Monday, August 2, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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Joplin Globe: Replacing Roy: A year away from primary, race for U.S. Senate starts

St. Louis Public Radio: Recreational marijuana campaigns in Missouri gear up for the 2022 ballot

Missourinet: Rep. Tricia Derges (R-Nixa) to go on trial this month in two alleged fraud schemes

Missouri Independent: Gov. Parson signs law mandating private space and break times for breastfeeding teachers

St. Louis Public Radio: Gov. Parson talks with Jason Rosenbaum about Medicaid expansion, successes and missed opportunities of legislative session, COVID, vaccines and mask mandates

This Week in Missouri Politics: Sen. Bill Eigel (R-Weldon Spring) talks with Scott Faughn about COVID delta variant, vaccines, mask mandates, Faisal Khan’s Smolletting act, more; Panel of Reps. Tracy McCreery (D-Olivette) and Nick Schroer (R-O’Fallon), St. Louis Police Officers Association Executive Director Jeff Roorda, GOP state Senate candidate Ben Brown discuss mask mandates, Smolletting, St. Louis City’s violent crime, more

Twitter: GOP consultant Gregg Keller: Video: St. Louis County security camera footage shows Faisal Khan walking around crowd untouched, then giving taxpayers the middle finger

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske preview: St. Louis County Health Director Faisal Khan to discuss latest version of assault tale

P-D: County meeting attendees should quarantine even if fully vaccinated, city health officials warn; Urbanite who attended meeting tested positive for China virus on Thursday

St. Louis Public Radio: Health officials want anyone who attended last Tuesday’s County Council meeting to quarantine for nine (9) days

St. Joseph News-Press editorial: Comments from GOP state reps provide some optimism on Critical Race Theory solution

KC Star’s Melinda Henneberger: No, Gov. Parson, new CDC mask advice isn’t a setback

KC Star’s Lisa Guttierez: Poking holes in the dumbest COVID vaccine myths, and the Missourians who question the safety of the vaccine

P-D letter: Florissant sexagenarian suggests AG Eric Schmitt did not graduate from law school and is illiterate

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