Thursday, August 19, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

Published (updated: ) in Missouri Political News - Daily Headlines. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , .

JCNT: Steve Walsh passes away

Sara Walsh on Twitter: My best friend and beloved husband Steve Walsh was welcomed to Heaven’s glory into the arms of Jesus Christ his Lord and Savior

The Missouri Times: Blunt: Accessible, affordable Internet vital for Missouri

Columbia Missourian: Sen. Blunt holds roundtable on rural broadband access, answers questions on Afghanistan and China virus

SE Missourian: Eric Schmitt to headline Bootheel Conservative Republicans event in Scott County on 9/11; Gov. Parson or Lt. Gov. Kehoe also expected to attend

P-D’s Jack Suntrup: Patient health questionnaire series: Eric Greitens says he has not received COVID vaccine

The Missouri Times: Kalena Bruce, conservative cattle farmer, jumps into race for Missouri’s 4th Congressional District

KSHB: Kalena Bruce, 5th generation cattle farmer from Stockton, to run for Congress

Washington Missourian: Rep. Aaron Griesheimer (R-Washington) makes bid for state Senate

The Missouri Times: DOJ asks court to block ‘plainly unconstitutional’ Second Amendment Preservation Act

Missouri Independent: DOJ asks court to block Missouri’s Second Amendment Preservation Act

KCUR: Biden’s DOJ says Missouri’s new 2nd Amendment law is ‘legally invalid’

KC Star: Feds say KCPD, Missouri police are cutting off ATF from evidence in gun crimes

Missouri Independent: Off the couch and back to work: Missouri payrolls add 15,000 jobs in month after Gov. Parson stopped federal unemployment aid

St. Joseph News-Press: Gov. Parson shares thoughts on mechanics of Medicaid expansion funding

The Missouri Times: Here are Missouri elected officials’ go-to State Fair foods

SNL: Springfield school employees say CRT-based training violated rights; Training material claimed Make America Great Again was a form of white supremacy, other conservative-shaming lessons

P-D: Chesterfield renews Jefferson City lobbying contract with Gamble & Schlemeier

KCUR: Overview: Recent developments in the effort to free convicted triple-murderer Kevin Strickland

Missouri Independent: COVID cases statewide decline slowly from peak set in first week of July

Missouri Independent: Nursing home operators say Biden’s vaccine ultimatum will make staffing shortages worse

Missouri Independent: DHSS working with DESE to set up school COVID testing programs; Emergency contract for a vendor is being finalized

SE Missourian: Area health officials updating virus numbers more regularly

P-D: Dept. of Conservation closes headquarters for two days due to confirmed China virus case

P-D: As U.S. plans for first round of boosters, St. Louis area officials again ramp up for COVID-19 vaccinations

The Missouri Times op-ed: MOKAN Executive Director Yaphett El-Amin: Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program is right for Missouri communities

KC Star’s Luke Nozicka: Kevin Strickland’s lawyers drop one case to focus on potentially faster path to freedom and justice

P-D letter: Shrewsbury sexagenarian says Republicans dying from COVID will “improve the human race”

FAQ for readers and journalists