislators to scrap nuclear plant-funding law
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri PSC approves liability fund despite Evergy's protestations
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in the Missouri PSC:  October 17, 2019
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Josh Hawley refuses to kowtow on Hong Kong X
          Washington Missourian editorial:  Millions of dollars spent to reduce Missouri River flooding have not done much good X
          Washington Missourian editorial:  St. Louis City is awash in street savagery, but its professional sports teams give the city a positive spin X
          P-D letter:  Anti-Ameren activist says Ameren should pay for decades of pollution X
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        Thursday, October 17, 2019
       
KWMU:  Local UAW workers react to possible end of strike;  Millennial man recounts calamity of not eating out at restaurants for nearly five (5) weeks, says key is "not to show no [sic] emotion"
          P-D:  Ann Wagner hauls in $478,000, waits for opponent;  Missouri Dems say they're holding out hope for a "top notch candidate" to fill ballot slot X
          Sikeston Standard-Democrat:  Jamie Burger switches parties, will run in GOP primary for Holly Rehder's open House seat;  Former Scott County presiding commissioner served 18 years as a Democrat +
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson says Missouri's pork industry is helping to keep young people on the farm
          KWMU:  Through state tax program, Missouri farmers adopting practices that help improve soil and reduce water pollution;  Missouri Coalition for the Environment still unhappy
          Brownfield Ag News:  Dakotas blizzard runoff could impact Missouri
          KCUR:  Missouri parents just got more school data, but they may need a textbook to figure it out
          P-D:  Students in Clayton, Francis Howell, Brentwood districts perform well on state tests;  Students in Riverview Gardens and Normandy disappoint, perform even worse than last year X
          The Missouri Times:  PSC case could hurt U.S. energy stocks, lead to less investment in Missouri, Evergy warns
          JCNT:  Dept. of Insurance reminds Missourians to consider earthquake insurance X
          Missourinet:  Home security company report:  FBI data shows Missouri murder rate climbed 61% in five years
          Joplin Globe:  Andy Ostmeyer appointed editor of Joplin Globe X
          KC Star editorial:  Missouri releases baffling school performance scores. Does anyone know what they mean? X
          P-D letter:  Anti-Ameren activist responds to Ameren's response to Post-Dispatch editorial responding to Ameren's response to judge's decision X
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        Wednesday, October 16, 2019
       
AP:  Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues visit President Donald Trump at White House - as a full team
          P-D:  President Trump keeps it light during Blues' White House visit:  Jordan Binnington:  "He's funny. He did a great job. And he's a really nice guy." X
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Congress back to full agenda, but impeachment campaign burns time;  Hawley talks Hong Kong X
          AP:  Mexican alien sentenced for illegal re-entry, ID theft
          P-D:  Feds may want millions back when Loop Trolley goes under, official says X
          The Missouri Times:  October 2019 quarterly filings:  What we learned
          The Missouri Times:  October 2019 quarterly filings:  Committees
          The Missouri Times:  October 2019 quarterly filings:  Missouri Senate
          The Missouri Times:  October 2019 quarterly filings:  Missouri House
          Columbia Missourian:  Dem gov candidate Nicole Galloway criticizes Gov. Parson's economic leadership
          Missourinet:  Galloway:  "Missouri among the least prepared in the nation to weather a recession"
          The Missouri Times:  Galloway blasts Budget Reserve Fund as inadequate
          JCNT:  Galloway:  Under Gov. Parson, Missouri is abusing its Budget Reserve Fund X
          AP:  Galloway:  Missouri not saving enough for impending recession
          The Missouri Times:  St. Louis City Alderman Megan Green joins crowded SD 5 race
          KWMU:  To discourage vaping among youth, Gov. Parson mandates education campaign
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson's executive order sets in motion campaign on 'youth vaping epidemic'
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson calls youth vaping an 'epidemic'; orders campaign about dangers
          JCNT:  Governor calls for departments to create anti-vaping campaign X
          AP:  Missouri leaders to raise awareness about vaping risks
          Columbia Missourian's Sophia Michelle Gonzalez:  Legislative forum focuses on charter school expansion, teacher retirement;  Comments from "Rep. Chuck Bayse [sic]"
          P-D:  Still finalizing funding, Hazelwood sports campus gets cool reception from state board X
          Joplin Globe:  Missouri officials believe interstate bypass will be good for businesses, communities X
          Missourinet:  DHSS' Randall Williams:  Missouri's flu season could be a rough one this year
          KWMU:  After years of collecting dust, Missouri's rape kits are being sorted out
          The Missouri Times:  Ameren Missouri, Ameren Services heads to switch roles
          P-D op-ed:  National Parents Organization - Missouri chapter's Linda Reutzel:  Missouri shown the way to improve family courts X
          Waters:  Michael Barrett did the best he could for Missouri's public defender system X
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        Tuesday, October 15, 2019
       
