Thursday, September 9, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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97.1 FM Talk (St. Louis): Mark Reardon Show: Billy Long on Afghanistan (21:00), Biden’s mental state (26:00)

P-D: Thousands pay respects to Wentzville Marine killed in Afghanistan

JCNT: 9/11 memorial comes to Jefferson City with patriotic escort

johncombest_com on Instagram: 9/9/99: Freshman state Rep. Matt Blunt (age 28) makes pitch to St. Louis Area Young Republicans in secretary of state bid

Kirksville Daily Express: Phillips Media Group purchases Kirksville Daily Express from Gannett

The Missouri Times: Veto session fundraiser calendar: The Missouri Times 100+ Event featuring roast of John Rizzo; “coffee and keto”; many, many more

Washington Missourian: John Kiehne seeks to fill Democratic ballot slot for safe GOP state Senate seat; Teacher lost to Sen. Dave Schatz by 27 points in 2018, lost to Dottie Bailey by 30 points in 2020

SNL: Lawyer for Rep. Tricia Derges (R-Nixa) asks to dismiss trial, criticizing feds’ handling of case; Derges says she will run for Sen. Eric Burlison’s open seat

JCNT: Missouri lawmakers set agricultural priorities

The Missouri Times: Missouri lawmakers consider extension of lapsing ag tax credits

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri businesses now must grant unpaid leave for survivors of domestic or sexual violence

The Missouri Times: Colleen Coble retiring from Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence after 33 years

P-D: Missouri marijuana industry urges users to speak out against Missouri ad restrictions

SNL: 22-year-old Neosho public school teacher John M. Wallis quits, throws Twitter tizzy after complaints over gay flag; House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade (D-Springfield) weighs in

Riverfront Times (St. Louis), December 2020: Webster University LGBTQIA*/Black Lives Matter activist John M. Wallis: I resent the people in my hometown of Neosho, and I never want to go back there ever again (link via Springfield News-Leader)

Joplin Globe: 22-year-old who quit job after one (1) conversation regarding gay-flag display files discrimination complaint with U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights

KC Star: Gay teacher folds, goes on emotional Twitter tirade after early feedback on gay flag

The Missouri Times: House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade (D-Springfield) weighs in again on last week’s LGBTQ display kerfuffle Superminority Democrats could demand action on meaningful issues, instead fixate on historical exhibit

SNL: A week after final resolution, House Superminority leader pens new complaint regarding LGBTQ display

Missouri Independent: Democrats want gay display moved

Missouri Independent: Generate Health, a “black maternal group,” says Ameren rate hike “simply unconscionable”

SE Missourian: Regional China virus update

JCNT editorial: Despite declines, Missouri’s economy performing well

KC Star editorial: Missouri’s Bright Flight and A+ scholarships are merit-based, and therefore unfair to black students

KC Star’s Mara Rose Williams: Missouri’s gun culture makes kids shooting kids as normal as cotton candy at a carnival

Columbia Missourian’s Olivia Apostolovski: State’s repeal of motorcycle helmet law is killing Missourians

P-D’s Janet Y. Jackson: For new Medicaid beneficiaries, bureaucracy is no simple task

P-D letter: Eureka Mayor Sean Flower responds to liberal Kevin McDermott’s anti-Eric Schmitt column, praises Missouri AG

P-D letter: Crestwood sexagenarian deems relocation of gay display “reprehensible,” unloads upon Rush Limbaugh (deceased), Gov. Mike Parson and Eric Schmitt

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