Friday, September 3, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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KSGF (Springfield): Nick Reed Show: Tim Garrison, former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, on effects of U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, capture/torture/murder of one of his interpreters, more

The Missouri Times: Hartzler, Luetkemeyer, Smith, Wagner back efforts to honor service members killed in Afghanistan

The Missouri Times: University of Missouri Board of Curators votes to name health facility after Blunt

JCNT: FEMA approves funding for June flooding expenses

SE Missourian: Eric Schmitt and Jay Ashcroft to speak at Bootheel Conservative Republicans’ 9/11 event in Scott County

KRCG (Jefferson City): Sara Walsh resumes campaign for Congress

johncombest_com on Instagram: Video clip: Dole/Kemp Labor Day 1996 rally, part 2: A young(er) Carl Bearden, Bill Kenney, John Ashcroft, Kenny Hulshof, others Kansas City Star ‘reimagined’ costs subscribers big bucks; paid print circulation cut roughly in half since end of 2017

St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking podcast: A closer look at federal COVID-19 money that’s flowing to Missouri; Jason Rosenbaum and new hire Sarah Kellogg hear from state Budget Director Dan Haug and Sen. Dan Hegeman (R-Cosby) about what’s already spent, spending priorities, and likelihood of upgrading state’s IT system

JCNT: One in four Missouri state employees have contracted China virus

JCNT: Missouri Housing Development Commission increases support for Missouri projects challenged by inflation

Missouri Independent: November trial set for lawsuit challenging $1.4 billion Missouri prison health care contract

Missouri Independent: Rep. Peter Merideth (D-St. Louis City) promotes letter to Budget Director Dan Haug regarding spending oversight

The Missouri Times: LGBTQ history display moved from Missouri Capitol

KCUR: Power of one: How Uriah Stark, legislative aide to Rep. Mitch Boggs (R-La Russell), got the ball rolling on gay display removal

KC Star: Legislative aide, GOP state reps navigate bureaucracy to move LGBTQ promo

SNL: Nay nay, gay display: GOP Reps. Brian Seitz, Ann Kelley succeed in getting LGBTQ exhibit removed from Capitol

Missouri Independent: Twink twink, nudge nudge: LGBTQ exhibit shoved “back in the closet,” quips Razer

P-D: Grindr to a halt: Gay history exhibit removed from museum at Missouri Capitol No Razer edge: Amid housing crisis, deadly crime uptick and pandemic, Senate Superminority Caucus focuses on historical exhibits Kansas City Kevin Strickland retrial redux roundup

JCNT: State trending upward in fatal crashes

SE Missourian: Regional China virus update

KC Star editorial: Jay Ashcroft’s aim to ban ballot curing in Missouri is really just voter suppression

KC Star editorial: Missouri honoring Confederate traitors is great, but gay history? Back in the closet

SNL Editor-in-Chief Amos Bridges: The News-Leader is far from achieving its corporate-mandated 2025 race and gender quotas, but I found one (1) black and one (1) woman to fill slots this year, and I will double down on recruitment efforts to find more females

St. Louis Public Radio/Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s “Sharing America” racism reporter Andrea Henderson: The racism of rent: Grown women explain how their failure to pay their bills led to “panic attacks,” being “physically ill,” other maladies before state of Missouri paid their rent for them

KC Star’s Jonathan Shorman: As Missouri Republicans entertain baseless conspiracy theories, Jay Ashcroft wants to ban local election workers from helping correct mistakes on absentee ballots

The Missouri Times op-ed: Josh Kezer: Eric Schmitt is devoid of empathy

KC Star’s Jonathan Shorman and Jeanne Kuang: Despite COVID surge, Republican Eric Schmitt tells parents they can ignore vital mask rules for kids

Columbia Missourian op-ed: Retired Teachers Association President Gale Hairston: Eric Schmitt wrong on school mask mandates

P-D letter: St. Louis County man theorizes that Missouri officials seeking to reduce unemployment are motivated by cruelty

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