Missourinet:  Hawley on Hong Kong protesters:  "Fifty years ago, it was Berlin. Today, it's Hong Kong"
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air:  Area teacher says she has Indian blood, wants people to take "Indigenous Peoples' Day" seriously
          The Missouri Times:  Steele Shippy talks 2020 gubernatorial race
          P-D:  Galloway OK with contributions from UAW in the run-up to her bid for governor X
          P-D:  Libertarian Rik Combs, seeking to fill Libertarian ballot slot in gov race, wants to eliminate Missouri's personal property tax X
          SE Missourian:  Scott City businessman Will Perry to run in GOP primary for Holly Rehder's open seat +
          The Missouri Times:  Yvonne Wilson, longtime Democratic state lawmaker, dies at 90
          KCUR:  Former Missouri state lawmaker Yvonne Wilson dies at 90
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson:  Rebuilding collapsed railroad bridge in north Missouri is critical
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri's jail reimbursement program 'one of a kind':  A look at the backlog
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Buy Missouri campaign continues gaining traction X
          KC Star:  Hundreds in KC area vie for marijuana licenses. Here's where they are hoping to open X
          Brownfield Ag News:  MO Ag Director Chris Chinn says recent Asian Swine Flu preparedness training all about communication
          KWMU:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report:  More than 1 in 10 Missouri kids is fat
          SE Missourian op-ed:  U.S. Rep. Jason Smith:  House Democrats' un-American impeachment process +
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  State Rep. Steve Roberts (D-St. Louis City):  Majority of Missourians support background checks
          P-D letter:  Kirkwood Democrat receives GOP mail piece, is befuddled by fundraising industry's decades-old "survey" gimmick X
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        Monday, October 14, 2019   Columbus Day
       
Missourinet:  Most government offices are closed today;  President Franklin D. Roosevelt, a Democrat, created Columbus Day to honor the man whose discovery helped civilize North America
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Meth production sees massive decline in Missouri;  Comments from Sen. Josh Hawley X
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  Steele Shippy talks to Scott Faughn about Gov. Parson's election campaign, Missourians' support for President Trump, more;  Panel of Reps. Tracy McCreery (D-Olivette), David Gregory (R-St. Louis County), David Barklage talk Gov. Parson vs. Galloway, U.S. House Dems' impeachment push, more;  MO AG Eric Schmitt talks baseball
          KC Star:  Planned Parenthood takes aim at Steele Shippy;  Abortion provider wants to force Gov. Parson's campaign manager to testify over state's denial of abortion-clinic license X
          P-D:  Ahead of 2020 gubernatorial election, Planned Parenthood takes aim at Gov. Parson's campaign manager X
          KWMU:  Divide emerges over whether Gov. Parson should restart low-income housing tax credit
          Missourinet:  Hundreds apply for Missouri's new Fast Track grant program
          Missourinet:  Millions of dollars in Missouri state fairground improvements about to begin in Sedalia
          KC Star:  Obscure Missouri tax is meant to help kids, but whistleblower says Lafayette County Children's Services Fund is mismanaging money X
          P-D:  New effort enlists support of Missouri gun dealers in reducing number of suicides X
          P-D letter:  Missouri Telecommunications Industry Association's Richard Telthorst talks rural broadband expansion X
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        Sunday, October 13, 2019
       
