Thursday, July 29, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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SE Missourian: Jason Smith’s campaign war chest looks healthy

Tony’s Kansas City: Hawley, Hartzler weigh in on military draft for women

Heartlander News: Hawley introduces anti-CRT bill to promote patriotism in schools

P-D: Missouri ordered to pay more than $1 million in legal fees over voting rights case involving former Gov. Eric Greitens’ Department of Revenue

KC Star: Federal court says Missouri owes $1.1 million in legal fees for voter registration case

JCNT: More federal money available for rural broadband than first thought

Missourinet: Easterseals Midwest praises Gov. Parson, lawmakers for funding boost to solve Missouri’s direct support provider (DSP) crisis

Columbia Missourian: State offers a way to waive repayment of undeserved unemployment benefits

SNL: At public meeting on critical race theory, Sen. Cindy O’Laughlin (R-Shelbina) calls for ouster of DESE’s Margie Vandeven

SNL: Public meeting on critical race theory draws more than 150; Diverse panel explains actionable tactics to fight race-shaming

SNL: Photo gallery: Sen. Cindy O’Laughlin (R-Shelbina), Rep. Curtis Trent (R-Springfield), former GOP Rep. Lynn Morris, KC Young Republicans’ Cecilia Johnson, others speak at CRT panel discussion

The Missouri Times: Missouri to recognize Random Acts of Kindness Day

P-D: Photo gallery: Gov. Parson visits historic sites as part of Missouri Bicentennial tour; Cameos from Kelli Jones, Steve Ehlmann, Rick Stream, Mike Sutherland

The Missouri Times: Dr. Frances Levine retiring from Missouri Historical Society

SE Missourian: Expert: COVID, other “crises” diminish Southeast Missouri earthquake preparedness

JCNT: AG Eric Schmitt to file second lawsuit over local mask mandates

The Missouri Times: After St. Louis County Council vote, AG Eric Schmitt asks court to immediately halt mask mandate

P-D: AG Eric Schmitt seeks restraining order over mask mandate

P-D: St. Louis County acting health director flips off crowd after county council meeting; Faisal Khan blames racism, “MAGA movement” for behavior

Missouri Independent: Fight over mask orders growing

Missouri Independent: Schmitt’s suit mixes state and local COVID case, death counts in comparison

KC Star: Details on latest KC mask mandate

The Missouri Times: Where are masks required in Missouri?

KC Star: Newspaper reporter, TV news assignment editor kicked off call where KC area leaders discussed COVID, masks

P-D editorial: Hawley offers no cogent explanation for opposition to the U.S. military drafting women

St. Joseph News-Press editorial: Opioid settlement money gives Missouri a chance to get addiction prevention right

SNL’s Andrew Sullender: City councilwoman spreads vaccine misinformation and criticizes CoxHealth CEO Steve Edwards

KC Star letter: Kansas City septuagenarian opposes emancipated KC police officers fleeing to safety

P-D letter: Wildwood septuagenarian wonders why cartoonist Dan Martin mocks rural whites for declining vaccine, but won’t dare mock black or Hispanic people who do the same

P-D letter: Maryland Heights septuagenarian theorizes that Gov. Parson created vaccine lottery to gather voter data for his 2024 re-election campaign, which does not exist

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