Sunday, August 8, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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Joplin Globe’s John Hacker: Ed Emery dies; Thoughts from “Vicki [sic] Hartzler,” Gov. Mike Parson, Bill White, Nick Myers, Mike Kelley, Ann Kelley

Former Emery Chief of Staff Josh Foster on Instagram: Remembering Ed Emery

KC Star: Elected officials remember Ed Emery

KSHB (Kansas City): Medical cannabis companies roll out home delivery in Missouri (link via

Washington Missourian: Missouri to triple number of long-distance COVID ambulances

KC Star: State vaccination rate update

KC Star: Vaccine supporters share tips on using shame, name-calling as persuasion tactics; Messaging themes include calling the vaccine-hesitant “ignorant,” “idiotic,” mocking their masculinity, more

KC Star’s Laura Bauer and Judy Thomas: Conflicts of interest hamper Agape Boarding School case

P-D letter: Woodson Terrace octogenarian mocks Josh Hawley fundraising letter

SNL letter: Greene County Democratic Party director suggests Billy Long’s seat is winnable

Columbia Missourian letter: Columbia septuagenarian reminisces on Stuart Symington and Harry Truman, suggests Jay Nixon, Nicole Galloway and Claire McCaskill – each of whom stated publicly they will not run for U.S. Senate in 2022 – might make good candidates for U.S. Senate in 2022

P-D letter: University City septuagenarian wants Eric Schmitt and others opposing mask mandates to be charged with “murder or involuntary manslaughter”

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