P-D:  GM workers' strike lasts nearly one month;  Millennial union member laments hardship of "not barbecuing every day like I would like to" X
          Brownfield Ag News:  Missouri Pork Board EVP Don Nikodim says China deal tremendous opportunity for Missouri producers
          Washington Post:  Hospitals forced to deal with bad debt from people who accept medical care, then refuse to pay their bills;  Comments from St. Louis-based BJC HealthCare X
          JCNT:  Buy Missouri looks to get more buy-in X
          Columbia Missourian:  State owes Missouri counties over $35 million for holding, transporting state prisoners
          CDT:  Missouri's school reports to have new look X
          CDT:  Departing public defender Michael Barrett makes final argument for poor defendants X
          Washington Missourian editorial:  More federal resources coming for rural roads X
          P-D editorial:  Missouri Supreme Court should uphold partial reversal of the state's voter ID law X
          P-D editorial:  Why don't purveyors of unregulated gaming machines testify about their legality? X
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        Saturday, October 12, 2019
       
KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Jo Mannies, Jason Rosenbaum and others discuss Blunt and impeachment, Missouri gaming machines, KC Star's ongoing Greitens series, 2016 presidential debate at Wash U., more
          SNL:  Sarah Huckabee Sanders talks faith, Trump and liberal media bias at College of Ozarks X
          KWMU:  Missouri Medicare patients could save money this enrollment season by switching plans
          CDT:  Democrat Dave Raithel quits 19th Senate district primary X
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in the Governor's Office:  Week of October 7, 2019
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson makes appointments to charter school, emergency response commissions
          The Missouri Times:  Lawmakers look back at 4-H experience as members, parents, leaders
          P-D:  Video gaming company named in federal probe made contributions to Missouri Democrats, Republicans X
          Missourinet:  Dept. of Public Safety awards:  Trooper receives Missouri medal for capturing suspect in violent foot chase
          Joplin Globe:  Missouri American Water Co. wades into property acquisition for reservoir X
          P-D:  Days after being carjacked, St. Louis City woman buys a gun to protect herself and her son X
          KC Star editorial:  Greitens' confide use cost Missouri dearly. Government should ban secret messaging apps. X
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        Friday, October 11, 2019
       
Missourinet:  U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler says withdrawing from Syria is a mistake
          KC Star:  KC attorney for illegal aliens sues ICE agents after taking a dive at immigration facility last year X
          KCUR:  Local attorney, featured in Netflix series on illegals, sues ICE;  Andrea Martinez seeks payday for "negligent infliction of emotional distress," other trauma
          KC Star:  Pro-Gov. Parson PAC Uniting Missouri rakes in $1.5 million during quarter X
          P-D:  Gov. Parson holds wide fundraising lead over Democrat Nicole Galloway X
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri could shell out up to $2.45 billion under Missouri NEA initiative petitions
          The Missouri Times:  Judy Baker enters SD 19 Democratic primary, will take on Michela Skelton and David Raithel for right to battle GOP Sen. Caleb Rowden
          CDT:  Three's company, too:  Judy Baker joins the growing Democratic primary field against Rowden X
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri lawmakers warily eye pre-trial bail rules after Kansas City mass shooting
          Missourinet:  Illegal gambling complaints in Missouri have nearly quadrupled in one year
          P-D:  Missouri House holds hearing on gaming machines X
          SNL:  Local license offices working through REAL ID confusion X
          Columbia Missourian:  Missouri Department of Corrections teams with Hannibal-LaGrange to offer ministry degrees to inmates
          CDT:  Moberly Correctional Center records four deaths in two days X
          Columbia Missourian:  Robert Wood Johnson report ranks Missouri youth obesity by race;  Asians the least porky, while Hispanics and blacks bring up the rear
          CDT:  Robert Wood Johnson report:  Missouri ranks low on child obesity X
          P-D:  Apology from St. Charles County prosecutor to ex-girlfriend, a judge, ends state probe X
          P-D op-ed:  SLU Law adjunct professor Joseph C. Welling:  Legislature fixed bad law that unduly punished juvenile offenders. Honor it. X
          P-D letter:  Ameren Chairman Michael Moehn responds to paper's latest anti-Ameren editorial X
          P-D letter:  Sunset Hills woman annoyed by Post-Dispatch's anti-police bias X
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        Thursday, October 10, 2019
       
