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Wednesday, July 21, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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97.1 FM Talk (St. Louis): John Hancock talks with AG Eric Schmitt about his U.S. Senate campaign and election integrity

P-D’s Tony Messenger and Aisha Sultan “The Chat Room”: Cori Bush promotional video series: Freshman congresswoman answers questions about how she’s changing Missouri politics for the better, what it’s like to be “villainized”, other hard-hitting questions

The Missouri Times: Fitzpatrick sues Ashcroft over ballot measure language

KC Star: Missouri treasurer sues secretary of state over ballot summary

97.1 FM Talk (St. Louis): John Hancock talks with Jay Ashcroft about ballot integrity and last week’s “Faith & Freedom Rally”

SNL: House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade (D-Springfield) speaks at “voter suppression” rally, promotes Democrats’ League of Women Voters/Show Me Integrity event today; Retired school teacher praises Missouri elections, says “it’s so easy to vote”

SNL: Photo gallery: Liberals wear masks outdoors

Missouri Independent: Missouri’s plan for spending federal stimulus money is months away

AP: Full federal appeals court to consider Missouri abortion law

SE Missourian: While Missouri’s rate of homicides nearly doubled national average in 2019, Cape Girardeau County goes a year without a murder

KC Star: Overdose deaths in Missouri rose nearly 20% in 2020. CDC points to isolation from China virus shutdowns, fentanyl

Columbia Missourian: Statewide vaccine incentive program to be announced today

KC Star: Gov. Parson to announce new DHSS director, vaccine incentive program details today

SNL: DHSS: CoxHealth CEO mischaracterizing alternate care site status; CoxHealth corporate comms team walks back Steve Edwards’ inaccurate jab

Tony’s Kansas City: Newsflash: KC Star’s groundbreaking reporting “reveals, gasp, life is hard for po-folk around middle age with health problems”

KC Star: State, regional China virus update

Washington Missourian: Photo gallery: Amtrak returns to four trains daily; Rep. Aaron Griesheimer (R-Washington) meets with delegation from Kirkwood at Washington station

St. Joseph News-Press: Missouri state reps eye protections against critical race theory

SNL: Missouri polling school districts on critical race theory as Legislature holds hearing

The Missouri Times: Electric cooperatives encourage Missouri lawmakers to up investment in rural broadband

KC Star: MoDOT has 60 open maintenance positions. It hopes to hire homeless to fill some

Missourinet: Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia receive millions of dollars in facility upgrades

St. Louis Public Radio: Dr. Henry Givens Jr., who rescued Harris-Stowe State University and led it for 32 years, dies

P-D: Henry Givens, longtime Harris-Stowe State University president, dies at 90

Tony’s Kansas City: Kansas City mainstream media work to elicit eviction sympathy amid labor shortage

P-D editorial: No, teaching the existence of racism isn’t an attack on white students

Washington Missourian editorial: Missouri motorcycle fatalities rising

Washington Missourian editorial: Gov. Parson’s tweet encouraging vaccinations is the right message at the right time

St. Louis Public Radio/Report for America “The GroundTruth Project”‘s sponsored content creator Eric Schmid: Prison Policy Initiative fights to ensure cities will avoid “prison gerrymandering”

KC Star’s Jeanne Kuang: Gov. Parson has criticized federal aid, but he received a whopping $6,288 PPP loan for his family’s cattle farm

Columbia Missourian’s C.W. Dawson: Reading the minds of critical race theory opponents

Missouri Independent’s Rebecca Rivas: Bold, trailblazing St. Louis City Mayor Tishaura Jones navigates political landmines placed in her way by suburban Republican state lawmakers and others

SNL’s Steve Pokin: Thoughts on News-Leader’s move to new building; informing readers that at 68 years old he is in terrific physical condition thanks to “a lifetime of fitness”; other relevant autobiographical musings

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