Saturday, July 17, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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St. Louis Public Radio: Eric Schmitt leads in quarterly fundraising for open U.S. Senate seat

KC Star: Greitens last among GOP U.S. Senate candidates in second quarter fundraising

Fox News: Cori Bush, a “defund the police” advocate, recently spent $70,000 on private security

KC Star: McCaskill “not interested” in ambassadorship

The Missouri Times: Missouri pleads with CDC to reconsider rejection of state’s vaccine incentive plan

Missouri Independent: Missouri urges CDC to waive $25 limit for vaccine incentive plan

The Missouri Times: Veterans treatment court fees waived under bipartisan criminal justice package

SE Missourian: Gov. Parson signs bill enhancing penalties for precious metals theft

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air: Rep. Becky Ruth (R-Festus) talks with guest host Jonathan Ahl about Missouri’s gas tax, and how to get a refund

SNL: Three Ride the Ducks employees charged in connection with 17 deaths in 2018 duck boat sinking

KCUR: Missouri charges three men with involuntary manslaughter in Branson duck boat disaster

KC Star: Duck boat captain, managers charged in 2018 sinking that killed 17 near Branson

P-D: Ameren wants to sell surge protectors to consumers. Missouri says no, for now

Joplin Globe: A look at how a young person can get sick with COVID: 23-year-old Neosho man had several pre-existing medical conditions, including diabetes and an infection in a heart valve – and chose to be overweight

KCUR: Kansas City health departments: Unvaccinated residents should wear masks again

KC Star: Regional China virus update

P-D: State, regional China virus update

P-D editorial: Ban on “chokeholds” a win for bipartisanship, civil rights

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Another state court unanimously agrees with Missouri: Close debtors prisons

KC Star’s Jonathan Shorman: An angry Gov. Parson lashes out at CDC over refusal of vaccination incentive plan

The Atlantic’s Ed Yong: China virus variant is driving a wedge through Missouri

P-D letter: Jefferson City sexagenarian demonstrates ability to read minds, says GOP state lawmakers oppose Medicaid expansion because “Obamacare” is named after President Barack Obama

P-D letter: Chesterfield sexagenarian wants State Fair cancelled due to China virus variant, calls state leaders “knuckleheads”

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