Columbia Missourian:  Fact check:  Sen. Josh Hawley's statement about Missouri meth use rated "True"
          The Missouri Times:  Yinka Faleti, former leader of Ferguson group, to run for secretary of state
          The Missouri Times:  Republican Theresa Baumann considering bid for Rep. Elaine Gannon's open House seat
          Missourinet:  Missouri House hearing on alleged illegal slots expected to draw crowd today
          P-D:  Missouri Lottery warns retailers against potentially illegal slot machines X
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Department of Agriculture amends hemp regulations following changes to state law
          CDT:  Columbia takes steps to keep subsidized housing free of medical marijuana X
          KWMU:  School districts sue Juul, saying student vaping drains resources
          P-D:  MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna to head national transportation group X
          P-D:  In Jefferson City, Amtrak riders wait under tents while train station is inspected X
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in the Missouri PSC:  Week of October 9, 2019
          SNL:  Missouri Dept. of Conservation outlines plans for first elk hunt X
          KC Star editorial:  Sam Graves should ignore impeachment stunts and focus on facts X
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  The world of legalized marijuana is not an easygoing hippie paradise X
          P-D letter:  Former Ameren employee says newspaper's anti-corporate screed ignores the utility's customers X
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        Wednesday, October 9, 2019
       
KCUR:  Missouri farmers are sticking with President Trump as China imposes retaliatory tariffs
          SNL:  Blunt disagrees with President Trump on withdrawing troops from Syria, hopes he'll "reconsider" X
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Congressional delegation weighs in on NBA comments on China X
          Missourinet:  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers pledges to work with states on flooding factors
          P-D:  Flooding and detours reduce number of users on Missouri's Katy Trail X
          Missourinet:  Fatality rate on rural American roads is double that of urban roads, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao tells St. Louis audience
          KWMU:  Federal-state partnership between U.S. Attorney Jeff Jensen and MO AG Eric Schmitt is getting violent criminals off St. Louis City streets faster
          Missourinet:  Federal-state prosecutor team announces long list of violent crime charges in St. Louis
          AP:  58 indictments brought under federal-state effort
          Columbia Missourian:  Local transgenders hope for favorable U.S. Supreme Court ruling;  Stephens College woman explains fury at people "misgendering" her as a woman
          The Missouri Times:  Cost takes center stage at House hearing on Medicaid expansion
          JCNT:  Appeals court:  DOC still owes employees $118 million X
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri court sides with Corrections officers over $114M payment dispute
          P-D:  Prison guards win latest round in $125 million Missouri overtime case X
          KC Star:  Jackson County jury awards woman $200k from Dept. of Corrections for sexual harassment, doesn't buy bonus tales of "race and disability discrimination";  Ana Barrios says emotional trauma caused her tummyaches X
          The Missouri Times:  At House hearing, Jackson County assessment director concedes process is "deeply flawed"
          JCNT:  Missouri releases demographics on vaping illnesses X
          CDT:  Local schools, colleges won't allow Missouri's medical marijuana X
          SE Missourian:  Cape Girardeau applies for state aid to finish Veterans Memorial Drive +
          Missourinet:  Dept. of Public Safety awards:  Missouri students recognized for saving neighbor from man with axe
          SE Missourian's Jon Rust:  SE Missourian to allow pseudonyms on online comments again +
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        Tuesday, October 8, 2019
       
SNL:  Hawley:  NBA shouldn't "kowtow" to China over Hong Kong X
          Columbia Missourian:  Blunt, Hartzler oppose U.S. decision to pull out of Syria
          JCNT:  Cole County resident Rik Combs seeks to fill Libertarian ballot slot for Gov. Parson's re-election X
          St. Louis Business Journal:  Dave Drebes' Missouri Scout reports that Yinka Faleti, former leader of Ferguson group, seeks to fill Democratic ballot slot for Jay Ashcroft's re-election X
          P-D:  Former "Forward Through Ferguson" leader forms campaign committee X
          P-D:  Gun charges against St. Louis Democratic fundraiser Matt Lieberman dismissed on eve of trial, then refiled X
          The Missouri Times:  Fiscal year off to very different start from last
          Missourinet:  Sen. Doug Libla (R-Poplar Bluff):  a user tax for Missouri transportation is still a conservative position
          KWMU:  How spraying saltwater on roads could save Missouri money and reduce runoff
          JCNT:  Missouri lawmakers question Jackson County official Gail McCann Beatty over assessments X
          Missourinet:  Missouri House subcommittee to hear testimony on Medicaid expansion today
          KWMU:  Health officials urge Missourians to get flu shots ahead of potentially severe season
          JCNT:  First responders, citizens honored with awards from governor X
          Missourinet:  Missouri Department of Public Safety honors first responders and civilians for acts of heroism
          Missourinet:  Missouri officers honored for ending 2018 prison riot
          St. Joseph News-Press:  7 first responders from area honored for heroism X
          P-D:  Francis Howell School District sues Juul e-cigarette company, citing harm to students X
          KC Star:  Fewer than 1% of teachers in Missouri or Kansas are black men X
          JCNT editorial:  State government honors show Missouri's improvement X
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Eddy Justice:  When elected to the Missouri Senate, I'll be a member of the Conservative Caucus - and here's why
          Waters:  Missouri's death penalty is state-sanctioned murder X
          P-D letter:  Perryville mother of child born deaf thanks Gov. Parson for hearing aid distribution program X
          P-D letter:  St. Louis County septuagenarian responds to liberal op-ed on voter registration, reminds author that voters must meet state requirements X
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        Monday, October 7, 2019
       
