Sunday, August 15, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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Missourinet: DED’s Rob Dixon credits infrastructure and workforce development for landing Chewy’s massive new distribution center

Brownfield Ag News: Gov. Parson highlights ag in State Fair opening

Columbia Missourian: Thanks to Legislature, juveniles sentenced to long terms now get a chance at parole

KMBC: Lawsuit filed to bring back federal unemployment benefits in Missouri (link via

St. Joseph News-Press: New state law regarding county health orders creates new wrinkle in COVID response

JCNT: Nursing homes push back on claims that fewer than 50 percent of their staff members got COVID vaccine

P-D editorial: Semi-annual overview of editorial board; Recent additions of black septuagenarian as “go-to person on senior and aging issues”, as well as “libertarian/conservative” Republican Lynn Schmidt

P-D op-ed: April 2021: Lynn Schmidt: I used to be a Republican, but not anymore

July 2018: Lynn Schmidt: I’m a Republican, but support Claire McCaskill over Josh Hawley

July 2020: Lynn Schmidt: I’m a Republican, but I oppose Gov. Parson and the White House

September 2020: Lynn Schmidt: I’m a Republican, but I oppose Jay Ashcroft’s plan on mail-in ballots

October 2020: Lynn Schmidt: I’m a Republican, but I support Jill Schupp over Ann Wagner

December 2020: Lynn Schmidt: I’m a Republican, but I oppose Donald Trump, Josh Hawley and GOP senators

KC Star Editor Mike Fannin: Newspaper “hiring nearly a dozen new journalists to complement our talented, award-winning team” to “double down on holding the powerful to account”

Tony’s Kansas City: Desperate Kansas City Star offers subscribers direct line to journalists; We’ve heard the meaningless “more newsies, more pages and more content” promises before

KC Star’s Jonathan Shorman and Lisa Guttierez: Hysteria over delta variant leads “hundreds of thousands” to seek COVID booster shot they don’t need

KC Star letters: Lone Jack septuagenarian wants U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver to support Cory Booker bill to ban all CAFOs; Kansas City octogenarian says Gov. Parson’s stance on Kevin Strickland makes her feel “embarrassed and angry”

SNL letters: Springfield millennial wants area residents to get vaccinated so people in sophisticated parts of the world stop “look(ing) down on us”; Springfield octogenarian attempts analogy involving opposition to vaccinations and infanticide; Branson septuagenarian supports Critical Race Theory, applauds Springfield superintendent’s spin on topic

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