Saturday, August 14, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times: AG Eric Schmitt successful in challenge to Biden immigration policy

97.1 FM Talk (St. Louis): Marc Cox Show: AG Eric Schmitt on “total disaster” infrastructure bill (25:15), record-breaking U.S. Senate campaign fundraising (26:45)

Washington Missourian: Dave Schatz still considering U.S. Senate bid; State Senate candidate Ben Brown and Franklin County GOP Central Committee bash Schatz over gas tax

P-D: Schatz slams Ben Brown, Franklin County GOP after committee bashes him over gas tax

The Missouri Times: Gov. Parson seeks federal disaster declaration in response to June flooding

Tony’s Kansas City: Roundup of national Josh Hawley coverage

AP: Deputies fired for failing to get OK to work private security for Cori Bush

AP: Missouri’s 1st, 2nd Congressional districts could be redistricting targets

Columbia Missourian: 2020 Census shows Boone County less white

SNL: Census data: Branson becoming more white; Greene County, Springfield becoming less white

Tony’s Kansas City: Census data: Northland stays winning

97.1 FM Talk (St. Louis): Marc Cox Show: Scott Fitzpatrick on why he’s running for state auditor (3:30), keeping an eye on federal COVID largesse (6:00)

Instagram: Happy birthday to John Loudon: Retro campaign lit through the years

Columbia Missourian: MU’s “Center for Race, Citizenship and Justice” leader speaks to fellow Democrats at Muleskinners meeting, decries “nonsense and vitriol” of Critical Race Theory opponents

KC Star: Bipolar autistic teen sues Agape Boarding School for alleged abuse

Washington Missourian: Photo: AG Eric Schmitt announces new cold case unit

KC Star: Gov. Parson says lottery incentives are helping drive vaccinations

P-D: Mid-Missouri priest to be punished for expressing COVID vaccine skepticism last weekend

KSGF (Springfield): Nick Reed Show: Sen. Mike Moon (R-Ash Grove) on employers and vaccines

97.1 FM Talk (St. Louis): Marc Cox show: AG Eric Schmitt on mask mandate lawsuits (19:30), facts vs. hysteria on COVID deaths among young people (22:15), why left-wing/”mainstream” media targets him (23:45), Post-Dispatch’s “creepy” patient health questionnaire series (23:30), the real reason St. Louis City Mayor Tishaura Jones wants state of emergency (23:50), more

KC Star: State, regional China virus update

Joplin Globe editorial: Roy Blunt casts correct vote on infrastructure bill

P-D editorial brief: Mocking Josh Hawley’s proposal to hire additional 100,000 police officers

KC Star editorial: Those who show up at public COVID forums wearing yellow stars forfeit their right to speak

National Review’s Dan McLaughlin: Warning signs for Eric Greitens making a comeback in Missouri (link via

Missouri Independent op-ed: Missouri Information Corps’ Mark Ossolinski: President Biden’s bold $1 trillion infrastructure bill will bring jobs to Missouri’s clean energy industry; Missouri Farm Bureau and Missouri Cattlemen’s Association will be roadblocks to progress

P-D’s Erin Heffernan: Missouri State Fair attendees having fun, not taking COVID seriously enough

SNL’s Steve Pokin: Wearing yellow stars to public forums is “embarrassing”

St. Louis Public Radio’s Elyse Luecke: Congratulations to us for winning four Missouri radio awards; Jason Rosenbaum is station’s only first-place winner for actual news story; Corporation for Public Broadcasting “Sharing America” racism reporter Andrea Henderson handed “Certificate of Merit” for feature on black yoga

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