Brownfield Ag News:  Blunt encouraged about a USMCA vote
          Missourinet:  On CBS's "Face the Nation," Blunt talks impeachment process, his role and President Trump's approach
          CBS News:  Video:  Sen. Roy Blunt on "Face the Nation"
          CBS News:  Transcript:  Sen. Roy Blunt on "Face the Nation"
          Missourinet:  62 Missouri hospitals penalized by Medicare for having high rates of readmissions
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  AG Eric Schmitt, Scott Faughn talk Cardinal baseball;  Missouri Republican Party Executive Director Jean Evans, longtime Dem consultant Jane Dueker talk impeachment and urban violence
          Missourinet:  Denial takes effect for day care that wanted to open next to rural Missouri nursing home with sex offenders
          P-D:  Advocates call for Missouri to join other states in lifting time limits on sex abuse lawsuits X
          JCNT:  Former maintenance worker brings personal touch to Missouri State Penitentiary tours as guide X
          KTTN:  Missouri Department of Conservation says black vultures causing damage to vehicles at Bagnell Dam area
          KWMU/Corporation for Public Broadcasting "Sharing America" racism reporter Andrea Henderson:  Missouri's open-carry law to blame for urbanites' violent behavior
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Renewable fuels proposal brings region tangible benefits that are hard to ignore X
          P-D editorial:  Missouri must end the unfair free ride internet retailers get on sales taxes X
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        Sunday, October 6, 2019
       
SNL:  Less than a year after failed Amendment 3 bid, attorney Brad Bradshaw faces $701,000 IRS tax lien X
          SNL:  CL PAC making contributions to conservative state legislative candidates;  Comments from Jim Lembke X
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in the Governor's Office:  Week of September 30, 2019
          JCNT:  Advocacy group KIDS COUNT says number of Missouri children living in "concentrated poverty" decreases X
          KC Star:  Greitens' use of Confide app still costing Missouri taxpayers X
          SNL:  Greene County Commission approves paying contract attorneys amid state public defender shortage X
          SNL:  Students take to Senate floor during Missouri Catholic Conference X
          P-D editorial:  In Jefferson City, Ameren fights to pollute the air and endanger groundwater X
          JCNT Editor Gary Castor:  An online subcription to the News Tribune is cheap - and no other mid-Missouri news source compares to us X
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        Saturday, October 5, 2019
       
KC Star:  KC Star's eEdition has changed;  Most articles still accessible by opening "Incognito" window in Chrome browser, Googling headline, then reading for free X
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri voter ID law before state Supreme Court:  What to know
          Missourinet:  Missouri Supreme Court ponders voter ID law
          The Missouri Times:  Firefighters, police split endorsements in race for Jean Evans' state rep seat
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  New weekly news-roundup series:  Rosenbaum, others discuss how Missouri abortion law is affecting Planned Parenthood's business model
          P-D:  Judge declines to block Missouri's 'fake meat' labeling law X
          Missourinet:  Pine Lawn day care won't appeal state's decision to strip license;  Video captured behemoth throwing three-year-old against cabinet, splitting girl's head open
          P-D editorial:  Short takes:  Missouri to allow welfare recipients to use marijuana X
          SE Missourian's Lucas Press:  Women for Trump co-chair, in town for Holly Rehder event, talks Trump agenda and how it benefits women +
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Sen. Cindy O'Laughlin (R-Shelbina):  Missouri NEA may place significant changes for school policy on 2020 ballot
          P-D letter:  Veteran GOP leader Tom Wilsdon says Rep. Ann Wagner is looking out for small investors X
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        Friday, October 4, 2019
       
