Thursday, July 8, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times:  Sara Walsh jumps into CD 4 race with emphasis on ‘American dream’

Missouri Independent:  Sara Walsh joins growing field in Missouri’s 4th Congressional District

Columbia Missourian:  Sara Walsh announces bid for Congress in 4th District

The Missouri Times:  Who is running in CD 4 in Missouri to replace U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler?

P-D:  Democrat announces run against Ann Wagner;  Ben Samuels “registered to vote in St. Louis County on June 4 and has no county voting history”

JCNT:  Congressional redistricting overview:  Both parties say process shouldn’t be political

Missouri Independent:  Bob Griffin (D), longest-serving Missouri House speaker, has died at age 85

Brownfield Ag News:  Missouri State Fair prepares for state’s bicentennial

Brownfield Ag News:  Missouri State Fair makes facility upgrades;  Comments from Ag Director Chris Chinn

The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson signs COVID liability protections into law

KWMU:  Gov. Parson signs COVID liability protections legislation, talks possible vaccine incentives

P-D:  Missouri considering vaccine incentives

JCNT:  Gov. Parson signs COVID liability protections

SNL:  Gov. Parson signs bills on COVID lawsuit protections, cocktails-to-go and mental health

Missourinet:  Missouri is close to hiring new state health director

Missourinet:  Health investigators still trying to determine cause of last week’s COVID outbreak in Truman Building

St. Joseph News-Press:  Details released on CDC “surge teams” already deployed to Missouri

Missouri Independent:  ‘Surge response team’ arrives in Missouri amid China virus spike

KWMU:  Missouri offers waivers for overpaid federal unemployment benefits

SNL:  Missouri considers waivers for overpaid federal unemployment benefits

Columbia Missourian:  House Democrats hold Zoom call “press conference” to criticize Gov. Parson on unemployment benefits

The Missouri Times:  New law aligns Missouri with federal mental health parity standards

P-D:  New law makes take-home booze a permanent menu item in Missouri

KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Rep. David Tyson Smith (D-Columbia) on being handed Dem nomination for state rep seat, serving in superminority, thoughts on Medicaid expansion and FRA, congressional redistricting

St. Louis Public Radio:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske:  Missouri River offers ‘abundant water supply’ – even during western drought;  Interview with Missouri American Water’s Timothy Ganz

JCNT editorial:  Join First Lady Teresa Parson in encouraging youth to serve

St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Bob Griffin put region on the map

The Missouri Times op-ed:  Foundation for Government Accountability’s Jonathan Ingram:  States, including Missouri, can’t afford Medicaid expansion

Columbia Missourian letter:  Columbia septuagenarian responds to Kevin McDermott’s anti-GOP column, and columnist David Rosman’s rehash of same

P-D letter:  University City man says Post-Dispatch editorial board owes Mark McCloskey an apology

P-D letter:  St. Louis man castigates GOP legislators for pro-life votes

P-D letter:  Rock Hill woman wants Missouri gun owners to “relax” about Second Amendment threats

P-D letter:  Ferguson sexagenarian compares Missourians declining China virus vaccine to mules

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