Saturday, August 21, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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SNL: National Guard facility in Springfield named for Blunt, who championed federal funding

SNL: Photo gallery: Ribbon cutting ceremony for new Missouri National Guard Roy Blunt Aviation Logistics Facility

Brownfield Ag News: Missouri Ag Director Chris Chinn pleased with broadband funds in bipartisan U.S. Senate bill

Washington Missourian: Dave Schatz still weighing U.S. Senate campaign

The Missouri Times: Inside the race for Missouri’s 4th Congressional District: Geography, current candidate field and potential candidates

SNL: Springfield teacher charged with participating in Jan. 6 riot at U.S. Capitol

KC Star: Missouri elementary school teacher charged in Capitol riot 6 months after her husband

St. Joseph News-Press: Partisans tasked with drawing legislative district lines get off to partisan start

The Missouri Times: Wentzville Democrat says she’s running for Bob Onder’s open state Senate seat; Jenna Roberson seeks to fill Democratic ballot slot in safe GOP area

P-D: Steve Tilley’s Strategic Holdings acquires former Monsanto/Bayer hangar in Chesterfield; Bayer selling off assets, begins St. Louis downsizing as part of “Bayer 2022” layoffs plan

The Missouri Times: Kurtis Gregory trots away with State Fair prize

Missourinet: Missouri Public Defender System on track to have largest staffing boost since 1989

JCNT: Department of Corrections recruiting efforts off to positive start

Missouri Independent: Yesterday’s story on Missouri Medicaid corrected, without acknowledgement of the error (details in yesterday’s headlines)

St. Louis Public Radio: Court finds Ameren violated Clean Air Act, must install pollution controls at JeffCo plant

P-D: U.S. Court of Appeals: Ameren must install scrubbers at Jefferson County coal plant

CDT: Clemency rally for triple-murderer Ernest Lee Johnson draws nearly a dozen in Columbia

SE Missourian: Regional China virus update

KC Star: State, regional China virus update

KC Star: University of Kansas Health System official says KC area hospital staff are feeling “tired and stretched” from doing their jobs

Joplin Globe editorial: Vaccines a must for nursing home staff

Missouri Independent op-ed: Phill Brooks: On impeachment of governors; Historical perspective on Eric Greitens, Andrew Cuomo, and Judy Moriarity

Missouri Independent’s Allison Kite: As Missouri CAFOs cram thousands of animals into confined spaces and pump manure underground, AG’s office tries to argue that hodgepodge of amendments in House Bill 271 was appropriate

P-D op-ed: St. Mary’s Hospital nurse: I am so angry at people who choose to decline COVID vaccine that seeing a wacky bumper sticker made me cry

P-D letter: University City septuagenarian opposes state vaccination campaign because some money will go to advertising and “ad men”

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