AP:  Blunt believes House 'ready to move' on impeachment
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson, Sen. Blunt tout Rocheport Bridge project, highlight further infrastructure needs
          The Missouri Times:  Rocheport Bridge, bonding 'just beginning' of finding transportation funding solutions
          CDT:  Funding set for Rocheport Bridge project X
          CDT:  Gov. Parson, Sen. Blunt visit Zenith Aircraft in tour of region X
          KWMU:  Missouri Supreme Court to decide if voters without proper ID must sign affidavit
          AP:  Missouri Supreme Court weighs voter ID law
          P-D:  Missouri's voter ID law in front of state's highest court X
          The Missouri Times:  Heads of Missouri Bar, state's public defender system stepping down
          KCUR:  Head of Missouri's embattled public defender system resigns
          KCUR:  Missouri looking to fix pay system for developmentally disabled care
          Columbia Missourian:  Hyperloop pod makes its first stop at MU
          CDT:  Virgin Hyperloop One pod visits MU X
        SE Missourian:  Ameren Missouri announces statewide solar project +
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in the Missouri PSC:  October 2, 2019
          Washington Missourian:  Washington artist commissioned to paint Governor's Mansion dining room piece X
          Columbia Missourian:  Douglass Park shootings help bring up Columbia's homicide tally;  Some area residents blame police
          Washington Missourian editorial:  Unlimited contributions to candidate PACs deepen cynicism X
          KC Star editorial:  Gov. Parson's random attack on National Anthem protests is an obvious political ploy X
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Missouri deaths increase, but many could have been prevented X
          JCNT editorial:  Capitol contractor's safety violations are troubling X
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        Thursday, October 3, 2019
       
KWMU:  U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt:  House Democrats 'ready to move on the impeachment question'
          Missourinet:  MU law prof promotes new book on Trump impeachment campaigns
          JCNT:  State Tech receives federal grant for new building X
          Missourinet:  Video:  Sen. Blunt, Gov. Parson talk Rocheport bridge funding
          Columbia Missourian:  Blunt, Gov. Parson talk bipartisan approach to infrastructure funding
          Missourinet:  Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe talks transportation funding
          The Missouri Times:  AG Eric Schmitt appeals decision allowing abortions based on Down syndrome diagnosis
          KC Star:  With pro-life legislation in Missouri threatening its business model, Planned Parenthood announces plans for new Illinois facility X
          AP:  Planned Parenthood building new abortion clinic in Illinois, near St. Louis
          SNL:  Former Democratic state legislators Craig Hosmer, Mike Schilling want current state legislators to expand Medicaid X
          The Missouri Times:  Ken Zeller promoted to Department of Revenue director
          P-D:  Gov. Parson names new revenue director X
          The Missouri Times:  Who serves in Missouri's executive branch? A look at the 22 positions
          P-D:  Missouri investigators launch probe into dozens of gas station gaming terminals X
          CDT:  Local state lawmakers sit through youth legislative forum, listen to high schoolers talk about vaping culture, other teen topics X
          The Missouri Times:  Ameren opens applications for solar generation facilities at 'community hubs'
          KWMU:  Ameren, Missouri Botanical Garden are making solar power more affordable for homes, schools and nonprofits
          SE Missourian editorial:  New Cape VA health care center is good for patients, economy +
          JCNT editorial:  State, feds drag feet on CBD X
          Priddy:  President Donald Trump headed for the same fate as Richard Nixon and Eric Greitens
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        Wednesday, October 2, 2019
       
