Saturday, August 7, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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Rep. Doug Richey (R-Excelsior Springs), via Twitter: Sen. Ed Emery has passed away

SE Missourian: U.S. Senate candidate Vicky Hartzler lays out campaign themes: national defense, China, defending police, rural broadband, more

KC Star: Mark McCloskey sues to get guns back, citing pardon ‘absolving’ him of wrongdoing

KC Star: Billy Long birthday celebration to feature Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, robust co-chair list

KSGF (Springfield): Nick Reed Show: Sen. Eric Burlison (R-Battlefield) talks about Billy Long’s relationship with Trump (17:30), thoughts on running for Long’s seat (20:00), willingness to accept input on decision (23:15), Springfield and Missouri’s successes with promoting conservatism (28:00)

CDT: Rep. Sara Walsh (R-Ashland) and husband Steve both have COVID-19; Reporter Roger McKinney asks if couple regrets not getting vaccinated

Columbia Missourian’s Mark Horvit: Rep. Sara Walsh’s husband hospitalized with COVID-19 and on a ventilator; Steve Walsh serves as communications director for U.S. Rep. “Vicki [sic] Hartlzer [sic]”

KC Star: Missouri Housing Development Commission sees “slight uptick” in handout requests from derelict renters

KC Star: Video: Activists hold ‘die-in’ protest; Rent derelicts hold up “Black Power” fists, say through “no fault of their own” they chose to not pay rent

SNL: Missouri Housing Development Commission distributing federal handouts to people who have chosen to not pay rent

The Missouri Times: Cole County judge weighing Medicaid expansion timeline

Missouri Independent: State asks judge to delay Medicaid expansion for two months

SNL: Missouri requests time to implement Medicaid expansion

KC Star: Chuck Hatfield wants state to “get going” on Medicaid expansion

SE Missourian: Bicentennial digest: ice cream socials mark Missouri’s 200th birthday

Washington Missourian: Washington native Margy Eckelkamp named to four-person Missouri Conservation Commission

The Missouri Times: Jessica Seitz named new Missouri KidsFirst director

The Missouri Times: Missouri utilities could see new aggregation rules: What to know

SNL: Missouri expanding emergency COVID-19 transport aid, sending FEMA teams statewide

P-D: More than 350,000 Missourians have entered vaccine lottery

KC Star: State, regional China virus update

P-D: State, regional China virus update

Joplin Globe: COVID vaccine advocacy series: Area unvaccinated man dies at age 34; no mention of man’s decision to be obese or any pre-existing medical conditions

St. Joseph News-Press editorial: Cori Bush’s eviction stunt ignores need for landlords to stay in business

Joplin Globe editorial: Celebrating our 125th anniversary

P-D editorial briefs: It’s unfair that Gov. Parson pardoned McCloskeys; It’s a shame that zero (0) attendees of two-day St. Charles County Fair chose to get China virus vaccine

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Cori Bush saves lives, speaks for the downtrodden and voiceless

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