Friday, August 20, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times: Steve Walsh, husband to Sara Walsh and aide to Vicky Hartzler, passes away

KC Star: Spouse of congressional candidate, a Hartzler staffer, dies after getting COVID

Columbia Missourian: Steve Walsh, Rep. Sara Walsh’s husband, died Thursday morning

P-D: Return to tradition as politicos gather at Ham Breakfast; Governor asks for moment of silence for Steve Walsh

KRES/KWIX: Governor extols self-responsibility in between servings of ham Local progressives, Democrats and hipsters promote Eric Greitens’ campaign

johncombest_com on Instagram: Video clip: 1994 U.S. Senate debate moderator/referee tries to calm down an agitated Alan Wheat (D)

SNL: Missouri will get $9B+ from federal infrastructure package – where will the money go?

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Sen. Blunt touts importance of flood prevention during visit to Brunswick levee

Brownfield Ag News: Missouri to invest $400 million in broadband

Columbia Missourian: Gov. Parson announces $400 million broadband plan

The Missouri Times: July jobs report shows substantial employment gains over 2020

SE Missourian: Rep. Jamie Burger (R-Benton) speaks to Scott City Area Chamber of Commerce, talks Wayfair and plans to run for assistant majority floor leader

P-D: Plans underway in Missouri to let some employees work remotely

Missouri Independent’s Tessa Weinberg: “Kirk Matthews [sic]” announces that Todd Richardson is returning to lead Missouri’s Medicaid program in mid-September mid-morning update: Mathews’ name corrected, without acknowledgement or attribution

Missouri Independent: Judge to rule soon on Missouri bill to block enforcement of federal gun laws

SNL: Is Missouri’s Second Amendment Preservation Act constitutional? A judge will soon decide

P-D: St. Louis City, St. Louis County head to court in lawsuit against Missouri over new gun law

The Missouri Times: Rocheport bridge replacement set to begin in coming weeks

The Missouri Times: PSC approves Evergy West rate increase

The Missouri Times: A win for AG Eric Schmitt as judge blocks St. Louis County mask mandate

KC Star: Schmitt earns victory in battle to stop St. Louis County mask mandate

The Missouri Times: Schmitt challenges Jackson County mask mandate Roundup of TV, radio coverage of Schmitt mask mandate lawsuit

KC Star: Schmitt sues Jackson County over mask mandate

P-D: State, regional China virus update

SE Missourian: Regional China virus update

P-D editorial: New Missouri law, not yet in effect, already aiding bad guys with guns

JCNT editorial: Lowering state’s substitute teacher standards is unfortunate

Columbia Missourian’s George Kennedy: Mocking a Josh Hawley campaign fundraising letter

SNL op-ed: Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation’s Ryan Jayne: School choice bill will fail students – especially LGBTQIA*s

St. Louis Public Radio intern Kendall Crawford: White people, including GOP state lawmakers Doug Richey and Nick Schroer, seek to stifle the soul of education by oppositing critical race theory

St. Louis Public Radio’s Sarah Fentem: Vaccine advocacy series: Getting a vaccine gives little kiddos layers of protection

P-D letter: Des Peres septuagenarian predicts deaths caused by China virus at Missouri State Fair will eclipse death total from Haiti earthquake, urges votes against Gov. Parson – who is not running for re-election

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