Monday, August 9, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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97.1 FM Talk (St. Louis): Dems Dis “Defund” Diva: Rep. Donna Baringer (D-St. Louis City), Alderman Jack Coatar (D) bash Cori Bush’s “‘defund the police’ nonsense” (22:00), Black Lives Matter mob’s attack on former Mayor Lyda Krewson’s house (23:30), Bush’s “tone deaf” approach (24:00); Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman (R-Arnold) juxtaposes Bush’s grandstanding and hotdogging with dignified diplomacy of Sen. Brian Williams (D-St. Louis City) (25:45)

The Missouri Times: GOP U.S. Senate candidates – minus Greitens – flock to Eigel-Curtman ‘Defense of Liberty’ event; 8th annual confab draws 1,200 to St. Charles Convention Center

Instagram: This Week in 1998: 39-year-old Kirkwood attorney pitches fairy tale about Republicans someday taking over the Missouri House (because THAT could ever happen 🙄)

JCNT: Statewide efforts culminate in bicentennial events

SE Missourian: Missouri bicentennial: Gateway Arch ‘the most definitive definition of Missouri’

Columbia Missourian: Bicentennial event in Columbia pays homage to Indians; European explorers first discovered and civilized the state in the 1700s

P-D: Plan for Missouri state worker bonuses still in the planning phase

Missourinet: Ashcroft wants to see voter ID legislation passed in 2022, touts COVID-related library grant

97.1 FM Talk: Mark Reardon Show: Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman (R-Arnold): Dems have “cognitive dissonance” on vaccine passports and showing ID to vote (14:00)

Missourinet: Sauer: DSS needs additional employees and two months to implement Missouri Medicaid expansion

SNL: Newly-minted Springfield Schools Superintendent Grenita Lathan calls critical race theory “a distraction,” says it is not taught in district schools

97.1 FM Talk (St. Louis): St. Louis City Alderman Jack Coatar (D) calls Faisal Khan’s Smolletting act “a bad look,” says victimhood letter was “crazy” (19:15)

Missouri Independent: Missouri ranks 3rd best in nursing home staff declining COVID vaccinations

KC Star: Latino group laments challenges in pushing COVID vaccines on illegal aliens and legal immigrants

P-D: Ferguson anniversary: Seven years after Michael Brown stole from a convenience store, assaulted a store employee then attacked a police officer, a look at changes in city government and police

KWMU: Ferguson anniversary: Father of man who assaulted Officer Darren Wilson criticizes St. Louis County Prosecutor Wesley Bell (D), wants officer to get the death penalty

SE Missourian editorial: Remembering our history as we celebrate Missouri’s bicentennial

JCNT editorial: Celebrate Statehood Day tomorrow

P-D editorial: Missouri GOP seeks to prohibit employers from protecting their own workers

KC Star’s Melinda Henneberger: Gov. Parson nearly the worst governor during the pandemic, but not quite

McPherson Publishing’s Jack Grone: Public influence, anonymous money, and the remarkable rise of the Arch City Defenders

McPherson Publishing’s Jack Grone: Local media outlets accept awards from liberal activist group; Post-Dispatch’s Gilbert Bailon, St. Louis Public Radio’s Shula Neuman respond

P-D letter: St. Louis City man mocks Missourians who decline COVID vaccine for being Trump supporters

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