SNL:  Biden leads Democrats in Missouri;  Mike Kelley's Show Me Victories surveyed 400 likely Democratic primary voters X
          Missourinet:  Sen. Blunt, Gov. Parson to announce funding for Rocheport bridge
          Columbia Missourian:  Fact check:  Graves' statement on Missouri's aging bridges rated "Mostly True"
          Missourinet:  FEMA aid approved for 82 counties and St. Louis City after this year's flooding
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Gov. Parson tours flood-damaged areas X
          Brownfield Ag News:  Missouri pork producers extremely pleased with Japan deal
          KC Star:  Justice Department following Missouri lawsuit over Realtor fees in home sales X
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air:  New York woman peddles how-to book for liberals, says Missouri Democrats should follow lead of gals' gun-control group to win elections here
          CDT:  32-year old attorney seeks to fill Democratic ballot slot for Vicky Hartzler's re-election X
          Columbia Missourian:  Two millennial Democrats will battle to get their name on a congressional ballot next November
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Jack Bondon (R-Belton) launches Senate bid with 5-county tour
          The Missouri Times:  Duncan Kincheloe plans 2020 retirement from Missouri Public Utility Alliance
          The Missouri Times:  Ashcroft holds virtual town hall on election security, voter registration
          Missourinet:  MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna, Associated General Contractors' Len Toenjes talk surge in construction jobs, shortage of Missouri workers
          Delta Dunklin Democrat:  The business of Missouri cannabis +
          The Missouri Times:  National energy-efficiency group praises Ameren's efforts
          JCNT:  Missouri Capitol stone restoration company cited for workplace health violations X
          JCNT:  Modified Missouri State Penitentiary tours return for fall X
          AP:  Rapist/murderer Russell Bucklew assumes room temperature
          Misssourinet:  Execution of Russell Bucklew goes off without a hitch
          KWMU:  Russell Bucklew executed without complications;  Defense attorneys predicted 'grotesque' effects
          SE Missourian:  Former prosecutor says Russell Bucklew's death was a 'stark contrast' to that of his victim +
          The Missouri Times:  A look at Missouri's death penalty laws, history
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Missouri Medicaid deserves an honest debate, not another wildly-expansive ballot initiative X
          JCNT editorial:  Accountability portal helpful, despite need for tune-up X
          KC Star editorial:  New gaming stations popping up at Missouri gas stations. Aren't they illegal? X
          KWMU op-ed:  Kaiser Health News' Laura Ungar:  Unlike Missouri, Illinois offers residents a bountiful harvest of Medicaid goodies
          KC Star letter:  KCK man says Helling and other liberals dislike American heritage, which is why they attack Josh Hawley X
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        Tuesday, October 1, 2019
       
October 2018 Missouri political news headlines
          October 2017 Missouri political news headlines
          October 2016 Missouri political news headlines
          October 2015 Missouri political news headlines
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in Missouri politics recap:  Cierpiot:  Biden is best bet for Democrats in 2020 but likely won't get the chance
          Missourinet:  Hawley weighs in on Missouri life expectancy data
          The Missouri Times:  U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner fights for reauthorization of rape kit legislation:  What this means for Missouri
          Missourinet:  USDA's critical staffing shortages from KC move triggers the stalling of several reports
          Missourinet:  2004 presidential runner-up John Kerry to make appearance at Maryville University, complain about climate change
          KWMU:  Event promo:  "Why Progressives Must Fight for the States" book signing at Left Bank Books:  New York woman hopes to instruct Missouri Democrats on how to win elections
          KC Star:  Second candidate seeks to fill Democratic ballot slot for Vicky Hartzler's 2020 re-election;  32-year-old Lindsey Simmons filed ethics complaint against Hartzler in August over tractor tweet X
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Sen. Bill Eigel (R-Weldon Spring) talks with Rosenbaum and others about Conservative Caucus' 2020 priorities, Medicaid expansion ballot proposal, 2nd Amendment, more
          P-D:  Uniting Missouri PAC rakes in major cash over weekend X
          P-D:  Handouts and high times:  Missouri welfare recipients free to smoke weed with "prescription" X
          The Missouri Times:  Audit recommends improvements to Missouri Accountability Portal
          JCNT:  Audit:  Improvements needed to Missouri's financial accountability database X
          Columbia Missourian:  MoDOT puts Salt Creek bridge up for grabs
          P-D:  Judge orders Ameren to outfit Jefferson County coal plant with "scrubber" to reduce air pollution X
          KWMU:  Federal judge orders Ameren to install air pollution controls at two power plants
          KC Star:  Massive fraud case involving Missouri hospital brings criminal charges to ex-CEO X
          KC Star editorial:  Josh Hawley trying to cash in on Trump impeachment inquiry X
          Columbia Missourian's Ken Midkiff:  It's a shame state law doesn't allow for more gun control X
          P-D letter:  St. Louis man expresses anger at Hawley for "blind support" of Trump X
          P-D letter:  Villa Ridge septuagenarian says Post-Dispatch's far-left editorial bias has infested front page X
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