Thursday, August 12, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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SE Missourian: U.S. Rep. Jason Smith appears to be a ‘No’ vote when $1 trillion infrastructure spending bill reaches House

SNL: Hawley amendment to hire 100,000 more police officers earns wide Senate support

The Missouri Times: Trump praises Gov. Parson for pardoning McCloskeys

Instagram: Throwback Thursday campaign piece: Bill Kenney > Patrick Mahomes

Missourinet: Kit Bond says Missourians have rallied around others for 200 years; Interview with Bond, Gov. Parson

The Missouri Times: Dru Buntin picked for Dept. of Natural Resources director

Missourinet: Gov. Parson names Dru Buntin as new DNR director

P-D: Gov. Parson names new DNR director

Epoch Times: Taxes separate dying Illinois from thriving Missouri; Cairo vs. Cape Girardeau is a stark contrast

The Missouri Times: Missouri opens Medicaid to expansion population yet warns of 2 month delay

Missouri Independent: Missouri to accept Medicaid expansion applications; full approval likely weeks away

Missouri Independent: Rep. Rasheen Aldridge (D-St. Louis City) wants special session for Medicaid; Relevant lawmakers of both parties say it’s unnecessary

P-D: Gov. Parson vows to ‘follow the law’ on Medicaid expansion

Missouri Independent: Missouri legislative redistricting process gets off to inauspicious start

St. Joseph News-Press: New Missouri law could cut down on catalytic converter thefts

The Missouri Times: How a 1970s music festival nearly derailed the Missouri State Fair

Tony’s Kansas City: Slavery stigma dominates Kansas City’s progressive “mainstream” news scene as readers turn away; KC Star focuses on monument tizzy, while KCUR tries to undermine state’s bicentennial with slavery lectures

The Missouri Times: Missouri health care system receiving $30M in federal support

Missourinet: Gov. Parson spending an additional $30 million to help hospitals with staffing and antibody infusion clinics

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri to spend $30 million for short-term COVID patient treatment

Columbia Missourian: Gov. Parson announces $30 million allocation for COVID mitigation, names new DNR director

SNL: Recap of last week’s news regarding some GOP state senators’ desire to ban employer vaccine mandates

KC Star: Some resourceful KC parents find workaround to mask mandates: a doctor’s note

P-D: Faisal Khan declines to comment on video evidence, police testimony undermining harassment tale; Detailed explanation of why he calls himself a “doctor”

SE Missourian: Regional China virus update

Missouri Independent: State, regional China virus update

P-D: State, regional China virus update

St. Joseph News-Press editorial: Blunt correct to support infrastructure bill

Washington Missourian editorial: Gov. Parson’s selection of Margy Eckelkamp a good one for Missouri Conservation Commission; State lawmakers resent MDC’s independence

Joplin Globe editorial: Let businesses decide for themselves if they want vaccine mandates

P-D editorial: Govs. Parson and Desantis, and other GOP governors, are endangering their own people

SE Missourian Publisher Jon Rust: We are improving the website – and value your feedback before the site’s refresh in November

Columbia Missourian op-ed: Sen. Hawley’s Love America Act is disturbing

St. Louis Public Radio/Report for America “The Ground Truth” sponsored content creator Eric Schmid: Environmental activist unity series, Part II: Environmental groups in Missouri and Illinois forge future working together

KC Star’s Anna Spoerre: Vaccine advocacy series: Unvaccinated man gets COVID, learns his lesson

Columbia Missourian letter: Columbia sexagenarian calls Hawley’s opposition to Critical Race Theory “ridiculous”

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