Monday, July 26, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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St. Louis Public Radio: Blunt’s bipartisan bill could benefit wildlife in Missouri and around the country

St. Joseph News-Press: U.S. Rep. Sam Graves, other lawmakers block changes in Metropolitan Statistical Areas that would have harmed some Missouri towns

Missourinet: Missouri author, former President George H.W. Bush aide Jean Becker returns home to promote new book

St. Louis Public Radio: Natural Resources Defense Council wants more government spending on “infrastructure,” promotes study on lead pipes in each state

St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum: Medicaid expansion advocates cheer victory; A look at the long-term costs and implications

Missouri Independent: GOP legislation signed by Gov. Parson aims to help get more services to homeless teens in Missouri

Missourinet: Missouri House committee to hear August testimony from Google and from rural Internet providers

KC Star: Three prisoners escape from Missouri prison after attacking guard; David Molina, Carmelo Miguel Burgos, Shun’tavion Ladarrias Thomas on the loose

KMIZ: Fewer than 900 new China virus cases reported in Missouri; State reported more than 2,000 new cases a day several times last week

KC Star: Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas does national CBS hit to discuss China virus, says city employees may be required to get vaccine

JCNT editorial: Missouri needs action on illegal slot machines

P-D editorial: On feds’ door-to-door vaccine campaign, U.S. Rep. Jason Smith promotes ignorance over fact

Missouri Independent op-ed: Phill Brooks: Missouri Medicaid’s financial history

St. Louis Public Radio/Report for America “The Ground Truth” sponsored content creator Eric Schmid: Missouri and Illinois activists transcend community boundaries to fight for environmental justice

Stateline’s Elaine S. Povich: Missouri, other states braced for a wave of COVID lawsuits. It never arrived.

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Thoughts on COVID-19, and on Gov. Parson calling out liberal bias of Post-Dispatch, Kansas City Star and Missouri Independent

Columbia Missourian’s John Darkow cartoon: Missourians concerned about federal door-to-door vaccination campaign depicted as toothless, overweight hillbillies in overalls

KC Star’s Katie Moore: Local health care heroes stand up to school district, rally for masks in schools

Joplin Globe letter: Joplin septuagenarian criticizes state lawmakers for critical race theory hearing, says most were not aware of CRT “two months ago”

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