Friday, August 27, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times: Missouri’s 4th congressional district GOP primary candidates weigh in on Afghanistan

johncombest_com on Instagram: <REDACTED> e-mail: Steve Walsh reached out to people going through a hard time. Do you?

AP: Jay Ashcroft’s office finds two cases of alleged double-voting

AP: Race groups to rally in D.C. this weekend; Harry Belafonte’s “The Gathering for Justice” fund unhappy with Missouri’s voting-integrity laws

KCMO (Kansas City): Rep. Jeff Coleman (R-Grain Valley) on series of public forums to discuss Critical Race Theory in schools, talks legislative approaches; thoughts on Gov. Parson’s “lack of movement” on masks and vaccine issues (5:10)

Missouri Independent: Lawmakers seek accounting of emergency purchasing authority given to Missouri agencies

P-D: Video gambling company Accel Entertainment contributing to Dem, GOP campaigns

The Missouri Times: DHSS increases WIC security following audit recommendations

Fox 2 (St. Louis): Thousands of requests for recourse were unmet in 2020; new state task force hopes to help victims of sexual assault

Missouri Independent’s Tessa Weinberg: Attorneys argue Missouri is violating federal law on Medicaid expansion delays; Comments from Chuck Hatfield’s team, DSS, MO HealthNet’s “Kirk Matthews [sic]”

P-D: Attorneys for Medicaid expansion say Missouri breaking federal law by delaying enrollment

Missourinet: MoDOT project explores how mixing plastics with asphalt could pave the way for better roads in Missouri

The Missouri Times: ‘A fond farewell’: Benton mural model reflects on iconic piece of history

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske: Event promo: Frizz Fest swap meet at Tower Grove Park to feature politicians, others celebrating black women’s hair

Columbia Missourian: PrideFest kicks off two-day celebration tomorrow; Photo of 3-year-old girl casting baffled look at drag queen

SNL: For southwest Missouri vaccine lottery winners, a welcome surprise

AP: New Missouri sites announced for infusion treatments

St. Louis Public Radio: SEIU supports vaccine mandate for nursing home workers

P-D: Judge upholds Missouri law on local health orders

St. Louis Public Radio: Councilmembers hit reset button on public mask order

P-D editorial: Eric Schmitt’s litigious pandering shouldn’t be rewarded with a U.S. Senate seat

KC Star editorial: They risk their lives to protect people from COVID, and yet face ridicule and attacks

St. Louis Public Radio op-ed: Kaiser Health News’ Rachana Pradhan: What Missouri learned the hard way about rapid COVID testing in schools

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